1. Facts About the Dangers of Homosexuality
Children who are sexually abused or raped are three times more likely to grow up to be gay or bisexual, a controversial new Christchurch study shows.
Figures suggest that gay people are seven times more likely to take illegal drugs than the general population, with one in five of those surveyed showing signs of dependency on drugs or alcohol.
“Finally, our results add to evidence that sexual experiences in childhood in men classified as gay or bisexual may play a role in adult psychological adjustment,” they conclude.
- Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States.
- From 2005 to 2014, HIV diagnoses decreased in the United States by 19% overall, but increased 6% among all gay and bisexual men, driven by increases among African American and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men.
- Over the past 5 years (2010-2014), the increase in HIV diagnoses among all gay and bisexual men was less than 1%, although progress has been uneven among races/ethnicities.
Researchers at the CDC studied 8,153 men who have sex with men in 21 U.S. cities. The men were taking part in the 2008 National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, which looked at prevalence and awareness of the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Overall, they found that 19 percent of gay men are infected with HIV.
A study of black gay and bisexual men in six U.S. cities finds that rates of HIV are increasing at a troublesome pace: each year, nearly 3% of gay black men become infected with HIV, a 50% higher rate than among their white counterparts.
- 28% of homosexual men had more than 1000 partners
- 79% of homosexual men say over half of sex partners are strangers
- Modal range for homosexual sex partners 101-500
- 1978 study, 78% of gay men ad more than 100 partners, 28% more than 1000
- There is an extremely low rate of sexual fidelity among homosexual men as compared to married heterosexuals.
Between 2017 and 2018, the number of reported primary and secondary (P&S) cases in the United States increased by 14.4%, and there were 35,063 P&S syphilis cases reported in 2018. Most (64%) of these cases were among MSM.
- Among adults, an estimated 10% of new Hepatitis A cases and 20% of new Hepatitis B cases occur in MSM.
- MSM are at increased risk for Hepatitis C if they are involved in high-risk behaviours.
Domestic violence has become a "silent epidemic" in the gay and lesbian community despite being the subject of increasing scrutiny in heterosexual relationships, according to the AIDS Council of NSW.
Growing up, and even into my 20s, I supported and advocated for gay marriage. It’s only with some time and distance from my childhood that I’m able to reflect on my experiences and recognize the long-term consequences that same-sex parenting had on me. And it’s only now, as I watch my children loving and being loved by their father each day, that I can see the beauty and wisdom in traditional marriage and parenting.
America Blog journalist John Aravosis feels that bigotry and hatred helped “fuel” the meningitis threat now experienced by NYC gay men.
- 73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is NOT due to social stigmatization.
- 25-33% of homosexuals and lesbians are alcoholics
- 78% of homosexuals are affected by STDs
- 50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals
- 37% of homosexuals engage in sadomasochism, which accounts for many accidental deaths. In San Francisco, classes were held to teach homosexuals how to not kill their partners during sadomasochism.
- 41% of homosexuals say they have had sex with strangers in public restrooms, 60% say they have had sex with strangers in bathhouses, and 64% of these encounters have involved the use of illegal drugs.
A homosexual publication reported that the groundbreaking report, which was funded by a grant from the Justice Department, found:
- 43 percent reported being victims of physical dating violence, compared to 29 percent of heterosexual youth;
- 59 percent reported emotional abuse, compared to 46 percent of heterosexual youth;
- 37 percent reported digital abuse and harassment, compared to 26 percent of heterosexual youth;
- 23 percent reported sexual coercion, compared to 12 percent of heterosexual youth.
The study was based on data from 244 patients at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) CARE clinic who had anal cytology screenings (similar to a pap smear) between February 2002 and December 2004.
Researchers examined 47 reports that merited inclusion in their study of sexual orientation and cancer rates. They found that the majority of the reports agree that MSM is a significant risk factor for cancer.
Even a pro-homosexual organization such as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) cannot help but acknowledge the heightened health risks experienced by homosexuals. In twin press releases in 2002, the GLMA highlighted “ten things gay men should discuss” and “ten things lesbians should discuss with their health care providers.” Yet they could just as easily have been labelled “top ten reasons why homosexuality is harmful to your health.”
A new study which analyzed tens of thousands of gay obituaries and compared them with AIDS deaths data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has shown that the life expectancy for homosexuals is about twenty years shorter than that of the general public. The study, entitled “Gay obituaries closely track officially reported deaths from AIDS”, has been published in Psychological Reports (2005;96:693-697).
The U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) most recent data on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases reveals that among homosexual black men the syphilis rates rose a staggering 134% between 2009 and 2010. During the same time frame, syphilis rates among the general population fell by 1.6%.
The distribution and incidence of anal cancer have changed appreciably since around 1960, especially among women, which indicates important aetiological changes. Changes in sexual behaviour may have facilitated the spread of a transmittable agent of aetiological importance. It has recently been suggested that cigarette smoking promotes anal cancer, and this finds indirect support in the synchronism between changes in anal cancer incidence and heavy smoking behaviour. Factors associated with homosexuality are likely to explain some of the cases among men.
The incidence of anal cancer has increased among both men (160%) and women (78%) from 1973 to 2000 in the U.S [...] Sexual orientation was related strongly to risk of anal cancer, with 47.1% of male cases reporting that they were not exclusively heterosexual.
Results: From April 2001 to March 2011, 3664 new notifications were received, 2278 (62%) were classified as infectious syphilis. Infectious syphilis notifications increased 12-fold from 25 to 303 in the first and last year respectively, and almost all notifications were in men (2220, 97.5%). During April 2006 to March 2011, 1562 infectious syphilis notifications in males were received and 765 (49%) of these men were HIV-positive and 1351 (86%) reported a male sex partner. Reinfections increased over time from 17 (9%) to 56 (19%) in the last year of the study and were significantly more likely to be in HIV-positive individuals (χ2 = 140.92, degrees of freedom= 1, P = <0.001).
In 2019, 59% of HIV notifications were attributed to sexual contact between men. 23% of cases were attributed to heterosexual sex, 7% to a combination of sexual contact between men and injecting drug use, 3% to injecting drug use alone, and 8% to other/unspecified.
Gay men experience rates of anal cancer of up to 20 fold higher than the general population. For HIV-positive gay men, the risk is further elevated.
A linkage study of the Australian HIV and cancer registers found that anal cancer had become the most common non AIDS-defining cancer, and the third most common cancer overall among people with HIV in Australia.
These two men had a deep-seated urge to be fathers. How wonderful is that? However, fathers are supposed to be self-sacrificing and these men, motivated by their feelings alone, chose to sacrifice the need those girls have for a mother instead of facing the biological truth of their life choices. In other words, instead of dealing with their feelings of loss, they have ensured a lifetime of it for their children.
Stories about intentional motherlessness and fatherlessness will always depict the adults as victims, and children as something owed to them. Don't be duped. When it comes to surrogacy and third-party reproduction, it’s not the adults to whom we owe our sympathy, it is the children.
A sample of 162 gay males and 111 lesbians completed a survey measuring the frequency of sexually coercive acts occurring within gay and lesbian relationships. Several hypotheses were proposed to clarify earlier findings and to explore gender differences in the data. Contradicting earlier studies' findings that lesbians experience sexual coercion at higher rates than gay men, the results of this study suggest lesbians are not more likely than gay men to be classified as victims of sexual coercion. Gay men also were found to experience a significantly higher mean number of coercive experiences.
In research with 942 nonclinical adult participants, gay men and lesbian women reported a significantly higher rate of childhood molestation than did heterosexual men and women. 46% of the homosexual men in contrast to 7% of the heterosexual men reported homosexual molestation. 22% of lesbian women in contrast to 1% of heterosexual women reported homosexual molestation. This research is apparently the first survey that has reported substantial homosexual molestation of girls. Suggestions for future research were offered.
About 17-45% of lesbians report having been the victim of a least one act of physical violence perpetrated by a lesbian partner. Types of physical abuse named by more than 10% of participants in one study included:
- Disrupting other's eating or sleeping habits
- Pushing or shoving, driving recklessly to punish, and slapping, kicking, hitting, or biting
- Sexual abuse by a woman partner has been reported by up to 50% of lesbians
- Psychological abuse has been reported as occurring at least one time by 24% to 90% of lesbians
2. Homosexuality and Paedophilia
While at most 2–3 percent of the male population are homosexually oriented, 20–40 percent of child and minor sexual molestations are homosexual; hence the probability that the average homosexual man molests a minor is 10–20 times higher than that of the average heterosexual man. Of the sexual abuses by foster fathers reported for 1997–2002 by the Illinois child services, 14 percent involved an adoptive boy (2–3 percent would be expected); another study gave a higher percentage. Regarding same-sex molestation of (young) adult men, a military statistic is indicative: 10 percent of sexual assaults in the military (2007–2009) were homosexual, 4–5 times more than expected if 2–3 percent of the military are homosexual. As for priests (and seminarians), even if as many as 20 percent were attracted to boys and adolescents (1950–2002), these produced four times more abuses than their heterosexual colleagues.
Heterosexual men were the least likely to demonstrate a gender preference and gay men were the most likely. Individuals in heterosexual relationships were more likely to prefer girls than individuals in same-gender relationships. In explaining their preferences, sexual minorities often emphasized gender socialization considerations (e.g., their perceived inability to socialize a child of the opposite gender) and concerns about heterosexism (e.g., some gay men preferred girls because they felt a boy would encounter more harassment).
Statistics provided by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops as recently as 2016 and 2017 have consistently shown that the clerical sex abuse crisis is owing to a homosexual clergy. In spite of this well-established fact, the Vatican does little to remove such men from the priesthood or even speak out on the issue.
Percentages of children of gay and lesbian parents who adopted non-heterosexual identities ranged between 16% and 57%, with odds ratios of 1.7 to 12.1, depending on the mix of child and parent genders. Daughters of lesbian mothers were most likely (33% to 57%; odds ratios from 4.5 to 12.1) to report non-heterosexual identities.
Thus, evidence is presented from three different sources, contrary to most previous scientific opinion, even most previous scientific consensus, that suggests intergenerational transfer of sexual orientation can occur at statistically significant and substantial rates, especially for female parents or female children. In some analyses for sons, intergenerational transfer was not significant.
Sex offender laws protecting children have been challenged in several states including California, Georgia and Iowa. Sex offenders claim the laws prohibiting them from living near schools or parks are unfair because it penalizes them for life.
Not only is the gay rights movement upfront in its desire to legitimize sex with children, but whether indexed by population reports of molestation, paedophile convictions, or teacher-pupil assaults, there is a strong, disproportionate association between child molestation and homosexuality. The assertion by gay leaders and the American Psychological Association that a homosexual is less likely than a heterosexual to molest children is patently false.
'Let’s face it, when a pretty young boy tells the world he is gay and dances sensuously in front of grown men, wearing vampish dresses and makeup; when “she” strips off items of clothing or goes on stage scantily clad right from the off; when dollar bills are accepted as “tips” from an audience apparently wild with excitement; when all this is going on we are getting far more than just a celebration of gender diversity or an innocent display of precocious performance talent.'
- Tom O’Carroll, pedophilia advocate, convicted sex offender
“I had both biological parents in the home, but both refused to act like traditional parents,” writes Greyland. “I needed my father to protect me and to see me as a girl instead of refusing to protect me and seeing me as an amorphous nothing who competed with him for boys. I needed my mother to love me and hold me and comfort me instead of being a terrifying, angry dictator. Worse than that, I was expected to not want them to love me and protect me, or to act like normal parents. I was supposed to be happy that they were doing their own thing, no matter what they did to us.”
Standing before an American court convicted of the most heinous of child sex crimes, Australian citizen Mark Newton and his long-term boyfriend Peter Truong had their double lives laid bare.
Moments later Newton was sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing the boy he and Truong, 36, had ''adopted'' after paying a Russian woman $8000 to be their surrogate in 2005.
The abuse began just days after his birth.
Over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network.
Aspin told the frightened child “don't worry, don't panic”, adding “you know you’re probably gay don't you?” then made him perform sex acts.
Delvonn Heckard says Murray "raped and molested" him as a teenager. Lloyd Anderson made a similar accusation against Murray in 2007. Jeff Simpson has repeatedly stated that Murray anally raped him for three years while he was Murray's foster son in the 1980s, starting when he was 13.
As a man who was visibly gay from a young age, the distinctly feminine image of George smiling as he delicately places his hands on his face instantly struck a chord with me. In fact, an almost identical photograph of five-year-old me happily playing in the garden is hung on my parents' kitchen wall. Since the photos appeared online, thousands of other gay men have remarked that the innocence of this image reminds them of childhood. In one viral tweet, the picture is accompanied by the caption: “When mom said I could finally quit the soccer team.” Another user remarks: “Me walking past the Barbies at Toys ‘R’ Us as a child.”
Brett Blomme is married to a man and has two adopted children.
3. Homosexual Indoctrination
I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn't indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie. All 25 years of my career as an LGBTQ activist, since the very first time as a 16-year-old I went and stood shaking and breathless in front of eleven people to talk about My Story, I have been on a consistent campaign of trying to change people’s minds about us. I want to make them like us. That is absolutely my goal. I want to make your children like people like me and my family, even if that goes against the way you have interpreted the teachings of your religion. I want to be present in their emotional landscapes as a perfectly nice dad and writer who is married to another guy. Who used to be a girl (kind of). Who is friendly and cheerful and not scary at all, no matter what anyone says.
Then in 1970 gay activists protested against the APA convention in San Francisco. These scenes were repeated in 1971, and as people came out of the “closet” and felt empowered politically and socially, the APA directorate became increasingly uncomfortable with their stance. In 1973 the APA’s nomenclature task force recommended that homosexuality be declared normal. The trustees were not prepared to go that far, but they did vote to remove homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses by a vote of 13 to 0, with 2 abstentions. This decision was confirmed by a vote of the APA membership, and homosexuality was no longer listed in the seventh edition of DSM-II, which was issued in 1974.
The camp, “You Are You” (the name has been changed to protect the privacy of the children and is also the name of Morris’ series), is for “Parents who don't have a gender-confirming 3-year-old who wants to wear high heels and prefers to go down the pink aisle in K-Mart and not that nasty dark boys’ aisle,” Morris said with a laugh.
"My wife and I have religious beliefs that say to us it's a sin," David Parker said. He's referring to four pages in a book his 5-year-old son was given by his Massachusetts kindergarten teachers.
The book "Who's In a Family" -- included in a "diversity book bag" for students at Estabrook Elementary School -- is about all kinds of families, including multi-racial, single parent and, to Parker's chagrin, same-sex parents.
Homosexual writer and director Dustin Lance Black will write the miniseries. Its timeline will reportedly begin with the 1969 Stonewall Riots, in which a police raid on a gay bar resulted in several nights of violent demonstrations by homosexuals in New York City. The miniseries is expected to air sometime just before the holiday season.
They accuse us of exploiting children and in response we say, “NOOO! We’re not gonna make kids learn about homosexuality, we swear! It’s not like we’re trying to recruit your children or anything.” But let’s face it—that’s a lie. We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it.
Unhappy with “problematic” portrayals of transgender characters on fictional CBS television shows, homosexual activist group GLAAD recently descended on the network’s headquarters to air their complaints in a meeting attended by CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler and at least a dozen senior executives.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clothing and accessory company FCKH8 is launching a new campaign that will send 10,000 Russian children pro-gay coloring books during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
The producers behind the program, which is to be broadcast live by CBS at 8 p.m., are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be a much more solemn event: an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors. The ceremony will be part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s performance of their Grammy-nominated song “Same Love,” which became a marriage-equality anthem last year just as that issue was drawing intense national attention.
The Results support evidence of a mainstreaming effect, whereby increased media exposure may draw groups with disparate attitudes towards a more similar viewpoint on homosexuality.
Humans are very impressionable and easily led by the liberal media. Television shows and movies have been a powerful weapon in Satan’s arsenal to erode godly morals among the American populace.
Oprah Winfrey, who influences millions, promoted homosexuality when she made a cameo appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ “Coming Out” Episode. Since Oprah claims to be a Christian when in fact she is a new ager, she has duped God only knows how many biblically uninformed Christians on the issue.
The study, conducted by co-authors Paul Wright of Indiana University and Ashley Randall of the University of Arizona, proposes that exposure to pornography helps open the minds of straight males — particularly less-educated straight males — making them more likely to accept the idea of “non-traditional sexual situations,” the Washington Examiner reports.
The United Nations Human Rights Council, in a defining vote, adopted a resolution on June 30, 2016, on “Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, and gender identity,” to mandate the appointment of an independent expert on the subject. It is a historic victory for the human rights of anyone at risk of discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, a coalition of human rights groups said today. This resolution builds upon two previous resolutions, adopted by the Council in 2011 and 2014.
During their morning and evening news shows, the three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) covered the women’s march 129 times more than they did the 2016 March for Life last year. And it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not they will cover the 2017 March for Life Friday.
A primary grade lesbian teacher from an Ontario public school revealed in a workshop at a homosexual activist conference for teachers earlier this month how she uses her classroom to convince children as young as four to accept homosexual relationships.
“There is absolutely no reason not to take our kids to Pride — it’s a fun day, there are a lot of bubbles, rainbow streamers and enjoyable performances,” writer, educator, and publisher S. Bear Bergman told HuffPost Canada.
Plus, as queer parents, it’s one of their cultural festivals, added Bergman, who who attends Toronto Pride every year with his kids.
“It’s their right as queer spawn. And as a parent, I might want to take my kids to Pride, because they might be lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer or two-spirit.”
“On the list of things that I don't want my children ever to be exposed to are: Compulsory heterosexuality, demonstrations of sexism, demonstrations of racism, demonstrations of ablism, violence. These are all way higher on the list than some homosexual’s tuchus.”
Indeed, in today’s government schools, simply claiming to be the other gender is enough to get a male into the girls’ bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and more. Worse, a confused child may even be encouraged by school officials to take hormones and mutilate his or her genitals with “gender re-assignment surgery.” Administrators may even conspire to keep the parents in the dark. If you think that sounds outrageous, consider a case in Minnesota in which the St. Louis County School District helped get a minor child an irreversible “sex change” unbeknownst to the parents and against their stated wishes. There is a lawsuit now, but the boy’s surgically removed genitals are never coming back, regardless of the outcome in court.
In Fairfax County, Virginia, the board voted overwhelmingly to teach children that biological sex is meaningless while teaching pre-teens to embrace transgenderism.
The gender-bending promotion of perversion is becoming ubiquitous across America and is now the norm. Consider the invasion of so-called drag queens into kindergartens, elementary schools, and public libraries for the Drag Queen Story Hour. In this bizarre spectacle, a man dressed as a woman reads to children LGBT-themed stories normalizing and glamorizing homosexuality, cross-dressing, fornication, homosexual “marriage,” and more. At the Chickpeas Preschool in Brooklyn, New York, teacher Katrina Green hosted one, boasting that it “allows preschool children to deepen and complicate their ideas about gender at the exact age when they are often developing rigid ideas about this concept.”
After subjecting children to such propaganda, they ask those same children if they are interested in sex changes. In Missouri, for instance, public schools distributed surveys from the state mental health department to children aged 10 and 11 asking if they wanted to change genders, were engaged in homosexual activity, were thinking about suicide, and more. More than 50,000 government schools were exposed giving children access to hard-core pornography through agreements with EBSCO Information Services.
4. Heterosexual Oppression By Degenerates and Their Supporters
Bosses at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk wrote to their army of volunteers asking them to all wear a lanyard or badge displaying the rainbow flag to welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer visitors. The email, seen by The Telegraph, reveals that those who refused would not be allowed to meet and greet guests to the 17th Century hall.
Opponents of same-sex “marriage” were given all kinds of assurances. The preamble to the Civil Marriage Act states that “everyone has the freedom of conscience and religion,” “nothing in this Act affects the guarantee of freedom of conscience and religion and, in particular, the freedom of members of religious groups to hold and declare their religious beliefs,” and “it is not against the public interest to hold and publicly express diverse views on marriage.”
But how quickly things change. Since the watershed moment of legalization, Canadian social norms have shifted rapidly, and what was once considered fringe or debateable has become the new normal.
Today, different opinions on “gender identity” and same-sex “marriage” are no longer tolerated. Our society is sweeping away respect for religious faiths that do not accept and celebrate same-sex “marriage,” and the Civil Marriage Act’s assurances seem merely farcical. It is not premature to speak of open discrimination against Christians in Canada.
The Law Society has banned a conference on family issues to be addressed by a senior High Court judge because debating gay marriage breached its “diversity policy”.
The Federal Government's set to pass temporary laws that'll safe guard against hate speech during the same sex marriage survey.
The laws will last through until mid-November, when a result is expected from the voluntary public vote.
It'll mean anyone or any group caught vilifying, intimidating or threatening someone based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status or religious beliefs could be fined up to $12,600 and a court date. It will apply specifically to people creating advertising for or against marriage equality.
Barwick, who is 31 now, married, and has four children, said that "same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesn't matter. That it's all the same. But it's not."
"A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting," wrote Barwick in her essay for The Federalist website. "My father's absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my mom's partner, but another mom could never have replaced the father I lost."
An Air Force sergeant who filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. military claiming he was fired by his lesbian commander for refusing to make a statement of support for same-sex “marriage” may now face prosecution for taking his accusations public
A group advocating freedom of religion in the military is investigating claims that a young Army chaplain’s assistant has been reprimanded by her commanding officer and threatened with rank and pay reductions for expressing religious opposition to homosexuality on her personal Facebook page.
Phil Robertson, a star of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," has been suspended indefinitely after slamming gays in a magazine interview.
During a Republican primary debate for the Texas nomination, James criticized one of his opponents, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, for marching in gay pride parades, saying, “I think right now in this country, our moral fiber is sliding down a slope that is going to be hard to stop if we don't stand up with leaders who don't go ride in gay parades. I can assure you I will never ride in a gay parade. And I hear what you’re saying, Tom, but leaders - our kids out there, people need to see examples.”
According to the complaint, made to the National Anti-discrimination Office of the Ministry for Equal Opportunities, the teacher handed out a questionnaire to students asking them to rank from 0 to 10 the gravity of sinfulness of a list of activities, including, “Selling drugs, pollution, war, terrorism, murder, contraceptive methods, abortion, premarital experiences [that lead to] AIDS infection and homosexuality”.
Less than two weeks after the coalition government’s gay “marriage” bill was signed into law, a homosexual man has launched a lawsuit against a Church of England parish in Maldon for refusing him and his civil partner the lavish church wedding of their dreams. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow told the Essex Chronicle that he has launched the suit because, despite the law, “I am still not getting what I want.”
A series of lawsuits and a new court ruling are fresh examples of how laws granting marriage benefits to gay couples can end up squashing religious liberty, says a Christian attorney involved in one of the cases.
All four cases involve states with gay "marriage" or same-sex civil unions laws: Illinois, Vermont, Hawaii and New Jersey. In Vermont and Illinois, bed and breakfast owners were sued for declining to host a same-sex ceremony or reception, and in Hawaii, a bed and breakfast owner was sued after turning away a lesbian couple who wanted to make a reservation.
In New Jersey, a state judge ruled Jan. 12 that a Christian beachfront property operated by United Methodists violated state non-discrimination laws when it refused to host a lesbian couple's civil union ceremony.
Amsterdam – The Orthodox Jewish community of Amsterdam suspended its US-born chief rabbi on Tuesday for cosigning a declaration which said homosexuality was a “treatable” inclination.
Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that he found it “scandalous that a chief rabbi cannot state the Torah viewpoint for his community without being penalized.”
When the girls and their parents continued to voice opposition, school officials further threatened the concerned students that they would be kicked off of athletic teams or charged with hate crimes if they continued to oppose the boy’s “rights.”
The high court ruled that Elaine Huguenin and her husband, Jon, violated a lesbian couple's human rights by refusing to photograph their “commitment ceremony.”
The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is taking a step many opponents of same-sex marriage feared would come – forcing those with religious objections to perform same-sex marriages or risk facing prosecution for violating non-discrimination laws.
Houston, with its left-leaning, openly gay mayor governing an influential conservative and evangelical base, is a city politically divided. That division has been made clear in recent days after the city subpoenaed sermons of several pastors who oppose a recently passed equal rights ordinance for gay and transgender residents. The subpoenas are an attempt by city officials to determine how the preachers instructed their congregants in their push to get the law repealed.
Catholic adoption agencies in Britain and some US states have been forced to close for not placing children with same-sex couples: Catholic Care (UK), Boston Catholic Charities, DC Catholic Charities and Evangelical Child Family Services in Illinois
A Colorado judge says a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs, a ruling that a civil rights group hailed as a victory for gay rights.
Chris Penner, the owner of the Twilight Room Annex, has to pay 11 transgender patrons the hefty sum after asking them to stop coming to his bar.
The Court of Session in Edinburgh has fined a Scottish man £40,000 ($62,020 U.S.) in damages after he sent a message on Twitter calling a lesbian same-sex "marriage" advocate "a danger to children."
An unnamed school district spokesman said that a sophomore had been exhibiting a gay-pride flag at Tahoma High for the last two weeks, reports local CBS affiliate KIRO. When the two juniors showed up on Tuesday in a common area wearing the Confederate flags as a political statement in response, they were suspended.
School officials said the Confederate flags caused a disruption because some students were upset. The officials added that the garb was an undisclosed violation of the Tahoma High dress code.
Cross-dressing internet gossip columnist and sometime-television personality Brandon Sessoms, who goes by the stage name B. Scott, has filed a $2.5 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Black Entertainment Television (BET) after the network demanded he wear “masculine” attire at a recent awards show.
This case is akin to a meat-eater suing a vegetarian restaurant for not offering him a rib-eye, or a female patient suing a vasectomy doctor for not providing her hysterectomy services. But rather than defend the persecuted business, the New Jersey attorney general intervened on behalf of the gay plaintiff and wrangled an agreement out of eHarmony to change its entire business model.
Rohit Singh, a student from India who came to Canada in 2010, filed a complaint against Jenny’s Bridal Boutique after the owner of the shop refused to allow him access to the women's changing room.
'[A mother] reported her daughter was upset because she observed a person at the women's locker room naked and displaying male genitalia,' a police report filed by a 17-year-old's mother in September read.
"Here I am, sitting there as a parent, watching a perfectly healthy child be destroyed, and there's nothing I can do but sit on the sideline according to Justice Boden at the time. I can only affirm, or get thrown in jail."
Boden's court held that the father's consent was irrelevant. The judge went a step further, declaring that the girl's parents must affirm their child's "gender identity," and refer to the child as though the fact of her being a gender non-conforming biological female who identifies as transgender means that the child is a boy. If he did not, the parents would be implicated of the criminal offense of family violence.
In 2019, Hoogland abided by the court order, hoping to get his daughter off testosterone. However, in January 2020, the highest court in British Columbia declared that the child should continue to take testosterone. It also imposed a conduct order on Hoogland that he must continue to refer to his biological female child by male pronouns.
5. Homosexuality is a Choice
“At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, then spent four years working for the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency. Most recently, he serves as a consultant to Japanese universities about the effects of radiation exposure. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics.
If we continue to fight misplaced compassion toward homosexuals, we cannot win. If instead we disseminate and utilize evidence that “born gay” doesn't make any sense, we cannot lose. If the logic in this commentary piece is widely dispersed and applied, it could cripple the homosexual agenda, ideology and social/political influence.
"I started reading up on celibacy and saw people talk about how it had helped their self-esteem, lessened their anxieties, given them more energy and generally taught them more about who they were.
"At that point, I was still feeling down about my break up, so I just wanted to do something to make me happy. I never imagined celibacy would change my life as much as it has."
"In the past, I struggled with anxiety, which was what inspired me to go into mental health work, but being celibate meant I wasn't looking to impress anyone – I was putting myself first and getting to know myself in a different way, which worked wonders for my anxiety."
“Because of the abuse I suffered I became a very sexual child very early on and I often sought out sexual experiences for that reason.”
In 2010, research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than a quarter (26 percent) of gay men and 37 percent of bi men have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, compared to nearly three in 10 (29 percent) heterosexual men.
Four of six men, and three of 11 women with a homosexual parent (41%) claimed less than exclusively heterosexual desires, and six of the 17 (35%) self-identified as currently ‘homosexual or bisexual.’
Five (29%) of our 17 adults with a homosexual parent reported “physical sexual relations” with a parent, compared to 0.6% (28 of 4,623) of those who did not claim to have a homosexual parent. [...] perhaps the greatest surprise was that experiencing childhood sexual abuse from a parent was higher for children of married same-sex couples (38%) than for the other three groups (0 to 7%).
Further, not all child sexual abuse (CSA) is “forced;” many, perhaps most, children who have sex with “a parent or caregiver” are not forced, but rather gently and cleverly seduced to make the child feel at least partially ‘responsible’ for the interactions. Potentially, a much larger fraction might have been found if the question had been ‘before age 18’ and/or phrased more neutrally as ‘had physical sex with,’ even as we asked in our survey.
If seemingly “homosexual” acts among animals are in accordance with animal nature, then parental killing of offspring and intra-species devouring are also in accordance with animal nature. Bringing man into the equation complicates things further. Are we to conclude that filicide and cannibalism are according to human nature?
Although homosexual behavior is very common in the animal world, it seems to be very uncommon that individual animals have a long-lasting predisposition to engage in such behavior to the exclusion of heterosexual activities. Thus, a homosexual orientation, if one can speak of such thing in animals, seems to be a rarity.
Properly speaking, homosexuality does not exist among animals…. For reasons of survival, the reproductive instinct among animals is always directed towards an individual of the opposite sex. Therefore, an animal can never be homosexual as such. Nevertheless, the interaction of other instincts (particularly dominance) can result in behavior that appears to be homosexual. Such behavior cannot be equated with an “animal homosexuality”. All it means is that animal sexual behavior encompasses aspects beyond that of reproduction.
The term homosexuality should be limited to the human species, for in animals the investigator can ascertain only motor behavior. As soon as he interprets the animal’s motivation he is applying human psychodynamics–a risky, if not foolhardy scientific approach.
6. Homosexuality is Degenerate
Kneeling over the bench were several naked men. I couldn't see their heads or faces; only their upraised backsides. For a few seconds, I stood motionless. This was it. I reached the culmination of my deepest desires. The literal end for every gay man – on their knees, holding apart your butt cheeks, hoping some man will appear. Only, this imagined encounter with the transcendent, with God, finishes like the male sex act – with a deflating dip in androgen levels verging on depression. It leaves everyone wondering.
As a result, gay men unconsciously try to sacrementalize gay sex. And in their desperation, everything becomes a sort of black mass. “Queer” theoretician and historian Michael Bronski once remembered how the pre-AIDS era gay sex clubs of San Francisco became “a church,” and to him: “startling and sacred, even holy.”
My quest for acceptance, love, and manhood remained entirely and hopelessly incomplete. I ended almost exactly where I began; I stood at nearly the same point in space – ten years later. But I was still scared. As for the boy, he never left me. Being gay, and having sex with men, didn't make him into a man. He was still searching and he took me along for the ride. Except my body was breaking down. Early that morning, I would stumble half-dazed from a gay sex-club. I collapsed into the gutter. I vomited blood and the violent stomach contractions caused my colon to completely empty its contents. I reached into my underwear – I was bleeding internally. My life was streaming out from both ends. Where I thought there existed a doorway into the sublime, I had kicked-open the gaping passageway to death. This was my final humiliation. If heaven meant some sort of afterlife and hell was an immediate and everlasting conclusion to this torture, I chose damnation.
For what seemed like hours, I laid on the hard hospital gurney. I rang for the nurse, but the place was a flurry of activity; next to me, separated by a thin privacy screen, were a pair of teenagers: one suffering from an overdose of prescription pills and the other with a severe pelvic infection due to an untreated STD. This was purgatory. I had to use the toilet, so I shuffled across the freshly waxed floors towards the restroom. On the way back to my bed, I left a trail of little red dots behind me. This wasn't an intermediate state between heaven and earth – it was hell. I had died and been sent to suffer an eternity as a character in a perverse fairy-tale – the boy with a broken bottom. To the great consternation of the attending doctor and nurses, I checked myself out of the hospital and went home.
"They're more pervert in a sense. To me, the show would be too strong, too hard to watch on TV," said the reality star.
The reckless practice, known as bug chasing, started in the US as a bizarre means of getting a sexual high from risk-taking.
Now, according to one man who willingly caught the virus, hundreds of men in the UK are introducing themselves on online forums, Facebook groups and Twitter.
“I get my liver function tests every three months, my cholesterol tested regularly and I get loads of general health checks so if there are any underlying conditions I know straight away. Even better, I get it all on the NHS.”
Activist Daniel Cates alleges that the rules are a bid to “accommodate comfort for the increasing number of attending heterosexuals and corporate sponsorship . . . no bare asses, no breasts (even with pasties), no tight underwear on dancers, nothing too political at all.”
The report you are about to view of the 2007 Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco contains newsworthy images of people engaged in sexual behaviour in public. Although these images are not intended to be pornographic, some people may regard them as such. Because of this, only adults age 18 or over may view the images on the following page.
This page features a photo essay about the 2008 "Up Your Alley" Fair -- a free, open-to-the-public street festival held in San Francisco on July 27. Up Your Alley -- which until recently was called the Dore Alley Fair -- is very similar to the larger and more well-known Folsom Street Fair, in that they are both held to celebrate the leather and fetish scene in the gay community. While Folsom is internationally known and draws visitors from all over the world, Up Your Alley is thought of more as the fetish event "for locals," and because of that it is smaller, has fewer retail vendors and booths, and generally flies under the radar.
Clayton Pettet, a 19-year-old art student at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, plans to have gay sex in front of a crowd of between 50 and 100 people in London on Jan. 25, 2014, for a project called “Art School Stole My Virginity,” according to the Daily Star. He and his anonymous partner will have sex until completion and then hold a Q&A with the audience afterward.
London’s gay sex party scene is being “ravaged” by the popularity of “slamming parties,” meth-fueled, week-long orgies linked to increased incidents of drug addiction and HIV infection.
This is the ultimate handbook for mixologists looking for ingredients that go beyond exotic fruit juices and rare spirits. Driven by a commitment and passion for the freshly harvested ingredient, Semenology pushes the limits of classic bar tending. Semen is often freshly available behind most bar counters and adds a personal touch to any cocktail. The connoisseur will appreciate learning how to mix selected spirits to enhance the delicate flavours of semen. The book provides useful tips that cover every detail of Semenology, from mixing and presentation to harvesting and storage advice.
“Unbelievable,” he said. “And the toilets in the subways? in those days if you travelled, say, 14th Street to 59th Street, you had to make at least three stops on the way, to check out every toilet. “And there was always gay activity going on in the toilets. And I think it cost a nickel to get in in those days.”
While reports about this year’s August 4 gay parade mention only “scantily-clad revellers” and “skimpy attire,” last year’s parade was attended by a group of men called Foreskin who exposed their genitals in the city streets.
A Key West, Florida, man died Tuesday after an alleged attack in his home by his male stripper partner, according to Florida Key News. He was allegedly stabbed in both eyes and had a piece of wood shoved down his throat.
Mark Brann, 67, had to be airlifted to a Miami trauma center after the attack. He suffered severe head trauma. The partner, Justin Calhoun, 24, of Tampa, Florida, is being held without bail and is charged with second-degree murder after admitting to the attack, according to a police report. Calhoun is listed in police records as identifying female, being homeless and working as a stripper.
- Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, shook Elsie Scully-Hicks and threw her down on floor
- He denied murdering her but was found guilty by a jury after a four week trial
- Murder came just two weeks after he adopted her with his husband Craig, 36
- Social services face an investigation to see if they missed chances to save her
- Staff members visited the couple fifteen times and still raised no concerns
- Before her death she had previously suffered a broken leg and mystery bruises
- Prosecutors have said medical evidence was crucial in Scully-Hicks' conviction
Five months before officials signed off on the second adoption, Minnesota police and child welfare workers investigated the Harts for child abuse. Hannah, then 6, said one of her mothers had struck her with a belt. Both women told police and a social worker that Hannah had fallen down a set of stairs.
The Harts would be reported to child welfare officials for suspected abuse or neglect eight more times. The reports centered on concerns of extreme punishment, such as withholding food.
Sarah Hart was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in 2011 in Minnesota after she admitted to hitting middle daughter Abigail.
Eventually, the Harts pulled the children out of public school. They moved to West Linn after Sarah Hart finished her one year of probation.
Days before the crash, the neighbor called child welfare officials after she said Devonte repeatedly asked for shelf-stable food for himself and his siblings.
The former retail worker claimed to have a background in fitness and fashion and offered to shoot paid portfolios.
But in a Skype chat, he boasted on subjecting men to horrific abuse - writing: "I get a kick out of robbing straight guy of his masculinity."
The Gay Couples Study out of San Francisco State University—which, in following over 500 gay couples over many years is the largest on-going study of its kind—has found that about half of all couples have sex with someone other than their partner, with their partner knowing.
In his interviews with married gay couples, Thrasher gets them to open up about the arrangements they invent. Most are some version of Dan Savage’s “monogamish.” They are monogamous when they are in the same city, they can have sex with other people but not fall in love, or they can have sex with other people for some period of time.
The young man blacked out after taking just a few sips of the drink he had been offered.
Schultz said that the next thing he remembers is waking the following day, “in a bed alone, completely naked,” and “bleeding from my rectum.”
Next thing I know, I am stumbling around his house. I come across one seminarian (a very conservative one, mind you) puking his guts out. Another seminarian is fondling another one.
In 2012, a number of seminarians were kicked out of our diocese when it was revealed that they were frequenting gay bars, had porn on their computers/in their room, and had sexual relations with each other.
If you are a Catholic man considering priesthood, my advice is this: have a very honest, open, and clear discussion with your vocations director. Ask him about the culture of the seminaries used by your diocese. Maintain communication with him/others about your experiences.
The juries were told Sinaga kept men’s belongings as trophies and looked them up on Facebook. He texted a friend to boast about one victim: “He was straight in 2014. 2015 is his breakthrough to the gay world hahaha.”
When Greater Manchester police examined Sinaga’s digital devices, they discovered 3.29TB of extremely graphic material – equivalent to 250 DVDs or 300,000 photos – depicting sexual assaults lasting in one case for eight hours.
7. Christianity's Beliefs on Homosexuality
Those who believe or teach that sodomy is either “normal” or not sinful have separated themselves from the true teaching of the Orthodox Church and go against the laws of nature.
Presented as a “reference text” at a clergy meeting of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in the USA last year, it offers a clear response to many of the social arguments used in the attempt to diminish the Church’s pastoral teachings, which always aim for the loving care and conversion of all who fall into any sin.
When trans people change their minds and want to detransition, that isn't because they think they have ceased to be members of the sex they had transitioned to, and now believe they have returned to being members of the sex they had transitioned from. Rather, they have come to believe that they always have been members of their “natal sex,” but came to mistakenly believe otherwise. In other words, they have come to believe they were suffering from “gender dysphoria,” regret what they did in response to that disorder, and now want to return to a state as close to normalcy as they can achieve.
That is deeply troubling to transgender ideologists. It suggests that, in at least some cases, gender dysphoria consists not in being a member of one sex “trapped in the body” of the opposite sex, but rather consists in the belief that one is a member of one sex trapped in the body of the other sex.
To legitimize detransitioning, for the reasons given by detransitioners, would thus be to allow evidence that gender dysphoria could be what most people used to think it is. That could undermine the entire basis of the transgender movement… which, of course, cannot be allowed to happen.
- A 2019 systematic review and meta-analysis found that an estimated 14% of transgender women have HIV. By race/ethnicity, an estimated 44% of black/African American transgender women, 26% of Hispanic/Latinaf transgender women, and 7% of white transgender women have HIV.
- Among the 3 million HIV testing events reported to CDC in 2017, the percentage of transgender people who received a new HIV diagnosis was 3 times the national average.
Beginning with the observation that the comorbidity of schizophrenia and GID/GD is greater than would be expected, it is seen that patients with either condition may exhibit symptoms or traits of the other. Several converging lines of evidence, involving cerebral sexual dimorphism, laterality, prenatal infection, and childhood adversity, suggest that both these disorders have their roots in abnormal brain development and that their overlap may be explained by shared risk factors (such as Toxoplasma infection) or mechanisms (such as abnormal lateralization and sexual brain differentiation) via common biochemical pathways, such as prenatal hormonal imbalances or reduced BDNF expression and release.
The available evidence, though limited, suggests that both gender identity disorder and schizophrenia are neurodevelopmental disorders and that they may share common causal mechanisms and risk factors.
This pilot study compared mothers of boys with gender identity disorder (GID) with mothers of normal boys to determine whether differences in psychopathology and child-rearing attitudes and practices could be identified. Results of the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines and the Beck Depression Inventory revealed that mothers of boys with GID had more symptoms of depression and more often met the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder than the controls. Fifty-three percent of the mothers of boys with GID compared with only 6% of controls met the diagnosis for Borderline Personality Disorder on the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines or had symptoms of depression on the Beck Depression Inventory.
The adaptation of the male gender identity, from early life on, possibly enabled the patient to better integrate the lack of emotionality and the ac- centuated logical-abstract abilities. The extremely high level of masculinity can be interpreted as an additional compensatory effort to accentuate the biologically ab- sent male side.
Taking this into account, we believe that, over the years, our patient has developed GID as a consequence of adopting male emotional and cognitive traits due to AS. F ollowing this argument, GID in this patient could be regarded as a sequel to AS.
Prevalence rates and adjusted ORs for self-reported eating disorder (SR-ED) diagnosis and past-month use of diet pills and vomiting or laxative use by sexual orientation and gender identity are shown in Table 2. The prevalence of all three outcomes was highest among transgender students and lowest among cisgender heterosexual male students.
After adjusting for covariates, transgender students had significantly greater odds of past-year ED diagnosis, past-month diet pill use, and past-month vomiting or laxative use compared to cisgender heterosexual women.
The 16-year-old boy who was forced to act trans by his mother added: “It sucked. I was pulled out of school and was taken to a strange country where I had no friends. I wasn't even allowed to talk to my dad. My mum didn't even enrol me in school until I was 10… I had been living in America since I was 7!”
“My mum would make me binge watch RuPaul’s Drag Race with her like all the time. Then one day she turned to me in the middle of an episode and told me that I’m special and not like the other kids. She asked if I identify more like her or like my dad… and from all of the terrible things I’d heard her say about my dad, I just responded, ‘like you, mum.'”
“I was a star, or least I felt like it. The teachers absolutely adored me and used me as an example all the time. I got special treatment. I could never do any wrong. The other boys in my class didn't bully me or anything. I guess I really enjoyed the attention so I started to embrace it and play it up a bit.”
Lucas was pressured to take the stage and dance erotically in front of a lot of man. “I didn't know what to do, so I just copied the other dancers and also did what I saw on RuPaul’s Drag Race,” said Lucas.
I feel demonstrably worse since I started on hormones. One reason is that, absent the levees of the closet, years of repressed longing for the girlhood I never had have flooded my consciousness. I am a marshland of regret. Another reason is that I take estrogen — effectively, delayed-release sadness, a little aquamarine pill that more or less guarantees a good weep within six to eight hours.
I was not suicidal before hormones. Now I often am.
Even though transgender people are supposedly a persecuted minority that need civil rights, Vote No on Prop 1 out spent and out raised Alaska Family Action by around $710,000. In total, Vote No had $828,000 at its disposal.
Large, federally based organizations poured money and staff into a small municipal election, all to fight ‘bathroom bills’.
I wondered — how much of this is also happening with identity politics? I wanted to follow the money. And thus, that set off months of investigating funding, causes and lobby groups.
Painting a full picture regarding the extent of transgender violence has been made difficult due to the fact that the media often omits the “gender identity” of culprits unless it’s absolutely necessary or can be used to bolster the prefabricated pro-LGBT party line.
The fact that a man is six times less likely to be killed if he takes female hormones and wears women’s clothing is proof positive that it’s normal people who are in dire need of advocacy.
It was widely speculated on social media that the transgender drugs may have contributed to the attack, especially when combined with the antidepressants she also requested.
"There was no exploration of the feelings that I had, no psychiatric assessment. It was very brief and based on my recent past. There was no in depth discussion."
"I can see now when I reflect back it was all very rushed, and I wish that there was some psychiatric assessment. At the end of the day I feel like it should have been explored into why I had those feelings and not just accepted for what they were."
"So it's not until I have been able to reflect back recently that I realised I was just stunted by the hormones and allowed to disassociate further through that."
"This is going to affect me for the rest of my life and I have to make do with that and try and accept for how I am now and attempt to move on with that."
There is currently no data to reflect the number who may be unhappy in their new gender or who may opt to detransition to their biological sex.
The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust offers gender identity services for children under 18, with some patients as young as three or four years old.
They now have a record number of referrals and see 3,200% more patients than they did 10 years ago - with the increase for girls up by 5,337%.
For example, homosexual male-to-female transsexuals are sexually attracted to natal males, express greater interest in female-typical activities (even in childhood), and are naturally effeminate in mannerism. In contrast, heterosexual male-to-female transsexuals are indistinguishable from nontranssexual natal males on these variables. The heterosexual transsexuals are still distinct from typical males in other ways, however, such as by manifesting “autogynephilia”—the erotic interest in or sexual arousal in response to being or seeming female.
Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population. Our findings suggest that sex reassignment, although alleviating gender dysphoria, may not suffice as treatment for transsexualism, and should inspire improved psychiatric and somatic care after sex reassignment for this patient group.
Several AYAs expressed significant concern about the potential repercussions from their friend group when they concluded that they were not transgender after all. There were two unrelated cases with similar trajectories where the AYAs spent some significant time in a differ- ent setting, away from their usual friend group, without access to the internet. Parents described that these AYAs made new friendships, became romantically involved with another person, and during their time away concluded that they were not transgender. In both cases, the adolescents, rather than face their school friends, asked to move and transfer to different high schools. One parent said that their child, “. . .couldn’t face the stigma of going back to school and being branded as a fake or phony. . .. Or worse, a traitor or some kind of betrayer. . .[and] asked us if we could move.” In the other case, the parent relayed that their child thought none of the origi- nal friends would understand and expressed a strong desire to “. . .get out of the culture that ‘if you are cis, then you are bad or oppressive or clueless.’” Both families were able to relocate and both respondents reported that their teens have thrived in their new environments and new schools. One respondent described that their child expressed relief that medical transition was never started and felt there would have been pressure to move forward had the family not moved away from the peer group.
There were 256 parent-completed surveys that met study criteria. The adolescent and young adult (AYA) children described were predominantly female sex at birth (82.8%) with a mean age of 16.4 years. Forty-one percent of the AYAs had expressed a non-heterosexual sexual orientation before identifying as transgender. Many (62.5%) of the AYAs had been diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder or neurodevelopmental disability prior to the onset of their gender dysphoria (range of the number of pre-existing diagnoses 0–7). In 36.8% of the friendship groups described, the majority of the members became transgender-identified.
The most likely outcomes were that AYA mental well-being and parent-child relationships became worse since AYAs “came out”. AYAs expressed a range of behaviors that included: expressing distrust of non-transgender people (22.7%); stopping spending time with non- transgender friends (25.0%); trying to isolate themselves from their families (49.4%), and only trusting information about gender dysphoria from transgender sources (46.6%).
More than half the youth reported they had hurt themselves on purpose without wanting to die in the last 12 months. Older youth were less likely (51%) than younger youth (75%) to have engaged in self-harm in the last 12 months.
Within the last 12 months, 65% of younger youth had seriously considered suicide, more than a third had attempted suicide at least once, and nearly 1 in 10 had attempted suicide 4 or more times.