‘Inside I Was a Girl, but No One Knew It’: The Incredible Story of Rina, a Transgender Fourth-grader

‘Inside I Was a Girl, but No One Knew It’: The Incredible Story of Rina, a Transgender Fourth-grader

Rina. Credit Tomer Appelbaum

At 5, she knew she was a girl in a boy’s body. At 7, she changed her name and came out to her classmates. Now Rina’s parents are sharing their journey to understanding that their daughter is transgender. Along the way they’ve found that they are not alone.

Lawmakers in the US Unleash Barrage of Anti-Transgender Bills

Proposed Laws Threaten Health, Rights of Trans Kids

… lawmakers in the US state of South Dakota will consider a bill that would make it a felony for healthcare providers to give gender-affirming care to minors. If passed, medical professionals who provide transgender children with puberty blockers, hormones, or other transition-related care would face up to 10 years in prison.

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Conservatives, religious right go to the outer limits of audacity in exploiting case of transgender child

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Conservatives, religious right go to the outer limits of audacity in exploiting case of transgender child:

Analyzing and refuting the inaccuracies lodged against the lgbt community by religious conservative organizations. Lies in the name of God are still lies.

ROGD researcher caught lying to the press

 

ROGD researcher caught lying to the press

 

 

Recently the author of a Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) study lied to a credulous Canadian reporter who printed misleading medical and psychological information that can encourage parents to withhold evidence-based care from their children. The following is an excerpt from Canada’s The Globe and Mailnewspaper:

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Family Research Council, Breitbart exploit hysteria to warp legitimate study about transgender children

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Family Research Council, Breitbart exploit hysteria to warp legitimate study about transgender children:

Today, FRC, with the help of extreme right-wing crap sheet Breitbart, is taking a different path. The group is calling out legitimate science:

Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents | From the American Academy of Pediatrics | Pediatrics

Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents | From the American Academy of Pediatrics | Pediatrics:

As a traditionally underserved population that faces numerous health disparities, youth who identify as transgender and gender diverse (TGD) and their families are increasingly presenting to pediatric providers for education, care, and referrals. The need for more formal training, standardized treatment, and research on safety and medical outcomes often leaves providers feeling ill equipped to support and care for patients that identify as TGD and families. In this policy statement, we review relevant concepts and challenges and provide suggestions for pediatric providers that are focused on promoting the health and positive development of youth that identify as TGD while eliminating discrimination and stigma.

Ohio transgender reporting bill: Teachers would be forced to ‘out’ students to their parents – CNN

Ohio transgender reporting bill: Teachers would be forced to ‘out’ students to their parents – CNN:

Two Ohio state legislators want teachers to inform parents at the first sign that their child may be transgender.

Reps. Tom Brinkman and Paul Zeltwanger, both Republicans, introduced House Bill 658, which would force teachers to immediately notify parents if they see any signs of gender dysphoria. “If a government agent or entity has knowledge that a child under its care or supervision has exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner opposite of the child’s biological sex, the government agent or entity … shall immediately notify, in writing, each of the child’s parents and the child’s guardian or custodian. The notice shall describe the total circumstances with reasonable specificity,” the legislation says.