News | Topic: Identity

How ‘Peer Contagion’ May Play Into The Rise Of Teen Girls Transitioning

The new book “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters” explores the connection between rising teen transgender identification and peer contagion. Read the article here.

Sweden: 1,500 Percent Documented Rise In Gender Dysphoria In Teens Since 2008

Mirroring other Western countries, the nation of Sweden has documented an astronomical rise in gender dysphoria diagnoses among teenagers in the past decade. Read the article here.

Teen Detransitioners Are Telling Their Stories On YouTube

Many young adults are turning to vlogging their detransition experiences and stories on YouTube. Read the article here.

French Bishop’s Council OKs Removing Gender IDs On Baptism Certificates

The French bishops’ permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove gender references for parents on baptismal certificates. Read the article here.

Study: Most Millennials Believe Gender Exists On A Spectrum

52% of millennials now believe that gender exists on a spectrum, according to a new report from Forrester. Read the article here.

1 In 5 Teenagers Change Their Sexual Orientation During Adolescence – With Girls Nearly 3x As LIkely To Be Sexually ‘Fluid’ As Boys

Teens are ‘nuanced and dynamic’ in how they identify and experience sexuality. Read the article here.

‘A Doll For Everyone’: Meet Mattel’s Gender-Neutral Doll

The doll can be a boy, a girl, neither or both. Read the article here.

Gender-Fluid Fashion Lines Proliferate

Cassandra Daily reports on the trend of fashion lines allowing shoppers to choose clothing without needing to conform to a specific gender. Read the trend report here.

For American Teens, Identity Is On A Spectrum

American teens have heard the mantra “be yourself” since birth, and they have their predecessors to thank for paving the way. Read the article here.

In Their Own Words: Parents Of Kids Who Think They Are Trans Speak Out

When a child says he is transgender, we are expected nowadays to accept and celebrate this announcement.

But there are many parents who are not celebrating. They are suffering in silence. They know their children were not born in the wrong bodies and that hormones and surgeries are not the answers to their discomfort and confusion.

Their stories are heartbreaking. Here they are, in their own words.

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Nearly 2% Of High School Youth Identify As Trans – And More Than 1/3 Of Them Have Attempted Suicide

New findings published in the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reveal nearly 2 percent of high schoolers in America identify as transgender, and approximately 35 percent have attempted to end their life sometime in the last 12 months. Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here.

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.