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14 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

New education minister's ties to church criticized by NDP but not gay advocate

The NDP is criticizing the appointment of Gordon Dirks as Alberta's education minister, saying he is linked to a church that believes homosexuality is a sin. But a prominent advocate for gay rights in the province says he met with Dirks on Tuesday and believes the former chairman of the Calgary Board of Education will work to promote safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students in the province.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

17 hrs ago | New York Post

Andreja Pejic doc reveals her experience as transgender model

Transgender model Andreja PejiA is documenting her experience in a new film, "Andrej - The Documentary," directed by Eric Miclette. This week, People released an exclusive two-minute clip from the feature-length doc, which follows PejiA 's story from the Serbian refugee camps of her childhood to the runways of the world's glamorous fashion capitals.


22 hrs ago | KAUZ

Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

15, 2014. . People loot a convenience store destroyed by Hurricane Odile, in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept.


Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, North America, World News, Mexico, San Lucas, CA, Prison

Yesterday | The Republic

Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes

A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said. The teenager has been moved several times since a judge in April ordered her to be imprisoned at the request of the Department of Children and Families, who said she was too violent to remain in their custody.


Related Topix: East Lyme, CT

Yesterday | WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Man accused in 4 slayings to appear in Fla. court

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack. The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Donald Trump, Games, Blackjack, North York, PA

Yesterday | Live Science

These Stereotypes Could Explain Transgender Discrimination

Transgender people are often seen as "confused" and gay or lesbian, despite their gender identity being a separate issue from their sexual orientation, new research finds. The study, the first to attempt to categorize stereotypes about transgender people , found that people - mostly young university students in the study - view transgender people with pity and have trouble accepting that the person's sex at birth is no longer the sex they identify with.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Yesterday | Switched

Facebook 'Name Change' Policy Disproportionately Affecting LGBT Community

What happens when a culture interweaves a social media outlet into virtually every part of the human experience -- and then that platform makes a dramatic change? That's one of the questions on many people's minds with what is being referred to as a "name change" policy on social media giant Facebook.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Gay/Lesbian

Yesterday | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Men add their voices to the fight against sexual violence

This weekend, Burlington, Vermont remembered Laura Kate Winterbottom, who was kidnapped, raped and murdered nine years ago. The annual Laura's March raised money and awareness to reduce sexual violence in the Burlington area.


Related Topix: Burlington, VT, Gay/Lesbian

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Kos

Transgender student named Homecoming Princess in Colorado Springs

Last Friday evening Scarlett Lenh made her first public appearance as the Sand Creek High School junior class homecoming princess . I was like even if I don't win I've already helped a lot of people show them that they can be themselves.


Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, CO, US News, Liberal Political News

Transgender hockey teen nets rights goal

Minor hockey players in Ontario are now able to choose a dressing room based on whether they see themselves as male or female following settlement of a human rights complaint against Hockey Canada. Jesse Thompson, 17, of Oshawa, Ont., who filed the complaint in August last year, said he was pleased with the result.


Related Topix: Canada,

Psychology Today

Demystifying The Transgender Movement

For most people the concept of gender is a very simple thing. When you are born a midwife, doula, doctor or nurse looks at a babies genitals and decides whether the baby is female or male.


The Washington Post

The Switchboard: Facebooka s real name policy cause clashes with some gay and transgender users

Facebook is under fire from gay and transgender users who are being forced to use real names. " Not that long ago, it looked as though Facebook might be softening its previous stance on real names, with comments from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that suggested he saw the value of anonymity in some cases - and at the same time, the social network has expanded the number of gender-related selections users have to choose from," writes Mathew Ingram at Gigaom.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Mark Zuckerberg, US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat

WAVE-TV Louisville

CO transgender student named homecoming princess

"I wasn't expecting to win at all," she said. Scarlett wasn't expecting to make history as the first transgender homecoming princess possibly in Colorado history, but her class thought otherwise.


Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

New nonprofit teaches understanding about LGBTs

A new Fort Wayne nonprofit, QCE, aims to teach other nonprofits and businesses how to communicate better with LGBT clients or customers. The mission of QCE, or Q Consulting and Education, is to provide its services to businesses and nonprofits that support and include LGBT people.


Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Gay/Lesbian

Sun Sep 14, 2014


N.Y. Radio Hosts Fired for Transphobic Rant Are Back on the Air

Less than four months after being fired from Rochester, N.Y.'s Breakfast Buzz radio show on 98.8 "The Buzz" for a transphobic tirade, radio personalities Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck are back on the air, reports The Post-Standard . "It was nice to have the summer off," Ray told Rochester's Democrat & Chronicle .


Related Topix: Rochester, NY


Duke University Makes Applications More Welcoming for LGBT Hopefuls

"Real people are reading your application, and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke," reads a new voluntary question added to the prestigious university's admissions application, reports GLAAD . The question asks aspiring attendees to share, if they wish, "a perspective you bring or experiences you've had to help us understand you better -- perhaps related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background."


Related Topix: Duke University, Elmhurst College, University of Iowa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Opinion


STUDY: Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

According to a new study, transgender youth undergoing treatment to delay puberty show improved psychological well-being over time, reports HealthDay . The Dutch study, which was published online in the journal Pediatrics , involved 22 trans girls and 33 trans boys who had been diagnosed with "gender dysphoria."


Related Topix: Opinion


Transgender Student Elected Homecoming Queen

"Even if I don't win, I've already helped a lot of people show that they can be themselves and I've already inspired a lot of people. But when I won I realized that I've done doesn't have to end just yet and I still have the chance to inspire more people," she said.


Quota will help fulfill dreams: Bihar's transgenders

Suman Kumari, Gautam and Anu Priya are upbeat like never before. They hope their dreams will finally be fulfilled and they will get government jobs as Bihar has declared them a 'third gender' and made them eligible for reservation.


Sat Sep 13, 2014

Detroit News

Women's colleges address transgender applicants

Transgender student Calliope Wong, left, studies before class on Sept. 9 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn.


Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Mills College, Hadley, MA, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA