Posts tagged ‘Transgendered’

September 1, 2011

News: Satanic Panic, Using ‘Sugar Daddies,’ Transgender Children, Bacteria Lurk in doctors’, nurses’ Nniforms

by Accidental Bear

Sex For Tuition: Gay Male College Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt

College Students Sugar Daddy Sugar Baby GayNEW YORK — Three years ago, during his junior year at New York University, Kirk met with a financial aid officer to plead a familiar case: his inability to manage the yearly payments on his $50,000 tuition bill. Once again, the school official reminded Kirk that in order to register for next semester’s courses, he needed to come up with another $8,000 — or risk expulsion. Kirk nearly divulged his secret to the loan officer, finally letting her know exactly what he had resorted to in a desperate attempt to finance his education. Midway through college, Kirk had begun turning tricks in order to pay for school.

Op-ed: The Culture of Satanic Panic

The superstition that helped convict three innocent men in West Memphis is the same concept still used against LGBT people — a phenomenon called Satanic panic. I’m not sureWEST MEMPHIS THREE X390 (W. MEMPHIS POLICE DEPT) | ADVOCATE.COM what it was that brought the name into my head. Maybe it was God. Maybe it was one of my synapses misfiring. For some reason, Rebecca Brown popped into my head not long ago. Brown wrote two books, He Came to Set the Captives Free and Prepare for War.  My mother insisted that I read both when I was in junior high school. The books told the story of Brown and her “associate,” Elaine, and their self-described journey through Satanism.

Five Things ‘Nightline’ Could Have Done Better In Its Special On Transgender Children

Last night, ABC’s Primetime Nightline ran an hour-long special on transgender identities, focusing in particular on the experiences of transgender young people. Overall, the special was positive and affirming, but it also fell into some journalistic traps and missed some important opportunities to highlight challenges the transgender community faces. Here are five critiques of last night’s special. 1. FALSE BALANCE: One of the five segments focused on an adult individual named Charles Kane, who transitioned to female and then back to male. Claiming that he regrets his transition, he had disparaging things to say about the transgender experience, including calling puberty blockers for young trans people “brainwashing.” His experiences are unfortunate, but not representative, and he has absolutely no expertise in transgender health to be critiquing other people’s transitions. His inclusion was unnecessary, irrelevant, and represented false balance .

Santorum Says Criticism Of His Views On Homosexuality Is ‘An Act Of Bigotry’

In an interview that aired on CNN last night, Piers Morgan pressed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on his views opposing marriage equality, including his suggestion of agay “jihad” against him. Santorum tried to avoid answering whether he believes homosexuality is a sin, but confirmed that as a Catholic, he subscribes to the Catholic Church’s teachings that indeed it is a sin. Asked how he would respond if one of his sons came out, Santorum said he would be supportive of what he sees as a “very difficult and troubling time in their life,” going on to say he “knows a lot of gay people” and some of them continue to “struggle” even after coming out and “admitting” their identities.

SF CA: Lyon-Martin Health Services no taking trans patients

Lyon-Martin Health Services, the pioneering San Francisco clinic that has served women and transgender people for more than 30 years, will start accepting new patients today – eight months after it nearly closed due to financial problems. The clinic’s board of directors voted in late January to shut down the health center, but Lyon-Martin’s patients and supporters decided to put up a fight. They raised more than $500,000 within a matter of months while the clinic’s staff worked internally to stabilize operations, cut expenses and find additional revenue sources for the Market Street clinic.

 Arizona Mother, Blew Marijuana Smoke In Her Baby’s Mouth To Calm Her Down, Police Say

A 21-year-old mother was arrested by Gilbert, Az., Police on Saturday after she allegedly tried to calm her infant daughter by blowing marijuana smoke in the girl’s mouth. WitnessCallaway footage allegedly shows Jessica Callaway on Friday telling her 10-month-old to, “shut the f*** up before I kick you in the mouth,” as she repeatedly hits the baby to get her to stop crying, The Arizona Republic reported. Callaway, whose Facebook page is “loaded with postings about pot and parties,” according to ABC-15, told police that she was frustrated because she was “having trouble finding an outfit to wear out that night.”

Harmful bacteria could lurk in doctors’, nurses’ uniforms, study says

Doctor's white coatThink your doctor’s white coat is as clean as a whistle? It might not be. A study finds that dangerous germs could be lurking onnurses‘ and doctors’ uniforms. Researchers from Shaare Zedek Medical Centerin Jerusalem cultured three spots on the uniforms of 75 nurses and 60 physicians working in a 550-bed hospital. Potential pathogens (also known as infectious agents, or germs) were found on 63% of the uniforms, and antibiotic resistant bacteria were found on samples from 14% of nurses’ uniforms and 6% of doctor’s uniforms. Eight of those cultures grew methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA.

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May 12, 2011

Chaz Had Letterman Squirming (watch interview)

by Accidental Bear

In general gender reassignment surgery can be a graphic and brutally honest conversation some may not be ready to hear. That’s why it was fantastic for Chaz lay it all out for David Letterman without trying to sugar coat his words or terminology to make it “easier” for the audience to hear. I think Chaz should go with a large dong when he’s at the point of choosing. One small step for mankind one enormous leap for transgendered!

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Chaz Schools Letterman On Transition

By Advocate.com Editors

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Chaz Bono appeared spoke with David Letterman and the host expressed discomfort when the discussion turned to gender reassignment surgery.

Becoming Chaz, a documentary about Bono’s transition, premiered Wednesday on OWN. TV Squad reports that Letterman asked him, “Are we done, surgically?”

“He must have been hoping for a ‘yes’ answer. Instead, Bono started talking about the current medical limitations of the ‘bottom surgery,’” reports TV Squad. “As he talked about penis size options and sensitivity, Letterman was visibly squirming and uncomfortable.”

April 21, 2011

Transgender MTV Character Boycotted

by Accidental Bear

I sometimes can’t come up with grown up things to say. To The Florida Family Association , “Fuck You!

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Antigay Group Boycotts Transgender MTV Character

The Florida Family Association wants advertisers to boycott Degrassi: The Next Generation on MTV over its positive portrayal of a young transgender man.

By Advocate.com Editors

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The Florida Family Association wants advertisers to boycott theDegrassi: The Next Generation series on MTV because the program delivers a positive portrayal of a young transgender man.

Joe.My.God. reports on the boycott of the series, which airs on MTV’s Teen Nick channel. FFA chairman David Caton made his argument in the following letter to advertisers.

January 14, 2011

Ex-Gay, Fake Straight

by Accidental Bear

Who are you fooling and why? I’m convinced that people who claim to be ex-gay ( uh hum bullshit cough hmm) are the saddest, weakest gays of all. They must have failed miserably at being gay, being happy and getting laid and desperate for acceptance. Being a a sad gay is ALWAYS better than a FAKE straight. It’s os confusing because they say they are GOD people. Then don’t they know GOD knows the truth. Beats me I never met the guy/gal (GOD)

Meet the Ex-Gay, Ex-Drag Queen Pastor

By Advocate.com Editors

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Pastor Ja’Von Crockettappeared this week on the religious talk showAtlanta Live to discuss his life before he came to Christ — as a gay man who dressed as a drag queen named Mother Cavalli.

Crockett appears on the show with Pastor Willis Graham, a man he credits with helping his true self to blossom. He refers to Graham as the minister of “redemption and the restoration of life.”

He says Graham didn’t judge when he first attended his ministry: “He allowed me to be me. I told him, ‘the minute you put me in a box — I’m gone.’”

Graham says he never viewed Crockett’s sexuality and “lifestyle” as an obstacle — he says his desire was to “be used of God to bring out the man that he is now.”

He says their relationship is one of “brotherly love” and that Crockett has taught him what it really is to love.