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Debunked: JoeySalads’ Transgender Bathroom Hoax

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Featured/Zinnia Jones

Once again, news media around the globe proves that they’ll promote just about anything anti-trans, without verification. Zinnia Jones released an in-depth analysis and debunking of YouTuber Joey “Salads” Saladino’s “transgender bathroom experiment” wherein Saladino dons a bad wig so that he can stage and film what he presents to be the actual fear of (cis) women when they encounter…

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Fact check: study shows transition makes trans people suicidal

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Featured/Pop

A 2011 Swedish study proves that trans people are more suicidal due to transition, are likely rapists and that trans women exhibit male socialization. Or does it? Perhaps you’ve heard that a Swedish study found that trans people who access medical care are more likely to commit suicide. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, former Johns Hopkins…

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The NY Times goes concern trolling

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Opinion/Pop

On August 22, 2015, the NY Times ran an article by Richard A. Friedman titled, “How Changeable Is Gender?” One might be excused for mistaking the piece as an earnest call to the medical community for better interventions for the trans community. Alarmingly, Friedman warns readers that science has found that post-operative transsexuals are at significant risk…

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InfoWars: California Green Party “Slaps” “Cisgendered” Men!

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Politics

Or not. Perhaps you’ve seen this image floating around the Internets today:   As InfoWars reports, “The California Green Party is attracting controversy after posting an image on its official Instagram page which promotes ‘free slaps’ to be metered out to ‘straight white men’.” However, when this image came out, the California Green Party didn’t…

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Media Supports Demonizing of Trans Children, Silent on Trans Reparative Therapy

in Fact Checking/Marti Abernathey/Opinion

The United Kingdom’s conservative weekly magazine, The Spectator, recently published a post written by Brendan O’Neill (Editor of Sp!ked).  The piece’s title gives you a hint to its tone:  Trans activists are effectively experimenting on children. Could there be anything crueler? Can you think of anything more cruel than telling a five-year-old boy who likes…

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As #LeelahAlcorn’s mom talks to CNN, Leelah’s Reddit posts come back to haunt her

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Featured

While her mom talks to CNN to profess her love and support, Leelah’s Reddit posts paint a homelife defined by bullying and fear. Much has been written about Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note* which identifies conversion therapy and unsupportive parents as contributing factors to what happened to Leelah. Under the weight of public condemnation, Leelah’s mother, Carla Alcron told CNN that…

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