Gender Benders

Little boys in high heels, jewellery and make-up seem cute at three, less so at school age. And what if your little girl would rather play footie than dress her dolls? Denise Thornton has some sound advice All societies treat boys and girls differently and expect different things from them, so understanding about gender is a crucial stage in a …

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Male on Male Sexual Violence

Male Survivors of Incest or other Sexual Assault It is estimated that 5-10% of reported cases of rape or sexual assault each year involve male victims (Scarce, 1997) . Some rape crisis centers see nearly equal numbers of girls and boys up to age 12. Researchers report one out of six boys will have been assaulted by age 16. Experts …

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Bogazici University

Making Colleges and Universities Safe for Gay & Lesbian Students

The following is a summary from Making Colleges and Universities Safe for Gay and Lesbian Students: Report and Recommendations of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, Warren J. Blumenfeld, Principal Author. (For a free copy of the report, write to: The Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, Room 111, State House, Boston, MA 02133) I. Policies Enact …

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Feminine Boy forced out of Private Georgia School

Crossdressing Student Matthew Alex McLendon, shown dressed as a female, was ‘invitd to withdraw’ from private high school earlier this month. ‘Alex wasn’t causing any problems. She got along well with everybody,’ said classmate Meayghan Denkers. CARROLLTON, Ga. – Patrick Nelson had heard there was a cross-dressing boy enrolled at his high school. But darned if he could figure out …

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