Soliloquy

My Xmas gift (new computer) has arrived and it's going to take some time to set up. So the time in my morning when I create new has vanished today. I instead share the following first published yesterday.

Topic: 

0

On the lack and/or inadequacy of medical professionals

We have an article at Stat about the shortage of medical personnel at the 30-plus gender clinics scattered across the country...pointing out the 4 month waiting list at Chicago's Lurie Children's hospital and pediatrician Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, who is treating 500 trans youth patients by herself.

Topic: 

0

First ever application of federal hate crime law re: trans

Josh Vallum, a highly placed member of the Latin Kings street gang, pleaded guilty yesterday in the first ever federal hate crime charge filed against the killer of a transgender person.

Vallum, 29, admitted he stabbed and beat to death Mercedes Williamson, 17, because she was transgender. Until now, Vallum had consistently denied killing her because of gender identity.

Topic: 

0

Protecting their women

Rebecca J. Stones on Nankai University in China and Monash University in Australia has researched the public thoughts expressed by folks about transgender people using public facilities and can formally aver what many of us have already noticed: Men have a lot more problem with transfolk than do women.

Dr. Stones' dissertation was in the field of combinatorics, so she is stepping quite a bit away from that for this paper.

I am currently a postdoc with the College of Computer and Control Engineering at Nankai University, Tianjin, China. I am the recipient of a NSF China Research Fellowship for International Young Scientists for 2015/2016.

--Dr. Stones

Rebecca J. Stones, Which Gender is More Concerned About Transgender Women in Female Bathrooms?, Gender Issues (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s12147-016-9181-6

Topic: 

0

Lynch exit Interview

With only 33 days left until the inauguration of the new administration, Loretta Lynch sat down at the Stonewall Inn in New York with Buzzfeed reporter Dominic Holden to talk about transgender activism.

May 9 Lynch launched her lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over Hate Bill 2 with these words:

Let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself.

Topic: 

0

Massachusetts churches drop lawsuit

The churches gathered together by the so-called Alliance Defending Freedom to challenge the state's transgender legal protections are withdrawing their legal challenge.

Assured they can retain control over their bathrooms and changing facilities, and continue preaching an anti-transgender message if they choose to do so, pastors at four churches say they no longer plan to sue over the state’s trans protections bill.

Topic: 

0

Dripping Springs, TX: Parents stand behind targetted child

Interesting thing happened at the Dripping Springs ISD board meeting on Monday. A petition with 529 signatures was submitted to the school board in support of a transgender 3rd grader who attends Walnut Springs Elementary School.

The 9-year-old student was born a boy but identifies as a girl. Walnut Springs Elementary is now allowing her to use the girl's bathroom.

Topic: 

0

Federal court judge refuses to dismiss discrimination case

US District Court Judge Joseph McKinley dismissed a motion by Chinese company Qindao Haier, Co., owner of GE Appliances, in the case of Mykel Mickens, who claims he was the victim of discrimination at GE Appliances in Louisville.

“[W]hat is clear is that the plaintiff’s complaint sufficiently alleges facts to support discrimination or disparate treatment claims based upon race and gender nonconformity or sex stereotyping.

--McKInley

Topic: 

0

Pages

Subscribe to Voices on the Square RSS