San Francisco creates world’s first-ever transgender cultural district

Area gets more than $200,000 after city approves $3 million to create cultural districts

San Francisco city officials have invested $215,000 into the world's first recognized transgender cultural district situated in the Tenderloin neighborhood, The Daily Beast reported. In November, city officials passed a measure that would appropriate $3 million for cultural districts. The Compton district received its share of more than $200,000 as part of that … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels asks California recipients: Are you gay?

Questions about sexual orientation and transgender status required by state law

Carol Alexander received a phone call from Sacramento County’s Meals on Wheels program last Friday and it wasn’t her usual case worker. Alexander, 83, said she was hit with a barrage of about a half-dozen questions she considered invasive or unnecessary: What is your sex? Do you still associate with your gender? Are you heterosexual? Are you white or Hispanic? “I was in … [Read more...]

‘Transgender’ could be defined out of existence by Trump administration

Proposed regulation by Department of Health and Human Services: “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth”

The Trump administration is considering defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth. A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and health care, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. … [Read more...]

Hollywood groups want more transgender inclusion in movies

More than 45 groups, talent agencies, and production companies have released an open letter demanding that the film industry depict transgender characters more often and in more flattering ways

A coalition of more than 45 groups, talent agencies, and production companies released an open letter Tuesday demanding that the film industry depict transgender characters more often and in more flattering ways. A joint project of the gay lobbying group GLAAD and the Time’s Up group’s 5050by2020 initiative, the letter’s signatories include the American Civil Liberties … [Read more...]

Created male and female

US bishops join other faith leaders in letter affirming "the goodness of the creation of humanity as male or female"

Following the USCCB General Assembly in November 2017, a group of ecumenical and interfaith partners gathered with bishops of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage to discuss gender ideology. As a result of this discussion, faith leaders today issued an open letter entitled "Created Male and Female". Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. of Philadelphia, … [Read more...]

Long Beach library hosts Drag Queen Story Hour

Appearance of transvestite at Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library generates controversy

A photograph showing a horned drag queen reading a picture book to children at a Long Beach public library event is one of the latest images to generate controversy. The person shown in the image is Xochi Mochi, who posted the photo on her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, the same day Long Beach Public Library’s online calendar shows an event called Drag Queen Story … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: it’s terrible children are taught they can choose gender

He told Polish bishops that there are powerful institutions funding the spread of gender theory in schools

Pope Francis has said that what he calls gender theory – “that everyone can choose their own sex” – is “the exact opposite” of God’s creation. In a meeting with Polish bishops during World Youth Day, whose transcript was released yesterday by the Vatican, the Pope said there were powerful institutions which funded the spread of “gender theory” in schools. The Pope also said … [Read more...]

San Francisco Bay Area camp caters to “gender fluid” and transgender children

At the Rainbow Day Camp, kids start each morning by choosing which pronoun they want to use for the day

A transgender day camp for kids ages four through twelve in California is boasting triple enrollment since its founding three years ago, reported the Associated Press. The pre-schoolers and elementary school kids who attend the “Rainbow Day Camp” start each morning by choosing which pronoun they want to use for the day, according to the AP. Campers can choose “he”, “she”, a … [Read more...]

“A rapidly increasing and incorrect societal attitude”

Archbishop for the Military Services issues statement on disqualifying transgender Individuals from enlisting in armed forces

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, issued the following statement today on President Trump’s decision to disqualify transgender individuals from military service: “Saint Pope John Paul the Second wrote that, ‘Every individual, precisely by reason of the mystery of the Word of God who was made flesh (cf. Jn … [Read more...]

Evan Minton sues Mercy hospital in Carmichael for refusing hysterectomy

“It devastated me"

The following comes from an Apr. 20 story in the Sacramento Bee. More than seven months after a Dignity Health hospital refused a hysterectomy to a Sacramento-area transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday on his behalf. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Dignity discriminated against Evan … [Read more...]