They can graduate, but not serve

They can graduate, but not serve

There is currently a transgender cadet at each of the Air Force Academy and at West Point, who are set to graduate if they pass their final exams.

Unlike the vast number of other cadets graduating, these two will not be commissioned as officers because the Pentagon has not yet established a policy for accepting new transgender troops.'

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Fake News

Conservative blogs have been having themselves some lols at the expense of Buzzfeed and transgender people.

A right wing troll named Sly Buehl Rigilio and his trolling group Rigatoni Family tried to enter the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 5-on-5 Female Open Summer 2017 tournament hosted by ESL and conducted by Munich Finest Gaming.

They received an email:

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Whoopi on transgender rights

Whoopi Goldberg is the executive producer of the Oxygen reality show Strut, which features transgender people who want to be models. On Saturday she accepted the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program.

At the end of her acceptance speech, Goldberg thanked TV network Oxygen for taking a chance on her transgender modeling show, which she said "scared the s--t out of everybody else.

The reason it scared people was because everyone had expectations about what 'transgender' meant, as opposed to saying 'Oh, it's just another person.'

 

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Her name was Brenda Bostick

We finally have an identification. A transgender woman was discovered unconscious on a Chelsea street on the evening of April 25 after someone called in to 911 saying an assault was in progress. The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of a head injury, but she died on May 4.

The medical examiners office has now declared that the cause of death for Brenda Bostick, a 59 year old black woman, was homicide. Ms. Bostick was thought to be homeless.

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New research

New research has been performed at the Boston Medical Center which reveals that most trans patients do not elect to undergo gender affirming surgeries.

The study followed 99 transgender patients who were undergoing hormone therapy at BMC, the majority of whom were transgender women.

Data was collected from years prior to 2015, before Massachusetts required all insurers to cover medically necessary care related to gender transition, like gender affirming surgeries.

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The past always comes back

I spent 36 years as a teacher. I started as a graduate teaching fellow at the University of Oregon, where I spent 5 years teaching first year college mathematics. After receiving my PhD, I spent three years at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. That was not a productive three years since both my parents died during that time. So I moved on to the University of Central Arkansas, where I taught for 16 years. My final dozen years of teaching was done at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, NJ.

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In lieu of federal protection

At a time when the federal government is bent on reducing, if anything, protections for people considered to be "outside the norm," it is important for states and local institutions to step up to fill the void.

In Connecticut the Board of Regents has adopted two new policies in order to implement an executive order issued by Governor Malloy this past February.

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College sets up Trans* Pride Scholarship

MiraCosta College is a public Community College in San Diego County with two campuses in Oceanside, plus a campus in San Elijo and a Technology Career Institute in Carlsbad.

The college has announced that it will award a $1,000 scholarship annually to a student who identifies as transgender or is actively involved with the transgender community.

Funds for the scholarship have been raised by the GSA Student Club since 2015.

 

 

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