Michelle Marie McKay met Associate Editor Shaun Knittel of the Seattle Gay News through OutMilitary.com – a social networking website for LGBT Servicemembers. That’s when McKay got to tell her story as a transgender advocate and veteran. McKay is a resident of Williamsburg, VA and active in LGBT organizations across the state.
“I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970, just two weeks after graduating high school,” she tells the publication recalled Michelle. “I did this because of Vietnam, and I had a fear of being drafted into the Army. I felt I couldn’t survive Vietnam because I wasn’t masculine. I had always known I wasn’t the boy I was seen as and demanded to be.”
“Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning mocked a children’s anti-bullying book that was included in the first grade curriculum of North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system. Jacob’s New Dress was written to teach young children about acceptance and “valuing uniqueness and difference,” schools superintendent Ann Clark said. Conservatives had a different take. “The purpose of our elementary schools is to [...]