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N.C. Pastor's Viciously Anti-Gay Diatribe Goes Viral

I'm not surprised at all by his sermon. I had to listen to the same kind of hatred by my former Baptist preacher when he told the congregation about me and other transsexuals, saying I was the child of the devil, a pedofile, a prostitute,a pervert and the doctors treating me weren't treating me, they were feeding my sickness. All the while, the others in church were giving the big "Amen" back to him. Just wish my children hadn't attended that service with me when he did that. needless to say, we don't attend church anymore, but it's all good. I am glad the major news organizations are telling of this hate though, i bet Fox news isn't running it. or if they are, they are applauding his fine moral character.yeah right!  (May 22, 2012 | post #9)

Marianna, FL

Gay Marriage - Marianna, FL

Marriage is about love, respect, trust and commitment among many other things and should be available to any (two) humans and not just heterosexuals. America should be about equality for every one and not just heterosexuals. but it's not.  (Jan 18, 2012 | post #52)

Greenwood, FL

Civil Unions - Greenwood, FL

America is supposed to be about equality for everyone , not just heterosexuals. Marriage is about love, respect, trust and commentment, among many other things, and should be available to any (two) humans and not just heterosexual humans.  (Jan 18, 2012 | post #1)

Myth About M2F

Hi, can you be more specific as to which essay are you referring too? there are many essays on this subject , if you could tell me who or which organization it is authored by, it might help . just tell me specifically what type of info you are interested in and i will try to obtain it for you. thank you, have a wonderful day!  (Jan 16, 2012 | post #24)

Neil Patrick Harris apologizes for 'tranny' comment on li...

yeah right!  (Dec 5, 2011 | post #1)

Teachers tell bullied kids: Don't be so gay

well, i guess you know i have to reply to such iggnorance. by the definition of the word, you fit into the catagory of 'queer' you self proclaim 'weed is good' using weed is not the so called 'norm' of society but only a minority of the population use it. so by the definition of 'queer' as being anything that is not normal,' you fit. so ask yourself; why do you want a sex change? you ignoramous. when you educate yourself on the topic of why some people desire a sex change then and only then should you opine.  (Nov 3, 2011 | post #4)

NY considers Medicaid for transgender surgery

[Source] Mercury is a special case, in that it is the only known endocrine disruptor which is deliberately implanted in the body. (dental amalgam contains 50% mercury) The pesticides, of which there are many, are intentionally released into the environment, often in homes and schools. Additionally, the vast majority of chemicals currently in production have never been tested for endocrine disruption effects. So is it a coincidence that since the introduction of the chlorinated pesticides around 1935-1940 that the rate of transsexualism has been climbing steadily? The first generation born after the introduction of pesticides was also the first generation to have significant numbers of transsexuals. The condition is virtually absent from the US historical record prior to 1952, when Christine Jorgensen made headlines. Every generation since has had higher and higher rates. Clearly researchers knew that sexual developmental changes were observed with DDT in animals as early as 1950, yet this information was ignored, deliberately or not. Fifty years later, large numbers and quantities of EDCs are being distributed around the globe without adequate consideration of the consequences. This line of inquiry which is examining the relationship between EDCs and transsexualism has an obvious relationship to the civil rights and social perceptions of transsexuals. It will likely lead toward restoration of full civil rights as the law catches up with emerging science, and should also increase understanding among the general public as more evidence is uncovered and as doctors improve their understanding of the specific biochemical changes and structural effects that are associated with exposure to EDCs during development. For more information on this topic, visit http://www.antijen .org/transadvocate — a transgender advocacy group co-founded by myself and Angela Kimble— with the mission of educating the transgendered community and the general public about the relationship between endocrine disruptors and gender variance, and to advocate on behalf of the transgendered community for full civil rights. if you need more scientific research , even though it wont matter how much i show you, just let me know and i will post if for you, miss Andrea  (Sep 30, 2011 | post #6)

NY considers Medicaid for transgender surgery

Over the last decade, a significant amount of research has been performed showing that EDCs are having a major impact on sexuality and reproduction in wildlife. In the UK, alkylphenols and phthalates have been identified as the prime suspects for feminized fish in some areas. These chemicals are persistent breakdown products of alkylphenol ethoxylates, chemicals used in industrial detergents and as inert ingredients in pesticides. In Florida, an extensive spill of DDT and dicofol in Lake Apopka resulted in male alligators with abnormally small penises, abnormalities of the testes, and altered levels of sex hormones. Male gulls in the Great Lakes region of the US have been found to have "female (ovarian) type structures," due to high levels of DDT and DDE in the eggs. Male Florida Panthers have been found to have undescended testicles and a number of reproductive problems, and both males and females are found to contain high levels of several endocrine disrupting chemicals. For a more comprehensive review, see Poisoning the Future: Impacts of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Wildlife and Human Health. Regarding the situation in the Northwest, a study was published in Environmental Health Perspectives which showed that 84% of genetically male Chinook salmon appeared to be female in the Columbia river. Regarding the cause, lead author James J. Nagler of the University of Idaho reports that pesticides and other chemicals that are estrogenic have been detected in the river and may play a role in this observed sex-reversal. [Source: "Sex Changed Salmon," in Scientific American online.] In the laboratory, similar results are found when animals are exposed to hormone disrupting chemicals. In her book Our Stolen Future, author Theo Colborn relates the story of two Syracuse University researchers, who in 1950 injected roosters with DDT for two to three months. They found that the roosters’ testicles only reached 18% of the size of the controls, and the typical male secondary sex characteristics were significantly suppressed. It is interesting to note that Harry Benjamin, a New York endocrinologist and sexologist who wrote the first modern work on transsexualism, The Transsexual Phenomenon in 1966, found that 40% of his male-to-female and 45% of his female-to-male patients had some degree of hypogonadism (reduced size of testicles/ovaries) . But despite the 1972 ban on DDT in the US, the chemical and its metabolites keep showing up in pregnant women. A 2000 study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism measured the levels of several pesticides in amniotic fluid during the second trimester. The authors found that "…approximate ly one out of three human fetuses in Los Angeles is exposed to p,p’-DDE [a DDT breakdown product] at physiologically relevant levels." They also added "Although we did not test for adverse health effects in this phase of the study, the concentrations of contaminants measured are sufficient to be cause for alarm." [Source Abstract] However, DDT is hardly the only endocrine disruptor in existence. Our Stolen Future’s website lists 85 chemicals which are known to be endocrine disruptors or classes of chemicals such as PCBs and dioxins, which have many variants. Phthalates are often used in plastic food packaging as a softener, and Bisphenol-A is used to line metal cans to eliminate the metallic taste and is commonly found in resins, plastics and dental sealants. Mercury is one of the most widespread EDCs, being present in dental amalgam and childhood vaccines, and lead is commonly found in Seattle water, reportedly due to the corrosion of lead in home plumbing because corrosive chemicals are used for disinfecting the water.  (Sep 30, 2011 | post #5)

NY considers Medicaid for transgender surgery

somehow i think that no amount of research would be sufficient for you. but seeing how you implied that there is no research on this subject maybe this will enlighten you . i doubt it though. It's a fact that harmful chemicals like DDT are responsible for certain intersex conditions, but have the increased presence of human-made chemicals in the environment created a rise in the transgender population? For an environmental perspective on the incidence of transsexuality and intersexuality, read Christine Johnson's Endocrine Disruptors and the Transgendered. Johnson is a co-founder of TransAdvocate, an educational and advocatory site about endocrine disruptors and trans civil rights. By Christine Johnson Despite popular opinion and negative media portrayals which disparage transgendered people as being "mentally ill" or making "lifestyle choices," an increasing amount of evidence is surfacing which is linking the proliferation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to variations in gender identity and sexual orientation. In an invited paper published in the December 2001 issue of Neuroendocrinology Letters, Dr. Günter Dörner outlines the various purported causes of transsexualism, which fall into two general classes: 1) genetic enzyme mutations and 2) so-called epigenetic effects which include stressful prenatal/postnatal situations and fetal exposure to endocrine disruptors such as the pesticide DDT and its breakdown products. The authors studied the prevalence of polycystic ovaries (PCO), idiopathic oligospermia [low sperm count with no identified cause] (IO), and transsexualism (TS) in East and West Germany over the last 50 years, and correlated increases in these conditions with the use of DDT in the two countries. They found that after 1960, (when DDT usage was high) "clearly increased dehydroepiandroste rone sulfate [DHEA-s] levels and ratios to cortisol were found, suggesting again the possible co-responsibility of DDT and its metabolites for the development of transsexualism. " They also found that PCO commonly occurred in combination with female-to-male transsexualism, and IO typically occurred in combination with male-to-female transsexualism, suggesting multiple effects from endocrine disruption. As for the effect of these chemicals on the brain during development, several studies have been performed which examined various areas of the hypothalamus— a section of the brain involved in gender and sex— to see if any sex differences were present. In a 1995 article published in Nature entitled "A Sex Difference in the Human Brain and its Relation to Transsexuality, " the authors showed that male-to-female transsexuals have female numbers of neurons in a region of the hypothalamus known as the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc). [Reprinted in the International Journal of Transgenderism, and available online at http://www.symposi on.com/ijt/ijtc010 6.htm.] A later study found that a female-to-male transsexual had male numbers of neurons in this region, supporting the idea that this brain region is responsible for gender identity in humans. Similar structures have been identified in animals which corroborate these findings.  (Sep 30, 2011 | post #4)

Report: ABC Assigns Security to Dancing with the Stars' C...

sad to say it's because the christian right are taught by thier church leaders that transsexuals are the "devil in carnate". I know this to be true because i used to attend a southern baptist church that taught that hatred, and called me that and other degrading things. also in the U.S. our republican government officials have publicly stated that we(transsexuals) DO NOT deserve the right to live. so here you have, without actually being said, the directive for an open season on transsexuals. Similar to that in Puerto Rico, where, on average, one transgender person is killed everyday. consider this,,,with the population of transgendered people being what it is compared to the general population, the amount of hate biased killings against transgendered folks equate to genicide. Why does the government allow that? They know it happens and Pres.Obama has said ''I will check on that" but the killings continue.  (Sep 21, 2011 | post #2)

Novel Approach: Walk a mile in these shoes

one more thing.. every therapist will tell you , cutting your dick off doesn't make you a woman. having a dr create a neo vagina doesn't make you a woman. it's the brain nuerons that make you a woman. oh shit, there is more,,,are you saying that all the women that came before us, the ones that basically pioneered the transsexual movement. There were no therapists that were gender specialists, back then. google the first transsexual . therapists didnt have a clue back then. did that make them no less a woman? to you,, yes. to me , no. sounds to me like you have a hatred for yourself and you are trying to project that hatred on to every other transsexual. by the way, if you were , as you say, a real woman,, you wouldn't need a doctor to create a neo vagina for you, it would already be there. weather you like it or not, you are transsexual female. just like me.  (Aug 31, 2011 | post #6)

Novel Approach: Walk a mile in these shoes

Brandi,, do you have a uterous? have you a cervix? where are your falopian tubes? how is your menstral cycle been lately? heavy, or light? can you produce an egg? can you carry a fetus to term? Oh! by the way,,, how is your prostate? been checked for cancer yet? let's see men have a prostate. women have the cervix, uterous, menstral cycle filopian tubes, and overies to produce an egg. let's get right down as to what you are, Brandi.oh, yeah aren't you post op ? if yes, then you were born with a dick between your legs and according to you, if you have a dick between your legs your not a woman regardless if you have tits or not.  (Aug 31, 2011 | post #5)

Woman pleads guilty in videotaped beating

for the adult woman, 5 years in prison is NOT enough punishment. as for the juvenile getting detention,,,what a joke! there should also be counceling and some kind of court ordered service, so that she can see and hopefully understand the pain and suffering a transgender person endures from hate biased abuse. Somehow the hate has to be adressed so that this doesn't happen again.  (Aug 4, 2011 | post #1)

Only Teens Want to See Gay People on TV [The Gays]

this article implies that the "younger generation" are the ones that are open minded to all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, while the "older generation" is not accepting or tolerant of those people. Isn't it also, the same "older generation" that didn't want women to have a voice in democracy by having the right to vote? Isn't also the same "older generation" that didn't want African Americans to have the equal rights as the "white" people? It is of no surprise to me, that the same "older generation" is fighting, tooth and nail, to keep the lesbian,gay,bi-sex ual and transgender people from having the same equal rights as heterosexuals. The "older generation's" hatred and bigotry will one day, die off and the world will be a much more compassionate place to live. The sad reality is, much to often, the bigot parent is the one instiling thier own hatred and condemnation of others in to thier children, and the cycle of hate continues.  (Aug 4, 2011 | post #1)

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