News | Topic: LGBT

Why A Generation Of Girls Is Fleeing Womanhood

Abigail Shrier’s new book is an outstanding investigative report on the diagnostic craze of rapid onset gender dysphoria that has swept over adolescent girls in the past decade. Read the article here.

Transgender Surgery Provides No Mental Health Benefit

Neither “gender-affirming hormone treatment” nor “gender-affirming surgery” reduced the need of transgender-identifying people for mental health services. Read the article here.

The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

Tim Challies reviews the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. Read the post here.

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.

Connecticut Transgender Policy Found To Violate Title IX

Connecticut’s policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding and influence others to do the same. Read the article here.

Gay Lesbian Teens At High Odds For Physical, Sexual Abuse

Overall, LGBQ teens face roughly twice the risk of physical violence compared with straight youth, the surveys revealed. 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.

Marvel Universe To Introduce First Transgender Character

Blockbuster superhero movie powerhouse Marvel has revealed that the Universe’s first transgender character will appear in an upcoming film. 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.

Chest Binding Helps Smooth the Way For Transgender Teens, But There May Be Risks

People who use binders report symptoms like back and chest pain, overheating and shortness of breath. Read the article here.

Christian U Flip-Flops On Gay Relationships

Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian institution that last fall notably removed its ban on same-sex relationships only to reverse course a few weeks later, has once again flip-flopped to allow gay relationships on the California campus. 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.

Read the rest of the article here.

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.

‘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.

LGBTQ Teens Feel Unsafe And Unwelcome, Despite Growing Support For Rights

They still report depression and anxiety at high levels as they say their schools and families aren’t willing or able to meet their needs. 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.

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.