LGBTQ, Transgender

The Hidden Beauty of Trans Lives – Rachel Anne Williams – Medium

The Hidden Beauty of Trans Lives – Rachel Anne Williams – Medium:

We all have a story to tell but not everyone can see it.

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LGBT, Transgender

Marching On: Fighting for Trans Lives in the Shadow of the Ban | NewNowNext

Marching On: Fighting for Trans Lives in the Shadow of the Ban | NewNowNext:

Transgender people have faced the brunt of attacks on the LGBTQ community as advocates fight to protect their lives and rights.

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Transgender

Gatekeeping hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients is dehumanizing

Gatekeeping hormone replacement therapy for transgender patients is dehumanising

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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.

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Transgender

A High School Girl Was Expelled for Defending Herself Against Boys Staging Anti-Trans “Protest” In the Women’s Bathroom

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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.

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