Sexuality
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Transgender student wins restroom case appeal

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/30/17, 03:49 pm

A Wisconsin high school girl who identifies as a boy should be allowed to use the boy’s restroom, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Ashton Whitaker, a 17-year-old senior, won permission to use the boy’s restroom in September when a district court judge overruled objections from the Kenosha Unified School District. The appeals court upheld that ruling, dismissing the school district’s claims of harm to other students. The 7th Circuit declared other students’ concerns “hypothetical,” in contrast to the real harm Whitaker suffered.

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Demand for sex changes jumped dramatically last year

Transgenderism | Media attention, insurance regulations, and cultural acceptance fueled the increase
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/26/17, 03:57 pm

Sex reassignment surgeries in the United States rose nearly 20 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to data released this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Lost in the celebration

Features | Nobody hears much about family members who are often deeply affected by transgender decisions
by Sophia Lee
Posted 5/22/17, 11:00 pm

It was a day Denise Shick had been dreaming about for years. She stood at the church foyer in an ivory hand-stitched gown, her mind racing and her heart thumping. When the wedding march began, her father crooked his left arm toward her, and as they took their first step, he leaned in and whispered, “I wish it were me in that gown.”

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