Topic: Transgender

Name Use Matters for Transgender Youths' Mental Health

March 30, 2018
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In a recent study, researchers found that when transgender youths are allowed to use their chosen names their risk of suicide and depression decreases. 

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Transgender Youths Vulnerable to Threats

Sept. 19, 2017
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Researchers have found transgender adolescents are at greater risk for substance abuse and suicidal thoughts, in part because of depression and school-based bullying.

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Transgender Military Ban Based on Fake Safety and Economics

July 31, 2017

Trump's military transgender ban ignores the facts. 

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Transgender Equal Rights is the Next Civil Rights Fight

Nov. 18, 2015

The defeat of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) dealt a blow to the movement for LGBT rights. In the past, gays and lesbians fought under the slogan of “Just like you,” emphasizing their conformity to society’s mainstream values and beliefs. If the LGBT movement is to work toward bettering trans lives, it might be time to change tactics and fight for loosening gender norms that restrict all people.

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Hardships Will Only Grow For Youths When Exclusion Wins

Nov. 13, 2015

Exclusion translates to real-life costs and hardships for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths. Yet we know that inclusive public policies and laws provide an even playing field and create strong communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected. Isn’t that what we want for everyone? Apparently for some in Texas, the answer is “no.”

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