‘I’ve Seen A Lot Of People Die’: Health Care System Overlooks Many Trans People : Shots – Health News : NPR

‘I’ve Seen A Lot Of People Die’: Health Care System Overlooks Many Trans People : Shots – Health News : NPR:

“Corado pointed to one crucial word in the study that deserves extra emphasis. ‘What does regular health care mean?’ she asked, then answered the question herself: ‘Preventable.’

Preventable problems, including HIV infection and some cancers, kill many people in this community. It’s harder for transgender people to find health care coverage, because it’s harder for them to find jobs. Social stigmas aside, consider the difficulty of getting hired if your gender does not appear to match the one on your legal ID. According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Study, transgender people face an unemployment rate three times as high as the national average — 15 percent versus 5 percent.”

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The Truth About Transgender Suicide | HuffPost

The Truth About Transgender Suicide | HuffPost:

“For this year’s transgender awareness week I wanted to write about something that the transgender community and its allies are often afraid to discuss. Those who want to drive transgender people into the closet, legislate against us, and stigmatize us, talk about all the time in order further marginalize us. It is literally a matter of life and death”

The Little Things That Only a Trans Girl Can Appreciate – Transgender Universe

The Little Things That Only a Trans Girl Can Appreciate – Transgender Universe:

“What an amazing feeling. It is the moment when someone addresses you with the correct pronoun, a ‘she’, or even a ‘miss’, or ‘ma’am’. It can be a ‘he’ or ‘sir’ for the guys or the more elusive ‘they’ for our non-binary friends. The feeling of elation we get from the validation.”

Are Misogynist, Homophobe, & TERF slurs? – The TransAdvocate

Are Misogynist, Homophobe, & TERF slurs? – The TransAdvocate:

“I received notice that an opinion leader in the sex essentialist activist community had linked to one of my articles titled, You Might be a TERF if… The article lists explicit instances of ideological hate and real-life violence (up to and including attempted murder) carried out in the name of a form of sex essentialist ‘feminism’ that developed in the US during the mid-to-late 1970s. The Feminist Current, a site substantially dedicated to reifying the type of sex essentialism of this 1970s-era movement, linked to my 2013 article as a ‘recent’ example of ‘uncritical reporting’ around the phenomena of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism:

When the media, institutions, and authorities become aware that a particular term is being used to incite violence against women, it is their responsibility to condemn or simply refrain from encouraging the use of that language. And yet we have seen various media outlets using the term uncritically, of late.”

The Big Election of 2017: We Need to Stand With Trans Candidate Danica Roem | Advocate.com

The Big Election of 2017: We Need to Stand With Trans Candidate Danica Roem | Advocate.com:

“In just two weeks, Virginians will go to the polls to elect new representatives statewide and in the House of Delegates. For most people outside of the state, this election hasn’t been a top focus — especially given the multitude of Trump administration horrors that distract the country every day.  

But I would argue that LGBTQ people and our allies across the nation should be paying very close attention to Virginia. We have an opportunity to take a historic step forward in our community’s political representation. If elected, Danica Roem, who is the Democratic candidate for a Virginia House of Delegates seat, would become the first openly trans person to be elected and seated as a state legislator.

This matters tremendously — for a few reasons.”

What is the real story behind today’s tabloid transphobic headlines?

What is the real story behind today’s tabloid transphobic headlines?:

“’50 KIDS A WEEK SENT TO SEX CHANGE CLINICS’ screams today’s Daily Mirror’s front page headline. It seems designed to prompt concern.

The term ‘sex change’ doesn’t appear anywhere in the supporting article, instead being a fairly measured piece about growing acceptance meaning more demand, and also recognizing that some of the children referred to the Tavistock and Portman clinic may not be trans.

The only negative part in the piece is someone who seems to have self-medicated now regrets it, and has, as a result, decided that children can’t possibly know they’re trans. As a medic, she ought to be aware of the flaws of extrapolating from anecdotal evidence.

But the headline sets the tone – and is what will be read by most people. They won’t read the underlying story, and are likely to go away muttering about the decay of British society”

(Via.GayStarNews)

Tokyo school teaches cross-dressing men, transgender individuals to move and speak femininely | SoraNews24

Tokyo school teaches cross-dressing men, transgender individuals to move and speak femininely | SoraNews24:

“Otome Juku translates to ‘Maiden School,’ but the primary purpose of the organization is to ASSIST people born physically as males acquire the mannerisms and aura of a woman. The school was founded by Satsuki Nishihara, a transgender media personality, and offers instruction on a number of specialized topics.”

Values Voter Summit Panelist: ‘Divide & Conquer’ To Defeat ‘Totalitarian’ Trans Inclusion Policies | Right Wing Watch

Values Voter Summit Panelist: ‘Divide & Conquer’ To Defeat ‘Totalitarian’ Trans Inclusion Policies | Right Wing Watch:

“Last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, the annual political gathering sponsored by the intensely anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council, featured a breakout session on ‘transgender ideology in public schools.’ One panelist encouraged a ‘divide and conquer’ strategy to defeat ‘totalitarian’ school policies on transgender inclusion.”

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)