Posts Tagged ‘Transgender’

Police investigate mum over transgender pronoun error Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Using the wrong pronoun on Twitter after a debate on transgender children resulted in a five-month police investigation of a Catholic reporter. The transgender person’s mother, Susie Green – who has since dropped the charges – informed the Police of the pronoun offence. The reporter, Caroline Farrow, then became the subject of a police investigation Read more

A Beautiful Bond: Argentinian nun ministers to transgender women Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The term “LGBT” was recently used for the first time in a Vatican document. The working document setting the agenda for the Synod on the Youth taking place next Fall notes, “Some LGBT youth…wish to benefit from greater closeness and experience greater care by the Church.” Sister Monica Astorga, an Argentinian Discalced Carmelite Nun, has Read more

Transgender and Catholic: A parent’s perspective Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Fifty years ago this year, the church restored the permanent diaconate, opening the doors to married clergy who brought and continue to bring with them all the joys, sorrows, and complexities of family life to ordained ministry. In the case of my family, that included first-hand experience with LGBT people. In the fall of 2013, Read more

The explosion of transgender teens Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The earliest written record from the town of Hamelin in Lower Saxony is from 1384. It states simply, “It is 100 years since our children left.” Historical accounts indicate that sometime in the 13th century, a large number of the town’s children disappeared or perished, though the details of the event remain a mystery. “The Read more

Transgender people urged to become vicars Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Transgender people are being urged in two British counties to become vicars. The move is based on Church of England fears that the church’s reputation for tacitly discriminating against them is alienating young people. Read more Related Posts:Transgender people asking for reversal surgery#MeToo hashtag, abuse and the Church of EnglandYoung people confused, anxious and unhappyCalling Read more

Queer Commonwealth: Faces of the global LGBT movement Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

It should never be illegal to be who you are. Yet lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people continue to face high levels of violence and discrimination across the world. 72 countries criminalise male homosexuality, with 45 also criminalising female homosexuality. In the Commonwealth, 36 of its 53 countries maintain laws that make same-sex intimacy between men Read more

Transgender people asking for reversal surgery Comments 0

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia – and had since changed their mind. That was the first time Professor Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a Read more

Kids television show with transgender story-line annoys parents Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A kids television show with a transgender story-line is annoying UK parents. Just A Girl is about an 11-year-old schoolgirl’s struggle to get hormone drugs. She needs them to have sex-change surgery. The show’s timing has annoyed parents more than the subject matter. It features on the British CBBC website. This site is aimed at children Read more

Transgender tots? And ‘recovered memories’ hysteria Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

In the last few years, a new sexual liberation movement, transgenderism, has arisen. It is complete with an ideology: A person can be born into the “wrong” sex and can correct that problem by amputations, hormones, change of name, pronouns and dress, demand for full public recognition as a member of the other sex, and Read more

Archbishop Loy Chong – transgender people of equal value Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong says Catholics in Fiji treats various gender communities with equal value. “For us, everyone is the same and this has also been addressed by the Pope, who made special reference to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex (LGBTI) community,” he said. The archbishop is one Read more