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  1. Melody Bot

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    The LGBTIQ Rights and Discussion Thread
     
  2. Nick Mar 8, 2016
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  3. PyramidPostcard

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    Public nonconsensual outings of trans people are acts of violence. Period. I'm so sick of this twisted form of visibility the last few years
     
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  5. Nick

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    Agreed, it's a really disgusting practice. It's horrible to see.
     
  6. Spencer Control

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    it's super cool that both siblings can be who they are now, although it seriously stinks that she couldn't do it on her terms.
     
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  7. cwhit

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    Been thinking about this a lot lately, since I've been working in a research lab and have been making forms for questionnaires. I'm considering bringing up to my lab for us to make a change to our documents for the future that have to do with sex/gender. Generally it's listed as gender, and only having a male/female answer. I want to talk to the PIs in the lab and see what exactly they're looking for, whether it's biological sex or identified gender. It's a weird topic but I know that to some people it could be pretty triggering, so I think it's an important discussion to have. Curious what others think about this as well.
     
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  8. Spencer Control

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    what kind of lab do you work in?
     
  9. AelNire

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    Not sure what type of lab you're in but it's biological sex for us.
     
  10. cwhit

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    It's a psychology lab but has a lot of biological components. I'm sure it is biological sex but on questionnaires lots of things are listed as gender rather than sex, and I think that's something we should make a conscious effort to be aware of
     
  11. AelNire

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    I think I see what you're saying.One case we had, we treated a patient who was transgender and identified as a male. After testing, we could only come to the conclusion that prostate cancer was the diagnosis that made sense. We then learned he was biologically female so that told us he was pregnant since HCG is the common denominator. I would think in a psychological sense it should definitely be gender and how you identify. I could be totally misunderstanding you though.
     
  12. Spencer Control

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    yeah i think it's worth bringing up with your PIs, especially in a field like psychology i think it's a good thing to be aware of how gender/sex diverge and try to work with that by being clear, specific, and as inclusive as possible. might differ depending on what function the questionnaires serve but worth at least throwing ideas around, i would think.
     
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  13. nfdv2

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    what's the purpose of asking for it? is it for demographic purposes (e.g. x male, x female were recruited for this study) or are you actually looking for significant results based on gender/sex?

    in either case, i would say go with gender and include an 'other' option unless you're looking for significant results and have strong reason to believe that sex-related characteristics would impact them.
     
  14. cwhit

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    I don't know what the PIs are actually looking for. I'm sure there's some gender/sex related analyses they're looking at
     
  15. morgantayler

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  16. Spencer Control

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    I'm not often surprised by how much our country shits on the LGBTQ community, but North Carolina has done it: you now cannot pass anti-lgbtq discrimination legislation in the state, a protection nobody knew they wanted and still are pretty sure they don't want because why would you not want to even protect the queer community against discrimination.
     
  17. Jason Tate

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    North Carolina's anti-trans law is downright dangerous | Zach Stafford
    I’m not jumping to conclusions here. An analysis of data compiled by the National Transgender Discrimination Survey last month shows that when young people are denied access to a restroom that aligns with their gender identity, their rates of suicide go up.

    Translation: not allowing trans youth to use a bathroom only perpetuates feelings of isolation or depression that lead 41% of transgender people to attempt kill themselves at some point in their lives, compared to the 4.6% in the general population.
     
  18. Jason Tate

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    PS: If there should be a separate thread for sharing articles that are depressing/annoying/shitty, please let me know and I'll move these elsewhere.
     
  19. AelNire

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  20. morgantayler

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    @Jason Tate I feel like it's fine to post that type of stuff in here, especially considering the article you shared specifically deals with the rights of trans individuals.

    Ugh, it's so depressing to see that get passed. I'm not super familiar with the law making process but is there anyway that could be repealed?

    On top of that I really hope Gov. Deal rejects the anti-gay bill for Georgia.
     
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  21. Spencer Control

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    i think that's actually what this thread is for, iirc this is the "downer/realism for queer rights" thread to balance out the "positivity/community" queer thread that we have in General i think. so ur good afaik
     
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  22. morgantayler

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    Gov. Deal is going to veto the bill.
     
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  23. BirdPerson

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    No more PL forum? Am I missing it? I like posting with my people not in the context of political BS. If I have to make one in general I will but ehhhhh who likes change not me.
     
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  24. Nick

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  25. bliss_forever

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    Hi
     
  26. Spencer Control

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    i don't remember your name but i feel like i remember your avatar from AP. hallo!