‘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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Jury awards transgender professor $1.1 million in discrimination case

Jury awards transgender professor $1.1 million in discrimination case:

“Rachel Tudor, a transgender professor whose tenure and promotion was denied at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, was awarded $1.1 million by a federal jury on Monday in a landmark Title VII case.

(Via. NBC News)

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.”

Can transgender women receive transplanted wombs, give birth? | Miami Herald

Can transgender women receive transplanted wombs, give birth? | Miami Herald:

“Medical treatments for transgender people have gone ‘mainstream,’ according to Richard Paulson, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Los Angeles and the president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

With that comes the prospect for a medical development that could shatter some of the most strongly-held beliefs for centuries about biological sex and the ability to conceive a child.

In short, some scientists believe that transgender women — those who were assigned male at birth — could soon give birth.”

The Price of Visibility – Transgender Universe

The Price of Visibility – Transgender Universe:

“Being transgender is not a justification for being assaulted on the street, and my friend, the police worker, would agree with me on that point. But wearing a shirt that says so does. So it’s OK for me to be transgender so long as I don’t say anything – we’ve heard this before. It’s OK to be gay so long as you act straight in public. It’s OK to love your ethnic heritage, so long as you don’t show it to anyone else. Your religion is beautiful and worthy of respect, but keep your traditional clothes off until you get home. Whatever your difference is, just keep it away from the rest of them.”

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.”