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World Health Organization Redefines ‘Transgender’ Condition

The World Health Organization is no longer labeling “transgenderism” as a mental illness in its latest International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which was approved at the end of May. What used to be termed “gender identity disorder” will now be referred to as “gender incongruence” and will now be found in the sexual health chapter instead of the chapter on mental disorders.

A WHO representative explained, “We had a better understanding that this was not actually a mental health condition, and leaving it there was causing stigma.”

According to ICD-11, “Gender incongruence is characterized by a marked and persistent incongruence between an individual’s experienced gender and the assigned sex.” The term is the same as “gender dysphoria” used by the American Psychiatric Association.

The WHO’s latest reclassification has been met with both praise from the LGBT supporting Human Rights Watch and frustration from a group of trans activists who don’t think the definition is progressive enough.

As of now, countries have until 2022 to conform to the WHO changes.

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Aussie Rugby Star Promotes Bible, Loses Career

Australian rugby star Israel Folau lost a $4 million contract last Friday when an appeals tribunal upheld Rugby Australia’s decision to terminate Folau’s contract after he posted a biblically-based comment on Instagram warning different types of sinners about the reality of hell as well as proclaiming the love of Jesus.

Folau explained, “As Australians, we are born with certain rights, including the right to freedom of religion and the right to freedom of expression. The Christian faith has always been a part of my life and I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God’s word.”

However, Rugby Australia saw the 30-year-old’s words as violating its code of conduct, since it is also a founding member of Pride in Sport, a program that promotes LGBT lifestyles in athletics. The rugby league asked Folau to take down the post or risk losing his contract.

Folau not only refused to take down the post, but also refused the league’s $1 million settlement. He is considering bringing a lawsuit.

Earlier this month, both Land Rover and Asics pulled their partnerships with Folau after the Instagram post. Folau could be the first Australian athlete dismissed for expressing fundamental religious beliefs.

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Canadian Dad Promotes ‘Family Violence’ Over Calling Daughter ‘She’

The Supreme Court of British Columbia in Canada has ordered a father to stop calling his 14-year-old daughter (noted in legal documents as “Maxine”) a “she” or “her” and using her given name, whether in public or in private, and preventing her from continuing to receive “transitioning” hormones. The court has deemed such expressions as “family violence.”

The father also cannot “’directly, or indirectly through an agent or third party, publish or share information or documentation relating to [Maxine]’s sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical health, medical status or therapies,’ besides the Court, legal counsel, medical professionals, or any person authorized by Maxine or the Court.”

If the father disobeys, he will be subject to arrest. The court order remains in effect for one year.

This news should awaken Americans to where the LGBT agenda is headed. If it seems extreme to you as a conservative and as a parent, you are not alone. “In a totalitarian regime, it’s a parents’ worst nightmare,” writes Michael Brown. “I doubt that Orwell himself could have imagine [sic] a scenario like this. Arrested for calling your daughter by her name. Arrested for referring to your daughter as a girl. What kind of madness is this?”

Unfortunately, in the name of freedom of sexual expression, a family is being broken apart. Said the father, “The government has taken over my parental rights. They’re using [my daughter] like she’s a guinea pig in an experiment.” Is the hospital treating her going to be there in five years when she rejects [her male identity]? No, they’re not. They don’t care.”

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Canadian Man Slapped with Steep Fine for ‘Misgendering’ a Male

In 2017, during a British Columbia election, Canadian William “Bill” Whatcott distributed flyers informing voters that a local candidate for Parliament, Morgane Oger, who presented as a woman, was actually a biological male called Ronan Oger.

Today’s pro-LGBT culture would call that “misgendering,” which so far in America is still not a crime. But for reporting the truth to Canadians, Whatcott was arrested, jailed, and fined $55,000 for committing a “hate crime” by the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, $35,000 of which will be paid to Oger as compensation for injury to her dignity, feelings, and self‐respect” and $20,000 to Oger for “improper conduct.” Plus, Whatcott was ordered to cease and desist from doing anything like this again.

“The Supreme Court of Canada has long held that freedom of expression is the lifeblood of democracy,”  protested John Carpay, president of the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedom, which defended Whatcott. In his column for LifeSiteNews, Michael L. Brown completed Carpay’s line of reasoning by adding, “But not when it crosses the lines of transgender activism. Freedom halts there.”

Americans were warned against complacency in a statement made by the Catholic news website Mass Resistance: “Whatcott’s ‘offence’ [sic] is still considered perfectly legal in the United States. But for how long? (We are already seeing private censorship regarding transgenderism on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo!) Passage of the pending federal ‘Equality Act’ (H.R. 5) will insert ‘gender identity protections’ throughout federal law.”

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Study Shows Cross-Sex Hormones Cause Heart Problems

According to a January study from the Netherlands, administering cross-sex hormones (giving estrogen to gender-confused boys and testosterone to gender-confused girls) is not the safe solution the medical community and trans activists have been touting for those with gender dysphoria.

The long-term effects of using this kind of sex-change therapy can lead to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and deep vein thrombosis. Men transitioning to a female appearance through cross-sex hormones suffered more than twice as many heart attacks as women, and nearly twice as many strokes and 4.5 times as many deep vein clots as men not seeking to transition their appearance. While the researchers found no statistical differences with respect to strokes and deep vein clots for women transitioning to a male appearance, they did find those women suffered almost four times as many heart attacks as did women not “transitioning.”

A 2018 George Washington University study also found a connection between this kind of hormone therapy and cardiovascular disease.

In a related development, Brown University has reposted a virtually unchanged 2018 study by Dr. Lisa Littman that showed rapid onset gender dysphoria was merely a psychological condition triggered by peer pressure rather than biology. Brown University was pressured by trans activists to take the research down as part of a post-publication review.

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