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Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs

A three-day circus

Transgenderism | Nothing was well at a Trans Wellness Conference in Philadelphia
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/23/19, 04:04 pm

Nothing is what it seems at the Trans Wellness Conference down at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Someone brushing past in the hall sports a beard on an angular chin, but also a handbag and heels. A lecturer refers to himself as “they” throughout his (or was it her?) talk on chest “binding.” The brochure says “Wellness,” but no one looks well here. All around are misshapen and untoned bodies; faces marked with dissipation; studied dress that is a couturial assault on the eyes. Scarcely one in the 700 looks appealing. 

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Valley of delusion

Sexuality | Reality may be starting to push back against the transgender craze
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/02/19, 01:26 pm

It was bound to happen sooner or later. At the church where I help serve dinner for the downtown community once a month, I meet all kinds: street people, addicts, gays, and the occasional cross-dresser. This individual flaunted the figure and clothing of a teenage girl, with the facial hair and facial structure of a man. It wasn’t just the face, though; no one would have taken this person for anything but male, no matter the accoutrement.  

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Photo courtesy of Patrick Henry College

What price dignity?

Q&A | Steps toward reclaiming an important word and concept
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/29/19, 03:27 pm

Daniel Darling is vice president for communications at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public affairs wing of the Southern Baptist Convention. He’s been a pastor in Chicago and Nashville and is the author of The Dignity Revolution. Here are edited segments of our Q&A.

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