transgender http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2927/all en No Fooling: Salon Hails Swedish Dictionary’s Inclusion of Gender-Neutral Pronoun ‘Hen’ http://mrc.org/articles/no-fooling-salon-hails-swedish-dictionarys-inclusion-gender-neutral-pronoun-hen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal media want to know why English can’t figure out pronouns, but just a few years ago Slate admitted Sweden’s move was ‘radical.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jordan-ecarma">Jordan Ecarma</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Hen. Three little letters that make up a gender-neutral Swedish pronoun could become a new progressive <a href="http://www.newsweek.com/2014/10/03/three-letter-word-driving-gender-revolution-272654.html">rallying cry</a>.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/no-fooling-salon-hails-swedish-dictionarys-inclusion-gender-neutral-pronoun-hen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family International Media Children dictionary gender gender neutral hen inter-sex language pronouns Salon Slate Speech sweden Swedish pronouns transgender Washington Post Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:02:03 +0000 julia.seymour 48593 at http://mrc.org Dan Savage: Charge Parents For Murder After Teen’s Suicide http://mrc.org/articles/dan-savage-charge-parents-murder-after-teens-suicide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Classic example of the left using tragedy to make political and social revolution </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Once again, the left is eager to use tragedy to make political statements and damage innocent people’s reputations.</p> <p>Just before the new year, 17-year-old Josh “Leelah” Alcorn tragically committed suicide. Alcorn’s tumblr account revealed a suicide note that blamed the Christian parents for not letting the biologically male Alcorn get gender reassignment surgery and instead took Alcorn to Christian counseling which made the teen “hate religion,” the note charged.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/dan-savage-charge-parents-murder-after-teens-suicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Dan Savage transgender Mon, 05 Jan 2015 22:27:15 +0000 mike.ciandella 47941 at http://mrc.org One Week Later: Networks Still Ignore Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal http://mrc.org/articles/one-week-later-networks-still-ignore-houston-sermon-subpoena-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS, NBC still disinterested in mayor’s attempt to infringe pastors’ rights. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Although <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/159548/identify-christian.aspx">77 percent of the population identifies as Christian</a> according to Gallup, the media often pay very little attention when the government infringes on the rights of Christians.</p><p dir="ltr">The broadcast networks didn’t care enough about Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoena of several pastors’ sermons to report on it in the entire week since the story broke. Parker is openly lesbian.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/one-week-later-networks-still-ignore-houston-sermon-subpoena-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Government Media ADF Annise Parker churches city government David Feldman equal rights ordinance First Amendment gay and lesbian hero Houston pastor pastors subpoenaed religious rights sermons sermons subpoenaed Sexuality transgender transgender rights bill Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:17:21 +0000 julia.seymour 47428 at http://mrc.org Hailing the First 'Great' Transgender TV Show http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hailing-first-great-transgender-tv-show <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2014/Transparent.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 2px;" />The London Daily Mail reports Amazon.com now issues a content warning to viewers before they live-stream the second volume of classic “Tom and Jerry” cartoons. Viewers are lectured the cartoons “may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hailing-first-great-transgender-tv-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Amazon.com transgender Willa Paskin Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:26:31 +0000 tim.graham 47307 at http://mrc.org Heresy! Michelle Duggar Doesn’t Think Men Belong in Women’s Rest Rooms http://mrc.org/articles/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Duggar’s statement on transgenders called “total bullsh*t,” “fear-mongering” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">Michelle Duggar, of the popular TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” is under heat again from the media for publicly sharing her conservative religious views. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/heresy-michelle-duggar-doesnt-think-men-belong-womens-rest-rooms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Life Politics Michelle Duggar transgender Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:18:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 46959 at http://mrc.org Spider(Wo)man Not Gay Enough? Garfield Plays Transgender in Music Video http://mrc.org/articles/spiderwoman-not-gay-enough-garfield-plays-transgender-music-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LGBTers unhappy band used superhero actor to ‘chide the religious right’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="normal">A band writes a pro-gay anthem. For the video, they use an openly gay director (David Wilson) and bring in a transgender musician named “<a href="https://twitter.com/ourladyj?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bustle.com%2Farticles%2F25738-arcade-fire-tackles-we-exist-criticism-says-casting-andrew-garfield-was-powerful&amp;tw_i=467369354401574912&amp;tw_p=tweetembed">Our Lady J</a>,” to coach the big-name actor who’s starring in it. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/spiderwoman-not-gay-enough-garfield-plays-transgender-music-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics Arcade Fire LGBT transgender Tue, 27 May 2014 18:36:51 +0000 mike.ciandella 46348 at http://mrc.org Transgender Erotica Awards Host a ‘T.E.A. Party’ http://mrc.org/articles/transgender-erotica-awards-host-tea-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cosmo hypes tranny porn awards. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cosmo loves the Tea Party – but it’s not the one you’re thinking of.<img src="http://www.cosmopolitan.com/cm/cosmopolitan/images/An/cos-01-tranny-awards-de.jpg" style="float: right;" height="232" width="191" />&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/transgender-erotica-awards-host-tea-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family CosmopolitanMagazine transgender Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:56:48 +0000 mike.ciandella 45725 at http://mrc.org To the Re-education Camp! How Dare a Straight Actor Play Transgender? http://mrc.org/articles/re-education-camp-how-dare-straight-actor-play-transgender <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media upset at Leto’s role. ‘Dallas Buyers Club.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few spectacles are more satisfying than watching the left eat its own. That’s especially true when conscientious liberals find that speech or actions that were common-place weeks or months ago are suddenly taboo among other lefties.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/re-education-camp-how-dare-straight-actor-play-transgender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Family Politics Dallas Buyers Club LGBT transgender Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:47:56 +0000 mike.ciandella 45650 at http://mrc.org ‘Gender is Too Binary’ for Facebook, Site Adds 48 More Options http://mrc.org/articles/gender-too-binary-facebook-site-adds-48-more-options <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook’s transgender software designer praises new feature allowing users ‘customize’ their gender. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Being male or female is too exclusive, according to Facebook. <a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FACEBOOK_NEW_GENDER_OPTIONS?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2014-02-13-13-02-56">Starting Feb. 13</a>, Facebook unveiled a new option in each U.S. user’s profile customization to “customize” their gender, according to Associated Press.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/gender-too-binary-facebook-site-adds-48-more-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Business Family Life AP CNN custom gender facebook gender GLAAD social media transgender Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:19:49 +0000 julia.seymour 45547 at http://mrc.org Media’s New Mania: Transfixed by Transgender http://mrc.org/eye-culture/medias-new-mania-transfixed-transgender <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Normalizing sex identity confusion is ‘the next civil-rights struggle.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back to school is an exciting time of year – new classmates, new subjects, new books, new gender and a new court-invented right to use the boys or girls room, depending on how you currently “identify.”</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/eye-culture/medias-new-mania-transfixed-transgender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture Faith Family Life Politics gay agenda transgender Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:10:45 +0000 matt.philbin 44401 at http://mrc.org NBC Sympathizes With 'Chelsea' Manning, Asks if 'She' Will 'Force' Government to Pay for Sex Change http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-sympathizes-chelsea-manning-asks-if-she-will-force-government-pay-sex-change <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> In an exclusive interview with Bradley Manning's attorney David Coombs on Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, co-host Savannah Guthrie read a "bombshell announcement" from the convicted military leaker: "I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female." After referring to Manning as "he" throughout the segment, Guthrie immediately switched pronouns: "Why did she choose this moment to announce this?" [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-08-23-NBC-Manning_0.mp3" target="_blank">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-sympathizes-chelsea-manning-asks-if-she-will-force-government-pay-sex-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bradley Manning NBC Savannah Guthrie Today transgender Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:40:38 +0000 kyle.drennen 44340 at http://mrc.org HuffPo Live: Gender Bending a ‘Benefit’ for Children http://mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-gender-bending-benefit-children <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panel decries gender ‘myths.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-enk">Lauren Enk</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gender differences are a thing of the past! Boys can wear skirts and play with dolls, and your children need to know it, according to the talking heads at the Huffington Post. </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/huffpo-live-gender-bending-benefit-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family HuffPo Live transgender Tue, 21 May 2013 14:06:17 +0000 matt.philbin 43630 at http://mrc.org HuffPo: Obama Inaugural Ignored Rights of Transgendered Preteens http://mrc.org/articles/huffpo-obama-inaugural-ignored-rights-transgendered-preteens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eleven-year-old ‘Sadie’ wants a nod from the president. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well, this’ll teach President Obama’s speech writers to double check their pander list. It seems his special shout-out to gays in his inaugural speech – though widely praised by the Left as a “historic” moment – just wasn’t enough. Not for the Huffington Post and the parents of 11-year-old ‘Sadie,’ who is “transgender” (a boy pretending to be a girl). Obama needed to call out for transgender rights as well.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/huffpo-obama-inaugural-ignored-rights-transgendered-preteens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Health Life Politics Children HuffPo Obama 2nd Inaugural transgender Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:59:46 +0000 matt.philbin 42371 at http://mrc.org NBC Shills for Transgender Advocacy and Its Own Beauty Contest http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-shills-transgender-advocacy-and-its-own-beauty-contest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Today’ hypes transgender beauty contestant’s complaints, admits network helping run Miss Universe pageant. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Transgender beauty contest pageant contestant Jenna Talackova threw a tantrum about being disqualified from the <a href="http://www.missuniverse.com/">Miss Universe</a> pageant because Talackova was born a man. And NBC’s “Today” proved more than willing to hype his complaint – despite the fact (or because) NBC News’ parent group, NBC Universal, is helping Donald Trump run the Miss Universe beauty pageant.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-shills-transgender-advocacy-and-its-own-beauty-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family gay LGBT Miss Universe NBC transgender Trump Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:02:09 +0000 dan.gainor 39744 at http://mrc.org 'Yay for Gay' iPad Kids' Book 'Teaches Open-mindedness' http://mrc.org/articles/yay-gay-ipad-kids-book-teaches-open-mindedness <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A new iPad children's book featuring gender-shifting parents,"Pop It," is the latest attempt by activists to "educate" children about homosexuality and transgender behaviors.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/yay-gay-ipad-kids-book-teaches-open-mindedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education Faith Family artist book boy California child Children childrens featured gay gender history Homosexuality latest pop program propaganda raghava school shifting transgender Video Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:54:00 +0000 admin 2152 at http://mrc.org