Gender Identity

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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Wherever you are, you are still you

Wherever you are, you are still you

This last week I was reading about Brigitte Fell, a transsexual in Australia who is suing the police because they reveled her past to her boyfriend. This was angry transsexual shopperfollowed shortly by an article about her violent outburst in a store.

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Iowa offers fair opportunity in the face of Largo, Florida's discrimination

Iowa offers fair opportunity in the face of Largo, Florida's discrimination

Susan Stanton (formerly Steve Stanton) is a finalist to become city manager of Iowa city. She used to work as the city manager of Largo, Florida before she was fired for having a sex change. It was heart wrenching to read her story of transition

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Transgender 101

Transgender 101

Gender identity can be difficult to understand, even for those of us who have struggled with our own. The video below gives a good overview of gender. Sex (which is the anatomical representation of our sex), Gender role (our expression of gender – masculine, feminine)

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