Gender Nonconforming, LGBTQIA, Transgender

Mental Health Comorbidity Examined in Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth

Mental Health Comorbidity Examined in Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth:

Research published in Pediatrics indicated a higher prevalence ratio of certain mental health disorders in transgender and/or gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth compared with cisgender controls, suggesting an urgent need for improved measures of social and clinical support.

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Thousands of teens will undergo ‘conversion therapy’ in near future, study estimates

Thousands of teens will undergo ‘conversion therapy’ in near future, study estimates:

“Conversion therapy continues to be used on LGBTQ youth in the U.S. despite widespread support for ending the controversial practice, according to a new report.”

(Via.NBCNews)

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LGBTQ

Schools Are Failing LGBTQ Youth, But Here’s How You Can Help

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Schools Are Failing LGBTQ Youth, But Here’s How You Can Help:

“School can be a tough environment for anyone, but for LGBTQ youth, facing harassment,  bullying, and abuse can make a serious impact in both their short- and long-term health. And according to recent data from the Human Rights Watch, state-run schools are failing LGBTQ youth in the United States by not doing something that should be a requirement: Keeping them safe. Safety is integral to having a healthy and happy learning experience, and when schools fail to keep their students safe, they’re fundamentally failing in their mission.”

(Via. Bustle)

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Illegalize the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors nationwide | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

Illegalize the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors nationwide | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government:

“Gay conversion therapy is an aversion therapy that aims to change one’s sexual orientation through, most commonly, the use of negative/painful stimuli, such as electric shocks, and pairing that with homo-erotic imagery. It has been condemned by not only the APA, but the international community as a barbaric and torturous process. Widely regarded as pseudoscience, the one study that suggests any success in this process, performed by Robert Spitzer, not only had a small sample size of 200 subjects, but was later renounced by Spitzer himself. These practices can lead to increased rates of suicide among those who take part in the programs, and many are forced into these programs by their legal guardians. Let’s put a stop to this torture.”

(Via. We the People)

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Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight | Reuters

Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight | Reuters:

“The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide within weeks whether to hear a major transgender rights case for the first time, a dispute involving which bathroom a Virginia high school student can use, but the justices have reasons to duck the issue.”

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Gender

Transgender Youth Don’t Have Anything Wrong With Their Hormones

Transgender Youth Don’t Have Anything Wrong With Their Hormones:

“A group of researchers may have put to rest the speculation still lingering in some medical literature that transgender people’s experiences are the result of a hormone imbalance.”

(Via. Newsweek)

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Are transgender rights next in fight for equality?

Are transgender rights next in fight for equality?:

“The June Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across the county was a major victory for LGBT activists nationwide. But even as activists celebrated, they also spoke about the ways their work isn’t over yet. In Wisconsin, as in many other states, the next goal for many in the LGBT community is the creation of robust anti-discrimination laws.”

(Via. Wausau Daily Herald)

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