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The mother who started the gender-reveal party craze really wants you to stop throwing gender-reveal parties

The mother who, in 2008, held a gender-reveal party for her firstborn child – inadvertently starting a trend that has resulted in forest fires, explosions and broken bones – now regrets the idea. Jenna Myers Karvunidis, who in July this year posted that she had “major mixed feelings” about her role in the gender-reveal party phenomenon, has spoken out about the harm they cause to the trans community in an interview with The Guardian. “I feel like the guy who invented gunpowder,” Karvunidis said, half-joking. “I’m the one who put...
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LGBT and African American homeless youth at huge risk of human trafficking, according to study

More than half of homeless young people in Atlanta, Georgia, have been victims of human trafficking and LGBT+ and African American youth are most at risk, according to a new study. The Atlanta Youth Count 2018 study by Georgia State University sociology professor Eric Wright found that there were an estimated 3,372 homeless young people in Atlanta between the ages of 14 and 25. Human trafficking is defined in the report as “acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them...
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Around 1 in 5 trans patients are denied proper care by their GPs, according to this senior nurse

A senior nurse at a private Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) has said that around 20 percent of the trans people she treats have been denied care and support by their GPs. Mary Burke, senior clinical nurse at The London Transgender Clinic and specialist in hormone therapy, said that GPs refusing to provide adequate care to trans people is “utterly disgraceful”. Burke said in the case of one of her patients, she approached their GP to organise “shared care” between the GP and the private clinic. She offered them “support and...
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