Category: LGBTQ

Caitlyn Jenner Feels ‘Liberated’ after Sex Reassignment Surgery

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has undergone successful sex reassignment surgery, according to a book of memoirs set to be released later this month. According to excerpts published by Radar Online, the 67-year-old Jenner went under the knife for a “final surgery” in January of this year, just over two years after coming out as transgender in a blockbuster interview with Diane Sawyer in 2015. “The surgery was a success, and I feel not only wonderful but liberated,” Jenner reportedly writes in Secrets of My Life, a book of memoirs due out April 25. “I am telling...

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Being Transgender Now Becoming Popular Among Teens

In a world that is fascinated with Caitlyn Jenner, are teens trying to be transgender because it’s popular? An Australian expert who works with transgender clients discovered that may be a possibility. Adolescents are “trying out being transgender” to stand out or gain attention from their peers, psychiatrist Stephen Stathis told The Courier Mail last week. “One said to me, ‘Dr. Steve…I want to be transgender, it’s the new black,” he recalled. Stathis runs Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. He said a gender dysphoria diagnosis is rare and affects only a minority, 180 minors, he will see at his...

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UK Government Under Pressure to Add Gender ‘X’ to Passports

A gay rights lobby group has called for British passports to feature the letter ‘X’ to cater for those who do not want to identify as male or female. LGBT organization Stonewall said allowing people the option of declaring that they do not wish to be recognized by mainstream labels would be positive for those who face difficulties at passport control. Tara Stone, of Stonewall, said: ‘Some trans people find it very validating of their identity to have that gender designator. It basically allows them to express their identity.’ A UK government spokesman said it has already committed to ‘reviewing gender...

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Appeals Court Says Sex Discrimination Law Applies to Gay and Lesbian Discrimination

An appeals court ruled that a federal civil rights law on sex discrimination can now be used for sexual orientation discrimination claims, the first time an appellate court has concluded such. In an 8-3 decision made Tuesday, the full court of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Kimberly Hively, a lesbian who sued Ivy Tech Community College, arguing that the school discriminated against her on the basis of her sexual orientation. Authored by Judge Diane Wood, the decision concluded that Hively could sue Ivy Tech on the basis of violating Title VII of the Civil...

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Power Rangers to Feature First Lesbian Character

This weekend, LGBT activists across the country rejoiced to see Disney’s first gay character, LeFou, in Beauty and the Beast. Now, superhero fans are celebrating a similar milestone. Power Rangers, coming to theaters this Friday, will feature a character who is questioning her sexuality, director Dean Israelite told Hollywood Reporter editor Aaron Couch. Trini, the Yellow Ranger, reportedly identifies as queer. “For Trini, really she’s questioning a lot about who she is,” Israelite explained. “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet. I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is...

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