Sexuality
Facebook/Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Education and Training

A crack in the façade

Family | Disillusioned staff at Britain’s Tavistock gender clinic resign
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/19/19, 04:50 pm

Britain’s only gender transition facility is facing increasing criticism that it is fast-tracking children into sex change procedures. The Times of London last week published a series of reports about five former employees who resigned because they believed the facility was mutilating young children.

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YouTube/Office of Sen. Ted Cruz

No easy cure for Big Tech bias

First Amendment | The U.S. Senate wants to do something about social media censorship, but what?
by Steve West
Posted 4/16/19, 05:35 pm

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators agreed last week that someone should hold tech platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google accountable for the roles they play as gatekeepers of public speech. But who should do it and how remains a source of disagreement and misunderstanding.

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Intercountry adoption numbers hit new low

Family | Adoption advocates argue continued declines result from bad policies
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/12/19, 02:36 pm

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. families plunged again last year, according to data the U.S. State Department released last month.

Intercountry adoptions declined by 14 percent, from 4,714 children in 2017 to 4,059 in 2018. The 2018 number is down 82 percent from a high of more than 22,000 in 2004.

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