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There are about 700,000 transgender people in the US. American Outsiders s1e2: Body Shock
Do you want your mother to lock you up again, is that it? Boys Don’t Cry 1999 starring Hilary Swank & Chloe Sevigny & Peter Sarsgaard & Brendan Sexton III & Alicia Goranson & Jeanetta Arnette & Matt McGrath et al, director Kimberly Peirce, cousin to Brandon
People like you don’t need drugs, you hallucinate twenty-four hours a day. ibid. gang member
I have a sexual identity crisis. ibid. Brandon to rozzer
John Lotter was convicted of first degree murder for the killing of Brandon Teena. He is currently appealing his conviction from death row. Marvin Thomas Nissen (Tom) cooperated with the prosecution and testified against John. He is currently serving consecutive life sentences. ibid. caption
To talk about people being intrinsically evil by changing gender is rather disturbing. Christina Beardsley, Church of England minister, televised interview
There is no theological objection to someone changing gender. ibid.
For Christians to argue it is against God’s will to be transgender – I just think it’s ridiculous. ibid.
I’m a Christian. For years I struggled with wanting to be a female. Today I’m content with being a male, and I believe that’s what God wants best for me. Keith Tiller, 4thought.tv
I think it is perfectly reasonable and acceptable for people to be transgender and be good Muslims at the same time ... I have worked with the Muslim transgender community for some time. Pav Akhtar, 4thought.tv
Jesus never said beware of people like me. He said beware of the hypocrite, beware of the self-righteous ... Jesus always made friends with people the respectable world disparaged, despised. Jo Clifford, transgender playwright
For the last several months I’ve been meeting children who say they were born into the wrong body. San Francisco, a leading light in gay rights, is now blazing a trail for the transgender community, helping boys and girls of ever younger ages to transition. Louis Theroux: Transgender Kids, BBC 2015
There is a growing trend in America towards enabling trans-kids to transition as early as possible. ibid.
But you can only lie about who you are for so long without going crazy. Ellen Wittlinger, Parrotfish
I’ve been sexually assaulted, physically attacked, felt unsafe in my own house, and nearly killed myself because I’m transgender. Now I’m not saying that it’s the same struggle as racism. But what I will say is that if people are intentionally ignorant you can’t fight them with words. Sometimes you have to fight back. Or scream. And you know what? That’s life. Despite the lies you may have been told no-one won their rights by asking for them nicely. People fought for them. So ya I’m sorry if what I said may ‘offend’ a few white people, but I’m going to fucking say it anyways. Adam Snowflake
Obviously, there is much similarity among the challenges of transgender people and all women – from health care to harassment to discrimination in the workplace. Gloria Steinem
There’s a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 per cent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they’re mismatched. That’s all it is. It’s not complicated, it’s not a neurosis. It’s a mix-up. It’s a birth defect, like a cleft palate. Chaz Bono
I knew a transsexual guy whose only ambition is to eat, drink, and be Mary. George Carlin
Even amongst my own gay community back home transgenders are often the least accepted and understood. Stephen Fry, Out There II, BBC 2013
One in ten thousand of us is transgender. Michael Mosley, Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You II, BBC 2015
Across the UK, Britain’s new beauty queens are competing in a pageant with a difference. Miss Transgender UK is the nation’s first pageant for transwomen. 40 contestants will battle it out for the crown. Miss Transgender: Britain’s New Beauty Queens, BBC 2016
They’re battling to be accepted as the women they were born to be. ibid.
Around the world the transgender community is on the march. Parents are facing an explosion in the number of children saying they were born in the wrong body. We are now told to believe children and support them in changing gender. One top expert has now been fired for challenging the idea that children know best. This World: Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? BBC 2017
Many of [Kenneth] Zucker’s patients were shocked … sent shockwaves through the scientific community. ibid.
In the US there are now 40 gender clinics for children and adolescents. ibid.
Transgender summer camp: one of twenty that have sprung up across North America. ibid.
There is also evidence of a link between gender dysphoria and autism. ibid.
Studies from Europe and North America suggest around 80% of children with gender dysphoria eventually accept their biological self. ibid.
Studies have shown that between 60-80% of boys who desist turn out to be gay or bisexual adults. ibid.
‘I don’t want to be a girl; I am a girl.’ My Transgender Kid, Channel 4 2015
7-year-olds Paddy and George have something in common: they’re both transgender. Today, kids as young as 3 are saying they are born the wrong gender. But what do you do when your perfect baby girl wants to be a little boy? ibid.
Rio has been voted sexiest place on an LGBT travel site. It’s estimated there are over a million trans-women in Brazil; the vast majority are sex workers. Stacey Dooley, Sex in Strange Places: Brazil, BBC 2016
How do you know your gender? Do you see yourself as male, female, or somewhere in between? Millions of people around the world do not associate with the gender they were assigned at birth. And they want to do something about it. Horizon: Being Transgender, BBC 2017
As much as 40% of transgender people have attempted suicide. ibid.
For decades scientists have been trying to uncover whether gender has a biological basis. ibid.
The gender revolution. One of the hottest debates in a generation. Are we putting questions in kids’ minds that weren’t there before? Or finally giving proper recognition to those who have suffered? Tonight: Trans Kids: The Right Response? ITV 2018
Society grapples with how best to accommodate a growing transgender generation. ibid.
On March 23rd the Trump administration announced new discriminatory measures against transgender people by banning them from military service, which had just been granted under Obama … It’s just the latest attack on the trans community since the right wing took power. Abby Martin, The Empire Files: The Hidden War on Trans Rights, 2018
In 2016 alone, more than fifty bills were introduced in Congress targeting the lives of trans people. ibid.
In thirty states, well over half the country, one can be legally fired just on the basis of having a non-conforming gender identity. ibid.
One in five trans people report having been homeless. ibid.