Transgender: Evidence on the biological nature of gender identity — ScienceDaily

Transgender: Evidence on the biological nature of gender identity — ScienceDaily:

“Medical care of transgender patients, including surgical and hormonal treatment, has largely been met with resistance by physicians in favor of psychiatric treatment, owing to misconceptions that gender identity can be changed. There is increasing evidence of a biological basis for gender identity that may change physicians’ perspective on transgender medicine and improve health care for these patients.”

10 Trans Names You Should Know in 2015 | Sidney Chase

10 Trans Names You Should Know in 2015 | Sidney Chase:

“With headlines left and right that churn my stomach, it’s rare to find good seeds in the madness of the world. Especially when you are born transgender. To me that word hardly describes who I am, or what I want to be. It is limiting in the sense that we are humans, capable of reaching the stars and back, not just the labels we wear. I think that resonates for many of us, and it’s why I felt compelled to create this list in the first place. The people on this list are in no particular order, and this is in no way a competition or a comparison.”

(Via. Huffington Post)

‘Gatekeeping’ trans logic flawed | Toronto Star

This is like the nasty smell in the kitchen… It keeps coming back.

 

‘Gatekeeping’ trans logic flawed | Toronto Star:

“Dr. Blanchard is notorious in the trans community for his harsh ‘gatekeeping’ stance, which has been found to be without therapeutic benefit especially in comparison to the harm resulting from lack of access to transition-related therapy, and for his attachment to the also discredited ‘autogynephilia’ model of gender variance. Naturally, he would oppose a bill that bans his stock in trade.”

HBO’s VICE Uncovers Gay Iranians Forced to Surgically Change Gender | Advocate.com

This is horrifying.

 

HBO’s VICE Uncovers Gay Iranians Forced to Surgically Change Gender | Advocate.com:

“The next installment of HBO’s VICE documentary series, which premiered Friday, took on ‘a terrifying cultural landscape’ as it looks at a Muslim country whose government will pay for what it calls ‘sex-change’ surgery as a so-called cure for homosexuality.”