Tag Archives: gender identity

Ben Shapiro Vs Trans Reporter

Ben Shapiro really got into it with trans reporter Zoey Tur last night. Mediaite reports: Asked by host Dr. Drew Pinsky whether Jenner deserved the ESPY award after “courageously coming forward, for having been an athlete of great prowss, and now fighting a new battle,” Shapiro spilled his disdain for the entire concept of transgenderism: “What exactly is the battle? ...

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Ireland Approves Gender Identity Bill

Buzzfeed reports: Ireland’s parliament adopted one of the world’s most progressive gender identity laws on Wednesday, following the country’s historic popular vote for marriage equality in May. In June, Ireland’s cabinet announced that it had agreed to change a draft gender identity law first unveiled in December last year to remove a provision that would require a doctor to sign ...

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MINNESOTA: Trans Man Goes Viral With His #Occupotty Selfies Campaign

Via Rochester, Minnesota’s NBC affiliate: Minnesota lawmakers introduced legislation that would require high school students to use the locker rooms and restrooms determined by their birth sex. Now, local transgender advocates are fighting back and the response is going viral. “I don’t think any women want me walking into the bathroom with them,” laughed Michael Hughes. Hughes is a transgender ...

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Today In Assholery

Crowder, an alleged comedian, was the main host of CPAC in 2011 and gained national attention in 2012 after he was exposed as having selectively edited a video that he claimed showed him getting sucker-punched during a brawl at a union protest in Michigan. He was fired by Fox News in 2013 shortly after insulting Sean Hannity. These days he ...

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TODAY: Day Of Action To Pass Trans Rights In New York State Senate

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act has passed in the New York Assembly SEVEN times, but shamefully it has never been allowed to come to a vote in the state Senate. Today openly gay Sen. Brad Hoylman (above right) and Sen. Daniel Squadron will attend a rally at the state capitol building. Via press release from the Empire State Pride Agenda: ...

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CHARLOTTE: Christians Rally Against Proposed LGBT Rights Ordinance

Follow local journalist Matt Comer as he reports from the scene via Twitter.

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ARKANSAS: Eureka Springs Approves Sweeping Anti-Discrimination Protections, But It May All Be For Naught

City officials in the popular LGBT resort town of Eureka Springs last night unanimously approved a sweeping rights ordinance just days before the Arkansas legislature is due to enact a ban on any such laws in the state. Ordinance 2223 was rushed through three readings at Monday’s meeting so it would become city law before a bill in the state ...

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ExxonMobil Adds LGBT Protections

JMG reader Mike forwards us yesterday’s message from ExxonMobil’s LGBT employee group, which notes that the company’s board of directors has approved the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes. In July 2014 ExxonMobil announced that it would comply with President Obama’s executive order regarding companies with federal contracts, but at that time a company spokesman would ...

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TEXAS: Plano’s Just-Approved LGBT Rights Ordinance Has Some Big Loopholes

Some of us listening closely during last night’s LGBT rights debate in Plano, Texas picked up on a worrying comment by the city attorney that seemed to indicate that there are “religious freedom” and other loopholes in the ordinance. There are and they are troublesome. According to the revised ordinance, discrimination based on a resident’s sexual orientation or gender identity ...

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FBI Issues 2013 Hate Crime Statistics, Gender Identity Bias Listed For First Time

From the FBI: Today, the FBI released its annual Hate Crime Statistics report, which revealed that 5,928 hate crime incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by our law enforcement partners to the Bureau’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in 2013. These hate crime incidents impacted a total of 7,242 victims—which are defined as individuals, businesses, institutions, or society as a ...

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Michigan Pastors: We’ll Go To Jail Rather Than Obey Proposed LGBT Rights Law

A coalition of anti-gay pastors rallied on the steps of Michigan’s capitol building on Friday to declare that they will go to jail before obeying the proposed inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in state anti-discrimination laws. From a press release published by Christian Newswire: “We, the undersigned Christian Pastors of the State of Michigan declare our opposition to ...

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COLORADO: Denver Gay Bar Found Guilty Of Discriminating Against Man In Drag

Colorado civil rights officials have ruled that a Denver gay bar discriminated when its bouncers refused entry to a man in drag. Via the Associated Press: The civil rights division of the state’s Department of Regulatory Agencies has ordered the Denver Wrangler to resolve the dispute with Vito Marzano, a gay man who was wearing a dress and wig when ...

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Obama Announces Executive Order On Gender Identity At LGBT Pride Event

Via Politico: President Barack Obama said Monday that the White House is preparing an executive order banning job discrimination among federal employees on the basis of gender identity. Obama mentioned the planned measure while addressing a White House reception marking LGBT Pride Month. The White House announced earlier this month that the president also intends to sign an executive order ...

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HOUSTON: Anti-Gay Nut Launches Drive To Repeal Gender Identity Protections

Anti-gay activist Dave Wilson has launched a drive to repeal the gender identity portion of Houston’s just-approved LGBT rights ordinance. It reads: Except as required by State or Federal law, the City of Houston shall only define “Gender Identity” as an individual’s innate identification, as either male or female, which is assigned at birth. Perceived gender Identification is not allowed ...

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Wonder Woman Sends Love To Tomboy

Last night LGBT ally Lynda Carter posted the above message on her Facebook page. Her fans are applauding and one responded, “Lynda Carter just became more of a hero to me for this post. This was me in the late 70’s early 80’s.” (Via the Randy Report) RELATED:  In 2011 Lynda Carter was the grand marshal of the NYC Pride ...

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Liberty Counsel Offers To Defend School Against Lawsuit From Tomboy’s Family

Earlier this week a Christian grade school in Roanoke, Virginia earned international headlines for telling an eight year-old tomboy that she could not return to class until she looks more like a girl because her style of dress was sexually immoral. Yesterday the anti-gay Liberty Counsel offered to defend the school if the child’s family decides to sue. On Wednesday, ...

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Facebook Offers 50 Gender Options

CNN reports: You don’t have to be strictly a man or a woman on Facebook anymore. In a nod to the “it’s complicated” sexual identities of many of its users, the social network on Thursday added a third “custom” gender option for people’s profiles. In addition to Male or Female, Facebook now lets U.S. users choose among some 50 additional ...

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Parents Of Cross-Dressing Children Appear On The Today Show

A blog post written by a mother about her son dressing in drag for Halloween has spawned a national discussion about gender identity in children.

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College Of William & Mary Elects Trans Homecoming Queen

The students of the College of William and Mary have elected their first ever transgender homecoming queen. Jessee Vasold [left] took the field Saturday at halftime of the Williamsburg school’s football game against James Madison. The junior and other members of the homecoming court were introduced to the crowd and posed for pictures. Vasold identifies as “genderqueer,” a term for ...

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