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"The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young. Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy. But Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel warn that children with gender identity disorder forced to postpone transitioning could face a higher risk of suicide."
~ On one hand, you immediately jump to “this kid is too young for this.” On the other, it’s not out of the realm for a kid to just “know,” and I’m assuming counseling will be available, and as the story notes if Tammy changes her mind, she can stop taking the hormone blockers, go through puberty and grow up to be a healthy male, so there really isn’t some grand risk here. I think it’s great that these parents are helping their child do what will make her happy.
On one hand, you immediately jump to “this kid is too young for this.” On the other, it’s not out of the realm for a kid to just “know,” and I’m assuming counseling will be available, and as the story notes if Tammy changes her mind, she can stop taking the hormone blockers, go through puberty and grow up to be a healthy male, so there really isn’t some grand risk here.
I think it’s great that these parents are helping their child do what will make her happy.
"Whether or not you believe that homosexuality is acceptable in the eyes of God is not relevant and should not affect the way you behave. Even if someone believes that gay people will go to hell, they do not have the right to use this belief to bring shame and hurt to others. Many gay people have turned away from God because Christians have convinced them that He doesn’t and won’t accept them. Just as passionately as I believe in rights for everyone, I believe that God loves everyone. Pleasing God is all about how you treat people. This is where most so-called Christians miss the mark by a long shot."
A Florida high school student was expelled and arrested after she continued to carry on a same-sex relationship with a minor student after she turned 18.
Kaitlyn Hunt was arrested in February at the behest of her 15-year-old girlfriend’s parents and charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years old.
A judge ruled that Hunt could still go to her Sebastian, Fla., school if she did not have contact with the 15-year-old. Unhappy with that decision, the girlfriend’s parents also made an appeal to the school board, and Hunt was then expelled from Sebastian River High School just weeks before her graduation.
Her mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, claims State Attorney Brian Workman offered her daughter a plea deal that she has until Friday to accept or face trial. The plea deal includes “two years house arrest and one year probation.”
Her father, Steven R. Hunt, said the school disapproved of the relationship from the beginning. Hunt reportedly had good grades and participated in cheerleading, chorus and basketball. She was voted “most school spirited.” But when she began dating another girl from the basketball team, her coach dropped her citing that the relationship would cause “drama.”
Hunt’s family started a petition on Change.org asking people to “Stop the prosecution of 18 year old girl in a same-sex relationship” and calling it a “cruel waste of our taxes.” The petition, addressed to the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office, has more than 28,500 signatures so far.
“They are out to destroy my daughter, because they feel like she ‘made’ their daughter gay,” Smith said. “They see being gay as wrong and they blame my daughter. Of course, I see it 100 percent differently. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality – with mutual consent. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares? She is still their daughter.”
Hunt’s little sister, who also goes to the school, has seen crude and ugly comments like “rapist,” “child abuser,” and “criminal” written about her sister on bathroom walls.
Not only would Hunt miss graduating if she took the plea deal, she would have a felony permanently tarnishing her record.
Some other information: the 15 year old’s mother initially said that the relationship was fine as long as it was consensual. But the minute Kaitlyn turned 18, she was filing charges against her. If found guilty, she faces jail time or house arrest and will be labeled as sex offender for the rest of her life.
"But when Romney eventually made his donation, he did so quietly, and through an unusual channel. Records filed by Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC with the Federal Election Commission did not include details of that $10,000 donation. Nor did NOM’s public 990 form. In fact, record of the payment was only uncovered Friday when the pro-gay rights Human Rights Campaign was sent a private IRS filing from NOM via a whistleblower. The Human Rights Campaign shared the filing with The Huffington Post."
"A gay teacher who said she was fired by an Ohio Catholic school after her mother’s published obituary included the name of her partner is fighting to get her job back. Carla Hale, 57, said she was told she was being let go because her relationship is against teachings of the church.
She plans to file a complaint this week with the city of Columbus, which prohibits firings based on sexual orientation, her attorney said Monday. She already filed a grievance that is now in the hands of a union representing teachers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus."
~ Public school? I’m all in. Sue the bastards, don’t back down, and good luck. This is a Catholic School, however, and the school has a right to require a certain moral code of its employees. Find another school to teach gym at, ma’am. It sucks that they did that, but that’s the downside to working in a private religious school.
Public school? I’m all in. Sue the bastards, don’t back down, and good luck.
This is a Catholic School, however, and the school has a right to require a certain moral code of its employees. Find another school to teach gym at, ma’am. It sucks that they did that, but that’s the downside to working in a private religious school.
"Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start. It all comes down to education. I’ll sit down with any player who’s uneasy about my coming out. Being gay is not a choice. This is the tough road and at times the lonely road. Former players like Tim Hardaway, who said “I hate gay people” (and then became a supporter of gay rights), fuel homophobia. Tim is an adult. He’s entitled to his opinion. God bless America. Still, if I’m up against an intolerant player, I’ll set a pretty hard pick on him. And then move on.
The most you can do is stand up for what you believe in. I’m much happier since coming out to my friends and family. Being genuine and honest makes me happy."
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