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The Ohio bill, for example, simply notes that a parent needs to be notified if a state government “agent or entity”—already very broad language—“has knowledge that a child under its care or supervision has exhibited [signs of gender dysphoria].” As written, that means teachers and guidance counselors to whom transgender students come out would be required to inform their parents. … [Read more...] about How ‘Parental Permission’ Could Destroy Transgender Kids’ Privacy
As queer theorist Eve Sedgwick wrote in a 1989 article that she entitled “How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay” as a sort of challenge to this paranoia, “It’s always open season on gay kids.” Sedgwick was writing at a time when “teachers in the primary and secondary levels of public school” were “subject to being fired, not only for being visibly gay, but, whatever their sexuality, for providing any intimation that homosexual desires, identities, cultures, adults, children, or adolescents have a right to expression or existence.” If that sounds familiar, it’s because that is still the case today. … [Read more...] about What Did You Learn at School Today? Homophobia.
By the start of this year, as The Daily Beast previously reported, every West Coast state offered some form of non-binary gender marker on a government document. Canada, too, has seen major progress on non-binary issues, with a non-binary “X” now permitted on the country’s passports. … [Read more...] about New York City Will Allow Gender-Neutral ‘X’ On Birth Certificates
Younger and Georgulas separated in 2015. In marriage annulment proceedings, a court awarded Georgulas more than $45,000 in damages for a truck Younger fraudulently purchased in his name through her company. Georgulas also accused Younger of fabricating his background before they married. Before Georgulas married him, she said, Younger told her he had been married once, had a significant career in the Marines and served in Iraq, was a professor, and had made six-figure incomes for decades working for Fortune 500 companies. In fact, he had been married twice, did not have a college degree, was briefly a Marine before being removed, and only earned six figures once, in 2000. … [Read more...] about How the Right Weaponized a 7-Year-Old Trans Child