LGBTQ

I’m a transgender parent in Trump’s America. This is what it’s like

I’m a transgender parent in Trump’s America. This is what it’s like

I’m not just telling my child to be herself – I’m actually showing her what that looks like. Sometimes people don’t agree with you. Sometimes they’ll even fight against you. Sometimes you’ll feel unsafe

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LGBT, Transgender

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:

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LGBTQ, Transgender

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:

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Gender Diverse, LGBT, Transgender

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.

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LGBTQIA, Transgender

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.

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LGBT, Transgender

Ohio conservatives consider ‘license to abuse’ bill for parents of transgender kids – ThinkProgress

Ohio conservatives consider ‘license to abuse’ bill for parents of transgender kids – ThinkProgress:

Conservatives in Ohio are pushing a bill that would make it incredibly easy for parents to block their transgender kids from accessing the care they need. It’s perhaps one of the most dangerous anti-trans bills that has been introduced in any state.

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Transgender

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids : Health : WHYY

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids : Health : WHYY:

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project.

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