There has been a spate of articles in conservative publications by transphobic authors like Andrew Sullivan alleging that transgender people are making lesbians go extinct. This isn’t just wrong, it exposes some of the anti-trans hatred, and fearmongering strategies, of conservatives who never really cared about LGBT people in the first place.
A transgender woman was shot and killed in Chicago’s East Chatham neighborhood on Christmas day, and her family and friends spoke out Monday to CBS Chicago. They said her homicide is a possible hate crime.
(Not surprisingly, Chicago’s finest are dead naming and misgendering her and show no signs of correcting the information or apologizing to her family.)
This is The Lost Year, a series of stories about our lived experiences in 2020, as told to Vox critic at large Emily VanDerWerff.
As an historian of the first millennium and a half of Christianity, I wish to pull back the curtain on the neglected history of transgender stories and literatures in early Christianity, like that of Saint Hilarion and Emperor Elagabalus, demonstrating how these figures were praised throughout the first millennium. In raising awareness of these stories, my goal is to provide a deeper literary canon for those who are now turning to other, older stories to comprehend their place in the world as trans and gender nonconforming individuals.
Yet even today, obstacles to care remain for the estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States who identify as transgender — in large part because of the lack of medical professionals who themselves are transgender and the discrimination patients face from other practitioners.
Less than 1% of U.S. medical students identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, according to a 2019 survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
(A Huffpost Personal Story)
“As my thoughts and heart transition to embrace this new you, please know one thing isn’t changing ― I love you.”
“Denying transgender people the ability to use the facilities that match their gender identities is not just dangerous to that person’s health, but is an attempt to deny transgender people full participation in society and render us invisible.”
Gender transition is the process of socially, medically, or surgically affirming one’s gender identity. Transgender people, those whose gender identity does not match what is expected for their assigned sex at birth, may choose to engage in some or all of these processes at varying stages of their lives.
Today, sports icon Billie Jean King, U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Co-Captain and World Cup Champion Megan Rapinoe, and WNBA trail-blazer and legend Candace Parker joined nearly 200 fellow athletes in women’s sports to support providing girls and women who are transgender the equal opportunity to participate in sports.