Transgenderism: It’s a done deal

Sometimes the things we debate on social media are all academic.

I was reminded of that twice in the past week, the first time in a discussion on Facebook about capital punishment. I had been, once again, lamenting the fact that Canada has abolished the death penalty, and how I wished an alleged serial killer, if convicted, could be marched out into the street and executed afterward. The alleged killer appears to be a monster: he is accused of preying on gay men and murdering them, chopping their bodies up into pieces and hiding them in flower pots etc. I figured he will pose a serious threat to a prison population of men, because he allegedly has a thing for having rough sex with guys and killing them afterward.

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Transgender Kids: Blame CBC, not trans people, for pulling BBC documentary

Freedom of speech took a major hit in Canada this week when the CBC pulled a BBC documentary from its lineup because a handful of so-called “transgender activists” felt it “disseminates inaccurate information about trans youth and gender dysphoria, and will feed transphobia,” according to one Joshua M. Ferguson (see Toronto Star report).

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LGBTQ Pride: Of tolerance and acceptance

“Oh, my God. I’m delivering condoms to a bunch of faggots!”

Those words were attributed to a delivery man who had just brought a box of condoms to the offices of Fierté Montréal, an LGBTQ Pride organization. The incident was reported in a Canada Pride preview piece by Richard Burnett for the Montreal Gazette. Apparently, the delivery guy kept repeating it over and over again.

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On gender neutral pronouns and the future redundancy of transgenderism

Update: Apparently, the word “transgenderism” has fallen out of favour with trans people and is considered to be insulting. My apologies with anyone who was offended the use of the word here.

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As some American politicians struggle with what Vladimir Putin has (correctly) called “political schizophrenia,” some Canadian politicians have been wrestling with gender neutral pronoun schizophrenia.

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Sunday Reads: Canadian lesbian fiction

“Canadian lesbian fiction authors are a quiet bunch. Many readers don’t know we exist or assume we’re American. We hope to change that. We created this site to showcase Canadian lesbian fiction and its authors.”

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Great authors: Sarah Ettritch, Mabel Maney (to name just two, for now)

I’m really excited tonight.

I’ve come across some fabulous authors new and old, and I’m reading them in ebooks on my mega smartphone as well as in good, old-fashioned paperback editions.

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Sunday Reads: Outing transgender people

“Zeke Smith, and transgender people like him, are not deceiving anyone by being their authentic selves, and it is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person.”

That’s a comment from Nick Adams, director of GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program, in response to an episode of reality-TV program Survivor, in which one contestant — Jeff Varner — outed another as being a transgender person.

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Sunday Reads: Of the ‘Magic Fool Bus’ and Christianity’s forsaken believers

Writer Hannah Simpson took the thoughts right out of my head in her commentary on the NBC News site:

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When elective plastic surgery goes wrong: From facelifts to sexual reassignment surgery

It happens more often than we might think: Complications from surgery leave patients worse off than they were before they had it.

In the majority of such cases, there were few or no options to the surgery, and the risks were acceptable. It was do or die.

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Texas: Back to the drawing board on transgender sports issue?

In what surely looks like a state getting ensnared in the tangled webs it weaves, red-neck Texas is somewhat red-faced today after a transgender high school boy “completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he’s taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage,” reports The Associated Press.

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Instant karma: Will boycott of Donald Trump’s businesses pick up steam?

Remember the boycott of the sultan of Brunei’s hotels after he enacted strict Islamic sharia law that could lead to the executions of LGBT people?

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