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  • Gamblers Doubling Down on Transgender Miss Universe Contestant to Win Pageant

    12/04/2018 7:06:04 PM PST · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    The Blast ^ | 12/04/18 | Gary Trock
    Miss Universe is breaking new ground at this year’s pageant with the first transgender contestant to ever compete for the crown, and those betting on the competition are declaring her a heavy favorite. Angela Ponce won her qualifying rounds in Spain and will represent her country at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. Ponce, who hails from Seville, was the first transgender woman to be crowned Miss Universe Spain and is competing to promote gender diversity and equality. As the competition nears, online bookies are taking action, and Ponce has grown to become the clear favorite with...
  • For nonbinary patients, seeking health care can be a painful task

    11/29/2018 12:28:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 29, 2018 | By Tatyana Bellamy-Walker
    When 19-year-old Kam Brooks was admitted to a behavioral health care facility in Sanford, Florida, after having suicidal thoughts, a nurse following her usual procedure asked the teen to remove personal items, including a bra. “It’s a chest binder, not a bra,” Brooks, who identifies as neither male nor female but as gender nonbinary, responded before changing into a long-sleeve shirt and gray sweatpants. During another interaction at the same facility, Aspire Health Partners, a nonprofit that caters to low-income patients, a counselor asked if Brooks was "male or female." This question, Brooks lamented, ignored the possibility that someone could...
  • Andrea Long Chu’s Fake Vagina

    11/26/2018 5:17:39 AM PST · by servo1969 · 115 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11-24-2018 | Rod Dreher
    Sit down and read this essay in The New York Times by Andrea Long Chu. It is, inadvertently, an icon of our radically disordered culture. Here's how it starts: Next Thursday, I will get a vagina. The procedure will last around six hours, and I will be in recovery for at least three months. Until the day I die, my body will regard the vagina as a wound; as a result, it will require regular, painful attention to maintain. This is what I want, but there is no guarantee it will make me happier. In fact, I don't expect it...
  • Hillary Clinton Honors Transgender People Who Were Killed In 2018 for Transgender Remembrance Day

    11/20/2018 1:18:12 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 20, 2018 | By Maria Perez
    Hillary Clinton listed the transgender people who were killed in 2018 to remember them for the 19th annual Transgender Remembrance Day. Clinton listed the 22 transgender people who were killed this year. Twenty of the transgender people killed were people of color, according to GLAAD. Other politicians like California Senator Kamala Harris and New York State Attorney General Leticia James also tweeted about Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday to honor those who were killed. "The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need...
  • Newly emboldened Democrats want healthcare protected - and Trump impeached: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    11/08/2018 10:48:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 8, 2018 | by Chris Kahn
    WASHINGTON - Democrats have a clear message for party leaders who will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll: Protect their healthcare and impeach President Donald Trump. The poll released on Thursday found that 43 percent of people who identified as Democrats want impeachment to be a top priority for Congress. That goal was second in priority only to healthcare. “I want him out of office,” said Aprille Evans-Wright, 73, a mobile home park manager in Reno, Nevada, who responded to the poll. “He won’t show us his tax returns....
  • Can There Really Be Two Moms? (NYT alert)

    10/27/2018 6:11:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2018 | Stephanie Fairyington
    “No, Mama Steph, go away. I want Mama Sabby to read to me!” These words from my 3-year-old daughter, Marty, level me like the most withering insult. Lately, her extreme favoritism for my spouse, Sabrina, has reached new heights. She even gets mad if I peck Sabrina on the cheek or place my arm around her seat as she drives. I distinctly remember rebuffing my dad’s affections and interfering with his attempts to kiss or hug my mom when I was a kid. It makes me wonder: Am I the dad in this family? At one time, I might have...
  • De Blasio used tax money to push national agenda: emails

    10/20/2018 8:38:43 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2018 | Yoav Gonen and Bruce Golding
    Mayor Bill de Blasio used taxpayer resources to push his national political agenda — at one point even asking his staff to come up with a governmental excuse to justify a political trip to Washington, DC, emails show. In September 2015, Hizzoner was trying to build a coalition of labor and elected officials to support his Progressive Agenda — spending many hours each week peddling his income inequality platform to potential officials.
  • From Brooklyn to Wichita, public libraries create LGBTQ-affirming spaces

    10/16/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 16, 2018 | by Kevin Truong
    Drag queens reading children’s books and puppets talking about gender identity are examples of the unique programming libraries are using to foster acceptance. For Lindsay Amer, bringing a live performance of their popular children’s web series to the Brooklyn Public Library made perfect sense. “I feel like libraries are kind of like the YouTube of the real world,” Amer, who uses gender-neutral they/them pronouns, told NBC News. “They’re publicly accessible, they have all of this information that’s kind of just stock piled there, and anyone can get into it and really dive deep.” Amer is the creator and host of...
  • P.T. Barnum Had Nothing on the Democrats' Freak Show

    10/01/2018 10:14:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/01/18 | Joan Swirsky
    "California Senator Dianne Feinstein has done something even President Donald Trump could not do: Awaken the sleeping giant of the Republican electorate to defeat the Democrats in the 2018 midterms--she has mobilized a somnambulant Republican base an The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus that I attended in my youth showcased acts like the freak show in which people with all sorts of bizarre physical features would attract millions of morbidly curious wide-eyed visitors. But even Tom Thumb and the Siamese twins, the bearded lady and the dog-faced boy, and the head of Medusa that “turned men into stone” had...
  • In U.S., 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse

    08/20/2018 8:32:02 AM PDT · by fwdude · 33 replies
    Gallup ^ | June 22, 2017 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states could not prohibit same-sex marriages, 10.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) adults in the U.S. are married to a same-sex spouse. That is up from 7.9% in the months prior to the Supreme Court decision in 2015, but only marginally higher than the 9.6% measured in the first year after the ruling.
  • How Caitlyn Jenner Is Secretly Fighting Trump’s White House on Transgender Rights

    08/07/2018 12:53:57 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Variety ^ | RAMIN SETOODEH
    “I met with Paul Ryan,” she says. “I’ve met with just about everybody. Publicly, they aren’t supportive of transgender rights.” What do they say to her? “I’ve never had anybody not be nice to my face,” says Jenner, who did not want to elaborate on conversations that were confidential. [cut] Jenner says Trump never reached out. (A source with knowledge of her thinking says Jenner would like to meet with the president after the midterm elections, but not in front of the press.) “He’s not been doing a very good job, but it’s not over yet,” she says. Jenner believes...
  • Democrats hold up photos of Mueller guilty pleas during Strozk hearing

    07/12/2018 8:51:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    A group of Democrats, possibly legislative aides, on Thursday held up large photos of the five individuals who have pleaded guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion probe during FBI agent Peter Strzok’s testimony.
  • Caitlyn Jenner puts on an affectionate display with rumored girlfriend Sophia Hutchins during night

    07/08/2018 12:37:09 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 111 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/8/18 | dailymailreporter
    Full title..................Caitlyn Jenner puts on an affectionate display with rumored girlfriend Sophia Hutchins during night out in Malibu.......................The duo, who are both transgender, have been reportedly dating since late last year. It has even been speculated they are engaged, and plan to marry. Caitlyn recently caught some slack from her friends and family after missing her son Brody's Bali wedding to Kaitylnn Carter.
  • The most creative signs and colorful costumes from the San Francisco Pride Parade

    06/24/2018 6:51:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2018 | Alix Martichoux
    Market Street transformed into a rainbow-colored celebration Sunday as 50,000 marchers — and about twice as many spectators — gathered for the 48th annual LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco. Depending on where you were on the route, the gathering may have resembled a protest or a party. The dress code for the event: anything goes.
  • Caitlyn Jenner 'to marry transgender student 47 YEARS her junior'

    05/01/2018 7:34:54 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 92 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1 MAY 2018 | Vicki Newman
    Caitlyn Jenner has said time and time again that she's "just friends" with blonde bombshell Sophia Hutchins. But now, it's being reported that they're getting married! After their close friendship was described as a "mother and daughter" relationship, it's now said they've been dating in recent weeks. And things are getting serious very quickly - despite their 47-year age gap. If Caitlyn, 68, married 21-year-old transgender student Sophia, it would be her fourth marriage.
  • Transgender inmate sues prison over witchcraft rights

    04/27/2018 2:13:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 27, 2018 | by Associated Press
    A transgender inmate is suing a North Carolina prison, saying it’s blocking her from practicing witchcraft. The Charlotte Observer reports 40-year-old Jennifer Ann Jasmaine says in the lawsuit that chaplains at the all-male Lanesboro Correctional Institution have violated her constitutional rights by restricting when, where and how she can practice Wicca, the religion based on ancient pagan beliefs. Jasmaine also says Lanesboro refused to provide her with the foods Wiccans are supposed to eat. By contrast, Jasmaine said Christian inmates at Lanesboro are allowed to worship six times a week, while Native Americans can conduct their rituals three times weekly....
  • Friends, family, public flock to funeral of physicist Stephen Hawking

    03/31/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 14 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 03/31/18 | Reuters
    (Jane Hawking and her son Timothy arrive at Great St Marys Church, where the funeral of theoretical physicist Prof Stephen Hawking is being held) Well-wishers filled the streets of Cambridge on Saturday for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking, hailed by another leading scientist as "an imprisoned mind roaming the cosmos". Hawking, crippled since a young man by a degenerative disease, beat the odds stacked against him to became the most celebrated scientist of his era. His work ranged from the origins of the universe itself, through time travel and probing black holes in space. He achieved international...
  • (Hate-Filled) Transgender Proudly Admits to Drugging Attendees at (Phoenix) Conservative Conference

    03/24/2018 2:02:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 24, 2018 at 12:19pm | Rebekah Baker
    A transgender woman claimed to be drugging attendees of a conservative conference in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday morning. The biological male and Starbucks employee — identified on Twitter as “Lauren” — claimed to be slipping estrogen pills into the drinks of unsuspecting customers at the conference. “I love my job at the phoenix convention center starbucks and i love slipping my spare estradiol pills in the coffee of anyone wearing a #WesternConservativeConference lanyard,” Lauren tweeted. Estradiol is an estrogen steroid hormone and the major female sex hormone.
  • Was FBI Planning A Trump Assassination Scenario?

    01/23/2018 11:14:10 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 91 replies
    The term troubling doesn’t do this justice. According to a report out today based on an FBI source related to those now-infamous 50,000+ missing FBI communications, top FBI officials were very unhappy with Trump’s 2016 Election victory and were contemplating doing anything to see his presidency terminated – including physical harm:
  • Ginuwine Refused To Kiss A Trans Woman On Live TV And Now The Internet Is At War

    01/09/2018 4:29:24 PM PST · by RightGeek · 87 replies
    BET ^ | 1/8/2018 | Uncredited
    Singer Ginuwine has sparked a heated debate on Twitter after a recent episode of Celebrity Big Brother UK. In the latest episode, Ginuwine seemingly rejected fellow housemate India Willoughby. The controversy stems from a conversation between Willoughby and the “Pony” singer, in which she asked whether he would date a trans woman. “You would date me, yeah,” Willoughby, who is a trans woman herself, asked. “Not if you were trans,” Ginuwine replied. After Ginuwine replied that he would not date a trans woman, Willoughby attempted to plant a kiss on the singer. When her advance was rejected, Willoughby stormed off....