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Kids Who Reject Gender Norms More Likely To Suffer Abuse

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Things need to change. NOW.

A new study shows that children who do not conform to gender roles are more likely to be abused, increasing the likelihood they will have post-traumatic stress disorder by the time they're in their 20s.

Many adults

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Chaz Bono Offers To Talk To Angie And Brad About Shiloh If Her Tomboy Style Ever Ends Up Being More!

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We think it's a way too early to even draw these kinds of conclusions about such a little girl, but there's also no harm in being educated on these things at an early age!

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's cute tomboy style sparked ridiculous controversy that her parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, were promoting confusion about the young girl's gender, and although Chaz Bono - who recently underwent female-to-male gender reassignment surgery and volunteers for a support group for kids with gender identity issues and their families - doesn't think that anything about the famous celebrity child points to anything that extreme, he admits he'd be happy to talk to their family!

He explains:

"I would love to talk to [Brad and Angelina] at some point. To at least let them know we have this resource for them if they ever need it. I relate to these kids [with gender confusion]. The difference between them and myself is that I didn't articulate it and fight for it and say, 'No, no, no! I'm a boy!' I have so much respect for these kids that do. People get too freaked out about kids and what to do with kids. If you just let kids do what they need to do they usually have the right idea. For me, part of the way that I got through my fears is by reading books and seeing documentaries of people who transitioned before me. So I look at myself as one of those people who are just out in the community and the difference is that I just have a little bit of a larger reach."

So brave!

We think it's wonderful that he's used his notoriety to provide the public with such a needed insight into this issue!

We imagine there are a lot of terrified, confused young people out there who will hopefully feel a little more understood and not so alone when they hear your story!

Keep up the good work!

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Obama Calls For Gay Rights Support From UN!

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This is exactly what we like to hear!

Today, President Barack Obama will call for "the United Nations' top human rights body to combat discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world."

Obama wants "nations to end any criminal punishments against lesbians, gays and bisexuals," and he's asking "the global body to review how governments treat them in the UN's human rights assessments. "

Currently, this declaration by the U.S. has support from over 80 countries.

Here's what deputy assistant secretary of state for international organizations Suzanne Nossel had to say on the subject:

"We are very concerned that individuals continue to be killed, arrested and harassed around the world because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This statement sends a strong message from across the globe that such abuses should not be tolerated."

Way to go, Obama! We're very happy to hear this! We hope your presentation to the UN goes very well!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!

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