No more medical paperwork to change gender on Illinois licenses
CHICAGO — Illinois residents no longer need to have medial paperwork to update the gender marker on state driver’s licences and IDs.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the secretary of state’s office has introduced a new form this week allowing transgender, intersex and non-binary people correct the marker on their licenses.
Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Fluid – The New York Times:
Entitled “Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education,” the document seemed to lay down a line on how far the Vatican was willing to go.
3 in 5 people will deliberately misgender a trans person to show disrespect / LGBTQ Nation:
Three in five people internationally report that they would intentionally misgender a transgender person, according to a recent survey.
Given the shift in attitudes in the US toward LGB and especially Transgender people thanks in large part to the influence of the Evangelical Right, Mike Pence, and the Trump administration, seeing this is more disappointing than surprising.
Prominent lesbian attorney slams transgender activism as a ‘men’s rights movement’ | Daily Mail Online:
Lawyer Kara Dansky, a spokeswoman for the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), condemned the transgender rights movement on Monday.
Transgender identities: a conversation between two philosophers | Aeon Essays:
The conversation about trans identities has been riven by bitter divisions. Two philosophers offer radically different perspectives
Transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming people #WontBeErased by pseudoscience | Not-Binary.org:
As scientists, we are compelled to write to you, our elected representatives, about the current administration’s proposal to legally define gender as a binary condition determined at birth, based on genitalia, and with plans to clarify disputes using “genetic testing”.1 This proposal is fundamentally inconsistent not only with science, but also with ethical practices, human rights, and basic dignity.2
Trump Administration’s Definition of “Gender” Is Not Science | Psychology Today:
On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration plans to define “gender” based on people’s external genitalia, as part of their larger efforts to roll back protections for transgender Americans. They say they plan to implement a definition of gender “grounded in science.” As a physician who studies gender, I can tell you this is ludicrous. There is no scientific definition of gender.
Not sure if this a good thing or not…
Scientists find DNA clues to gender identity in transwoman database:
Transgender identity might be genetically determined, at least partially, results from the world’s largest study of transwomen reveal.
New Bill Would Force TSA to Adopt ‘Gender-Neutral’ Screenings:
U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice, a New York Democrat, has introduced a new bill that compels the Transportation Security Administration to adopt gender-neutral technologies and screening techniques.