The Coming Nightmare of a “Transsexual Rights
and Hate Crimes" Law in Massachusetts:
Why Bill H1722 Must Be Defeated
by Amy Contrada, MassResistance
Table of Contents
Text of H1722
Sources & Further Reading
I. Text of House Bill #1722
House Bill #1722, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007-8 session.
“Text of H1722 – ‘Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes’ bill with description and links to current statutes,” MassResistance, Feb. 2008. http://massresistance.org/docs/govt08/tran_law_study/1722_text.html
II. Major Massachusetts Advocates of Bill H1722
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC). http://www.masstpc.org/tp/
“MTPC has partnered with GLAD—Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, MLGBA– Mass Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, MassEquality and IFGE [International Foundation for Gender Education] to work on state-wide protections for transgender people and support LGB causes. Over the next year we plan on reaching out, cross training, and building relationships with allied GLBT organizations and civil rights groups across the state.” http://www.masstpc.org/pubs/mtpcnewslter2006.pdf
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), http://www.glad.org/ and their transgender advocacy projects. http://www.glad.org/rights/transgender.shtml
Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association (MLGBA). http://www.mlgba.org/
International Foundation for Gender Education [& Transgender Tapestry magazine; in Waltham, MA]. “IFGE advocates for freedom of gender expression. We promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course – You!” http://ifge.org/
“Advocates, opponents of trans rights bill to have their say on Beacon Hill,” Bay Windows, 2-28-08. http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=news&sc3=&id=70904;
part 2, http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?
part 3, http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?ch=news&
“Jane Doe and Mass. NOW tackle the bathroom argument,” Bay Windows, 2-28-08. http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=news&sc3=&id=70907
“About the legislation,” MTPC. http://www.masstpc.org/legislation/legabout.shtml
“Talking Points: House Bill #1722, An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes.” Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC). http://www.masstpc.org/legislation/legtalkingpoints.shtml
“Activists gear up to add 'gender identity' to non-discrimination laws,” State House News, reprinted in MassResistance report, 1-11-08. http://massresistance.org/docs/gen/08a/shns_tranbill_0111.html
Mass. Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, “Transgender Nondiscrimination and Hate Crimes Legislation Introduced.” http://www.mlgba.org/pages/TransgenderLegislation.php
MTPC feedback project re: sex change designation on Mass. driver’s license, http://www.masstpc.org/projects/rmv-form.shtml
MTPC TransHealthCare Survey, http://www.masstpc.org/projects/healthcaresurvey.shtml
Mass. Lesbian & Gay Bar Association, “Combating Transphobia: At Annual MTPC Events, Attendees Mourn Victims of Violence, Strategize for Future,” Legal Briefs, Jan. 2006 newsletter. [No longer online.]
GLAD: Transgender lawsuits filed. http://www.glad.org/GLAD_Cases/CivilRightsProject.html#transgender
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), Annual Report 2006. http://www.mass.gov/mcad/2006AnnualReport.pdf
“Mass. Trans Coalition elects new leaders,” Bay Windows, 8-17-06. [Re: Holly Ryan & Diego Sanchez. No longer online.]
“Can you believe this man is making your laws?” Article 8 Alliance/MassResistance report, 2005. [Bill H1722’s lead sponsor Carl Sciortino’s radical homosexual activism.]
“GLAD turns 30,” Bay Windows, 1-18-08. [GLAD founded to protect freedom to perform sex acts in public restrooms.] http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ci=
III. Transgender Advocacy
Background: Definining Transgenderism and Transgender Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) on “Hate Crimes.” http://www.nctequality.org/Resources/HateCrimes.pdf
NCTE, Hate Crime Laws [U.S. map]. http://www.nctequality.org/Hate_Crimes.asp
“Jurisdictions with Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Laws,” National Gay and Lesbian Task Force [as of July 2007].
“International Bill of Gender Rights,” as adopted June 17, 1995 in Houston, Texas. http://inquirer.gn.apc.org/GDRights.html
GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders), “Fact Sheet on Gender Identity Disorder (GID),” http://www.glad.org/GLAD_Cases/ODonnabhain/GID_Fact_Sheet.pdf
Transsexual Road Map web site, http://www.tsroadmap.com/start/index.html
Glossary of Transgendered Terms, Transsexual Road Map. http://www.tsroadmap.com/start/tgterms.html
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), “Media Reference Guide: Transgender Glossary of Terms.” http://www.glaad.org/media/guide/transfocus.php
“St. Petersburg Times Columnist Defames Transgender Community,” GLAAD, 1-15-02. http://www.glaad.org/action/calls_detail.php?id=2440&
Video: “Transgender 101,” 3-1-07. Jim Braude interviews Diego Sanchez (AIDS Action Committee) and Joanne Herman (GLAD board member), two prominent transsexual activists in Mass., on New England Cable News. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjwqi3ntbyY
Video: Mara Keisling, Exec. Director of National Center for Transgender Equality. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid452329876/bctid881376828
NCTE & Human Rights Campaign, “Coming Out as Transgender.”
Transgender Law and Policy Institute. http://www.transgenderlaw.org/index.htm
ACLU, “Transgender People & the Law.” http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/transgender/kyr_transgender.html
Gay and Lesbian Task Force, “Transgender Equality: A Handbook for Activists and Policymakers.” http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/TransgenderEquality.pdf
“Peeing in Peace: A Resource Guide for Transgender Activists and Allies.” Transgender Law Center. http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org/pdf/PIP%20Resource%20Guide.pdf
“Together we stand, divided we fall,” 12-7-06 [re: Mara Keisling, National Center for Transgender Equality]. http://www.sfbaytimes.com/index.php?sec=article&article_id=5695
GLAD, “Sex on the Margins – The More Things Change…” 1-29-08. http://blog.glad.org/2008/01/sex-on-margins-more-things-change.html
Tiffany Club of New England [male-to-female], First Event 2008. http://www.tcne.org/FE2007.html
Gill Action Fund, http://www.gillaction.org/; and Gill Foundation funded groups in Massachusetts (“Democracy Project participants”): http://www.gillfoundation.org/democracyproject/
Transcending Boundaries 2006 Conference, Worcester MA. http://transcendingboundaries.org/ and workshops: http://transcendingboundaries.org/workshops/descriptions.php
Transcending Boundaries 2005 Conference. http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/about/past_tbc2005.php
Transcending Boundaries 2002 Conference. http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/about/past_tbc2002.php and Raven Kaldera’s Keynote Speech, 2002. http://cauldronfarm.com/writing/keynote2002.html
Transcending Boundaries MySpace, http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=
“The national conference on LGBT equality: Creating Change,” Detroit conference, Feb. 2008. http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/creating_change/CC08PrgrmNoAds.pdf
“Trans Politics, Social Change, and Justice,” May 6-7, 2005, CUNY conference.
Transgender Rights, by Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, & Shannon Minter (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).
Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience, by Matt Kailey (Beacon Press, 2005).
“TransNation” columns. By Jacob Anderson-Minshall (“transman married to a lesbian”),
Interview with Raven Kaldera (female-to-male trans activist, pagan, porn author), 2003: http://www.sensuoussadie.com/interviews/ravenkalderainterview.htm
Raven Kaldera’s Cauldron farm pagan worship center:
http://www.cauldronfarm.com/ ; http://www.cauldronfarm.com/earthbound/index.html
Raven Kaldera, published books: http://www.cauldronfarm.com/books.html
“Bi-Genderism” discussed by keynote speaker of Tiffany Club of New England’s “First Event” conference (Peabody Marriott Hotel, Mass.), 1-08. http://tcne.org/fe2008_keynote_page.html
“ 'Disposable People': A wave of violence engulfs the transgendered, whose murder rate may outpace that of all other hate killings,” Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report, Winter 2003. http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=149
“Interview: Jennifer Levi: Attorney for Gender Justice” (TT098.28), Transgender Tapestry, 7-27-02. http://www.ifge.org/Article40.phtml [Levi is transgender law expert at GLAD.]
Transgender Advocacy: Workplace & Benefits
Human Rights Campaign
-- Corporate Equality Index, 2008. http://www.hrc.org/documents/HRC_Corporate_Equality_Index_2008.pdf
-- “Rating criteria.” http://www.hrc.org/issues/workplace/cei-criteria.asp
-- guidelines on benefits for “transitioning” employees http://www.hrc.org/issues/workplace/equal_opportunity/4849.htm
-- “Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines.” http://www.hrc.org/documents/HRC-Workplace-Gender-Transition-Guidelines.pdf
-- “Workplace Discrimination: Gender Identity or Expression.” http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Transgender_Issues&
US & New York corporations with "gender identity" diversity policies:
Transgender Workplace Diversity blog, http://transworkplace.blogspot.com
“GLAD Files Employment Discrimination Suit on Behalf of Transgender Woman In New Hampshire,” 5-26-05. http://www.glad.org/News_Room/press97-5-26-05.html
“Preparing for Change: Non-Conforming Gender Identity Issues in the Workplace,” Christopher P. Reynolds, American Bar Association, 2006 Midwinter Meeting, LaJolla, CA. http://www.bna.com/bnabooks/ababna/eeo/2006/reynolds.pdf
Transgender Advocacy: Medical Demands
“AMA Adopts Transgender Nondiscrimination Policies,” EdgeBoston, 7-3-07
“Standards of Care (Sixth Version),” World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc. See http://www.wpath.org/soc.htm and http://www.wpath.org/IJT.htm [GLAD & MTPC are referring Massachusetts legislators to these standards.]
National Coalition for LGBT Health: List of member organizations, http://www.lgbthealth.net/about2.shtml ; and “An overview of U.S. trans health priorities,” online pamphlet, August 2004. http://nctequality.org/healthpriorities.pdf
“A Tax Court considers: Did she need to be female?” David Yas, Lawyers’ Weekly, 2007. Available at http://www.glad.org/GLAD_Cases/ODonnabhain/MALawyerWeekly.pdf
Video: “Should the state pay for an inmate’s sex change operation,” State Sen. Scott Brown and Denise Leclair (President, Int’l Foundation for Gender Education) debate on “Wired,” New England Cable News, 7-16-07. http://www.boston.com/partners/worldnow/necn.html?catID=83469&
“The Washington Transgender Needs Assessment Survey,” funded by the Administration for HIV and AIDS of the District of Columbia Government [conducted Sept. 1998-May 2000]. http://www.glaa.org/archive/2000/tgneedsassessment1112.shtml
Transsexual Surgeons and transitioning information:
-- NY doctor's web site http://drjamesreardon.com/dysphoria/
-- breast removal http://drjamesreardon.com/dysphoria/dysphoria_intro_ftom.html
-- Male-to-female http://drjamesreardon.com/dysphoria/dysphoria_info_mtof.html
-- http://www.srsmiami.com/SRS_Procedures.htm and http://www.srsmiami.com/photography-m2f.html.
-- Transgender Care, http://www.transgendercare.com/
“Transgender people have the right to effective, compassionate health care.” National conference, NCTE blog, March 2007. http://www.nctequality.org/resources/nctemarch.pdf and http://nctequality.blogspot.com/
“MTF Sex Reassignment Surgery: History and Development.” (Lynn Conway's pages on the historical development and surgical details of male-to-female genital surgery.)
ManGo Products web site (female-to-male penis prostheses and breast binders. http://www.mangoproducts.net/
“Drag Diva: How-to tips for feminization of appearance, and message boards.” www.dragdiva.com
TG Crossroads “transition” product catalog. http://www.tgcrossroads.org/resources/list.asp?
Transgender Advocacy: “Families” and “Parenting”
Children’s Hospital Boston, “New clinic addresses intersex and gender issues,” April 2007. [Note last paragraph: “Unique in the Western hemisphere, the clinic will also care for children and young adults who present as transgendered—those who have no known anatomic or biochemical disorder, yet feel like a member of the opposite sex. Such feelings can emerge early, even in the preschool years, and can cause considerable psychological distress.” ] http://www.childrenshospital.org/views/april07/
Home for Little Wanderers: Waltham House. [For “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) youth ages 14-18. The program also serves youth who may be questioning (Q) their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.” Receives Mass. state funding.] http://www.thehome.org/site/PageServer?pagename=programs_waltham_house
PFLAG, “Our Trans Children.”
COLAGE, “Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere” [also includes “children of bisexual and transgender parents”]. http://colage.org/
“My Mums Used to Be Men,” documentary DVD (available through Logo network).
TransYouth Family Advocates http://www.imatyfa.org/ and videos http://imatyfa.org/category/video/
Transparentcy, http://www.transparentcy.org/ and “Clear and TransParent Rights,”12-8-05 [on its founder]. http://www.sfbaytimes.com/index.php?sec=article&article_id=4379
Family Equality Council (formerly Family Pride Coalition). http://www.familyequality.org/
Transgender Advocacy: Schools & Colleges
“Rights of LBGT Public School Students in Massachusetts,” GLAD. http://www.glad.org/rights/Rights_LGBT_Students_MA.pdf
“Transgender Students! If you go to public school in Massachusetts, you have the right…” [no date].
Human Rights Watch, “Hatred in the Hallways” (2001 report on public schools in U.S.).
“Talking Points for High School and College: Including gender identity and gender expression in college and university anti-discrimination protections and policies,” MTPC. http://www.masstpc.org/pubs/collegetalkingpoints.pdf
MTPC,“Tips for organizing on high school/college campuses on transgender issues.” http://www.masstpc.org/materials/organizing-students.shtml
“Beyond the Binary: A tool kit for gender identity activism in schools,” Gay-Straight Alliance, Transgender Law Center, and National Center for Lesbian Rights, 2004. [Includes directions on filing complaints, organizing a campaign, sample letter to school board, model anti-harassment policy, etc.] www.transgenderlawcenter.org/pdf/beyond_the_binary.pdf
Massachusetts Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. [Note the web site has added “Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT)” to the Commission’s title, though this change would not be legal unless H1722 is passed. Its four publicly identified transgender/transsexual commissioners in 2007 were: Grace Sterling Stowell, Executive Director BAGLY; Paige Kruza; Spencer Hardy; Gunner Scott (Director MTPC). Since then, at least one other transsexual has joined.] http://www.mass.gov/cgly/
Mass. Department of Education, “Nutrition, Health and Safety: The Safe Schools Program for Gay & Lesbian Students.” http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/safe/ssch.html
Mass. Department of Education, “Recommendations on the Support and Safety of Gay and Lesbian Students.” http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/GSA/safegl.html
Mass. Department of Education, “Gay/Straight Alliances: A Student Guide.” http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/GSA/
Mass. Department of Education, Outright. Your Right to Be. [Online pamphlet for students, leads students to Gay Straight Alliances, GLAD, Fenway Community Health, Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth.] http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/GSA/outright.pdf
Mass. Department of Education, “Workshop and Follow-up TA on Gender Equity, Gender Identity/Expression, and Sexual Orientation in Postsecondary CVTE [Career/Vocational Technical Education],” 2-20-08. [Falls under DOE’s “Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students.”] http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.asp?id=3911
GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html.
GLSEN “State of the States 2004: Policy Analysis of LGBT Safer Schools Issues” http://glsen.org/binary-data/GLSEN_ATTACHMENTS/file/350-1.pdf [Gave Massachusetts a “C” mainly because transgender students not specifically protected in state law.]
PFLAG (Greater Boston), “Safe Schools” program. http://gbpflag.org/safeschools
“Personal Assessment of Anti-LGBT Bias” and “How Anti-LGBT Bias Hurts Us All” etc. GLSEN Safe Space handouts for high schools. http://www.glsen.org/binary-data/GLSEN_ATTACHMENTS/file/294-2.PDF
" ‘Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Awareness Day’ at Newton North High School” -- “ToBGLADay,” MassResistance report, 12-15-04. http://www.article8.org/docs/general/nnhs_gay_day.htm and pamphlets given to students:
--“Love and Let Love” http://www.article8.org/docs/downloads/gayday/LiveLetLove.pdf
-- “Transgenderism” http://www.article8.org/docs/downloads/gayday/Transgenderism.pdf
-- “Bisexual Internalized Oppression” http://www.article8.org/docs/downloads/gayday/BisexualOpression.pdf
“Your tax money at work: Planned Parenthood gives radical "transgender / transsexual" workshop to kids,” MassResistance report, 4-30-05. http://massresistance.org/docs/events05/glsen_043005/tranny/pp_session.htm
Video: “Tranny Insanity at CNN — No Other Side on 8-Year-old Boy Gender Confusion Story,” Americans for Truth, 2-13-08 [includes video from CNN].
Transgender Care Youth page: http://www.transgendercare.com/support/etc/tdp/default.asp?cat=143 [This web site was until recently listed by BAGLY -- run by male-to-female Mass. Activist “Grace Sterling Stowell” -- as a resource for GLBT youth in Massachusetts.]
National Student Genderblind Campaign. http://www.genderblind.org/
“Trannys Talk Back.” Harvard University Trans, Genderqueer, and Questioning Community members, Fall 2005. [No longer online; excerpts at:] http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/transgender-tutorial-1-for-chris.html
Harvard Trans Task Force web site. http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/queer/ttf/activism.html
Harvard Law School Lambda, http://www.hlslambda.com/
Harvard Business School, application for admission (“male/female/transgender”) http://inq.applyyourself.com/?id=hbs&pid=6
quench. (Harvard University transgender/transsexual web zine.) http://quenchzine.blogspot.com and http://picasaweb.google.com/quench.zine/. Examples of pages from quench: http://static.flickr.com/35/68560767_29dedaac8f_b.jpg and http://picasaweb.google.com/quench.zine/Issue
IV. Critical Analysis of “Hate Crimes” and Transgender Issues
Critical Analysis: Hate Crimes
FBI hate crime reports online, links for years 1995-2005
2005 "hate crime" statistics for Mass in FBI report (latest available)
“ 'Hate Crime' Laws Threaten Religious Freedom; Bringing ‘Thought Crime’ to America.” Robert Knight and Lindsey Douthit, Concerned Women for America. 12-21-05.
“Hate Crime Laws that Include Sexual Orientation Are Compassionate and Kind, Right? No! Don’t be duped…” MissionAmerica.com.
“Pro-Homosexual/Drag Queen ‘Hate Crimes’ Bill Introduced,” Traditional Values Coalition, 3-22-07. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3052 [re: FBI “hate crimes” statistics for 2005.]
“What’s Wrong with Thought Crimes ('Hate Crimes') Laws?” Peter Sprigg, Family Research Council, 2007.
Critical Analysis: Transgender Issues
“How America Went Gay,” Charles W. Socarides, M.D. http://www.leaderu.com/jhs/socarides.html
(Describes homosexual activists’ strategy, which is now being employed by transgender activists.)
“What Is a ‘Sexual Orientation’?” American Family Association. http://www.afa.net/sexualorientations.asp
DSM IV -- Gender Identity Disorder [Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Ed. IV]. http://www.mental-health-today.com/gender/dsm.htm
“Gender Identity Disorder,” George A. Rekers, Ph.D.
“Gender Identity Disorder,” Psychology Today, 2005. http://psychologytoday.com/conditions/genderid.html
“Surgical Sex,” by Paul McHugh, University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, First Things, November 2004. http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=398
“Sexologist's Death Spotlights Lies Behind 'Gender Identity' Theories,” AFA/Agape Press, 7-21-06. http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/7/afa/212006f.asp
NARTH Articles on Transgenderism (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality):
- http://www.narth.com/docs/transgendered.html (index).
- “Transgenders Demand Inclusion In Federal Legislation,” NARTH. http://www.narth.com/docs/transgenders.html
- “Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist Urges End To Sexual Reassignment Surgery,” NARTH, 12-2-04. http://www.narth.com/docs/johnhopkins.html
- “Childhood Gender-Identity Disorder Diagnosis Under Attack,” NARTH, 2005. http://www.narth.com/docs/childhood.html
- “ ‘Pediatric Academic Societies’ 2006 Annual Meeting Encourages Normalization Of Gender-Variant Children,” Daniel E. Byrne, Ph.D., NARTH, 7-3-06. http://www.narth.com/docs/pas.html [Note: local pediatrician and GLBT advocate, Ellen Perrin, M.D. of Tufts-New England Medical Center, is a leading voice in this movement.]
- “Destabilizing the Categories of Sex and Gender: The Case of the Transgendered Student,” NARTH, 2005. [Brockton, MA case] http://www.narth.com/docs/transgendered.html
- “GID Child Accommodated by Public School,” Mike Hatfield, NARTH, Feb. 2008. http://www.narth.com/docs/accommodated.html
- “Gender Differences Are Real,” Frank York, NARTH. http://www.narth.com/docs/york.html
“Boy, Interrupted: A tale of sex, lies, and Dr. Money.” Claudia Winkler, Weekly Standard, 6-19-2000. http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/
“Gay group sponsors breast-removal workshop; ‘Trans’ conference seeks to help females who want to be men,” WorldNetDaily (2-16-02). http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26487
“Turning Girls Into Boys,” Peter LaBarbera, WorldNetDaily, 2-22-02. http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26569
“ ‘Sexual Orientation’ And ‘Gender Identity” Protection Is A Slippery Slope,” Traditional Values Coalition, 4-27-07. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3062
“Will Cross-Dressing Activists Come To Your School?” Andrea Lafferty, Traditional Values Coalition. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/worddoc/092606BackToSchoolOaklandReport.doc
“A Gender Identity Disorder Goes Mainstream; Cross-Dressers, Transvestities, and Transgenders Become Militants in the Homosexual Revolution.” Traditional Values Coalition Special Report. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/pdf_files/TVCSpecialRptTransgenders1234.PDF
“Summary Of Transgender Law Center Report: ‘Peeing In Peace: A Resource Guide For Transgender Activists And Allies’,” Traditional Values Coalition, July 2007. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/pdf_files/TVCSpecialReportPeeingInPeace0707FINAL.php
“Culture & Family Institute Panel Exposes GLSEN’s Cross-Dressing Agenda,” CFI/Concerned Women for America, 5-9-02 http://www.cwfa.org/articles/498/CFI/cfreport/index.htm
Reality Resources web site: http://www.realityresources.com/ [Ex-transgender support.]
Transgenders/transsexuals have higher incidence of HIV/AIDS. See:
MassOutrage web site, “Dirty Tricks” [re: Mass. Department of Social Services abuse]. http://www.massoutrage.com/dssdirtytricks.htm#Nine
Critical Analysis: MCAD & Employment Issues
“Significant Changes at the MCAD Impact Claim Defense,” Employment Law Advisor, Morse Barnes Brown Pendleton PC, Nov. 2006. http://www.mbbp.com/resources/employment/newsletters/ela/ela%201106%20-%20mcad%20changes.pdf
“Employers Beware--MCAD Revamps Procedural Regulations,” Nixon Peabody LLP, 1999. http://library.findlaw.com/1999/Dec/1/128837.html
V. Recent News Stories (by date)
“Critics slam ‘gay agenda’ in public schools; Jesse's Dream Skirt is causing a stir in California. For one, he's a little boy wearing a skirt,” Fox News, 5-7-02. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,52098,00.html
“Out at work: A Trans Perspective,” Bay Windows, 7-3-03. [No longer online.]
“They had reservations,” by Brian McGrory, Boston Globe, 1-20-04.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/01/20/they_had_reservations/ [Family forced to share hotel elevator with dominatrix and barely clothed client in prominent Boston hotel.]
“Q&A MCAD's Dorca Gomez, on jury trial reversal,” Boston Globe, 5-16-04. [Spells out powers of Mass. Commission Against Discrimination.] http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2004/
“Troubled teens finding this house can be a home,” Boston Globe, 8-12-04 [Waltham House]. http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/08/12/
“Methuen school faces parents' queries on student's gender issue; back girl who seeks treatment as boy,” Boston Globe, 3-5-05. http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/03/05/
“Some gay activists question O'Toole's pick for liaison job,” Boston Globe, 3-12-05. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/03/12/
“GLAD’s first transgender Board Member” [Joanne Herman], InNews Weekly, 9-8-05.
“Where do we go from here? MassEquality board preps for Dec. 14 meeting,” Bay Windows, 12-8-05. http://www.massequality.org/news/news_story.php?id=194
“Bad news budgeting,” Bay Windows, 2-2-06. [BAGLY receives DPH funding. No longer online.]
“Policy to cover transgender students,” Harvard Crimson, 4-12-06. http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=512669
“Romney leery of parade hosted by crossdresser," Boston Globe, 5-12-06. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/
“Macy's removes display marking local gay pride week,” Boston Globe, 6-7-06. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/06/07/
macys_removes_display_marking_local_gay_pride_week/ [MassResistance revealed transgender mannequins display promoting Boston Pride 2006.]
“Health club harasses transwoman.” Bay Windows, 8-16-06. Reprinted at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transgendernews/message/16277
“New England Leads on Transgender Rights,” InNews Weekly, 8-16-06. http://www.innewsweekly.com/innews/?class_code=Ne&article_code=
“The Trouble When Jane Becomes Jack,” New York Times, 8-20-06. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/fashion/20gender.html?ex=
“School Refuses Student Transfers from Transsexual Teacher’s Classroom,”LifeSite News, 9-8-06. http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/sep/06090805.html
“Color us empowered.” Boston Globe Sidekick, 10-3-06. Center for New Words, “Gender-Defying Coloring Book-Making Workshop.” [not online]
“Romney administration delays anti-bullying guide; Activists say it's because the guide deals with targeting of LGBT students,” Bay Windows, 10-10-06. [No longer online.] Quoted in http://massresistance.blogspot.com/search?q=Romney+administration+delays+anti-bullying+guide
“Be careful, ladies – it's his bathroom, too; New York OKs crossdressers
to use facilities of their choice,” WorldNetDaily, 10-28-06. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/printer-friendly.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52667
“Pressing the flesh: Patrick, Gabrieli go at it on gay issues,” Bay Windows, 9-14-06. [No longer online.] Quoted in: http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/gov-candidates-gabrieli-and-patrick.html
“Nightmare at Franklin,” Tom Mountain, The Newton Tab, 11-06. [Newton, Mass. public school 3rd-grade transsexuality lecture.] Reprinted at http://www.massresistance.org/docs/articles/franklin_trans_1106.html#mountain
“SpeakOut turns 35!” Bay Windows, 11-9-06. [Group to focus on same-sex marriage and transgender issues.] Reprinted in http://www.speakoutboston.org/news_events/BWN_110906_4.pdf
“Speaking for our dead.” by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, 11-16-06 [Raven Kaldera, Mass. pagan trans porn activist]. http://www.sfbaytimes.com/index.php?sec=article&article_id=5658
“A Room for Jack and Jill,” Inside Higher Ed, 12-28-06 [co-ed dorm rooms at Clark University, Worcester, MA]. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/12/28/gender
“Raytheon making push for diversity; Its initiatives are unique to industry,” Boston Globe, 1-16-07. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/
“Inmate's Sex-Change Demand Draws Scrutiny; Murderer's Bid To Have The State Pay For His Sex Change Is Bogged Down In Federal Court,” AP, 1-26-07.
“12-year-old 'transsexual' given hormone treatment; Parents support boy's choice to be world's youngest sex-change patient,” WorldNetDaily, 1-27-07. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53975
“Planning ramps up for passage of trans bill,” Bay Windows, 1-31-07. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TNUKdigest/message/25514
“Transgender rights spotlighted at book release,” InNews Weekly, 2-1-07, http://innewsweekly.com/innews/print.php?article_code=3371
“University of Southern Maine Features Co-Ed Rooms.” Traditional Values Coalition, 2-15-07. http://traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3014
“ ‘Natural family’ called derogatory to ‘gays’: Arguments to be heard in Oakland's censorship of Christian workers,” WorldNetDaily, 2-15-07.
“Court says NYC must pay for sex change,” UPI, 2-25-07.
“Transgender professor fights dismissal at Christian school,” AP, 3-2-07.
“Spring Arbor professor’s journey to womanhood” PrideSource, 3-8-07. http://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=23836
“9th Circuit endorses censoring Christians; Ruling says 'family values' is hate speech that scares city workers,” WorldNetDaily, 3-8-07. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=54587
"The First Man-made man," New York Times, 3-18-07.
“Girls will be boys,” New York Times, 3-18-07. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/18/books/review/Roach.t.html?_r=
“When She Graduates as He: There's a battle brewing at the Seven Sisters over the growing population of transgender students. The question at its core: What kind of women's college awards diplomas to men?” Boston Globe Magazine, (Easter Sunday) 4-8-07. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine
/articles/2007/04/08/when_she_graduates_as_he . For complete article with all photos that appeared in print original, see: http://massresistance.org/docs/events07/globe_tran_040807/index.html
“Atlanta cops stumble on homosexual public sex in airport restrooms,” Americans for Truth, 4-07. http://americansfortruth.com/news/atlanta-cops-stumble-on-homosexual-public-sex-in-airport-restrooms-gay-hunter-college-prof-kenneth-sherill-responds-by-chiding-police.html (Is public bathroom sex just a form of "gender expression" or a "sexual orientation"? Homosexual activists begin to make that argument.)
“(Rethinking) Gender,” Newsweek (cover story), 5-21-07.
“The Mystery of GENDER”, Newsweek Cover, 5-21-07 http://prn.newscom.com/cgi-bin/pub/s?f=PRN/prnpub&p1=20070513/CLSU002&xtag=PRN-prnphotos-061990&redir=detail&view=thumbnail_grid
“Media Bias on Transgenders Raising Concerns,” Christian Post Reporter, 5-23-07 http://www.christianpost.com/article/20070523/27576
ABC News 20/20, “My Secret Self: Transgender Children,” Barbara Walters reporting, 4-27-07.
-- “Transgender Children Face Unique Challenges: Families Talk to Barbara Walters About Rejection, Harassment and Isolation.” http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=3091754&page=1
Three children and their families profiled in ABC 20/20 special:
-- “ 'I'm a Girl' -- Understanding Transgender Children: Parents of Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl Support Her Choice.” http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=3091754&page=1
-- “Born With the Wrong Body: Transgender 10-Year-Old Girl and Her Family Talk to Barbara Walters.” http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=3072518&page=1
-- “ 'I Want to Be Seen as Male': Transgender Teenager and His Parents Share Their Story With Barbara Walters.” http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=3077906&page=1
“IRS challenged in court about medical deduction for gender reassignment surgery,” InNews Weekly, 7-26-07. http://www.innewsweekly.com/innews/?class_code=Ne&article_code=4238
“O’Donnabhain Trial Wrap Up,” GLAD blog, 7-27-07. http://blog.glad.org/2007/07/odonnabhain-trial-wrap-up.html
“A Family Doctor's Journey From Man to Woman - And what it means for his family of patients,” Boston Globe Magazine, 8-12-07. Part I. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/
“Freeing Up Deborah,” Boston Globe Magazine, 8-19-07. Part II.
“When Dr. Roy Berkowitz-Shelton decided to live as a woman, he gambled that his marriage and medical practice would survive the change. In the conclusion of our two-part series, Dr. Deborah Bershel emerges and confronts her new reality.”
“MassEquality: Moving beyond marriage?” Bay Windows, 10-18-07.
“Coed locker rooms given green light; Statute allows people to 'choose a gender',” WorldNetDaily, 11-14-07. http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58695
“Lawyers attack credibility of IRS witness in sex-change case.” http://www.glad.org/GLAD_Cases/ODonnabhain/AP_article_8_24.pdf
“Organizers plan 'no pants' event Saturday for the MBTA,” Boston Globe, 1-10-08.
“Student alleges bias over locker; College confronts transgender issue,” Boston Globe, 1-13-08. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/
“Transgender movement at a crossroads,” Bay Windows, 1-16-08.
“Trial by Fire,” Bay Windows, 1-16-08. [Gunner Scott & MTPC]
“Legislative judiciary committee expected to discuss HB 1722 in next two months; MassEquality prioritizing getting bill passed in 2008,” InNews Weekly, 1-16-08. http://innewsweekly.com/innews/?class_code=Ne&article_code=4883
“Blueprint for change,” Bay Windows, 1-16-08. http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc3=&id=54950
“Trans bill briefing draws a crowd,” Bay Windows, 1-17-08.
“Transgender woman sues Catholic hospital for refusing breast augmentation surgery,” Fox News, 1-18-08. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323791,00.html
“Trail blazer,” Bay Windows, 1-24-08 [re: Diego Sanchez]. http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=features&sc3=&id=55268
“Looking toward the future,” Bay Windows, 1-24-08.
“Transgendered delegate makes DNC history,” Boston Herald, 1-27-08. (Diego Sanchez, female-to-male, named to DNC; Mass. transgender activist and executive at AIDS Action Comm. of Mass.) http://bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1069225
“8-year-old boy returning to class as girl; Teachers making accommodations, preparing to counsel other students,” WorldNetDaily, 2-8-08. http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=55892
“Sex-Change Inmate Says Treatment Stopped,” AP, 2-27-08.
“Contrada warns of trans apocalypse,” Bay Windows, 2-28-08. http://www.baywindows.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=glbt&sc2=news&sc3=&id=70906
VI. MassResistance reports and commentary
“Gender, Restroom, & Pronoun Confusion” (Methuen, Mass. 4th-grade “transgender” student), MassResistance blog, 3-5-05. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2005/03/gender-restroom-pronoun-confusion.html
“Lexington, Mass., father of 6-year-old arrested, spends night in jail over objections to homosexual curriculum in son's kindergarten class,” MassResistance report, April 2005.
[For ongoing coverage through 2008, see http://www.massresistance.org/docs/parker/. Note that David Parker foresaw the planned indoctrination in transgenderism.]
“Graphic talk on transsexuality / transgenderism given to children by homosexual activists.” Article 8 Alliance/MassResistance. 4-30-05. http://www.article8.org/docs/news_events/glsen_043005/tranny/tranny_panel.htm
“Your tax money at work: Planned Parenthood gives radical "transgender / transsexual" workshop to kids.” Article 8 Alliance/Mass Resistance, 4-30-05. http://www.article8.org/docs/news_events/glsen_043005/tranny/pp_session.htm
“More state (and city) taxpayer money at work: Mayor of Boston gives Boston City Hall to homosexual activists for "gay prom" for kids (ages 13-22).” MassResistance report, 5-21-05. http://www.article8.org/docs/news_events/gay_prom_052105/
“Your tax dollars at work: Gov. Romney's ‘Commission for Gay and Lesbian Youth’ brings kids into Boston for bizarre parade,” MassResistance report, 5-21-05.
“More state (and city) taxpayer money at work: Mayor of Boston gives Boston City Hall to homosexual activists for ‘gay prom’ for kids (ages 13-22),” MassResistance report, 5-21-05. http://www.article8.org/docs/news_events/gay_prom_052105/
“Newton North High School proudly presents ToBGLAD – Transgender, Bisexual, Gay Lesbian Awareness Day.” Pamphlet. 12-7-05.
“ToBGLADay: Gay/Straight Alliance presents programs on campus Wednesday, Dec. 7.” Newton North High School, Newtonite newspaper. Includes “Being Trans; graduate shares his experiences.” 12-23-05. http://massresistance.org/docs/events06/nnhs_1206/index.html
“Pied Pipers of Trans Perversion,” MassResistance blog, 12-19-05. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2005/12/pied-pipers-of-trans-perversion.html
“Drivers License renewal in Massachusetts includes ‘transsexual’ checkoff,” MassResistance report, 2006. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/govt06/license_renewal/
“Parents Outraged: Second-grade teacher (in David Parker's school!) reads "modern fairy tale" to class on homosexual romance and marriage!” MassResistance report, 4-19-06. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/king_and_king/index.html
“Gov. Mitt Romney's office and Governor's Commission for Gay and Lesbian Youth promoting huge gay / transsexual youth rally and march in Boston on Saturday, May 13. Followed by gay youth "prom" at Boston City Hall.” MassResistance report, May 2006. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/events06/youthpride06/event.html
“Should Taxpayers Fund Con's Sex-Change -- or ‘Trans’ Propaganda in Schools?” MassResistance blog, 5-31-06.
“In your face: Macy's Department Store in downtown Boston has prominent display window for "Gay Pride Week.' Taken down after one business day -- after MassResistance pressure!” MassResistance report, 6-06. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/events06/macys/index.html
“Macy's Male Mannequins and Margery Eagan's Smear Tactics,” MassResistance blog, 6-8-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/06/macys-male-mannequins-and-margery.html
“Macy’s supports the Return of Tranny Daddy,” MassResistance blog, 6-14-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/06/macys-supports-return-of-tranny-daddy_14.html
“Massachusetts Department of Social Services (DSS) honors ‘married’ male couple as ‘Parents of the Year’ -- asks them to adopt another child!” MassResistance report, 8-12-06. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/07c/romney_dss.html
“Rep. Liz Malia at Drag Queen Pageant.” MassResistance blog. 8-15-06.
“Mass. DSS Promoting ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ in Children?” MassResistance blog, 8-25-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/08/mass-dss-promoting-gender-identity.html
“ ‘Bearded Ladies’ and Patrick Guerriero,” MassResistance blog, 9-4-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/bearded-ladies-and-patrick-guerriero.html
“Harvard, Truth, and Transgenderism.” MassResistance blog, 9-15-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/harvard-truth-and-transgenderism.html
“Gov Candidates Gabrieli and Patrick Favor ‘Transgender Rights’,” MassResistance blog, 9-14-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/gov-candidates-gabrieli-and-patrick.html
“Transgender Tutorial #1 for Chris Gabrieli & Deval Patrick,” MassResistance blog, 9-16-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/transgender-tutorial-1-for-chris.html
“Transgender Tutorial #2 for Chris Gabrieli & Deval Patrick,” MassResistance blog, http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/transgender-tutorial-2-for-chris_17.html
“Harvard Business School Recognizes Three Genders,” MassResistance blog, 9-19-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/harvard-business-school-recognizes_19.html
“Gabrieli & Patrick: Revolutionaries on Sexuality? Or Just Stupid?” MassResistance blog, 9-18-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/gabrieli-patrick-revolutionaries-on.html
“Deval Patrick’s Reckless Promises,” MassResistance blog, 9-21-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/deval-patricks-reckless-promises.html
“Corporate Collaborators,” MassResistance blog, 9-21-06. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2006/09/corporate-collaborators.html
“Middle School Transgender Bullying?” MassResistance blog, 10-13-06.
“ ‘Transgender Bisexual Gay and Lesbian Awareness Day’ at a Massachusetts High School -- major propaganda at taxpayers' expense; Transsexual brought in to lecture to students.” MassResistance report, 12-06. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/events06/nnhs_1206/index.html
“Horror at the Mass. State House,” MassResistance blog, 1-9-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/01/horror-at-mass-state-house.html
“Child Abuse in Germany – and Massachusetts,” MassResistance blog, 1-29-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/01/child-abuse-in-germany-and.html
“Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth Has Added Perversions,” MassResistance blog, 2-25-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/02/commission-on-gay-and-lesbian-youth-has.html
“Trans Madness at Mass. High School,” MassResistance blog, 3-16-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/03/trans-madness-at-mass-high-school.html
“How to Define ‘Gay and Lesbian Youth’,” MassResistance blog, 3-20-07.
“Newly created Massachusetts Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth meets, discusses their plans for Mass. schoolchildren,” MassResistance special report, 3-19-07.
“Radical Gill Foundation Funds Mass. Groups,” MassResistance blog, 4-9-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/04/radical-gill-foundation-funds-mass.html
“Are ABC & Barbara Walters Advocating Child Abuse?” MassResistance blog, 4-28-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/04/are-abc-barbara-walters-advocating.html
“Boston Doctor Behind Hormone Treatments for "Trans Children" Allied with Dangerous Groups,” MassResistance blog, 4-29-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/04/boston-doctor-behind-hormone-treatments_29.html
“May 12 homosexual ‘Youth Pride’ event in downtown Boston was worse than you could imagine. Your state government at work.” MassResistance report, 5-07 [including photos, video]. http://massresistance.org/docs/events07/youthpride07/index.html
“Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) in Massachusetts,” MassResistance blog, 7-24-07.
“Jury acquits Larry Cirignano! Doesn't buy absurd ‘assault and battery’ charges, despite rhetoric by ACLU and homosexual activists,” MassResistance report, 10-07. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/cirignano/victory.html
“ ‘Bigendered’ Speaker at Mass. Transgender Conference,” MassResistance blog, 11-14-07. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2007/11/bigendered-speaker-at-mass-transgender.html
“MassEquality, flush with cash, re-grouping to push broad homosexual agenda inn Legislature, starting with ‘transgender rights and hate crimes’ bill,” MassResistance, 11-12-07. http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/07d/mequality_111307.html
“Massachusetts ‘Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth’ outlines 2008 assault on public schools at meeting in Brockton,” MassResistance report, 12-07.
“New members of the Mass. Commission on Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth - voted in Dec. 17, 2007,” MassResistance report, 12-07. http://massresistance.org/docs/gen/07d/gaycomm_121707/candidates.html
“Mass. companies supporting trans madness,” MassResistance blog, 1-22-08.
“154 Mass. Companies Supporting Transgender Employees,” MassResistance blog, 1-23-08. http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2008/01/mass-corporations-supporting.html
“Homosexual activists announce huge push for transgender hate crime law,” MassResistance report, 1-23-08.
“Homosexual legal group holding public forum on homosexual sex, public bathrooms, gay ‘sexual liberation’,” MassResistance report, 1-23-08.
“Inside a Transsexual’s head,” MassResistance blog, 2-13-08. [Re: Matt Kaily, female-to-male author of Just Add Hormones.] http://massresistance.blogspot.com/2008/02/inside-transsexuals-head.html
“Trans March 2007; San Francisco, June 22, 2007.” [Photo report.]
“Tolerance Gone Wild in San Francisco…, ” Americans for Truth, 10-3-07. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,323791,00.html [re: Folsom Street Fair] http://americansfortruth.com/news/tolerance-gone-wild-in-san-francisco-as-cops-stand-by-amidst-folsom-street-fairs-public-perversions-and-widespread-nudity.html
Transgender American Veterans Association, Mass. chapter. http://www.tavausa.org/Chapters/MassChapter.html
Newsweek photo gallery: “New Bodies, New Lives,” 5-21-07.
Photo: Rep. Carl Sciortino (Bill H1722 sponsor) with transgender activists; and GLAD attorney Jennifer Levi, 2007. http://www.glad.org/Events/TransReception2007.html
Young Woman parading in “Dyke March” at Boston Pride 2006. (See photo #56.) http://innewsweekly.com/innews/?class_code=Sn&gallery_code=139&thumbnails=true
Couple (2 men, one dressed as woman) at Fenway Community Health Center fundraiser (2006?) http://innewsweekly.com/innews/?class_code=Sn&gallery_code=233&photo_start_row=46
State Rep. Liz Malia with crossdresser, “Miss Mass Gay Latina 2006 Pagent [sic],” InNews Weekly, 2006.
InNews Weekly, Speaker at Harvard transgender rights rally, April 2006. http://www.innewsweekly.com/innews/?class_code=Sn&gallery_code=99&thumbnails=true
“Trans Awareness Week” in Canada, 2005. “Leslie Feinberg, Transgender Warrior,” female-to-male (?) leader of Egale/Canada. http://www.egale.ca/transweek/leslie.htm
“Tranny Bois” at Boston Pride, Bay Windows, 6-04 [print edition only].
“Tranny Daddy,” “wife” and children at Boston Pride [see photos 28, 30], 6-11-04. http://www.truthserum.org/images/2004.06.11_dyke%20march2/
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