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.