Something is going on to which the American people are not privy.
Every evidence we have is that those who identify themselves as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) comprise no more than 5% of the U.S. population:
- Gallup poll data say they’re 5%.
- A 2011 study by UCLA School of Law’s gay and lesbian think tank the Williams Institute says it’s 3.5%.
- The CDC says it’s 2.3%.
The above percentages are for LGBT, which means transgenders must be less than 1% of the U.S. population. And yet, if we go by the pervasive news about transgenders and the relentless drumbeat for “transgender rights” by every institution of the Left — by the media, pop culture, academia, and the Obama administration — you would think every other person you meet is a transgender.
On May 30, 2014, the Obama administration ended a 33-year ban on Medicare coverage for gender reassignment surgery. Imagine that: Americans 65 years or older can now have
Medicare taxpayers pay for body-mutilating surgery, which is what “gender reassignment” surgery really is.
The simple truth is that a person’s sex or gender is determined by our DNA or genes: females have XX chromosomes; males have XY chromosomes. That means no amount of surgical mutilation and hormone “therapy” can actually transform a man into a woman by creating an ovary, uterus or milk-producing breasts; nor can surgery transform a woman into a man by creating sperm, testicles, and a real penis. Those are determined by birth — by our chromosomal DNA. (See “A transsexual regrets his ‘gender-reassignment’ surgery“)
That is why psychiatrist Joseph Berger, M.D. says from a medical and scientific perspective, there is no such thing as a transgendered person.
10 days after the Obama administration lifted the ban on Medicare paying for
gender-reassignment surgery body mutilation, Time magazine’s cover of June 9, 2014 proclaimed that we’re at a “Transgender Tipping Point: America’s Next Civil Rights Frontier.”
A month later, Joan Rivers outed First Lady Michelle Obama as a “tranny” and Obama as “gay.”
Two months to the day of Rivers’ outing of the Obamas, she was declared dead after she had stopped breathing during a routine endoscopy in a clinic.
The latest transgender in the news is 65-year-old 1976 Olympics decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner (and step-father of Kim Kardashian), who is morphing before our eyes into a “woman.” Reportedly, Jenner will “come out” in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer in May about a “docuseries” chronicling his “transition” into a “woman.”
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Here are two more recent transgender-related developments:
1. University of Vermont recognizes a third gender
From the New York Times:
While colleges across the country have been grappling with concerns related to students transitioning from one gender to another, Vermont is at the forefront in recognizing the next step in identity politics: the validation of a third gender.
The university allows students like [transgender Rocko] Gieselman to select their own identity — a new first name, regardless of whether they’ve legally changed it, as well as a chosen pronoun — and records these details in the campuswide information system so that professors have the correct terminology at their fingertips.
2. Transgender illegals in detention have a “right” to hormone “therapy”
Melanie Hunter reports for CNS News, Jan. 30, 2015, that an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement testified Friday during a discussion on immigration detention facilities, hosted by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that transgender individuals are guaranteed “a right to hormone therapy.”
Kevin Landy, assistant director of the ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) office of detention policy and planning, said, “Our ICE House Service Corps is very vigilant on that issue to ensuring that individuals receive necessary hormone therapy.”
According to ICE’s operations manual for its detention facilities, Operations Manual ICE Performance-Based National Detention Standards, “Transgender detainees who were already receiving hormone therapy when taken into ICE custody shall have continued access. All transgender detainees shall have access to mental health care, and other transgender-related health care and medication based on medical need. Treatment shall follow accepted guidelines regarding medically necessary transition-related care.”
Is it just me, or has this country gone stark raving mad?