Only Half Of Americans Support Transgender Bathroom Access, Showing We Still Have A Long Way Yet To Go:
“In case you needed a reminder that the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage didn’t fix all the problems facing the LGBTQ community, a recent survey by the Pew Research Center has found that just half of Americans support transgender bathroom access according to gender identity, rather than biological sex. The finding comes as part of more general research into public attitudes toward the intersection of religious liberty and nondiscrimination, a topic which, between the rash of so-called ‘bathroom bills’ in the spring and the 2016 presidential election, has been debated frequently this year.”
Coping with Gender Dysphoria – TRANZGENDR.com:
“Gender dysphoria is without a doubt an unpleasant experience. It can manifest itself in many different ways and it’s symptoms in your life or in your child’s life can vary as well. People dealing with internal struggles, often exhibit self destructive behavior. The clash between the internal truth and the external lie, can lead many to do things they regret.”
‘Draw and you’ll go to jail’: the fight to save comics from the censor | Books | The Guardian:
“From worried parents to policemen with built-in ‘Satan detectors’, underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speech”
Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight | Reuters:
“The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide within weeks whether to hear a major transgender rights case for the first time, a dispute involving which bathroom a Virginia high school student can use, but the justices have reasons to duck the issue.”
I realized today it had been four weeks since my last therapy session… Sitting there I wondered where the time went.
Honestly, I had considered cancelling. The thought of facing J when I had no idea what I was going to say… Not having any words to explain the way I have been feeling, the things I have been thinking, caused me to have almost crippling anxiety… It was just one more thing which has turned my life upside down… the anxiety, the depression… feeling as if everything is hopeless to the point it isn’t worth the effort to even try and breathe.
This session was a wondering, pointless mess of broken thoughts and long silences. I know she tried, but sometimes there isn’t anything to say…
It was pointed out she heard in my voice a hopelessness and I cannot deny it.
I reminder her of the promise I made to myself when I first began this journey… I would live long enough to see my youngest graduate high school…
Throwing a medical lifeline to the transgender community – CNET:
“After years of frustrating experiences trying to find health care professionals experienced in working with the transgender community, Marquis decided to use her background in technology to attack the problem. She got to work on Genderis, a website that, when it launches as soon as December, will make it easier for transgender individuals to find doctors and mental health professionals with expertise in transgender issues.”
These Rare Photographs Reveal The True Story Behind The Family From Little House On The Prairie:
“There can’t be many people in the United States who don’t recognize the jaunty theme tune to Little House on the Prairie. After all, millions of viewers have tuned in to watch its charming depiction of rural Minnesotan life through nine seasons and countless reruns. But just how many people know the true story behind one of America’s favorite television shows?”
Hormone Therapy is Lifesaving — But Why is No One Studying Its Long-Term Effects? | Out Magazine:
“Yet there have been few studies looking at the long-term effects of HRT. While observational studies have retrospectively reviewed trans populations and declared hormonal transition to be safe, trans medicine has not had the kind of clinical research that is typically conducted for lifesaving medicine. There are medical guidelines for trans health care issued by organizations like the Endocrine Society and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, but there are also unknowns — questions that neither patients nor physicians can answer.”
A New Front in the Religious Right’s Fight Against Transgender People | American Civil Liberties Union:
“On September 16, ACLU filed a motion to intervene in Franciscan Alliance v. Burwell on behalf of the ACLU of Texas and the River City Gender Alliance. In this three-part blog series, we examine why this case matters from a transgender rights, reproductive rights, and religious freedom perspective.”