Misgendering or Malgendering is Inappropriate Language

He is the appropriate pronoun for men  including male identified T to M people.

She is the appropriate pronoun for women including female identified T to F people.

If there is a question go with the person’s name.

If you want to play fucking HBS Bullshit games go elsewhere.

I won’t tolerate that crap here.

The Bigots of the HBS/Classic Transsexual set do not represent me, nor do they represent the vast majority of non-bigoted post-transsexual women and men.

They are a bunch of fucking cowards who hide behind aliases like Klansmen hide behind sheets.

If you want the privilege of commenting regarding posting comments to this blog you will follow my rules regarding the usage of appropriate pronouns.

I don’t give a fuck if you like the person you are referring to or not.

I am not some tight-assed prude when it comes to language.

But I am taking a stand on this one and saying: Comments will be trashed if they contain language that misgenders or malgenders individuals.

If you have something nasty to say to an individual who is also a blogger go to their blog and say it don’t come to my blog, and expect me to let you get away with that bullshit.

Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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America’s shame: 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT kids

From LGBTQ Nation:  http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/07/americas-shame-40-percent-of-homeless-youth-are-lgbt-kids/

Friday, July 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES – About 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT, and nearly all homeless youth service providers in the U.S. now serve LGBT youth, according to a comprehensive report on LGBT youth homelessness released Thursday.

Nearly seven in 10 (68 percent) respondents indicated that family rejection was a major factor contributing to LGBT youth homelessness, making it the most cited factor. More than half (54 percent) of respondents indicated that abuse in their family was another important factor contributing to LGBT homelessness.

Statistically, LGBT youth make up no more than 10% of that population segment, yet total 40 percent of homeless youth.

“The findings from this survey demonstrate that many LGBT youth are at high risk of homelessness, often as a result of family rejection and abuse. The analyses offer critical insights into the challenges that these young people face when they seek help during a very difficult time in their lives,” said Laura E. Durso, Williams Institute Public Policy Fellow and study co-author.

The data comes from the LGBT Homeless Youth Provider Survey, a web-based survey conducted from October 2011 through March 2012 as a collaboration by The Palette Fund, True Colors Fund and the Williams Institute.

Continue reading at:  http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/07/americas-shame-40-percent-of-homeless-youth-are-lgbt-kids/

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Failures of Abstinence-Only Education Lead To Increasing Evangelical Support For Contraception

From Think Progress:  http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/13/516255/failures-of-abstinence-only-education-lead-to-increasing-evangelical-support-for-contraception/

By Tara Culp-Ressler
on Jul 13, 2012

Despite the fact that conservative evangelicals are opposed to premarital sex— and, along with it, comprehensive sex education that informs young adults about their reproductive health options — public support for contraception is on the rise in the evangelical community. As growing numbers of evangelicals are facing unplanned pregnancies, evangelical leaders and institutions have begun to consider promoting preventative measures to combat abortion rates.

13 percent of all abortion patients describe themselves as evangelical or born-again Christians, a statistic fueled by the fact that a full 80 percent of unmarried evangelicals are having sex. Of course, failing to fully educate young adults about their reproductive health has been proven to lead to decreased use of contraception and increased rates of unplanned pregnancies.

The Daily Beast details a few examples of the evangelical community’s evolving attitudes on sex education:

  • The largest evangelical organization in the country, The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), sparked controversy when it accepted a grant from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. NAE defended its decision by saying it is concerned about the abortion rate in the evangelical community.

Continue reading at:  http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/13/516255/failures-of-abstinence-only-education-lead-to-increasing-evangelical-support-for-contraception/

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USA Olympics: made in China

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Stephen Emmott: overpopulation is at the root of all the planet’s troubles

From The Guardian/Observer UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/15/overpopulation-root-planet-problems-emmott

Science has not shouted out about unchecked human expansion. Now, one professor will proclaim its dangers on stage

Interview by
The Observer, Saturday 14 July 2012

Stephen Emmott is a professor of computing at Oxford University and head of Microsoft’s Computational Science Laboratory in Cambridge. His lab is devoted to finding new techniques and ideas for solving key scientific problems. One of his research groups works on small-scale issues including the make-up of living cells and includes immunologists and neuroscientists. Another group is focused on global problems including the carbon cycle and is made up of plant biologists and marine ecologists.

Emmott, who is 52, is also the star of the forthcoming solo theatrical production Ten Billion, a co-operation between himself and distinguished director Katie Mitchell, whose past works have included A Woman Killed with Kindness at the National Theatre. The show opens at the Royal Court in London this week and focuses on the state our planet will be in when its population reaches 10 billion.

So what exactly is the play about?

It’s not really a play. I don’t know how to describe it. I have been calling it The Thing so far. In effect, the set – at the Upstairs theatre at the Royal Court – is a recreation of my office, which is a dump full of papers and piles of old journals. And there is a whiteboard, I will be drawing a lot on that. You could call it a discourse on the biggest experiment ever carried out by humans.

We made a great deal of fuss about the discovery of the Higgs boson. It has been described as the greatest scientific experiment of all time. But it is nothing compared with the experiment humanity is now carrying out on our own planet. Our numbers are set to reach 10 billion – at a very conservative estimate – by the end of the century. Those swelling numbers are destroying ecosystems, polluting the atmosphere and the sea, raising temperatures and melting ice caps and we have no idea what the outcome will be. That is some experiment.

Continue reading at:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/15/overpopulation-root-planet-problems-emmott

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Heat Leaves Ranchers a Stark Option: Sell

From The New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/us/heat-forces-ranchers-to-sell-herds-to-cut-losses.html

Published: July 15, 2012

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — As a relentless drought bakes prairie soil to dust and dries up streams across the country, ranchers struggling to feed their cattle are unloading them by the thousands, a wrenching decision likely to ripple from the Plains to supermarket shelves over the next year.

Ranchers say they are reducing their herds and selling their cattle months ahead of schedule to avoid the mounting losses of a drought that now stretches across a record-breaking 1,016 American counties. Irrigation ponds are shriveling to scummy puddles. Their pastures are brown and barren. And they say the prices of hay and other feed are soaring beyond their reach.

“If we’re running out of grass and we’re not growing enough feed crops to feed them the other six months of the year, what do you do?” asked R. Scott Barrows, director of Kansas State University’s Golden Prairie District extension office. “You liquidate.”

So, in the latest pangs of a withering heat wave that has threatened crops and sparked furious wildfires, ranchers are loading up their cattle and driving to towns like Torrington, an old byway on the Oregon Trail near the Nebraska border. They come, reluctantly, to sell.

On a normal summer Wednesday, the Torrington Livestock Markets would be quiet, and cows and their calves would be out on waving fields of buffalo grass, gaining weight for the autumn. But it is doing four times as much early-season business as usual, driven by parched conditions. Last month, 17,144 head of cattle were auctioned off, compared with 3,336 in June 2011.

“They’re getting frustrated, and they’re at a loss for what to do with their cattle,” said Michael Schmitt, an owner of the livestock market. Many cattle producers are selling off less-profitable animals with the hopes of holding onto part of their herd. But the smaller the rancher, the deeper their troubles, and the more they are cutting.

Continue reading at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/us/heat-forces-ranchers-to-sell-herds-to-cut-losses.html

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