Texas Teachers Instructed to Help Students Hide Gender Identity From Parents. A teacher training program for a Texas public school district directed teachers to hide information about students’ gender identity from their parents in order to make school a “safe” place. Read more here.
UN Report Calls for Criminalizing Criticism of Gender Theory. A new report transmitted by the Secretary General to the UN General Assembly calls for criminal penalties against anyone who criticizes gender theory, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex education. Read more here.
CDC Releases Vaccine Guidance for ‘Pregnant People.’ The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a health advisory recommending that pregnant women receive the COVID-19 vaccine, though they chose to repeatedly use the term “pregnant persons” instead of “pregnant women.” Read more here.
UK Study: Biological Males Have Physical Advantages Over Biological Females. A wide-ranging study from the United Kingdom concluded that biological males who identify as female do have physical advantages over biological female competitors when “being bigger, stronger, fitter, and faster” makes a difference. Read more here.
Poll: Most Americans Support Segregating Spaces by Biological Sex, Not Gender Identity. A new survey reveals that an increasingly large majority of Americans support laws requiring people to use the bathroom and be on sports teams corresponding to their biological sex, not their gender identity. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Spending Bill Calls Mothers ‘Pregnant People’ and ‘Lactating Individuals.’ A $3.5 trillion spending package in the U.S. Congress inconsistently mixes terms like “mother” and “maternal” with gender-neutral terms like “pregnant, lactating, and postpartum individuals.” Read more here.
PPU Students Petition to Remove Classmate Who Opposes Pronoun Policy From Campus. Students at Point Park University in Pennsylvania are petitioning administrators to remove Logan Dubil from the school after he criticized the university’s Misgendering, Pronoun Misuse, and Deadnaming Policy. Read more here.
ACLU Apologizes for Editing Ginsburg Quote to Erase ‘Women.’ The American Civil Liberties Union is issuing an apology for a heavily edited tweet that quoted the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on abortion and women’s equality but replaced the term “women” with “person.” Read more here.
Transgender-Identifying Patient Claims Discrimination After Pregnancy Test Required Before Surgery. A transgender-identifying biological female has accused a hospital in New York of discrimination after a pregnancy test was required before surgery even though the patient identifies as a male. Read more here.
Lancet Editor Apologizes to Readers Offended by ‘Humans With Vaginas’ Quote. Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of the Lancet, offered an apology to readers who were offended by a cover quote referring to women as “humans with vaginas.” Read more here.
Showtime’s ‘L Word’ Pushes Idea of Puberty Blockers for Children Without Parental Consent. The latest episode of the Showtime drama “L Word: Generation Q” pushed the idea of giving children hormone treatments even if it was against parental wishes. Read more here.
Biological Female Students ‘Unknowingly’ Admitted to Catholic Seminaries, Archbishop Warns. A recent memo sent to the members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops stated that bishops should consider requiring DNA tests or certification by a medical professional to ensure that all seminarians are biological men. Read more here.
Medical Journal Uses Term ‘Bodies With Vaginas’ Instead of ‘Women.’ A famed medical journal has sparked outrage after referring to women as “bodies with vaginas.” Read more here.
Contestant Who ‘Left Pregnant Husband’ to Appear on Survivor Gets the Word ‘Guys’ Banned From Show. The word “guys” has been banned from the CBS reality series “Survivor” after one contestant who “left [his] husband eight months pregnant” to be on the show suggested the word was not inclusive enough. Read more here.
Taiwanese Court Ruling Allows Biological Male to Change Gender on ID Card. The Taipei High Administrative Court issued a ruling ordering a household registration office in Taiwan to allow a biological male who identifies as female to alter the gender specified on his identity card. Read more here.
Scottish Children’s Commissioner Calls for More Research on Gender Reforms. Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner has urged the government to carry out more research into reducing the age limit by which people are legally allowed to “change” their gender to ensure “appropriate protections” are in place for teenagers. Read more here.
Actor Claims Broadway Not a ‘Safe Space’ for Transgender, Non-Binary People. Producers of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Pill” are being accused of inflicting harm on transgender and non-binary people. Read more here.
Questions Raised Over Plans for Scots to Self-Identify Sex on 2022 Census. Abandoning the requirement for people to put their legal sex on the Scottish census next year risks jeopardizing data quality, the UK’s statistics watchdog has warned. Read more here.
ACLU Rewrites Ginsburg Quote to Erase Women. The American Civil Liberties Union tweeted an altered quote from the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, replacing “women” with “person’s,” removing “her” in favor of “their,” and replacing “she” with “they.” Read more here.
Marvel Studios Could Drop ‘Men’ From ‘X-Men’ Over Concerns Title Is Not ‘Inclusive.’ According to an entertainment outlet, Marvel Studios’ executive Victoria Alonso hinted in an interview that “internal thinking is that the name ‘X-Men’ isn’t sufficiently inclusive.” Read more here.
Transgender-Identifying Patient Says Confusion Caused Cervical Screening Delay. A biological female who identifies as male has said confusion over gender caused a delay in receiving a hospital appointment after an abnormal cervical screening result. Read more here.
University Threatens Action Against Students for ‘Pronoun Misuse.’ Point Park University in Pittsburgh is threatening to take disciplinary action against students who don’t use their classmates’ preferred pronouns. Read more here.
Poll: Most Oppose Biden Admin Rule Allowing Americans to Select Gender Identity on Passport. A survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that 54% of American adults disapprove of the State Department’s new gender identity passport policy. Read more here.
Supreme Court Appeal Sought in Landmark UK Case Against Gender Clinic. Keira Bell will seek permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court in her case regarding the capacity of minors to give informed consent to puberty-blocking drugs. Read more here.
Texas Sues EEOC Over LGBT Bathroom and Pronoun Guidance. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a federal lawsuit alleging that guidance issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “misstates the law” to allow exceptions for LGBT employees from general workplace policies on bathrooms, dress codes, and locker rooms. Read more here.
Archbishop Defends UK MP Threatened Over Transgender Views. The Archbishop of Canterbury has defended an MP critical of transgender ideology after she withdrew from the Labour Party conference over security fears. Read more here.
UK Court of Appeal Overturns Puberty Blockers Ruling for Minors. The UK Court of Appeal has overturned a judgment that children under the age of 16 considering “gender reassignment” are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to treatment. Read more here.
UK Feminist MP Backs Out of Conference After Threats From Transgender Activists. A female UK Labour Party MP has revealed that she will not attend the party’s conference after receiving threats from transgender activists over her position that “only women have a cervix” and support for female-only spaces. Read more here.
UK’s Crown Prosecuting Service Exits Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ Program. The Crown Prosecution Service has withdrawn from Stonewall’s “Diversity Champions” program, finding some of the guidance to be “contentious.” Read more here.
Scottish Govt’s Gender Self-Identification Plans Are Out of Step With Public. A majority of the Scottish public does not share the government’s view that making it much easier to change legal sex is an urgent priority, a poll has found. Read more here.
Evangelical Lutheran Church Installs First Transgender-Identifying Bishop. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed its first openly transgender-identifying bishop during a ceremony at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Read more here.
Biological Male MMA Fighter Defeats Female Competitor in Debut Match. Mixed martial arts fighter Alana McLaughlin, a biological male who identifies as female, defeated Celine Provost in McLaughlin’s debut fight. Read more here.
Sturgeon Dismisses Concerns Over Scottish Gender Reforms as ‘Not Valid.’ Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has not ruled out a potential free vote for MSPs on the proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act but dismissed women’s concerns about the changes as “not valid.” Read more here.
Prominent UK Feminist Brands Critics of Gender Ideology ‘Fascists.’ A leading thinker and writer on feminism in the UK has accused women who uphold the reality of biological sex of being fascists and asserts that gender “is an assignment that does not just happen once: it is ongoing.” Read more here.
UK Police Commissioners Line Up to Warn of Stonewall Threat. Police and Crime Commissioners for Suffolk, Dorset, and Wiltshire and Swindon are among a growing number who have raised concerns over Stonewall’s promotion of radical gender ideology and its effect on policing. Read more here.
Scottish Teachers Fear Being Fired Over Transgender Policies. Scottish teachers are concerned that they may be fired if they question how their school deals with a child who identifies as transgender. Read more here.
Study: Transgender Mortality Rate Twice as High as Those Without Gender Dysphoria. Analysis of data compiled from the Netherlands reveals that transgender individuals have a significantly higher mortality rate when compared to people without gender dysphoria. Read more here.
Scottish Minister Confirms Gender Recognition Reform Back on Legislative Agenda. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs that reform of the gender recognition law would be back on the legislative agenda next year. Read more here.
Broadway’s Transgender Casting Controversy Leads to Massive March. Several hundred transgender-identifying actors and activists marched on Broadway Avenue in New York City to protest what some say is “trans erasure” in the theater industry. Read more here.
UK Gender Identity Clinic Whistleblower Wins £20K in Damages. A UK child safeguarding expert who faced vilification after raising concerns about the safety of children undergoing treatment at a London NHS gender identity clinic has won an employment tribunal case against the hospital trust. Read more here.
Report: Biological Male Who Sparked Wi Spa Debate Is Registered Sex Offender. The biological male who sparked a nationwide debate by entering the nude women’s section of a Korean spa in Los Angeles is a registered sex offender who is facing separate charges and is under investigation by the LAPD. Read more here.
Scottish Govt to Move Forward With ‘Gender Recognition’ Reform. The Scottish government remains committed to making changes with the Gender Recognition Act to simplify the process by which a transgender-identifying person can legally change their sex. Read more here.
VA Teacher Fired Over Pronoun Mandate Appeals to State Supreme Court. A Virginia teacher fired for not using the preferred pronoun of a transgender-identified student has appealed his case to the state supreme court. Read more here.
Transgender Guidance Withdrawn After Welsh Pupil ‘Changed’ Gender Without Parents’ Knowledge. A Welsh council has temporarily withdrawn its transgender guidance for schools after teachers called a boy by a girl’s name without informing his parents. Read more here.
Florida Int’l U Calls for Use of Gender-Neutral Language. Florida International University in Miami, Florida is calling on students, faculty, and staff to avoid “using heteronormative and binary language.” Read more here.
Scottish Council Reinstates Single-Sex Restrooms at School After Parental Campaign. Plans to provide gender-neutral restrooms at a Scottish secondary school have been abandoned after local families objected. Read more here.
Twenty States Sue Biden Admin Over Guidance Allowing Biological Males on Girls’ Sports Teams. Attorneys general from 20 states are challenging federal guidance which states that not recognizing a person’s gender identity would constitute actionable discrimination under Title VII. Read more here.
U of Michigan Promotes Transgenderism With Videos to ‘Educate’ Health Care Providers. A “family planning fellow” at the University of Michigan has created a series of videos showing health care workers how to interact with biological men and women who are living as their opposite sex. Read more here.
VA Supreme Court Upholds Reinstatement of Teacher Opposed to Pronoun Policy. The highest court in Virginia has rejected a request by the Loudoun County School Board to allow the suspension of a teacher punished for criticizing a proposed policy requiring teachers to use transgender-identifying students’ preferred pronouns to take effect. Read more here.
London’s Met Police Plan to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniforms. The London Metropolitan Police is reportedly planning to introduce gender-neutral uniforms in order to accommodate non-binary and gender fluid officers. Read more here.
Three Teachers Now Suing Virginia District Over Pronoun Policy. Three teachers in Loudoun County, Virginia are challenging a school district policy forcing all teachers to refer to self-identifying transgender students by their preferred pronouns. Read more here.
SEGM Challenges Safety and Medical Necessity of Mastectomy for Minors. The Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging the position that mastectomies for gender-dysphoric adolescents are evidence-based. Read more here.
Australian Expert Says 80 Percent of Children With ‘Gender Issues’ Grow Out of Them. Australian psychotherapist Stella O’Malley says 80 percent of children who have “gender issues” grow out of them by the time they reach adulthood. Read more here.
Popular Children’s Group ‘The Wiggles’ Announces New Non-Binary Unicorn Character. Australian children’s group “The Wiggles” has added multiple new cast members, including a non-binary unicorn. Read more here.
Unauthorized Monument to Transgender Activist Unveiled in NYC Park. New York City activists unveiled a bust of transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson in Christopher Park without receiving permission from the city. Read more here.
School Forced to Pay Over $1.3M for Not Allowing Transgender-Identifying Student to Use Preferred Bathroom. A Virginia school board will pay more than $1.3 million to the American Civil Liberties Union after losing a court battle involving a transgender-identifying student who sued the school over its bathroom policy. Read more here.
Thousands of Docs Sue Biden Admin Over Transgender Mandate. Health care workers are suing the Biden administration over a mandate which would, according to the suit, require medical professionals to provide gender-related services and surgeries despite objections, medical or otherwise. Read more here.
UK Pediatrician Warns Changing Sex on Children’s Medical Records Is Dangerous. Gender-confused young people risk being misdiagnosed if their sex designation is changed on their medical records, a doctor has warned. Read more here.
UN Women Discourages Using the Word ‘Women.’ UN Women, the UN agency tasked with elevating the status of women around the world, is promoting the use of gender-neutral language, including the elimination of “binary” terms like “women or men.” Read more here.
UK Media Watchdog Ofcom Quits Stonewall Diversity Program. The UK media watchdog Ofcom has withdrawn from the “equality workplace” program run by Stonewall, a well-known LGBTQ+ charity. Read more here.
UK Police Commissioner Warns Force: ‘Stonewall Is a Threat to Women.’ Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged its police force to cut ties with the LGBT lobby group Stonewall over its promotion of transgender ideology. Read more here.
Minnesota Mosque Bomber Seeks Leniency for Gender Dysphoria. The male founder of a militia group who was convicted of bombing a Minnesota mosque now identifies as female and is asking a federal judge to grant the minimum sentence on the grounds that gender dysphoria fueled an “inner conflict” leading up to the attack. Read more here.
U.S. Appeals Court Vacates Ruling in Favor of Transgender-Identified Student. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated an earlier ruling favoring a transgender-identified student seeking to use the bathroom based on gender identity rather than biological sex. Read more here.
Scottish Rape Crisis CEO Blasted for Calling Victims ‘Bigots’ Over Female-Only Spaces. The CEO of one of Scotland’s largest rape crisis centers has been heavily criticized for implying that victims who want single-sex spaces to be protected are “bigots” who should expect “to be challenged on their prejudices.” Read more here.
Actor in Popular Teen Series Celebrates Gender Transition. Tommy Dorfman, best known for his role in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, recently compared his gender transition to going through a second puberty. Read more here.
Critics Say Scottish Govt’s Gender Self-ID Plans Are Based on ‘Dangerous Ideology.’ The Scottish government is under fire for its proposals to remove safeguards and make it much easier for people to change their legal sex designation. Read more here.
Chicago Public Schools Encourage Hiding Children’s Gender Identity From Parents. Journalist Abigail Shrier shared on social media a 2018 memo sent to her by a Chicago Public Schools teacher that explicitly states parents are not to be informed if their child has changed their gender identity. Read more here.
Virginia District Votes Down Adoption of State Transgender Policy. A Virginia school board defied a new state requirement by voting down a proposal that would have forced schools to allow students to use the restroom and locker room of their choice. Read more here.
Scottish Govt’s Transgender Guidance for Schools Slammed by Critics. Opponents have accused the Scottish government of promoting transgender ideology, eroding the rights of parents, and using unreliable statistics in its new transgender guidance for schools. Read more here.
‘Gender Confirmation’ Surgeries in U.S. Surged During Pandemic. The American Society of Plastic Surgery released its first report outlining statistics for “gender confirmation surgeries” which reveals a double-digit increase in these surgeries in 2020. Read more here.
Teachers Ask Court to Halt Virginia District Policy Forcing Them to Use Preferred Pronouns. A pair of teachers are seeking to take a Virginia school district to court over a new policy requiring that staff use the preferred names and pronouns of transgender-identifying students. Read more here.
Joe Biden Names Transgender Activist to HIV/AIDS Advisory Council. President Joe Biden has appointed a biological male who identifies as female as an advisor on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Read more here.
Biden Admin Vows to Crack Down on States Banning Biological Males From Girls’ Sports. The Biden administration released a “back-to-school” video that ensured transgender-identifying students that the federal government aims to crack down on states that ban biological males from girls’ sports and bathrooms. Read more here.
Hobby Lobby Fined $220K for Requiring Transgender-Identifying Individual to Use Unisex Restroom. Hobby Lobby violated an Illinois anti-discrimination law when it prohibited a biological male employee who identifies as female from using the women’s restroom, an appeals court ruled. Read more here.
Scottish Four-Year-Olds Can ‘Change Gender’ at School Without Parental Consent. Children as young as four years old will be able to change their name and gender at school without their parents’ consent under new LGBT inclusivity guidelines drawn up by the Scottish government. Read more here.
Texas Declares That ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery for Minors Is Child Abuse. The state of Texas declared that performing “gender reassignment” surgeries on minors constitutes child abuse. Read more here.
CO School District Instructs Teachers to Avoid Informing Parents of Child’s ‘Gender Confusion.’ The second-largest school district in Colorado is instructing teachers not to inform parents if their child shows persistent signs of “gender confusion.” Read more here.
Virginia School Board Adopts Transgender Policy Amid Parent Protests. The Loudoun County School Board voted 7-2 to adopt a transgender policy affirming students’ chosen gender identities. Read more here.
New Zealand Moves Closer to Passing ‘Self-Identification’ Law. New Zealand progressed with its plans to make it easier to change a person’s sex on their birth certificate as legislation moved through parliament with support from all political parties. Read more here.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Introduces New ‘Lactation-Related Language.’ The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine published new guidelines for “lactation-related” language because they recognize that “not all people who give birth and lactate identify as female.” Read more here.
Stonewall Paid £1M of Taxpayer Money Each Year. The TaxPayers’ Alliance in the UK has revealed that LGBT lobby group Stonewall received over £3 million of taxpayer money in the past three years. Read more here.
U.S. Judge Blocks Mandate Requiring Doctors to Perform ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery. A federal court in Texas blocked a mandate from President Joe Biden that would require doctors to go against their conscience and perform “gender transition” surgeries. Read more here.
Texas Gov Asks Family Services to Determine If ‘Gender Reassignment’ for Minors Is Child Abuse. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking the state’s family services department to compile a report analyzing whether subjecting children with gender dysphoria to “sex reassignment” surgeries constitutes child abuse. Read more here.
Canadian Couple Rejected by Adoption Agency for Resisting Transgender Ideology. A couple in Canada has been rejected by an adoption agency for saying that they would uphold the reality of biological sex, it has been reported. Read more here.
AAP Blocks U.S. Group Opposing Surgical Interventions on Children. Representatives of the American Academy of Pediatrics told a group that opposes the use of hormonal and surgical interventions as first-line treatment for young people with gender dysphoria that they could not set up an information booth at a recent event. Read more here.
Transgender-Identifying Ontario Pastor Files Lawsuit Against Baptist Church After Being Fired. An Ontario pastor who was fired from a Baptist church after “transitioning” from male to female has filed a lawsuit for wrongful dismissal, alleging the termination was spurred by discrimination. Read more here.
Majority of Irish Public Backs Protection of Single-Sex Spaces. An online poll has revealed that a majority of the Irish public supports single-sex facilities in hospitals and other public buildings. Read more here.
Teacher Goes Viral for Retelling of How She ‘Messed Up’ and Used Wrong Pronouns for a Student. A teacher made headlines after announcing how she dealt with inadvertently “mis-pronouning” a student who changed from she/her pronouns to them/they pronouns. Read more here.
CA Female Inmate Pregnant After Being Forced to Share Prison With Biological Men. A female inmate in California is now pregnant after women’s prisons were forced to accept biological male prisoners claiming to be women without any questions asked. Read more here.
LGBTQ Advocates Sue Tennessee Over New Transgender Bathroom Law. LGBTQ advocates filed a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of a new Tennessee law they say will prevent transgender-identifying people from using bathrooms and other facilities consistent with their gender identity. Read more here.
FX/Hulu Series Imagines a ‘World Without Cisgender Men.’ FX has released a trailer for its latest drama airing on Hulu, Y: The Last Man, which, according to actress Amber Tamblyn, imagines a “world without cisgender men.” Read more here.
Twitter Suspends More Writers for Affirming Biological Sex. Twitter censors are continuing to patrol the platform for posts that acknowledge the scientific fact that transgender-identifying weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is a biological male. Read more here.
Texas Judge Grants Full Custody to Mother Who Wants to ‘Gender Transition’ Son. A Texas judge ruled that a boy whose mother wants to raise him as a girl will be given full custody, despite protest from his father who will receive only limited visitation rights. Read more here.
Twitter Suspends Pundit for Stating Transgender-Identifying Weightlifter Is a Man. Twitter suspended popular commentator Allie Beth Stuckey for violating their “hateful conduct” policy with a tweet that called transgender-identifying weightlifter Laurel Hubbard a man. Read more here.
Majority of Civil Servants Reject Scottish Govt ‘Pronoun Pledge.’ A majority of civil servants have rejected a push by the Scottish government to take a “pronoun pledge” by putting preferred pronouns in their email signatures, a survey has revealed. Read more here.
Pediatricians Rebuke AMA’s Call for Removal of Birth Certificate Sex Markers. Physicians with the American College of Pediatricians released a statement that noted the barrage of criticism launched at the American Medical Association after its board of trustees called for the removal of biological sex markers from birth certificates. Read more here.
IOC Rewriting Rules on Transgender-Identifying Athletes After Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee is overhauling its rules for transgender competitors after the Tokyo Olympics, saying the current regulations are outdated. Read more here.
Safety Fears Erupt as NHS Allows Transgender-Identifying Sex Offenders in Female-Only Hospital Wards. Several NHS Trusts in the UK have issued guidance stating patients in hospitals should be admitted based on the gender with which they identify. Read more here.
UK Health Secretary Intervenes After NHS Issues Guidance on Transgender-Identifying Patients in Hospitals. The UK Health Secretary is set to review guidance on transgender-identifying patients being admitted to single-sex hospital wards based on their gender identity. Read more here.
UK Sports Scientist Asserts Transgender-Identifying Athletes Have Advantages Over Women. Professor Ross Tucker went on BBC airwaves and explained the advantages Laurel Hubbard has in competition against women as a biological male, irrespective of outcome or even hormone therapy. Read more here.
AMA Blasted After Calling for Removing Sex From Birth Certificates. The American Medical Association faced intense backlash after calling for sex to be removed as a legal definition on the public portion of birth certificates. Read more here.
U.S. ‘Infrastructure’ Bill Defines ‘Gender Identity’ as Protected Class. The recently released bipartisan “infrastructure” bill includes “gender identity” as a protected class. Read more here.
Another VA School Board Votes Against Implementing State’s Transgender Policies. The Augusta County School Board in Virginia elected not to enact transgender policies mandated by the state which include requiring schools to call students by their preferred pronouns. Read more here.
‘Muppet Babies’ Reintroduces Male Character as Transgender-Identifying Princess. The children’s television show “Muppet Babies” reintroduced the beloved character Gonzo as a transgender-identifying princess. Read more here.
IOC Declares ‘Transwomen Are Women’ as Hubbard Readies for Weightlifting Debut. The International Olympic Committee reaffirmed its full support of transgender-identifying athletes when medical director Richard Budgett declared “transwomen are women” and should be included in women’s sports “when we possibly can.” Read more here.
UK Gender Doc Charged With Catalogue of Failings by GMC. A UK physician who was suspended for running an unlicensed gender clinic for children is facing a medical tribunal hearing to address allegations of misconduct brought by the General Medical Council. Read more here.
California Medical Professor Apologizes for Saying ‘Pregnant Women.’ A professor of medicine within the University of California system apologized to his students for using the term “pregnant women” instead of “pregnant people” in a medical classroom. Read more here.
U.S. Poll: 20 Percent Say Transgender-Identifying Athletes Should Be Allowed to Compete With Their Identified Gender. One in five adults say transgender-identifying athletes should be allowed to compete against others with the gender with which they identify, according to a newly released poll. Read more here.
Scottish Civil Servants to Be Asked to Include Pronouns in Email Signatures. The Scottish government is backing proposals that would ask its 8,000 workers to take a “pronoun pledge,” under which they would add pronouns reflecting their gender identity to signatures at the bottom of every work email. Read more here.
Ohio Megachurch Apologizes After Speaker Criticized Cross-Sex Hormones, Puberty Blockers. An Ohio megachurch has apologized after a guest speaker drew backlash and protests from the LGBT community when he spoke against affirming the gender confusion of young people. Read more here.
Transgender-Identifying Skateboarder Quit Olympic Team to Continue Gender Transition. A biologically female skateboarder resigned from representing the United States on the women’s skateboarding team so she could continue her “gender transition” from female to male. Read more here.
Finland Sees Policy Shift for Gender Dysphoria Treatment in Minors. The Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine has published a review of new guidelines issued by the Finnish Health Authority which back psychotherapy as the first line of treatment for minors with gender dysphoria. Read more here.
New Children’s Book Is ‘Unapologetic Rebuke’ of Transgender Agenda. Brave Books has released a children’s book called Elephants Are Not Birds, which the author calls an “unapologetic rebuke” of the transgender agenda. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Ban on ‘Gender Affirming’ Treatment. A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of Arkansas’ ban on so-called “gender affirming” treatments for youth who identify as transgender while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds. Read more here.
LA House Fails to Override Gov’s Veto of Transgender Sports Bill. Republicans in the Louisiana House of Representatives were just two votes short of overriding the governor’s veto of a bill that banned biological males from competing in women’s sports. Read more here.
CA Gives Female Inmates Contraception After Forcing Them to Be Housed With Biological Males. The state of California is reportedly offering contraceptives — including Plan B — to female inmates forced to stay with men identifying as women. Read more here.
Argentina Adds Non-Binary Gender Option to Govt-Issued ID Documents. Argentina is incorporating identification cards that will allow people to put “X” in the place where they put their gender if they do not identify as female or male. Read more here.
Two Teachers Terminated Over Opposition to Transgender Policy. A former assistant principal and former science teacher in Oregon were terminated after taking a public stance against proposed “LGBTQ rights” legislation. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks West Virginia Transgender Athlete Law. A federal judge temporarily blocked a West Virginia law barring male students from competing in girls’ sports. Read more here.
Motherhood Councilors Forced to Assist Biological Males on Their ‘Chest-Feeding Journey.’ Councilors at the Australian Breastfeeding Association have alleged that they are being forced to assist gay men and biological males who identify as female in their “chest-feeding” journeys. Read more here.
ACLU Files Suit Over Montana Transgender Birth Certificate Law. The ACLU of Montana filed a lawsuit against the state, seeking to challenge a recently passed birth certificate law that allegedly makes it “difficult, if not impossible” for people to change their birth certificates to match their identities. Read more here.
Louisiana Senate Votes to Override Veto of Transgender Sports Bill. The Louisiana state Senate has voted to override Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of legislation that would block biological males from competing on school and college sports teams designated for females. Read more here.
Court Rules Law Mandating Transgender Pronoun Use Violates Free Speech. A California appellate court ruled that a provision in a state law mandating that certain health care workers use transgender pronouns is a violation of free speech protected by the First Amendment. Read more here.
Female CA Inmates Decry Being Housed With Male Prisoners. Female inmates in the California prison system say they’re now “prey for men” as correctional facilities prepare for an uptick in rapes and pregnancies following a policy change that allows men who identify as female to be transferred to women’s-only prisons. Read more here.
Norwegian Church Holds ‘Name Change Ceremony’ to Celebrate Transgender-Identifying Person. A Lutheran church in Norway held a name change ceremony for a 49-year-old male who identifies as female in what officials said marked the first such event in a place of worship in the Nordic country. Read more here.
Sports Illustrated Publishes First Transgender-Identifying Cover Model. Leyna Bloom, a biological man who identifies as a woman, has become the first openly transgender cover model in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue history. Read more here.
Virginia School Board Votes to Reject State Ed Dept’s Transgender Policy. A Virginia school board unanimously voted to reject a policy from the state’s education department that requires administrators to call students by pronouns reflecting their chosen gender identity rather than their biological pronouns. Read more here.
IOC: Laurel Hubbard Can Compete in Olympics Under Current Rules. The International Olympic Committee president gave Laurel Hubbard the all-clear to compete at the Tokyo Olympics but noted that the IOC’s rules regarding athletes who identify as transgender would be reviewed in the future. Read more here.
Protests Erupt at L.A. Spa Over Transgender Policy. Dueling protests erupted in front of a Los Angeles spa over the establishment’s transgender access policy. Read more here.
Toronto PD Says Sex of Alleged Child Sex Abuser ‘Irrelevant.’ The Toronto Police Department is refusing to confirm the biological sex of an alleged child sex abuser, saying the information is “irrelevant” and instead is relating the suspect’s gender identity and preferred pronouns. Read more here.
New Batch of Emojis Includes ‘Pregnant Man.’ Among the finalists for the next official batch of emojis is a “Pregnant Man,” the Emojipedia blog announced. Read more here.
State AGs Defend Arkansas Ban on Experimental Transgender Treatments for Children. A coalition of 17 state attorneys general is defending Arkansas’ Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act, a law that protects children from “gender reassignment” drugs and surgeries that can lead to body mutilation and sterility. Read more here.
BBC Admits to Bias in Puberty Blockers Article. The BBC has acknowledged that an article stating that a High Court ruling on puberty-blocking drugs could cause gender-confused young people to commit suicide was one-sided and endangered vulnerable people. Read more here.
American Bookseller’s Assoc Begs Forgiveness for Including ‘Anti-Trans’ Book in Mailer. The American Bookseller’s Association is apologizing for including Abigail Shrier’s best-selling book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” in its July promotional mailing to approximately 750 retail outlets. Read more here.
Facebook Promotes Videos of Transgender Couple Pushing Newborn to Nurse From Man’s Chest. Facebook is airing and promoting a mini docuseries featuring a transgender couple who wants to raise their child as “non-binary” and try to “breastfeed” the infant on a male chest. Read more here.
UK Crime Statistics Distorted as Offenses Are Recorded by Gender Identity Instead of Biological Sex. Crimes committed in England and Wales by men who identify as women are being recorded as offenses perpetrated by women and distorting official statistics, it has been revealed. Read more here.
Biological Male Up for Best Lead Actress Emmy. Mj Rodriguez, a biological male who identifies as female, was nominated for Best Lead Actress Emmy in a drama. Read more here.
Amazon Workers Petition Against Sale of Book on Transgender Movement Among Children. A petition has been circulated and at least two Amazon employees have resigned to protest the company’s decision to continue to sell a book they say frames young people who identify as transgender as mentally ill. Read more here.
Medical Journal: Parents Should ‘Lose Veto Power’ Over Children ‘Changing Genders.’ Governments should exclude the wishes of parents who oppose the hormonal and surgical transformation of their children, according to an article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Read more here.
Feminists in Scotland to Appeal Court Decision Labeling ‘Transgender Women’ as Women. Feminist campaigners will appeal a court judgment upholding a Scottish law that expanded the term “women” to include biological males who identify as females. Read more here.
Citizen Initiative Calls for Portugal to Adopt Gender Identity Legislation. A citizen initiative is calling on Portuguese lawmakers to “begin as a matter of urgency” to bring forward legislation regulating the self-determination of gender identity. Read more here.
U.S. VA Secretary Gives Cost Estimate for ‘Gender-Reassignment’ Surgery for Veterans. Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough estimates the bill for funding “gender reassignment” surgery for veterans could reach $30 million per year, though he said the move is a way to “spend the taxpayers’ money wisely.” Read more here.
UN LGBT Czar Says Changing Gender Is an ‘Entitlement’ Under Int’l Law. A human rights expert charged with promoting LGBT issues through the United Nations said that changing one’s sex or gender based on self-identification is an “entitlement” under international human rights law. Read more here.
Anchorage Again Requiring Women’s Shelter to Let Males Sleep Next to Abused Women. Attorneys representing a faith-based women’s shelter filed suit in federal court to again stop officials in Anchorage, Alaska from using an ordinance to force the shelter to admit males and let them sleep alongside women who have suffered physical and sexual abuse. Read more here.
L.A. Times Defends ‘Male-Appearing Genitalia’ at Spa With Women, Girls. The Los Angeles Times editorial board has defended the idea of allowing “transgender women,” who are biologically male, to display their “male-appearing genitalia” in the women’s section of the Wi Spa. Read more here.
Top Biden Officials Encourage Transgenderism in Kids. On the final day of “Pride Month,” the Biden White House hosted an online event pandering to gender-confused persons, during which top members of the administration urged children to report transgender “discrimination.” Read more here.
Transgender Sex Worker Artwork to Be Displayed in London’s Trafalgar Square. London’s famed Trafalgar Square will feature artwork depicting the faces of 850 transgender-identifying people, most of which will be cast from the faces of prostitutes and other sex workers, the London mayor’s office announced. Read more here.
UK NHS Trust Tells Transgender-Identifying Staff to Use Any Toilet or Changing Room. An NHS trust has told transgender staff to use any toilet, changing room, or shower they want, and other workers have been ordered not to object. Read more here.
VA School District Takes Fight Against Teacher to State Supreme Court. The Loudoun County school board in Virginia has appealed a judge’s order to reinstate an elementary school gym teacher who criticized a board proposal to mandate the use of transgender pronouns. Read more here.
Petition Launched to Stop Transgender-Identifying Athlete From Competing at Olympics. A petition challenging the International Olympic Committee’s transgender policy and calling for the exclusion of weightlifter Laurel Hubbard from competing in Tokyo is building with more than 21,000 signatures already added. Read more here.
UK High Court Rules Biological Male Inmates May Be Housed in Female Prisons. The UK High Court has ruled that women’s prisons can house inmates who were born male but identify as female, regardless of whether they have gone through any physical transformation. Read more here.
Argentine Senate Passes Transgender Workers Quota Bill. Argentina’s Senate has passed a bill mandating a quota of transgender-identifying workers be hired by all government agencies and provides incentives for the hiring of transgender-identifying people in the private sector. Read more here.
NZ Weightlifter Says She Was Silenced for Criticism of Transgender-Identifying Olympian. New Zealand weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs alleges that her country’s weightlifting authorities attempted to silence her over her criticism of transgender-identifying weightlifter Laurel Hubbard. Read more here.
Spain’s Govt Approves Draft Law on ‘Transgender Rights.’ The Spanish government has passed a draft law that will allow citizens over age 14 to change their gender in the official registry without documentation of any kind. Read more here.
Disney World Drops ‘Gendered Language’ From Recorded Park Greeting. Disney World in Orlando, Florida has removed “ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” from a recorded greeting as the park pushes to be a “place where everyone is welcome.” Read more here.
Brief Argues VA Court Was Right to Uphold Teacher’s Rights Over Pronoun Policy. Virginia elementary school teacher Tanner Cross filed a brief in the Virginia Supreme Court in response to an appeal by his school district against a court order reinstating him to his teaching position after he was placed on leave for objecting to the district pronoun policy. Read more here.
Michigan State Police Issues Internal Memo on Use of Gender Pronouns. The Michigan State Police issued an internal memo which authorized employees to “include their pronouns as part of official department communication.” Read more here.
‘Gender Transition’ Regret Deserves a Voice, Says Former Patient. New York woman Grace Lidinsky-Smith said she regrets going through “gender transition” surgery and believes stories like hers need to be heard so people understand there is no “one-size-fits-all trans care.” Read more here.
UK Cabinet Office Among Latest to Announce Exit From Stonewall Diversity Scheme. The Cabinet Office is among the more high-profile UK government departments to have left Stonewall’s controversial “Diversity Champions” program. Read more here.
U.S. State Dept to Allow Passport Applicants to Select Gender Without Certifying Documents. The U.S. Department of State will now allow applicants to select their gender without medical certification if their “gender identity” does not match their biological sex. Read more here.
NJ Will House Inmates by ‘Gender Identity’ After Lawsuit. New Jersey has adopted a policy that requires state prisons to house inmates according to their “gender identity” as part of the settlement of a case brought by the ACLU. Read more here.
Biological Male Contestant Wins Miss Nevada USA. Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male who identifies as female, beat out 21 female contestants to be crowned Miss Nevada USA and will now move on to the Miss USA pageant. Read more here.
WI Birth Certificates Add Gender-Neutral Language Options for Parents. Gov. Tony Evers along with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that birth certificates in Wisconsin will have a new gender-neutral option for identifying the parents of a child. Read more here.
Iowa Aquatic Center Permitted Biological Female Teen to Walk Topless, Enter Men’s Facilities Based on ‘Gender Identity.’ An Iowa public pool complex reportedly permitted a biologically female teen to walk around the facility topless and enter the men’s and boys’ changing facilities because she was said to have told them that she identifies as male. Read more here.
CA Gov Needs to Halt Mixing of Prison Populations, Women Advocates Say. A California law allowing transgender-identifying inmates to pick the prison gender of their choice has come under fire from a women’s rights group citing abuse of females by men. Read more here.
Australian Mom Brags Daughter Going Through ‘Early Menopause’ Caused by Hormone Blockers. The mother of a gender-confused child recently boasted that her daughter who identifies as a boy is going through so-called “early menopause” due to hormone blockers the child is taking. Read more here.
Stonewall Allegedly ‘Coerces’ UK Employers to Champion Transgender Agenda. LGBT lobby group Stonewall has been accused of coercing public bodies into promoting transgender ideology. Read more here.
UK Think Tank Set to Challenge Forstater Victory in Legal Battle Over Transgender Beliefs. The Centre for Global Development is set to return to court after losing an appeal in the case of Maya Forstater, a woman whose employment was ended due to her belief that people cannot change their biological sex. Read more here.
Spanish Law Allows Changing Registered Sex Simply by Requesting It. The Spanish government approved the LGTBI draft law which includes a controversial transgender regulation whereby no medical or legal report will be needed to process a “sex change” in the registry. Read more here.
SCOTUS Declines to Take Up Transgender Bathroom Case. The Supreme Court declined to take up a case over a Virginia school board’s policy on transgender bathroom use, leaving in place a lower court’s ruling that the school unconstitutionally discriminated against a biologically female student who was denied access to the boy’s bathroom. Read more here.
CA Spa Member Erupts After Alleging Male Exposed Himself to Little Girls. Social media had an outpouring of support for a woman who became enraged with the staff of a Los Angeles spa after she said a biological male entered the women’s section and exposed his genitalia while there were little girls present. Read more here.
Ohio House Erupts Over Amendment Banning Biological Males From Women’s Sports. Chaos erupted on the Ohio House floor when a lawmaker proposed an amendment that would ban biological males from participating in women’s sports; the amendment passed 54-40. Read more here.
Tennessee Sued Over New Transgender Bathroom Sign Law. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s first-of-its-kind law that requires businesses and government facilities to post signs if they let transgender-identifying people use multi-person public bathrooms of their choice. Read more here.
Biden Admin’s Expansion of Title IX Could Hurt Women. The Biden administration’s expansion of Title IX protections could end up hurting women’s sports and contradicting the purpose of the statute, legal experts have said. Read more here.
Biden Ed Dept Releases Letter Warning Teachers Against Transgender Discrimination. The U.S. Department of Education has sent a letter to schools across the nation informing them of a recent policy change extending Title IX protections to LGBT students and providing examples of actions that now constitute discrimination. Read more here.
Cuomo Signs Law Allowing Gender-Neutral Options on NYS Documents. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law providing options for genders beyond male and female on official state documents. Read more here.
UK Gender Clinic Appeals Ruling That Minors Under 16 Cannot Consent to ‘Gender Transition.’ The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust is appealing a court ruling that held that minors under 16 cannot consent to experimental puberty-blocking drugs as part of a medicalized “gender transition.” Read more here.
Eligibility Rule Keeps Transgender-Identified Runner Out of Olympic Trials. Runner CeCe Telfer, a biological male who identifies as female, will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the testosterone level eligibility requirements. Read more here.
U.S. Army Backs Off Chaplain Threatened With Reprimand After Questioning Mental Fitness of Transgender-Identifying Troops. The U.S. Army backed off from punishing a chaplain who questioned in a Facebook post whether transgender-identifying people possess the mental fitness to serve in the military. Read more here.
U.S. Startup Sells ‘Trans’ and ‘Gender-Nonconforming’ Underwear for Up to $88 Per Pair. New startup company Urbody is selling “trans,” “non-binary,” and “gender non-conforming” underwear for up to $88 apiece and seeks to inspire “acceptance, self-love, and gender freedom.” Read more here.
ACLU Demands Uber Eats Stop ‘Misgendering’ and ‘Deadnaming’ Transgender-Identifying Drivers. The American Civil Liberties Union said it is demanding that Uber Eats stop “misgendering” and “deadnaming” its transgender drivers as this causes them to be harassed when the app shows the driver’s former name to customers. Read more here.
LA Gov Vetoes Bill Requiring Athletes to Compete Based on Biological Sex. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoed a bill that would have barred biological male athletes from competing against biological females at sporting events for public institutions. Read more here.
NZ PM Backs Biological Male Athlete Competing in Women’s Olympic Weightlifting. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has thrown her support behind a former men’s weightlifting competitor who now identities as a woman. Read more here.
Former Olympian Who Lost Records to Hubbard Says Biological Male Athletes Will ‘Knock Women Out of Sport.’ Retired New Zealand weightlifter and former Olympian Tracey Lambrechs warned that transgender-identifying athletes will eventually “knock women out of sport” unless action is taken. Read more here.
Report: Tongan Woman Denied Chance to Compete in Olympics Because of Transgender-Identifying Weightlifter. According to reports, Kuinini ‘Nini’ Manumua, 21, was likely bumped out of Olympics contention because Laurel Hubbard, a biological male who identifies as female, entered to represent New Zealand in Tokyo. Read more here.
VA Moving to Cover ‘Gender-Affirming Surgery.’ The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to make “gender-affirming surgeries” covered by the department’s healthcare, Secretary Denis McDonough announced. Read more here.
First Openly Transgender-Identifying Athlete Will Compete for NZ in Olympics. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to make history as the first transgender-identifying person to participate in the Olympics. Read more here.
UK LBGT Charity Calls on Teachers to Say ‘Learner’ Instead of ‘Boy’ and ‘Girl.’ The LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall has told teachers in Britain to ditch the terms “boys” and “girls” and refer to pupils with the gender-neutral “learners.” Read more here.
Safeguarding Officer Sidelined by UK Gender Clinic for Raising Safety Concerns. Lead safeguarding officer Sonia Appleby says staff at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service were discouraged from speaking to her after she reported concerns over the use of puberty blockers to senior staff. Read more here.
New Documentary Sheds Light on Gender Identity Industry Pushing Surgery on Minors. A new documentary released by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network seeks to expose how some in the medical industry are pushing hesitant parents to medically and surgically “transition” their children. Read more here.
WI Assembly Passes Bill Banning Biological Males in Female Sports. The Wisconsin Assembly voted to pass two proposals banning biological male athletes from participating in girls’ and women’s sports. Read more here.
Court Fines Baker for Refusing to Make ‘Gender Transition’ Cake. A court in Denver, Colorado fined local bakery Masterpiece Cakeshop $500 after co-owner Jack Phillips refused to make a cake celebrating a “gender transition.” Read more here.
DOJ Challenges Arkansas, West Virginia Transgender Laws. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed statements of interest in two lawsuits challenging Arkansas and West Virginia laws pertaining to people who identify as transgender, saying the laws violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Read more here.
MO College Asks Appeals Court to Halt Biden Order Opening Dorms, Showers to Opposite Sex. Attorneys representing College of the Ozarks asked the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to halt a Biden administration directive that would force the private Christian college to open up its sex-specific dorms and showers to members of the opposite sex. Read more here.
Colorado Baker to Appeal Court’s Decision Punishing Him for Not Designing ‘Gender Transition’ Cake. Attorneys for Colorado Baker Jack Phillips announced they will appeal the decision of a Colorado court punishing Phillips for not designing a “gender transition” cake. Read more here.
Legal Action Threatened Against UK Police Forces Over Stonewall Links. Police forces have been told that they face legal action if they do not leave Stonewall’s controversial “Diversity Champions” scheme. Read more here.
Florida School Board Opposes State Law Protecting Women’s Sports. School board members in Broward County, Florida have said they do not support the new state law that protects female athletes from competing against biological males who “identify” as women. Read more here.
Biden Admin Doubles Down on Expanding Title IX to Cover Transgender Students. The Biden Department of Education said that the protections in the 1972 civil rights rule that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools will now also cover people who identify as transgender. Read more here.
Tolkien Seminar to Address ‘Transgender Realities in the Lord of the Rings.’ The Tolkien Society has announced that one topic to be addressed at the 2021 Summer Seminar will be “Gondor in Transition: A Brief Introduction to Transgender Realities in The Lord of the Rings.” Read more here.
Teen Girl Urges Adults to Stop Being ‘Cowardly,’ Speak Out Against Gender Policies to Protect Kids. A teenage girl whose comments before the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia went viral says she was compelled to speak up because there are “too many cowardly adults who are remaining quiet about this issue.” Read more here.
Gender-Neutral ‘Theyby’ Turns Five as Mom Now Says Child Is a Boy. Author and sociologist Kyl Myers says that her “gender-neutral theyby” has reportedly decided that he is a boy and has asked his parents to use he/him pronouns. Read more here.
Head of Melbourne U Says Free Speech Doesn’t Override Transgender Safety. Melbourne University Vice Chancellor Duncan Maskell has warned staff that their right to academic freedom does not give them license to write or say things that cause harm to people who identify as transgender. Read more here.
Baptist Church Ordains First Known Transgender-Identifying Pastor. An Indiana congregation affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has ordained who is believed to be the first confirmed transgender-identifying pastor in the denomination’s history. Read more here.
Two Australian Federal Ministers Back Motion Calling for ‘Wait-and-See’ Treatment for Children With Gender Dysphoria. Two federal ministers have backed a One Nation motion condemning the use of medical treatment for children with gender dysphoria. Read more here.
Gender Recognition Act Passes New York Legislature. Lawmakers in New York passed a bill that would allow New Yorkers who do not identify as male or female to mark their gender as “X” on official state documents, including their driver’s license and birth certificate. Read more here.
School District to Challenge Reinstatement of Teacher in Opposition to Transgender Policy. A Virginia school district has pledged to appeal a judge’s order to reinstate a teacher who opposed their transgender policy of requiring faculty and staff address students by their preferred gender pronouns. Read more here.
Stonewall: Ditch ‘Mother’ for ‘Parent Who Has Given Birth.’ UK lobbying group Stonewall is advising employers wishing to be included in the Workplace Equality Index to swap the term “mother” for “parent who has given birth.” Read more here.
Stonewall Accused of Attempting to Silence Attorney Who Defends Biological Sex. A lawyer is suing UK diversity charity Stonewall, arguing the charity applied pressure to have her investigated for affirming men cannot become women. Read more here.
Anglican Ministers in Sydney to Avoid Gendered Language. The Sydney Anglicans will encourage ministers to call “gender diverse” parishioners by their preferred names, provide unisex bathrooms and avoid gendered language such as “ladies and gentlemen.” Read more here.
Stonewall Co-Founder Says ‘Disparage and Mislead’ Tactics Causing Groups to Shed Support. Stonewall co-founder turned critic Simon Fanshawe has hit out at the LGBT lobby group’s “divisive” actions as a host of organizations leave its “Diversity Champions” program. Read more here.
HHS Secretary Struggles to Define Term ‘Birthing People.’ When asked in a congressional hearing about the term “birthing people,” Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra struggled to describe what it means. Read more here.
Gender-Critical Views Are Protected, UK Appeals Tribunal Rules. The gender-critical views of a researcher who lost her job after tweeting that “transgender women” could not change their biological sex are a protected philosophical belief under the Equality Act, a judge-led panel has ruled. Read more here.
Gallup Poll: 51% Say ‘Changing One’s Gender’ Is ‘Morally Wrong.’ A slim majority of U.S. adults consider it “morally wrong” to “change” one’s gender, a Gallup Poll found. Read more here.
DeSantis: ‘For Sure’ I’d Sign Bill Banning Transgender Surgeries for Minors. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, when asked this week if he would sign a bill banning transgender surgeries for minors, answered succinctly, “That would be something that I would sign for sure.” Read more here.
Virginia Teen Slams School Board’s Transgender Locker Room Policy. A teenager who attended Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia is joining the pushback against the school board for embracing the transgender agenda at the expense of female safety. Read more here.
New Documentary Asks ‘What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender’ in Children. An upcoming video documentary challenges the widely accepted notion that children should be free to choose their gender, often against the will of their parents. Read more here.
Scottish Law Student Cleared of Misconduct After Affirming Biological Sex. A student at the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland has been cleared of misconduct after being investigated for saying “women have vaginas.” Read more here.
HRC Suing Florida Gov Over Transgender Sports Law. The Human Rights Campaign is suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing legislation that protects female athletes from unfair competition with biological men who identify as women. Read more here.
Senator Grills NCAA President Over Support for Men in Women’s Sports. Sen. Ted Cruz grilled the president of the NCAA over the nonprofit’s threats to pull out of states that do not allow transgender-identifying students to participate in girls’ sports. Read more here.
Parents Praise Teacher Suspended for Saying He Won’t Use Transgender Pronouns. Parents in a Virginia county continue to rally around a gym teacher who was suspended for saying he wouldn’t call children who identify as transgender by their new preferred names and pronouns. Read more here.
Top Canadian Politician Asks Forgiveness for ‘Cisgender’ Privilege. In a social media post, a top Canadian Conservative Party MP asked for “forgiveness” because of her “cis/straight/white” privilege. Read more here.
Court Orders School Board to Reinstate Teacher Suspended for Opposing Pronoun Policy. A Virginia court is ordering the Loudoun County School Board to immediately reinstate a gym teacher who was placed on leave after opposing transgender polices at a school board meeting. Read more here.
Biden’s Ed Sec Says Transgender-Identifying Athletes ‘Deserve’ to Compete in Sports. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona backs biological men who identify as women competing in women’s sports despite evidence that men have a physiological advantage. Read more here.
Disney+ Promo Claims Marvel Supervillain Is ‘Gender-Fluid.’ The Marvel character Loki (as played by Tom Hiddleston) will be portrayed as “gender-fluid” and able to change sex as he morphs in the standalone Disney+ series. Read more here.
Committee to Address Safety of Transgender-Identifying Inmates Behind Bars. Officials in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania are worried about the safety of transgender-identifying inmates in the Allegheny County Jail and are forming a committee to address the issue. Read more here.
Nickelodeon to Feature First Transgender-Identified Teen. Six months after launching a “Trans Youth Acting Challenge,” the children’s programming network Nickelodeon is set to feature a transgender-identified teenager as a guest star on one of its live-action television shows. Read more here.
Biden Expresses Support for ‘Brave’ Youth Who Identify as Transgender. President Joe Biden tweeted a “Pride” message complimenting young people with gender dysphoria by referring to them as “brave.” Read more here.
ACLU Attorney: ‘Absolutely Fair’ for Biological Males to Compete With Females. An attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union called the wave of state legislation to try to protect female athletes in high school and college from unfair competition with biological males “discrimination.” Read more here.
Biden Budget Refers to Mothers as ‘Birthing People.’ The text of President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget refers to mothers as “birthing people.” Read more here.
NSW Party to Introduce Bill Banning ‘Gender Reassignment’ for Minors. The Christian Democratic Party will introduce a bill into the New South Wales Parliament to ban experimental gender reassignment treatments on children. Read more here.
Virginia Teacher Files Lawsuit Over Alleged Retaliatory Suspension. A Virginia teacher has filed a lawsuit against the district that suspended him for voicing objections to a policy requiring teachers to address students with their chosen pronouns rather than the ones consistent with their biological sex. Read more here.
HRC to Sue Florida After Gov Signs Bill Protecting Women’s Sports. Human Rights Campaign president Alphonso David announced the organization will sue the state of Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation designed to protect women’s sports. Read more here.
Confessed Murderer in Spain Declares He’s a Woman and Could Be Sent to Women’s Prison. Five days after the Canary Islands passed a law recognizing transgender identity, confessed murderer Jonathan Robayna claimed he felt like a woman and could possibly serve his time in a women’s prison. Read more here.
Stonewall Urges Employers to Drop Term ‘Mother’ to Boost Equality Ranking. UK activist group Stonewall has advised organizations to replace the term “mother” with “parent who has given birth” to help boost their ranking on an equality leaderboard. Read more here.
Maine Lawmakers Mull Bill to Allow Prison Assignments Based on Gender Identity. Lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow incarcerated individuals in the state to be assigned cells according to their gender identity instead of biological sex. Read more here.
Pastor Targeted Over Opposition to Transgender Policies. The Loudoun County Democratic Committee targeted a local pastor after he spoke out against the school district’s abusive and destructive treatment of children through new transgender-affirming policies. Read more here.
Psychiatrist Says Transgender Medicalization Is a ‘Folly’ That Will ‘Collapse.’ A renowned psychiatrist argues that the contemporary “folly” of transgender medicalization will “collapse, just as the eugenics folly collapsed.” Read more here.
Women Speak Out About Gender Laws Allowing Men in Women’s Prisons. Former and current female inmates from states like California and Washington are speaking out about gender laws which allow biologically male inmates who identify as female to share prison cells with them. Read more here.
U.S. Teacher Opposing New Transgender Rules Fights Suspension. A northern Virginia gym teacher is fighting his suspension after he spoke out at a school board meeting against proposed policies to address students who identify as transgender by their preferred pronouns. Read more here.
Florida Gov Signs Bill Banning Biological Males From Female Sports. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that bans biological male athletes from competing in women’s and girls’ sports. Read more here.
‘Flood’ of Public Bodies Exit Stonewall Scheme. Several high-profile public bodies are leaving Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ program in the UK, citing concerns over Stonewall’s aggressive promotion of transgender ideology. Read more here.
Canadian Coast Guard Moving Toward Gender-Neutral Uniforms. The Canadian Coast Guard uniform catalogue has moved to “non-binary labeling” of uniforms so that cadets don’t have to “adhere to constraints of being identified as either male or female.” Read more here.
Biological Male Weightlifter in Olympics Is ‘Like a Bad Joke,’ Competitor Says. Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, a biological male who identifies as female, competing in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games is “like a bad joke” to female athletes, a rival weightlifter said in an interview. Read more here.
UK Schools Give Boys’ Names to Girls Without Parents’ Knowledge. UK schools are using boys’ names for girls as young as 13 and recording them on official documents, a newspaper investigation has revealed. Read more here.
Teacher Suspended After Refusing to Affirm ‘That a Biological Boy Can Be a Girl.’ An elementary school physical education teacher in Virginia was placed on leave after an explosive speech in which he told his school board he wouldn’t “affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa.” Read more here.
ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Arkansas Ban on Puberty Blockers for Kids. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas in federal court, arguing that a new law banning hormonal and surgical “gender-transitioning” of minors is unconstitutional. Read more here.
Texas Transgender Sports Bill Fails to Meet Crucial Deadline. A Texas bill that would have mandated student athletes play on sports teams based on their biological sex ran out of time for consideration during this year’s legislative session. Read more here.
Japanese Court Rules Restricting Toilet Use to Biological Sex Is Legal. A Japanese court ruled that it was legal for the trade ministry to impose restrictions on a biological male official’s use of women’s restrooms. Read more here.
USA Today Edits Teen Girl’s Op-Ed for ‘Hurtful’ Language. USA Today is under fire after altering an op-ed written by a Connecticut girl on competing against biological males, adding an editor’s note to the top apologizing for “hurtful” language used in the piece, specifically targeting the word “male.” Read more here.
Catholic League Responds to ‘Flawed’ Gallup Poll on Transgender Issues. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, claimed that a recent Gallup poll on transgender issues contained deceptive questioning. Read more here.
‘Transyouth’ Expert: Kids Should Decide Whether to Undergo ‘Life-Altering’ Surgery. Video footage posted on social media shows a transgender-affirming medical professional arguing that children should be able to choose to undergo “sex reassignment” procedures because they “most of the time make good decisions.” Read more here.
‘Man’ and ‘Woman’ Branded ‘Microaggressions’ in University Guidance. University of Edinburgh lecturers have been told not to use the words “man” or “woman” as they might offend students who identify as transgender or “non-binary.” Read more here.
Male Political Candidates in Mexican State Use Gender Ideology to File as Transgender ‘Women.’ To avoid being left out of the 2021 Mexican elections because of a constitutional principle of “gender parity,” 18 male candidates in Tlaxcala have filed for candidacy as transgender “women.” Read more here.
Whistleblower Tells of Disciplinary Threats and Hostility Over Gender Clinic Report. A top psychiatrist who exposed inadequacies at England’s NHS gender identity clinic for children has spoken of the resistance he faced from senior staff when he questioned poor clinical practices. Read more here.
Spanish Lawmakers Reject ‘Transgender Rights’ Bill. Lawmakers in Spain voted against a bill that would have allowed transgender people to legally change their gender without medical or psychological interventions. Read more here.
NYC Employees Forced to Complete Gender Identity Training. Employees in New York City must complete a mandatory online training session that teaches that society defines people by their reproductive organs. Read more here.
Biological Male Wins Women’s Golf Event. A biological male golfer who identifies as female has recorded a mini-tour victory and is awaiting word about being qualified to join the LPGA. Read more here.
Transgender Movement Featured on ‘60 Minutes.’ CBS News’ “60 Minutes” ran a segment about transgender issues facing today’s young people in America which featured, in part, individuals who identified as transgender and decided to reverse course after taking hormones and undergoing surgery. Read more here.
Scholar Removed From APA Email Group for Saying There Are Only Two Sexes. An emeritus professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University has been removed from an American Psychological Association email group for suggesting there are only two sexes. Read more here.
March Held in Ukraine to Support ‘Transgender Rights.’ Crowds gathered in Kiev, Ukraine waving flags and chanting as they called on the government to change legislation they see as discriminatory toward people who identify as transgender. Read more here.
Britain’s Equalities Watchdog Quits Stonewall’s ‘Diversity Champions’ Program. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has left Stonewall’s “Diversity Champions” program amid concerns that it creates a “culture of fear” among employees who disagree with transgender policies. Read more here.
Ruling in Washington Case Reveals Male Rapists Housed in Women’s Prisons. Newly released court records corroborate a whistleblower report that a biological male serial rapist who claims to identify as female is being housed in the Washington Correctional Center for Women. Read more here.
TN Gov Signs Law to Prohibit ‘Gender Reassignment’ Treatment for Minors. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation into law that prohibits treating minors with life-altering drug treatment or surgery. Read more here.
Survey Reveals Brits Reject Transgender Ideology. A poll of more than 2,000 adults done by the Campaign for Common Sense revealed that the British public largely rejects transgender ideology. Read more here.
U of Essex Apologizes to Professor Over Seminar Cancellation. The University of Essex has apologized to a professor whose seminar was cancelled after protestors labeled her as a “transphobe.” Read more here.
CMDA Refines Position Statement on Treating Patients With Gender Dysphoria. Christian Medical and Dental Associations released an updated statement on transgender identification that leaders hope will inform its 20,000 members as well as the general public. Read more here.
Google Docs Will Prompt Use of ‘Gender-Neutral’ Language to Avoid Offending Anyone. A new feature in Google Docs will prompt users to write in gender-neutral language in an attempt to avoid offending anyone in the workplace. Read more here.
TN Gov Signs Bathroom Bill for Schools. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed legislation prohibiting people who identify as transgender from using multi-person restroom facilities that don’t align with their biological sex. Read more here.
Biological Males Allowed to Play Women’s Rugby in France. The French Rugby Federation will allow biological men who identify as women to play women’s rugby as of next season, going against World Rugby’s guidelines. Read more here.
New TN Law Requires Businesses to Post Sign if Bathrooms Can Be Used Based on Gender Identity. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation into law that requires businesses to publicly post policy signs showing that they allow people who identify as transgender to access bathrooms that match their gender identity. Read more here.
NCAA Caves, Will Allow States Who Require Sports Based on Sex to Host Events. Despite threatening to pull events from states with limits on athletes who identify as transgender, the NCAA will allow tournaments in Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas which have laws requiring sports participation be based on biological sex. Read more here.
Chaplain Advocacy Group Urges Army to Back Off Chaplain Charged for Questioning Transgender Policy. An advocacy group of U.S. military chaplains urged the Army to back off a chaplain who was reprimanded for commenting on Facebook that gender dysphoria is a mental illness that disqualifies from military service. Read more here.
Church of Sweden Announces It’s a ‘Trans’ Church. The Church of Sweden, Europe’s largest Lutheran denomination, has announced in an open letter to people who identify as transgender that the church considers itself “trans.” Read more here.
EHRC Chief: Abuse for Gender Critical Beliefs Must End. The new chairwoman of the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission has said people should not have to fear ridicule for expressing the belief that it is not possible to change biological sex. Read more here.
Company Sells Crocheted Prosthetic Penises to Pin to Underwear. A San Diego-based company is selling crocheted prosthetic penises for children who identify as transgender as an alternative to silicone prosthetics which “do not come in sizes appropriate for smaller bodies.” Read more here.
Biden Admin Extends Humanitarian Exceptions to Migrants Who Identify as Transgender. More migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border are being granted humanitarian exceptions because they are considered the most vulnerable, including people who identify as transgender. Read more here.
Nine Transgender Athletes Hope to Compete in 2021 Summer Olympics. At least nine individuals who identify as transgender — seven biological men and two biological women — hope to compete at the Olympics in July in Tokyo. Read more here.
UK Ministers Tell Architects All New Buildings Must Have Separate Restrooms for Men and Women. Public buildings in the UK will have to have separate ‘ladies’ and ‘gents’ lavatories in the future in a blow for campaigners who want more gender-neutral facilities. Read more here.
CA Bill Forces Stores to Sell Gender-Fluid Clothes and Toys. A California bill that would force retail stores to sell gender-neutral clothes and toys in a separate section sailed through two committees and is favored to pass a third. Read more here.
UK Schools Are Actively Supporting Kids’ ‘Gender Transition’ Without Telling Parents. Schools in the UK are increasingly sanctioning the use of male names for girls as young as 13 without the consent of their parents. Read more here.
Scottish Student Faces Expulsion for Stating Biological Fact. Final year law student Lisa Keogh faces formal disciplinary action from Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland for her alleged “offensive” and “discriminatory” comments affirming biological differences between men and women. Read more here.
Twitter Suspends Spanish MP for Saying Men Can’t Get Pregnant. A Spanish MP was temporarily suspended by Twitter for calling out a news article that claimed a pregnant man gave birth to a child. Read more here.
Texas Lawmakers Intentionally Derailed Bill to Ban Child ‘Gender Transitioning,’ Insiders Say. A bill banning chemical and surgical “sex changes” for children younger than 18 failed to be scheduled for a vote in the Texas House after stall tactics were deployed, according to activists and insiders. Read more here.
Instagram Now Allows Users to Select Up to Four Pronouns. Instagram users will now be able to list their preferred pronouns on their profiles, with the image-sharing app allowing for up to four pronouns to be displayed. Read more here.
ACLU Claims Republicans Want to ‘Kill’ Transgender Kids. American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Chase Strangio suggested that Republican lawmakers are trying to kill off youth who identify as transgender by backing bills that limit “gender reassignment” procedures and protect the integrity of women’s athletics. Read more here.
Women’s Rights Campaigners to EHRC: ‘Remove Stonewall Muzzle.’ Campaigners who reject transgender ideology have called on the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission to end its support of LGBT lobby group Stonewall. Read more here.
Scottish Transgender Guidance for Schools Deemed Contrary to Human Rights Law. Schools in Scotland which affirm a child’s transgender identity without informing their parents could be breaking the law, a leading human rights lawyer has said. Read more here.
ELCA Becomes First Mainline U.S. Denomination to Elect Transgender Bishop. A regional body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected the first openly transgender bishop in the denomination’s history. Read more here.
School Board President Doubles Down on Need to ‘Support Trans Kids.’ A Washington state school district is circling the wagons amid complaints over a teacher who read a transgender-affirming children’s book to first-grade students. Read more here.
Biden HHS Redefines Sex as Non-Biological in New ‘Anti-Discrimination’ Rule Change. The Biden administration is reversing a rule initiated by former President Trump that defined “sex” as biological in an effort to prevent “discrimination” against people who identify as transgender in health care practices, the Department of Health and Human Services announced. Read more here.
APP: Biden Policy Redefining Sex Puts Doctors at Risk. American Principles Project President Terry Schilling called President Biden’s policy redefining sex a “total nightmare” which is “basically forcing doctors to do off-label treatment for gender dysphoria.” Read more here.
Canada Adds Gender Identity Questions to 2021 Census. Statistics Canada has added two new questions to the 2021 census asking a person’s sex at birth and their current gender. Read more here.
Female Weightlifters Allegedly Told to ‘Be Quiet’ About Transgender Competitors. Former Olympic weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs said female athletes are being told to silence complaints about transgender New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard competing in women’s weightlifting competitions. Read more here.
Biological Male Weightlifter Who Identifies as Female Poised to Become First Transgender Olympian. Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, a biological male who identifies as female and has competed against women for several years, is poised to become the first-ever transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. Read more here.
Tennessee Legislature Passes Ban on Cross-Sex Hormones for Minors. The Tennessee legislature has passed a healthcare bill that bars the prescribing of cross-sex hormones to minors with gender dysphoria. Read more here.
U.S. Congresswoman Refers to Pregnant Women as ‘Birthing People.’ Missouri Rep. Cori Bush referred to women as “birthing people” during an oversight committee hearing. Read more here.
MT Gov Signs Bill Requiring Surgery Before Amending Gender on Birth Certificate. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a bill restricting people who identify as transgender from changing the gender designation on their birth certificate unless they obtain “gender confirmation” surgery. Read more here.
Israeli Transgender Parents Can Be Registered as ‘Parent’ on Birth Certificate. Transgender parents can now be registered simply as their child’s parent, without any specification of gender such as “mother” or “father”, on their child’s birth certificate, after a landmark decision by the High Court of Justice. Read more here.
Utah Affirms Right to Change Sex on Birth Certificate. The Utah Supreme Court affirmed the right of people who identify as transgender to change their sex designation on birth certificates. Read more here.
Swedish Hospital Halts ‘Gender Transitioning’ for Children Under 16. Swedish doctors will no longer prescribe hormones or drugs to halt or delay puberty for children under the age of 16 as part of “gender transitioning” procedures. Read more here.
EHRC: UK Equality Act Protects Transgender-Critical Beliefs. Holding to the belief that biology determines whether a person is a man or a woman is protected under the Equality Act, the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission has said. Read more here.
Amazon, Libraries Pressured to Ban Transgender-Critical Book. Public libraries and retail giant Amazon have faced increasing pressure to ban a book that’s critical of transgender ideology amid what the author calls a rising culture of censorship. Read more here.
Biden Admin Preparing to Confront States on Transgender Bills. The Biden administration is preparing to directly confront the flood of LGBT-related bills proliferating in state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Read more here.
Scottish University Staff Given List of Banned Transgender ‘Microinsults.’ Edinburgh University has drawn up a list of “microaggressions” that staff cannot use because they “negate or nullify the thoughts, feelings or lived reality of trans and non-binary people.” Read more here.
Process of Changing Legal Gender Declaration Now Costs Just £5 in UK. The cost of changing one’s legal gender designation in the UK has been reduced from £140 to £5 as the government seeks to make the process more affordable. Read more here.
Father Arrested for Publicly Denouncing His Child’s ‘Gender Transition’ Released on Bail. A father in Canada has been released from jail after he was arrested for breaking a gag order prohibiting him from publicly objecting to his daughter’s “gender transition.” Read more here.
Over 400 Belgians Officially Changed Gender Identity in 2020. Last year, 414 people officially changed their gender identity in Belgium, showing a major shift in the number of changes to the official gender registration since the Transgender Law was adopted. Read more here.
Two Ohio Bills Would Ban Athletes From Competing Based on Gender Identity. Two bills in the Ohio Statehouse would require students to participate in sports based on biological sex or play on co-ed teams. Read more here.
Judge: Transgender Activists Have Too Much Say Over Expanding ‘Hate Crime’ Laws. Transgender campaigners in the UK are being given too great a say over expanding hate crime laws at the expense of the wider public’s views, a top judge has said. Read more here.
Florida Legislature Promises Retaliation Against NCAA Threats Over Transgender Sports Bill. Should the NCAA decide to pull championship hosting rights or other events due to a pending Florida law requiring athletes to compete on teams based on their biological sex, then the Florida legislature will see fit to pull tax dollars from going to the organization or any business entity boycotting the state over the law. Read more here.
Jenner Opposes Biological Males Participating in Women’s Sports. Former Olympic gold medalist and biological male who identifies as female Caitlyn Jenner has come out against allowing biological males to participate in women’s sports, saying that it would not be “fair.” Read more here.
Twitter User Posts About Double Mastectomy Regret. Twitter user “Eden – @mothergender” has gone viral after posting a heartbreaking thread describing transgender regret. Read more here.
Australia Protests Against Gender Clinics. Concerned parents and health care workers staged Australia’s first protest against gender clinics in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hobart. Read more here.
NZ Govt to Make It Easier to Change Sex on Birth Certificate. The government of New Zealand is rolling out a number of changes to make it easier for people who identify as transgender to legally change their sex on their birth certificate. Read more here.
West Virginia Gov Signs Transgender Sports Bill. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed into law a bill that prohibits biological males from playing on women’s sports teams in public middle schools, high schools and universities. Read more here.
Florida Legislature Passes Transgender Sports Bill. Florida lawmakers have passed a bill which prohibits biological males from playing on female public school sports teams. Read more here.
North Macedonia to Recognize Identity of Transgender People. Law changes approved by the government of North Macedonia aim to amend the Law on Birth Registry to allow people to more easily change their sex designation on identification documents to reflect their gender identity. Read more here.
‘Existential Challenge’ Alleged If Employment Tribunal Ruling Overturned. Overturning a ruling finding a company was justified in terminating an employee for her beliefs about sex and gender risks creating a “two tier” system of protection for biological women and biological men who identify as women, a tribunal has heard. Read more here.
HUD Drops Proposal to Ban Transgender-Identified Men From Women-Only Shelters. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will be scrapping a Trump-era proposed rule that would have allowed federally-funded shelters to ban transgender-identified men from staying in women-only shelters. Read more here.
Nonprofit Donates Thousands of ‘Inclusive’ Books to Elementary Schools in CA. The superintendent of San Diego Unified School District sent an email to parents announcing that the nonprofit Gender Nation would be donating 2,000 “age-appropriate LGBTQ+ inclusive” books to schools in SDUSD. Read more here.
Female Athletes Appeal Dismissal of Complaints Against Biological Males in Women’s Sports. Four female athletes are appealing a federal court’s ruling that dismissed their challenge to a policy allowing biological males to compete in girls’ and women’s sports. Read more here.
British Woman Appeals Ruling Against Her for Saying Men Can’t Be Women. A British woman who was terminated from her job after expressing that men cannot become women is appealing her case after a judge ruled against her, stating that her views are “unworthy of respect” in a democracy. Read more here.
Female Detransitioner Says Gender Dysphoria Must Be Treated Like Mental Health Issue. A former transgender-identified woman who has detransitioned is stressing the importance of treating those struggling with gender dysphoria “the same way we would treat any other young person who’s struggling with mental health issues.” Read more here.
Pixar Releases Casting Call for Transgender Teen Character. Pixar Animation Studios recently sent out a casting call for an actress to play a character that is a 14-year-old transgender female in an upcoming animation movie. Read more here.
Judge Tosses Suit That Sought to Bar Biological Males From Competing in Girls’ Sports. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in Connecticut that sought to prevent biological males from competing in girls’ high school sports in the state. Read more here.
Gender-Neutral Toilets Could Be Mandatory in All Victorian Workplaces. Gender-neutral toilets could soon be mandatory in all workplaces in Victoria, Australia if an upcoming work safety probe deems it necessary. Read more here.
Alabama Gov Signs Transgender Sports Law. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law that bans biological males from being able to compete against girls in high school sports. Read more here.
Doctor Who Lost Job After Transgender Objection Warns About ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban. A UK doctor who made national headlines when he lost his job after objecting to transgender terminology has sounded a note of caution over a plan to outlaw “conversion therapy.” Read more here.
Parents Launch Mobile Campaign Warning Against Transgender Medicalization. A new mobile billboard campaign in Los Angeles, California is highlighting the story of Keira Bell, a young British detransitioner who won a court battle against a gender clinic that encouraged her to take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, which she wound up regretting. Read more here.
CDC Director Uses Gender-Neutral Language to Discuss ‘Pregnant Persons.’ Instead of referring to “pregnant women,” Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky utilized the terms “pregnant persons” and “pregnant people” while discussing a medical study on receiving the COVID vaccine during pregnancy. Read more here.
Kansas Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Bill. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly rejected a bill that would bar male students from competing against females in high school and college sports. Read more here.
Louisiana Gov Calls Transgender Restriction Bills ‘Discriminatory.’ Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said that he will oppose legislative proposals to add new medical and sports restrictions on youth who identify as transgender, calling the measures “unnecessary and discriminatory.” Read more here.
Corporations Target Texas for Bills That Protect Girls’ Sports, Ban ‘Gender Reassignment.’ Over 40 businesses are actively opposing Texas bills that ban ‘gender reassignment’ treatment for minors and protect women’s sports. Read more here.
Police: Male Rape Suspects in Scotland Allowed to ‘Self-Identify’ as Female. Critics are raising the alarm about a policy allowing those suspected of rape in Scotland to self-identify as female. Read more here.
North Dakota Gov Vetoes Transgender Sports Bill. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum vetoed a bill that would ban biological males from playing in girls’ sports. Read more here.
South Africa Seeks to Change ID System to Recognize ‘Nonbinary’ Citizens. South Africa is revising the way in which it issues national identity numbers in order to recognize different gender identities. Read more here.
Conservative Group Slams Poll Suggesting Most Americans Oppose Transgender Sports Laws. The American Principles Project has criticized a highly-publicized poll which claimed that most Americans oppose laws barring biological males from competing in women’s and girls’ sports, labeling it an “outlier” to other surveys on the issue. Read more here.
Montana Transgender Sports Bill Advances. The Montana legislature voted to advance a bill that would require participation in school and university sports to be based on the athlete’s biological sex. Read more here.
Transgender Candidate Running for Governor of California. Caitlyn Jenner, a biological male who identifies as female, is running for governor of California. Read more here.
Biden Moves to Force Doctors to Perform ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgeries Against Objections. President Joe Biden filed an appeal seeking to force doctors and hospitals to perform potentially harmful transgender-related procedures and surgeries even if they hold objections. Read more here.
NJ Adds ‘X’ Gender Option for Driver’s Licenses, ID Cards. New Jersey has added an “X” gender option for driver’s licenses and identification cards for residents who identify as “nonbinary” or who do not want to specify male or female. Read more here.
Florida Senate Considers Abandoning Bill Banning Biological Males From Female Sports. A Florida Senate panel put off considering the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, indicating that the upper chamber was reluctant to advance the bill. Read more here.
Kids’ Cartoon ‘Bluey’ Blasted for Not Having Gender Diverse Characters. The children’s cartoon “Bluey” came under fire by a critic who decried the lack of “disabled, queer, poor, gender diverse, dogs of colour and single-parent dog families” in the cast. Read more here.
Christian College Sues Biden Admin Over Transgender Mandate. A Christian college is taking the Biden administration to court over a directive mandating the college end its single-sex dorms and bathrooms. Read more here.
Disney Parks Debut ‘Gender Flexible’ Costumes. Disney Parks will be introducing “gender flexible” costumes for its non-binary cast members and will also “begin removing gender references for staff costumes.” Read more here.
North Dakota’s Transgender Sports Bill Goes to Governor. The North Dakota legislature passed a bill banning students from playing on sports teams that don’t match the sex of their original birth certificate. Read more here.
Women’s Prize for Fiction Blasted for Nominating a Man. The Women’s Prize for Fiction has been sharply criticized for including a male author in its nominee list for this year’s prize. Read more here.
B.C. Dad Jailed Six Months After Violating Gag Order in Daughter’s “Gender Transitioning” Case. The father of a biological female who identifies as male has been sentenced to six months in jail and a $30,000 fine for criminal contempt after violating publication and identification bans imposed in the “gender transitioning” case of his daughter. Read more here.
British Study: ‘Doctors Risk Patient Safety by Confusing Sex and Gender.’ Senior medical researchers from the University of St. Andrews say the significance of biological sex is being ignored by some medical practitioners which can result in “ineffective” or “inappropriate” treatments. Read more here.
Texas Senate Approves Transgender Sports Bill. The Texas Senate approved legislation prohibiting biological males from competing in girls’ and women’s sports. Read more here.
Hulu Documentary Peddles Gender Propaganda to Normalize Transgender Athletes. Disney-owned Hulu will begin streaming “Changing the Game” this summer, a documentary on biological boys and girls in high school who wish to compete in sporting events of the opposite sex. Read more here.
Amazon Reverses Ban on Book About Transgenderism. Author Maria Keffler received correspondence from Amazon explaining that the scrubbing of her book helping parents sever the influences of gender ideology was an “error,” and the listing will be reactivated. Read more here.
Florida House Passes Bill Restricting Girls’ Sports. The Florida House of Representatives voted 77-40 to pass legislation prohibiting biological males from playing girls’ sports. Read more here.
RFU Under Fire for Ignoring Risks to Women in Proposed Transgender Policy. The Rugby Football Union has been warned that its proposed transgender policy puts women at risk by allowing men to play in the women’s game. Read more here.
Alabama Legislators Introduce Ban on Puberty Blockers for Minors. Alabama lawmakers are proposing legislation to prohibit the administration or issuance of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to minors. Read more here.
Transgender Sports Bill to Become Law in West Virginia. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice commented on a new bill that would require middle and high school athletes to participate in sports based on their biological sex, saying that he would “let it become law or sign it.” Read more here.
Alabama Passes Transgender Sports Bill. The Alabama state legislature passed a bill that would prohibit K-12 schools from allowing biological males to participate in girls’ sports. Read more here.
Texas Bill Would Make ‘Gender Change’ for Minors Illegal. Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for minors to receive puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones or medical procedures or surgeries that would assist in a “gender transition.” Read more here.
NCAA to Pull Championships From States That Don’t Allow Biological Males in Women’s Sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it “firmly and unequivocally supports” the inclusion of transgender athletes in college sports competitions and vows to pull championship events out of states that disagree. Read more here.
Quebec Appealing Court Decision That Helps Transgender Teens Change Legal Docs. The Quebec government wants the province’s highest court to ensure teenagers seeking to change their sex designation on official documents get approval from a health professional first. Read more here.
Amazon Quietly Pulls Second Book on Transgenderism. Amazon gave “no contact, no warning, no reason” before pulling a second book critical of transgender identity theory from its online store. Read more here.
UK Student Wins Payout and Apology Over ‘Transphobic’ Tweets. Huddersfield University has been forced to apologize and pay compensation to one of its students after subjecting him to a prolonged disciplinary process for tweets critical of radical gender ideology. Read more here.
New UAE Law Allows ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery. A new Medical Liability Law was enacted in the United Arab Emirates to allow “gender reassignment” surgery. Read more here.
More Than 30 States Now Considering Bills to Ban Biological Males From Girls’ Sports. More than 30 states are now considering legislation that would ban boys and men who “identify as female” from participating in girls and women’s sports. Read more here.
U.S. Ed Dept Denies Request to Affirm Title IX Male/Female Sex. The Biden Department of Education has denied a request by the Women’s Liberation Front to affirm that Title IX regulations will be enforced based on a definition of “sex” as male/female biological sex and not a perceived gender identity. Read more here.
NC Lawmakers Move to Protect Youth From Transgender Drugs, Surgeries. Three North Carolina lawmakers recently introduced legislation that would bar doctors from prescribing puberty-blocking drugs to or performing “gender transition” surgeries on individuals younger than 21. Read more here.
Virginia Transgender Athlete Bill Heads to Governor. The West Virginia legislature has approved a bill that would ban biological males from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and colleges in the state. Read more here.
Transgender Activist Warns ‘Children Will Die’ if States Ban ‘Gender-Affirming Care.’ Transgender activist Willow Breshears claimed that states banning “gender-affirming care” for kids who identify as a gender other than their biological sex will cause a surge in child deaths. Read more here.
East African Bishops Oppose Gender Theory. The bishops of Kenya and Ethiopia have opposed a report by experts commissioned by the UN relating to “the protection of homosexual and transgender persons” and are denouncing an attempt to impose gender theory on member states. Read more here.
Nestle, Mars Call Bans on Biological Boys in Girls’ Sports ‘Discriminatory.’ Nestle, Mars and two other major food companies said in a USA Today opinion piece that they oppose state-level bills that prohibit biological boys from playing on girls’ teams and will speak out against similar “draconian” legislation that impacts children. Read more here.
Bournemouth Council Rejects ‘Gender-Neutral’ Language. Bournemouth Council in England has voted against a motion which proposed dropping masculine and feminine terms, including “Chairman” and “Mr.” and “Mrs.,” for “Chair” and “Mx.” Read more here.
Green Party Councilor Resigns Over Party’s ‘Complicity’ in Transgender Activists’ Bullying. A Green Party councilor in the UK has resigned from his party over its alleged support for radical gender ideology and its failure to tackle bullying by transgender activists within the party. Read more here.
‘Gender Transition’ Treatments Now Banned in Arkansas. The Arkansas General Assembly voted to enact a ban on “gender transition” treatment and surgery for minors, overriding a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Read more here.
DOJ: Schools Violate Law by Not Allowing Boys on Girls’ Teams. The Biden Justice Department says in a new memo that federal law and Supreme Court precedent requires schools to allow biological boys who identify as girls to play on girls’ sports teams. Read more here.
Arkansas Gov Vetoes Ban on ‘Gender Transitioning’ Treatment for Minors. Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson vetoed a bill that would ban doctors from performing “gender transition” surgery or offering puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones to minors. Read more here.
Levine: Transgender Drugs, Surgeries for Minors ‘Health Equity Issue.’ Rachel Levine, assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and a male-to-female transgender, criticized efforts in some states to ban minors from obtaining transgender drugs and surgeries, saying such bans constitute a “health equity issue.” Read more here.
California Prisons Grapple With Hundreds of Transgender Inmates Requesting New Housing. Since passing legislation which gave transgender, intersex and nonbinary inmates the right, regardless of anatomy, to choose whether to be housed in a male or female prison, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has received 261 requests for transfers. Read more here.
Transgender Star Urges Children to ‘Cheer On’ Transgender Friends. Nickelodeon star Michael D. Cohen issued a message to children urging them to celebrate friends who exhibit transgender behavior. Read more here.
NICE: Evidence for Puberty Blocker Use Very Low. The evidence for using puberty-blocking drugs to treat young people struggling with their gender identity is “very low,” an official review by the UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has found. Read more here.
Pentagon Announces New Transgender Service Member Policies. The Pentagon announced their latest policies and regulations regarding transgender people in the military. Read more here.
New York Sued for Not Offering ‘X’ Gender Option on Public Assistance Registration. New York is facing a lawsuit filed by people who identify as nonbinary and argue that they face discrimination because the state requires them to indicate that they are either male or female to receive public welfare benefits. Read more here.
‘Star Wars’ Introduces ‘Transgender, Non-Binary’ Jedi Knights. “Star Wars” marked the Transgender Day of Visibility by featuring two transgender, non-binary Jedi Knights on the new cover for Marvel’s “Star Wars: The High Republic” comic series. Read more here.
CNN Clarifies Claim ‘There Is No Consensus Criteria for Assigning Sex at Birth.’ CNN was forced to issue a “clarification” to a widely mocked piece that claimed “there is no consensus criteria for assigning sex at birth” while discussing transgender athletes playing women’s sports. Read more here.
Montana Senate Advances Sports Bill. The Montana Senate advanced a bill that would require athletes to participate in school and college sports according to their biological sex but amended it to be voided if federal funding is at risk. Read more here.
Irish Colleges to Offer Gender Identity Training Program for Staff. Five colleges in Ireland have teamed up to roll out a gender identity and diversity training program for staff. Read more here.
Peru’s Gender Identity Law Advances in Congress. Peru’s parliamentary commission approved a bill which would allow individuals who identify as a different gender than their biological sex to change their name and birth identity before the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status. Read more here.
Attorney Says Father Who Spoke Out Against Child’s ‘Gender Reassignment’ Is ‘Prisoner of Conscience.’ A Canadian man held in jail without bail for challenging his government’s position on transgender treatments for children is a “prisoner of conscience,” according to his attorney. Read more here.
Arkansas Passes ‘Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act.’ The Arkansas legislature has passed the “Arkansas Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act” which prohibits physicians from providing “gender transition” treatments to minors. Read more here.
CNN Report on Transgender Laws Claims ‘No Consensus Criteria’ for Determining Gender at Birth. A CNN report documenting policies about transgender rights across the nation claimed that there was no consensus on the criteria to “assign sex at birth.” Read more here.
Scot Gender Clinic Criticized for Misleading Kids Over Puberty Blockers. An NHS gender clinic in Scotland is under fire for misleading young people about the effects of experimental puberty-blocking drugs. Read more here.
Tennessee Gov Moves to Protect Girls Sports. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill to “preserve women’s athletics and ensure fair competition” by separating sports by biological sex as opposed to gender identity. Read more here.
LinkedIn Embraces Trend for Gender Pronoun Option on Profiles. Professional networking site LinkedIn will now let users add their preferred gender pronouns to accounts in the United States, Britain, Sweden, Canada and Ireland. Read more here.
Noem Signs Executive Orders Related to Women’s Sports. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem passed on signing a bill to bar biological males from competing in women’s sports, instead issuing executive orders in the bill’s place. Read more here.
Joe Biden Displays Transgender Flags at the White House to Celebrate ‘Day of Visibility.’ White House Director of Political Strategy and Outreach Emmy Ruiz announced Biden would display the pastel pink and blue and transgender flag at the White House. Biden also released a statement to celebrate the day. Read more here.
SD Gov Issues Final Veto on Transgender Sports Bill. South Dakota governor Kristi Noem officially vetoed a bill restricting girls’ sports at public schools to biological female students, hours after the state House voted 67-2 to override Noem’s initial style and form veto. Read more here.
Iowa Poll: Plurality Supports School Bathroom Use Matching Birth Gender. A plurality of Iowans supports requiring students to use bathrooms according to one’s birth gender regardless of their gender identity, according to the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Read more here.
UK High Court Rules Parents Can Consent to Children Receiving Puberty Blockers. Children in the UK can get puberty-blocking drugs without the need to go to court as long as their parents agree to the treatment, a High Court judge has said. Read more here.
University’s Pronoun Policy May Have Violated First Amendment, Court Rules. An Ohio university may have violated the free speech and religious freedom rights of a Christian philosophy professor by requiring him to refer to a biological male student with feminine pronouns and a feminine title, a court has ruled. Read more here.
UN Panel on Equality Struggles to Find Consensus on Gender Identity. The Commission on the Status of Women has called for a sharp increase of women in global decision-making in their final document adopted that saw a refusal to address issues of gender identity. Read more here.
Rome School Adopts Policy Allowing Students to Change Name Based on Gender Identity. The Ripetta school of art in Rome recently joined a handful of high schools in Italy that give students who identify as transgender the right to be known by a name other than the one they were given at birth. Read more here.
Judge Permits Scottish Govt to Redefine ‘Woman.’ A judge has ruled that the Scottish government was legally permitted to classify as female men who identify as women in a law designed to address the number of women on public boards. Read more here.
Arkansas Gov Signs Bill Requiring Sports Participation Be Based on Biological Sex. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill banning biological males from participating in women’s sports. Read more here.
Pro-Transgender Activists Attack BBC for Quoting Group That Opposes ‘Self-Declared’ Gender. LGBT activists have hit out at the BBC for publishing an article quoting the LGB Alliance, which said the current push to ban so-called “conversion therapy” was being used as “political cover to promote an affirmation-only approach to gender identity.” Read more here.
UK Equalities Minister: ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban Will Apply to Transgender Individuals. Equalities Minister Liz Truss confirmed that the transgender community will be protected under plans to outlaw so-called “conversion therapy.” Read more here.
Passenger Accuses TSA of Being ‘Transphobic.’ A biological male who identifies as female is accusing the U.S. Transportation Security Administration of being “transphobic” after a recent encounter at an airport. Read more here.
U.S. Senate Confirms Transgender Official for Key Post. The U.S. Senate confirmed Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. Levine is the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation. Read more here.
UK Study Finds Children Usually Go on From Puberty Blockers to ‘Sex-Swap’ Drugs. NHS England’s gender identity clinic for children has revealed that the “great majority” of young people who take puberty blockers move on to “cross-sex” hormones. Read more here.
Ed Student Reinstated Following Suspension for Affirming Biological Sex. A New York university education student was reinstated to his program after previously being suspended for saying, “A man is a man; a woman is a woman.” Read more here.
Canadian Father Who Objected to Daughter Taking Testosterone Denied Release From Jail. A Canadian father jailed for contempt of court after voicing objections to his teenage daughter being prescribed testosterone as part of an experimental gender transition was denied bail and isn’t expected to be released until next month. Read more here.
Noem Sends Back Transgender Athletes Bill for Changes. Gov. Kristi Noem returned a bill designed to prevent biological men from competing in biological women’s sports back to her state legislature for modification. Read more here.
Ohio Public School District Spends $134K on Permits for ‘Gender-Neutral’ Bathrooms. A public school district in the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio has spent more than $134,000 in legal fees to obtain a permit to install only gender-neutral bathrooms in six of its new facilities, in violation of state code. Read more here.
Noem Announces Nationwide Coalition to Protect Women’s Sports. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced at a press conference that she is launching a nationwide coalition of stakeholders to push for preserving Title IX’s protection for female athletes. Read more here.
Reporter: Saying ‘Biological Males’ Is a ‘Serious Anti-Trans Slur.’ A reporter urged other journalists to stop using the term “biological males,” deeming the scientific term a “serious anti-trans slur” that is hateful to use. Read more here.
Noem Wavers on Signing Ban of Biological Males From Women’s Sports. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s office confirmed that the governor has not made up her mind on whether she will sign a bill banning biological males from women’s sports. Read more here.
Australian Senate Votes to Ban ‘Distorted’ Gender-Neutral Language. The Australian Senate has passed a motion brought by One Nation banning the use of “distorted” gender-neutral language such as “chestfeeding” in official government materials. Read more here.
South Carolina Rep. Introduces Bill to Ban Minors from Getting ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery, Treatment. South Carolina state Rep. Cezar McKnight has introduced legislation to ban minors from undergoing “gender reassignment” surgery and from receiving medications from doctors to alter gender presentation or delay puberty. Read more here.
Biological Male Wins Female Beauty Pageant in Nevada. Kataluna Enriquez, a biological male who identifies as female, won the Miss Silver State USA pageant, an event considered the biggest preliminary competition for the Miss Nevada USA pageant. Read more here.
UK MP Admits Breaching Rules to Further Radical Transgender Agenda. A senior MP’s failure to publish a document promoting radical transgender ideology breached transparency rules, the Commissioner for Standards in the House of Commons has said. Read more here.
U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Restrict ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery for Minors. Congressional Republicans have introduced two pieces of legislation that would ban “gender reassignment” surgery for minors in addition to preventing taxpayers from having to pay for elective “gender reassignment” surgeries. Read more here.
Alabama House Approves Bill to Require Sports Participation Be Based on Biological Sex. Members of the Alabama House of Representatives voted 74-19 in favor of a bill that will require K-12 athletes to play on teams based on the biological sex listed on their birth certificates. Read more here.
Senate Witness: ‘Equality Act’ so ‘Overbroad’ It Lets Non-Transgender People Exploit It. Author and attorney Abigail Shrier testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the “Equality Act” passed by the House is so “overbroad” that it allows non-transgender individuals to take advantage of it. Read more here.
Biological Females Receiving Testosterone at Greater Risk of Blood Clots. A 20-year follow-up study suggests that biological females receiving testosterone therapy were at an 11% greater risk of developing blood clots. Read more here.
Campaigners to Westminster: Women at Risk in Gender-Neutral Toilets. For Women Scotland is urging Westminster to “issue further guidance” to the Scottish government on the need to provide female-only toilets. Read more here.
Online Pharmacy Sells Hormone Drugs Labelled ‘Keep Out of Reach of Parents.’ Online pharmacy Oktokonoko Pharmaceuticals out of Brazil is selling hormone drugs online occasionally delivered in packaging that says, “Keep out of reach of parents.” Read more here.
B.C. Govt Replaces 600 Legal Clauses With Gender Neutral Terms. An order-in-council replaced more than 600 instances of gendered language in 70 British Columbian laws and regulations with gender neutral language. Read more here.
Manhattan School Warns Against Saying ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad,’ Assuming Gender. A private school in Manhattan has issued language recommendations to staff, students, and parents, advising them against using terms such as “mom” and “dad” and other gendered language. Read more here.
Mississippi Gov Signs Bill to Ensure Athletic Participation is Based on Biological Sex. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed the Mississippi Fairness Act into law so that “young girls are not forced to compete against biological males.” Read more here.
Amazon Decides to Not Sell Books Framing LGBTQ+ Identity as a Mental Illness. Brian Huseman, Amazon’s vice president of public policy, said the company has “chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Read more here.
UK High Court Hears Argument That Female Prisoners Are at Risk of Sexual Assault From Transgender Inmates. Attorneys argued before the UK High Court that the Ministry of Justice policy which allows men who identify as women to be housed with female prisoners places women at greater risk of sexual assault. Read more here.
U.S. Poll Shows ‘Broad Support’ for Banning Biological Males From Female Athletics. A new poll found that 53% of registered voters support banning biological male athletes from competing in women’s sports. Read more here.
Rogue UK Gender Clinic Continues to Issue Transgender Drugs to Children. An undercover investigation found that an unlicensed gender clinic is still bypassing regulatory safeguards to provide puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children. Read more here.
Bangladesh TV Hires Country’s First Transgender News Anchor. A Bangladeshi satellite television station has hired the country’s first transgender news anchor, saying it hopes the appointment will help change society. Read more here.
UK High Court Rules Guidance on Sex Question in Census Must Be Changed. A high court judge has ruled that guidance on the sex question in the England, Wales and Northern Ireland census must be changed to clarify that it refers to one’s biological sex. Read more here.
White House Expresses Openness to Adding Third Gender Option for Federal IDs. A White House official will not rule out the possibility that the Biden Administration could take action to add a third gender option to federal identification documents. Read more here.
Biden Nominee Won’t Say If Parental Consent Should Be Required for ‘Gender Transition.’ Vanita Gupta, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be Associate Attorney General, refused to say whether the Department of Justice would intervene in cases where children were prescribed gender reassignment surgery without parental consent. Read more here.
Gender Specialists Say More Research Into Hormone Therapy for Children is ‘Urgently Needed.’ Doctors who provide gender dysphoria treatment to young people in the Netherlands say they know too little about the long-term effects of puberty-blocking hormones. [Editor’s Note: This article is in Dutch, but some browsers have an option for English translation.] Read more here.
German Bill Would Allow Children to Change Legal Gender Without Parental Consent. A new bill proposed by the German government would allow gender-confused children as young as 14 to change their first name and documented gender on government records regardless of their parents’ wishes. Read more here.
Christ Studied as ‘Gender Nonbinary’ in ‘Radical Jesus’ College Course. At Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, an introductory religion course is being taught that examines Jesus as “gender nonbinary.” Read more here.
U.S. Eyes Free Transgender Surgery for Military. The Department of Defense has confirmed in recent memos that “sex reassignment” surgery could be provided free of cost as part of the military’s medical benefits package following President Joe Biden’s Jan. 25 executive order. Read more here.
Debate Over Gender-Neutral Language Divides Germany. Proponents of gender-neutral language in Germany say the German language needs grammar that explicitly includes women and “nonbinary” people. Read more here.
Georgetown Law Requests Students Include Pronouns in Bios. The Georgetown Law School’s Student Bar Association requested that all students put their preferred pronouns next to their names online. Read more here.
Brisbane High School Introduces Pronoun Badges. A Brisbane high school is trialing the use of pronoun badges among students to help others understand how they identify. Read more here.
Queensland Doc Raises Concerns About Eliminating Gendered Language. Doctor Thomas Lyons of Queensland, Australia has raised an alarm about the disturbing trend of policing pronouns and gendered language and the effect it has on children. Read more here.
Biden Creating a Gender Council, Expanding Transgender Rights. President Biden is signing an executive order establishing a White House Gender Policy Council which will concentrate, in part, on increasing transgender rights. Read more here.
Mexican State Begins Recording Gender Identity on Birth Certificates. The state Civil Code of Quintana Roo now allows people to change their birth certificate to reflect their gender identity. Read more here.
SD Gov ‘Excited’ to Sign Bill Affirming Biological Sex in Women’s Athletics. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said she will sign a bill to bar biological males who identify as female from participating in female sports leagues. Read more here.
On Int’l Women’s Day, #TransWomenAreWomen Trends on Twitter. On International Women’s Day, a day designed to “celebrate women’s achievement,” the hashtag #TransWomenAreWomen was trending on Twitter. Read more here.
Senate Rejects Amendment to Protect Women’s Sports and Title IX. Senate Democrats rejected an amendment to the American Rescue Plan which would have protected the biological sanctity of women’s sports and Title IX. Read more here.
Colorado Judge Dismisses 1 of 2 Charges Against Jack Phillips for Not Making Pro-Transgender Cake. A judge has decided to throw out one of two charges against Colorado-based Christian baker Jack Phillips over his refusal to make a transgender-themed cake. Read more here.
Alabama Senate Votes Against Hormone Therapy, ‘Reassignment’ Surgery for Kids. The Alabama state senate voted overwhelmingly to make giving children puberty-blockers, hormone therapy, or “gender reassignment” surgery a felony. Read more here.
Doctors, Hospitals Fight ‘Transgender Mandate’ in Federal Court. Attorneys for doctors and hospitals argued before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that doctors can’t be forced to perform “gender transition” surgeries against their conscientious beliefs. Read more here.
Mississippi Votes to Ban Biological Males From Women’s Sports. The Mississippi legislature has passed a bill to ban biological males from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams in the state’s schools and universities. Read more here.
U.S. Congresswoman Introduces ‘Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act.’ Congresswoman Mary Miller introduced the Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act which adds a clear definition of sex to Title IX to clarify that “sex” means biological sex, not gender identity. Read more here.
UK Domestic Violence Charity Dropped by Council for Women-Only Policy. A domestic violence charity’s policy of only housing women has led to its funding being cut by the Brighton Council after more than 25 years of service. Read more here.
Poll: 77 Percent Say Making ‘Mr. Potato Head’ Gender Neutral Goes Too Far. More than three-fourths of Americans say that a gender neutral “Mr. Potato Head” is “political correctness going too far,” according to Public Opinion Strategies. Read more here.
Mayo Clinic Debuts Wearable Pronoun Buttons. The Mayo Clinic introduced a new round of policies relating to gender identity, including wearable buttons for employees to display their preferred pronouns. Read more here.
Poll: Majority Oppose Allowing Athletes to Compete Based on Gender Identity. A Rasmussen Reports survey found the majority of Americans reject the prospect of allowing transgender students to participate on sports teams of the gender they identify with rather than their biological sex. Read more here.
Harry Potter Video Game Will Reportedly Allow Players to Be Transgender. An upcoming video game based on the “Harry Potter” series will reportedly allow gamers to play as a transgender character. Read more here.
Tennessee Senate Passes Bill Requiring Athletes Play According to Biological Sex. The Tennessee Senate voted 27-6 to approve a bill that would require student athletes to participate in middle and high school sports under their biological sex. Read more here.
Twitch Slammed for Using Term ‘Womxn.’ The streaming platform Twitch was slammed from both sides of the political spectrum after referring to Women’s History Month as “Womxn’s History Month.” Read more here.
Senators Seek Answers From Amazon Over Cancellation of Transgender-Critical Book. A group of Republican U.S. senators is asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to explain the company’s removal of a popular book on transgenderism and is warning him that it appears to be an “assault on free speech.” Read more here.
Judge Rules Miss USA May Exclude Transgender Participants. A federal judge threw out a lawsuit by a biological male who identifies as female who accused the private pageant corporation of discrimination after being denied the opportunity to participate in competitions. Read more here.
UK Govt Agrees to Call Pregnant Women ‘Mothers.’ The UK government has backtracked over wording in its maternity leave bill and will now refer to a pregnant woman as a ‘mother’ rather than a ‘person.’ Read more here.
ABC Introduces Diversity Guidelines. The taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation has introduced new “diversity” guidelines that place a heavy emphasis on “gender diverse” people. Read more here.
Senator Blasts HHS Deputy Nominee Over ‘Gender Transitioning’ of Minors. During a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Doctor and Senator Rand Paul blasted President Joe Biden’s nominee for Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for supporting the government’s ability to override parental consent for child sex changes. Read more here.
Student Suspended From Education Program for Affirming Biological Sex. State University of New York sent an email to education student Owen Stevens placing him on suspension from his field teaching programs after his peers uncovered videos of him making statements such as, “A man is a man, a woman is a woman.” Read more here.
Pelosi Compares ‘Stigma’ of AIDS to Transgenderism. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi compared the “stigma” of supporting people with AIDS to that of supporting transgender people in a virtual Human Rights Campaign conference. Read more here.
Hasbro to Remove ‘Mr.’ From Famous Potato Head Brand. The toymaker Hasbro announced it will drop the honorific on its Mr. Potato Head brand in favor of a gender-neutral “Potato Head” moniker. Read more here.
Oreo Tweets Transgender Affirmation. Oreo Cookie re-entered the cultural gender debate by tweeting simply, “Trans people exist.” Read more here.
Nat’l Ed and Library Groups Co-Sponsor Transgender Reading Day for Elementary Schools. Prominent national education and library groups are co-sponsoring the annual “Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings” where teachers, parents and librarians are encouraged to read books about transgenderism to elementary school children. Read more here.
CA Bill Requires ‘Gender Neutral’ Stores, Fines Offending Retailers. California’s Assembly is slated to consider a new bill requiring department store children’s sections to be largely “gender-neutral” in order to combat “prejudice” and “judgment” against “gender non-conforming” children. Read more here.
Biden’s AG Pick Dodges Question About Biological Boys on Girls’ Teams. President Biden’s nominee for attorney general dodged a question about biological boys playing on girls’ teams, saying he had not fully studied the issue. Read more here.
UK Home Office’s Female Workers Going Out of Their Way to Avoid Gender-Neutral Toilets. Women working for the UK government’s Home Office are choosing to walk to other departments’ ladies-only restrooms in order to avoid using their building’s gender-neutral toilets. Read more here.
Harvard Launches ‘Gender Inclusive’ Bathroom App. Harvard University is launching an app that will help students determine where gender-neutral bathrooms are located across campus. Read more here.
Biden Admin Withdraws Support of Female Athletes Fighting Transgender Policy. The Biden administration withdrew its support of three female high school athletes who are challenging Connecticut’s policy of allowing biological boys who identify as girls to compete in girls-only events. Read more here.
Parents Join LGB Group to Protest Transgender Clinics. Parents of transgender-identifying teens held protests outside children’s hospitals that house transgender clinics in six cities across the United States and Canada in a joint effort spearheaded by these families and a recently formed LGB group. Read more here.
States Set for Clash With Biden Admin Over Transgender Athletes. Lawmakers in over a dozen states are poised to trigger a legal battle with the Biden administration over whether biological male athletes can compete on female high school and college sports teams. Read more here.
NYU Survey Asks Students to Identify as One or More of At Least 30 Genders. New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development asked students to identify as one of at least 30 genders in a survey to “help build a more affirming environment.” Read more here.
Utah Gov Won’t Sign Transgender Sports Bill as Currently Written. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox announced that he would not sign the current version of a bill making its way through the Utah Legislature to ban biological males who identify as female from participating in girls’ K-12 sports. Read more here.
Amazon Deplatforms Book on Transgenderism Without Explanation. Amazon’s web store has removed a best-selling book on the science and politics of transgenderism without notifying the author or giving him a reason why the book was deplatformed. Read more here.
Australian Pre-Schoolers Taught Radical Gender Ideology. A childcare center in New South Wales has been called out for promoting gender fluidity to three-year-olds. Read more here.
Book Promoting Transgenderism Pulled From Elementary School. A book promoting transgenderism has been pulled from an elementary school after parents protested its indoctrination. Read more here.
ONS: Census to Record ‘Legal Sex,’ Not Self-ID. The UK’s Office for National Statistics now says that census respondents will be required to enter their “legal sex” for the household questionnaire rather than being able to choose their “preferred option.” Read more here.
Gender Identity Bill Divides Spain. A bill sponsored by Spain’s Equality Minister Irene Montero aims to make gender self-determination — no diagnosis, medical treatment or judge required — the norm, with eligibility starting at age 16. Read more here.
Transgender MMA Fighter Labeled ‘Bravest Athlete in History.’ A biological male MMA fighter who identifies as female and once broke a female competitor’s skull during a fight has been labeled the “bravest athlete in history” by a prominent media outlet. Read more here.
New Website Aims to Educate, Offer Catholic Response to Gender Ideology. A newly relaunched Catholic website aims to educate parents, pastors, and teachers about gender ideology, which the website’s founders believe young people are often being exposed to without adults’ awareness. Read more here.
MS Senate Passes Bill Protecting Girls’ Sports. The Mississippi state Senate passed a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from participating in women’s or girls’ sports in Mississippi universities and schools. Read more here.
‘Gender-Neutral’ Laws Would Make Topless Women Legal. Gainesville, Florida City Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos is proposing that the city “de-genderize” its laws, including one that makes it illegal for women to display their breasts in public. Read more here.
Alabama Considers Bill Banning Transgender Hormonal Drugs for Minors. The Alabama legislature is considering a bill that prohibits “gender change therapy” for minors, making it a felony for doctors to administer hormonal drug treatment to aid in their “transition.” Read more here.
ND House Passes Bill Requiring Sports Participation Align With Biological Sex. The North Dakota State House of Representatives passed a bill that requires school athletes to participate on sports teams that correspond with their biological sex. Read more here.
Iowa Legislature Hears Bill Requiring Students to Use Bathroom According to Biological Sex. A bill making its way through the Iowa legislature would require all grade levels to use “school bathrooms that correspond with their biological sex.” Read more here.
Tennessee Gov: Transgender Athletes Will ‘Ruin the Opportunity for Girls.’ Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee said transgender athletes competing in women’s sports will have undesirable consequences for biological women. Read more here.
‘Chestfeeding:’ Hospitals Tell Midwives to Change Language to Accommodate Transgender Community. A group of hospitals in the UK has instructed midwives in their maternity departments to use different terms in order to be more “gender-inclusive,” such as substituting “chestfeeding” for “breastfeeding.” Read more here.
Majority of U.S. Voters Think Males Who Identify as Females Shouldn’t Be Allowed on Women’s Sports Teams. A solid majority of voters think males who identify as females should be barred from participating in women’s sports leagues, according to a new poll. Read more here.
U.S. Senator Reintroduces Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act. Sen. Mike Lee reintroduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, and several organizations have endorsed the bill, including the Women’s Liberation Front. Read more here.
Puberty Blockers Stunt Children’s Bone Growth, Research Finds. New research has revealed that puberty-suppressing drugs given to gender dysphoric youth stunt their bone growth. Read more here.
Biden Admin Defends Transgender Executive Order. White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden’s executive order that opens up women’s sports to men who say they are transgender by stating that the president believes “trans rights are human rights.” Read more here.
NY State Employees Required to Have ‘Gender Identity Toolkit’ Training. All New York State employees are required to have training in the state’s new “Gender Identity Toolkit,” a resource to ensure the “rights” of transgender and other individuals who are not comfortable with their biological sex are acknowledged and put into practice. Read more here.
Women’s Rights Campaigners Accused of ‘Transphobia’ in SNP Conflict. Women within the Scottish National Party who uphold the biological differences between men and women have been branded ‘transphobic’ by the party authorities. Read more here.
Over 32,000 Sign ACLU Petition Supporting Transgender Student Athletes. The American Civil Liberties Union has collected over 32,000 signatures on a petition calling for the support of transgender student athletes. Read more here.
Buzzfeed Promotes Gender Ideology Picture Books for Children. Buzzfeed has published a list of children’s books on gender identity that “should be on every kid’s bookshelf.” Read more here.
Top Psychiatrist: Political Ideology Seriously Harmed Children at Gender Clinic. A consultant psychiatrist has said the influence of radical transgender ideology at an NHS England gender identity clinic left children “seriously damaged.” Read more here.
ACLU Issues Statements Attempting to Debunk ‘Myths’ About Transgender Athletes. The American Civil Liberties Union issued a Twitter thread that claimed to offer facts debunking four “myths” about transgender student athletes. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Puts Free Speech Protections in Jeopardy. Scotland’s Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf looks set to water down plans to protect criticism of radical gender ideology in his controversial hate crime bill. Read more here.
Biden’s Ed Sec Nominee: Biological Males Have Right to Compete Against Females. President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, said he will work to protect a new executive order that mandates biological males be allowed to compete against biological females. Read more here.
Female Athletes Seek to Protect Women’s Sports While Accommodating Transgender Participation. A group of high-profile female athletes and sports advocates is proposing federal legislation to exempt girls’ and women’s competitive sports from President Biden’s recent executive order that mandates blanket inclusion for all transgender athletes. Read more here.
University of Dallas Rebuffs Transgender Activist’s Campaign to Fire Catholic Professor. The University of Dallas, a private Catholic university in Texas, is standing behind a professor who is under attack by a transgender activist after making comments affirming the biological realities of sex and gender. Read more here.
BBC Removes Video That Teaches Children There Are Over 100 Genders. The BBC has removed a controversial video that taught children between the ages of 9 and 12 that there are more than 100 gender identities after parents objected to the “educational” content. Read more here.
Transgender Powerlifter Files Lawsuit After Being Barred From Competition. A biological male who identifies as female is suing USA Powerlifting after being declared ineligible to compete in their female competition. Read more here.
Australian Census to Include Third Gender Option. An option to identify as a “non-binary” gender will be available in the 2021 Australian census as part of new Australian Bureau of Statistics guidelines aimed at improving data on gender diversity. Read more here.
Retired NFL Player Calls for Separate Transgender Category of Sports. Retired NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley suggested a separate category for transgender athletes after President Joe Biden issued an executive order allowing males who identify as female to participate in women’s sports. Read more here.
Queensland Supreme Court Issues Controversial Ruling on Puberty Blockers. The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that a 13-year-old boy may begin puberty blockers without his father’s consent. Read more here.
States, Congress Fight to Preserve the Two Sexes From Biden’s Transgender Push. A growing number of states and members of the U.S. Congress are backing legislation to protect female athletes from competing against biological males who identify as women. Read more here.
UK Bank Criticized for Wading Into Gender Debate. National Westminster Bank has been criticized for its submission to the Women and Equalities Committee’s consultation supporting a change in the law that would make it easier to “change” legal sex. Read more here.
Dad Designs ‘Bikini’ for Young Boys Who Want to Live as Girls. A Canadian father designed a “bikini” for young boys who want to live as girls, according to a recently released report. Read more here.
Scottish Teachers Report Parents Who Don’t Affirm Child’s ‘Gender Transition.’ Schools across Scotland have been reporting parents to local authorities if they are unsupportive of their child’s desire to “change genders.” Read more here.
Twitter Suspends Accounts for Calling ‘Transgender Woman’ a Man. Twitter has locked LifeSiteNews out of two of their accounts for displaying a message noting that President Joe Biden’s newly named Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine is a biological male. Read more here.
MP Urges Health Secretary to Close Puberty Blocker Loophole. A UK Member of Parliament has urged the Health Secretary to close a loophole that allows puberty blocking drugs to be prescribed to children. Read more here.
Biden Ends Partial Ban on Transgender Soldiers in U.S. Military. President Biden signed an executive order to allow all transgender soldiers to serve openly in the U.S. military and to receive gender reassignment surgery under the military’s health plans. Read more here.
BBC Educational Film Tells Children There Are ‘Over 100’ Genders. The British Broadcasting Company has come under fire for a program aimed at prepubescent children which claimed that there are “over 100” gender identities. Read more here.
#BidenErasedWomen Trends After Biden Signs Transgender Executive Order. President Joe Biden signed an executive order that sets the stage for rolling out transgender “protections” – a move that critics protested through the hashtag “Biden erased women.” Read more here.
House GOP Bill Reintroduced to Protect Women’s Sports. Florida Rep. Greg Steube reintroduced the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” after President Joe Biden signed an executive order effectively eliminating women’s sports. Read more here.
Biden Signs Executive Order on Transgender ‘Rights.’ Hours after taking the oath of office, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order giving sweeping “rights” to men and women who want to live as the opposite biological sex, including allowing individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their perceived sex. Read more here.
NHS Gender Clinic Rated ‘Inadequate.’ NHS England’s gender identity clinic for children has been rated “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission after findings showed that the safety of its services required improvement and that staff were poorly led. Read more here.
ACLU Wants to Add ‘X’ as Sex Option on ID Documents. The American Civil Liberties Union is jumping on the Biden administration’s embrace of transgender ideology by seeking to make identification documents include “X” as a category for one’s sex. Read more here.
UK Clinic Prescribes ‘Sex Swap’ Drugs to 18-Year-Olds After Single Zoom Chat. A private clinic in London has been heavily criticized for prescribing cross-sex hormones to 18-year-old teenagers after a single video call consultation. Read more here.
Scottish Govt Statistician Wants to Replace ‘Sex’ With ‘Gender Identity’ in Official Data. The Scottish government’s chief statistician has suggested that, in most cases, “data should be collected on the basis of gender identity rather than sex.” Read more here.
Biden Selects PA Transgender Health Official for HHS. President Joe Biden has chosen Dr. Rachel Levine, a biological male who identifies as female, to serve as the assistant secretary of health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more here.
Biden White House Updates Contact Page for ‘Preferred Pronouns.’ Just hours after Joe Biden’s swearing-in as President of the United States, the official White House contact page was updated to ask users to include their preferred gender pronouns. Read more here.
UK High Court Refuses to Hear Case Against CPS Over Transgender Bias. The UK High Court has refused to grant a judicial review brought by a 15-year-old girl against the Crown Prosecution Service over its affiliation with Stonewall. Read more here.
London Newspaper Reveals ‘Shocking Evidence’ About Transgender Treatments. After a legal battle, a UK newspaper has published what it called “shocking evidence” about transgender medicine which led a High Court judge to ban a government gender clinic from prescribing puberty blockers. Read more here.
Proposed VA School Policy Would Advance LGBT Agenda, Undermine Parents. The Virginia Department of Education has released a draft proposal of a new policy to be implemented by all public schools which would promote radical transgender ideology and undermine the role of parents in the raising of their children. Read more here.
School Staff Encourages Girl to ‘Transition’ Without Informing Family. The counselor, teacher, principal and other staff at Northwest Expedition Academy supported and encouraged a 10-year-old girl’s desire to “transition” genders without telling her family. Read more here.
ACLU Lawyer: Belief That Sex is Binary Comes From ‘Misogyny and White Supremacy.’ A staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union issued a Twitter thread in which the argument was made that people who believe that men are naturally better athletes than women and that sex categories are binary and fixed get those ideas from “misogyny and white supremacy.” Read more here.
CA School Asks Third Graders to ‘Deconstruct’ Their Sexual Identities. Students at an elementary school in Cupertino, California were asked to create an identity map and choose their gender from the options of “female, male, nonbinary, cisgender, [and] transgender.” Read more here.
Michigan Diocese Adopts Gender Identity Policy. The Diocese of Lansing launched a policy on gender identity requiring that its schools, parishes, and charities recognize persons by the biological sex with which they were born. Read more here.
DOJ Says SCOTUS Transgender Ruling Won’t Affect Women’s Sports, Bathrooms. The U.S. Department of Justice has written a memo stating that the Supreme Court’s Bostock v. Clayton County ruling will not apply to women’s sports or school bathrooms unless Congress rewrites Title IX. Read more here.
ND Lawmakers Consider Bill Requiring Sports Participation Be Based on Biological Sex. Lawmakers in North Dakota are taking up legislation that would allow competing in sports in high school and college based on one’s biological sex. Read more here.
NC Towns Plan Expansion of LGBTQ ‘Protections.’ Local governments in Orange County, North Carolina are weighing the adoption of new “special protections” for individuals identifying as LGBTQ as a three-year state ban blocking further protections expires. Read more here.
Medical Testimony Against UK Gender Clinic Released. Medical testimony shared in recent UK court proceedings against a gender clinic in London regarding the prescribing of puberty-blocking drugs to gender-confused minors has been published. Read more here.
BBC Slammed Over Article Alleging Puberty Blocker Ruling May Increase Suicides. The BBC has been heavily criticized over an article stating that a UK High Court ruling on puberty-blocking drugs could cause gender-confused young people to commit suicide. Read more here.
NHS Glasgow Shelves Controversial Transgender Policy. An NHS health board’s guidance which branded women who complained about sharing a ward with biological men as “transphobic” has been abandoned. Read more here.
U.S. House Approves Rules Package Erasing ‘Gendered Language.’ The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new rules package governing the 117th Congress which eliminates the use of pronouns and familial identities, such as mother and father, in House-written rules and replaces them with gender-neutral terms sensitive to all members, “including those who are nonbinary.” Read more here.
Biological Males Retain Athletic Advantage After a Year of Hormone Therapy, Study Finds. A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that biological males maintain an athletic advantage over biological females even after a year on hormone therapy to “transition.” Read more here.
Pelosi Proposes Eliminating Family Language for ‘Gender-Inclusive’ Alternatives. U.S. House Democrats unveiled proposed changes to the House rules including “changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral.” Read more here.
NEJM Pushes for Changes to Sex Designations on Birth Certificates. A recent entry in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that it’s time to rethink how sex designations are listed on birth certificates to accommodate those who are intersex as well as people who identify as “nonbinary” or transgender. Read more here.
Ohio Judge Rules Biological Sex Can Be Changed on Birth Certificate. A federal judge ruled that Ohio must allow “corrections” on birth certificates issued by the state from one’s biological sex to a chosen gender. Read more here.
Harvard Panel Claims ‘Not All Who Give Birth’ Are Women. A Harvard Medical School department Twitter account referred to women as “birthing people” in a tweet and claimed that “not all who give birth” are women. Read more here.
Athletes Press Court to Overturn Idaho Transgender Sports Law. Billie Jean King has joined several LGBT athletes demanding that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturn an Idaho law requiring transgender athletes to compete in sports corresponding to their biological sex. Read more here.
Transgender Hate Crime Stats Said to Be ‘Grossly Inflated.’ A UK police force has been challenged over its alleged “gross inflation” of transgender hate crime statistics, with figures posted on its social media account labeled “a falsehood.” Read more here.
Scottish Govt May Endorse New School Guidance for Transgender Students. The Scottish government appears set to adopt guidance for schools on transgender pupils written by a controversial LGBT activist group. Read more here.
Parents Erect Third Billboard Warning Against Transgender Medicalization of Kids. Concerned parents of transgender-identifying teenagers have erected another billboard drawing attention to the harms of the medicalization of gender after previous billboards were censored. Read more here.
UK Woman Cleared of Wrongdoing in ‘Misgendering’ Case. Judges in the UK have emphatically defended free speech and the ‘right to offend’ in their ruling on a case involving ‘misgendering.’ Read more here.
Judge Rules Inmate Has Right to Taxpayer-Funded ‘Sex Reassignment’ Surgery. A federal judge ruled that a Wisconsin prison inmate who was convicted of sexually abusing his 10-year-old daughter has the right to receive a taxpayer-funded “sex reassignment” surgery. Read more here.
Romanian Court Overturns Law Banning Teaching of Gender Ideology in Schools. Romania’s Constitutional Court annulled legislation adopted by parliament last June that effectively banned the teaching of gender ideology in the educational system. Read more here.
Film About Boy With Gender Dysphoria Coming to Apple TV. A trailer dropped for an upcoming film starring Justin Timberlake in which his character mentors a young boy with apparent gender dysphoria. Read more here.
UK Mother Speaks Out Against Transgender ‘Radicalization.’ The mother of a 16-year-old girl with autism has spoken out about the transgender “radicalization” that led to her daughter being referred to NHS England’s Gender Identity Development Service. Read more here.
Study on Puberty Blockers in Teens Confirms ‘Massive Decrease’ in Bone Density. California endocrinologist Dr. Michael Laidlaw observed that a 2020 preprint of a study on puberty blockers administered to 12- to 15-year-old youth with gender dysphoria confirmed a “massive decrease in bone density of patients relative to their peers.” Read more here.
Scottish Children Will Still Be Given Puberty Blockers, Despite High Court Ruling. An NHS gender clinic in Scotland will continue giving experimental puberty-blocking drugs to children, despite the High Court for England and Wales ruling that children cannot generally give their consent. Read more here.
Proposed Bill Would Classify ‘Sex Transitions’ for Minors as Child Abuse. Texas State Rep. Steve Toth has filed a bill to classify “sex changes” and other “gender affirmation procedures” as child abuse when performed on minors. Read more here.
Ofcom Chief Compares Gender Critics to Racists. Ofcom’s Chief Executive has compared people who disagree with radical gender ideology to “racists” during a discussion about BBC impartiality. Read more here.
NC Gov Honors ‘Gender Expansive Parents.’ The governor of North Carolina is facing criticism after signing a proclamation establishing “Gender Expansive Parents’ Day” as part of an effort to recognize LGBT parents. Read more here.
Cartoon Network Promotes Gender Ideology. Cartoon Network promoted radical gender ideology in a social media post, encouraging children to focus on “normalizing” and “respecting” preferred gender pronouns and asserting that there are “many genders beyond ‘girl’ or ‘boy.’” Read more here.
Study Shows Male Athletes ‘Transitioning’ to Female Retain Massive Strength Advantage. A study published in Sports Medicine found that testosterone blockers taken by biological men who want to live as women do not significantly diminish their strength and give them an advantage when competing against biological women in sports. Read more here.
Gabbard Defends Bill Protecting Women’s Sports. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slammed critics of her bill to protect women and girls in female sports, saying that some of those who were attacking it were doing so because they don’t like Title IX which recognizes the “biological distinction between men and women.” Read more here.
Transgender Activist Says All Children Should Be Put on Puberty Blockers. A popular transgender activist recently called for all children to be put on puberty blockers until they are able to decide which gender they want to be. Read more here.
Court Refuses to Reconsider Transgender Inmate Case. A federal appeals court rejected a Florida prisoner’s request for a rehearing in a case about whether state corrections officials violated the inmate’s constitutional rights when they did not allow the biological male to dress and groom like a woman. Read more here.
Museum Purges ‘White Cisgender’ Cartoonists. London’s Cartoon Museum will begin a purge of their content after determining their collection is “over-represented with works by white cisgender men.” Read more here.
Gabbard Introduces Bill to Protect Women’s Sports. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard introduced the “Protect Women’s Sports Act” which would ensure Title IX protections are based on biological sex. Read more here.
Rowling Recounts Stories of Young Women Who Regret Irreversible Surgeries. British author J.K. Rowling has called for an end to the “climate of fear” regarding the debate about transgender individuals and claims to have received “heartbreaking letters” from young women who “regret the irreversible surgeries they’ve undertaken.” Read more here.
UK Girl Challenges College of Policing Over Guidance on ‘Hate Incidents.’ A 14-year-old girl is threatening the College of Policing with legal action over its guidance on “non-crime hate incidents” in schools, including the possibility of punishment after affirming biological sex. Read more here.
Top Psychiatrist Who Warned Against Transgender Treatments to Be Disciplined. A leading psychiatrist who warned about the use of experimental treatments at NHS England’s gender identity clinic for children is now facing disciplinary action. Read more here.
Another Billboard Scrutinizing Transgender Medicine Taken Down Amid Complaints. A second billboard drawing attention to the harms of transgender medical practices in Los Angeles near a Kaiser hospital has been taken down after being up for only a day and a half. Read more here.
SCOTUS Rejects Appeal to Limit Transgender Students’ Bathroom Access. The Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. Read more here.
Nickelodeon Introduces Acting Challenge for Transgender Youth. Nickelodeon is joining with one of its transgender actors to roll out a “trans youth acting challenge” for young people who identify as transgender or nonbinary and want to pursue an acting career. Read more here.
Schumer Signals Support for Biden’s LGBT Agenda. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has signaled support for former Vice President Joe Biden’s LGBT agenda, specifically regarding transgender issues. Read more here.
UK High Court Rules Children Under 16 Can’t Consent to Puberty-Blocking Drugs. Britain’s High Court ruled that children under the age of 16 who are considering “gender reassignment” are not mature enough to give consent to receiving puberty-blocking drugs. Read more here.
NHS Announces ‘Immediate Suspension’ of Hormone Treatment Referrals. The NHS has announced that The Tavistock and Portman Trust has “immediately suspended new referrals for puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for the under-16s.” Read more here.
Funeral Home Pays $250K in Settlement Over Transgender Employee Firing. A Michigan-based Christian-owned funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 as part of a legal settlement to the estate of a transgender-identified individual that the company fired. Read more here.
Norway Outlaws ‘Hate Speech’ Against Transgender People. Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender people; those found guilty face a fine or up to a year in jail for private remarks, and a maximum of three years in jail for public comments. Read more here.
HBO Max Documentary Highlights Role of Parents in Transgender Debate. HBO Max released a documentary called “Transhood” which chronicles the lives of four transgender children over a period of five years. Read more here.
Transgender Ideology Promoted to Scottish 4-Year-Olds. A picture book promoting transgender ideology is being distributed to all Primary 1 school children by the Scottish Book Trust which is supported by the Scottish Government. Read more here.
Disney Suggests It Will Include ‘Non-Binary’ Characters in New Pixar Films. Pixar Animation Studios’ script supervisor Jessica Heidt mentioned that forthcoming Pixar films would include “characters of all genders,” which many have interpreted as a promise to include “non-binary” characters. Read more here.
Teen Sues NHS Over Delayed Gender Identity Assessment. A 14-year-old girl who identifies as a boy is starting legal proceedings against NHS England over delays to assessment and “gender reassignment” treatment. Read more here.
Saying Men Can’t Become Women Could Be a Hate Crime in Scotland. Scotland’s Justice Secretary has confirmed that campaigning in a “deliberately provocative” way against the idea that men can become women would be classified as a hate crime. Read more here.
Teen Removed From Home After Parents Refuse Consent for ‘Gender Transition.’ A teenager has been taken into care in Australia’s first known case of parents being judged abusive and potentially harmful for failing to consent to their child’s self-declared transgender identity and wish for irreversible cross-sex hormone treatment. Read more here.
Scottish Civil Service Pushing Transgender Ideology. The Scottish Civil Service is pushing a range of controversial Stonewall policies, including training on “unconscious bias” and the use of gender-neutral language. Read more here.
UK Labor Deputy Throws Support Behind Transgender Self-Identification. Deputy Labor Leader Angela Rayner has thrown her full support behind radical ideas to allow people to “change” legal sex by self-declaration. Read more here.
Catholic School Administrator Resigns After Parents Object to Girl Identifying as Boy. The father of a girl who identifies as a boy reportedly left his job administering a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore because of his theological disagreements with the Catholic Church. Read more here.
Biden Marks Transgender Day of Remembrance. Former Vice President Joe Biden is pledging that his administration will take a more active role in expanding rights for transgender and “gender-nonconforming” Americans. Read more here.
Mother Loses Legal Battle to Register as Child’s ‘Father.’ A biological female who identifies as male has lost the legal battle to be registered as her child’s “father” or “parent” in the UK after the supreme court refused to consider her final appeal. Read more here.
Portland Removes Gendered Language From City Charter. Portland, Oregon is removing gendered language from its city charter in an effort to be more “inclusive” to members of the LGBT community who may not identify with either gender. Read more here.
FEC Complaint Filed Over Facebook Censorship of Transgender Sports Ad. American Principles Project and its affiliated political action committee filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Facebook, alleging that Facebook’s censorship of their ad focusing on Sen. Gary Peters’ and Joe Biden’s support for legislation undermining women’s sports amounted to a roughly $47,000 in-kind contribution to the Democrats’ campaigns. Read more here.
ACLU Lawyer Opposes Circulation of Book Critical of Radical Gender Ideology. Influential ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio declared “100%” determination to block the distribution of a book about girls’ health, marking another move away from the group’s claimed commitment to free speech. Read more here.
Hungary Pushes Constitutional Amendment to Protect Gender. The government of Hungary is proposing an amendment to protect children “from new, modern ideological trends in the Western world” that “raise doubt about the creation of the male and female sex…” Read more here.
Transgender Reform Debate Heats Up Tasmanian Liberal Conference. A heated debate ensued when members of Tasmania’s Liberal Party determined at their annual meeting that the state’s landmark transgender reforms, which passed State Parliament last year, should be repealed. Read more here.
Transgender Contestant Crowned Miss Intercontinental New Zealand. A biological male who identifies as female has made history after being awarded the highly coveted title of Miss Intercontinental New Zealand 2020. Read more here.
Court Battle Continues to Bar Doctor From Performing Mastectomy on Minor Suffering Gender Dysphoria. The case of a British Columbia teenage girl who identifies as a boy and wants her breasts removed against the objections of her mother is back in court after a judge prohibited a doctor from performing the surgery. Read more here.
Target Restores Transgender Craze Book After Inquiry. Target confirmed that it had restored Abigail Shrier’s important book, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze That’s Seducing Our Daughters, following backlash when Target.com removed the book from its inventory. Read more here.
Biden Names Transgender Veteran to Review DoD. Shawn Skelly, a biological male who identifies as female, has joined Joe Biden’s presidential transition team as an agency reviewer for the Department of Defense. Read more here.
Bangladesh Opens First Islamic School for Transgender Persons. Bangladesh has opened the Islamic Third Gender School, the country’s first Islamic school for transgender Muslims. Read more here.
DC Comics Debuts Non-Binary Character. DC Comics has announced new character, Jess Chambers, aka Kid Quick, who will be the first non-binary Flash. Read more here.
Biden Says Biological Males Should Be Able to Identify as Female on U.S. Passports. Former Vice President Joe Biden says that males who are biologically – and still anatomically – male should be able to get U.S. passports that say they are female. Read more here.
School Board to Release Confidential Report on Trustee Cleared After Opposing Gender Ideology. The Toronto Catholic District School Board has agreed to the limited release of the confidential report investigating code of conduct charges against trustee Michael Del Grande for making a motion that opposed gender ideology. Read more here.
Trend for Gender Neutral Restrooms Disadvantages Women, Says UK. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched an investigation into the recent and harmful trend of swapping female-only facilities for gender neutral restrooms. Read more here.
Transgender Person of Color Elected to Kansas Legislature. Kansas elected a biological male who identifies as female to the state legislature, marking a first for Kansas. Read more here.
First Nonbinary Lawmaker Elected in Oklahoma. Oklahoma voters sent to the State House their first representative who openly identifies as nonbinary. Read more here.
UK Regulator Blasts Pharmacy That Exploited Loophole to Issue Transgender Drugs. The General Pharmaceutical Council said that Clear Chemist has “serious system-wide failures in the governance and management of risk” when distributing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. Read more here.
Delaware Elects First Transgender State Senator. Delaware voters elected Sarah McBride to serve as a state senator, the first biological male who identifies as female elected to a state senate in U.S. history. Read more here.
Over 60% of Likely U.S. Voters Oppose ‘Gender Transitioning’ for Kids. The vast majority of Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, oppose “gender-transitioning” for minors and support the preservation of single-sex spaces and women’s sports as female-only, a new survey has found. Read more here.
GoFundMe Removes ‘Puberty is Not a Medical Condition’ Billboard Campaign. GoFundMe has shut down the efforts of parents attempting to raise money to display billboards that say “puberty is not a medical condition” for violating its user rules. Read more here.
UK Students Seek to Oust Porter Over Views on Gender Ideology. Students at Clare College Cambridge are trying to have a porter removed from his job after he refused to endorse radical gender ideology. Read more here.
UK Equalities Committee Seeks to Revive Plan Making It Easier to ‘Change’ Legal Sex. The Women and Equalities Committee announced an investigation into how UK law could be altered to make “changing legal sex” easier and if changes should be made to give legal recognition to those who identify as neither male or female. Read more here.
NHS England Criticized for Endorsement of Transgender Ideology. A parents’ campaign group has criticized NHS England for backing International Pronouns Day, saying the move would “normalise the idea that biological sex isn’t real.” Read more here.
Transgender Activist Files Complaint Against Female-Only Beauty Pageant. A Canadian transgender activist filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario after a female-only beauty pageant barred them from participating because the activist still has male genitalia. Read more here.
Billboard Affirming Gender Unveiled in Los Angeles. A billboard aiming to force discussion on the “gender-transitioning” of minors has been erected in Los Angeles and asserts that “puberty is not a medical condition.” Read more here.
Tampax Sees Backlash After Tweeting That Men Get Periods, Too. Tampon manufacturer Tampax has insisted that men can get periods, sparking a firestorm on social media for being “anti-woman” and more. Read more here.
Catholic Bishops Back Title IX Law on Transgender Athletes. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has given its support to a new piece of legislation that aims to keep male athletes from competing in athletic teams and competitions for women and girls. Read more here.
‘Gender-Creative’ Child Claims ‘Gender is Over.’ Thirteen-year-old CJ Duron, who self-identifies as “gender-creative,” is gaining attention on social media for proclaiming that “gender is over” and “unnecessary.” Read more here.
Endocrine Society Used Deceptive Terminology for Transgender Experimentation on Children. A document recently uncovered by an endocrinologist shows the ways in which a professional medical organization deceptively blurred key terms to further the interests of experimental transgender medicine and acquire government funding for it. Read more here.
UK University Students Create Ad Featuring Non-Binary Tomato. Local university students have created a “woke” cartoon style ad that has been posted by Devon & Cornwall Police in an attempt to promote diversity and inclusion. Read more here.
Election Stakes Are ‘Extremely High’ Say U.S. Transgender Activists. Advocates for transgender ideology warned the potential losses or gains from the 2020 election are “extremely high.” Read more here.
RAF Embraces Gender Neutral Pronouns. Britain’s Royal Air Force is embracing gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘Ze,’ ‘Per,’ and ‘Hir’ to become “fit for the 21st century.” Read more here.
Scottish Govt’s Attempt to Redefine ‘Woman’ to Be Challenged in Court. For Women Scotland has taken legal action against the government for including men who identify as female in a law designed to address the number of women on public boards. Read more here.
India Opens First Ever Transgender-Run Dairy Farm. The state-owned Transgenders’ Milk Producers’ Cooperative Society in southern India opened its doors for 30 transgender people to live in safety with their own home and shared business venture. Read more here.
New Ad Attacks Biden Approving of 8-Year-Olds Declaring They’re Transgender. The American Principles Project is releasing an ad that blasts Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for saying he supports children as young as eight years old declaring that they are transgender. Read more here.
University Rescinds Transgender Sports Policy Amid DOE Investigation. Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire decided to rescind its transgender sports participation and inclusion policy as it was being investigated for Title IX violations, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has said. Read more here.
Police Make Arrest in Sydney at Protest Against Gender Bill. An arrest was made and fines were issued in Sydney, Australia as activists marched in protest against a gender bill introduced to Parliament by One Nation’s Mark Latham. Read more here.
Biden Implies Young Children Should Be Able to ‘Change’ Their Gender If They Want. Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden implied during an ABC News town hall event that young children should be able to “change” their gender if they want to. Read more here.
Biden Promises to Eliminate Trump Sex v. Gender Policies. Joe Biden promised to reverse President Donald Trump’s executive orders that sidelined the pro-transgender policies imposed by former President Barack Obama. Read more here.
Doctors Seeking Approval to Transplant Dead Man’s Sex Organs Onto Transgender Patient. Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston are seeking approval to perform a first-of-its-kind surgery to attach the penis of a dead man onto a woman who identifies as transgender. Read more here.
Murray Blasts BBC for Silencing Her on Transgender Issue. Former longstanding BBC presenter Dame Jenni Murray has hit out at the corporation for “cancelling” her from speaking on controversial topics such as transgenderism. Read more here.
World Rugby: Biological Males Should Not Play Elite Women’s Rugby. Biological men who identify as women should not play elite women’s rugby, World Rugby said following a wide-ranging review of their policies relating to transgender players. Read more here.
RFU Does Not Plan to Adopt World Rugby Guidelines on Transgender Participation. The Rugby Football Union has chosen not to adopt new guidelines issued by World Rugby that prohibit biological males playing elite women’s rugby, believing that both further scientific evidence and less restrictive measures are required. Read more here.
Smithsonian ‘Girlhood’ Exhibition Features Transgender Jazz Jennings. A new exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution titled “Girlhood (It’s Complicated)” features Jazz Jennings, a biological male who identifies as a female. Read more here.
NHS Defends Giving ‘Gender Transition’ Drugs to 10-Year-Olds. NHS England’s only gender identity clinic has defended prescribing hormone blockers to children as young as ten during a court hearing. Read more here.
Court Told Children Not Able to Give Proper Consent to Puberty Blockers. Children are not able to properly understand the lifelong consequences of taking puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, the UK High Court has been told. Read more here.
MSP Urges Govt to Protect Children from Gender Ideology. A senior MSP has welcomed measures in the UK to protect children from transgender ideology and hopes the Scottish government will “follow suit.” Read more here.
Artist Attacked Online for Declining to Draw Transgender Flag. After refusing to apologize for declining to draw a transgender flag, popular animator Emily Arunt has had her business completely blacklisted by the animation community. Read more here.
Concerns Over Children’s Gender Clinic Raised 15 Years Ago. Doctors at NHS England’s gender identity clinic for children raised concerns over its practices 15 years ago, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. Read more here.
Suspended Doc Exploits Loophole to Prescribe ‘Sex Change’ Drugs to Children. A UK doctor who was fined for operating an unlicensed gender clinic is bypassing regulatory safeguards to issue puberty blockers and sex change hormones online. Read more here.
UK Party Adopts Radical Gender Ideology. The Liberal Democrats have adopted a definition of “transphobic” that includes calling someone who identifies as transgender a “biological man” or “biological woman.” Read more here.
Landmark Legal Case Against Gender Clinic Underway. Legal action to prevent the NHS Gender Identity Development Service from prescribing puberty blockers to young people has commenced at the UK High Court. Read more here.
Belgium’s Deputy PM Now Europe’s Most Senior Transgender Politician. After nearly two years without a fully formed government, Belgium has a new governing coalition, and its new Deputy Prime Minister is now Europe’s most senior transgender politician. Read more here.
Queensland Police Launch Online Form to Curb ‘Misgendering.’ A new online form from police in Queensland, Australia will allow people to update changes to name and gender identity without having to visit a police station. Read more here.
TUC Supports Radical Transgender Ideology. The Trades Union Congress, which represents 48 unions and around 5.5 million workers, said it would campaign for the Westminster Government and Scottish Parliament to liberalize the laws on legal “sex changes.” Read more here.
French Court: Biological Male Cannot Be Child’s ‘Mother.’ France’s highest court ruled that a biological male who identifies as female cannot be officially recognized as the biological mother of a child. Read more here.
Wisconsin Judge Issues Injunction Against School Staff Hiding Gender Transitions. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Frank Remington issued an injunction in a parental rights lawsuit that forbids Madison Metropolitan School District employees from deceiving parents about the gender identity that their child may have adopted at school. Read more here.
CA Gov Approves Taxpayer Funds for ‘Transgender Wellness.’ California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that establishes a taxpayer-funded “Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund” that may be used for transgender medical interventions and surgeries, many of which are known to cause sterility. Read more here.
Court Rules MN School District Can’t Ban Transgender Students From Entering Opposite-Sex Locker Rooms. A school district in Minnesota must allow transgender-identified students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, a Minnesota appeals court has ruled. Read more here.
California to House Inmates by ‘Gender Identity.’ Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their “gender identity.” Read more here.
Equal Opportunity Tasmania Threatens Critics With Legal Action. Equal Opportunity Tasmania has warned an elected federal senator that she and her supporters could be prosecuted for “insulting” the state’s anti-discrimination commissioner in a rapidly escalating war over free speech in the transgender debate. Read more here.
NHS to Hold Review Into Gender Identity Services For Children. The UK’s NHS service at Tavistock, to which those under the age of 18 with concerns about their gender are referred for treatment, has seen a surge in demand from 77 in 2009 to 2,590 in 2018-19. Read more here.
Experts Warn Parents About Dangers of Transgender Ideology. During the 2020 Values Voter Summit, experts warned about the consequences of American society’s embrace of the ideology associated with the transgender movement, specifically regarding children. Read more here.
U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Punish Schools Allowing Biological Males to Compete in Female Sports. A group of Republican senators is seeking to revoke federal funding from U.S. schools that allow biological males to compete in women’s sports, classifying that type of participation as a violation of Title IX. Read more here.
UK Govt Drops Gender Self-ID Plans. The UK government has officially dropped its plans to make it much easier for people in England and Wales to “change” their legal sex. Read more here.
Stonewall to Continue ‘Transgender Rights’ Campaign in UK. Stonewall says it will continue to campaign for the “right” of people who identify as something other than their biological sex to change their birth certificates without a medical diagnosis. Read more here.
Pediatrician Concerned Over BMA’s Transgender Campaigning. UK community pediatrician Dr. Julie Maxwell has expressed concerns over the British Medical Association’s decision to legitimize non-binary gender identities. Read more here.
DeVos Vows to Withhold Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has warned officials at three Connecticut school districts that it will not release desegregation grants as planned on October 1 unless the districts cut ties with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference over its transgender policies. Read more here.
UK Equalities Minister Confirms Minors Will Be Protected From ‘Sex-Change’ Procedures. The UK Minister for Women and Equalities has told controversial transgender lobby group Mermaids that she will continue to protect youngsters from harmful ‘sex-change’ procedures. Read more here.
BMA Backs Self-Declaration for Transgender and ‘Non-Binary’ People. The British Medical Association has backed making “changing legal sex” much easier, including allowing people to legally declare themselves “non-binary.” Read more here.
Disney, Google, Microsoft Back ‘Transgender Rights’ Amid Fierce British Debate. Dozens of organizations including Disney, Google and Microsoft weighed into a fierce debate over “transgender rights” in Britain, writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask him to support making it easier for people to legally “change gender.” Read more here.
Idaho Athletes Ask Appeals Court to Protect Athletic Opportunities for Women and Girls. Two female athletes who joined a lawsuit in defense of Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act have appealed a federal district court decision that temporarily halts enforcement of the newly enacted law and forces female athletes to compete against males who identify as female while the lawsuit proceeds. Read more here.
Australians Threatened With Legal Action for Defending Biological Sex. An Australian Senator and Canberra radio announcer are facing legal repercussions for defending biological sex over radical gender ideology. Read more here.
Facebook Pulls Ad Blasting Supporters of Boys in Girls-Only Sports. A conservative group has accused Facebook of censorship after the tech giant removed one of its political ads that’s critical of Democrat politicians who support allowing boys who identify as transgender to compete in girls-only sports. Read more here.
Victoria Police Embrace Gender Ideology. Gender equity documents published by the police only recognize “pregnant employees” because using the word women would “exclude” transmen who give birth. Read more here.
Court Approves Teen’s ‘Transitioning’ Amid Parental Dispute. In a landmark case about gender dysphoria and gender transition, a Family Court judge in Sydney, Australia has ruled that a 16-year-old boy should be allowed to “transition” to a girl over the objections of his mother. Read more here.
DoD Issues New Document on Transgender Military Service. The U.S. Department of Defense recently issued a document setting out its current policy on enlistment and service in the military by transgender individuals. Read more here.
UK Equalities Bodies Face Legal Action Over Unlawful Gender Guidance. The Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Government Equalities Office are facing legal action following accusations they have been issuing unlawful guidance by incorrectly stating that anyone with a gender recognition certificate has an automatic right to enter and use women-only spaces. Read more here.
Teen Vogue Promotes ‘Transgender Women’ on September Cover. TeenVogue, an online magazine targeted to teenage girls, chose to put two biological males who identify as women on its September cover with the headline, “What is Fashion Now?” Read more here.
One in Five Evangelicals Believes in ‘Gender Fluidity.’ The LifeWay Research “State of Theology” poll revealed that 22 percent of U.S. evangelicals believe “gender identity is a matter of choice,” while nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of American evangelicals disagree. Read more here.
UK’s Tavistock Gender Clinic Trial Date Set. Amid rising concern that children are being rushed into experimental gender-transitioning treatments, a trial date for the suit against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has been set for October 7-8. Read more here.
TEDxLondon Uses ‘Womxn’ to Be Inclusive of ‘Non-Cisgender Women.’ TEDxLondon has announced it will use the term “womxn” instead of “women” because it “sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, and explicitly includes non-cisgender women.” Read more here.
Majority of California, Idaho Voters Support Traditional Gender Ideals. A new poll released by Spry Strategies and the Women’s Liberation Front surveyed 600 voters in California and Idaho on gender policy issues, asking how their opinions on gender identity are reflected in recent legislation in their states. Read more here.
Canadian Dad Fighting Daughter’s ‘Transition’ Faces Contempt of Court Charges. A British Columbia father who went to court to stop his then 14-year-old daughter from receiving male hormones in her attempt to “identify” as male now faces charges of criminal contempt of court for allegedly violating a publication ban forbidding him from identifying the parties in the case. Read more here.
Dictionary Adds a Definition of ‘Female’ Based on Gender Identity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary appeared to update its definition of “female” to include “having a gender identity that is opposite of male,” effectively erasing the concept of biological sex. Read more here.
Runner Loses Court Battle Over Testosterone Rules. Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her long legal battle against track and field’s rules that limit female runners’ naturally high testosterone levels. Read more here.
U.S. Ed Dept: ‘Bostock’ Ruling Doesn’t Require Girls to Compete Against Boys. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued a revised letter of enforcement to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference asserting that a landmark LGBT rights case from June does not change the department’s position that schools are violating Title IX by allowing biological boys to compete on girls’ teams. Read more here.
NI Civil Service: Use Transgender Pronouns or ‘Face the Sack.’ Civil servants in Northern Ireland risk being fired if they do not use transgender people’s preferred pronouns, after new rules were brought in while the Stormont Assembly was suspended. Read more here.
Academics Criticize World Rugby for Protecting Women. Academics have launched a scathing attack on World Rugby over their recent proposal to ban men from playing the women’s game because of the “significant injury risk.” Read more here.
CBS Casts Franchise First ‘Non-Binary’ and Transgender Actors. CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery has cast the franchise’s first-ever “non-binary” and transgender actors, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander, who will appear in season three. Read more here.
Legal Battle in Scotland Over Sperm of Biological Male Who Identified as Female. A legal battle is underway in Scotland over the future of sperm previously frozen by a biological male who identified as female and tragically passed away at 16 years old. Read more here.
Female Nurses Alarmed by NHS Policy Allowing Men to Use Their Showers. Male staff must be allowed to use women’s facilities in hospitals, according to new transgender guidelines adopted by NHS trusts. Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Virginia School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy. A federal appeals court tossed out a Virginia school board’s policy on transgender bathroom use, saying it is unconstitutional to discriminate against students who want to use the bathroom that corresponds to their “gender identity” and not their biological sex. Read more here.
UK Rail Company Launches LGBT-Themed Train. The train, launched by Avanti West Coast, is painted with a multi-colored flag and includes pro-LGBT literature and onboard announcements. Read more here.
JK Rowling Returns Award to Group That Denounces Her Views on the Reality of Biological Sex. JK Rowling is returning the Ripple of Hope award given to her last year by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization after its president, Kennedy’s daughter, criticized her for speaking out on the fact that transgender individuals don’t actually change their biological sex. Read more here.
Stonewall Opposes World Rugby Review of Transgender Player ‘Rights.’ LGBT lobbying group Stonewall is campaigning against an influential report that warns of the dangers of biological men playing in women’s games. Read more here.
Australian Rugby Urged to Ban Men From Women’s Game. A report by World Rugby says that the latest research shows that a reduction of testosterone “does not lead to a proportionate reduction in mass, muscle mass, strength or power,” presenting a “clear safety risk” when biological males compete with biological females. Read more here.
U.S. Rep. Introduces Legislation That Would Make ‘Sex Reassignment’ Procedures on Minors Illegal. Rep. Doug LaMalfa has introduced H.R. 8012, the “Protecting Children from Experimentation Act,” into the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more here.
Woman Investigated by Police for ‘Potentially Hateful’ Stickers. A UK woman has been investigated by police after she posted pictures of stickers with slogans criticizing transgender ideology on social media. Read more here.
California Lawmakers Push Transgender Bill. California lawmakers are racing an end-of-the-month deadline to pass a bill that would use taxpayer dollars to provide grants to hospitals and clinics that provide hormone therapy and “gender reassignment” surgeries for children and adults. Read more here.
BBC Criticized for ‘One-Sided’ Transgender TV Show for Kids. The BBC is under fire for broadcasting a “pro-transgender” children’s television program about a twelve-year-old boy who believes he is a girl. Read more here.
Canberra Politicians Vote to Allow Children to Change Sex on Birth Certificates. Politicians in Canberra, Australia, have voted to allow children as young as 12 to change the reality of their biological sex on their birth certificates without parental knowledge or consent. Read more here.
Judge Blocks HHS Rule Protecting Doctors Who Object to Transgender Surgery. U.S. District Court Judge Frederic Block issued a preliminary injunction stopping the rule from being enforced until it receives a full court decision. Read more here.
One of UK’s Biggest Unions Want Govt to Make ‘Changing Sex’ Much Easier. UK trade union giant GMB has written to the Minister for Women and Equalities calling for radical changes to the gender recognition law to allow people to ‘self-identify’ their legal sex. Read more here.
Judge Halts Idaho Ban on Men Competing in Women’s Sports. A federal judge temporarily blocked an Idaho law barring biological males who identify as female from competing in school sports. Read more here.
Polish ‘Non-Binary’ Activist Held in Custody After Assaulting Pro-Lifer. Poland’s first “non-binary” activist is in prison awaiting trial following a violent incident in which he attacked a pro-life and family activist and damaged a vehicle. Read more here.
UK Police Forces Won’t Employ People Who Say Men Can’t Become Women. Two police forces have come under fire after telling a serving police officer posing as a job applicant she would not get a job with them because of her “gender critical” views. Read more here.
L.A. Children’s Hospital Confirms ‘Transgender Drugs’ Do Sterilize Kids. According to informed consent forms recently acquired by California Family Council, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles confirms that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones the hospital gives to prepubescent minors prevent them from having “biological children” later in life. Read more here.
Australian Gender Clinic Seeks Public Funding for Drastic Gender Surgeries. A Victorian gender clinic has sought additional public funding to perform double mastectomies on girls under 17 who identify as male. Read more here.
Texas Court Gives Decision Rights to Mother Who Wants to ‘Transition’ Child. A Dallas judge has taken away Jeffrey Younger’s say in his son James’ medical, psychological, and psychiatric care, giving that power to James’ mother, who wants to “transition” him into a “girl.” Read more here.
‘Sterilizing Children’ Bill Heads to California Senate Floor Amid Public Outcry. A committee in the California state Senate voted 7-1 to approve a bill creating a fund for experimental gender-transition procedures, including cross-sex hormones and body-altering surgeries for both minors and adults. Read more here.
Teens Sue Arizona Medicaid, Claiming Discrimination for Not Funding ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgeries. Two teenagers in Arizona have sued the state’s Medicaid program, arguing that the state was violating their civil rights by declining to pay for gender transition surgeries. Read more here.
U.S. Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Bathroom Policy. A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Drew Adams, a biological female student in Florida who identifies as a male. Adams challenged the St. John’s County School Board after being instructed to use a gender-neutral restroom rather than the boys’ restroom at her high school. Read more here.
U.S. Congressman Introduces Legislation to Protect Taxpayers From Funding ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgeries. Congressman Doug LaMalfa has introduced the Protecting Children from Experimentation Act and the End Taxpayer Funding of Gender Experimentation Act, both of which aim to protect children and conscience rights. Read more here.
UK Polls Show Opposition to Biological Males Competing in Female Sports is Growing. UK-based Fair Play for Women reported that there is growing public opposition to men who identify as women competing in sports against biological females, even as more people say they accept transgenderism. Read more here.
More Evidence of Correlation Between Transgender and Autism in UK Study. Transgender adults are three to six times more likely as adults whose gender identity corresponds to their sex at birth to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre. Read more here.
NSW Bill Would Stop Gender Fluidity Instruction in Schools. Mark Latham will introduce a bill into the New South Wales Parliament this week to strengthen parental rights and ban gender fluidity programs in classrooms and in teacher training. Read more here.
California Senators Revive Bill on Sterilizing Children. State Senate leaders in California, under pressure from transgender activists, scheduled a new vote to fund sterilizing transgender procedures, despite previously stating the bill had been cut from consideration. Read more here.
Twitter Appears to Censor Podcast Episode With Gender Expert. Twitter appears to have censored a newly released episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast after Rogan interviewed Dr. Debra Soh, a scientist and writer famous for opposing childhood transgenderism. Read more here.
Psychiatry Journal Retracts Findings, Admits ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery Didn’t Fix Mental Health. Last fall, The American Journal of Psychiatry published results of a study and found the surgeries improved patients’ mental health. But now the journal has retracted its findings, saying a second look at the subject found no improvement. Read more here.
Psychotherapists Fear Helping Gender-Confused Children Over Conversion Therapy Accusations. Psychotherapists are afraid to challenge children who say they want to ‘change sex’ in case they are accused of practicing so-called conversion therapy, it has been reported. Read more here.
California Cancels Bill to Fund ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgeries. The California Senate Health Committee announced that AB 2218, the Transgender Equity and Welfare Fund, would not be considered for the rest of the year. Read more here.
LGBTQ Blog Publishes List of Female Athletes’ Names, Harassing Them for Asking NCAA to Protect Women’s Sports. Outsports, an LGBTQ sports and activism blog owned by Vox Media, published “without permission” the names of over 300 female athletes who stood their ground by signing a letter addressed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors asking for the preservation of women’s sports. Read more here.
Scottish Government May Face Legal Challenge Over Redefinition of ‘Woman.’ A feminist group said that it may launch a legal challenge over new rules to increase female representation on public boards in Scotland, arguing that they redefine the term “woman” to include men. Read more here.
Over 300 Female Athletes, Olympians Urge NCAA to Protect Women’s Sports. The letter urges the NCAA not to boycott Idaho over passing the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which requires students to compete in sports based on their biological sex. Read more here.
CNN Names ‘Individuals With Cervixes’ in Cancer Screening Story. CNN effectively erased the reality of biological females in its coverage of the American Cancer Society’s recommendation that women undergo cervical cancer screenings at age 25 rather than 21. Read more here.
Poland to Withdraw From Gender Theory Treaty. Poland has announced it will withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, a treaty which requires that governments actively promote gender theory through the media and education system. Read more here.
School Convinces Girl She is a Boy, Court Demands Father Comply. Rob Hoogland was ordered by a judge to call his daughter a boy or face family violence charges. Hoogland’s daughter was undergoing cross-sex hormone treatments against his wishes. Read more here.
Netflix Defends Transgender Plot in Kids’ Series: It’s ‘Updated for 2020.’ Netflix is defending its decision to include a transgender angle in its new series The Baby-Sitters Club, saying the plot is “smart” and “sweet” and supports children who want to identify with a different gender. Read more here.
JK Rowling: ‘Gender-Transitioning’ Minors is ‘Medical Scandal’ About to ‘Erupt.’ Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling is continuing to speak to gender identity issues, stating that the experimental practices related to “gender transitioning” constitute a medical scandal that is likely to erupt soon. Read more here.
Australian MP Comes Out Against New Definition of ‘Women.’ The Australian Academy of Science recently adopted a definition of women which includes “anyone who identifies as a woman,” without regard to the fundamental biological characteristics of women. Read more here.
World Rugby to Ban Men From Women’s Game Because of ‘Significant Injury Risk.’ A report commissioned by the sport’s governing body said there is “significantly increased risk” of injury when a female player is tackled by a male who identifies as a woman. Read more here.
Baptist Pastor ‘Shocked’ After Being Fired for Transgender Reveal. A pastor in Canada was fired for “theological reasons,” the church said, after the biological male pastor revealed in a sermon that he now identified as a woman. Read more here.
UK MP Calls on Government Not to Weaken ‘Gender Reassignment’ Laws. MP Danny Kruger has urged his party not to change the law on “gender reassignment,” and instead champion the fact that biological sex is real and a “fundamental building block of society.” Read more here.
Gender-Confused Woman Sues Catholic Hospital for Refusing to Remove Her Healthy Uterus. A woman suing a Maryland Catholic hospital for refusing to remove her healthy uterus as part of her attempt to “change gender” is appealing to the recent Bostock v. Clayton County Supreme Court ruling that anti-discrimination law should be reinterpreted to cover homosexuality and gender confusion. Read more here.
BBC Drops Controversial Transgender Groups From Website. Links to Mermaids, The Gender Trust, and The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), which promote radical transgender ideology, have been replaced with a link to the NHS. Read more here.
European Court Forces Hungary to Recognize Foreign Transgender People. The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Hungary must recognize the gender of an Iranian refugee who fled the country over their transgender identity. Read more here.
State AGs Sue Trump Admin Over LGBTQ Rule. A coalition of 23 Democratic state attorneys general are suing the Trump administration over a rule that scraps Obamacare’s nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ patients. Read more here.
UK Rape Crisis Centers Recruiting Transgender Volunteers. Helplines across England are advertising for transgender volunteers to provide counseling and advice for victims of sex abuse. Read more here.
Transgender Pedophile Jailed for Possessing 80,000 Child Porn Images. Pedophile Julie Marshall, a biological male who identifies as female, was caught after accessing child pornography images from a hospital bed using public Wi-Fi while recovering from a heart attack. Read more here.
Washington State Sues Trump Admin Over New LGBT Health Care Rule. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the Trump administration over a rule he claims will cause 16,000 transgender people in the state to lose basic health coverage, as well as coverage for “gender-affirming” health care services. Read more here.
UK Majority Opposes Making It Easier to ‘Change’ Legal Sex. In a YouGov poll of 1,688 adults, just 28 percent said that “changing” sex should be made easier. Read more here.
Study Finds Transgender, Non-Binary Autism Link. New research indicates that transgender and non-binary individuals are significantly more likely to have autism or display autistic traits than the wider population – a finding that has important implications for “gender confirmation” treatments. Read more here.
UK Media Outlet Describes Statement ‘Only Females Get Cervical Cancer’ as ‘Transphobic Lie’. The U.K.-based, LGBT-oriented outlet PinkNews received mixed reactions after claiming that feminists were “transphobic” for claiming that only females are able to get cervical cancer. Read more here.
Trump Admin Cuts Obamacare Rule Forcing Abortion, ‘Sex-Change’ Coverage. The Trump administration announced it has formally rescinded Obama-era decrees that effectively forced insurance plans to subsidize elective abortions and medical treatment that would affirm the gender confusion of patients who identify as members of the opposite sex. Read more here.
BBC Asks Staff to Support Transgender People by Using Preferred Gender Pronouns. BBC staff have been urged to state their pronouns in email signatures in a drive to be more inclusive to employees who identify as transgender. Read more here.
Concerns Surround Transgender Inmates in Australian Prisons. There is no uniform Australian standard; each state has different policies regarding inmates who identify as transgender. Read more here.
Netflix Introduces Transgender Child Into Kids’ Show, Baby-Sitters Club. A popular new Netflix series available on children’s platforms promotes the idea that gender can change by including a storyline which features a biological boy who identifies as a girl. Read more here.
Canadian MP Demands National Inquiry Into ‘Gender Transitioning’ of Minors. Canadian Member of Parliament Derek Sloan believes that “no one younger than 18 should be allowed to take hormones or get a sex change surgery.” Read more here.
ROI Minister Could Make It Easier for Children to Change Legal Sex. Children under 16 years old could soon be able to “change gender” in the Republic of Ireland, the Children’s Minister has said. Read more here.
CBC Says Kids Show Segment on Transphobia Fell Short of CBC Standards. A segment on a CBC children’s news show calling J.K. Rowling “transphobic” didn’t meet the state broadcaster’s journalistic standards, CBC admits. Read more here.
Raising ‘Gender-Free’ Children is Growing in Popularity. Parents raising “theybies” say it liberates children from gender roles and gives them the freedom to choose their own label. Read more here.
U.S. House Democrats Push for End to Transgender Military Ban. More than 100 Democratic House lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to end its transgender military ban following a Supreme Court ruling barring discrimination against LGBT workers. Read more here.
Halle Berry Backs Out of Role as Transgender Man After Backlash. The actress, who faced fire after disclosing in an interview that she would “probably” play a transgender man, now says she won’t audition for the part because she wants “to be an ally.” Read more here.
JK Rowling Raises Concerns Over Transgender Hormones. The author explained in social media posts that she believes modern “gender-transitioning” amounts to a new kind of “gay conversion therapy” that might cause sterility and the loss of their full sexual function. Read more here.
Bestselling UK Children’s Author Fired for Supporting JK Rowling. Gillian Philip was removed from her role at Working Partners for defending Rowling’s views on the reality of biological sex. Read more here.
Australian Family Court Case Could Rewrite the Rules for Minors ‘Transitioning’ Genders. In an Australian first, Justice Garry Watts has allowed a mother to call evidence from a doctor who questions the safety of transgender treatments for children. Read more here.
Transgender Athlete Legislation Could Be Heard in 14 States. Bills restricting transgender students’ involvement in school-sponsored athletics are up for consideration in 14 states, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Read more here.
UK Surgeon Calls for Womb Transplants in Men Who Identify as Women. A prominent surgeon specializing in “gender reassignment” surgery has said that men should be allowed to have wombs implanted if they want to give birth to children. Read more here.
Persons Who Identify as Transgender May Soon Be Recruited as Indian Combat Officers. The Indian government is considering allowing individuals who identify as transgender to take the recruitment exam in order to become combat officers. Read more here.
Report Claims Transgender Ideology Has ‘Corrosive Impact’ on UK Society. The mainstreaming of transgender ideology has had a “corrosive impact” on British society and has had a negative influence on the wellbeing of children, a study from think tank Civitas has found. Read more here.
Trump Admin Pushes New Rule to Protect Women in Shelters From Gender-Confused Men. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a new federal regulation that would allow single-sex homeless shelters to turn away gender-confused individuals of the opposite sex, consistent with the religious beliefs of shelter providers. Read more here.
Individuals Who Identify as Transgender Will Soon Serve in Indian Central Police Forces. In a major gender reform, the home ministry is set to allow induction of individuals who identify as transgender as “third gender” into the central armed police forces. Read more here.
Advisory Council to Investigate Australian Gender Clinics. Australian Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has called together an advisory council which has been urged to investigate controversial transgender treatments for children. Read more here.
Radical Gender Activists Target Australian Preschools. One of the course offerings for children as young as three years old is “My Friend has Two Mums: Gender and Sexuality in Early Childhood.” It has modules in “Queer Thinking in Early Childhood,” “Queer Pedagogies,” “Intersex Identities,” “Living Non-Binary,” and “Aboriginal Queerness and Queerness.” Read more here.
Retired Canadian Judge: ‘Don’t Ban Help for Gender-Confused Children’. A retired Canadian judge has criticized his government’s plans to make it illegal to help children who are experiencing gender confusion to accept their biological sex. Read more here.
California Bans Travel to Idaho Over Laws Banning Boys in Girls’ Sports, Sex on Birth Certificates. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that state employees would soon be banned from taking publicly funded trips to Idaho because of two recently passed laws that it deems as anti-transgender. Read more here.
Authors Quit JK Rowling Agency Over Transgender Rights. Four authors represented by JK Rowling’s literary agency have resigned after accusing the company of declining to issue a public statement of support for transgender rights. Read more here.
UK Survey Shows 94 Percent Against Sex ‘Self-Identification’. In the online poll of Sunday Times readers, 94% of 12,624 people answered ‘No’ when asked, “Should the law allows trans people to self-identify?” Read more here.
Romanians Protest Against Ban on Gender Identity Studies. Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president’s palace against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe on human rights and fuel discrimination. Read more here.
Australian Teen Petitions for Medicare Funding of ‘Transitioning’ Surgeries. A petition calling for the Australian government to fund so-called “transitioning treatments” via Medicare has over 18,000 signatures so far. Read more here.
Amazon Bans Ads for Book on How Transgender Ideology Harms Girls. Online retail giant Amazon has disallowed a publishing house from buying ads to promote a new book critical of transgender ideology that points out its many harms on young girls. Read more here.
Australian Senator Goes to Bat for Women in Sports. Senator Claire Chandler from Tasmania took up the issue of women in sports during a speech in Parliament. Read more here.
Large Majority in Romanian Parliament Moves to Ban Teaching ‘Gender Studies’. The Senate of Romania voted by a large margin to ban all studies and courses linked to gender ideology in schools and higher education. Read more here.
U.S. AG Sides With Idaho on Preventing Biological Males From Playing Women’s Sports. Attorney General William Barr filed a statement of interest defending Idaho’s law that bans biological male athletes who identify as female from competing in women’s sports. Read more here.
YouTube Censors Video of Man Sharing Regrets About Transgender Life. YouTube removed a video featuring testimony from a man who formerly identified as a woman because it violated the company’s hate speech policy. Read more here.
Staff at England’s Only Children’s Gender Clinic Says Concerns About Patient Welfare Were Shut Down. Clinicians reported worries that some patients were referred onto a gender transitioning pathway too quickly. Read more here.
U.S. Congressmen Sign Letter Demanding Education Department Allow Males in Girls Sports. A group of 28 members of Congress signed the letter, which stated that the department’s order “discriminates against transgender youth” by ruling that it is a violation of women’s access to education and athletics for public schools to allow biological males who identify as female to participate in female sports. Read more here.
Australian Federal Health Minister Urges States to Probe Transgender Treatments. Health Minister Greg Hunt refused a federal inquiry into transitioning treatments for children but stated there needs to be state-level probes into the issue. Read more here.
UK MP: ‘Only Hysterical Transphobes Don’t Want Men to Use Women’s Spaces’. Zarah Sultana, MP for Coventry South, criticized plans to protect single-sex facilities such as toilets and changing rooms, and claimed that there has been “a growth of extreme and transphobic hysteria” from “transphobic organizations and individuals.” Read more here.
HUD to Change Transgender Rules for Single-Sex Homeless Shelters. Single-sex homeless shelters could choose to accommodate only people whose biological sex matches that of those they serve, under a rule to be proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the coming weeks. Read more here.
Trump Officials to Eliminate SOGI Protections. In a statement, the Department of Health and Human Services said the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination will be based on “the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology.” Read more here.
UK Government Reported to Be Dropping Gender Self-Identifying Plans. Boris Johnson is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by “self-identifying” as male or female. Read more here.
Children’s Author Retires After Abuse From Transgender Activists. The children’s author who wrote a book encouraging youngsters to accept the bodies they were born with is “withdrawing from public life” as a writer after being bullied by transgender activists. Read more here.
Athletes and Activists Ask NCAA Not to Host Events in Idaho Due to State’s Transgender Sports Ban. A large coalition of advocacy groups and athletes sent letters to the NCAA asking that the state of Idaho be barred from hosting NCAA-sponsored events while a law limiting female transgender sports participation is on the books. Read more here.
UK Changes Guidance on Puberty Blockers to Better Reflect Dangers. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service changed its online guidance about giving puberty blockers to children struggling with confusion about their gender identity. Read more here.
Artist Expelled From Studio After Being Branded ‘Transphobic.’ The studio claimed that the choices of those who identify as the opposite sex cannot be “put to question,” and revoked both the artist’s membership and the license to her studio. Read more here.
Olympic Legend Daley Thompson: ‘Patently Unfair’ for Men to Compete in Women’s Events. The former athlete said that more women will need to speak out to persuade the International Olympic Committee to introduce stricter rules for next year’s Olympics. Read more here.
Family Policy Alliance Launches Campaign to Save Girls Sports. In response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU to allow biological males to continue competing in girls’ sports, Family Policy Alliance has started a website and petition to help protect opportunities in sports for girls and women. Read more here.
The World Market for ‘Sex Reassignment’ Surgery is Growing. The global market for “sex reassignment” surgery will be worth at least $1.5 billion by 2026, according to MarketWatch. Read more here.
Berlin Passes First German State Anti-Discrimination Law. The law explicitly bars public authorities from discriminating based on background, skin color, gender, religion, physical or mental disability, worldview, age and sexual identity. Read more here.
J.K. Rowling Again Defends Biological Sex, Gets Hate. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has taken another round of heat for her stance on the biological reality of males and females, something she has remained steadfast about for over a year now. Read more here.
Inquiry Needed Into Link Between Asperger’s and Gender Dysphoria. Professor Tony Attwood is calling for an inquiry into the disproportionate number of teenagers with autism in gender clinics. Read more here.
Canadian Gender Clinic’s Gender Promotional Surgery Photos Found in Violation of Ad Standards. A Canadian gender clinic was found to be in violation of advertising standards following a complaint about its promotion of radical surgeries to young people using gruesome photos and post-operative patient testimonials. Read more here.
Trudeau Accused of ‘Child Abuse’ for Pushing to Ban Help for Gender-Confused Kids. Canadian Member of Parliament Derek Sloan has come under fire for saying that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is legislating “child abuse” with a bill which, if passed, would prohibit parents from seeking to help their son or daughter overcome gender confusion. Read more here.
Federal Judge Overrules Idaho Law That Birth Certificates Conform to Biological Sex. A federal judge says her ruling from two years ago barring the automatic denial of a transgender person wanting to change their birth certificate still stands, despite a new law slated to go into effect July 1 that gives transgender people no opportunity to have their birth certificate reflect their gender identity. Read more here.
M&S Criticized Over Trans Changing Room Policy. Marks and Spencer’s transgender changing room policy puts women and girls at risk of voyeurism, a Conservative Peer has said. Read more here.
UK Student Seeks Legal Action Against University After Bullying From Transgender Activists. A university student is seeking to take legal action against the University of Bristol, alleging she was bullied by transgender activists for two years. Read more here.
Federal Finding on Transgender Athletes Applauded. Southern Baptist ethics specialists have praised a Trump administration finding that Connecticut’s athletic association and multiple school districts violated federal law by permitting biological males to compete against females in athletic events. Read more here.
Former Congressman Joins Transgender Sports Lawsuit Fight. Former Idaho Congressman Raúl Labrador has signed on to represent two college track athletes who want a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new state law banning biological males who identify as women from competing in women’s sports. Read more here.
Connecticut Transgender Policy Found to Violate Title IX. A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls’ sports violates the civil rights of female athletes, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has ruled. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Put Transgender Inmate’s Surgery on Hold. The order means Adree Edmo, a biological male who identifies as a woman, can continue getting pre-surgical treatments and potentially even “gender confirmation” surgery this year while Idaho officials wait to hear if the high court will consider their appeal. Read more here.
Transgender Student’s Bathroom Access Case Returns to Court. The case of a transgender Virginia high school student who sued for the right to use the girls’ bathroom will be heard remotely at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read more here.
First Transgender Mayor Elected in France. A biological male who identifies as a woman in France has won election in a local commune to become the country’s first openly transgender mayor. Read more here.
Hungary Outlaws Changing Birth Gender on Documents. The legislation now goes to President Janos Ader to be signed into law. Transgender rights activists say they will try to persuade him not to. Read more here.
Seven Sex Attacks by Transgender Inmates in UK Women’s Prisons. Since 2016, male prisoners have been permitted to transfer to women’s prisons in England and Wales if they identify as women. Read more here.
CPS Threatened With Fresh Legal Action Over Pro-Trans Bias. A student known as Miss A. is threatening to sue the Crown Prosecuting Service because of a program that is not impartial on transgenderism. Last month, the organization pulled its controversial LGBT hate-crime guidance for schools, following a separate legal challenge from Miss A. Read more here.
UN Takes Heat for ‘Gender Neutral’ Language Code. The United Nations is taking heat after posting a bizarre new dictionary of “gender-neutral” terms to replace more gendered words used in everyday life. Read more here.
UK Equalities Minister Promises to Protect Single-Sex Spaces. The Minister for Women and Equalities has confirmed that single-sex spaces will be protected when any changes are made to gender recognition law. Read more here.
Former “Trans-Man” to Testify Against New California Bill Funding “Sex-Change” Operations. A former trans-identified man, Laura Perry, will be testifying against the bill with Dr. Quentin L. Van Meter, a board-certified Pediatric Endocrinologist with 40 years of experience. Read more here.
News Sites Called Out for Using a Trans Woman’s Birth Name in Obituaries. Following news of her death, several major news publications used Stephens’ birth name — Anthony Stephens — in their stories — a practice known colloquially as “deadnaming.” Read more here.
Germany Passes Law Banning Conversion Therapy for Minors. Under the law minors will not be allowed to take part in medical interventions aimed at changing or suppressing their sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more here.
Zara Reaches $30,000 Settlement With Transgender Shopper Over Alleged Discrimination. The international clothing retailer will also have to train employees on non-discrimination ordinances. Read more here.
Judge Bars Attorneys From Describing Trans Athletes as ‘Male’. Attorneys representing three female high school track athletes legally moved to call on the judge overseeing their case to recuse himself after he forbade the attorneys from describing biologically male transgender athletes as male. Read more here.
Gender Recognition Reform Taking Place ‘Under the Radar’ Across Europe. New analysis suggests that gender recognition reform in a number of European jurisdictions has “taken place with minimal public scrutiny.” Read more here.
Minus 18 Launches Campaign to ‘Support Parents’ of LGBT Kids. The Australian website is partially taxpayer funded. Read more here.
Celebrities Claim Transgender Kids Feel ‘Disposable’ if Parents Don’t Transition Them. Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show, actress Gabrielle Union said that she deserves no recognition for supporting her son’s transition because all parents should love like that. Read more here.
Transgender Inquiry May Go Ahead in Australia. Last year more than 200 doctors called for “a broad parliamentary inquiry into the safety and ethics of youth gender clinics,” which other clinicians around the world endorsed. Read more here.
Jacksonville LGBT Ordinance Struck Down. A Florida appellate court has ruled that amendments made to Jacksonville’s anti-discrimination ordinance by adding sexual orientation and gender identity are “null and void.” The city says it will fight to defend the law. Read more here.
Transgender Man’s Bid to Be Named Father Fails. A transgender man who gave birth to a child has lost his latest legal bid to be registered on the birth certificate as the father rather than the mother. Read more here.
Introduction of Gender Ideology in Ukrainian Legislation Meets Opposition. The All-Ukraine Council of Churches and religious organizations objects to the introduction of gender ideology in the legislation of Ukraine – all the more unacceptable is the criminal prosecution of peaceful participants in pro-family events. Read more here.
Petition Backs Female-Only Sports at Olympics, Demands Suspending Transgender Rules. A new petition is demanding the International Olympic Committee suspend their guidelines on transgender-identifying male athletes for the upcoming games in Tokyo next year. Read more here.
Australian Federal Health Minister Caves to Gender Clinics’ Demands. Lobbied by hundreds of doctors and specialists to hold an inquiry into the alarming rise of gender dysphoric youth, Liberal Party MP Greg Hunt, the Federal Health Minister, has outright rejected the possibility of such an inquiry. Read more here.
LGBT Activists Outraged as Hungary Moves to Define Gender According to ‘Biological Sex’. The new legislation would define gender solely as “biological sex based on primary sex characteristics and chromosomes.” Read more here.
Principals Have More Authority Than Parents in New South Wales. The fluid emotions and feelings of minors related to gender identity are being considered as more important than biological science in primary schools and high schools in New South Wales, Australia. Read more here.
UK Gov’t Moves to Protect Kids From Life-Altering Transgender Experiments. The U.K.’s trade minister announced that doctors will soon be banned from prescribing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children who are younger than 18. Read more here.
Idaho Sued Over Trans Birth Certificate Law. LGBT+ advocates sued Idaho over a ban on transgender people changing their birth certificates. Read more here.
Secret Transgender Services for Children. A bill to block parents from knowing if their child accesses abortion or transgender services has been put forward by Planned Parenthood in California. Read more here.
U.S. Democrats Being Sued by Candidates for Binary Gender Options. Democrats appear to be causing division within their own party by only providing binary options when it comes to sex and gender. Read more here.
ACLU Sues Idaho for Banning Male Athletes From Female Sports. The ACLU, ACLU of Idaho, and other pro-trans legal groups filed the lawsuit on behalf of two students. The groups seek to prevent the law from taking effect July 1. Read more here.
Hungarian Leader Promotes Gender Fact Over Fiction. A bill submitted to parliament stipulates that gender should be defined as “biological sex based on primary sex characteristics and chromosomes.” Read more here.
Virginia Governor Signs Law Ordering ‘All Places’ Open to Public to Let Transgenders Use Ladies’ Rooms. In effect, the new law that Northam signed prohibits businesses and other private organizations from denying the use of their ladies’ rooms – or locker rooms, or dressing rooms – to adult biological males. Read more here.
EU Lawmakers Condemn Hungary for ‘Attack’ on Transgender People Over Sex on IDs. European Union lawmakers criticized Hungary for trying to ban transgender people from changing their sex on some official documents as a “deliberate” attack on the community. Read more here.
Idaho Governor Signs Bills Affirming Importance of Biological Sex. Idaho Governor Brad Little approved legislation that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates, and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women’s sports. Read more here.
Trump Administration Supports Connecticut Athletes Forced to Compete With Boys Who Identify as Girls. U.S. Attorney General William Barr signed a statement of interest on the matter, formally asserting the administration’s stance that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy violates federal Title IX rules that guarantee equal opportunities for girls in sports. Read more here.
Idaho House Passes Bill Barring Transgender People From Changing Birth Certificate. H.B.509 argues that maintaining children’s birth records with the sex observed at birth will provide more accurate documentation and maintain statistics that can later aid medical advances and studies. Read more here.
Judge Rules Alaska Must Fund Legislative Librarian’s ‘Sex-Change’ Surgery. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel ruled in favor of the biological male who identifies as a woman, saying that federal civil-rights law should be interpreted as mandating the coverage. Read more here.
UK Parents Say School Brainwashed Their 13-Year-Old Daughter Into Thinking ‘She’s a Boy in a Girl’s Body.’ The parents of a teenage girl have accused her school of secretly allowing her to attend “radicalizing” mentoring sessions and convinced her she had gender dysphoria and was transgender. Read more here.
Amazon, Microsoft, Uber and Other Companies Threaten States Opposed to Transgender Agenda. A coalition of major businesses has signed an open letter threatening to boycott states that enact legislation resisting the transgender agenda on everything from “transitioning” minors to pitting female athletes against biological males. Read more here.
Canadian Dad Trying to Stop Daughter’s ‘Transition’ to Male Faces Charges for Speaking to Media. The Canadian father who went to court last year to try and stop doctors from “transitioning” his troubled 14-year-old daughter from female to male may be charged with criminal contempt of court for breaching an order forbidding him to speak to the media. Read more here.
Minnesota Bill Would Cut State Funding for Libraries Exposing Kids to Drag Queens. Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would cut state funding for libraries hosting drag queen story hours. Read more here.
England, Wales Abandon Plans for New Laws Making It Easier for People to ‘Change’ Gender. The UK’s Westminster government is dropping plans to liberalize its current law concerning transgenderism. Scotland may still adopt a proposal allowing almost anyone to change the sex recorded on his or her birth certificate. Read more here.
After Trans Runner Lawsuit, Ohio Legislators Step in to ‘Save Women’s Sports’ From Biological Males. The “Save Women’s Sports Act” is an attempt to “promote fairness to all and preserve the integrity of school sports” by keeping biological males out of competitive female athletic events. Read more here.
Gender-Confused Individual in UK Loses Legal Challenge Over Gender-Neutral Passports. Christie Elan-Cane argued that a policy preventing someone from obtaining a passport with an unspecified gender was unlawful on human rights grounds. But three senior judges from the Court of Appeal ruled the policy did not amount to an unlawful breach of the activist’s human rights. Read more here.
Alabama Senate Passes Ban on Puberty Blockers, Hormones, Surgeries Used to Gender-‘Transition’ Youth. The Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act would criminalize the act of prescribing opposite-sex hormones and drugs used to arrest puberty to youth under the age of 19. Read more here.
Transgender ‘Man’ in UK Appeals Decision Not to Be Named Father. A biological female who identifies as a male and gave birth to a child has begun an appeal to be legally registered as the “father” or “parent,” rather than the “mother” of the child. Read more here.
Virginia Governor Signs Law Banning Counseling Affirming Kids’ Biological Sex. Gov. Ralph Northam signed House Bill 386 into law, which prevents parents from seeking counseling for their children who are experiencing unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. Read more here.
Wisconsin High School Closes Gender-Neutral Bathroom After Alleged Sexual Assault. An 18-year-old student was arrested for fourth-degree sexual assault, child enticement and exposing his genitals to a child inside the facility. Read more here.
Violent Transgender Evades Jail Time When Judge Can’t Decide on Male or Female Prison. A biological male in the United Kingdom pleaded guilty to assault after an attempted robbery last month, but he will not spend time in prison because a judge couldn’t determine whether to send the “transgender woman” to a male or female facility. Read more here.
Transgender Weightlifter Continues Olympic Quest. Laurel Hubbard from New Zealand, a biological male weightlifter who identifies as a woman, is working to win a spot at the Olympics as a transgender female. Read more here.
UK Woman Says ‘Rushed’ Gender Reassignment Treatment Left Her Suicidal. The 23-year-old, who used to identify as a boy, said the puberty-delaying drugs and testosterone prescribed to her have irreversibly damaged her physical and mental health. She is taking the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust to court over the treatment she received for gender dysphoria. Read more here. Watch a BBC interview here.
Drug Used to Halt Puberty in Children May Cause Lasting Health Problems. More than 10,000 adverse event reports filed with the FDA reflect the experiences of women who’ve taken Lupron, a drug given to gender dysphoric individuals to block puberty. The reports describe everything from brittle bones to faulty joints. Read more here.
Transgender Marathoner Doesn’t Qualify for Olympics. The biological male who identifies as a female lost to 229 biological females at the Olympic marathon trials. Male-to-female transgenders are required by the International Olympic Committee to prove their testosterone levels are within the required limits. Read more here.
Six-Year-Old Told by Teacher That ‘Girls Are Not Real’: Case to Proceed to a Full Hearing. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ordered that the case of a young girl and her mother against the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the child’s former teacher, and the principal of the school will proceed to a full hearing. The child’s teacher told the class there are no such things as girls or boys. Read more here.
New California Bill Requires Retailers to Create ‘Gender-Neutral’ Aisles for Children. AB2826 requires all retail department stores with 500 employees or more to ban sex-specific labeling such as “girls’ aisles” and “boys’ aisles.” Read more here.
Scottish Education Secretary Says Drag Queens Part of ‘Health’ Curriculum, but Not Ones With X-Rated Social Media Posts. The Scottish Education Secretary, John Swinney, has said that a drag queen who performs regularly on the adult entertainment scene and has a series of X-rated posts on social media should not have been invited to read stories to schoolchildren. Read more here.
Teenage Transgender Row Splits Sweden as Dysphoria Diagnoses Soar by 1,500 Percent. A report from Sweden’s Board of Health and Welfare confirmed the rise between 2008 and 2018 in gender dysphoria diagnoses among 13- to 17-year-olds born as girls. Read more here.
Wisconsin Teachers Union Demands Kids Share Bathrooms With Transgender Educators. The Madison Metropolitan School District received a complaint when a biological male transgender teacher used the bathroom that female students use. The union issued a statement in support of transgender teachers using the student bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity rather than their biological sex. Read more here.
“Changing Gender” in Scotland Could Soon Become Easier and Quicker. Transgender law reform proposed by the Scottish Government would lower the age limit for applications from 18 to 16, remove the need for medical evidence and reduce the required time spent living in the new gender from two years to six months. Read more here.
Ohio Court Orders Christian Professor to Use Trans Pronouns or Lose His Job. A Shawnee State University professor of religion and philosophy has been told by a federal court that despite his religious objections, he must use the preferred pronouns of transgender students if he wishes to keep his job. Read more here.
Female Prisoner Says She was Raped by Transgender Inmate. An inmate at the largest women’s prison in Illinois says she was raped by a transgender inmate who was transferred into her housing unit last year and claims Illinois Department of Corrections officials conducted a “sham investigation” to help cover up the incident. Read more here.
Wisconsin Parents Sue Public School District for Enabling Kids to ‘Change Gender’ Without Parental Notice, Consent. Parents are suing the Madison Metropolitan School District for enabling children to socially “transition” to the opposite sex at school without parental notice or consent. Teachers are directed to deceive parents by using the child’s birth name and biological sex whenever parents are involved. Read more here.
Male-to-Female Transgender Poised to Make Argentine Soccer History. Mara Gómez, is awaiting the Argentine Soccer Federation’s decision on whether to allow the biological male to play in the women’s professional soccer league. Read more here.
Swedish Study Finds Many Individuals with Gender Dysphoria Have a High Incidence of Several Other Psychiatric Diagnoses. The most common additional disorders are autism, depression, and anxiety disorder. Read more here.
First Openly Transgender Athlete to Compete at Women’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. The biological male runner was one of 63 athletes to qualify for the upcoming Olympic marathon trials for women. Read more here.
Connecticut High School Girls File Lawsuit Arguing That Allowing Transgender Athletes to Compete is Sex Discrimination. Three female high school athletes, along with their families, have filed a federal lawsuit to prevent transgender athletes from competing in girls track and field meets, arguing that biologically male athletes have a physical advantage. Read more here.
Sweden Sees Sharp Rise in Gender Dysphoria Among Young People. A new report by Sweden’s Board of Health and Welfare found a 1,500-percent rise in reported cases of gender dysphoria among teenage girls from 2008 to 2018. Almost 6,000 people had some kind of gender dysphoria diagnosis in Sweden in 2018. Read more here.
Scotland’s Gender Laws Cause Division. Currently, among other things, individuals must obtain a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and must swear an oath that they have been living in their new gender for two years and that they intend to do so for the rest of their life. The country is proposing a relaxation of the legal requirements to “change” gender. Read more here.
UK Judge Slams Police for ‘Gestapo’ Investigation of UK Man’s Tweets Critical of Transgenderism. A UK High Court judge ruled that it was “unlawful” for police to investigate a man for writing tweets critical of men who say they’re women and to record it as a “hate incident.” Read more here.
South Dakota Senate Committee Ends Efforts to Pass Bill Banning ‘Gender-Transition’ Surgeries. The South Dakota Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 against a bill which aimed to ban child “gender-reassignment” surgeries and to prosecute doctors who perform the procedures. Read more here.
Scotland’s Transgender Bill Endangers Female Prisoners, Ex-Governors Warn. The Scottish Government is proposing to allow people to “change” their sex by self-declaring their gender, but a former prison governor has warned that the move will endanger female prisoners. Read more here.
Doctors Advise How to ‘Override’ Parents’ Refusal of Trans Medical Treatment for Children. “Gender-affirming” doctors authored an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in which they advise the trans industry how they can prevail over parents who are reluctant to allow their children to participate in treatments such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries. Read more here.
Review of Gender Reassignments for Young People Welcomed by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Dr Michael Linney, a registrar at the RCPCH, said they welcome the review of services and the setting up of an independent expert group to inform best practice in the use of puberty suppressants and cross-sex hormones. Read more here.
‘Woke” Starbucks Coffee Campaign Promotes Sex Change for Teens. A new Starbucks UK campaign seeks to promote acceptance of sex change in young teens by encouraging them to give baristas their “new” name when they purchase coffee so it can be “called out” in the store. The ad won a “Diversity Award” last year. Read more here.
Doctors in Row With HSE Over Claims Children’s Transgender Care is ‘Unsafe.’ Two clinicians from the Tavistock gender clinic in England are flown in to treat gender-confused children in Ireland. There is concern that children are treated too soon and without addressing other mental health issues. Read more here.
NHS Update on Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Young People. The UK’s NHS announced that it will be conducting a review of its gender identity development services for children and young people. This will include an independent review of puberty suppressants and cross-sex hormones. Read more here.
South Dakota House Passes Ban on Transgender Surgery for Minors. HB 1057 would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor for doctors to dispense puberty-blocking drugs to those under the age of 16 for the purpose of changing or affirming the perception of their sex, and lists a number of surgical procedures including castration, vasectomy, and hysterectomy that doctors would not be allowed to perform on minors. Read more here.
Transgender Flag and Gender-Inclusive Emojis Announced. The Unicode Consortium have announced 62 new emojis, including the transgender flag and gender inclusive variants. All devices and apps will support the new emojis later this year. Read more here.
Convicted of Sex Crimes as a Man, Felon No Longer Deemed Threat Because of Gender Change. The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is no longer seeking the commitment of a former Midwest Christian Services student convicted of myriad sex crimes because the individual now identifies as a woman. Read more here.
5th Circuit Court Denies Transgender Prisoner’s Request to Use Female Pronouns, Change Court Records. A U.S. federal appeals court has refused to refer to a biological male transgender inmate by female pronouns and rejected a request to change court records to reflect his new female name. Read more here.
UK Government Advises Schools That Transgender Boys Need Access to Free Period Products. The government rolled out a scheme to provide tampons, sanitary pads and other menstrual products to “learners who do not identify as female but still have periods, for instance, transgender boys and non-binary learners.” Read more here.
Canadian Appeals Court Rules Father Can’t Stop Teen Daughter From Taking Male Hormones. The highest court in British Columbia, Canada ruled that a father could not prevent doctors from giving his 15-year-old daughter testosterone injections to “affirm” her transgender male identity. The court also ruled that the father must “acknowledge and refer to [his daughter] as male.” Read more here.
French Bishops Council Approves Removing Parents’ Gender From Baptism Certificates. In order to bring baptismal practices in line with new gender-equality laws, the French bishops permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove references to parents’ gender on baptismal certificates. Read more here.
Alabama Law Seeks to Block Transgender Athletes from Competing Against Girls. Rep. Chris Pringle is sponsoring the “Gender is Real Legislative (GIRL) Act” meant to restrict school sports to birth gender so that girls may compete against each other and not have to compete against male students who may have an unfair advantage. Read more here.
Colorado Allows Transgender Residents ‘New’ Birth Certificate, No Surgery Required. According to a new state law, Colorado residents who claim to be transgender or “non-binary” can now obtain a “new” birth certificate with a name and gender change, without any proof of sex-change surgery. Read more here.
Transgender Men Claim Lack of Gender-Neutral Menstruation Products Causes ‘Pain,’ Makes Them ‘Unsafe.’ Female-to-male transgender individuals who still menstruate are now saying that feminine hygiene products, which are typically marketed at biological women, should be gender-neutral (and free) so that they are not further oppressed, harmed, or triggered by gender-specific packaging and the cost of period products during their “time of the month.” Read more here.
Brazil Lowers Age for Gender “Reassignment” Surgery. Brazil’s independent medical regulator announced new rules for treating transgender patients on Thursday, including lowering the age when transgender people can have gender “reassignment” surgery from 21 to 18 years old. The age for the use of puberty blockers was dropped from 18 to 16 years old. Read more here.
UK Court Tackles Gender Transition for Children. A psychiatric nurse who worked at Britain’s only state-funded gender identity clinic filed a case at the High Court in London against the NHS gender identity development service (GIDS) and the state National Health Service that funds it. She hopes the courts will make it unlawful for children under 18 to be given puberty-delaying drugs unless a court application has been made. Read more here.
UK High Court to Decide if Children Can Consent to Gender “Reassignment.” A landmark test case to establish whether children can give informed consent to medical procedures including puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for gender “reassignment” begins in the high court this week. Read more here.
First Transgender Person to Obtain Legal ‘Non-Binary’ Sex Status Changes Back to Birth Sex. James Shupe successfully petitioned the court originally responsible for his “non-binary” status to order that the sex on his birth certificate be restored to “male.” Shupe’s petition described his “non-binary” designation as a “psychologically harmful legal fiction.” Read more here.
Study Finds Transgender Patients Experience Significantly Higher Rate of Psychiatric Disorders than Non-Transgenders. The study published in the journal Transgender Health found that 58 percent of transgender patients in the study had at least one psychiatric diagnosis including depression and anxiety, compared with 13.6 percent in the control patient population. Read more here.
Marvel Studios President Says Trans Character Coming ‘Very Soon’ in Upcoming Film. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has announced that the billion-dollar superhero movie machine is introducing a transgender person and a homosexual superhero in its upcoming properties. Read more here.
Transgender ‘Man’ Gives Birth to Non-Binary Partner’s Baby With ‘Female’ Sperm Donor. The biological female “transitioned” to a male 12 years ago but retained female reproductive organs in order to carry a child. The doctor who treated the couple was also transgender. Read more here.
J.K. Rowling Faces Deluge of Attacks from LGBT Activists Over Transgender Tweet. The author of the “Harry Potter” book series came under attack for a tweet defending a researcher who lost her job for saying that “men cannot change into women.” Read more here.
Oregon Transgender Sues Miss USA Pageant. A biological male who identifies as a woman is suing Miss USA pageants, saying its rule that limits competition to a “natural born female” is a form of gender discrimination. Read more here.
ACLU Demands Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms for ‘Menstrual Justice.’ The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding that tampons be provided in men’s public restrooms to prevent discrimination against “every person who menstruates.” The group suggested that men are able to menstruate, arguing that it is not a “full or accurate portrayal” to affirm the fact that only women “menstruate, get pregnant, or breastfeed.” Read more here.
Germany’s Cabinet Approves Ban on Homosexual, Transgender ‘Conversion Therapy.’ The vote makes the country one step closer to banning “conversion therapy” for transgender and homosexual people. The bill will next be presented to Germany’s lower house. Read more here.
Transgender Worker Suing Nike for $1.1 Million Cites Pronoun Abuses. The biological female who identifies as “transmasculine” is alleging the company allowed gender identity-based harassment due to being repeatedly “misgendered” by coworkers who used the wrong pronouns. Read more here.
Proposed Washington State Law Would Prevent Transgender Athletes from Competing Against Girls. The Washington State legislature will soon debate a bill that would restrict school sports athletes to participating only in the gender category of their birth. Read more here.
UK Children’s Transgender Clinic Hit by 35 Resignations in Three Years as Psychologists Warn of Gender Dysphoria ‘Over-Diagnoses.’ Thirty-five psychologists have resigned from London’s Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since 2016. Whistleblowers said too many children were being put on puberty-blocking drugs when they should not have been given the diagnosis. Read more here.
Japanese Government Ordered to Pay Damages Over Transgender Toilet Ban. A Tokyo court ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation in the amount of 1.3 million yen to a biological male transgender official who was refused use of the women’s toilet at work. Read more here.
Wisconsin Medicaid to Begin Funding Sex-“Reassignment” Surgery After Settlement. Attorneys for several gender-confused Medicaid patients announced a settlement with the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday, clearing the way for gender-“reassignment” treatments to begin being offered at taxpayers’ expense. Read more here.
Merriam Webster Names ‘They’ as Its Word of the Year for 2019. The singular “they” is a pronoun now used to refer to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary. The gender neutral pronoun is used in place of “he” or “she.” Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Inmate’s Bid for Sex Reassignment Surgery. The court refused to hear an appeal by a convicted murderer who filed a civil rights lawsuit because Texas prison officials denied the biological male’s request to be considered for gender reassignment surgery. Read more here.
12-Year-Old Transgender Student in UK Given Puberty Blockers. The mother of the biological male said the child wanted to be a girl from the age of three. The NHS-run clinic is overseeing the child’s “transition.” Read more here.
Federal Appeals Court to Hear Florida Transgender Bathroom Lawsuit. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether a Florida school district must allow students to use the bathroom assigned to the gender with which they identify rather than their biological sex. Read more here.
Judge Who Ruled on 7-Year-Old’s Gender “Transition” Taken Off Case. The judge who ruled to grant joint conservatorship to the two parents fighting over the “gender” of their seven-year-old son was recused from the case today by order of another judge. Read more here.
Catholic School Board Stocks Pro-LGBT Book Glamorizing Kids Performing “Oral Sex.” A Catholic school board in Ontario allows children to access in its library a sexually explicit pro-transgender book that includes an author’s description of how he engaged in high-risk sexual behavior as a six-year-old boy. Read more here.
Violent Male Convicts Claiming to Be ‘Trans’ are Terrorizing Women in All-Female Canadian Jails. Correctional Services Canada has been quietly transferring violent male criminals including a serial pedophile, a child killer and rapist, and a serial sex offender to women’s prisons because they are claiming to be “female.” Read more here.
Letter Calls Into Question Study on Puberty Blockers for Children. The letter to the editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine calls into question the results of a study that claims children with gender dysphoria who were given puberty blocking drugs had better psychosocial outcomes than those who didn’t receive the drugs. Read more here.
At World’s First Gender “Detransition” Conference, Women Express Regret Over Drugs, Mutilation. The sold-out event held in Manchester, England included a panel of medical and psychological health experts as well as young women who are “detransitioning” from attempts to make them “men.” Read more here.
Woman Who Had Breasts Cut Off, Took Hormones to Live as “Male” Now Regrets “Huge Mistake.” A British woman who appeared on a BBC program said she deeply regrets her attempt to “transition” to the opposite sex. She said she feels “completely mutilated.” Read more here.
Transgender Pedophile Sues UK NHS for Refusing Reassignment Surgery During Prison Sentence. The 60-year-old biological male who identifies as a female is serving an indefinite sentence for public protection for making indecent photographs of children and also has a previous conviction for sexual activity with a young girl. Read more here.
UK High Court Rules Marriage Between Transgender Man and Woman Invalid as Both Were Legally Female During Ceremony. Both parties are biological females, but one of them failed to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate following gender “reassignment” surgery. At the time of the marriage, same-sex marriage was not recognized. Read more here.
ACLU Celebrates International Men’s Day: “Men Who Get Their Periods Are Men.” In a tweet commemorating International Men’s Day, the ACLU said, “There’s no one way to be a man. Men who get their periods are men. Men who get pregnant and give birth are men. Trans and non-binary men belong.” Read more here.
Transgender Convicted Killer to Be Transferred to Female Prison. The biological male was convicted of murdering his girlfriend. He has been approved to be moved to a women’s jail after claiming to be transgender. Read more here.
Transgender Clinic in UK is “Experimental Treatment of Vulnerable Children.” An official who resigned from the gender identity clinic for children said the clinic “operates outside good medical practice.” Read more here.
Female Prisoner in UK Challenges Transgender Policy After Assault by Male. A female prisoner who says she was sexually assaulted by a male inmate has filed a legal challenge against the government policy which allows males who identify as females to share women’s prisons. Read more here.
Transgender Jessica Yaniv’s Human Rights Appeal Declined. The biological male who identifies as a female filed complaints to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal about females who declined to wax his male genitals. His appeal to be heard by a new Tribunal member was rejected. Read more here.
Sprite Argentina LGBT Ad Celebrates Mothers Binding Breasts, Dressing Gender-Confused Children. The ad appeared on Argentina’s social media platforms showing mothers helping prepare gender-confused youth to celebrate LGBTQ “pride.” Read more here.
Mastercard to Offer Cards Aimed at Transgender and Nonbinary People. Cards issued by some banks on the Mastercard network will let customers use their chosen names on payment cards — even if they have not changed their legal names. Read more here.
Transgender Cricketer Named Kent’s Women Player of the Year. The biological male who identifies as a female is the UK’s first transgender cricketer. Read more here.
Pediatric Endocrine Society Falsely Claims Puberty Blockers Are “Reversible.” The Pediatric Endocrine Society has released a new statement that claims puberty blockers are a part of “gender-affirming care” for children with gender dysphoria and are a “reversible treatment that decreases the distress of having the ‘wrong’ puberty.” More physicians and analysts of the transgender movement, however, are publicly asserting the Society’s claim that puberty blockers or suppressors are a “reversible treatment” is blatantly false. Read more here.
Children as Young as Five Treated at UK Gender Identity Clinics. Across England, there were at least 2,942 children aged 17 and under receiving treatment from the Gender Identity Service in 2018 – 2019. Read more here.
Ontario School Sued for Telling Six-Year-Old Girl That Girls Are Not Real. A family brought the claim of discrimination on the basis of gender identity against the child’s former teacher and the principal for teaching their daughter and her class there are no such thing as girls or boys. Read more here.
Study of Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria Found Extended Counseling Resolved or Diminished Confusion. The study published in the journal Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that of the 12 gender-confused adolescents who intended to “transition” through medical interventions, after counseling, seven of them no longer felt that their gender identity was incongruent with their biological sex and the rest no longer desired medical interventions. Read more here.
UK Birth Coach Ostracized for Stating Only Women Give Birth. Twenty trans activists complained about a Facebook post where Lynsey McCarthy-Calvert criticized Cancer Research UK for dropping the word “woman” from its messaging on smear tests. The charity she worked for threatened to suspend her if she didn’t remove the post. Read more here.
State Legislators Vow to Ban Trans Drugs for Kids After Case of Mom ‘Transitioning’ 7-Yr-Old Goes Viral. State legislators in Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas have proposed legislation that would prevent medical gender “transitions” for minors. Read more here.
UN General Assembly Inches Toward Redefining Gender as Social Construct. A proposed UN treaty on crimes against humanity would change the definition of gender in international law to include more than 100 genders. The 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court defines gender as “man and woman in the context of society.” Read more here.
Poll Shows Just 29 Percent of Americans Support Allowing Biological Males on Girls’ Sports Teams. According to a Rasmussen survey, a majority of Americans, 51 percent, oppose allowing biological males who identify as female to participate on female sports teams. Read more here.
Mom Trying to “Transition” 7-Year-Old Asks for Judge’s Recusal, Seeks to Become Sole Guardian. In a case regarding two parents’ disagreement over gender “transitioning” their 7-year-old son, the mother is requesting the judge who awarded the parents joint conservatorship recuse herself because of comments the judge allegedly made about the case on social media. Read more here.
7-Year-Old Whose Mom Tried to “Transition” Him Chooses to Attend School as a Boy. Seven-year-old James Younger, whose mother enrolled him in kindergarten as a girl, has finally been able to attend school as a boy for the first time. Read more here.
Drag Queen in Skin-Colored Leggings Flashes Kids at Minnesota Story Hour. A transgender drag queen who took part in a recent Drag Queen Story Hour event in a Minnesota town is under fire for briefly exposing his crotch just a few feet from young children. Read more here.
High School Girls Forced to Compete Against Transgender Boys Will Have Complaint Heard. Three high schoolers, who allege being pushed out of girls’ competitions because of a Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy that allows biological males claiming to be “girls,” will have their complaint heard by the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Read more here.
Judge Overrules Jury That Blocked Texas Father From Stopping Son’s Transgender ‘Transition.’ Judge Kim Cooks ruled that the father, Jefferey Younger, has joint conservatorship with his former wife following a jury decision that stripped it away. Read more here.
Texas Governor Announces Investigation into Custody Battle Over Boy’s Gender ‘Transition.’ Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services are looking into the case involving a custody battle over a seven-year-old boy who is said to be transgender by his mother. Read more here.
Biologically Male NCAA Runner Named Conference Female Athlete of the Week. The Big Sky Conference named University of Montana runner June Eastwood, a biological male who identifies as a female as the cross-country female athlete of the week. Eastwood previously competed on the University of Montana’s men’s team. Read more here.
Transgender Activists Force Menstrual Products Brand to Remove ‘Woman’ Symbol from Packaging. Always, a brand of menstrual products, has been forced to scrub the “woman” symbol off their packaging in response to a coordinated effort by transgender activists to punish the brand for “discrimination” against transgender individuals. Read more here.
New Zealand Navy to Allow Male Personnel to Wear Fake Eyelashes and Makeup. Male service members in the Royal New Zealand Navy will soon be allowed to wear fake eyelashes, nail polish and makeup under new gender-neutral guidelines. Read more here.
BC Human Rights Tribunal Rules in Favor of Female Estheticians Who Refused to Wax Transgender Male Genitalia. The decision noted that “human rights legislation does not require a service provider to wax a type of genitals they are not trained for and have not consented to wax.” The decision further found that the complainant Jessica Yaniv, a biological male who identifies as a female, “engaged in improper conduct,” “filed complaints for improper purposes,” and concluded Yaniv’s testimony was “disingenuous and self-serving.” Read more here.
Jury Rules Against Dad Trying to Save His 7-Year-Old from Gender ‘Transition.’ The jury’s finding means that the boy’s mother has the authority to begin treatment with puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones against his father’s wishes. Read more here.
Transgender Cyclist Rachel McKinnon Keeps Smashing Women’s Records. The biological male who identifies as a female set a new record in the 35-39 category and also won the 200 meter gold medal at the Masters Track Cycling World Championships. Read more here.
School Transgender Support Guidelines Published in Northern Ireland. The guidelines cover uniforms, naming, use of toilets and changing rooms, access to sports and admissions to single-sex schools. They apply to pre-schools, primary schools, post-primary and special schools as well as other educational and youth service settings. Read more here.
Pro-LGBT Adults Admit 7-Year-Old in Gender “Transition” Case Isn’t Totally Convinced He’s a Girl. Expert witnesses and healthcare workers testified in court about transgenderism and James Younger, the seven-year-old whose mother, Anne Georgulas, wants to “transition” him into a girl against his father’s wishes. Read more here.
Dad’s Battle to Save 7-Year-Old Son From ‘Gender Transition’ Continues. Jury selection has begun in the court battle between a father trying to stop his ex-wife from “transitioning” their seven-year-old son into a “girl.” Read more here.
Federal Judge Overturns Obamacare Transgender Protections. Judge Reed O’Connor vacated a regulation that among other things required doctors and hospitals to provide “medically necessary” services to transgender individuals as long as those services were the same ones provided to other patients. The judge ruled that the religious freedom of Christian providers had been violated. Read more here.
Georgia School District Delays Transgender Bathrooms After Parents Revolt. The Pickens County School District in Georgia announced this week it will delay implementation of a plan to let gender-confused students use bathrooms meant for the opposite sex, following a massive turnout of angered parents before the school board. Read more here.
UK Mom Sues Children’s Gender Clinic Over ‘Misleading’ and ‘Experimental’ Gender Change Treatments. England’s first state-sponsored child gender “reassignment” clinic has been slapped with a lawsuit by a mother of a patient and a former nurse at the center who say “experimental” treatments are being forced on kids as young as 11. Read more here.
Air Canada Drops ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Welcome. The airline has dropped the traditional greeting so as not to offend gender-confused passengers. A company memo stated, “We want to ensure an inclusive space for everyone, including those who identify with gender X.” Read more here.
Investigation in Sweden Finds Gender Surgery on Young People Lacks Evidence of Preventing Suicide. The Swedish government allows 15-year-olds to undergo “gender transition” without the consent of their parents or guardians. Journalists investigating the link between gender dysphoria and suicide in youth waiting for surgery found no doctors who would verify the claim. Read more here.
Transgenders in UK Will be Able to Choose Their Gender Identity for Next Census After Bill Passes Final Stage. The next census will be held in 2021, and gender-confused individuals will be allowed to document their gender identity in addition to answering the mandatory question about biological sex. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Hears First Case Involving Alleged Anti-Transgender Discrimination. The Supreme Court will hear three cases centered around the question of LGBT workplace discrimination and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars sex-based discrimination. Read more here.
“Hundreds” of Young Trans People Seeking Help to “Return” to Original Sex. A gender-confused woman reports that she has heard from hundreds of people who have undergone “gender transition” and now regret it and are hoping to live as their biological sex. The woman is starting a charity to help people “detransition.” Read more
New UN Treaty May Put Gender Ideology in International Law. The International Law Commission has asked the UN General Assembly to discard the legal definition of gender in international law as “the two sexes, male and female, within the context of society.” A new definition would open the door to 100+ “genders” in binding law. Read more here.
Transgender Individual Sues After “Gender Reassignment” Surgery Ends with Amputated Leg. The biological female from South Africa was undergoing surgery to create male-looking genitals. Subsequent complications from the surgery resulted in the amputation of the leg. Read more here.
Virginia Teacher Sues School After Being Fired for Not Using Transgender Student’s Pronouns. According to the lawsuit, using male pronouns when referring to the biological female student would have violated the religious beliefs of the teacher. The teacher avoided using pronouns altogether. Read more here.
Study Finds Muscle Mass of Men Not Affected After 12 Months on Female Hormones. The study published in bioRxiv found that biological males who took female hormones for 12 months “were still stronger and had more muscle mass.” Researchers suggested that their findings “could be relevant when evaluating transwomen’s eligibility to compete in the women’s category of athletic competitions.” Read more here.
World’s First Transgender Boxer Named Face of Everlast. Everlast boxing and fitness equipment company has chosen transgender boxer Patricio Manuel, a biological female who identifies as a male, as the face of its new ad campaign. Read more here.
Women’s Rugby Referees Quit, Fear Transgender Players Will Cause Major Injuries. Referees fear being sued as increasing numbers of biological men join women’s rugby leagues in the UK. The refs say they have even been warned not to question bearded or heavily muscled players claiming to be women for fear of not being inclusive enough. Read more here.
Mattel Creates Gender-Neutral Doll. According to toy manufacturer Mattel, the doll can be a boy, a girl, neither or both. The slogan for the product is, “A doll line designed to keep labels out and invite everyone in.” Read more here.
A Transgender “Man” Who Gives Birth is Legally a Mother, U.K. Court Rules. According to a ruling by England’s High Court, an individual who is born female but identifies as a male should be legally regarded as a mother. Read more here.
Australian Doctors Back Inquiry on Kids’ Trans Care. More than 200 doctors have added their names to a petition urging Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt to call a wide-ranging parliamentary inquiry into risky medical treatment of gender-confused young people. Read more here.
AAFP Debates Care for Transgender Youth. Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians debated whether to support gender-affirming care for transgender children and teenagers during the group’s Congress of Delegates meeting. At issue is whether hormones and puberty-blocking treatments or the dysphoria felt by transgender youth is the bigger danger. Read more here.
International Olympic Committee’s New Transgender Guidelines Delayed After Scientists Fail to Agree. The scientists are struggling to agree on the issue of hormone levels allowed for transgender athletes. The next Olympic games will be held in Tokyo in 2020. Read more here.
Thousands of Deaths Linked to Puberty Blockers Used for Gender-Confused Kids. The UK National Health Service (NHS) is investigating drugs that are used to block normal sexual development among children and teens who are “transitioning” to the opposite sex that when used in other applications have been linked to 6,000 deaths. Read more here.
Johns Hopkins Professor on Child Transgender Trend: “Many Will Regret This.” Dr. Paul McHugh criticized the medical and psychiatric industries for what he says is reckless and irresponsible treatment of patients who claim to be transgender. Read more here.
Merriam-Webster Adds Gender-Neutral Pronouns to Dictionary. Merriam-Webster announced that gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “themself” have been added to the dictionary. “They” is “used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” Read more here.
U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest Point Since Roe v. Wade. According to a report by the Guttmacher Institute, the number of women who have abortions in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest point since the procedure was legalized in 1973. Read more here.
BBC Tells School Children Aged 9-12 That There Are More Than 100 Gender Identities. The videos released by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) feature young children asking questions to teachers on a variety of subjects, including human sexuality, gender, and relationships. Read more here.
Transgender “Man” Who Gave Birth Appeals to be Legally Registered as Baby’s Father Instead of Mother. The biological female who identifies as a male has petitioned to be recognized as the father of the child rather than the mother on legal medical documents. Read more here.
California Bans State Travel to Iowa Because State’s Medicaid Won’t Fund Gender Transition Surgery. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a ban on state-funded travel to Iowa in response to the Iowa law. Iowa is now the 11th state on California’s list of states with perceived discriminatory laws against LGBT individuals. Read more here.
Virginia School District Appeals Mandate Forcing Boys and Girls to Share Bathrooms. The school district at the heart of one of the United States’ most high-profile transgender bathroom controversies has filed another appeal in hopes of not being forced to mandate students share restrooms with members of the opposite sex. Read more here.
Children Being Put at Risk by Transgender Books That ‘Misrepresent’ Medical Knowledge, Academic Claims. Books and lesson plans that are designed educate pupils about transgender issues “fail child safeguarding and conflict with the law,” according to Dr Susan Matthews, an honorary senior research fellow in creative writing at Roehampton University. Read more here.
Pupils Sent Home for Protesting Against “Gender Neutral” Uniform. Dozens of pupils and parents gathered outside Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex to demonstrate against a rule which bans girls from wearing skirts. Read more here.
Chilean Teen First to Legally “Change” Gender. An identical twin girl is the first individual in Chile to legally change her name and sex in the civil registry as well as on her birth certificate. Read more here.
Back to School Day in Arlington, VA Includes Gender-Neutral Sports Uniforms, Preferred Pronouns. Children in grades K through 12 can expect to use bathrooms and locker rooms, participate on any sports team, wear an athletic uniform, and dress, all according to their gender identity. Read more here.
California Official Says Drag Queen Story Hour Protesters Hold “White Supremacist Beliefs.” An openly gay, LGBT-activist city council member in Chula Vista California posted to Facebook that those who protest transgender Drag Queen Story Hour for children at public libraries hold “white supremacist beliefs.” Read more here.
Australian PM Slams Gender-Neutral Bathrooms as “Ridiculous.” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered his own department to remove gender-neutral signage on bathroom doors. He vowed to “sort out” who was responsible for the signage and have them removed. Read more here.
British Columbia’s Top Court to Hear Father’s Case Against Interference in Child’s Gender Transition. The case involving a 14-year-old transgender boy who sought testosterone treatment over the objections of his father has potentially far-reaching implications for child autonomy, parental responsibility and freedom of expression. Read more here.
Academia Today “Not for Faint-Hearted,” Says Professor Who Lost His Job for Talking About Gender. Dr Allan Josephson was demoted and subsequently let go after nearly 15 years as head of pediatric psychiatry and psychology at the University of Louisville for participating on a panel on gender identity. Read more here.
Court Rules Idaho Must Pay for Transgender Sex Offender’s “Transition” Surgery. A federal appeals court has ruled that the state of Idaho must pay for a transgender inmate’s “sex reassignment” surgery stating that a refusal to fund the surgery amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, which is prohibited under the Constitution. Read more here.
Victoria Passes Birth Certificate Reforms. New laws allowing transgender and gender-diverse Victorians to choose the sex on their birth certificates will come into effect by May of next year after passing the upper house. The law lets transgenders change their birth certificates without having “sex reassignment” surgery. Read more here.
G7 Leaders Told to Promote Abortion Up to Birth as a Means of Advancing “Gender Equality.” At the G7 Summit the Gender Equality Advisory Council told world leaders that removing all legal safeguards and allowing abortion up to birth is recommended good practice in advancing gender equality. Leaders were also told to censor pro-life content online deemed to be “misleading.” Read more here.
Two-Year Waiting Times for NHS Gender Identity Clinics, Amid Unprecedented Demand. An investigation by Britian’s National Health Health Service revealed an “unprecedented rise in referrals” of individuals wishing to be seen at NHS gender identity clinics. The figures show more than 5,700 people waiting for a first appointment at Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust. Read more here.
Kansas Library Board Divided on Whether to Let Transgender Sex Offenders Present at Libraries. The board is divided on a proposal to automatically bar registered sex offenders from participating in presentations at public libraries following outcry over the records of some Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) performers. Read more here.
New school transgender rules fire debate in Portugal. Parents were alarmed after the school issued a directive that allows students to make choices that correspond with their gender identity, including choosing a bathroom, wearing a girl’s or boy’s school uniform or using their new gender name. Read more here.
Canadian Single Dad Faces Human Rights Complaint for Asking About Babysitter’s Gender. The father is being investigated by the Alberta Human Rights Commission after a complaint was filed against him by the applicant, who claims the father violated the Alberta Human Rights Act by asking the applicant’s age and gender. Read more here.
Catholic Parish Allows 1st-Graders to Sign Up as “Gender Neutral” For Communion Class. Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Visalia, California allowed parents to select “male,” “female,” or “gender neutral” when signing up their children online for classes ranging from First Communion to Confirmation to general catechism. Read more here.
Trump Administration Files Brief with the Supreme Court in Transgender Employment Lawsuit. At issue is the definition of the word “sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. Read more here.
Australian Library Promotes Transgender Ideology Book. About 60 taxpayer-funded public libraries across Australia are displaying a 2014 book on transgenderism, which depicts lewd sexual behavior from children as young as 6 years old. The book is titled, “Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out.” Read more here.
Federal Judge Overturns Wisconsin Medicaid Provision Barring Transgender Surgery. U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled in favor of four transgender Wisconsin residents whose lawsuit challenged a provision under the state Department of Health Services that excluded coverage of “transsexual surgery” for Medicaid recipients. The judge ruled that not covering the surgery was discriminating on the basis of sex under the federal Affordable Care Act. Read more here.
Bill to Allow Transgender People to Change Their Birth Certificate Without Surgery Clears First Hurdle in Victoria. The bill passed the Victorian legislative assembly by a vote of 56 to 27. Currently, transgender people have to undergo surgery to affirm their sex. Read more here.
UK Teenager Says Taking Puberty Blockers was the “Worst Decision” She Ever Made. The teen began taking the drugs, sold as a “miracle cure for being trans,” at age 12. The teenager is speaking out in an attempt to help others in the same situation. Read more here.
UK Ad Featuring Mother with Baby Banned for Perpetuating “Harmful Gender Stereotypes.” Three people complained about the Volkswagon commercial to the Advertising Standards Authority, which banned the ad on grounds that it showed the men being daring and adventurous while the women were “passive or engaged in a stereotypical care-giving role.” Read more here.
Royal College of General Practitioners Issues Grave Warning About Interventions for Gender-Confused Children. In a position statement, the Royal College said there is a lack of robust evidence about the long-term effects of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. The statement warned about the lack of research and evidence when it comes to significantly interfering with a child’s natural biological development. Read more here.
Court Rules Women’s Shelter Can’t Be Punished for Denying Access to Men Who Identify as Female. The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska has given temporary protection to a faith-based women’s shelter in Alaska against being punished for denying access to a man who identifies as transgender. Read more here.
Ohio School Punishes Student for Not Calling Gender-Confused Boy by Preferred Pronouns. A sixth-grade student was punished in an Ohio school district for using the male pronoun “he” in reference to a gender-confused biological male student and for respectfully stating his opinion that “he is a boy, not a girl.” The assistant principal removed him from PE class for the day as part of his punishment. Read more here.
Video Shows Drag Queen Teaching Children To “Twerk” As Parents Look On. The event occurred at a public library in the UK when an adult male dressed as a “drag queen” instructed children in the suggestive move during a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” Read more here.
California Middle School Teacher Draws Scrutiny for Giving Students Gender Identity Cards. The teacher gave students a “Gender Unicorn” sheet that explained gender identity and sexual attraction. After passing the sheets out in his first two class periods, the principal directed him to stop distributing it. Many parents complained about the activity. Read more here.
Academics Call for Freedom for Fearless Discussion of Gender issues. Twelve leading philosophers have published an open letter calling for academic freedom when discussing topics of sex and gender. It also urges that discussions on sex and gender be carried out in a collegial and mutually respectful manner, and it affirms the right of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to live free of harassment. Read more here.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Issues Warning Over Surge in Youth Transgender Cases in Australia. Clinicians are calling for an urgent national inquiry into the safety and ethics of giving unproven hormone drug treatment to ever younger children who are gender confused. Read more here.
Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Ex-Student in Transgender Restroom Case. Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled that a school board’s transgender restroom ban was discriminatory. The student is a biological female and wanted to use the boys’ restrooms. Read more here.
U.S. Department of Education to Probe Athletic Program Allowing Transgender Females to Compete With Girls. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is opening an investigation into whether female high school athletes were discriminated against when the state of Connecticut allowed males who identify as females to compete with them. Read more here.
Rhode Island to Add Gender-Neutral Option for Licenses. Rhode Island is the latest of about a dozen states to offer a gender-neutral option for residents to put on their driver’s licenses and birth certificates. Read more here.
Effort to Roll Back Transgender Rights Fails in Uruguay. Fewer than 10 percent of eligible voters participated in the ballot box effort, which sought to strike down a 2018 law that made it easier for transgender people to “change” their gender identity and guaranteed their right to health care. A turnout of at least 25 percent was required to put the question to a nationwide vote. Read more here.
Girl Guides Leader to Sue Bosses Who Expelled Her Over New Transgender Policy. The new policy allows biological males who identify as female to join the all-girl organization. Katie Alcock believes she has been discriminated against because she doesn’t think individuals can change their sex, and she posted her concerns on social media. Read more here.
Gillette Loses $8 Billion as Sales Drop Following Controversial Commercials. Gillette generated heated social media pushback earlier this year after it debuted a series of commercials including one that featured a transgender adolescent learning to shave. Read more here.
ACLU Blames “Inaccurate Stereotypes” for Opposition to Male Athletes in Girls Sports. Despite scientific research showing transgender athletes have advantages, the American Civil Liberties Union is leading a petition campaign in support of two male athletes who are dominating high school girls track in Connecticut. Read more here.
Two More States Will Offer a Third Gender Option on Driver’s Licenses. Washington and Pennsylvania will offer a third gender option on driver’s licenses so people who don’t identify as female or male can choose X instead. Read more here.
Denmark Considers Allowing Official Sex “Change” for Minors. People under the age of 18 in Denmark could soon be able to legally change their gender on identification and official documentation. A broad political majority, consisting of the Social Democrats, Red Green Alliance, Social Liberal and Liberal parties all support the law change. Read more here.
Transgender Weightlifter Stirs Criticism. Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s gold medal-winning performance has resulted in a New Zealand women’s group demanding sports authorities put a stop to “unfair” competition. Read more here.
Study Finds Transgender Athletes Have “Intolerable” Advantage Over Real Women. The study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics reinforced what many claim to be obvious: that men who identify as women enjoy significant physical advantages over actual biological women. Read more here.
Report Says Trans Lobbying Groups in Scotland “Captured” Public Policy, Putting Women and Girls at Risk. A report in Edinburgh University’s journal Scottish Affairs claims “a profound conceptual change” in our understanding of what it means to be a woman or a man has been taking place “without due diligence, democratic oversight or scrutiny.” Read more here.
Politicized Transgender Groups Put Children at Risk, Says Expert. Marcus Evans, a psychotherapist said “the trans political agenda has encroached on the clinical environment,” and many experts live in fear of being labelled transphobic, which affects their objectivity when dealing with gender-confused children. Read more here.
Study Finds Transgender People More Politically Conservative than Cisgenders. The study funded by the University of Oklahoma found that transgender men and women tend to be “significantly less liberal” than cisgender men, straight men, and others in the LGBTQ community. Read more here.
Mom Asks Supreme Court to Review Her Case Suing School District for Supporting Her Son’s Gender Transition Treatments. The Minnesota mother did not give consent for the treatments. The law in Minnesota allows a school principal to declare a child emancipated from parents. Read more here.
Puberty blockers study under investigation in the UK. England’s only NHS youth gender clinic lowered the age at which it offers children puberty blockers, partly based on a study now being investigated. Children as young as 11 are now being offered the hormone-blocking drugs. Read more here.
UK School That Said All Pupils Must Wear ‘Gender Neutral’ Uniform Faces Legal Challenge From Parents. Priory School in Lewes received the legal threat following its decision to amend its uniform policy, requiring girls to wear trousers. The school said the new rules would, in part, help transgender students. Read more here.
Whole Foods and Pro Sports Teams Sponsor “Drag Queen Story Hour” in Atlanta. After a similar event at a public library was cancelled due to public outcry, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and Jeff Bezos’ Amazon-Whole Foods stepped up to hold their own “Drag Queen Story Hour” event in City Hall. Read more here.
UK Biological Female Who Identifies as a Male Gives Birth, Fights to Be Called “Father” on Birth Certificate. The biological female is legally registered as a male but was told she can only be recognized as “mother” on the birth certificate. A lawsuit has been filed against the General Register in hopes of changing the law. Read more here.
Gendered Language Like “Manhole” Will Soon Be Banned From Berkeley, CA City Codes. A newly adopted city ordinance will require words that imply a gender preference be removed from the city’s codes and replaced with gender-neutral terms. Read more here.
Parents Could Be Harming Children by Allowing Them to “Change” Gender. Primary school-aged children are increasingly being encouraged to formally “change” their gender in defiance of the recommended “watchful waiting” approach. The majority of gender-confused children eventually come to accept their biological sex. Read more here.
Transgender Weightlifter Wins Two Gold Medals in Women’s Competition. The biological male from New Zealand won two gold medals and a silver in the three heavyweight categories for women. Read more here.
Report Finds One in 50 Male Prisoners in UK Identify as Transgender. The HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales annual report found that two per cent—or one in 50—male prisoners identify as female. Read more here.
Professor Sues University of Arizona for Refusing to Pay for Gender “Reassignment.” The University of Arizona has spent more than $50,000 defending itself from a lawsuit filed by a professor who claims that she is entitled to gender “reassignment” surgery under the university healthcare plan. Read more here.
New York City Public Students Can Change Gender, Name Without Documentation. The New York City Department of Education announced that all students will be permitted to change their names and genders at will. Students will be required to obtain their parent’s permission before requesting a name change. Read more here.
New Hampshire Becomes 13th State to Add Non-Binary Gender Option on Driver’s Licenses. Gov. Chris Sununu let a bill become law without his signature that would allow driver’s licenses or non-driver identification cards to be marked “M” for male, “F” for female or “X” for other. Read more here.
Nova Scotia Expands Gender Options on Official Documents. The government announced that Nova Scotians can now choose their gender identity on birth certificates, driver’s licenses, health cards and photo ID cards. Read more here.
Over 21,000 Attend Library Conference Featuring Workshops on Drag Queens and Queering Elementary Schools. The American Library Association’s annual conference included workshops on “Lesbian Pulp Fiction,” “Creating Queer-Inclusive Elementary School Library Programming,” and “Encouraging Gender Identity and Expressing in School and Public Libraries” among others. Read more here.
Student Kicked out of Class for Saying There Are Only Two Genders Is Now Expelled. The student was suspended from school for posting a video showing him disagreeing with his teacher who insisted that there are more than two genders has now been expelled. Read more here.
UN May Open the Door to a Gender Extravaganza. The International Law Commission has agreed to abandon the traditional definition of gender enshrined in the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in a draft treaty on crimes against humanity. The 1998 Rome Statute defined “gender” as referring to the “the two sexes, male and female, within the context of society.” Read more here.
Scotland’s Government Delays Transgender Reform Until After 2021 Election. The Scottish Government is unlikely to implement controversial reforms to gender recognition laws before 2021. Several political figures feel that changing the law to make it much easier for people to legally “change” their sex may be politically unpopular with the public. Read more here.
“Special” LGBT-Edition Oreos Indoctrinate Kids About Transgender Pronouns. Oreo cookies, a division of international foods giant Nabisco, has announced a “special” LGBT edition of the cookie that includes information about how to use transgender pronouns. Read more here.
Shocking Photos: Kids Lie on Man Dressed as Woman at “Drag Queen Story Time.” Photo evidence of children having inappropriate contact with a drag queen at Portland, Oregon’s St. John’s Library are posted on the Multnomah County Library’s Flickr account. Read more here.
Parents Call Out School Board’s Transgender Policy Proposal. A group of Arlington, Virginia parents held a press conference ahead of a scheduled Arlington County School Board meeting about the adoption of a policy concerning transgender student protections in the school district. Parents claim the board overreached its authority. Read more here.
Survey Finds 51 Percent Say Transgenders Should Be Required to Use the Restroom That Corresponds With Their Birth Gender. The survey of 1,017 adults conducted by Gallup found a small majority of Americans 18 and older hold this belief. Read more here.
Irish Primary School to Introduce Gender-Neutral Uniform Policy. St. Brigid’s National School says it wants students who are questioning their gender identity to feel “comfortable” wearing their uniform in class. Read more here.
Vermont Expands Medicaid to Cover “Gender Affirmation” Surgeries for Minors. Surgeries linked to gender dysphoria will be covered for minors who have obtained parental consent. Minors from 16 to 18 who have been legally emancipated from their parents are eligible for coverage without parental consent. Read more here.
UN Releases Latest Population Forecast. “The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights” estimates that the world’s population will continue to grow over the next few decades, but that the pace of growth will decline. By the middle of this century, the world’s population is predicted to be 9.7 billion people (an increase of two billion people from today’s population). Read more here.
UK’s Pornography Age-Verification System Expected to be Delayed Indefinitely. The UK’s age-verification system for online pornography will be delayed because the government failed to inform the EU of its proposals. The policy will require all adult Internet users wanting to watch legal pornography to prove they are over 18 by providing some form of identification. Read more here.
Scotland to Run Consultations Before Updating Gender Law. The Scottish government has postponed a planned update of gender recognition laws after concluding that it had failed to address concerns about the impact of its proposals. There is concern that women and girls could fall victim to predatory men or lose access to single-sex services. Read more here.
Ontario Family Files Human Rights Complaint After Six-Year-Old Girl Upset by Gender Theory in School. The first grader’s class was shown a video on transgender ideology titled, “He, She and They?!?—Gender: Queer Kid Stuff #2.” The parents filed a complaint after their daughter exhibited confusion and distress because of what the teacher was presenting to the class. Read more here.
“500 Mom Strong” Group Leads Rally Against Drag Queen Story Hour. A group of mothers and their male allies in the state of Washington gathered to show their opposition to Drag Queen Story Hour at the public library. Read more here.
High School Girl Who Lost Race to Transgender Athletes Files Federal Complaint. The complaint was filed with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The female athlete would have qualified and moved up to the regional competition if the biological males who identify as females wouldn’t have been allowed to compete in the track events. Read more here.
Mastercard to Let Gender-Confused Customers Pick Their Names on Credit Cards. The company announced that customers who identify as the opposite of their actual sex will have the option of putting something other than their legal names on a “True Name” credit card. Read more here.
IAAF Claims Olympic Champion Semenya Is “Biologically Male.” The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is one of several “biologically male athletes with female gender identities,” and as such should be subject to hormone limits. Read more here.
Study Finds Male-to-Female Transgenders on Hormones at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer. The Dutch study found that biological men who take female hormones have a nearly 50-fold increase in breast cancer risk compared with men. Female-to-male transgenders on hormone therapy had a nearly 60-fold higher risk for developing breast cancer compared with men. Read more here.
Vatican Issues Document Rejecting Gender “Change.” The document issued during LGBT “pride month” supports the sexual complementarity of men and women and rejects the notion that people can choose or change genders. Read more here.
UK Hotline Receives 6,000 Calls from Young People Struggling With Sexuality and Gender Identity Issues. The most common age group to contact Childline about these issues were 12- to 15-year-old children, and 409 of the counselling sessions were with 11-year-olds or younger. Read more here.
Transgender Teacher “Comes Out” to Elementary School Students by Showing a Video. The Wisconsin teacher showed the video to kindergartners through fifth graders. In the video he announces that he is a transgender and reads a children’s book about a transgendered individual. Read more here.
Transgender NCAA Champion Hurdler Says There Is No Benefit to Being Transgender. The male-to-female transgender who dominated this year’s NCAA women’s track championships claims elevated testosterone and physical size does not help in competition. Read more here.
Mexico City Announces Gender-Neutral School Uniforms Policy. According to government officials, children who attend state-run schools in Mexico City will no longer have to abide by a gender-specific dress code for their school uniforms. Boys can wear skirts, and girls can wear pants if they wish. Read more here.
Canada to Allow Gender-Confused Citizens to Mark Gender with “X” on Passports. The minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship said Canadians who want to change their existing passports to an “X” in the gender section can do so for the next year at no cost. Read more here.
USA Powerlifting Responds to the Transgender Athlete Dispute on Its Website. The weightlifting organization is defending itself against critics who say the federation’s policy of barring biological men from women’s competitions is discriminatory. The website makes it clear that sports are by definition discriminatory, and the transgender policies they are enforcing are rooted in a desire for fair play, not hate. Read more here.
Biological Male Wins NCAA Women’s Track Championship. The 400-meter hurdler who identifies as a female won the Division II women’s event, beating the second-place finisher by more than a second. The biological male previously ran for the men’s team as recently as January 2018. Read more here.
World Health Organization to Change Transgender Classification. The term the World Health Organization uses to describe transgender people in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), “gender incongruence,” is being moved from the mental disorders chapter to the sexual health chapter. The move will effectively mean that the condition will no longer be considered a mental disorder by the World Health Organization. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pennsylvania Transgender Bathroom Case. Students in the Boyertown Area School District will be allowed to continue to use locker rooms and facilities designated for the opposite sex. Read more here.
UK Priest Resigned Post Over Children’s Gender Issues at School. A long-serving vicar and school-governor has resigned his post over what he said were children being “sacrificed on the altar of trans ideology” after an eight-year-old student at his school “transitioned” from a boy to a girl. Read more here.
Trump Administration Proposes Rollback of Transgender Protections. The proposed regulation would replace a 2016 rule from the Obama administration that defined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include gender identity. The Trump administration rule would no longer recognize gender identity as an avenue for sex discrimination. Read more here.
Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law. Judge Carlton Reeves blocked enforcement of a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The judge said, “By banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, the law prevents a woman’s free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy.” Read more here.
Poll Shows Support for Same-Sex Marriage in U.S. More than Doubles in 23 Years. The Gallup Poll found that the percentage of Americans who think same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid has more than doubled from 27 percent in 1996 to 63 percent in 2019. Read more here.
Alabama Lawmakers Pass Bill to Get Around Same-Sex Marriage Licenses. The House of Representatives voted 67-26 to advance a bill that would create marriage certificates that don’t have to be signed by a judge. Instead, couples would submit a form to a probate judge saying they meet the legal requirements of marriage and the judge would record it as the official marriage document. Read more here.
Ben Carson Restores Women’s Rights in Homeless Shelters. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson has decided to restore single-sex spaces for women in homeless shelters amid growing pressure for women to share their sleeping and bathroom spaces with biological men who identify as women. Read more here.
UK Court Rules 4-Year-Old Can Begin Transgender Transition. The High Court of the United Kingdom has affirmed the right of a 4-year-old biological boy to live as a girl. Social workers at the child’s school were concerned when he was sent to school in a girl’s uniform. Read more here.
UK Judge Dismisses Concerns Over “Gender Manipulating” Foster Parents. A judge from Preston Family Court has dismissed concerns that two foster parents in Lancashire have been manipulating children in their care to “change sex.” A biological son and two of three foster children of the couple are living as the opposite sex. Read more here.
Pediatric Endocrinologist Explains “Transgender Therapy” Endangers Kids, “Based on Very Poor Science.” Dr. Paul Hruz said “drastic” treatments given to children are largely experimental and can cause lifelong harm. Read more here.
USA Powerlifting Continues Ban on Men Who Identify as Women in Female-Only Competition. The USA Powerlifting national board of governors voted to continue to prohibit gender-confused men who identify as women from competing against biological females. Read more here.
Senior Tax Expert Fired for Stating Opinion that Men Are Not Women. Maya Forstater was fired from her job at the Centre for Global Development for posting on Twitter that “male people are not women,” and that gender is a matter of “biology.” Read more here.
Association Rules Against Athlete in International Controversy. The International Association of Athletics Federations ruled that Caster Semenya has testosterone levels that are too high to compete in women’s 800-meter races. A congenital Disorder of Sexual Development creates abnormally high testosterone in Semenya that gives her an unfair edge in competitions. Read more here.
Female Olympic Athletes Object to Male-to-Female Transgender in Weightlifting Competition. After the biological male transgender broke four world records in the women’s competition, two female Olympians issued a warning about the future of women’s sports. The transgender weightlifter was later disqualified from the event for failing to disclose his biological sex. Read more here.
Parents Sue Oregon School After Teacher Educates Son About Being Transgender. The teacher kept the 8-year-old child from recess and showed the child videos and books promoting transgenderism because she mistakenly thought the child was gender confused. The parents say the lessons created lasting damage to the child. Read more here.
Eleven-Year-Old “Drag Kid” a Spokesperson for Converse Shoes. The 11-year-old child performs in drag as Desmond-is-Amazing. Converse is partnering with him and five other individuals who are connected with the LGBTQ community to market its “Pride collection.” Read more here.
Mexico’s Supreme Court Grants New Birth Certificate to Transgender Citizen. The court asked the state of Jalisco to grant the new birth certificate after the individual “changed” their sex and name. The court said that “everyone has the right to define their own sexual and gender identity and it is the state’s responsibility to guarantee this decision.” Read more here.
Employees Quit UK Transgender Clinic over Kids’ Experimental Gender Treatments. Five employees of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) have quit a controversial NHS transgender-therapy clinic because they feel that children are being misdiagnosed as transgender and treated with harmful and irreversible hormone treatments. Over the past three years, at least 18 staff members have reportedly quit the clinic over similar fears. Read more here.
Alaska Female Student Suspended for Defending Herself in Girls’ Bathroom After Boys Entered. The boys were protesting a photo taken in the boys’ bathroom by a female-to-male transgender student who posted it on Snapchat. Read more here.
Irish Children Sent to UK Gender Clinic. One hundred Irish children have been sent to the Tavistock Clinic over the past three years to be assessed at the controversial clinic accused of fast-tracking gender transition. Read more here.
Survey Given to 56,000 Texas Students Tells Them “Gender is How a Person Feels.” The survey was given to students in grades 3 – 11. The survey said, “Sex is what a person is born. Gender is how a person feels.” Then the students were asked how they identify. Read more here.
U.S. Transgender Military Ban Now in Effect. Troops in all branches of the U.S. military must identify as their birth sex, even if they are transgender. The change comes nearly two years after President Trump tweeted that he wanted a transgender ban. Read more here.
U.S. Naval Academy to Ban Transgender Students Beginning in 2020. The move follows a Pentagon policy that recently went into effect that bans transgender troops from serving openly and denies medical care for “gender transition” interventions. Read more here.
Data Show One in Seven U.S. Transgender Women Have HIV. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 14 percent of transgender women are HIV positive. The statistics for African American and Hispanic women are much higher—44 percent and 26 percent respectively. Read more here.
Nine-Year-Old Boy’s Drag Routine in a Bar Prompts Legislator to Seek New Rules on Child Exploitation. After watching a video of a young boy dancing in drag in a local bar in Ohio in a “provocative sexually explicit” manner, Representative Tim Schaffer introduced legislation that would stop businesses with liquor licenses from holding performances in which a “child simulates sexual activity.” Read more here.
Lesbian Activist Removed From Commission for “Misgendering” Convicted Rapist. Julia Beck, former member of an LGBTQ Commission in Baltimore, Maryland, was found guilty of “violence” for using male pronouns when referring to a male rapist who identifies as a female. The rapist was transferred to a female prison and assaulted two women there. Read more here.
New Jersey to Become Fourth U.S. State With Gender-Neutral Birth Certificate Option. The new law will include three birth certificate gender options: “female, male, or undesignated/nonbinary.” Oregon, California and Washington allow similar designations. Read more here.
German Court Rules Insurer Must Pay for Transgender Beard Removal. The court found the plaintiff, a biological male, experienced emotional difficulties with his heavy beard growth. Treatments from a physician caused skin inflammation, while treatments from a cosmetician did not, but the insurance carrier refused to pay for treatments not performed by a doctor. Read more here.
Florida School Board Keeps Policy That Requires Male Coach to Supervise Undressing Girl. Despite concerns from parents and teachers, the Pasco County School Board refused to change the unwritten policy that allows a gender-confused girl to use the boys’ locker room and forces a male coach to be present when she is undressing. Read more here.
California State Senate Committee Bans Saying “He” and “She.” The Senate Judiciary Committee now allows only gender-neutral pronouns when conducting their work. Read more here.
U.S. Supreme Court Allows Temporary Limit to Transgender Military Service. The court allowed the Pentagon to restrict military service for transgender individuals while the Trump administration’s policy is litigated in the lower courts. Read more here.
Biological Men May Not Compete Against Women in USA Powerlifting Events. USA Powerlifting published their “Transgender Participation Policy” that bans the use of androgens by athletes, including biological women who identify as men. Male-to-female transgenders are also prohibited from competing as females. Read more here.
Report Finds Nearly Two Percent of American High School Students Say They Are Transgender. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from 131,901 public school students in grades nine through 12. Read more here.
UK National Health Service Staff to Ignore Parents’ Wishes and Listen to Gender-Confused Children. NHS staff members are told to override the rights of parents when it comes to the gender identity of children, even if the child is not considered to have the understanding and intelligence to consent. Read more here.