News | Topic: Identity

‘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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30 College Students on Dating and Hooking Up in College

Teen Vogue interviewed several college students about their take on the hook up culture, relationships, and what it means to explore their sexuality in college.

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Parents Unaware of Popular Teen Secret-Posting App

The After School App allows teens to post secrets about their classmates, but like similar apps has dissolved into a platform for bullying.

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The Sex Lives of College Students: Heirs To The Sexual Revolution

Feminists and frat boys, asexuals, groupies, and that quiet kid who sits in the front row. A weeklong survey of what it means to be young and in lust (or asexual or aromantic) in 2015.

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‘Coming Out’ Numbers Show Many Are Revealing Sexuality on Facebook

The rate of individuals announcing their change in sexuality is three times that of a year ago, according to Facebook.

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Kristen Stewart, Miley Cyrus and the Rise of Sexual Fluidity

Stewart says, “I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing.”

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The End of Purity Culture

3 truths to replace false assumptions we learned from the youth group, from Relevant magazine. Read the article here.