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The Cracked Crystal Ball II: It’s Not Just About Trust

One of my news feeds dropped the following article this morning:  “Gender Transition isn’t a Whim, so Why the Mistrust?”.

After reading through it, the article is more or less the standard “I know I need this surgery, so why can’t I get it on demand?” argument.

To a certain extent, I am sympathetic . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: It’s Not Just About Trust

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: No, Transition Does Not Absolve You Of Your Past

I’m sure that the far right is going to use this story in the war currently being conducted on transgender rights in both Canada and the United States.  

Transgender Defense: ‘Donna’ Says ‘Doug’ Is the Spokane Serial Killer

In fact, LifeSite has already picked up on the story:

Transsexual accused of serial . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: No, Transition Does Not Absolve You Of Your Past

Dented Blue Mercedes: What LifeSiteNews’ attack on Pat Robertson says about religious freedom.

Last week, there was some curious notice given to American televangelist Pat Robertson, after he expressed support for transitioning trans people, and their access to sex reassignment surgery. Less noticed was the backlash from other far-right groups over the same comments. But it’s worth revisiting, because of what that backlash says about the far right’s . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: What LifeSiteNews’ attack on Pat Robertson says about religious freedom.

Dented Blue Mercedes: Nova Scotia Extends Health Care Coverage for Reassignment Surgery

After originally saying that it would not fund genital reassignment surgery, the Nova Scotia government has now said that it would extend health care funding coverage for the procedure.

Health Minister Dave Wilson is quoted as saying, “This is the right thing to do.”

I’ve written previously about why GRS is recognized as being medically . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Nova Scotia Extends Health Care Coverage for Reassignment Surgery

Dented Blue Mercedes: The non-operative word is not “sorry.”

I’m going to be writing about transition regrets and/or reversal of transition (sometimes from folks who remain trans-identified). Before I do, though, it seemed necessary to finish and put this article out there, as it lays the groundwork. I’d written about the decision to be non-operative previously, and had intended to leave it at that, . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: The non-operative word is not “sorry.”

Dented Blue Mercedes: Michelle Kosilek, Barney Frank and Prisoner Sex Changes

If Barney Frank seriously wants to be an ally for trans people, the absolute first thing he could do is stop talking about anything at all to do with trans people.

To be fair, the media has this bad habit of considering him a superior authority to absolutely anyone who’s genuinely trans, and keeps asking . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Michelle Kosilek, Barney Frank and Prisoner Sex Changes

Dented Blue Mercedes: Alberta reinstates funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery

The Alberta Government has announced that it will be reinstating health care funding for sex reassignment surgery (often called gender reassignment surgery, and abbreviated as GRS by the province and its clinicians), effective June 15th.

In the recent provincial election, Premier Alison Redford was returned to power by an electorate that appears to have been . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Alberta reinstates funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery