Transforming History | Retro Report

Transforming History | Retro Report:

“The transgender community’s fight for rights took shape in the 1960s, and included a little-known uprising at Gene Compton’s all-night cafeteria in San Francisco, then continued in New York City, thanks to the determined activism of Sylvia Rivera and others, in the wake of the riot at the Stonewall Inn.

Transgender people continue their struggle for rights today. Sasha Alexander Perez, 29, and Olympia Perez Alexander, 24, who are married and living in Bedford–Stuyvesant Brooklyn, run Black Trans Media, an organization dedicated to uniting the black trans community against oppression in their everyday lives.”

A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What It’s Like To Grow Up Trans | The Huffington Post

A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What It’s Like To Grow Up Trans | The Huffington Post:

“A powerful new series from Broadly is offering an intimate look at the lives and adolescences of three transgender young people, as well as the impact anti-trans policies and legal battles have had on them and their families.”

The racing driver who became a ballerina – BBC News (Video)

The racing driver who became a ballerina – BBC News:

“Sophie is one of the first transgender students to sit a prestigious Royal Academy of Dance exam. She was a racing driver for nearly a decade before leaving motorsport behind and following her childhood dream of becoming a ballerina. After three years of lessons, she’s about to find out if she passed the test. Filmed and produced by Andrew Silke for BBC 5 Live”

Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings Shares the Horrifying Comments and Threats She Gets

Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings Shares the Horrifying Comments and Threats She Gets:

“In the debut episode of Jazz Jennings’s TLC reality show I Am Jazz, there’s a disturbing moment where two young men walk by her and call her ‘tranny freak.’ It’s a jarring incident that takes place after viewers have witnessed Jazz going about her life in the same way most teen girls do — shopping, talking about boys, arguing with her mom about wearing makeup. But it’s at that exact moment when the audience is snapped back into the realization that Jazz isn’t just an ordinary teen. She’s one who constantly faces harassment, ostracism, and much worse. “

(Via. Cosmopolitan)

FPs Can Lead in Treating Transgender Patients With Dignity : Fresh Perspectives

FPs Can Lead in Treating Transgender Patients With Dignity : Fresh Perspectives:

“Do you remember throwing pennies into a fountain when you were younger? Do you remember making a wish before tossing a coin over your shoulder? I recently talked to a patient who’d had only one wish as a child. That wish was to wake up in a different body, the right body.

Caring for transgender patients is an honor. The trust they give you in that first meeting is intense when, after having only just met you, they discuss when they came to understand gender and feel that the body they were in was wrong. Helping patients who identify as transgender and gender-nonconforming access gender-affirming hormones is a privilege. Health care and bodily autonomy are rights of all our patients.

Patients who identify as transgender often share stories of discrimination by close friends and family, as well as by co-workers, bosses and medical professionals. These experiences coincide with increased incidence of mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. They also lead to distrust of health professionals and reduced access to health care.”

(Via. AAFP)

All Too Visible: The New Terrorism Targeting Trans Communities

All Too Visible: The New Terrorism Targeting Trans Communities:

“A recent wave of attacks on LGBTQ community centers targeting transgender people has left our community in the United States on edge. From Washington, DC, to Los Angeles, incidents ranging from vandalism to threats to outright assault have become the face of a newly emboldened public transphobia.”

(Via. Truthout)

This Law Firm Is Linked to Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills Across the Country – NBC News

This Law Firm Is Linked to Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills Across the Country – NBC News:

“Bills have been introduced in 15 states nationwide this year that aim to restrict transgender people’s access to sex-segregated facilities. From Minnesota to New York, many of the legislative bills awaiting votes focus specifically on schools as kids and teens find themselves at the center of a battle over bathrooms.

But many of the so-called ‘bathroom bills’ filed across multiple states closely resemble each other. That’s because many used language strongly similar to the model legislation called the Student Physical Privacy Act drafted by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a powerful conservative Christian law firm with a decades-long track record of litigating against LGBT rights. It’s also been labeled a ‘hate group’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”