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Ways to Make Trans Women Look Less Masculine Without...

For trans women, looking masculine can really take a toll on mental health and overall happiness. The persons around you may knowingly or unknowingly refer to you as "he" or "him" simply because of the way you look. But a beard, large arms or flat chest doesn't make you any less of a woman than a girl with big boobs and broad hips. For...

What Medical Treatment Do Transgender People Seek When...

In a quest to live happier lives, and make their bodies more congruent with their gender identity; some transgender people undergo specific medical treatments. There is an overwhelming consensus in the medical community that transition-related care is medically necessary for any Trans individual. While this care is considered...

U.S. doctors: we don't know how to care for transgender...

jacquelineg | Dec 6 '18 | Tags: trabsgender, care, right, health
American Doctors Report Lacking Training in Transgender-Specific Care. Most primary care physicians in the U.S. are willing to provide routine care to transgender individuals, but that doesn’t mean they are well prepared to do so, a small study suggests. Overall, 86 percent of doctors who responded were willing to provide...

Here are the 15 dumbest theories about what makes people...

A lot of people wonder what makes people transgender, the same way we ask what makes people gay, or what causes autism. The consensus scientific answer on all three is unsatisfyingly vague; there is no single reason, and what we can see appears to be a combination of multiple factors involving genetics, epigenetics,  oligogenetics , and...

I founded Trans Day of Remembrance 20 years ago. Here’s why.

Two decades ago, a black trans woman by the name of Rita Hester was stabbed multiple times in her first-floor apartment in Boston, Massachusetts. The police arrived at her apartment to find her in cardiac arrest. She was pronounced dead after she was transported to a local hospital. Two decades later, Rita Hester’s death has yet to be solved....

Transgender Americans Have a Message for Trump: We Won’t...

On Sunday morning,  the New York Times  published a report detailing a memo from the Trump administration that would  effectively erase federal recognition of trans and nonbinary gender identities . The Department of Health and Human Services would make changes to Title IX definitions of gender, only recognizing male...

A Timeline of Every Step in Trump's Plan to Eliminate...

Since Trump took office, his administration has systematically eroded legal protections for transgender Americans. > > Despite the fact that transgender people make up just three percent of the population, according to a  2017 GLAAD study , there is a concerted effort across the United States to limit our access to...

Terrorism and everyday experience for trans people.

“Everyone needs to be alert,” said multiple security experts on multiple TV cable shows Wednesday, Oct. 24, after “live explosive devices” were sent to the Clintons, the Obamas, CNN, Rep. Maxine Waters and others repeatedly denounced as “enemies” by President Donald Trump at angry Republican rallies and on Twitter. The climate of...
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