Administration to shield health workers who refuse to perform abortions or treat transgender patients

Administration to shield health workers who refuse to perform abortions or
treat transgender patients


Federal judge: Bathroom choice a decision for Pine-Richland transgender students

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Federal judge: Bathroom choice a decision for Pine-Richland transgender students
February 27, 2017 6:10 PM
By Torsten Ove / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A federal judge today said three transgender students at Pine-Richland High can use the bathroom of their choice.

CoverGirl's First Male Ambassador, James Charles, Hopes to Follow In Katy Perry's Footsteps As an Inspiration to Others

Making history as CoverGirl's first-ever male ambassador, 17-year-old aspiring makeup artist James Charles is now the face of the brand's So Lashy! by BlastPro Mascara, which is designed for all lash types.

Transgender Pine-Richland Student: ‘I Really Don’t Feel Safe’

I think this is a further example of the Trump effect. Making derogatory speech normal. Leading to more open displays of bigotry. Well worth watching the video, Juliet is quite well spoken and impressive all around.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Juliet Evancho‘s world turned upside down Monday night after a vote in the Pine-Richland School District.

Pittsburgh researchers may have found 'cure' for some untreatable depression

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Pittsburgh researchers may have found 'cure' for some untreatable depression
August 22, 2016 12:00 AM
By Sean D. Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ben Finder remembers when the depression first hit him.

Breaking News: The N.B.A. has pulled its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte in response to North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

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NBA pulls All-Star Game in North Carolina over LGBT law controversy

By Nick Gass

The National Basketball Association is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, after the state passed a law banning anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and did not move to moderate or repeal it, the league announced Thursday.

NBC launches new LGBTQ website

NBC has launched a new LGBTQ website:

They say they are the first major network to do such an endeavor.

Welcome to NBC OUT: A Letter From the Editor

Welcome to NBC OUT, NBC's newest digital destination, where we'll showcase enterprise reporting, original video and other unique content about and of interest to the LGBTQ community.

The Natural Result of the Bathroom Police


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Utah Dad Attacked for Taking 5-Year-Old Daughter to Wal-Mart Men's Bathroom

A Utah father taking his young children to the bathroom at a Wal-Mart ended in violence after he was punched in the face by another customer allegedly over taking his 5-year-old daughter with him to the men's room.

Jackie Evancho’s Sister Tells Her Emotional Transition Story

This was on my local news last night. There is a video interview with family. A nice change from the bathroom bills blogs :)


Pennsylvania governor expands protections for transgender people

Pennsylvania governor expands protections for transgender people

By Eliza Collins

04/07/16 05:00 PM EDT

The governor of Pennsylvania signed two executive orders Thursday that expand discrimination protections related to employment, including for transgender people.

Looking for a Classic TG story

I just re-read the first part of a story called "Vitamins" by Christine Norman. It was only the first part of a muli-part story, but the location Old Joe's Collection only had the first part.

The collection is a ton of stories from the early internet days of Usenet and BBS sites. These are the stories I found when I was looking for TG stories 30+ years ago.

Thanks for any help!


Utah Judge, in Shift, Lets Lesbian Couple Keep Foster Child

A Utah judge on Friday reversed, at least temporarily, his order that a foster child be taken away from a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation, but he continued to question the placement of children with same-sex parents.

Utah judge removes child from lesbian foster parents

Can't post the text as it explicitly states that is not allowed.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr these kinds of judges are disturbing

Reform Jews approve far-reaching transgender resolution

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Reform Jews approve far-reaching transgender resolution

Reform Judaism movement in US approves far-reaching resolution supporting transgender rights
November 5, 2015 11:37 PM

By Mike Schneider / Associated Press

Looking for a story

I can't remember the name of it or the characters. I remember a couple lives across the way from an older woman who turns out to be a witch. She feeds the man herbal tea that over time mutates his soul so it resembles her body and no longer fits his own. Eventually he feels extremely broken down and she uses a kiss or mouth to mouth to swap their souls.

Familiar to anyone? I have been trying all sorts of search variations here and FM and striking out.



"About Ray" a new movie about a FTM teenager (There is the trailer here)

After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent.

Opens September 18th

Brashear transgender policy could serve as model for district (Pittsburgh)

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By Elizabeth Miles / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Devin Browne doesn’t believe in halfway.

“Even if it’s just one kid, you have to have a policy to make sure that kid’s rights are respected and that kid is safe in school,” said Mr. Browne, a teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School and an adviser for the school’s Gay Straight Alliance.

It's a boy! Woman with transplanted womb gives birth

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In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant, the doctor who performed the pioneering procedure said Friday.

The 36-year-old mother received a uterus from a close family friend last year. Her baby boy was born prematurely but healthy last month, and mother and child are now at home and well. The identities of the woman and her male partner were not disclosed.

Transgender troops serve in silence

Coming out as transgender would get them kicked out of the U.S. military.
Kristin Beck

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So a favorite litte birdy has informed me that a story called Bishop, another one in the works is a sequel LONG LONG overdue to No Obligation, and for you Whedon types a new Firefly chapter to boot....

Same little birdie also may need so encouragement and cheering from the peanut gallery to get her in the right frames of mind to get at them.

So p;ease everyone clap you hands and say "I do believe in fairies. I do believe in fairies..." May not help, but at least I'll feel better :)

I've got a question for everyone

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If in your country (USA here) there ceased to be a rigid split about what is acceptable as boy cloths or girl clothes? How would this new found freedom affect your life? If manufacturers made female clothes but they were cut properly to fit on a male body? The result being anyone can go anywhere dressed as they wished.

would you switch to an all female style wardrobe?
Would it be enough for you with or without hormones?
Would surgery still be an imperative to finish making mind and body match?

What story on here can't you stop until you're finished?

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I've just finished my fourth go round with Randalynn's "No Obligation" I get sucked into it almost immediately and have to keep reading it until I'm finished. There are some others like that, but this is one I keep going back to and just love it.

Got me wondering what stories others have to read until they finish, no matter how many times they've read it before?




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