Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: A Review of Paul McHugh

This man is misleading and dangerous.

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Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: A Review of Paul McHugh:

“AT 86, PAUL R. MCHUGH could have opted for a quiet retirement. Instead, the Johns Hopkins psychiatrist has stepped further into the culture wars, arguing that common narratives about gender and sexual orientation may be wrong, that people aren’t ‘born this way,’ and that medical interventions for transgender people are experimental, misleading, and even dangerous.”

(Via. UnDark)

Transgender Health AMA Series: I’m Joshua Safer, Medical Director at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, here to talk about the science behind transgender medicine, AMA! : science

Transgender Health AMA Series: I’m Joshua Safer, Medical Director at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, here to talk about the science behind transgender medicine, AMA! : science:

“I’m Joshua Safer and I serve as the Medical Director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at the BU School of Medicine. I am a member of the Endocrine Society task force that is revising guidelines for the medical care of transgender patients, the Global Education Initiative committee for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the Standards of Care revision committee for WPATH, and I am a scientific co-chair for WPATH’s international meeting. My research focus has been to demonstrate health and quality of life benefits accruing from increased access to care for transgender patients and I have been developing novel transgender medicine curricular content at the BU School of Medicine.”

(Via. Reddit)

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) – Everyday Feminism

4 Ways That Call-Out Culture Fails Trans Women (And Therefore, All of Us) – Everyday Feminism:

“‘Punishment is not something that happens to bad people. It happens to those who cannot stop it from happening. It is laundered pain, not a balancing of scales.’ —Porpentine Charity Heartscape, ‘Hot Allostatic Load’”

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money

Government Survey Change May Affect Transgender Seniors | Money:

“Today David Satin goes by the name of Barbara Satin. And at 83, she’s making the most of her final years. She works as a transgender activist, helping other people like her come out and find support.

That’s why she is up in arms over a recent change that she says will silence the older transgender community. The Trump administration has eliminated a question on gender identity from the federal government’s annual National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants — which is used to measure the needs of seniors and establish the appropriate services for them.”

Transgender bathroom rule won’t be on fall ballot; group seeking rollback fails to get enough signatures | The Seattle Times

Transgender bathroom rule won’t be on fall ballot; group seeking rollback fails to get enough signatures | The Seattle Times:

” Voters this November won’t be seeing a ballot measure seeking to roll back Washington’s transgender bathroom and locker room rule.

The group supporting the initiative canceled its appointment to submit petitions Friday afternoon, and said it did not have enough signatures to make the ballot.

Friday was the deadline to turn in signatures to qualify initiatives for the November election.

The group, Just Want Privacy, had been gathering petitions for proposed Initiative 1552.”

Where to from here?

I’m feeling lost. I’ve reached the point where not living as myself is becoming dangerously stressful yet looking at living full time poises some serious road blocks. The biggest being my legal documents are in my dead name and the wrong gender which makes getting work difficult at best. Also, it is looking as though medical transition isn’t an option due to cost which leaves me in limbo both physically and mentally.

I just don’t know if this is worth it anymore.