LGBTI Awards Australia finalist in Hero Category

Honoured to be finalist anyone like to sponsor me to attend the event in person please reach out to me through twitter or email me – melissa@melissagriffiths.com.au

twitter.com/lgbti_au/status/1068331292515803136

[VIDEO] Maggie Doyne | Forget the 80 Million, Start with One

Watch this video of the inspirational Maggie Doyne speaking and share it with your friends. She has reminded me today that I can change the world with limited resources. It has also reminded me that we all can make a difference in the world by simply impacting one person and making their life so much better.

We can can create the world we want if we all make a difference in a small way which can impact the world in such a positive and massive way. Please share this video.

Winner of the CNN Hero of the Year Award, Maggie Doyne was just an average gap year student trying to find her way in the world when she came across something she could never un-see. This is how one girl single-handedly changed the lives of hundreds with this one thought: “Forget the 80 million, start with one”.
— Read on www.goalcast.com/2018/10/29/maggie-doyne/

Bringing genetics into trans identity is a terrifying path | Fury | Opinion | The Guardian

We are on a rocky enough path as it is at the moment with regards to transgender people and our rights. Now with this study trying to find a gene that relates to trans men or women it could potentially come up with some good data.

Realistically I fear that everything will be done to try to prove the existence of such a gene on loose grounds with minimum data to back this theory.

This could potentially then lead to such things as eugenics and worse still sterilization. One can only pray that this does not happen and common sense prevails here or will it?

Bringing genetics into trans identity is a terrifying path | Fury | Opinion | The Guardian
— Read on www.google.as/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/23/bringing-genetics-into-trans-identity-is-a-terrifying-path

Bringing genetics into trans identity is a terrifying path | Fury | Opinion | The Guardian

We are on a rocky enough path is it is at the moment with regards to transgender people and our rights as it is. Now with this study trying to find a gene that relates to trans men or women it could potentially come up with some good data.

However it is more likely that the study will try to prove the existence of such a gene. This could potentially then lead to such things as eugenics and worse still sterilization. One can only pray that this does not happen and common sense prevails here or will it?

Bringing genetics into trans identity is a terrifying path | Fury | Opinion | The Guardian
— Read on www.google.as/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/23/bringing-genetics-into-trans-identity-is-a-terrifying-path

Questions (Not) to Ask if a Loved One Comes Out as Trans Over the Holidays

For many people, the holidays are a time to reconnect with loved ones and let them know about school, recent vacations, or major life updates. Accordingly, some people use the holidays as an…
— Read on medium.com/transequalitynow/questions-not-to-ask-if-a-loved-one-comes-out-as-trans-over-the-holidays-55c375cbec19

Saudi Arabia ‘teaches kids gay sex causes natural disasters’ – PinkNews · PinkNews

Homophobia is well and alive in the world as we know. However some countries take it to a level which is both seemingly absurd and ridiculous. Bigotry, famine and punishment all indicative of a patriarchal society where real power is the hands

of a few.

A review of Saudi texrtbooks by the Anti-Defamation League found several passages condemning gay sex and endorsing death penalty as a punishment for sodomy.
— Read on www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/11/22/saudi-arabia-gay-sex-textbooks/

B.C. cities mark international Trans Day of Remembrance — some for the first time

Great to see that there has been changes to legislation in Canada recently funding surgery mad around toilet usage though still a way to go there as well to change society’s attitudes towards transgender people. Also great to see Vancouver Park Board approved funding to enable trans programs in community centers.

B.C. cities mark international Trans Day of Remembrance — some for the first time.
— Read on www.google.as/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4913484