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Study Finds LGBTQ Characters On Network TV Hit a Record High

Topix TG News - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 18:07

A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Thursday also found an increase in the characters' ethnic diversity, with slightly more LGBTQ people of color than white for the first time.

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As a transgender woman, I can't fight Trump's policies by...

Topix TG News - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 13:40

As a transgender woman, I can't fight Trump's policies by myself. I need all progressives to join us.

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Virginia's transgender lawmaker blasts Trump memo on gender definition

Topix TG News - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 09:20

"When someone in government tries to take the initiative to tell us, to tell the public, that we aren't who we say we are, that's dangerous and it does get people killed," said Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, the only transgender state lawmaker in the nation. Should the government decide whether you're male or female? The Trump administration may be looking into doing just that.

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Pappas T-shirt becomes hot topic at congressional debate

Topix TG News - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 05:03

This combination of Oct. 18, 2018 file photos shows Republican Eddie Edwards, left, and Democrat Chris Pappas, right, during a 1st Congressional District candidates debate in Manchester, N.H. They are facing off in the November general election less FILE - This combination of Oct. 18, 2018 file photos shows Republican Eddie Edwards, left, and Democrat Chris Pappas, right, during a 1st Congressional District candidates debate in Manchester, N.H. They are ... more FILE - This combination of Oct. 18, 2018 file photos shows Republican Eddie Edwards, left, and Democrat Chris Pappas, right, during a 1st Congressional District candidates debate in Manchester, N.H. They are facing off in the November general election less FILE - This combination of Oct. 18, 2018 file photos shows Republican Eddie Edwards, left, and Democrat Chris Pappas, right, during a 1st Congressional District candidates ... (more)

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Help the Transgender Community Fight Harmful Policies

Topix TG News - Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:31

In a new memo, the Trump administration is attempting to "legally define gender as a biological condition determined by a person's genitalia at birth"-an inherently transphobic act. This will strip trans, non-binary, and intersex people of many deserved rights.

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Billy Eichner Blasts Trump Over Plan To End Transgender Recognition

Topix TG News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:53

Out comedian Billy Eichner has blasted President Donald Trump over a reported plan to introduce a narrow definition of sex which would exclude transgender people in civil rights law. TMZ caught up with Eichner, who is best know for his Billy on the Street segments and Hulu comedy Difficult People , at the Los Angeles airport and asked him for his thoughts on the New York Times ' report.

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The Media's Transgender 'Eradication' Panic

Topix TG News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:35

The New York Times located its newest, freshest outrage on the Trump administration in a Department of Health and Human Services memo that's not new -- it's been circulating since last spring. Some insensitive bureaucrat argued that federal policy on gender should be based on "a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable."

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CU Boulder monitoring Trump admin's proposal to eliminate federal recognition of transgender people

Topix TG News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:00

University of Colorado officials are monitoring reports that the Trump administration is considering a definition of gender that would essentially eliminate federal recognition of and civil rights protections for transgender people.

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LGBT advocates attack Trump transgender plan NJ advocates worry that...

Topix TG News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 06:42

NJ advocates worry that a federal plan to redefine gender will "erase" transgender identity, though New Jersey has among strongest LGBT protections. LGBT advocates in New Jersey attack Trump plans to eliminate 'transgender' as option NJ advocates worry that a federal plan to redefine gender will "erase" transgender identity, though New Jersey has among strongest LGBT protections.

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Scientists Can't Research Surge in Regrets Over Transgender...

Topix TG News - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 02:26

Those who undergo the surgeries are 19 times more likely to commit suicide after the procedure, and that's already on top of a 41 percent suicide rate for those who suffer from gender dysphoria as is. Yet, despite our knowledge of these numbers, the scientific and medical communities are afraid to tackle the subject for fear of what it could cost them in terms of careers and reputations.

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Lady Gaga: Trump 'Driven by Ignorance' on Transgender Policy

Topix TG News - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:51

Lady Gaga spoke out for transgender people on Twitter following news of the Trump administration's plans to legally erase them. Tweeted Gaga: "The government may be living in an alternate universe, but we as a society & culture know who we are and know our truth and must stick together and raise our voices so we can educate them about gender identities.While today you might feel unheard or unseen, know that this is not the reality of humanity.

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Science Says: Sex and gender aren't the sameAmid political uproar,...

Topix TG News - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 17:25

The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. Anatomy at birth may prompt a check in the "male" or "female" box on the birth certificate _ but to doctors and scientists, sex and gender aren't always the same thing.

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PFAW on Trump's Attack on Transgender Civil Rights: "Trump Wants...

Topix TG News - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 12:51

People For the American Way today condemned the Trump Administration's reported attempts to redefine the meaning of gender in strictly anatomical terms, a move that would strip civil rights protections from LGBTQ people. The New York Times reported on Sunday that this move would "essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans" who identify as transgender.

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Reported plan targeting transgender people ignites fury

Topix TG News - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 08:31

LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but I am absolutely resolute," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Rights, said at a news conference convened by more than a dozen activist leaders.

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Trump says transgender policy seeks to 'protect the country'

Topix TG News - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 04:15

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that transgender issues were in flux and he aims to protect the country after a report that his administration was considering defining gender as male or female based on genitalia at birth drew widespread condemnation. "We have a lot of different concepts right now.

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Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

Topix TG News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 23:54

The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally.

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It's Not Enough to Cast Transgender Models if You Won't Fight for Transgender People

Topix TG News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 21:43

"There's a distinct difference between the glamour on the runway and the harsh reality of the way so many in my transgender community live." In this op-ed, transgender street style photographer Dia Dipasupil explains why our support for the transgender community must extend beyond the Fashion Week runway.

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Cher hits back as Trump 'considers eliminating transgender recognition'

Topix TG News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 17:23

Cher has expressed her outrage at the report that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is considering implementing a policy which would eliminate the recognition of transgender individuals. The Strong Enough singer, whose son Chaz Bono is transgender, took to Twitter to vent her frustration after the New York Times published a government memo which stated that the policy would require an individual to "be defined as male or female based on their genitalia at birth".

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ACLU, Human Rights Campaign React: We'll Sue Over Trump's Plans to Erase Transgender People

Topix TG News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 13:06

The plans are the latest, and most draconian, of a series of efforts the Trump administration has been making to remove and restrict the rights of transgender individuals, including military service , federal prison rights , health care , schools , the CDC , the judiciary , and more. According to the memo seen by the NYT, the HHS proposes that "Sex means a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.

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Whitsundays death: Naked body of man washes ashore at Bowen

Topix TG News - Mon, 10/22/2018 - 08:30

Saudi Crown Prince calls murdered journalist's eldest son to express condolences after a 'rogue operation' led to his death but DENIES ordering it, as Trump concedes 'there has been deception' Multi-million dollar homes, TWO private jets, and $20,000 a month on groceries: The very lavish life that Michael Avenatti and his ex-wife lived while he 'owed $1.2million in unpaid taxes to the IRS' Expert reveals exactly what foods to eat for dinner to set you up for the 'best sleep of your life' - and the ones to avoid Trump administration floats plan that could remove federal recognition of the term transgender by defining sex at birth and making a person use genetic testing to change their gender CBS interim chairman Richard Parsons steps down due to 'unanticipated complications' with rare form of blood cancer just weeks after CEO Les Moonves was fired over sexual misconduct claims Caravan of ... (more)

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