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Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn Should Not Have Felt She Had To Die In Order For Her Life To Mean Something

On Sunday afternoon, a grieving mother took to Facebook to mourn the loss of her child, posting the following message to friends and family.

The story covering the teen’s death from news outlets told the same story. That a “Joshua Ryan Alcorn” was hit and killed by a semi-truck while walking on Interstate 71 in Ohio at 2:30 in the morning on Sunday, December 28th. However, a scheduled Tumblr post, appearing Monday, told a different story altogether. It was not an accident, but a suicide — one that was provoked by a transgender teen’s parents inability to accept her for who she was. Keep reading »

Meet Kim Petras, The First Transgender Pop Singer

Kim Petras, a German teen whose name used to be Tim, says she always knew she was meant to be a girl. Her parents let her undergo genital reassignment surgery last year after she turned 16. Now she’s completely focused on her musical career, which might not last long if her song “Die for You” is any indication because it’s totes crappy. Hopefully, all this coverage she’s getting for being transgendered will get the attention of a top music producer who can help her develop a more unique and interesting sound. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Sherri Shephard Thinks Little Boys Are Just One Princess Skirt Away From Homo-Land

While Elisabeth Hasselbeck is off on maternity leave, Sherri Shephard is The View‘s lone resident conservative and on yesterday’s episode of the hen house peck fest, guest Melina Kanakaredes brought up a rather innocent topic which led to a whole discussion about transgender teens. Kanakaredes said her young son was playing an imagination dress up game at his preschool recently and wanted to wear a dress — she expressed that this wasn’t something she had a problem with at all and was glad the teacher didn’t make an issue out of it either. Shephard felt very differently, asserting that she would have told the teacher to not allow him to do such a thing because “dresses are for girls not boys.” Barbara Walters was right to point out that a toddler playing make believe is a far cry from a teenage boy dressing in drag every day (something that might warrant a son-parent conversation), but Shephard was unrelenting in her opinion. But where do you stand? Do you think that there’s any harm in kids innocently experimenting with gender roles during playtime? And doesn’t this prove that gender roles in general are just learned behavior anyway? Letting your 3 year old son wear a skirt isn’t going to make him gay, but even if it did, would that be such a disaster? Weigh in with your opinion in the comments. Keep reading »

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