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Semi-Identical Boy/Girl Twins.

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There might be a story idea here. Semi-identical twins, an apparent rarity, share three-quarters of their DNA, vs. 100% for fully-identical twins, or 50% for fraternal twins. While identical twins always have the same birth-gender, semi-identical twins can be a boy/girl pair.
Are these twins more likely to be trans? Intersex? Have a special psychic connection?

Congratulations, It’s Twins. The Doctor Is Perplexed.

Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

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Here is the first paragraph of the article:
"The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law."

Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

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Great article, very positive, well worth reading.

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.

Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

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"Coming into her own
How an Amazon software engineer made the decision to come out to her team and transition at work."

Sorry about the link 404 error. Thank you, Sammi for this workaround!

blog.aboutamazon.com/working-at-amazon/coming-into-her-own

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I haven't written any TG material in ages, but I come to BCTS almost every day.

I have my ups and downs, but it seems more of the latter. It's hard to get motivated to write, TG or otherwise. So in a shameless act of self-promotion, I'm asking you to read (or reread) my few poor offerings to BCTS, here:
https://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book/28482/kris-krisrev22

Transgender Volleyball Star in Brazil Eyes Olympics and Stirs Debate

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SÃO CAETANO DO SUL, Brazil — When Tifanny Abreu slammed the volleyball over the net, her frizzy ponytail flying behind her, most spectators at a recent game moaned out loud: another point for the visitors.

But not everyone in the stands was rooting against her.

Even when Ms. Abreu travels with her team to away games, she often has a small, loyal group of fans cheering her on. This game in a satellite city of São Paulo, played more than 200 miles away from her team’s home base, was no exception.

Links between gender, sexual orientation, and speech

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Part of this podcast might be of interest to a few here:
"In a bonus segment recording during a live podcasting event at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Sarah first speaks with Ben Munson of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis about markers of gender and sexual orientation in spoken language and then Adrienne Hancock of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., talks about using what we know about gender and communication to help transgender women change their speech and communication style. "

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Someone's been playing around with the site CSS again, eh?
Not to complain, but back in the day I did my playing around on a test site, not the live site my users were on.

Mutants!!! (real science content)

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Have you ever wondered how a new species gets started?

Have you wondered if mutants could really exist?

Have you read stories about societies consisting of mutant women who reproduced without men?

Well, here is an excerpt of this article (This Mutant Crayfish Clones Itself, and It’s Taking Over Europe) about the marbled crayfish.

"An Artist and Her ‘Beautiful Boy’"

"In their intimate portraits, the photographer Lissa Rivera and her partner, BJ Lillis, are building their own fantasy world.

On a long subway ride three years ago, BJ Lillis decided to share something with his friend and co-worker, Lissa Rivera. Mr. Lillis, who describes himself as genderqueer, told her that he had spent most of his college years dressing, full-time, in women’s clothing.

But in the professional world, he’d lost his confidence. To help him regain it, she offered to take his photograph."

Stephen King on the PBS Newshour

"Novelist Stephen King is best known for his works of horror, but he says what scares him the most is not being able to write. Jeffrey Brown spoke with him at the National Book Festival about his latest novel, “End of Watch,” the last in a trilogy, and about writing itself -- how he lets the story go where it takes him, his writing routine and his dread of a blank slate."

"The Life and Murder of Stella Walsh, Intersex Olympic Champion"

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A long read (pun intended, since it's on longreads.com) but well worth the time. It addition to the story of Stella Walsh it provides introductions to some other early female track & field athletes and some of the interesting history of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

The Life and Murder of Stella Walsh, Intersex Olympic Champion

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