A group of trans activists in New Zealand organizing in under the name “Trans Dignity Collective” submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Health, proposing that references to a patient’s biological sex be omitted from medical records because the concept of biological sex is “derogatory” to trans people. Even a field for “biological sex recorded at birth” (and presumably fields for “gender identity” and “pronouns”) is “particularly bad as it implies a fixed concept that cannot be changed.” It’s almost like they understand that biological sex is a material reality one can’t simply identify in or out of. Imagine that. Continue reading “Trans Dignity Collective (New Zealand)”
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (“BACP”) recently issued new guidelines for counsellors defining “woman” and “man.” BACP has since apologized for suggesting that being a woman “means adhering to social norms of femininity, such as being nurturing, caring, social, emotional, vulnerable, and concerned with appearance.” Continue reading “British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (U.K.)”
The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (“the Commission”) recently issued a proposal reviewing the “legislation in relation to the recognition of a person’s sex, change of sex or intersex status.” See Project No. 108. The Commission has recommends “leaving gender off birth certificates, as well as adding a third official option of non-binary.” Although the discussion paper expressly notes that “not all human beings can be classified by sex as either male or female,” the Commission further recommends that a sex classification be held on “a confidential state register,” and allowing a person to apply to the registrar for a “proof of sex certificate.”
Read the Commission’s full discussion paper here.
The Commission is seeking public feedback until October 19, 2018, which may be submitted here.
Western Australia is considering leaving gender off birth certificates
Ryan Kreut is a man who identifies as a woman named Lisa Kreut. He also identifies as a “transsexual dominatrix & sex worker rights activist” named Hailey Heartless (“real name, no gimmicks“). Kreut is an autogynephile who spends his time creating misogynist content that fetishizes women. Continue reading “Ryan ("Lisa") Kreut (Canada) @sadisthailey”
On August 10, 2018 the New Zealand Governance and Administration Committee issued a report on the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill, recommending that the bill be passed with proposed amendments. The bill reenacts the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act of 1995, and contains the following proposed amendments, among others: Continue reading “Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Bill (New Zealand)”
Queer Danelle Wylder and heterosexual Corrie Westing are two anti-woman activists who recently wrote this pile of lies for a Socialist website. In 2014, Danelle’s partner, Judy Heithmar, previously wrote a similar pile of lies for the same website. We previously wrote about Judy’s piece of shit here. Judy apparently is nonbinary now and goes by the also fake name Judy Luxemburg on Facebook. It is likely Judy actually penned Danelle’s current article. You can read both articles below.
Michfest is dying from bigotry _ SocialistWorker.org
TERFs have no place on the left _ SocialistWorker.org
On August 3, 2018 three women who all have children who identify as transgender filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio against Judge Joseph W. Kirby of Warren County, Ohio alleging Judge Kirby discriminated against their children by not granting their name change petitions. Continue reading “Whitaker v. Kirby (USA)”
The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft is a lesbian-led church for Women and Girls. Recently, Peter Reilly of Forbes wrote an article on the church’s filing for nonprofit status with the IRS. That led to a series of other articles or varying degrees of fairness and accuracy.
You may learn more about the church here.
IRS Grants Tax-Exempt Status to Lesbian ‘Pussy Worship’ Church – Going Concern
IRS recognizes a lesbian witches ‘church._ But is it a sneaky attack on trans rights_ _ LGBTQ Nation
IRS Awards Tax Exempt Status to Transphobic Lesbian-Run ‘Pussy Church’
Lesbians Want A Church Of Their Own And IRS Approves
This TERF Church Has Officially Been Declared a Place of Worship by the IRS – them_
IRS Recognizes ‘Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft’ for Lesbian Feminists as Church for Tax Purposes
This transphobic group of lesbians was just recognized as a church by the IRS
A church of anti-transgender witches has been recognised by the US Government · PinkNews
Ann Rostow_ Hot Times – San Francisco Bay Times _ San Francisco Bay Times
Gender Trouble_ Will The UK_s TERF Problem Invade The US_ _ Gay Richmond News, Entertainment, Nightlife & LGBT Community Guide __ GayRVA
Why Gender-Critical Radical Feminists Might Want A Church And Why IRS Approved
The Pro-Lesbian Anti-Transgender _Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft_ Recognized by IRS as Church – Volokh Conspiracy _ Reason.com
Jordan Rich is a man who identifies as a transgender woman named Ivey Gardner. In May 2018, he followed a woman (who wishes to be identified only as Mrs. H) into the parking lot of a Planet Fitness gym after she objected to his presence in the women’s locker room, and called 9-1-1 claiming she “sexually harassed” him. According to Mrs. H’s counsel: Continue reading “Mrs. H v. Planet Fitness (USA) @PlanetFitness”
On July 26, 2018, Michigan’s Midland Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in favor of Yvette Cormier, who sued Planet Fitness in 2015 alleging the gym canceled her membership after she objected to the presence of a man in the women’s locker room. The appellate court agreed with Cormier’s allegation that the gym violated the Michigan Consumer Protection Act (“MCPA”), finding that the gym’s unwritten policy of allowing men (who identify as women) to use the women’s locker rooms was material to her decision to enter into an agreement with the gym and that the gym’s failure to disclose this policy to her before entering said agreement constituted a violation of the MCPA. The court remanded Cormier’s case to the district court for further litigation. Continue reading “Yvette Cormier v. Planet Fitness (USA) @PlanetFitness”