Chief executive of transgender children’s charity Mermaids resigns

Chief executive of transgender children’s charity Mermaids resigns

The chief executive of the transgender children’s charity Mermaids has resigned, the organisation has said.

Susie Green’s departure after six years was announced in a statement on the charity’s website, but no explanation was given about what was behind the move.

Why Jon Stewart’s Humiliation of an Anti-Trans Official Is So Important

Why Jon Stewart’s Humiliation of an Anti-Trans Official Is So Important

Jon Stewart: Comedian. Political commentator. Liberal conscience of a nation (in the W. Bush era). Resistance™ hero. Occasional transphobic joke-maker. That guy from The Daily Show is back, and he’s got something new for East Coast liberal elites to pat themselves on the back over: On his new season of The Problem With Jon Stewart, the host aims his signature blend of jokey entertainment and substantive politics discussion at the topic of youth transgender health care.

10/31/22

I would have liked to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween but my thoughts were derailed after getting the mail. It seems we have a local group I was unaware of which has decided to rear it’s ugly head just in time for the mid terms.

There was a “news” paper style mailer which tries to copy the look of our county news paper but is nothing more a giant political ad attacking Democrats and liberals with inflammatory and misleading “headlines” in what they claim is a “special sex education edition”,

I’m not going to reprint any of garbage they call “news” other than to point out all of the “stories” are resourced from other right wing, evangelical outlets none of which are local from what I can tell. Following is a list of “headlines” which is more than they deserve.

“No more boys and girls? Pritzker family leads push to replace “myth” of biology”

“Naperville 3rd grade teacher instructs boys how to act like girls”

Besides the attacks on Transgender and sex education related issues, they are also going all out on a bill known as the SAFE-T act which is going into effect in January.

All on the front page.

There is more stomach churning information in this eight page document, but I’m sure you get the point.

And yes, I know full well sharing this makes my location easy to find, but you know what, I quit worrying about that a long time ago.

Rapid response: Live coverage of Florida Board of Medicine 28 October 2022 anti-trans rulemaking meeting (raw)

Rapid response: Live coverage of Florida Board of Medicine 28 October 2022 anti-trans rulemaking meeting (raw)

On October 28, 2022, the Florida Board of Medicine and Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine held a joint meeting to advance a politically-motivated ban on any medical transition treatment for youth under 18, including puberty blockers, HRT or surgeries, outside of yet-to-be-defined exceptions for “clinical trials”. This illegitimate process, featuring invited far-right experts with religious precommitments to transphobia and a DeSantis appointee on the Board working in secret with anti-trans groups SEGM and Genspect, is also the first time this medical transition care for youth has been banned at the state level by executive action rather than a legislative act.

TheWashington Examiner Really Seems to Loathe Trans People. Why Did It Run This Story?

Only a certain kind of subject, and a certain kind of writer, could slip through this front of the culture wars.

The Washington Examiner Really Seems to Loathe Trans People. Why Did It Run This Story?

The Washington Examiner is a right-wing, tabloid-style news outlet with a particular nasty streak when it comes to coverage of transgender issues. “Trans women must sign up for military draft,” one recent news story read, explaining that the same policy that has governed the draft all my life—one that doesn’t take trans lives into account—continues to be in effect. It’s not news, but it’s mean to trans people, so it runs. There are many, many examples. “Your four-year-old child is not transgender,” reads a commentary one day. “A religious freedom lawsuit against transgender orthodoxy,” goes another opinion piece. And on and on. I’ve been following right-leaning coverage of transgender topics as part of an accountability project—Assigned Media—that I recently launched. And one recent item in the Examiner’s opinion section struck me as being quite different from the rest of the pack.

NASHVILLE: Thousands rally near State Capitol to end medical care for transgender kids

Two rallies surrounding gender-affirming care

Two rallies surrounding gender-affirming care merged into one in downtown Nashville on Friday evening.

This all comes after conservative blogger Matt Walsh took issue with gender-affirmation care procedures at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Walsh — a Daily Wire conservative commentator, who questions LGBTQ rights — said he considered the care to be that of castration and mutilation to minors and adults.