“Transgender Rules” and the Doublespeak of Anti-LGBT Rhetoric

“Transgender Rules” and the Doublespeak of Anti-LGBT Rhetoric:

The doublespeak is strong here.

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Crossdreamers: “Transvestism” is on its way out of the WHO health manual, but its makers leave a loophole for further invalidation of transgender people

Crossdreamers: “Transvestism” is on its way out of the WHO health manual, but its makers leave a loophole for further invalidation of transgender people:

“Transvestism” is on its way out of the WHO health manual, but its makers leave a loophole for further invalidation of transgender people

“Embracing a child when they come out as transgender can be a matter of life and death” – Vox

“Embracing a child when they come out as transgender can be a matter of life and death” – Vox:

At age 6, Sarah McBride used building blocks to create a make-believe version of the place she dreamed to visit one day: the White House. McBride’s early dreams came true. She Transginterned at the White House in 2012, during her senior year at American University — where she came out publicly as transgender at the end of her term as student body president. And at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she made history, becoming the first transgender person to speak at a national convention.

McBride’s new memoir, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality, describes her experience as a trans woman, helping Delaware become the 17th state to protect trans people from discrimination, and her relationship with Andy Cray — a transgender man and activist — who died of cancer at the age of 28, only days after their wedding.

McBride says addressing trans equality is a life-or-death matter. “When I think of families accepting and embracing their transgender children,” she told me, “I remember when a mom of a transgender daughter said: ‘When my child came out, I was faced with a decision — whether I wanted a happy daughter or a dead son.’”

Transgender High School Student Tells Her Emotional Coming Out Story | PEOPLE.com

Transgender High School Student Tells Her Emotional Coming Out Story | PEOPLE.com:

Gia, a 14-year-old transgender student, wanted a fresh start at her new campus as she prepared to move from middle school to high school. To get the process going, she wrote a letter to the entire school announcing her plans to transition to living as a girl.

The Fractured Relationship Between The Trans and Gay Community

The Fractured Relationship Between The Trans and Gay Community:

When broaching this story, I must acknowledge the sensitivity of it. In this forward, I would be negligent to imply that the contents apply to all gay or transgender people. I have wonderful gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and non-conforming people in my life who ardently stand against much of what this article details. It is intended to speak on a much broader, social scale.

Up for debate – The New Inquiry

Up for debate – The New Inquiry:

IN the postmortems on the 2016 U.S. election from across the liberal-left spectrum, it became relatively common to see oblique references to the TERF wars. Writers from Mark Lilla to Angela Nagle implied that precious liberals and oversensitive pronoun policing alienated the working class and supercharged the alt-right. The Clinton campaign’s cynical weaponization of wokeness hadn’t helped, oozing cultural snobbery as it switched between surface-level identitarian pandering and positions backing corporate welfare and militarism. One of the most dispiriting legacies of that disastrous election is the number of newly radicalized U.S. leftists who seem suspicious of any particularist claims on the grounds that they pose a threat to unifying calls for economic justice.

Why Internalized Transphobia is the Hardest Battle | Rachel Williams

Why Internalized Transphobia is the Hardest Battle | Rachel Williams:

Am I a man? Or a woman? Or something else? Internalized transphobia is what happens when trans people unconsciously buy into the belief that, e.g., trans women are really deep down men and trans men are really deep down women. That biology will never change. That biology is destiny – gender is immutable. Often internalized transphobia is based on the toxic idea of cis-normative