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Trump Administration Removes Guidance Supporting Transgender Feds

Topix TG News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 08:36

The Trump administration has removed from its personnel website guidance for all federal agencies to follow regarding transgender employees, and with the deletion has implemented new policies for transitioning workers. The removal of the policy, which the Office of Personnel Management previously issued to "address some of the common questions that agencies have raisedwith regard to the employment of transgender individuals in the federal workplace," took place in late November.

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Teen who helped sex and drugs binge boyfriend clean up after murder of transgender woman avoids jail

Topix TG News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:24

Natalia Darkowska cleaned up blood in the wake of Jesse McDonald's murder of Naomi Hersi after he met his victim through dating website A "besotted" teenager who helped her boyfriend clean up after he murdered a transgender woman during a sex and drugs binge has avoided jail. Natalia Darkowska, 18, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after university dropout Jesse McDonald, 25, killed Naomi Hersi in March.

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Belgium's Foreign-Language Oscar Submission, 'Girl,' Is a Danger to the Transgender Community

Topix TG News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 04:24

It's a banner year for LGBTQ inclusion at the #GoldenGlobes but trans writers say Foreign Language nominee "Girl" is "the most dangerous movie about a trans character in years." Read what trans and queer critics are saying.

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Transgender Terrorism: British Feminist Professor Targeted for Harassment

Topix TG News - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 00:07

A law professor says she has been threatened with rape and murder and forced to hide behind trees to avoid transgender-rights activists who allegedly drenched her office door in urine. Prof Rosa Freedman, 35, of Reading University, said an anonymous caller had also found her personal mobile phone number and made a series of 'harassing' calls to her overnight.

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The collateral damage of Tumblr's porn ban

Topix TG News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 19:49

As of December 17, Tumblr will no longer allow " adult content ," defined as that which shows "real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content–including photos, videos, GIFs, and illustrations–that depicts sex acts." Before this, the platform's lenient policies contrasted significantly with those of Facebook and Instagram, which have stricter content moderation guidelines.

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Transgender children's book draws mixed reactions from Washtenaw County parents

Topix TG News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:37

Carolynn Herrmann sat before a group at Bookbound on Thursday, Dec. 6, and read a children's picture book about Jazz, a child who likes mermaids and "has a girl brain but a boy body." The story about a transgender child who transitions from presenting as a boy to a girl is based on the life of Jazz Jennings, a Human Rights Commission youth ambassador who co-authored the book - titled "I Am Jazz" - with Jessica Herthel.

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Teacher fired for referring to transgender student as female

Topix TG News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:18

A Virginia high school teacher was fired for transgender discrimination on Thursday after he refused to use a student's preferred pronoun, officials said. Officials at West Point High School, about 40 miles east of Richmond, cited nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policies when it terminated French teacher Peter Vlaming over his refusal to call a female-to-male transgender student by their preferred pronoun, according to a statement.

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Three US senators seek documents in death of Roxsana Hernandez

Topix TG News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 06:55

An LGBTI advocacy group in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, honors Roxsana HernA ndez, a transgender woman with HIV who died in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on May 25, 2018. Three U.S. senators have requested information related to her death.

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Christian Groups Fight Back Against Austin, Texas City Code That...

Topix TG News - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 02:48

Churches in Austin, Texas may soon be forced to hire homosexual and transgender employees, including pastors, if a city ordinance is implemented. The city says it guarantees "the opportunity for each person to obtain employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability."

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US senators request reports in death of transgender migrant

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 22:28

Three U.S. senators want federal officials to publicly release information about the circumstancing surrounding the death of a Honduran transgender migrant while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Roxsana Hernandez died in May at an Albuquerque hospital where she was admitted after showing symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration and complications associated with HIV.

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A transgender contestant is favored to win Miss Universe. Cue the conservative outrage.

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 18:03

The 2018 Miss Universe pageant is less than two weeks away, and The Blast reports that Spain's contestant, Angela Ponce, is heavily favored to win. Ponce, who is making history as the first transgender woman ever to compete in the contest, has been open about the significance of her potential win.

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Law professor blames transgender activists for campaign of harassment

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:39

Stone-faced Hillary Clinton IGNORES Trump as he and Melania arrive for front row seats at George H.W. Bush's funeral Melania Trump models an elegant double-breasted Proenza Schouler coat as she arrives at former president George H.W. Bush's funeral hand in hand with her husband Putting the past behind them? Former friends Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton are seen enjoying a warm chat after being seated next to one another at the funeral of George H.W. Bush Law professor says she has been threatened with rape and murder and forced to hide behind trees to avoid transgender activists 'who also drenched her office door in URINE' Prof Rosa Freedman, 35, of Reading University, said an anonymous caller had also found her personal mobile phone number and made a series of 'harassing' calls to her overnight.

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West Point teacher on administrative leave after controversy involving transgender student

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:13

Students and parents in West Point, a town roughly an hour east of Richmond, are rallying behind a teacher put on paid administrative leave following a transgender controversy at the school. A French teacher at West Point High School, Peter Vlaming, is currently on paid administrative leave for not using a student's preferred identity pronoun.

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How to Fight the Latest Attempts to Erase "Transgender"

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 06:57

Members of the transgender community and their supporters hold a rally to protest the continual attacks and erasure from the Trump administration in Los Angeles on November 2, 2018. While you might have been focused in recent weeks on flashier headlines about the latest mass shooting or the Russia probe, the Trump administration has been busy removing any mention of transgender people from federal employment guidelines.

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Switzerland labels homophobia a criminal offence

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 04:50

The Swiss parliament has extended the scope of anti-racism laws to include discrimination based on sexual orientation. Intersexual and transgender people, on the other hand, will not enjoy the same level of protection.

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Dame Joan Collins: I went through a potential transgender moment as a teenager

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:22

Dame Joan Collins has said she had a "potential transgender moment" in her teens where she experimented with wearing her father's clothes. The Hollywood actress, known for starring in the US TV series Dynasty, swapped her mother's "girdles, suspender belts and slips" for her father's "corduroy slacks and loose shirt" in what she called a "tomboy stage".

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Office of LGBTQ Services holds transgender, non-binary education seminar

Topix TG News - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 00:22

Central Michigan University faculty and students attended a transgender and non-binary community education lecture on Dec. 4, sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services. The event was held in response to an incident regarding a transphobic message that was written on a transgender student's whiteboard outside of his dorm on Nov. 20. The community was invited to a lecture presented by Special Assistant to the Provost Jon Humiston.

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Transgender Whitehorse resident says they were attacked downtown

Topix TG News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 20:01

A transgender person living in Whitehorse says they're scared to leave the house after being assaulted downtown last week, the latest in a series of incidents since they began transitioning. Andrea Stratis - who doesn't identify as male or female and prefers to go by "they" - says they were listening to music in headphones when suddenly someone shouted "faggot" and punched them in the face.

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Woman booked into men's jail after wrongly being deemed transgender

Topix TG News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 15:34

A woman booked into a men's jail in Miami after she was wrongly deemed transgender had her lawsuit over the incident upheld. Fiordaliza Pichardo was booked as a male at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after a staff doctor and nurse wrongfully classified her as a male following her arrest for an outstanding warrant stemming from an earlier drug charge, according to her lawsuit filed in federal court.

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Thailand Considers Same-Sex Partnership Bill

Topix TG News - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:57

Thailand's government is considering a proposed Life Partnership Bill, which would guarantee same-sex couples rights similar to couples in traditional marriages, including the use of one's spouse's surname, property rights and the right to end the partnership. The move is seen as a milestone in efforts to improve legal rights for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, community, which comprises an estimated 8 percent of the population, or about 6 million people.

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