News | Topic: Transgender

Scholars’ New Book Questions Transgender Ideology

A new book from a group of academics offers a “dramatic intervention” into the prevailing narrative surrounding transgenderism. 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.

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.

Among Teens, Transgender Males Are Most Likely To Attempt Suicide, Study Says

Gender identity strongly influences the likelihood a teen will attempt suicide, a new study finds. 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.

‘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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Misunderstanding A New Kind Of Gender Dysphoria

Lisa Marchiana, A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, discusses the trend of rapid onset gender dysphoria. Read the article here.

5 Things Every Christian Must Know About The Transgender Debate

Here are five essential things for Christians to keep in mind as we think about and speak about transgenderism. 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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Linda’s Story: Sexuality Transformed

From my earliest memory I wanted to be a boy instead of a girl. Somehow I just knew that if I had male genitalia, my life would be complete. As a child, I prayed repeatedly for God to make me into a boy and became obsessed with my pursuit. However, I never told my family. Though I was a tomboy growing up, no one ever knew the depth of my struggles. It was my little secret that I kept for decades. Read the full article here and check out the video!

Tinder Now Has 40 Gender Options

“A lot of the time, dating apps make some pretty unfair assumptions about exactly who you’re looking for, and sometimes even who you are. While some dating apps are set up to match men with men or women with women and different combinations of that, a lot of dating apps aren’t set up for the reality of who’s using them.” Read the full article here.

Transgenderism: A Biblical Truth and Mercy Response: Part 1

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

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Oregon Court Allows a Person to Choose Neither Gender

An Oregon court ruling officially allowed a formerly transgender person to choose neither sex this week. Read the article here.

Transgender Confusion Goes Beyond Elementary School Bathrooms

Researcher Mark Yarhouse on why mixing politics and gender identity has only left us more confused.

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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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Planned Parenthood Distributing Sex Change Hormones Without Assessment of Mental Health Professional

Planned Parenthood has begun distributing hormone treatments for transgender individuals in 10 states. The hormones can be acquired by a patient merely through “consent for services”, but the World Professional Association for Transgender Health says that anyone seeking a sex change should first be examined by a mental health professional to assess clients’ gender dysphoria.

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BBC Documentary to Follow Lives of Transgender Teens

In a new documentary, BBC will highlight the struggles of young transgender people as they attempt to find love post-transitioning.

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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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