Boston Marathon to allow “transwomen” to compete as women (USA)

The Boston Athletic Association (“BAA”), the organization that plans and hosts the annual Boston Marathon, recently announced it will allow transgender individuals to compete “according to the gender with which they identify.” Registrants will be required to show their government-issued ID when registering for the race, which will be compared to the registrant’s self-reported gender. In response to an inquiry regarding what might happen if there is a discrepancy between a registrant’s government-issued ID and self-reported gender, the BAA stated, “we would make every effort to address it in a manner intended to be fair to all concerned, with a strong emphasis on inclusion.”

According to Tom Grilk, CEO of the BAA, “Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we’d rather not add to that burden.” Grilk fails to understand that women, including lesbian and bisexual women, have historically been excluded from participating in sporting events such as the Boston Marathon, and that allowing “transwomen” to compete as women “add[s] to that burden” by reducing the number of opportunities available for women to participate in the event. Further, the policy forces women to compete against male runners, who have a physiological advantage over female runners.

At least five runners who identify as transgender women have signed up for the race, including Stevie Romer, who has done nothing to lower his testosterone levels but registered as a woman on the basis that he grew his hair out and “started living openly as a woman,” whatever that means.

Boston Marathon will allow transgender runners to race according to gender identity

Marathon OKs trans runners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arroyo-González v. Rosselló-Nevares (USA)

On March 28, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Carmen Consuelo Cerezo granted summary judgment in favor of several transgender-identified Puerto Rican individuals who filed a lawsuit in April 2017 seeking to force the Puerto Rican government to allow them “to correct their birth certificates to accurately reflect their true sex, consistent with their gender identity.”

According to the Order, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, “The Court will make findings in a separate Opinion and Order related to the uncontested material facts and its conclusions of law, including a declaration that the forced disclosure of plaintiffs’ transgender status violates their fundamental right to informational privacy. It will also state which method or relief is required to correct the gender marker on plaintiffs’ birth certificates to accurately reflect their gender identity, without revealing their transgender status.”

Arroyo-González v. Rosselló-Nevares — Complaint (filed April 6, 2017)

Arroyo-González v. Rosselló-Nevares — Order (filed March 28, 2018)

Federal judge rules Puerto Rico birth certificate policy is unconstitutional — Washington Blade

FLASH Sexual Health Education Curriculum (USA)

Family Life and Sexual Health (“FLASH“) is a “comprehensive sexual health education curriculum” developed by Seattle and King County Public Health and used by school districts all over the country, including the Sequim School District in Sequim, WA.

According to Jason Peterson, whose daughter is a 6th-grade student in the Sequim School District, the curriculum includes teaching on gender roles and “gender identity” and left his daughter “feeling as if she was being encouraged to question her identity.” He says his daughter was confused because she likes playing baseball, going fishing, and skateboarding, but also likes being a girl.

In 2018, children are being taught that baseball, fishing, and skateboarding are “boy things,” despite the fact that this idea is absolute garbage and despite the fact that, according to Seattle and King County Public Health, FLASH “focus[es] heavily on increasing respect for all genders and breaking down harmful gender stereotypes.”

Following Peterson’s comments, Superintendent Gary Neal “pumped the brakes on the sex education curriculum until the district and parents could review it more closely.”

Gender identity in sex ed raises concerns for Sequim parents

 

 

William “Gillian” Jaggs (U.K.)

William Jaggs is a violent man who forced his way into Lucy Braham’s home and stabbed her 12 times in the chest, 33 times in the back, five times in her legs and 16 times on her arms, and attempted to saw her body in half in September 2006. Braham was a 25-year-old fashion designer who lived a few houses down from Jaggs. In July 2007, Jaggs was “detained indefinitely at Broadmoor Hospital after he admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.” At his sentencing, the judge stated “it may never be safe to release [him].”

In March 2018, despite the pleas of Lucy Braham’s family that he never be released, Jaggs was spotted on supervised day release wearing a dress and reportedly now goes by the name “Gillian.”

Ex-public schoolboy who stripped and butchered young woman ‘gets day release’ despite family’s pleas to never free him

 

 

Hawkins v. IAC/InteractiveCorp d/b/a Tinder (USA)

Ariel Hawkins is a man who identifies as a transgender woman who claims his Tinder account was found in violation of the app’s terms of service and subsequently deleted after he updated his bio to add “camgirl on the side. Pre-op trans woman.” He filed a lawsuit against Tinder in Multnomah County District Court, seeking a court order “prohibiting Tinder to continue discriminating against non-cisgender Oregon users.”

Although Hawkins claims he did not post any content that “solicited money from users,” announcing that one is a “camgirl on the side” is arguably an attempt to gain business. Tinder did not disclose which terms of service Hawkins allegedly violated.

According to a Tinder spokesperson:

“While we do not comment on pending litigation, we can say, categorically, that we do not ban users from Tinder due to gender identity. At Tinder, we fundamentally believe that gender is not binary and we support inclusivity and acceptance of all people, which is why we offer more than 37 gender identity options for our users in the United States.”

Transgender Woman Sues Tinder After Claiming Her Account Was Deleted — The Independent

Jackson Mosher/Gwynevere River Song

Jackson Mosher/Gwynevere River Song  is a man who identified as a woman. In February 2017, he threatened Cathy Brennan directly by stating he would disseminate her “dox,” as documented in the attached screenshots.

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In August 2017, Mosher was killed by his father after attempting to stab his father in his father’s home. As of today, Mosher’s father has not been charged in connection with his death, and seems sad that his child is dead.

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Notwithstanding that this was self-defense, media has reported this killing as a “hate crime.”

Texas Is at the Epicenter of an ‘Epidemic of Violence’ Against LGBTQ People – Rewire.News

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