Why Transgender People Suffer from ‘ID Anxiety’ | Time.com

Driver Licenses for Transgender People Need Options | Time.com:

“For trans people, ‘ID anxiety’ can be an almost daily occurrence. As a gender nonconforming writer and producer, I travel at least once a month to make appearances at events or perform at colleges and universities. Each time I go through TSA, I take a deep breath and say a prayer that the officer at the podium won’t take one look at my dress, then the ‘M’ on my driver’s license, and decide that I need to be held for more thorough questioning.”

The Vicious Anti-Trans Bill That Might Become Law in Washington, a True Blue State

The Vicious Anti-Trans Bill That Might Become Law in Washington, a True Blue State:

“I-1552 effectively removes protections for transgender people in restrooms, locker rooms, and homeless shelters. The group behind it is fighting hard to get it on the state ballot.”

(Via. Daily Beast)

Proposed ACA Repeal Risks Health Care for LGBTQ People | Human Rights Campaign

Proposed ACA Repeal Risks Health Care for LGBTQ People | Human Rights Campaign:

“The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a health care milestone for the LGBTQ community. Section 1557 of the ACA, a groundbreaking non-discrimination provision has proven transformational for transgender and gender non-conforming people seeking health care. In May 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services published regulations interpreting Section 1557 as expressly protecting individuals from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex stereotyping.”

A Story (Story Snippet)

The room was silent, the air still. Sweat dampened her clothes and hair leaving them clinging to glistening skin. Standing by the lone window, arms held tightly across her stomach, tension rolled off her in waves which were almost visible.

Not for the first time I wondered how a figment of my imagination, a wisp of a dream, could seem so real I could almost reach out and touch her. 

There were times when I thought I knew her better than I did myself, others I was left thinking she was a stranger, separate. Thinking of her blazing blue eyes, they often seemed endless wells, which if I fell into them, I would lose myself forever. 

I tossed myself onto the bed, pointedly keeping my eyes on the yellowing paint on the ceiling.