Positive fictional portrayals have influence

Researchers at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism claim the following:

Watching transgender characters on fictional TV shows has the power to influence attitudes toward transgender people and policy issues.

The research was published in the Springer Journal Sex Roles and further highlights the ways political ideology shapes viewer responses to transgender depictions in entertainment.

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Trump sued by transgender troops

Five transgender service members serving on active duty filed suit yesterday against President Donald J. Trump in Federal Court in Washington, D.C. over Trump's transgender military service ban.

The suit also identifies the secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, the Army and the Air Force, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the departments of the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard, and the United States government as a whole as defendants.

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23 years ago today

It is the 23rd anniversary of my gender confirmation surgery, which was performed by Dr. Eugene Schrang at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, WI. Dr. Schrang is now retired, but then, so am I.

That's about all the celebrating I shall do on account of the event.

Yesterday, a letter was sent to our less-than esteemed leader.

Dear President Trump,

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