Emma, George Carlin did the seven words you can't say on television. I thought he was great.
I wouldn't make a big deal over Foxx's Jenner jokes until I knew how Bruce and the family felt about them. If they found them hurtful then I would make a fuss about it. The transgender community has made their opinion, lets see if the jokes continue.
I did see a transgender MtF sing a duet in both her female and male voices. It was entertaining and the audience loved it.
Transgender is the broad term we use to cover the full scope and what is being discussed here is the differences between Transsexual and Crossdresser.. Transsexual is how you feel inside whether you pass or not and whether you go out or not makes no difference. Crossdresser is just a term used to indicate the wearing of clothes of the opposite gender for various reasons but without the desire to be the opposite gender or feelings you are the opposite gender.
In the wake of the uproar over Indiana's "Religious Freedom Restoraction Act," the governor of Arkansas on Wednesday asked for changes to a similar bill on the table in his state. Indeed, the backlash surrounding the Indiana law would seem to preclude any other jurisdiction trying something similar anytime soon.
"What Canadian courts have ruled is no human right automatically takes precedence," Seljak said. "The Indiana law says the right to religious freedom comes first. That's precisely what Canadian courts have said cannot happen."
That is true Emma and what Ms Li's is doing is educating and making people think and talk about it. As she said it will take a change of the people now in power. Hopefully those who do the replacing have heard her and thought about it and looked around them and saw how the people in general are thinking. With more people speaking out like Ms Li prison sentences will become shorter then non-existent and then the laws changed. It will be a long wait I think as far as China goes but who knows, maybe there will be a snow storm sooner than later.
The sad thing is that the world has way more important issues to deal with than people's sex lives and gender identity. How about hunger, homelessness, health care, education, employment, human rights, freedom and so much more.
4ft 4in tall Anton Kraft has benched an incredible 36 stone - earning him comparisons to the Marvel character Ant-Man, who is about to be immortalised by Hollywood. He also punches above his weight with the ladies, only dating women who are more than a foot taller than he is.
I don't understand why one feels unsafe unless the transgender person is acting threatening in some way. Everyone acts as if they have never seen a person of the opposite gender naked before. For now I would suggest that signs saying that the facility accommodates transgendered people is appropriate until everyone gets used to the idea. We can't be so easily offended.
Toronto is quite an accepting place, expensive to live there, but accepting. There will be people anywhere you go who will find something wrong. I live in Ottawa in an apartment for about 7 years now. I keep my privacy well and have left the apartment dressed a number of times but no one has seen me leave. If they do I don't really care. Two of my female neighbours know that I dress because I told them. I told them so they won't be curious about seeing men come to my door and just walk in. I am a quiet neighbour and I think that is all that really matters.
Porche, you shouldn't worry so much about what they think and just be up front about things. People are curious by nature and if you answer their curiosity they should be fine with it. When they see you are not a threat of any kind they won't care whether or not you leave your place as a man or as a woman. If they do have issues with you for things like noise, loud music, lots of parties, etc then they will use your crossdressing as an issue against you. It is just the way things go.
Stop counting too. Leave if you are not wanted in the place you are living but I am quite sure it won't have anything to do with what you are wearing. It will be for more than that.
Canadians are pretty open minded generally speaking.
I listened to him and felt that he likes to hear himself talk and he has no clue about anything. How did he get into this position in the first place? He is more of a danger to children than anyone he is preaching against. He thinks all children should not be believed and should be told how to live their lives until when? How old would one have to be? I know the answer to that....never. Everyone should be told how to live and forced to live that good and righteous way and you shall live in fear for never being good enough. I better stop now before I write a speech.
I consider myself transsexual even though I am not in any way transitioning. I did go for therapy but stopped once I saw that the therapist had taken me as far as I was willing to go. He wanted me to come out and was telling me how to do that. I couldn't because of what I was going to lose if I did. I understand what he wanted and knew he was trying to help me but I just couldn't cross that line so I stopped. I am at relatively comfortable crossroads and will stay where I am unless something changes to move me forward.
I am sure there are more and more therapists with sexual/gender knowledge coming out to the schools. They should be used but always keep in mind that you decide what you will do or not do.