We all have a story to tell but not everyone can see it.
Transgender people have faced the brunt of attacks on the LGBTQ community as advocates fight to protect their lives and rights.
Although informed consent models for prescribing hormone replacement therapy are becoming increasingly prevalent, many physicians continue to require an assessment and referral letter from a mental health professional prior to prescription. Drawing on personal and communal experience, the author argues that assessment and referral requirements are dehumanising and unethical, foregrounding the ways in which these requirements evidence a mistrust of trans people, suppress the diversity of their experiences and sustain an unjustified double standard in contrast to other forms of clinical care. Physicians should abandon this unethical requirement in favour of an informed consent approach to transgender care.
A High School Girl Was Expelled for Defending Herself Against Boys Staging Anti-Trans “Protest” In the Women’s Bathroom
At a high school in Alaska, a female student has been expelled for defending herself against a group of boys who had cornered her in a girl’s bathroom.
Trans people have a wealth of scholarly and community knowledge which deserves to be recognized
The attempt to exclude trans women from the ranks of women reinforces the dangerous idea that there is a right way to be female.