Tuesday, June 03, 2014

While family accepts transgender child, ignorant folks just can't handle it

Excellent video, excellent family. More like them are needed:

Of course, according to Equality Matters, SOME people (such as Fox News' Keith Ablow) are being nasty about the situation:

“From a personal, not a professional standpoint, were my daughter to assert that she were a boy, not a girl, there is no chance we would be headed to a surgeon’s office without a trial of anti-psychotic medication,”

Equality Matters points out that Ablow has no expertise in sexuality issues.  Equality Matters also points out:

 According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, gender identity is usually established by the age of four. Medical professionals note that denying medical treatment to transgender children can be harmful; Dr. Norman Spack of Children’s Hospital Boston, for instance, states that many children who don’t receive treatment resort to self-mutilation in an attempt to change their anatomies. According to Spack, the earlier children deemed to need treatment start receiving it, the easier of a time they'll have passing as the gender with which they identify and the less likely they'll be to require more radical treatments later in life.

The American Psychological Association has stated that it is “not helpful to force [a transgender child]  to act in a more gender-conforming way.” Family rejection of transgender youth has been linked to a series of negative health consequences.

'16 heartbreaking confessions about coming out' & other Tuesday midday news briefs

Transgender Man Sues New York City After Being Refused Access To Pool Locker Room - Folks like to claim that transgender men and women will cause disturbances in locker rooms. Seems to me that it's not the transgender men and women causing the problems. 

 16 Heartbreaking Confessions About Coming Out - These confessions will break your heart but they are necessary stories. 

 Gay Tea Party Group GOProud Definitely Shutting Down — Director Admits He Lied - Sorry but GoProud did nothing but suck up all of the good air in the room. If that organization accomplished ANYTHING, someone please let me know.  

British Judge Denies Catholic Parents’ Request To Block Their Children’s Adoption By Same-Sex Couple - Well MAYBE if these parents didn't have their children taken away because of abuse, they wouldn't have this conundrum. 
Pioneers In Illinois Gay Marriage Lawsuit Ready For Wedding Bells After 50 Years Of Waiting - Marriage or no marriage, 50 years together is a damn good thing.

Hey NOM! Are these the type of people you want at your 'marriage rally?'

The National Organization for Marriage is pushing their upcoming  "March for Marriage" extremely hard.

Of course, as I said before, if the organization could prove to the courts that gay couples shouldn't be married, such a march designed to gain headlines wouldn't be necessary.

However, one has to ask what type of people will be there. Certainly there will be some people who have an ignorant view of the situation because they have been brainwashed by slogans like "every child needs a mother and a father" (the irony being that NOM has done NOTHING to push adoption) and horror stories of being "called a bigot."

But then there will be these individuals who have supported NOM in the past. The following videos are courtesy of NOM Tour Tracker:



Granted, these videos were shot in 2010 but NOM continues to push the same message since 2010. Do you actually think the mindset of the organization's supporters have changed any iota?