Connecticut (USA)

The Connecticut Department of Insurance issued a Bulletin directing insurance companies to ensure that there is no discrimination against insured individuals with gender dysphoria and ensure that individuals are not denied access to “medically necessary care because of the individual’s gender identity or gender expression.”

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Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders praises Conn. for requiring insurers to cover gender transition _ masslive.

 

Ohio (USA)

Ohio Representatives Stinziano, Foley, Rogers, Budish, Gerberry, Ashford, Driehaus, Hagan, R., Lundy, Fedor, Reece, Williams, McGregor, Pelanda, and Brown have introduced legislation to add “gender identity” as a protected characteristic under the state hate crimes law. The proposed bill defines “gender identity” as “the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms of an individual, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated gender at birth.”   To date, prosecutorial targets under state gender identity laws have been Women of Color, most recently in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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John Stoltenberg @JohnStoltenberg (USA)

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John Stoltenberg alienated radical feminists, women and lesbians with his decision to prioritize Bradley Manning’s delusional feelings about “being a woman” over the use of gender identity as a hammer to destroy women-only space and political organising.

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Cathy Brennan – John Stoltenberg decides to cast his lot with Men….

(3) John I am confused by your public statements… – John Stoltenberg.

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Matt Philbin (USA)

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Media Research Center’s Matt Philbin wrote a column that appeared in the conservative newspaper the Washington Times that it is increasingly unacceptable to misidentify transgender individuals.  Philbin posits that demanding that individuals submit to a person’s gender identity is emblematic of a larger leftist cult of identity. The pro-sex stereotype Media Matters for America quickly responded with the tired rhetoric of “hate speech” under the umbrella of inclusion for LGBT people.

PHILBIN_ Of gender, privilege and word games – Washington Times.

Washington Times Op-Ed_ Transgender Equality Movement Will _Dismantle_ Civilization _ Blog _ Media Matters for America.

Julia Serano (USA)

In the run up to his new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, Julia Serano is appearing in lots of publications with book excerpts. Here, he gets mad when people say “gender is performance.”

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Julia Serano @JuliaSerano (USA)

Julia Serano gave an interview to The Atlantic called “Gender as Non-Fiction: A Q&A with Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive.”

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Gender Benders, Beware (UK)

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In 2004, Julie Bindel wrote a piece on transgenderism called Gender Benders, Beware. Recently, violent transgender activists harassed Bindel such that she declined a speaking engagement on an unrelated topic due to the opinions expressed in that article. There have been a surprising number of Women who have called Bindel’s opinion in the 2004 piece “disagreeable,” at best.

Bindel was right in 2004, and Women have a right to know that a castrated man is not a Woman. More importantly, Women have a right to say this, out loud, in public, whenever they wish.

Julie Bindel: Gender benders, beware | World news | The Guardian.

Quebec (Canada)

Quebec is considering Bill 35, which proposes minor changes on the topic of name and sex marker changes.

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Quebec Introduces Legislation For Gender Marker Changes _ The Rainbow Hub.

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Transgender activists fight for crucial changes to Quebec’s Civil Code _ The Canadian Lifestyle Magazine.

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Gender Identity Watch (Facebook)

Men like Matt Davey, James Rendell, John Connell, Indi Edwards, and Elizabeth Jenkins continue to harass lesbian feminists who run a Facebook page dedicated to critiquing the harmful concept of gender identity.