News | Topic: Identity

The Powerful Influence Of BTS’s Androgynous, Fluid Style

The K-Pop phenomenon are blurring the pop world’s boundaries of gender, language, and style. Read the article here.

‘Boy Or Girl?’ Parents Raising ‘Theybies’ Let Kids Decide

Parents in the U.S. are increasingly raising children outside traditional gender norms — allowing boys and girls to play with the same toys and wear the same clothes — though experts say this is happening mostly in progressive, well-to-do enclaves. Read the article here.

Penn State Homecoming Court Eliminates Gendered Titles Of ‘King’ And ‘Queen’

Though in past years the top two student court members were acknowledged as “King and Queen,” Homecoming plans to instead recognize these two members with the “Guide State Forward Award.” Read the article here.

More U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy’ Or ‘Girl’ Gender Identities, A Study Finds

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid, according to a new study. Read the article here.

Not Just Boy And Girl; More Teens Identify As Transgender

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests. Read the article here.

Get Ready, Youth Group Leaders: Teens Twice As Likely To Identify As Atheist Or LGBT

Barna findings on Generation Z pose new challenges for the church. Read the article here.

‘No Science’ Behind Transgender Therapy For Kids, Doctors Warn

Children who struggle to match their gender identity with their biological sex should not be pushed into transgender therapies, but given treatments that help treat the underlying cause of the dysphoria, said doctors in the field.

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Same-Sex Attraction And Me

Tammy Perlmutter shares her experience in this blog post from Harvest USA. Read it here.

Man Spends Over $30K To Become ‘Trans-Species’ Elf

A 25-year-old Argentinian man from Buenos Aires has reportedly spent over $32,000 in an attempt to transform himself into an elf. Read the article here.

MTV Scraps Gender-Specific Categories For Movie & TV Awards

Films will now compete in the same categories as TV series too, as MTV shakes up its ceremony, saying its audience ‘doesn’t see male-female dividing lines.’

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Boy Beauty

Makeup brands make history by hiring male ambassadors.

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Many Stores Honoring Parents’ Requests for ‘Gender-Neutral’ Kids’ Clothing

Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids.

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Transgenderism: A Biblical Truth and Mercy Response: Part 1

Harvest USA helps us think through an understanding of transgender issues.

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Breast Enlargement Advert is Banned in England Because It ‘Could Cause Harm to Teenagers’

The TV promotion featured 21-year-old fashion blogger Sarah Ashcroft talking about her dislike of her body before having a boob job. The Advertising Standards Agency said it was concerned that the advert’s focus might encourage younger viewers to think about their own body insecurities.

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Top Tips for Parents on Managing Sexting

Top tips for parents that catch their children sexting, and how to involve the school and the social media provider. Read the article here.

‘The Sims’ Removes Gender Barriers in Video Game

The creators of “The Sims” are opening up gender customization options for the first time in the long-running history of the popular life simulation video game.

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Obama Administration To Issue Guidance On Transgender Access To School Bathrooms

The Obama administration will issue guidance on Friday directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

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Pediatricians Call It What It Is – Child Abuse

The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse.

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Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name and Bathroom

Michigan’s State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state’s schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or doctoral input, to choose their gender, name, pronouns, and bathrooms.

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Girl Meets World Star Rowan Blanchard Opens Up To Fans: “I Identify as Queer”

Actress and Girl Meets World  star Rowan Blanchard opened up to fans on her Twitter about her sexuality, telling them that while she’s found herself mostly attracted to boys, she identifies as queer and refuses to be labeled.

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