Gender Identity

I Am Not Gay!

I Am Not Gay!

Those in the transgender community are often confused with being gay. This is a common transgender myth, as sexual preference and gender identity are confused.

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A Transgender Rose, by any other name

A Transgender Rose, by any other name

Transgender Definition: The definition of transgender is not as simple as the dictionary claims. Defining those in the transgender community is a delicate task.

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Transgender Discrimination Is Deemed Illegal

Transgender Discrimination Is Deemed Illegal

Just recently a transsexual person won a lawsuit against the Library of Congress. Former Army commander Diane Schroer won her lawsuit after a judge determined that her upcoming transition was the primary reason why she was denied a job.

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The Third Gender

The Third Gender

Society likes clear boundaries. Black or white. Gay or straight. Male or female. The relentless desire of society to categorize and sort. Placing each of us into nice neat boxes. People struggle mightily with the concept of a third gender. The idea that someone is in between a man and a woman. Gender society does […]

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What Sex is your brain?

What Sex is your brain?

Some of you are probably familiar with the COGIATI test, which stands for the mouthful of ‘Combined Gender Identity and Transsexuality Inventory’ (phew). This test is targeted to Male-to-Female, Pre-Operative people, and should be used as a basis for self-examination, and to consider whether further investigation should be pursued with a qualified therapist.

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Counselors should be advocates for the transgendered

Counselors should be advocates for the transgendered

I think it’s wonderful that more and more researchers are devoting time to transgendered studies. When more people examine and question pre-conceived notions they advance the state of the art in our understanding. I think this can only be a win for the transgender community, as the medical profession gains a better understanding of who we are, why we are transgendered and how best to ensure we live healthy fulfilled lives.

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Sometimes the 'men of God' make me ashamed to be a Christian

Sometimes the 'men of God' make me ashamed to be a Christian

In his quest to make ‘real men’ out of his parishioners Ken Hutcherson, pastor at the Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, WA was quoted in a recent sermon saying:

“God hates soft men” and “God hates effeminate men.” He went on to say, “If I was in a drugstore and some guy opened the door for me, I’d rip his arm off and beat him with the wet end.”

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