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America is at something of a turning point when it comes to issues of gender identity

Though messaging from the White House has become hostile, transgender Americans are slowly gaining more societal acceptance. But a related, less well known medical debate is also reaching a pivotal moment. It involves children born with a congenital condition termed intersex. Intersex refers to people whose chromosomes, gonads, or genitals who don’t meet conventional definitions of what it means to be male or female., According to the Intersex Society of North America, roughly 1 in 2,000 children are born intersex, and while it is often not a condition that requires immediate medical attention, doctors are permitted to perform surgery to rearrange...

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Transgender Man Shares Incredible Before & After Progress Photos, Loses His Friends And Family

This is Jaimie Wilson, a 21-year-old transgender man and country musician from Florida by Stella If you walked past Jaimie Wilson on the street, you’d probably take him for an all-American heartthrob; muscular build, deep blue eyes, and casual scruff. You would probably never guess that he’s one of approximately 1.4 million transgender adults living in the US today. In 2015, Jaimie made the brave decision to start transitioning from female to male, shocking and alienating most of his friends and family. “At first I was scared to come out as transgender because I didn’t give any ‘signs,’ as...

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Senate inquiry examines claims transgender people ‘humiliated’ during airport security checks

Senate inquiry examines claims transgender people ‘humiliated’ during airport security checks By Giselle Wakatama  ‘dehumanised’ during airport security checks. (AAP: Dean Lewins)   The National LGBTI Health Alliance has raised several concerns in a submission to a Senate inquiry into airport and aviation security. The submission detailed the experience of one anonymous person whose prosthetic was detected in their underwear while they underwent a body scan. The situation created a chain of events that ended with officers forcing the person to remove it and place it in a tray. The officers allegedly made a spectacle of the person before putting...

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Chief of Staff says “No change on military policy” despite ban of transgender personnel by Trump

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said in a written message on Thursday to military leaders that there has been no change yet to the military’s policy on transgender personnel, despite plans for a ban announced by President Donald Trump. “There will be no modifications to the current policy until the President’s direction has been received by the Secretary of Defence and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance,” Dunford, said in the written message to service chiefs, commanders and senior enlisted leaders, first reported...

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Trump to reinstate US military ban on transgender people

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN Updated 0123 GMT (0923 HKT) July 27, 2017 STORY HIGHLIGHTS The decision reversed a policy approved by the Obama administration Trump made his announcement in a series of tweets Wednesday morning Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the US armed forces. The decision reversed a policy initially approved by the Defence Department under President Barack Obama, which was still under final review, that would allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military. Defence Secretary James Mattis announced last month...

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