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Full-bore stupid

Two transgender, non-binary students in South Glenn Falls, NY were kicked off a school bus on Wednesday, just because they wanted to sit on the "boys side of the bus."

WTF???? Yes, You read that correctly...as did I.

The driver of said bus decided...on his own...that school buses (at least the one he drive)...should be segregated by sex...boys on one side and girls on the other.

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Research from Texas

Transgender people are often referred to as mentally ill. People who do that will no doubt point to the suicide attempt rate in support of their assertion.

New research out of the University of Texas finds that transgender adolescents are twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts than the general population and four times as likely to engage in substance abuse.

But what causes these differences?

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Death by cop

Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, who identified as non-binary and intersex and was president of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, called 911 early Sunday morning, reporting "a person with a knife and a gun" on campus. He then went into a parking lot and waited, holding a multi-tool pocket tool with no blade exposed. Campus police arrived shortly after and surrounded Schultz with guns drawn, yelling at them to "drop the knife."

Schultz walked slowly towards the officers.

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Slow news day

I woke up with a headache. The day has so far not improved much. In the background I am working on an essay for the upcoming 25th anniversary of beginning my transition. But that is still a dozen days away.

So I did my morning Google search for news of the transgender community and it was mostly the same old same old. Trump's transgender ban, dead-naming, what transgender person has most recently gone public? What school parents have most recently expressed outrage that transgender people exist?

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Pentagon to allow transgender re-ups

On Friday the Pentagon released guidance that transgender service members currently serving will be allowed to re-enlist as the study of how to implement Trumps ban proceeds.

Friday's memo also announced that the deputy defense secretary and the vice chair of the Joint Chiefs would lead the panel, which may include "outside experts," which will study implementation of the ban.

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New surgical technique

Hayley Anthony is a transgender woman who helped design a new surgical technique for male to female gender affirmation surgery.

Dr. Jess Ting is director of surgery at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Important information I do not have available is the names of the doctors in India who actually made the medical advance. Anthony discovered a paper on their research somewhere on the web and shared it with Dr. Ting.

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