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On the mental illness thing

Right-wing Jewish pundit Ben Shapiro spoke to Orthodox students at Yeshiva Monday.

Transgender people are unfortunately suffering from a significant mental illness that is deeply harmful and it’s not a solution to pretend that transgender people are the sex that they think they are in their head. Biology is biology; men can’t magically become women and women can’t magically become men.

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Newly out trans woman takes Trump to task

Danielle Muscato has just recently come out. In her previous identity, she worked her way to Public Relations Director for the organization American Atheists.

As frequently happens for someone who has kept silent about such a major issue for so long a time, Becoming outspoken on multiple issues can be a massive side-effect.

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Homeland Insecurity

I've never been a fan of the Department of Homeland Security.

At its inception just the use of the word "homeland" in the name sent shivers down my spine and brought images of brown shirts to my frontal cortex.

It was supposedly created to assist in making us all feel safe. Except that "all" has apparently always had limits.

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Kerry speaks out about transgender rights

Secretary of State John Kerry released a statement for Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and bigotry.

This is a global challenge and we all must do more to protect transgender persons on the basis of equality and dignity.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

TDoR initiated in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith ti memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. It has been held annually ever since...on November 20.

At live gatherings, there is generally a reading of those who have died as a result of violence Over the past year.

This year, the list of verified victims contains 106 names, 66 from Brazil, 25 from the United States, three from Mexico, two from France and one each from Australia, England,Italy, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey.

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Ban lifted in Minnesota

This past Monday Ramsey County (MN) Judge William Leary ruled that trans people on medical assistance have the right to gender transition surgeries.

Transman Evan Thomas, 64, had sued the Department of Human Services over the ban on such services that had been in place.

Thomas’ victory was the first legal challenge of the law, which the judge said was unconstitutional.

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