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Gender Dysphoria: what does it mean to feel more like the opposite sex?

Gender Dysphoria: what does it mean to feel more like the opposite sex? | Transgender News | Scoop.it
In teasing out what it feels like to be a man or woman, it might be helpful to define what it means to be a man or a woman. Maybe there are some universally agreed upon traits that define one or th...
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Bridgez 's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:31 PM

This article asks you to question what makes a man a man and a woman a woman. There's not a certain checklist you can go down and say "Okay this is what makes me this gender." Every person is different men can be stay-at-home fathers and women can be CEO's. If the lines of what makes a man a man and a woman a woman are already blurry as it is, who are we to judge a person born a man but feels like a woman? 

Crystel Hamilton's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:04 PM

This paper really hits on some important points for gender stereotypes. There are no universal stereotypes for behavior, so why do we put men and women into little boxes that says that's masculine and that's feminine? Its also interesting to look at what your appearance says about you, because it is tied to a basic level to who we feel ourselves to be.   

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From the Shadows: China's Growing Tolerance of Transgender Rights - The Atlantic

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From the Shadows: China's Growing Tolerance of Transgender Rights The Atlantic In the last few weeks of July, the story of a young transgender couple who transitioned together, which had previously gone viral in the Western media, trended on Sina...
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Transgender First Grader Wins Right To Use Girls' Restroom

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The Colorado Civil Rights Division has stated that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match the gender they identify with.

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Transgender marriage move

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TRANSGENDER people in Scotland will no longer need to get divorced in order to have their new sex legally recognised.


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Transgender High School Senior Skips Graduation Over School's Transphobic ... - Advocate.com

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Kicks Off Pride Week With 8th ... - NewNowNext

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Elementary mom furious over cross-dressing 'Transgender Day' - BizPac Review

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“They might as well call it 'Transgender Day,'” Hernandez says. In truth, is that not what this is all about?
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Major LGBT Rights Victory In Puerto Rico

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International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are praising Puerto Rico's decision to advance "sweeping" nondiscrimination measures.

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Announcing the Launch of Transgender Studies Quarterly

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Duke University Press is pleased to announce the 2014 launch of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, edited by Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker. The first nonmedical journal dedicated to transgender studies, TSQ will be ...
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Women's Festival Must Choose Between The Indigo Girls - HeadCount

Women's Festival Must Choose Between The Indigo Girls - HeadCount | Transgender News | Scoop.it
266046_10150988515089831_848907343_o Established in 1976, The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival (or MichFest) is the largest and longest-running women-only music festival in the world. The event, which draws ...
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Love that they are taking a stand!

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Thousands petition to support transgender high school student - KOB.com

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A transgender student at St. Pius High School has received international support in his battle to wear boy's gown at his graduation.
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This is awesome.  Times are changing... and I hope  he gets his black robe!

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Pregnant man vows to continue fighting for divorce...so he can prove to his three children that his marriage was legitimate

Pregnant man vows to continue fighting for divorce...so he can prove to his three children that his marriage was legitimate | Transgender News | Scoop.it
A judge last week ruled that Thomas Beatie, the 'pregnant man,' could not get divorced from Nancy Beatie because there wasn't proof that Mr Beatie was a man when he and Nancy were wed.
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Store Bans Transgender After Customers Complain

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A transgender woman has been banned from an Idaho grocery store after she tried to use the women's restroom and patrons complained that her presence was making them feel "very uncomfortable." (Store Bans Transgender After Customers Complain
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Transgender actress reflects on ‘complicated’ role of playing trans character in hit Netflix drama

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Transgender Actress Laverne Cox has reflected on her role in hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, to say that she is "grateful" for the role to have come her way, and spoke of the challenge it offer to her, saying she was one of the most...
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Bill to allow transgender students to choose bathrooms moves to California ... - Fox News

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Bill to allow transgender students to choose bathrooms moves to California ... Fox News Supporters say transgendered kids feel alienated when they can't use the bathroom of the sex with which they associate.
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Defense Of Marriage Act Decision Celebrated By Transgender Law Center - The Inquisitr

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ABC News Defense Of Marriage Act Decision Celebrated By Transgender Law Center The Inquisitr The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was defeated in a 5-4 vote today by the US Supreme Court and that decision is being celebrated by the Transgender Law...
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Transgender Bride Files Human Rights Complaint - Huffington Post Canada

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Transgender Bride Files Human Rights Complaint Huffington Post Canada Gender identity disorder (GID) appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which is the American Psychiatric Association's official diagnostic...
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Here Are The Best States To Be A Transgender High School Athlete - Deadspin

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Here Are The Best States To Be A Transgender High School Athlete
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As reported by the Times earlier this month, new legislation in California could make that state the first to legally guarantee the rights of transgender high school athletes.
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Indiana is not listed. :(

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Revamp: First Transgender Lingerie Line Heads Back To The Drawing Board

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Cy Lauz was sure she had thought of everything in the two years of planning that led to the launch this month of Chrysalis Lingerie, the first fashion lingerie line developed for transgender women.
But she wasn’t prepared for the haters.
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Great idea... hope they adjust to be more inclusive of larger sized transgals.  

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Gay and transgender katoey struggle with Buddhism | Bangkok Post: news - Bangkok Post

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Gay and transgender katoey struggle with Buddhism | Bangkok Post: news Bangkok Post The relationship between katoey (a word used by some of the interviewees here to encompass both gay and transgender people) and religion is complicated, to say the...
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The high cost of anti-transgender discrimination | National Gay and ...

The high cost of anti-transgender discrimination | National Gay and ... | Transgender News | Scoop.it
The Williams Institute recently released a study highlighting the high cost that discrimination against transgender New Yorkers has for the state each year. As with a similar study conducted for Massachusetts in 2011, this ...
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NY Senators Put Pressure On State Legislature To Pass Transgender Protections - Queerty

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NY Senators Put Pressure On State Legislature To Pass Transgender Protections Queerty In one of those inexpiable political twists, what seems to have been a far bigger lift — marriage equality —passed the state legislature two years ago, while...
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NM High School Maintains Graduation Gown Policy; Transgender Student Protests - Christian Post

NM High School Maintains Graduation Gown Policy; Transgender Student Protests - Christian Post | Transgender News | Scoop.it
Advocate.com NM High School Maintains Graduation Gown Policy; Transgender Student Protests Christian Post The school has determined that transgender student Damian Garcia, who was born a female but identifies with the male gender, must still wear a...
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The robe = authenticity for the student and seemingly intolerance for the school.  Authenticity vs. Intolerance.  I pick authenticity, but only always.

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Transgender footballer has a heart attack on pitch - Gay Star News

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A transgender woman is recovering in hospital in Hobart, Tasmania after she had a heart attack on the football pitch.
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Transgender identity bill passed by California Assembly panel - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

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Transgender identity bill passed by California Assembly panel
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SACRAMENTO, Calif.
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