Why A Lot of Americans Don’t Want To Befriend a Transgender Person

Why A Lot of Americans Don’t Want To Befriend a Transgender Person:

“A new YouGov survey reveals that a quarter of Americans say they wouldn’t be friends with a transgender person. Fewer than a fifth would date one. Why the lack of acceptance?”

(Via. The Daily Beast)

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Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children…

Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children…:

“Over the course of those two-plus decades, I have witnessed the slow evolution from the old gatekeeper system — which engaged in pathological science and often harbored antagonistic attitudes towards its trans clients/research subjects — toward what is gradually becoming our contemporary trans healthcare system — one that works in partnership with trans communities, and which increasingly has trans people’s best interests at heart.”

(Via. Medium)

These Photos Plunge You Into the Inner Madness of Guantánamo – Mother Jones

These Photos Plunge You Into the Inner Madness of Guantánamo – Mother Jones:

“Debi Cornwall’s Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay (Radius Books) is an exhaustively researched, exceptionally photographed documentation of one the most heavily guarded prisons in the world. The way in which photographs, interviews, and government documents intersect and overlap in a multifaceted layout makes the physical book itself becomes important to the narrative. As Cornwall says, the fold-over pages and other layout elements invite the reader to either ‘take what is given or choose to dig a little deeper.’  It’s rare to find a photobook in which the book doesn’t just act as an outlet, but actually amplifies the power of the work within.”

No, this anti-LGBTQ hate group leader did not just ‘shut down leftists’ – ThinkProgress

No, this anti-LGBTQ hate group leader did not just ‘shut down leftists’ – ThinkProgress:

“On Wednesday, the Heritage Foundation — which has been described as ‘Donald Trump’s think tank’ — hosted a panel featuring three doctors who reject transgender kids. ThinkProgress was in attendance and apparently ruffled some feathers.”

Bottoms Up

It’s a strange sensation to hit rock bottom without realizing it. I know it might be difficult to understand how it could happen, truth is, if I wasnt sitting here just having gone through it I might not believe it myself. The only thing I can think of is the affect of the meds Im taking. For some time now I have felt distanced from my emotions, as if my head has been stuffed with cotton. Often the sensation has bothered me, much as having too much to drink, I feel as if I’m not in complete control of myself. Knowing there are things which are just out of reach. Now I’m sort of glad for the buffer. Without it I would have done something destructive to myself without a second thought.

As it is, I was well on my way into plans to put a permeant end to myself. It was no longer a matter of if or how but of when and where. I suppose this should scare the daylights out of, but it doesn’t. On some level I know this is a part of who I am and as strange as it sounds, this is something I have to learn to live with.

The good in this is I was able to wake up for another day and decide I’m not ready to take that step. It has lead me to a great deal of thinking and sorting through mounds of emotions along with some real self reflection. By real I mean stripping away all the BS and finally being honest with myself in a way I haven’t been in a long time.

Don’t misunderstand me, this isn’t an ending. It is a beginning, one which is going to take me down a very difficult road and I’m not going to reach my destination any time soon, if ever. Yet I have to do this, I can’t see any other way to try to live.

Trump Administration Guts Obamacare Birth Control Rule – Mother Jones

(But remember, there isn’t a war on women… just ignore this, efforts to destroy Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics, and a woman’s autonomy when it comes to making health decisions.) 

Trump Administration Guts Obamacare Birth Control Rule – Mother Jones:

“The Trump administration officially issued a new rule Friday that weakens the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring employers to provide free birth control as part of health insurance plans.”