Yale joins fellow Ivy League schools Harvard, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania in offering insurance for the procedure.
Hooray! This also joins the ranks of Duke, who recently picked up coverage as well.
As more and more college insurance plans support transition-related care, college-aged young adults will be able to medically transition without the high cost (and college loans will be used to actually pay for college…)
David, I AM: Trans People Speak. A Methodist clergy member, husband, father, musician, and trans man tells his story.
It’s okay to say “no” if you change your mind. We allow you to change majors and change direction and change clothes, with no repercussions other than possibly wasted time. If his touch is too forceful and his breath too hot and his weight too much, you are not bound to your previous decision. If your mimd is screaming and your nerves are sizzling, they are as valid then and now as they were five minutes ago, when you were saying yes.
It’s okay to say “no” if you were flirting. Batted eyelashes and sly smirks and witty words do not form a map to your uncharted territory. Your playfulness does not relieve them of their self control. Your allure does not diminish their responsibility to be respectful. The only path you led them on is that of the unknown, of which the rules of the road still apply.
It’s okay to say “no” if you’re unsure.
It’s okay to say “no” if you’re embarrassed.
It’s okay to say “no” when they tell you it isn’t okay to say “no.”
The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse. There is information as well as links to UK resources.
To view the full booklet, click here.
For example, employment discrimination has shaped the long-term financial stability of many LGBT elders of color, many of whom are concentrated in sectors with low wages, few labor protections, routine discrimination and limited health and savings options,” it states. “Economic security is core to the health and well-being of LGBT elders of color.”
It states that, among other things, LGBT elders of color, experience higher rates of illness, isolation, disability and premature death.
The 10 recommendations made in the report addressed issues such as greater access of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), strengthening Social Security Benefits, housing security, strengthening response to HIV and aging and the inclusion of transition-related care in federally funded health programs.
Click the link to download the full report.
DESCRIPTION: From the Asian avant-garde to 1960’s activists, Angel Island poets to Slam champions, Queer Asian histories come alive in art. SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism features performance, panel, and films, with the following movers and shakers! Included in the 16th Annual United States of Asian America Festival, and sponsored by Queer Cultural Center.FOR MORE INFO: FACEBOOK.COM/QRPRODUCTIONS AND QUEERREBELS.COM
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I’m performing for this event! If you’re in the Bay 5/10-5/11, you should definitely check it out!!
The murder of Mark Carson Friday night was the fifth — not third, as mainstream media outlets are reporting — violent anti-gay hate crime in NYC this month.
The murder of Mark Carson Friday night was the fifth — not third, as far too many mainstream media outlets and others are reporting — incidence of violent anti-gay hate crimes in New York City in just twelve days — less than two weeks. In a world where facts are all too fluid, this is one fact that the media, reporters, bloggers, and pundits need to get right — right now.
Over the past 48 hours I have had to reach out to several mainstream media outlets to correct them. Some have very graciously responded and corrected the record.
“The murder is at least the 22nd anti-gay attack in the city so far this year, police said. Anti-gay attacks are up an alarming 77 percent from 13 such assaults during the same period last year,” the New York Post reported Sunday morning.
Getting the numbers right matters — not just because by under-reporting violence we minimize its impact, and not just because each of the victims deserves to have their crime brought to the attention of the public and the criminal brought to justice, but because apparently it’s now open season on LGBT people in New York City — home to the birth of the modern gay civil rights movement — and this crime wave won’t stop until its magnitude is recognized, forcing our politicians and police to actually do more than pay lip service to the violence.
Four men allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs as they attacked Nick Porto and Kevin Atkins near Madison Square Garden.
A man was assaulted in Union Square by another man who allegedly used anti-gay slurs.
Two men reportedly shouted anti-gay slurs as they attacked a man who was leaving Pieces bar on Christopher Street
Two gay men were attacked by a group of other men allegedly shouting anti-gay slurs near the 33rd Street PATH Station. Port Authority police officers quickly arrested two of the suspected perpetrators.
A gay man, Mark Carson, was shot to death by another man who allegedly assailed the victim and another gay man with homophobic slurs and chased them out of a pizzeria on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village before the shooting.
Published on Apr 22, 2013
My Genderation / ‘Tranpa’
An older trans-gentleman provides a window on what it was like to transition back in the 1960’s. He requested for his identity to be kept hidden and his voice masked. Please take a moment to consider what life USED to be like for a transgender individual.
Filmed & edited by Raphael Fox and Lewis Hancox.
WIth thanks to Reuben Davidson and Sharon Kilgannon.
//FOX & LEW PRODUCTIONS//
**If you’d like to be a part of My Genderation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interesting and a very sad story. It is important to remember the stories of those who have come before us.
What is ‘Other Selves’?
It’s a collection of short stories involving concepts and interpretations of gender, identity, expression, sex, and self. The person you are at work, home, with friends, online, or in virtual spaces. Where we are going as a society and how will we get there, especially when science gathers data far faster than society can accept it? Each story builds from the last, with advances in technology and society coinciding with each. But the bigger question is: As society and science advance… will we?
I invite you to watch the two video available for ‘Other Selves’. The Introduction by the author, and the main video on this page where I used some low budget effects to try and convey a better sense of the story.
Intro Video: http://youtu.be/gkH15HRPBbg
Why should this exist?
This type of fiction is not exactly what the world considers ‘normal’. These stories will explore the self, society, emotion, depression, anger, truth, science, and thoughts of those who don’t fit into the classic ‘gender binary’ line of thought. How these characters view the world, as well as how they interact with a social dynamic and a world that is not our own. In the past, science fiction has had gender variant, transgender, and intersex characters in the backgrounds of many grand works, yet they have almost never been the emotional center of any. This work will change that. It will give some a brand new perspective on what it is to try and be yourself in a constantly changing world where, regardless of advancements, technologically or socially… questions still remain.
As an indie writer and artist, I take my work very seriously. I am working hard to make sure this work can be pointed at as an uncompromising piece, and maybe even something that can change a few minds. I’d say that the biggest challenge is going to be to produce a work with characters that do not fit into the binary gender, yet still manage to entertain any reader of fiction and science fiction.
One day, it is my hope that the world will simply look at this as fiction.
Author Introduction: http://youtu.be/igDbEIfnIrE
Thank you for a moment of consideration.
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