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Government surveys schools’ stand on gender identity disorder

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has launched a survey nationwide to schools on how they deal with the issue of gender identity disorder (GID) in their institutions. All schools from the elementary, junior and senior high school levels were included as participants of the survey.

Source: JDP

 

Fox News, CNN Ignore Their Own Advice On Transgender Coverage

Media critics on Fox News and CNN criticized a recent article that outed the inventor of a golf putter as a transgender woman. The two networks’ history of problematic transgender coverage suggests that CNN and Fox could stand to take their own advice.

Source: MediaMatters

 

Taking a stand: No jobs, no rights, transgender community decry social apathy

 Transgender and social activists have decided to kick off a rights campaign from today in the wake of recent police raids and discriminatory television programmes that have allegedly shown the community in a negative light.

Source: The Express Tribune

 

Transgender Men And Dating: Elliott Deline, Bill Roundy And Matt Kailey On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live guests offered their advice regarding transgender men and dating as part of a spirited discussion last week.

Source: Huffingtonpost

 

Transgender Musician Rae Spoon Takes On Sundance

At Sundance Film Festival’s Music Café last Tuesday, musician Rae Spoon sings on stage, armed with a guitar and laptop. Beginning with acoustic folk ballads, Spoon’s set eventually moves to a more electronic indie-pop-rock sound reminiscent of groups like Metric and Tegan and Sara. To explain the palatable shift, Spoon jokingly prefaces one of their (being transgender, Spoon prefers using gender-neutral pronouns) more experimental songs: “I was really inspired by the folk music in Germany—which is techno.”

Source: The Daily Beast

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