Monthly Archives: June 2018

Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling: When everything is a “sincere religious belief”

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of a homophobic Christian baker who refused to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples is very disappointing, and not for the reasons you might think. This wasn’t a catastrophic blow against the LGBT … Continue reading

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Nifty finds: Super-fast-acting hormone blockers used in Sweden

GnRH agonists are a class of drugs sometimes used as part of medical transition for trans people in order to block the sex hormones produced by their own bodies (Hembree et al., 2017). These are long-acting medications, typically given as … Continue reading

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Is the “rapid onset gender dysphoria” hoax designed to misdiagnose trans kids?

One of the biggest pitfalls in the research on persistence and desistence of gender dysphoria in youth has been the shortcomings of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for the condition, which were overly broad and resulted in studies wrongly including children who … Continue reading

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Trans women with BRCA mutations: options for hormone therapy

The risk of breast cancer is a concern for trans women transitioning using estrogen and anti-androgens: they experience the growth of substantial breast tissue just as cis women do, and the use of estrogen could promote the growth of any … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal For Preventing Mass Shootings and Victims Thereof From Being a Burden to Their Parents and Country and For Making Them Beneficial to Incels. by Heather McNamara In these dark times, I think we can all agree that … Continue reading

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