a general education-biologic basis of gender identity + (unfinished)

Just  awesome picture https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=543246699188457&set=gm.1779297172290008&type=3&theater

This argument/book/resource/whatever it is, needs to follow these rules

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/

another resource doing the same, The Definition of Normal

http://escarpenter.tumblr.com/

 

 

Biologic variation

there are innumerable natural distinct genetic variations that comprise an intersex diagnosis found in humans and animals of all species. In humans XX and XY are merely assumptions as none of you have ever had your genome sequenced unless somethings gone wrong and docs had to test certain organs to figure out why you cant carry child or why a certain drugs are unreactive. outside of XX and XY there are XXXY XXXO XXY ,XXO, even a single X or O (fun fact the only combination that cannot support life is a single Y). and that’s before you get in to Chimarism http://www.britannica.com/topic/chimera-genetics and Mosaicism http://www.britannica.com/science/hermaphroditism#ref87063. where one can have various combinations of all the above in separate systems of the body.

“There are people who don’t have XX or XY chromosome pairs, because chromosomes sometimes stick together instead of separating during meiosis. So babies can be born XO, XXX, XXY, and so on. There’s also this special group of genes in a region on the Y chromosome which code for sexual characteristics, or the sex-determining region on the Y (SRY). These genes can cross over to the X chromosome during meiosis, meaning a baby with a Y chromosome can be without the genes that code for male traits and that a baby without a Y chromosome can have them. Then, even if you have the genes which code for a trait, doesn’t mean that you’ll get the trait because errors can and do occur sometimes.Having XY chromosomes is not necessary for being male and does not necessarily make one male.”- Anna Sylene LaCourse

only 0.43% of births have visually ambiguous genitalia, as high as 4% is expected taking into the lack of documentation on a binary form. they are routinely operated on before they leave the hospital (before an age of consent) and mislabeled either male or female to fit the narrow binary view of the world. even if sometimes we still identify and fall snugly within it.

 

“your biology is wrong”, nice lesson, speaking to everything that follows..

http://your-biology-is-wrong.tumblr.com/post/148835297134/millenniumvulcan-your-biology-is-wrong

 

living rock

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/meet-living-rock

britains oldest tree changes sex after 3000 yrs

http://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/17622

cross sexed butterfly

http://modernnotion.com/half-male-half-female-meet-rare-dual-sex-butterfly/

anouther article on her🙂

http://m.livescience.com/49364-half-male-half-female-butterfly.html?li_source=LI&li_medium=more-from-livescience&cmpid=514627_20160403_59999586&adbid=10153360901681761&adbpl=fb&adbpr=30478646760

crossexed cardinal-i find it pertinent to state the bird was lonely,and never sang😦

http://news.discovery.com/animals/half-male-half-female-cardinal-leads-lonely-life-141229.htm

crossexed bellbird

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/7803209/Zealandia-home-to-first-transgender-bellbird

chimera cat,venus the twofaced kitty,gorgeous🙂

https://www.facebook.com/VenusTheAmazingChimeraCat/photos/a.279768252136266.63184.279599118819846/919799431466475/?type=3&theater

another black kitty this one mosaic from the UK named bellini🙂

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/vets-were-astounded-find-something-unusual-about-bellini-kitten

beaked whale

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/rare-beaked-whale-found-unusual-teeth-which-baffles-researchers

dragons crossexed due to incubation temperature

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/wild-lizard-sex-determination-climate-sensitive

 

 

cross-sexed adaptability

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/wild-sex-when-sex-roles-get-reversed-some-females-develop-penis

evolution an be seen in parts of your own body,short video

http://www.vox.com/2016/3/17/11250962/proof-evolution-vestigial

potential reverse aging using gene therapy

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/biotech-company-claims-have-successfully-used-gene-therapy-attempt-revere-aging

Interview with Judith Mank, Chair of Evolutionary and Comparative Biology

http://www.academia-net.org/news/unravelling-the-genetics-of-sex-determination/1314426

cross sexed bird brain study

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2003/04/04/818157.htm

 

 

self fertilisation

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=egg%20self%20reproduction

fun clone theory,an intersex virgin mary creates XY male

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20452130

it was induced to create human stem cells!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parthenogenesis#Humans

extention of the theory,female self reproduction only more females,or allowing lesbian couples to have offspring from both parents

http://www.salon.com/2007/04/13/contraception_6/

naturaly occuring pathgeneosis in komodo dragons

http://www.livescience.com/9460-female-komodo-dragon-virgin-births.html

 

mitocondrial dna is seperate from a cells own dna, paper supports the idea it is a stand alone organism evolved with our own primitive single celled selves begetting more complex forms like our own currently.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/why-do-our-cell-s-power-plants-have-their-own-dna

we only inherent mitochondrial DNA from our mothers, they use that to search family history, carryn male family names are just that, in name only http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/24/science/mitochondrial-dna-mothers.html

 

endogeoneous retroviruses account for 8% of the human genome

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/ancient-retrovirus-has-been-found-human-dna-and-it-might-still-be-active

 

chromosomal sex swapping more common than thought

https://biodesign.asu.edu/news/blurred-lines-human-sex-chromosome-swapping-occurs-more-often-previously-thought

biotech company claims they used gene therapy to attempt reverse aging

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/biotech-company-claims-have-successfully-used-gene-therapy-attempt-revere-aging

telomeres, diet and mediation less stress may lengthen these protective caps on the genome

http://nutritionfacts.org/2016/04/26/how-to-protect-our-telomeres-with-diet/?utm_content=buffera55f3&utm_medium=social&utm

they are now allowed to use CRISPER to manipulate the human genome! 2016

http://www.sciencealert.com/a-federal-panel-just-gave-the-green-light-to-use-gene-editing-on-humans

 

intersex

dont do this to your newborn intersex child, It denies us bodily autonomy and the ability to self define our sex/gender thru informed consent medical therapys and surgical intervention at a later age

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/06/26/infant_gender_assignment_unnecessary_and_potentially_harmful.html

unsex the birth certificate

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/10/19/is-checking-the-sex-box-necessary/for-starters-unsex-the-birth-certificate

Malta becomes first nation to outlaw “normalization surgery”

http://feminist.org/blog/index.php/2015/04/03/malta-just-became-the-first-country-to-ban-normalization-surgery-on-intersex-infants/?utm_content=buffer4fc9c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

man tries to kill intersex baby 3 times L

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/06/22/father-tries-to-murder-intersex-baby-three-times-for-being-a-monster/

 

DSD

start here to gain an understanding of  “disorders of sex development” (DSD)

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1015520-overview#a0104

6 most common genetic sexes in humans

http://www.joshuakennon.com/the-six-common-biological-sexes-in-humans/

kathryn hepburn is a well know woman living with one form called AIS ( Androgony Insensitivity Syndrom) her genetic makeup is XY, typically that associated with a male.

http://www.secondtype.info/ais.htm

AIS/PAIS humans

http://www.secondtype.info/ais.htm

explained here are the grades of PAIS (Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome) take note that until about 10 weeks gestational age, male and female embryos appear identical in external anatomy, it is only with the presence or absence of certain hormones that direction of growth is divergent.

http://www.aissg.org/23_PAIS.HTM

here Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY trisomy) is explained.these chromosomal changes usually occur as random events during the formation of reproductive cells (eggs and sperm) in a parent befor conception.its mosaic variations occur as  random events during cell division early in fetal development.

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/klinefelter-syndrome

Turner Syndrome (monosomy X)  results when one normal X chromosome is present in a child’s cells and the other sex chromosome is missing or structurally altered.About half of individuals with Turner syndrome have monosomy X, which means each cell in the individual’s body has only one copy of the X chromosome instead of the usual two sex chromosomes; can also occur if one of the sex chromosomes is partially missing or rearranged rather than completely absent.

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/turner-syndrome

48,XXYY Syndrome

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/48xxyy-syndrome

47,XYY Syndrome

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/47xyy-syndrome

47,XXX Syndrome

http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/triple-x-syndrome

CAH congenital adrenal hyperplasmia -masculinisation of females and males

https://www.hopkinschildrens.org/cah/printable.html

CAH 46xx (21 hydroxalase deffencicy)

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/919218-overview

assigned male😦

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010645/

acute adrenal crisis

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000357.htm

i would suggest a look at

OII http://oiiinternational.com/

male with 2 penises

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/meet-man-two-full-sized-functioning-pnises

woman with 2 vaginas

http://distractify.com/Myka-Fox/double-your-pleasure-double-your-fun/?ts_pid=2

man fails paternity test due to chimara twin

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/man-failed-paternity-test-because-he-chimera-his-unborn-twin

fertility in a woman with a predominantly 46,XY karyotype

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18000096

Gender identity, gender assignment and reassignment in individuals with disorders of sex development: a major dilemma

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303905145_Gender_identity_gender_assignment_and_reassignment_in_individuals_with_disorders_of_sex_development_a_major_of_dilemma

 

transsexualism

a short video from a professor at standford,as entertaining as it is educational

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3C4ZJ7HyuE&feature=share

a case study of transexual twins reared apart from birth

http://hawaii.edu/PCSS/biblio/articles/2010to2014/2014-identical.html?utm_content=buffer0e1eb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

bbc-australian team identifies one genetic marker causation

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7689007.stm

Androgen Receptor (AR) Repeat Length Polymorphism – the technical name for the gene

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081030111005.htm

what the professor was refering to, female numbers in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc) of the brain

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/jcem.85.5.6564

pictures of the (BSTc) in hetro and gay males contrasted to femal and trans

https://lizdaybyday.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/biological-differences-in-mtfs-and-cisgender-males/

this has links to studys about the BCTS, hypothalimus, grey matter, and odorus tests

http://transgenderuniverse.com/2015/12/09/the-origins-of-the-transgender-condition/

new brain scan found significant differences between male and female brains in four regions of white matter, formersly the BcTS was only able to be recognised post mortum.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20032-transsexual-differences-caught-on-brain-scan/

well wasnt that just a happy coincidence! i googled looking for a specific paper and found a plethera!

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=the+biological+bases+of+gender+identity+endocrine+society&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ei=DD0lVbzdMYSdsAW27YCABA&ved=0CB8QgQMwAA

Dilemmas in Conceptualizing Gender Identity Variants as Psychiatric Conditions-find full txt

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-009-9532-4#page-1

Female Neuron Numbers in Limbic Nucleus

http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/jcem.85.5.6564

“is there something unique about the transgender brain?”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-there-something-unique-about-the-transgender-brain/

has badass sources to gather that directly applies here

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/fighting-back-against-ant_b_5633450.html

nice article “what it means to be transgender” restates the above though is missing genetic links and only uses odorus tests an one brainscan

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/article76580862.html

the Praeger handbook of Transsexuality; changing gender to match mind

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263659731_The_Praeger_Handbook_of_Transsexuality_Changing_Gender_to_Match_Mindset

insular cortex- While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160713152154.htm

Researchers demonstrate gender identity is reflected in the brain, including transgenderism- a study on the effects of crossex hormone levels and their affect on the brain

http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2016-08-gender-identity-brain-transgenderism.html

study  that  lends itself that the presence of testosterone in any number of periods during fetal development from external sources is the only sex masculinising decider. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3146061/

testosterones effect on the brain (apply this to a female nervous system..)

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/testosterone-decreases-ability-feel-empathy-interrupting-brain-networks

a nice rundown about brain differences from a trans resource in Missouri/Kansas

http://transascity.org/the-transgender-brain/

 

 

xeno estrogens

DES exsposure – xeno estrogens in pesticides

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1281309/

The purpose of this review is to summarize the accumulated data on birth related outcomes, cancer and endocrine related effects of DES in exposed mothers and their offspring, and to discuss current ideas on mechanisms of action and paths forward to insure that another product like DES is never prescribed to pregnant women again.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3817964/

BPA exsposure- xeno estrogens in plastics

http://besynchro.com/blogs/blog/12492461-xenoestrogens-plastics-dirty-secret

 

 

history

transgender skeleton found 2.500 yrs old

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/is-this-proof-trans-people-existed-and-were-accepted-2500-years-ago/#gs.a78bvPQ

5,000 yr old transgender skeleton

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/04/06/5000-year-old-transgender-skeleton-discovered/

we were once revered as vessels of the goddess

http://gallae.com/

10 intersex gods/goddesses

https://lusmerlin.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/ten-intersex-gods-and-goddesses/

matriarchy; the cross without the circle, why Christians are so afraid of trans people

http://transencounterprojectblog.weebly.com/home/the-cross-without-the-circle-fearful-angry-christians-and-why-they-are-really-so-upset-about-transgender-people

the chalice and the blade, Raine Esler

https://theriseandfallofthehumanempire.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/the-chalice-and-the-blade.pdf

24 Transgender Historical Figures

http://www.ranker.com/list/transgender-people-in-history/devon-ashby

Gender Variance Whos Who, awesome compilation tons of information and history

https://zagria.blogspot.com/

 

 

homosexuality

homosexuality also has a genetic advantage to the overall gene pool

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/scientists-discover-evolutionary-advantage-homosexual-sex

further explanation to the X chromosomes role in it all

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/science-behind-more-meaningful-understanding-sexual-orientation

a study on homophobia- “demonstrated the involvement of psychoticism and immature defense mechanisms in homophobic attitudes, while a contrasting role is played by neurotic defense mechanisms and depressive symptoms. Moreover, secure attachment is an indicator of low levels of homophobia compared with the subjects demonstrating a fearful style of attachment. Hence, in the assessment of homophobia and in the relevant programs of prevention”

http://www.west-info.eu/homophobes-exhibit-elements-of-a-psychiatric-disorder/ciocca_et_al-2015-the_journal_of_sexual_medicine/

study concludes that the more homopobic a person is the more likely they are to be closeted gay

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/17/study-homophobia-homosexual_n_7816390.html

animals so far observed with homosexuality https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience/videos/1382344771786530/

study on lesbian mountain gorillas in rawanda

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0154185

first gay nmarriage in 54 AD also a short timeline of its legality since

http://www.back2stonewall.com/2016/05/today-gay-11th-gay-marriage-54-ad-billy-bean-ladies-llangollen.html

the latest “gay” gene study

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/11922975/The-latest-gay-gene-study-gives-no-comfort-to-homophobes.html

“The intersections of trans women and lesbian identities, communities, and movements”: An introduction

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10894160.2015.1076232

 

 

educational resources for understanding gender identity

awesome educational video from the BBC the extraordinary making of you

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x38hzm7

 

pt.1 national geographic, awesome gender identity education, sex,lies and gender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ScgvPvauKE

pt.2 proves that you cant assign gender based on Moneys failed circumcision mutilation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCfLtA69LIA

pt.3 intersex identites as neither/or soley male or female ,they define their gender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ7dt5sTDGc

pt.4 puberty supression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzMpbFM0CWg

pt.5 social oppression and discrimination/ nature so far in half of its species has noted gender variance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcRdXC4tdoQ

 

endocrine society’s stance that gender identity has a basis in biology

http://journals.aace.com/doi/abs/10.4158/EP14351.RA

to search the endocrine societys database of thousands of papers on various aspects of all this, use key words transsexual, intersex, gender identity, cross-sex

https://www.endocrine.org/search?q=transsexual

boston medical report that gender identity has a basis in biologic causation

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150213112317.htm

Evidence Supporting the Biologic Nature of Gender Identity

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/840538

i think once you realize the mechanics of variable genetics,you see how we were predetermined to suffer the consequences of random hormonal stress within the womb, thru exposure to xeno estrogens in pesticides and plastics, and naturally occurring genetic variation. even in nature a plethora of plants and animals change sex characteristics as a means of surviving stress periods, if not evolving in the genetic swapping processes of cell division, pollination, and procreation. once you realize we are all connected and not somehow removed from other lifeforms, it stands to reason that we would have the original coding shared by other forms, that even if we’re added up chromosomal to scientific equations of human, that those chromosomes themselves still retain the first trick life ever knew, a sexual, single celled reproduction. that even without environmental stresses (though a key component of evolution) it still uses that original combination in amongst many varied attempts to unlock new codes. While it causes great distress and harm we are a natural process of life!

 

 

trans 101

Sylvia Riviera law project 101

http://srlp.org/resources/trans-101/

Trans Advocate 101

http://www.transadvocate.com/a-trans-advocates-perspective-on-trans-101-questions_n_14906.htm

GLADD 101

http://www.glaad.org/transgender/transfaq

APA 101 questions and answers

http://www.apa.org/topics/lgbt/transgender.aspx

 

 

symbolism

original trans pride flag created by Monica Helms, now resides in the Smithsonian

https://thinkprogress.org/transgender-pride-flag-designer-applauds-smithsonian-lgbt-artifacts-collection-51a7d1ade112#.ohg43v3gd

how to get a trans color filter for your pic to show support

http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/06/29/heres-how-you-can-celebrate-trans-pride-facebook-too

a new transgender symbol summed up by the creator, seems legit, though have a problem with it,but cant put my finger on it..

http://www.ithou.org/node/1901

images of transgender symbols

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Transgender_symbols

dakinis

http://dakiniasart.org/what-are-dakinis/dakinis/

boston major flys trans flag until its fully inlusive non discrimination resolution is passed

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/05/03/boston-mayor-office-didn-take-down-transgender-pride-flag/YX3FVNyTErUzrx1iqompwO/story.html

 

cisgender

10 things every girl should learn to say

http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2014-05-10-simple-words-every-girl-learn/#.U2jpDJNjbos.twitter

11 miconceptions

http://www.vox.com/2015/2/4/7977335/trans-myths

what your really doing when you ignore pronouns

http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/10/ignore-gender-pronouns/

130+ examples of cis privelage for you to reflect on

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/02/130-examples-cis-privilege/?utm_content=bufferc016c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

cisgender defined

http://time.com/3636430/cisgender-definition/

cultural cisgenderism

https://www.academia.edu/5112152/Cultural_Cisgenderism_Consequences_of_the_Imperceptible

kyriarchy,the system of oppression that intersects all other areas of oppression
http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/04/kyriarchy-101/

‘Is it a man or a woman? Transitioning and the cis gaze’ by Ray Filar

http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/2249-is-it-a-man-or-a-woman-transitioning-and-the-cis-gaze-by-ray-filar

“But I’m An Ally! I’m On Your Side!”
http://freethoughtblogs.com/nataliereed/2012/02/01/but-im-an-ally-im-on-your-side/#ixzz47l3H35uM

http://freethoughtblogs.com/nataliereed/2012/02/01/but-im-an-ally-im-on-your-side/

how to spot “concern” trolls

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/how-to-spot-antitrans-con_b_8055816.html

4 reasons why your “harmless opinion” isn’t so harmless

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/06/opinions-on-trans-ppl-not-harmless/

the biological sex vs gender identity conundrum http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rjmedwed/sex_vs_gender

we exist within a patriarchal society

http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/understanding-patriarchy/

“the day I chose my heterosexuality”

http://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/08/22/the-day-i-chose-my-heterosexuality/

 

 

resources for understanding physical transition

TS and TG roadmap, good place to start to understand physical and social transition

http://www.tsroadmap.com/index.html

transgender health information program, nice run down on what to expect for each therapy/regime/surgery, Montreal Canada

http://transhealth.phsa.ca/

a drs powerpoint explaining treatment

https://aapa.mosaic-mobile.net/Upload/SA61571605181757232.pdf

a guide for hospitals 5/25/16 PDF

http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20160525_lgbt-advocates-revise-guidelines-hospitals-trans-patients

transgender health, the lancet, ongoing publication

http://www.liebertpub.com/trgh

^ really nice overview of whats involved, specific to primary care providers

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/trgh.2015.0006

^best practices guide for the primary care and transitional care of transgender patients 2016

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-home

for pharmacists, AMJH American journal of health, system pharmacy

http://www.ajhp.org/content/early/2016/07/28/ajhp151053.full

^HRC, providing LGBTQ-inclusive care and services at your pharmacy

https://www.hrc.org/resources/providing-lgbtq-inclusive-care-and-services-at-your-pharmacy

we have a shortage of trans competent doctors everything from primary care to surgery

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/8/23/trans-problem-not-enough-people-are-talking-about

 

 

Psychological Reprogramming and Transition

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alexa-corazon/psychological-reprogrammi_b_10039962.html?utm_hp_ref=queer-voices

catching up, the constant catch 22 L described as jetdrag having lost much of our life pretransition

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-mcdonald/the-new-jet-lag-transitio_b_11304568.html

families in transiton,a resource guide for family members of transtioning youth

http://www.ctys.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Families-in-TRANSition.pdf

 

 

hormones

“how hormones make me feel Psychologically”

https://medium.com/gay-star-news/how-hormone-replacement-therapy-hrt-has-affected-me-psychologically-90a2c34a015b#.vf5z31ljr

The Biochemistry of Gender, TransgenderCare- health information archives

http://www.transgendercare.com/medical/resources/tmf_program/tmf_program_1.asp

PBS video explanation of hormones affects for trans people

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/hormone-therapy-means-transgender-people/#.VZb4PP2so1s.facebook

latest study confirming it safe

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/827713#2

5 things to expect when first starting hormones

http://www.pride.com/transgender/2015/6/22/6-things-expect-when-you-start-hormones

dr anne Lawrence explains it all

http://www.annelawrence.com/hormone_regimens.html

wikipedia 101

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormone_replacement_therapy_(male-to-female)

online seller but informative apon a med by med basis non the less

http://www.transgenderzone.com/research/hrt.htm

hrt-self medicating hormone resources

http://planettransgender.com/hrt-self-medicating-hormone-resources/

^quick startup guide for self injecting,self medicating

https://www.facebook.com/notes/beverly-cosgrove/a-quick-startup-to-self-injection-obtaining-supplies/1417308518580962?hc_location=ufi

informed consent providers nationwide

http://transresource.tumblr.com/post/36603564709

^informed consent was pioneered in 1993 at Tom Waddell Health Center in San Francisco

https://www.mededportal.org/icollaborative/resource/4019

take your estrogen sublingually (under your tongue) it absorbs nmore an lasts longer

http://transascity.org/sublingual-versus-oral-estrogen/

healthy transitions,referal sych,ny

http://www.healthytransitionsllc.org/

“green” hormone help?

http://www.saragottfriedmd.com/green-your-hormones-in-8-easy-steps/

12 foods that increase estrogen

http://bembu.com/estrogen-rich-foods#

should ibuprophen be used on HRT?

http://www.reddit.com/r/asktransgender/comments/2dmw5t/aspirinibuprofenacetaminophen_with_spiro/

One consequence of such a bleak landscape, though, is that trans people must frequently take long trips out of their way for competent care.

“They regularly are driving 25 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles for routine blood work, annual checkups, or just to get routine care,” said Harper Jean Tobin, the director of policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality. “And not because there are no closer providers who could do it, but because there are not providers who are accepting and supportive and willing.”

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/03/transgender-healthcare-doctor-oneonta-new-york-carolyn-wolf-gould

Medical Necessity of Hormone Therapy Feminizing/masculinizing hormone therapy pgs 33-57

– the administration of exogenous endocrine agents to induce feminizing or masculinizing changes – is a medically necessary intervention for many transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals with gender dysphoria (Newfield, Hart, Dibble, & Kohler, 2006; Pfäfflin & Junge, 1998). Some people seek maximum feminization/ masculinization, while others experience relief with an androgynous presentation resulting from hormonal minimization of existing secondary sex characteristics (Factor & Rothblum, 2008). Evidence for the psychosocial outcomes of hormone therapy is summarized in Appendix D.

http://www.wpath.org/uploaded_files/140/files/Standards%20of%20Care%20V7%20-%202011%20WPATH.pdf

may wish to practice the theory of evolution if you can😛

http://www.cryochoice.com/pricing_sperm_banking.html?gclid=CPz7_tHJ2swCFQ6naQodsQIEGQ

do trans women get period symptoms?

http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/05/31/yes-trans-women-can-get-period-symptoms/

gender center AU hormone fact sheet

http://www.gendercentre.org.au/resources/fact-sheets/feminising-hormone-information.htm

The effect of estrogen on the sexual interest of castrated males: Implications to prostate cancer patients on androgen-deprivation therapy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23484454

Testosterone therapy for reduced libido in women

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3474615/

whenever possible it seems we should be using bioidenticle hormones , estradiol vs premarin, progesterone vs medroxyprogesterone. Though my own thoughts come back to “were trying to induce a second puberty, natal levels are not what we need untile post op.”

http://jeffreydachmd.com/bioidentical-hormones-for-breast-cancer-survivors-by-jeffrey-dach-md/

 

 

 

progesterone (?)

study showing progesterone is safe, Hormone therapy and venous thromboembolism among postmenopausal women: impact of the route of estrogen administration and progestogens: the ESTHER study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17309934

Pharmacology of estrogens and progestogens: influence of different routes of administration.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16112947

trans HRT hormone forume, ton of usefull links in the pinned post

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TransHRT/

gender research for all genders, usefull links concerning hormones found in the pinned post unsure about its group owner

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenderResearch/permalink/384505805093707/

Prepared & Compiled By – Alina Lynn Keeny (From Various Sources & Research) Combined Hormone Therapy For Transwomen “Information on Supplementing Your Estrogen Regimen With Progesterone” -5-ARIs (5α-reductase inhibitors) 5α-reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) are agents with antiandrogen effects, these agents inhibit the enzyme 5α-reductase, which is involved in the metabolic transformations of a variety of endogenous steroids. 5α-reductase inhibition is most known for preventing conversion of Testosterone, the major androgen sex hormone, to the more potent DHT (5α-dihydrotestosterone). Spironolactone reduces testosterone production and blocks Testosterone receptors, but doesn’t do so completely. Testosterone levels will go decrease, but not to zero. However, most of whatever Testosterone is still produced; your body will convert into DHT, which is several times more powerful than Testosterone in its effects on every tissue except muscles. In addition to counterbalancing the negative side effects of estrogen, progesterone may also inhibit 5- alpha-reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Meaning progesterone may be a natural 5α-reductase inhibitor. -Adding Progesterone to HRT Why add progesterone? Progesterone may eliminate some minor estrogenic mood swing, libido issues. Research hints that progesterone may assist with keeping the brain sharp. Breast growth seems accelerated by the presence of progesterone, in addition to a breast swelling effect which varies with  PreparedØ & Compiled By – Alina Lynn Keeny (From Various Sources & Research) the progesterone dose. Clinical data that hints that adding natural progesterone Prometrium® (progesterone capsules) to your HRT regimen may enhance the safety of long term use of estrogens. My research has indicated that cycling Progesterone is beneficial. Other than breast growth and skin smoothing, the main effect of progesterone is so the breast glands and nipples get to their final stage of development. The areola becomes larger, milk ducts mature, and lactation may even begin for a short time. This level of development is generally not possible for Transwomen without adding progesterone. And some doctors say it is not possible at all – but based on my research, I disagree.  The brain is highly responsive to progesterone. In fact, progesterone concentrations· in the brain have been shown to be 20 times higher than in the blood. Insomnia, anxiety, and migraine are just a few of the conditions linked to an imbalance of progesterone and estrogen. In the brain as elsewhere in the body, progesterone counterbalances the effects of estrogen. Whereas estrogen has an excitatory effect on the brain, progesterone’s effect is calming. Clinical and anecdotal experience indicates that women with estrogen dominance sleep restlessly, whereas progesterone replenishment enhances sleep.  It remains unexplained why anxiety disorders are more prevalent in women than in· men, and how female hormone-related events (such as menstrual cycle and postpartum) influence the course of anxiety disorders. However, it would appear logical that female hormones and their derivatives play a major role in that observation. Several studies have shown progesterone to have anxiolytic (antianxiety) effects by acting on gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the brain. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that aids in relaxation and sleep. In the brain, GABA helps balance excitation with inhibition. Furthermore, withdrawal from endogenous progesterone supplementation after chronic administration increases anxiety via declining levels of its potent GABA-modulatory metabolites.  In 1953, two English physicians, Drs. Katharina Dalton and Raymond Greene,· published the first medical report on premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Dr. Dalton observed that progesterone injections relieved her own menstrual migraine headaches. Dr. Dalton then injected progesterone into other women and found that their PMS was cured. Hormone replacement with estrogen exacerbates migraine, and oral contraceptives can change the character and frequency of migraine. Higher levels of estradiol and the estradiol to progesterone ratio are directly correlated to increased headache activity.  Migraine syndromes, particularly in women, are associated with deficits in brain and· serum ionized magnesium levels. Scientists believe that magnesium’s ability to relieve premenstrual distress may be due to the mineral’s ability to relax vascular smooth muscle. Researchers have demonstrated that with each increase in estrogen, a decrease in ionized magnesium occurs. However, as progesterone levels rise, ionized magnesium levels increase as well.  PreparedØ & Compiled By – Alina Lynn Keeny (From Various Sources & Research)  In one study, physicians set out to test the hypothesis that migraine is a specific· consequence of an imbalance between neurohormonal and metabolic integrity. Restoration of progesterone along with several other steroid hormones led to a complete resolution of migraine. -Cycling Progesterone (Mimic Menstrual Cycle) Confusion often arises as to the proper way to dose progesterone. Serum progesterone levels, height, weight, and deficiency symptoms are all factors that should be considered in determining how much progesterone to prescribe. Bringing serum hormone levels to an optimal range—that of a healthy 20-29 year old—is essential to the success of any hormone regimen. Cycling of this progesterone to mimic a healthy women’s normal menstrual cycle is of the utmost importance.  PROGESTINS (PROGESTERONE) – ORAL USEv  As mentioned above progestins have an arguable positive effect for the· transgender individual. It is likely that if a progestin is chosen, a minimal dose of oral Prometrium® (progesterone capsules) may be given on a cyclic basis. Such a typical regimen may provide for its use for about 10-12 days of the month. Less likely would be its use on an uninterrupted basis.  PROGESTINS (PROGESTERONE) – FOR INJECTIONv  A progestin may also be given by injection. The medication,· medroxyprogesterone acetate, is available in an aqueous suspension for injection. It is typically branded as Depo-Provera and its typical use is to provide long-term (about three months) contraception from a single injection. Another injectable medication sometimes chosen for transgender use is hydroprogesterone caproate (Proluton Depot). From my research, I do not see a benefit from the use of injectable progestins. Research suggests patients have regularly expressed complaints and have suffered adverse side effects from injectable progestins.

From the Gender Research Group, Rachel’s article on the dangers of Medroxyprogesterone and Premarin, and the safety of bioidentical estradiol. (original link follows)

Hormone therapy that includes Synthetic Progestin plus Estrogen may increase breast cancer risk, but Estrogen ALONE may lower risk, according to long-term review.

A long-term review of two clinical trials has shed new light (at least in the minds of medical researchers, while the rest of us have known this to be true for over a dozen years..) on menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk over time.

Women who had a hysterectomy and took estrogen alone were found to have a reduced risk of breast ..and NOT increased …risk of cancer and breast cancer death.

http://www.healthline.com/…/study-suggests-progestin-not-es…

In earlier clinical trials, combination hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consisting of progestin plus estrogen was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and death from that disease. (But, of course, the Medical Knuckleheads did not distinguish HRT with Estradiol Alone as NOT causing but actually REDUCING risk)

Following those reports, use of both types of HRT declined…and the Transgender community along with all Cis-Women was afflicted with the disseminated stupidity of the Medical Research Knuckleheads which was greedily lapped up by their local thoughtless physicians and endocrinologists.

New Yale research suggests hormone therapy misunderstanding may have contributed to 50,000 deaths

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/…/abs/10.…/AJPH.2013.301295

Thirteen years later, researchers finally set out to determine both the short-term and long-term effects of HRT.

One analysis involved 16,608 women who had not had a hysterectomy.

http://media.jamanetwork.com/…/more-analysis-from-the-wome…/

The women were assigned to receive estrogen PLUS PROGESTIN
Results showed this group was at INCREASED RISK breast cancer while taking combination HRT. Within 2.75 years after stopping therapy, the risk was still present but not as high.

Another group of 10,739 women who previously had a hysterectomy were asked to take estrogen ALONE. This group had a REDUCED RISK of breast cancer while receiving estrogen therapy. That lower risk continued for a few years after therapy ended.

So the Medical Knuckleheads have finally agreed….after how many millions have suffered? ….that Estradiol alone REDUCES Breast Cancer Risk.

Of course, since “Knuckleheads will always be Knuckleheads”, they still don’t clarify that any ‘Progestin” is NOT AT ALL necessarily Bio Identical Progesterone…and that the one which caused the Cancer was MPA….and not Progesterone.

Count with us from (1) to (5) just to get a glimpse of what makes a KNUCKLEHEAD..

(1) Micronized PROGESTERONE (the real stuff) vs. MedroxyProgesterone (the toxic synthetic) and HOW they IMPACT on YOUR BRAIN (especially as they impact on your GABA(a) receptors as well as your ALLOPREGNANOLONE

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394921

And for those who have followed our posts here you will recognize that ALLOPREGNANOLONE is perhaps the primary determinant of the degree of anxiety/depression and even panic attacks that people can experience.

PROGESTERONE and MPA DIFFERENTIALLY regulate alpha4 subunit expression of GABA(A) receptors in the CA1 hippocampus of female rats.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394921

The Women’s Health Initiative trials – in which more extreme adverse outcomes were observed in the medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) + conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) arm, as compared to the CEE only arm – suggest that the addition of MPA to estrogen treatment has undesirable consequences.

“These results suggest that MPA, while progestational in terms of its effects in the uterus, is not a simple substitute for P4 in other systems. The relative impact of these two progestins on neuroendocrine function must be carefully explored.”

Prior research has shown that P4, acting through its reduced metabolite allopregnanolone (AP), can mediate alpha4 subunit expression, thereby altering GABA(A) receptor gated currents. By contrast, MPA competitively inhibits the enzymes necessary for the synthesis of AP.”

“An important question raised by these results is whether the adverse outcomes observed in the progestin arm can be attributed to effects that are unique to MPA or are common to all progestins.

(2) Micronized PROGESTERONE vs. MEDROXYPROGESTONE:
How they effect your blood vessels

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15358673

When used together with physiological estradiol (E2) concentrations, Progesterone potentiates E2 effects, whereas MPA impairs E2 signaling.

The authors say, “Our findings show significant differences in the signal transduction pathways recruited by P and MPA in endothelial cells, which may have relevant clinical implications”

We compared the effects of progesterone (P) or MPA on the synthesis of nitric oxide and on the expression of leukocyte adhesion molecules, characterizing the signaling events recruited by these compounds.

Although P significantly increases nitric oxide synthesis via transcriptional and nontranscriptional mechanisms, MPA is devoid of such effects.

These findings are observed both in isolated human endothelial cells as well as in vivo, in ovariectomized rat aortas.

(3 ) UNSURPRISINGLY: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to examine quality of life (QOL) related to physiological, somatic, and vasomotor effects of changing progestogen treatment from medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) to micronized progesterone in postmenopausal women.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10868610
.
When compared with the MPA-containing regimen, women using micronized progesterone-containing HRT experienced significant improvement in vasomotor symptoms, somatic complaints, and anxiety and depressive symptoms.

The findings across the board showed that women had substantially greater improvement in their symptoms when using bioidentical progesterone, compared to non-bioidentical progestin.

(4) Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), which is frequently used as second line hormonal therapy for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, binds with high affinity to the progesterone receptor (PR).

However, the androgenic side-effects of MPA suggest that it may also activate androgen receptor (AR) regulated pathways.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/…/article/pii/S0303720799001094

(5 HRT and Your Genes: Breast Cancer RIsk or Not?
—Depends on whether your HRT is Bio-identical (estradiol and micronized Progesterone) or Toxic Synthetic ((Premarin and Medroxyprogesterone)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22834417

These results suggest that HRT with natural estrogens affects a much smaller number of genes and has less-adverse effects on the normal breast in vivo than conventional, synthetic therapy.

The synthetic therapy significantly enhanced mammographic breast density, an important risk factor for breast cancer.

Two 28-day cycles of daily estradiol (E2) gel 1.5 mg and oral micronized progesterone (P) 200 mg/day for the last 14 days of each cycle did not significantly increase breast epithelial proliferation at the cell level nor at the mRNA level ).

By contrast, two 28-day cycles of daily oral conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) 0.625 mg and oral medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) 5 mg for the last 14 days of each cycle significantly increased proliferation at both the cell level and at the mRNA level, and significantly enhanced mammographic breast density, an important risk factor for breast cancer.

In addition, CEE/MPA affected around 2,500 genes compared with just 600 affected by E2/P.

 

 

electrolysis / laser

cry to the heavens

https://kittysbelle.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/necessity-of-electrolysis-laser-permanent-hair-removal/

TransgenderCare, choosing an electro, understanding hair growth, treatment, pain, dangers

http://www.transgendercare.com/electrolysis/index.htm

how long will electrolosis take? Est 200hrs

http://www.tsroadmap.com/physical/hair/zaptime.html

Re.You Studio is where cassey is gettn laser done

http://reyoustudio.com/

how to code and treat for insurance

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-hair-removal

“how to get laser covered by insurance”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-leftwich/how-to-get-laser-hair-rem_b_8169606.html

Vaniqua, a cream for reducing the speed of hair growth, 70 bucks, wanna try it after readn . this also is a great place to know your not alone with your hair issues even though it PCOS ladys knowing cis women get it to somehow helps?

http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/345083-Endocrinologist-Lab-Results-can-a-GP-read-diagnosis-Asymmetrial-Thyroid-ROP?goto=nextnewest

A precedent has already been set indicating that depilatory treatments are “medical care” for insurance purposes (Abernathy v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 21178, Supreme Court of South Carolina, March 31, 1980). In this case Plaintiff brought suit against her insurer after it refused to reimburse her for the cost of depilatory treatments (i.e. electrolysis) which had been recommended by her physician. The policy included as “eligible expense” charges for “doctors’ services for surgical procedures and other medical care”, and contained a provision excluding “anything not ordered by a doctor or not necessary for medical care of illness”. The South Carolina State Supreme Court affirmed a verdict for the plaintiff, noting that there is no requirement that “medical care … be performed by or under the direction of licensed medical personnel”. Further, the court held, since plaintiff underwent treatments pursuant to her physician’s advice, such expenses were medically “necessary and were not excluded from coverage under the policy”.

Again, if your health care provider has covered any part of your treatment that has anything to do with why your hair removal in needed, you have a good chance to beat the money out of them in small claims court. http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1410/6.html

SFHP will cover electrolysis and laser hair removal for the following surgeries

  1. Vaginoplasty (genital area and face)
  2. Metoidioplasty (exclusively to the genital area)
  3. Phalloplasty (genital area and graft site)

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/THS2/SFHP-MedicalCriteriaTransgenderCare-020215.pdf

^ As of February 20, 2015 San Francisco Health Plan amended

their guidelines to include limited coverage for facial hair

removal for transgender patients who meet medical

necessity. SFHP thus far has indicated that they will only

approve facial hair removal for patients who also have a

Prior Authorization approved for vaginoplasty.

While it is clear that the medical necessity for facial hair

removal should be considered separately from surgical

status and that these procedures should be authorized

independently, SFHP is currently not interpreting coverage

this way.

Expanded coverage for medically necessary gender-related

procedures has often been gained through winning

coverage for individual patient cases. This is typically a

lengthy process that requires a series of denials and strong

provider advocacy documenting medical necessity.

For patients who have an approval for vaginoplasty with

SFHP, facial hair removal is more likely to be approved,

however SFHP could still deny requests on a case by case

basis.

This guide provides an overview of how to make a referral

for facial hair removal, how to fill out Prior Authorization

forms, what clinical documents to attach to them, and how

to appeal a denial.

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/THS2/SFHP-FacialHairRemovalProviderGuide-071715.pdf

NY state covers electrolosis as preoperative for vaginoplasty and metoplasty

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2015/2015-06.htm

what do you think about coding it under “intensive outpatient therapy for the treatment of GID” ?theres gota be a way…

!

Next…. AFTER you get a prescription reimbursed by the insurance Co. you file for reimbursement of electrolysis treatments. They will still maintain hair removal is cosmetic, however, too much hair in all the wrong places is a medical problem and if needed visit asecond doctor to get a second opinion as they have to pay for this too. You will have to appeal their decision and you have 3 appeals to go through. At the third appeal you challenge them. NEVER SURRENDER THE POWER. MAKE THEM KNOW YOU ARE NOT TAKING ANY NONSENSE and you will beat them in court because of �industry precedent�. They have a contract to pay for all diagnosable and treatable diseases and electrolysis is the �current standard of medical treatment for this condition� (remember this phrase…it is vital to your argument).  *Has a sample letter to insurance as well*

LETTERHEAD

MEDICAL CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
XYZ INSURANCE CO.
CLAIMS DEPARTMENT / OR MANAGER

RE: (patient�s name) Policy No. #000000

Dear Ms./Mr……………

I have prescribed for my patient, Ms. ………….., electrolysis
(procedure 17380) as a consequence of a hormonal imbalance resulting in
hirsutism (excessive and abnormal growth of hair in a distribution not
normal in a female… (diagnosis 704.1).

I am writing you to clarify the medical necessity of this treatment.
Hair removal is NOT cosmetic in these patients because

A. a medical condition causes the hair growth.
B. permanent removal of hair is necessary to restore the patient to normal function.
C. the physician can measure the effectiveness of medication by
monitoring the presence or absence of  new hair growth in the areas involved only after
electrolysis therapy. Since no two patients respond  in a similar manner to a given dose of any medication, dosage MUST be individualized to minimize potential �side effects�. Electrolysis, therefore, is instrumental in establishing the most effective dose of medication, consequently, the electrolysis procedure is diagnostic as well as  therapeutic.
D. To achieve maximum benefits for the patient with Hirsutism it
is necessary to include electrolysis of  the follicle concomitantly with medical therapy or else the
patient is denied the benefit of the current body of medical knowledge regarding treatment of her condition. Also, it is unethical for a physician to  withhold any information from a patient that the physician knows to be effective.
E. Electrolysis is standard, current medical practice and is the
only permanent treatment for hirsutism in this medical condition and has been certified as medically indicated and necessary by a disinterested  physician, Dr. …… , a Board Certified Endocrinologist (or Gynecologist).
F. There is industry precedent in Massachusetts and a number of states for coverage of this procedure.

Please contact me if I can be of further assistance

Yours truly
XXXXXXX M.D.

————————————————–
Very important phrases…………

1. A hormonal imbalance resulting in hirsutism (excessive and abnormal
hair growth not normal in a female 2. Is NOT COSMETIC in these
patients. 3. A medical condition causes the hair growth. 4. Permanent
removal is necessary to restore the patient to normal function. 5. the
physician can measure the effectiveness of medication by monitoring the
presence or absence of new hair growth ONLY AFTER electrolysis therapy.
6. no two patients respond in a similar manner to a given dose of any
medication.� 7. dosage MUST be individualized to minimize potential
side effects. 8. Electrolysis, therefore, is instrumental in
establishing the most effective dose of medication. 9. the electrolysis
procedure is diagnostic as well as therapeutic (this is vital because
ALL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS ARE COVERED 100% IN VIRTUALLY ALL POLICIES). 10.
To achieve maximum benefits for the patient it is necessary to include
electrolysis. 11. or else the patient is denied the benefit of the
current body of medical knowledge regarding treatment 12. It is
unethical for the physician to withhold any information from a patient
that the physician knows to be effective. 13. Electrolysis is current
standard medical practice. 14. the only treatment for hirsutism in this
medical condition. 15. has been certified as medically necessary by a
disinterested physician (this means the physician has no vested
interest in electrology other than to see the patient get the most
effective treatment with no financial gain for the physician). 16.
there is industry precedent for coverage for this procedure (in law
they often resort to �precedent� so this VIP). In addition, read the
policy to see if there is any wording that refers to �diagnosable and
treatable disorders� which this is as opposed to a �cosmetic
procedure�. Electrolysis for cosmetic purposes would be limited to
eyebrows, underarms, bikini line, raising the hairline on the forehead.
All other areas could be part of a medical problem.

Do not let them push you around. Their tactics usually involve denying
and delaying all these claims. Send all correspondence by �return
receipt requested mail� so you will have proof the letter was sent and
received. Sometimes they claim they �lost� the letter but if you get no
reply send another with a note there will be more and it is doubtful if
they lose all correspondence. Lastly you can take them to small claims
court after about only $1000 of treatments. Ins companies do not want
to go to court under any circumstance as they know nobody likes them
and the penalties are usually severe. They will try to call your bluff
every time as the know no lawyer will take a case for less than $50,000
so they figure you will drop the whole thing due to frustration.

http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/1341/site_id/1

Electrology and the Hirsute Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patient,remember if it is covered for one gender it must be covered for the other!  if they would approve it for a bearded woman due to PCOS or something similar, that along with a state’s (or the federal marketplace)nondiscrimination policy should be sufficient grounds for getting it approved.

https://www.aielectrology.com/news_7.shtml
1. I went to a dermatologist
2. Procedure Code Identity: 17999 (I found this at www.acgme.org/acWebsite/downloads/oplog/080byAreaType.pdf)
3. Description of Service: laser hair removal
4. Diagnosis Code: 626.9 (PCOS code)

http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/236666-My-Insurance-is-Covering-My-Laser-Hair-Removal

Trichotillomania is the obsessive plucking or ripping of hair from the head,face,hands,genital,body

http://www.ocdonline.com/#!trichotilomania/cauz

^How to get insurance to pay for your BFRB treatment

http://www.wsps.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=94:fight-for-your-rights-getting-insurance-to-pay-for-your-treatment&catid=0

hypertrichosis is the term used to denote excessive and abnormal growth of hair, on any part of the body which is more than is seen in individuals of the same sex, age, and race as the person under consideration. Genetic, androgen-independent excessive hair growth http://emedicalhub.com/hypertrichosis/

current treatment of hypertricosis, NCBI, electrolysis

Facial hypertrichosis and hirsutism may cause severe cosmetic and psychologic problems. In the following, new developments in the treatment of hypertrichosis will be presented. Permanent depilation by photothermolysis is currently the most promising treatment. A new topical treatment of hypertrichosis is eflornithine cream. It inhibits the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase which is essential for the rapidly dividing cells of the hair follicle. Furthermore, other methods of hair removal such as plucking, waxing, chemical depilation by thioglycolates, electrolysis, thermolysis and systemic therapies of hirsutism will be discussed.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11757465

‘L689’ (L68.9) Diagnosis – Hypertrichosis, unspecified

The code is valid for submission on a UB04

http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/ICD-10/Diagnosis/L689

L68.2 Localized hypertrichosis

is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.

http://www.mdhealthresource.com/icd-10-cm-medical-codes/L68.2

Hirsutism is defined as the presence of terminal hairs on women in a male-like pattern and often is a sign of underlying androgen excess (hyperandrogenism) Mechanical treatments
Therapy for the patient with unwanted hair growth would not be complete without treatment to remove existing hair growth (Table 3). A number of methods have been reported to reduce unwanted terminal hair growth, including electrology and laser hair reduction. Electrology has been available for decades, and although prospective randomized trials are few, extensive clinical experience appears to indicate that it does afford permanent hair reduction in most patients. Laser hair reduction is a much newer modality, and although it does appear to offer less-permanent hair removal than electrology it provides significant hair reduction. Nonetheless, these methods do have their drawbacks. Electrology requires multiple and frequent treatment sessions that can be painful, depending on the location and extent of hair involvement. Likewise, laser hair removal has the potential for causing skin damage and is primarily effective in those patients who have dark hairs and lighter skin. Both of these methods can be quite cost ly in the long run. As such, the recent advent of newer topical therapies for reducing hair growth is of importance.

Conclusion
More than 14 million women complain of unwanted facial hair growth, approximately one fourth of whom actually suffer from hirsutism. Evaluation of these patients should include a determination of whether they actually have hirsutism and have concomitant endocrine or metabolic abnormalities. The appropriate treatment for a woman who has unwanted hair growth may include hormonal therapy, but should also include mechanical and/or cosmetic means of removing hair growth. The newly approved eflomithine HCl cream, 13.9% is a useful adjuvant in reducing noticeable hair growth in affected women.

http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/7019-Advances-in-the-evaluation-and-treatment-of-unwanted-hair-growth-(PCOS-mentioned)

Guidance for the management of hirsutism. NCBI,

Approximately 80% of women are affected by the presence of excessive hair growth in a ‘male-like’ pattern. Excessive facial hair in particular can be a source of distress to such women and can lead to psychological problems such as anxiety, depression and a reduced quality of life.Current cosmetic methods of hair removal include shaving, depilatories, waxing, plucking, laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) and electrolysis.A topical treatment cream such as eflornithine 11.5% can slow hair growth and thus reduce the frequency of the need for hair removal. This treatment can be used effectively in conjunction with hair removal methods.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16083532

Comprehensive clinical management of hirsutism, NCBI

Hirsutism is an excessive body and facial hair growth in women in locations where is normally minimal or absent following a hair-male pattern. For this reason is not uncommon that hirsutism raises psychological, cosmetic and social concerns. There are many treatment modalities that can be summarised into two broad groups: pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment. Until now, medical treatment has been designed to interfere with the synthesis of androgen at the ovarian or adrenal level, or inhibit the effect of androgen at the receptor level, although recent progresses test other options such as insulin modulators or ornithine decarboxylase inhibitors. Mechanical treatment includes laser hair removal, electrolysis, depilatory creams, plucking and waxing. This article presents a general overview of hirsutism treatment options.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20218823

But the blurbs say that if you use a “”99” code the insurance will want the DR to justify the medical need. (Although there is a clear medical need as removing a beard for a woman is not just cosmetic.) The Dr’s office told me that they don’t know of a code! So I am sure that if they did not wish to look up a code, they will not wish to print a letter of medical necessity to justify insurance payments. I was, therefore, looking fo a non-general/non-99 code.

-question concerning laser ^

ICD-9-CM 704.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 704.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes)

http://www.icd9data.com/2015/Volume1/680-709/700-709/704/704.9.htm

 

school for electrology

its like they’ve created this wall where they grandfathered any practicing electrolysists while making sure ther would be no newcomers. a form of job security where they can name their price, without ever having undergone the training they now require, where 2-3 practicing eletrologists are gatekeepers of who gets to practice In ohio, making sure that noone poor  enters  the field by refusing federal school loans to do so, requiring us to buy into the field at an insurmountable price, while allowing them to set rates on treatment without having to be competitive in pricing, equipment or technique.

from a school not in ohio-

Ohio has a 750 hour electrology training requirement and at the present time, American Institute of Education does not support or offer this curriculum. Ohio is one of only a few states that requires out of state vocational schools to become “state approved” with Ohio’s State Medical Board and the Directors of AIE decided that there wasn’t sufficient reason to pursue this requirement. We also disagree with their curriculum to some extent. The curriculum requires 150 hours of head and neck massage training, something that no other state requires and that no electrologist would consider doing. If you plan to practice electrology in Ohio upon completing your training, we suggest that you attend a school in this state.

If you live on the border of a neighboring state and plan to work there rather than in Ohio, or, if you are planning to move from Ohio to another part of our country, call our Director, Ron Davis at 888-844-4247. AIE trains students for most other states in our nation and we would be pleased to assist you.

https://www.aielectrology.com/Ohio.shtml

so that school in california replyed saying i should just do school in ohio without giving much to go on i but to look here in the http://electrology.com/contact.html (which im emailing a rep in ohio from the contact us page)  inquired again with the cali person an they got me a link to a new school opening in columbus on a hairtell forum —–

contacted the area educational chair and they gave me links to the one in cbus

Mary Kaye Johnson mkjelectrolysis@aol.com

Your message was forwarded to me regarding the electrology training programs in Ohio.  The American Electrology Association is not a regulatory body so the information provided is simply a list of the known schools in Ohio.  You should call both schools with your list of questions and go from there.  That said, please feel free to call me with any general questions regarding training.  The AEA website at www.electrology.com has information regarding the CPE designation.  If you click on the Professionals page, there is a link on the left hand side of that page with info on becoming a CPE along with the CPE test bulletin.  Wherever you train, you should plan to take the exam and become a member of the AEA in order to stay on top of continuing education opportunities and be involved with the wonderful peer networking opportunities.

Here is the contact information I have for the 3 schools that can train for ohio:

About Face Cosmetic Therapy

Vickie Mickey

1918 Bethel Road

Columbus, Ohio 43220

By Phone: 614-457-0448

By E-Mail: aboutface@aboutface-ctc.com

they want 16-17,000 and that liscences me as an asthetic therapist(?no idea theres a diffrence between electrologist and therapist?)

as well the one in mansfeild

Ohio Medical Electrology Institute

attn. Jo Melching

271 Cline Ave. Suite # 4

Mansfield, Ohio 44907

419-747-7546

e-mail:

jomelch1@aol.com

or visit: http://www.skinsolutionsandelectrolysis.com/

one in ky (also 2 hrs away) does have 3 diffrent levels of courses, i could do 350 hrs that wouldnt liscense me in oh but it would eleswhere but nowhere i wanna go. would give me a better understanding of what im doing to myself.

http://bgskincare.com/main/school/?page_id=62

350 HOURS:       $5100.00

600 HOURS:       $6800.00

765 HOURS:       $9100.00

Laser Hair Removal Courses: We also offer Laser Training courses which can be completed in one week or less.

30 HOURS:        $2600.00 (Three day course)

50 HOURS:        $3500.00 (Five day course, one week from Monday-Friday)

+the cost of machine n books😦 machine being 4 grand

there is a school called American Institute of Education that can teach me for such states that dont require any certification, as well as potentially some that do like california. part online but i have to go to one of their locations to finish. needs further looked into.

https://www.aielectrology.com/Washington.shtml

so far the only school in America that takes federal school loans is in salt lake city utah http://cameocollege.com/thanks-for-your-interest/

sent timid interest thigy waitn to hear back🙂 no hear back L and hear it uses you as free labor without teaching theory

http://cameocollege.com/thanks-for-your-interest/

I sent another email and didn’t mention anything about ohio,got a reply…

Good Morning Jayla.

This is Cyndle with Cameo College Admissions. Thank You for your inquiry. The Electrolysis industry is a fantastic industry to get into J I can definitely help you w/ your FAFSA, have you ever filled out one before?

I would suggest coming into Cameo College. When you come I will give you a tour of the campus, go over course curriculum, and tuition. I will also help you fill out your FAFSA at that time J I am available Tues – Sat is there a day of the week that works best for you?

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ― Oscar Wilde

Cyndle Mendoza

Cyndle Mendoza

Cameo College Admissions Advisor

801-747-5705 Direct Line

801-747-5701 Fax

the hatefull Mormon social culture of Utah L mentioned because that’s wher cameo college is

http://www.advocate.com/current-issue/2016/4/29/ghost-children-mormon-country

Why Getting a Haircut Can Be a Traumatizing Experience for Transgender People

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/transgender-haircut-salon-experience

WHOOT! Found a school that takes fed loans in massachusettes! ELECTROLOGY INSTITUTE OF NEW ENGLAND , and guess what? They accredit for ohio!! Omg J they refuse to let me in!? this is ther reply,caps an all L Hi JAYLA EINE  IS AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL WE HAVE HOMELAND SECURITY APPROVAL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS,  IT WAS EASIER TO OBTAIN THAN APPROVAL FROM OHIO FOR OUR  ELECTROLYSIS PROGRAM.   WE HAVE MADE MANY REQUESTS TO  THE STATE OF OHIO HOWEVER WE HAVE HAD NO RESPONSE.   UNTIL WE DO WE DO NOT WANT TO TAKE MONEY FROM ANYONE OR FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UNTIL WRITTEN APPROVAL IS RECEIVED.   WE HAVE APPROVAL FROM ALL OTHER STAT,  WE DO OFFER FINANCIAL AID THROUGH THE DEPARTMNT OF EDUCATION   PERHAPS YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS LOOK INTO THIS TO SPEED THINGS UP.   OUR INTITIAL REQUEST WAS SOMETIME AGO.   PERHAPS AS A REISDENT YOU WILL HAVE MORE OF AN ADVANTAGE TO GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED.     BEST WISHES,  MARY EVANGLEISTA,  DIRECTOR

http://electrologyinstitute.com/

a study done using my machine J ss-69 epilator, the article uses disgusting terminology being from 97 (the 90s weren’t kind) in general stresses the need for a good electrolysis whos successfully treated trans women befor and how done wrong can be no reduction:/

http://dallasdenny.com/Writing/2013/05/12/electrolysis-in-transsexual-women-a-retrospective-look-at-frequency-of-treatment-in-four-cases-1997/

they do a “modern elctrolosis symposium” in Quebec Canada, this is 2015’s. Dectro International hosts it every year. They produce the Apilus machines

http://www.electrolysissymposium.com/

Johanne Fortier CPE, LE, National Training Director, Laura Bomar (from tenn)trained with her in California and she trains students for unlicensed states. She runs a business called Aesthetics Systems and works mostly with Dectro products.

http://www.aestheticssystems.com/

get a daylight lamp,some cheap ones at joane called Ott lite http://www.ottlite.com/Our-Story/Dr-Ott-The-Original or verilux which is what laura has http://www.verilux.com/

Prestige, is an electrolosis supply store sells things like magni specs

https://www.prestigeelec.com/shop/magni-specs/magni-specs/

texas electrolysis supply, is another supplier of everything, both sell needles an whatever http://texaselectrolysisstore.com/

sterilizer is required by the CDC, A Dry Heat sterilizer by Wayne or and Autoclave steam machine, a pricey item 500 or so

http://www.waynemetalproductsinc.com/

she has the Oakworks Wellspring Portable Massage Table. It is made so that legs can fit underneath it. Most massage tables don’t allow for that, so make sure your legs can fit under whatever table you decide on.

http://www.oakworks.com/wellspring.asp

you’ll need a pump bottle for the alcohol and many people use witch hazel for after care use.

“takes about 3 to 5 thousand to get started right in this business.” Laura bomar (thanksJ

https://www.facebook.com/laura.bomar.3

There are some probe companies that will send free samples. I use Sterex probes, but there are different brands and everyone has their favorites got some free samples of probes from Pro Tec last year.

I don’t know how to go about sterilizing the instruments like tweezers though. You’ll have to have the proper sterilization before working on anyone. That’s for your safety. You will also want to be certain to get Hep shots and other shots/vaccinations required for healthcare workers

Laurier probes are the best in quality and they are also the most expensive. The spend a bit more time developing these probes and may have some detailed information that will help. Electrologist who use these probes often charge a bit extra to cover the cost. I use Laurier for the galvanic and Sterex for thermolysis. But, everyone is different. It’s a bit overwhelming http://www.laurierinstruments.com/kelly-tip-electrolysis-probes.html

I would charge more for bikini area than face, because it’s more difficult and harder on your back to manipulate the area around the bikini. Watch your posture, too! That’s a big issue with electrologists….big issues. Go to any length to keep your posture as good as possible – it will save your back, neck and many types of health side affects. Posture is something I have to work on. I got this great gadget that I positively love… https://www.lumobodytech.com/lumolift/?utm_expid=70259375-21.Yz80XOgnSXu9lXiNTep1yA.1&utm_source=adwords&utm_campaign=190600582&utm_term=lumo%20lift&utm_medium=g&utm_content=88940319502&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_eu8BRDC-YLHusmTmMEBEiQArW6c-FwlZcvfxLvpDOzkQmSRwBt7rrctz49uA1hkKi9KaiYaAj-88P8HAQ&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

 

 

surgery

guidelines for surgery- treatment and care pre/post op

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-vaginoplasty

i want marci bowers as my surgeon !😦 never afford it

http://marcibowers.com/

Dr Brassard, montreal

http://www.grsmontreal.com/anglais.html

this is a guide to surgeons

http://www.tssurgeryguide.com/SRS-Surgeon-Ratings.html

* works with low income, vaginoplasty 6,000+2,000 anesthisia an facilities +travel and exspencis- still cheapest ive found:/ Harold M. Reed, M.D. florida

http://srsmiami.com/category/male-to-female-vaginoplasty-financial-assistancee/

Dr Michael Kuzon works with the VA if your military, University of Michigan Comprehensive Gender Services Program

http://www.uofmhealth.org/profile/273/william-michael-kuzon-jr-md

Dr Christian McGinn, Papillon Gender Wellness center, Phillidelphia Pennsylvania

http://drchristinemcginn.com/drmcginn/

^pennsylvania removed trans exclusions !

http://www.transequality.org/blog/pennsylvania-medicaid-removes-trans-health-exclusions

Dr. Loren Schechter, university plastic surgery, Chicago Illinois, takes medicare

http://www.uplasticsurgery.com/loren-s-schechter-m-d/

Brownstein and Crane, doesn’t take medicare unknown

http://brownsteincrane.com/meet-the-doctors/

transgender health

http://www.healthcommunities.com/transgender-health/surgery.shtml

oh! its dianes medical guide thingy!! just realized,lol

international surgeon list from a referall writting source

http://www.healthytransitionsllc.org/Resources.html#anchor_58

Michigan university offers GRS !!! applying for enrollment in its gender program now- only cares about money

http://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/gender-affirming-surgery#mtfreassignment

a video of the current technique used

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9TGQIP-VLg

wonder if i we can apply as research subjects? i would totally prefer this technique but the other is tried and true and steps above sharp rocks. Though its in testing phases it will be awhile befor its cleared for everyones use and then will cost insanely higher than normal SRS an by the time its dropped to be feasible ive wasted a lifetime:/ – lab grown vagina

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140410194326.htm

^ anouther take

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26885335

anouther testing phase complete,this time in intersex youth

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/12/29/lab-grown-vaginas-implanted-successfully-in-4-teenagers/

lab grown organs

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2014/04/12/the-science-of-lab-grown-organs-vaginas-noses-now-possible/#2715e4857a0bebb4b58145e9

lab grown Fallopian tubes                                                                                      http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/fallopian-tubes-grown-lab-first-time 

womb transplant

http://healthscopenews.com/2015/09/29/womb-transplants-give-hope-to-women-born-without-a-uterus/

lab grown uterus

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/woman-who-genetically-man-gives-5075269#ICID=sharebar_facebook

girl has mothers uterus transplanted,5th successful, intersex/ hysterectomy women

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2015/08/26/after-ferguson-states-struggle-to-crack-down-on-court-debt

fun fact, a trans woman is CEO of a biomedical company growing organs in NC for transplant surgeries, hearts/lungs

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article77525297.html

 

list of surgeons, in US call everyone

Gary Alter

Does not take insurance supposedly

 

Rachel Bluebond-Langner
University of Maryland Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness, 419 W. Redwood St., Baltimore, MD, 21201, US

Marci Bowers
345 Lorton Avenue Suite #101
Burlingame CA 94010

Karen Boyle, M.D.
Chesapeake Urology Associates at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)
6535 North Charles Street, Suite 640
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 877-290-5055

Curtis Crane
575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Greenbrae, CA 94904
www.brownsteincrane.com

Peter K. Davis, M.D., F.A.C.S.
1691 El Camino Real, Suite 400 Palo Alto, CA 94306
Website: www.davisplasticsurgery.com

Daniel Dugi
Oregon Health & Science University
3303 SW Bond Ave, CH-10-U
Portland, OR 97239

Maurice Garcia, MD
UCSF
400 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
(415) 353-2200

Daniel Greenwald
1208 East Kennedy Blvd, #221, Tampa, FL, 33602, US
www.bayshoreplasticsurgery.com
tel: 888-840-3199

William Kuzon Jr., M.D., PhD.
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
www.uofmhealth.org/medical-services/transgender-services

Sherman Leis, D.O., F.A.C.O.S.
The Center For Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
19 Montgomery Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
www.drshermanleis.com

Ellie Zara Ley, MD
7025 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 302
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Christine McGinn, MD
Papillon Gender Wellness Center
18 Village Row
New Hope, PA 18938

Toby R Meltzer, MD, PC
7025 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 302
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Tuan A. Nguyen, M.D., D.D.S.
15820 Quarry Road
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Website: www.mdtnguyen.com

Harold M. Reed, M.D., F.I.C.S.
1111 Kane Concourse
Bay Harbor, Florida 33154
Website: www.srsmiami.com

Kathy Rumer, MD, FACOS
Rumer Cosmetic Surgery
105 Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

Thomas Satterwhite
575 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Greenbrae, CA 94904

Loren Schechter
University Plastic Surgery, 9000 Waukegan Rd, Suite 210,
Morton Grove, IL, 60053, US

Christopher Salgado, MD
1120 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136

Alexander Sinclair
9884 South Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Heidi Wittenberg, MD
Urogynecology Center of San Francisco
55 Francisco Street, #300
San Francisco, CA 94133

 

a blog about srs statistics

http://aebrain.blogspot.com/2009/05/srs-results.html

lynn conways SRS warning (fairly phobic and internalized,but based on fears for why the standards of care exist)

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/Warning.html

SoC Standards of Care for the health of Transsexual, transgender, and gender non conforming people VII (as it stands today)

http://www.wpath.org/uploaded_files/140/files/IJT%20SOC,%20V7.pdf

notes about transgender healthcare, 2007 dated but nice for its age, shows how far weve come

http://www.csun.edu/~psp/handouts/trans_resources.pdf

A concept called “bodily autonomy” would come under attack in the 70’s, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) begins chromosome testing athletes barring intersex and transsexual competators. Important to note that in 2003 the IOC convened with an international gathering of medical doctors developing the consensus that after 2 yrs of hormonal reparative therapy and sexual realignment surgery all bodily systems are equivalent to that of a person’s target gender. The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA) was also formed, a grouping of leading mental and physical health professionals from every associated field, who grew to develop the first universal standards of care for transsexualism- an official diagnosis and treatment being needed to acquire care. Since then it has grown into the foremost authority, recognized by entities such as the “American Medical Association” AMA and the “World Health organization” WHO. These standards have continually been updated in accordance with new understanding, now called the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). The Standards of Care have been revised six times (in January 1980, March 1981, January 1990, June 1998, February 2001,and September 2011). Transition related healthcare from puberty suppression to confirmation surgery are viewed by medical science as an effective and necessary treatment of bodily dysphoria.

https://kittysbelle.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/why-your-community-needs-to-adopt-non-discrimination-policy-inclusive-of-sexual-orientation-gender-identity-and-or-expression/

 

 

voice

during incorrect puberty alot of negative shit happens to our bodys that makes us want to die. voice is an important factor, been told im fairly fem sounding but yet talking on the phone makes me want to hang myself sometimes. special if im already aggravated.

so heres a new voice app!

http://exceptionalvoiceapp.com/

Laryngoplasty, surgical

http://voicedoctor.net/surgery/pitch/feminization-laryngoplasty

pt1. video guide, pitch and resonance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olmEG6pJt-Q

Guidelines for voice, treatment and care

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-vocal-health

heres nice step0-6 suggestions read first n try J

http://pastebin.com/iTWaVvHx

voice coach

http://fusion.net/story/327356/christie-block-transgender-speech-therapist/

sarah pickle has refered me to Chelsea.schmalenberg@UC for speech pathology (voice coach), at the same time refered me to siddarth khosla for otolaryngology (surgery). when i called i have to see khosla first ,an befor him on first visit their gonna shove a camera down my thought an look at my voice guts at which point ill be again refered to schmalenberg, guess shes under him or something. this is all within the UC network. i also ran into a packet found on a info booth at a event in dayton for the Blain Block Institute for Voice Anylysis and Rehabilitation, a Carol S Cantor www.bbivar.com , havent called or anything,figured id try with UC since its “prescribed” an next month,lol.

 

 

Facial feminization

lynn’s thoughts on FFS (nice informative resource for all aspects)

http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~mirror/FFS/LynnsFFS.html

adrea james medical necessity letter

http://www.tsroadmap.com/physical/face/ffs-hbigda2.pdf

andrea james  (ts roadmap) on FFS

http://www.tsroadmap.com/physical/face/facesurgidx.html

during the first incorrect puberty which was totally preventable, we were denied the care that could have prevented these damaging masculinizing features, a guidebook, costs money we don’t have L much like any surgical correction

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1886039933/andreajames00-20

3d printing facial tissue, early phases of testing but promising for a whole slew of procedures!

http://3dprintingindustry.com/news/3d-printed-cartilage-change-face-surgery-85286/

bowers is part of a conference in Italy, this is a facial feminization thingy

http://facial-feminization.com/consultations-ffs-surgery-australia/

surgeons

martin fox MD in ky does face, needs to get a appointment for consult,also does a buncha other stuff

http://www.kyplasticsurgery.com/procedures/face/

Dr Sherman Leis, philly, nose job 7,500-8,800/chin 3,600/

http://thetransgendercenter.com/index.php/maletofemale1/mtf-price-list.html

rhinoplasty

http://www.transgendercare.com/surgical/rhinoplasty.htm

 

 

 

 

Breast augmentation/reconstruction

code it as breast reconstruction , that’s how their getting it covered in Washington…

101-“Women can get breast implants to make their breasts bigger and fuller. That can be done for RECONSTRUCTIVE purposes, such as after mastectomy for breast cancer, or for cosmetic reasons.”

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/breast-implants/cosmetic-procedures-breast-augmentation?page=2

on cost-

http://www.realself.com/question/breast-implants-how-much-should-they-cost

saline vs silicone-

http://infoplasticsurgery.com/breast/saline-vs-silicone-1/

fat transfer as opposed to implants-

http://infoplasticsurgery.com/breast/breast-augmentation-with-fat/

Columbus surgery

http://www.columbusplasticsurgery.com/breast-procedures-columbus/fat-transfer/

Cincinnati plastic surgery group, dr robinson, I have prices for nose,boob n lipo

http://theplasticsurgerygroup.com/

how to measure bra size personally i hates em:/ lol
but one day maybe ill have to know this if i ever develop past an a or b, not like i have a mom😦

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGxCjOv6hwE

AMAB (assisgned male at birth) can breastfeed, this article is nice, though there is also a tribe somewhere that the men do all the breastfeeding while the women hunt

http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com/milkmen-fathers-who-breastfeed/

guidance for treatment- breast augmentation

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-chest-surgery-feminizing

Induced Lactation and the Newman-Goldfarb Protocols for Induced Lactation

http://www.asklenore.info/breastfeeding/induced_lactation/gn_protocols.shtml

Kelly mom resources for induced lactation and relactation

http://kellymom.com/ages/adopt-relactate/relactation-resources/

 

 

for trans men

There are multiple procedures for DFAB trans people there’s metoidioplasty that releases the ligament that holds the clitoris in place so that it hangs more like a penis, with that one can opt for urethral lengthening so that they can stand to pee, a vagenectomy which is the closing of the vagina, scrotoplasty which creates a scrotum from labia I believe, and testicular implants. phalloplasty which is where they take a flap of skin, fat, arteries and nerves in the case of micro-surgical flaps and create a phallus from this flap. with this there is the same other surgeries as metoidioplasty as well as a glasplasty to create the head of the penis.

practice

http://www.out.com/news-opinion/2015/7/10/genital-reconstruction-can-battle-replicate-bodys-most-complex-organ-help

guidelines for phalloplasty, treatment and care

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-phalloplasty

video of current technique used

https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/713222178816952/

most sought after surgeon for penile grafting

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-26/meet-the-surgeon-sought-after-by-transgender-patients

first successfull penis transplant

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/doctors-announce-worlds-first-successful-penis-transplant

penile transplants in F-M patients, 60 patient wounded vet clinical trial

http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/03/23/the-complicated-ethics-of-penis-transplants/

lab grown sperm from stem cells

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/emb-feb-25-1700-gmt-scientists-grow-fully-functioning-sperm-lab-using-stem-cells

first hydraulic penile implant

https://www.facebook.com/notes/raphael-zephyr/first-insertion-of-an-hydraulic-penile-implant-zsi-475-ftm/264215883928080

First Genitourinary Vascularized Composite Allograft (Penile) Transplant in the Nation Performed at Massachusetts General Hospital 5/14/16

http://www.massgeneral.org/about/pressrelease.aspx?id=1937

trans guy does QanA about phaloplasty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=231&v=HowPDN6pJDg

german trans man is on the cover of mens health

http://www.stern.de/tv/erfolgreich-als-transsexueller–von-einer-frau-zum-maenner-model-6854150.html

nude color chest binders

http://www.newnownext.com/this-awesome-company-has-created-nude-chest-binders-in-a-variety-of-skin-tones/05/2016/

Raye’s place, a recovery place for trans men after surgery, currently crowdfunding “places like this aren’t just needed in Detroit but all over, the transgnder population is diproportionatly poor and this could help a lot of people”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rhys-place-gender-confirmation-surgery_us_577fd52ce4b0c590f7e91d73

The literature showed that BLM is necessary for trans men to live safely and effectively in their reassigned gender role, and further that it acts as a prophylaxis against distress, ameliorates extant distress as well as providing improved quality of life and global functioning for this patient group.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4098595/

 

 

insurance

what I have, caresource, medicaid is an HMO insurer (?) has a bunch of stuff listed under gender disphoria,totally needs looked further into!

https://www.caresource.com/?s=gender+dysphoria

trans woman gets SRS covered under Medicaid in NY

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/us/kricket-nimmons-transgender-surgery.html?_r=0

^ Dr Rumor in PA contracted with the state Medicaid of NY to do a number of surgeries

http://www.rumercosmetics.com/

IRS everything,doc visits,meds,srs is tax deductable

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/irs-sex-change-surgery-tax-deductible-_n_1088767.html

good time to be a federal worker

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/06/federal-employee-healthcare-providers-can-no-longer-exclude-transition-related-services/

Trihealth for Vets covers surgery as of 8/22/16

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/21/tricare-now-covering-transgender-treatment-options.html

medicare covers SRS ,an explanation of recent advancements

http://www.transequality.org/know-your-rights/medicare

^ HHS final ruling concerning medicare

http://www.hhs.gov/dab/decisions/dabdecisions/dab2576.pdf

pgs 40-43, 3/3/2013 (my birthday J ), Transgender Health at the Crossroads: Legal Norms, Insurance Markets, and the Threat of Healthcare Reform

Such a view of medical necessity is, however, somewhat myopic. Just because some transgender individuals do not need transitional procedures does not mean they are inappropriate for all transgender individuals. Patients with the same condition often have diverse medical needs, and interventions that are medically necessary for one patient may not be medically necessary for another. All individuals suffering from Lyme disease, for example, do not necessarily receive the same medical protocol, but we do not dismiss certain Lyme disease treatments as medically unnecessary just because every patient with Lyme disease does not utilize them. Furthermore, a strict conception of medical necessity for transition-related procedures is inconsistent with the use of the standard in other contexts. As noted in Part II, a given treatment is usually considered necessary when a patient’s physician finds that the intervention is medically appropriate for a patient’s condition. Insurers and courts typically defer to the physician’s judgment, provided it aligns with the medical community’s recommended treatments for the condition. When insurers review claims for gender-confirming care, however, they are often less willing to accept a physician’s conclusions about medical necessity. Finally, current medical-necessity review for trans-specific interventions rarely considers the significant impact social norms can have on the medical benefits these individuals seek. One scholar argues that transition-related treatment is important to “an individual’s ability to function and survive in society, given current biases and beliefs.” 200 Transgender individuals suffer high rates of discrimination in the workplace, and the current law offers little relief. In thirty-seven states, it remains legal for employers to discriminate on the basis of gender identity, and federal anti-discrimination laws do not cover gender-variant populations. 20 1 Anatomical features that deviate from what society considers “normal” can lead to severe harassment at work-that is, if one can even manage to hold on to a job despite transgender status.202 When the violence frequently encountered by transgender individuals is considered, it is difficult to dismiss transitional care as medically unnecessary. Reports of assault, rape, and murder of transgender people are fairly common and often brutal.203 Victims frequently describe receiving little compassion from police officers and emergency medical personnel when reporting these crimes.204 When even those responsible for protecting transgender groups from violence and redressing their harm react transphobically, concealing transgender identity with gender-confirming care may be, for some, the only way to avoid danger and discrimination. 205

http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1192&context=yjhple

webinare, 2014 so expect an update or redo- insurance, denial, appeal, process and how to fight it.

Specifically mentions to have the surgeon send preauthorization requests,having to have a denial first based on system codes not being categorized for the gender disphoria so not yet decisions made by faculty, once an appeal is raised it is reviewed by a physical person, if need be exhausting internal appeals within the insurance company befor a state or federal hearing. Within the appeal it is pertinent not only to state the medical code used for the treatment of GD/GID and the procedure (which may not be coded under the current model check with insurance to find out)and medical necessity statements from WPATH and any other health organization, but how it directly affects the patient thru distress and how denial is continually harmfull for the patient overcoming GD.

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11273

^ webinare video, at 1:09:00 it covers prior authorization, at 1:16:00 it covers fighting denial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mk67hThMtw

project health, helps guide providers thru the process, area specific yet has an email for helping all providers anywhere in the US with dealing with insurance, denial, and appeal

http://project-health.org/

as part of the piror authorization should contain an explanation as to the patients overall health and mental stability following the procedure, this seems to be something to mention when seeking SRS

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-testicular-pain

LAMBDA legal FAQ on Access to Transition-Related Care covers the above and more

http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender/transition-related-care-faq

^ medical necessity statements to use in requesting  surgery http://www.lambdalegal.org/sites/default/files/publications/downloads/ll_trans_professional_statements.pdf

WPATH medical necessity statement

Medically necessary sex reassignment procedures also include complete hysterectomy, bilateral mastectomy, chest reconstruction or augmentation as appropriate to each patient (including breast prostheses if necessary), genital reconstruction (by various techniques which must be appropriate to each patient, including, for example, skin flap hair removal, penile and testicular prostheses, as necessary), facial hair removal, and certain facial plastic reconstruction as appropriate to the patient.

“Non-genital surgical procedures are routinely performed… notably, subcutaneous mastectomy in female-to-male transsexuals, and facial feminization surgery, and/or breast augmentation in male-to-female transsexuals. These surgical interventions are often of greater practical significance in the patient’s daily life than reconstruction of the genitals.”  [3]

The medical procedures attendant to sex reassignment are not “cosmetic” or “elective” or for the mere convenience of the patient. These reconstructive procedures are not optional in any meaningful sense, but are understood to be medically necessary for the treatment of the diagnosed condition. [4]

http://www.wpath.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1352&pk_association_webpage=3947

ICD9 – under this older coding system the condition is refered to as Gender Identity Disorder (GID) though looking for transgender came up with a couple interesting results

http://www.icd9data.com/

ICD10- in the the current coding which matches updates in the DSMV the condition is refered to as Gender Dysphoria (GD) (for further explanation of the difference see DSM section)

http://www.icd10data.com/

overview of everything insurance- 2016

Overriding a “sex mismatch”: condition code 45

All federally-funded health institutions (e.g., most hospitals) have received instruction on the use of Code 45 (and the KX modifier) in their coding practices and all Medicare Administrative Contractors are required to process this code,[6] which is an override for a sex mismatch. However, the code may not have been implemented by all hospitals or carriers’ systems; in these cases using Code 45 may result in a returned claim for correction, or outright denial of the claim.

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-insurance

question is not if surgery should happen but at what age,also nice video

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/nyregion/transgender-minors-gender-reassignment-surgery.html?_r=1

body work- Gender Circuits, bodies and identities in a technological age, eve shapiro (wrote a paper yrs ago on it)

https://intersections-ojs-utexas.tdl.org/intersections/index.php/intersections/article/view/18/8

UofFL first to train medical students in trans medical care

http://www.wave3.com/clip/11587193/uofl-school-of-medicine-to-integrate-transgender-patient-training

^ has a link to email the coordinator for competency training!

http://www.wave3.com/story/29277394/area-health-professionals-to-train-in-transgender-care?fb_action_ids=10153408414055960&fb_action_types=og.comments

GLMA find a LGBT competant medical professional in your area🙂

http://www.glma.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=948&grandparentID=534&parentID=938&nodeID=1

health insurance that covers genital surgery 2015

http://www.cheatsheet.com/personal-finance/these-insurers-offer-transgender-health-care-coverage.html/?a=viewall

hrc insurance list that covers healthcare

http://www.hrc.org/resources/finding-insurance-for-transgender-related-healthcare

list of surgeons that take medicare

http://transmedicare.com/provider-list.html

HHS dept of Health and Human Services releases rules that no one can discriminate against trans people in medicaid 5/14/16

http://www.transequality.org/blog/hhs-issues-regulations-banning-trans-health-care-discrimination

^ By including gender identity in the regulations, they said, insurance and service providers would have to cover drugs, surgeries, and other services associated with some transgender people’s gender transitions.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/new-obamacare-rule-protects-transgender-patients?utm_term=.huR7NDbvn#.tlOx0nMy5

^ *new HHS dept of Health and Human Services, ACA Affordable Care Act ruling and how it affects trans people 5/14/2016

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/12908

^ pdf

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-11458.pdf

^ the MHPAEA Mental Health Parity and addiction Equality Act seems to have been awaiting the HHS further guidance concerning trans health, it effects..

  • Copays, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket maximums
  • Limitations on services utilization, such as limits on the number of inpatient days or outpatient visits that are covered
  • The use of care management tools
  • Coverage for out-of-network providers
  • Criteria for medical necessity determinations

Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will require all small group and individual market plans created after March 23, 2010, to comply with federal parity requirements. Qualified Health Plans offered through the Health Insurance Marketplace in every state must include coverage for mental and/or substance use disorders as one of the 10 categories of Essential Health Benefits, and that coverage must comply with the federal parity requirements set forth in the MHPAEA.

http://www.samhsa.gov/health-financing/implementation-mental-health-parity-addiction-equity-act

^ final rules 2013

Benefits for patients with mental health and substance use disorders must be treated equally with medical/surgical benefits by insurers under final rules implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The final rules, released November 8, 2013, require equity with respect to financial requirements and treatment limitations under group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) builds on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and requires coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services as one of ten essential health benefits categories. Under the essential health benefits rule, individual and small group health plans are required to comply with these parity regulations. The rule also contains a technical amendment relating to external review with respect to the multi-state plan program administration by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/hhs-releases-final-rules-implementing-mental-health-parity-and-addition-equity-act-of-2008.aspx

^ OPM Office of Personell Management required all federal insurers to remove exclusions for SRS (see federal precedence section for more)

https://aishealth.com/archive/nhpw072015-03

they are taking opinions while deliberating wether or not to create a code for surgery,give your input now! L Currently, the local Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) determine coverage of gender reassignment surgery on an individual claim basis. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to continue this practice and not issue a National Coverage Determination (NCD) at this time on gender reassignment surgery for Medicare beneficiaries with gender dysphoria.  Our review of the clinical evidence for gender reassignment surgery was inconclusive for the Medicare population at large.  The low number of clinical studies specifically about Medicare beneficiaries’ health outcomes for gender reassignment surgery and small sample sizes inhibited our ability to create clinical appropriateness criteria for cohorts of Medicare beneficiaries.

In the absence of a NCD, initial coverage determinations under section 1862(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and any other relevant statutory requirements will be made by the local Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) on an individual claim basis. They dont give a fuck about us.

https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-proposed-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=282

-To get an out of state surgeon approved you will need to make a consultation with the surgeon’s office and see if they will submit for prior authorization. To get a consultation you will likely need 2 letters from mental health professionals that have been written recently (within the past 6 months, minimum).

-You are probably going to be able to get coverage for SRS and breast augmentation, but you will most likely not be successful getting liposuction, body contouring, facial feminization surgery, or additional add-ons covered. I would suggest focusing on getting SRS or breast augmentation, or at the most tracheal shave, covered, as trying to add in lots of procedures and get coverage will likely make the insurance deny all coverage.

-Any letters you have will only be helpful if they were written in the past six months or less, and directly address the surgeon or provider you are looking to see.

-In my experience with anything Medicaid, which is mostly subsumed in each State’s Affordable Care Act plans, is that they do provide coverage, but that you need to meet criteria and provide excellent documentation of meeting criteria. It seems like you’ve done good research on this, so I would look carefully at the criteria you’ve found and ensure that you can get qualified mental health professionals and physicians to write you letters describing your qualifications for surgery.

Cei Lambert | Patient Advocate, Trans Health Program
Fenway Health | Ansin Building | 1340 Boylston St. | Boston, MA 02215
Office: 857.313.6589 | www.fenwayhealth.org

Vanderbuilt university in tennessee has added surgery to its student insurance policy

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2016/06/07/vanderbilt-adds-transgender-surgeries-student-insurance/84854196/

If a covered health plan currently has exclusions, it has until the first day of the first plan year beginning January 1, 2017 to remove the exclusion.

ACA rule barring trans discrimination in medical

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/12908

PTSD post traumatic stress disorder is a separate level within the DSM as a verified disorder, gender identity being removed as a disorder yet mentioned within the DSM leaves questions. Yet im told that I can ask for an assessment for PTSD and that in many states its an automatic clearance for mental health care, as well I hear that in some states being diagnosed with either PTSD or gender disphoria is an automatic acceptance to SSI and therfor medicare which covers surgery to a degree. The fraction of the reimbursement cost that it does provide has yet to be fought by anyone. Thoughts?

 

 

clinical harm/good

Gender Variance Whos Who, nice site with a lot of history in it. DrHarry Benjamin was the most empathetic and perhaps the most helpful, he fled nazi germany arriving here and setting up practice, In 1948,“Harry Benjamin is introduced to a “boy who wants to become a girl”, and whose mother seeks a treatment to assist, rather than thwart the child. The following year, he begins treating transsexuals in San Francisco and New York with hormones” (transgender history). Utilizing the first synthetic forms of estrogen introduced; Di-Ethyl Stilbesterol in 1938 and Premarin in 1942 for the treatment of menopause, benefits far outweighed the long standing use of herbal remedies and their estrogenic properties. Upon autopsy, the child now a deceased adult, was found to have always had undeveloped ovarian tissue.

https://zagria.blogspot.com/2012/10/harry-benjamin-part-4-transsexualism.html#.V7_mN1srLcs

myths about regret

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/myths-about-transition-regrets_b_6160626.html

Dr john Money while misinformed did do the first sex change operations in America at john Hopkins working with Benjamine, making it the first treatment center for transsexualism. He advocated for physical conformity within the binary to a point of downfall where he used a botched circumcision and applied further genital mutilation to attempt to define gender based on his theorys of nurture over nature raising the boy as a girl.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer

Paul McHugh replaced Money and shut down the surgical aspects of the gender clinic at Hopkins, this is a nice history of everything from the perspective of the university which happens to ignore evidence based research counter to its directors claims against surgery

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/2014/05/01/hopkins-hospital-a-history-of-sex-reassignment-76004/

the scary “science”still going on at johns Hopkins

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/12/15/scary-science-johns-hopkins-university

Paul McHugh, the administration at John’s Hopkins refuses to disavow him and his positions, despite his legal troubles and close association with numerous hate groups.

http://www.brynntannehill.com/johns-hopkins-professor-endangers-the-lives-of-transgender-youth/

J after john Hopkins closed its doors to trans patients, a Dr Stanley Biber filled the void, who eventually trained Dr Marci Bowers who is now the worlds leading expert training new surgeons from all over!

http://marcibowers.com/mtf/about-the-practice/history/

Michael bailey and eugenics, psychology at northwestern university until 2004 where he resigned after investigation into ethics violations for his transphobic book “the man who would be queen”

http://www.tsroadmap.com/info/j-michael-bailey.html

Kenith Zucker who has been abusing trans children for 30+ yrs and who at one point was on and developed a board overseeing our access to care thru the DSM with croney Ray Blanchard who have all been removed in its latest revision, including recently shutting down his gender clinic in canda.

http://bilerico.lgbtqnation.com/…/meet_the_last…

1 APA says its revisioning DSMV (zucker and palls have been the ones overseeing “gender identity” since our inception in DSMIII that labeled us as mentally disordered)

http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx

2 WPATH provides its opinions and calls for full redaction from the DSM

http://www.wpath.org/uploaded_files/140/files/WPATH%20Reaction%20to%20the%20proposed%20DSM%20-%20Final.pdf

3 various activists call out the board overseeing gender criteria (zucker and blanchard)

http://juliaserano.blogspot.com/2012/12/trans-people-still-disordered-according.html?showComment=1354595016067#c8067053773851314124

4 zucker mishappenly brought attention to his hatework by suing an activist named lynn conway for defemation when all she did was post findings from anouther medical entity that contradicted his claims of reperative therapy and desistance

http://www.queerty.com/dr-kenneth-zuckers-war-on-transgenders-20090206

one of the papers he didn’t like was by Arlene Istar levay

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlene_Istar_Lev

lynn conways detailed description of zuckers rein and downfall

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/News/News.html

5 the DSM head removes zucker and everyone under him, rebuilding the diagnostic group

http://choicesconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Gender-Dysphoria-Two-Steps-Forward-One-Step-Back-FINAL.pdf

The makeup of the subgroups was as follows: child (Drs. Pleak and Menvielle); adolescent (Drs. Bradley and Green); adult (Drs. Eyler, Coleman and Tompkins), and DSD (Drs. Meyer-Bahlburg and Byne).- Report of the APA Task Force on Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder

file:///C:/Users/Hp1/Downloads/rd2012_GID.pdf

6 the board worked with medical professionals and individuals to develop a criteria that wouldnt effect our ability to access medical care, removed all but those seeking surgery from disorder criteria, though stops short from complete removal

http://www.dsm5.org/documents/gender%20dysphoria%20fact%20sheet.pdf

  1. zuckers practice a clinic in canada is shut down after the nation passes anti reparative therapy guidelines, his clinic cannot prove that reparative therapy is not continually taking place, he resigns.

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/12/16/3732840/ex-trans-reparative-therapy-clinic-closing/

zucker and dissonance,end of a hate era the end of the desistance myth

http://www.brynntannehill.com/the-end-of-the-desistance-myth/

and still their cronies are spouting misinterpretation of the science thru their theorys, though without the Blanchard theory mindset it does give a nice timeline of brain studys, you can tell where the paper was dismissed and sent back to be revised mandating that they add things they conveintly left out like the fact the hypothesis the theory is based on are unproven themselves.basicly they don’t look at the evidence and develop a hypothesis, they twist and omit the evidence to fit their theory.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-016-0768-5

A classic example of transphobia in older-generation gay men, men such as Blanchard zuckers croney, called “Fourattists” who..

“ held sway in the elite gay community during the 80’s and 90’s. It was a time when prevailing gay male wisdom derided postop women as “crazy queens who’d gone too far”.  That provincial viewpoint became so entrenched that many gay psychiatrists, psychologists and social pundits pitched in and pushed it too, as it if were simply a matter of fact. Many such men, men such as Simon LeVayDean HamerRay BlanchardJames CantorJames S. FitzgeraldChandler BurrSteven Pinker, etc., published and/or promoted such transphobic viewpoints, often referring to trans women as “transsexual men”.  After all “they knew queens” – or so they thought.”

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/Fouratt/Jim%20Fouratt.html

the TERFs are an ideology, Trans Exclusionary Radial Feminists, with PHDs in all the wrong places who have done and mean to do gender minority’s social,physical,and emotional harm which has resulted in exclusionary practices in western medicine, in governments, and even having gender identity strickn from the UNs human rights charter for a number of years. many of whom are still working toward that goal of dehumanization to this day though now their hate is only shared by those with their same “dinosaur” ideology and now largely dismissed by professionals in the feilds they used to speak on.

http://theterfs.com/terfs-trans-healthcare/

Janice Raymond

http://transadvocate.com/50000-deaths_n_8926.htm

the fallacy of implying hierarchy upon those suffering from gender disphoria, primary/secondary transsexuals

http://www.avitale.com/PrimarySecondary.htm

gender dysphoria, not body dysmorphia

http://roygbiv.jezebel.com/stop-confusing-gender-dysphoria-with-body-dysmorphia-al-1583049920

“Autogynephilia/partial-autogynephillia” blanchards made up diagnosis that fits their transphobic theorys

http://www.tsroadmap.com/info/autogynephilia.html

gatekeeping

http://www.pqmonthly.com/gatekeeping-the-dark-history-of-trans-health-care/22368?utm_content=buffer90631&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

due to a lack of insurance, or coverage, or personal finance some are forced to makeshift street dealers and black markets for things like hormones, and in self desperation even surgery. this happened in hamilton right down the street this yr in 2016 due to the wasteland of mental and physical healthcare in butler/warren counties of ohio, self surgery

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/crime-law/police-hamilton-man-cuts-off-body-part-slices-stom/nqQWH/?ecmp=journalnews_social_facebook_2014_sfp

6 yr old trans girl tries to rip off anatomy

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/02/15/mums-upset-as-six-year-old-trans-girl-tried-to-tear-off-her-penis/

transitioning on the black market-hormones

http://abcnews.go.com/US/underground-transgender-woman-black-market-drugs-transition/story?id=38543011

form of the black market

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9ywnoK7LwssD-Gd5A1BDrfly–mJG_S33JJObzgzEiZ_xmg/viewform

this article is about “pumping” silicone injections

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/nyregion/some-transgender-women-pay-a-high-price-to-look-more-feminine.html?_r=2

“It is not the butterfly’s place to lecture the
entomologist; it may feel pain whilst being pinned to a corkboard, but it had best keep that to itself.”
– Élise Hendrick, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, 2008

How research is misused to harm,A compilation of articles, thanks to brynn

http://www.brynntannehill.com/how-research-is-misused-to-harm-wpath-presentation/

2011 transgender discrimination survey- by a federal task force, showing disparency across the board in every realm imaginable

http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/reports/reports/ntds_full.pdf

study shows trans people arent suicidal because their trans rather the discrimination we face

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/06/22/3672506/

WPATH Wall Street Journal Editorial Critiques Transgender Health July 2, 2014

Dr. Paul McHugh (“Transgender surgery isn’t the solution”) writes about the study at Johns Hopkins in the 1970’s showing poor outcomes from transgender surgeries, leading to McHugh shutting down Johns Hopkins’ transgender program in 1979, and the US Department of Health and Human Services declaring transgender surgery experimental, and therefore not covered. Two weeks ago, HHS reversed its 1981 decision, and removed transgender health exclusions from Medicare. McHugh seems unaware of the work in transgender health in these last 30 years that led to this reversal by HHS. 

http://www.wpath.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1635&pk_association_webpage=4905

trans identity is not a mental illness

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366%2815%2900022-X/fulltext

WHO is set to release trans people from a mental illness category all together in ICD11

^this is about why people in japan like the diagnosis,because it opened the door for treatment

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/transgender-in-japan?utm_term=.imo7wzNKY#.yogaAXLYO

 

 

 

health disparities

mental health disparity

substance abuse

http://the-toast.net/2015/03/24/substance-abuse-trans-community/

trans people face a 60% addiction rate and LGB sections face 30%- nice video discussion

http://www.ctn5.org/shows/gender-dignity-unique-and-equal/gender-dignity-unique-and-equal-september-2016-show-10-10478

suicide

http://www.livescience.com/11208-high-suicide-risk-prejudice-plague-transgender-people.html

SAMSAH top health issues for the LGBT populations- information and resource kit

https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA12-4684/SMA12-4684.pdf

NAMI how does disparity affect the LGBT community

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/LGBTQ

Marquette University and UC San Francisco has found that researchers are not reporting sexual orientation and transgender identities in psychotherapy outcome studies for anxiety and depression, which the authors say poses significant challenges for determining whether or not these treatments work for LGBT people.

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2016/06/403311/marquette-ucsf-study-shows-poor-reporting-mental-health-interventions-lgbt

Medical health disparities

8 pdfs recognized by the CDC

https://npin.cdc.gov/stdawareness/lgbtresources.aspx

Lancet medical journal releases need for transgender medical competency

http://www.thelancet.com/series/transgender-health?utm

 

 

medical necessity statements

AAP American Academy of Pediatrics, a letter from their president

http://www.aappublications.org/news/2016/08/03/Letter072816

AAFP American College of Family Physicians

In 2007, an AAFP Commission declared that the association has a policy opposing any

form of patient discrimination and stated its opposition to the exclusion of transgender health care: “RESOLVED, That the American Academy of Family Physicians endorse payment by third party payors to provide transsexual care benefits for transgender patients.”

http://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCAR_Advocacy.pdf

ACOG American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

“Transgender individuals face harassment, discrimination, and rejection within our

society. Lack of awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity in health care communities

eventually leads to inadequate access to, underutilization of, and disparities within the

health care system for this population. Although the care for these patients is often

managed by a specialty team, obstetrician-gynecologists should be prepared to assist of refer transgender individuals with routine treatment and screening as well as hormonal and surgical therapies. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists opposes discrimination on the basis of gender identity and urges public and private health insurance plans to cover the treatment of gender identity disorder.”

http://www.acog.org/Resources_And_Publications/Committee_Opinions/Committee_on_Health_Care_for_Underserved_Women/Health_Care_for_Transgender_Individuals

ACP American College of Physicians,

calls for clinical LGBT competency recognizing disparency of care

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2292051

AMA American Medical Association

http://www.imatyfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ama_resolution_122.pdf

“An established body of medical research demonstrates the effectiveness and medical

necessity of mental health care, hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery as forms of therapeutic treatment for many people diagnosed with GID … Therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the AMA supports public and private health insurance coverage for

treatment of gender identity disorder.”

http://www.tgender.net/taw/ama_resolutions.pdf

AMSA American Medical Student Association,

issues guidance for care of transgender patients

http://www.amsa.org/advocacy/action-committees/gender-sexuality/transgender-health/

APA American Psychology Association

As stated in the Policy on Transgender, Gender Identity & Gender Expression NonDiscrimination,the APA “opposes all public and private discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived gender identity and expression and urges the repeal of discriminatory laws and policies” and “calls upon psychologists in their professional roles to provide appropriate, nondiscriminatory treatment to transgender and gender variant individuals and encourages psychologists to take a leadership role in working against discrimination towards transgender and gender variant individuals[.]”

The “APA recognizes the efficacy, benefit and medical necessity of gender transition

treatments for appropriately evaluated individuals and calls upon public and private

insurers to cover these medically necessary treatments.”

http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2008/08/gender-variant.aspx

APA guidelines

http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/transgender.pdf

does the APA guidance go far enough?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/08/28/new_apa_guidelines_for_transgender_care_do_they_go_far_enough.html

AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians (resolutions 1002-1006)

http://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/about_us/special_constituencies/2012RCAR_Advocacy.pdf

APHA American Public Health Association

The APHA issued a policy statement concluding that

“transgendered individuals are not receiving adequate health care, information, or inclusion within research studies because of discrimination by and/or lack of training of health care providers and researchers;

therefore…”

The APHA thus “Urges researchers and health care workers to be sensitive to the lives of transgendered individuals and treat them with dignity and respect, and not to force them to fit within rigid gender norms. This includes referring to them as the gender with which they identify; Urges researchers, health care workers, the National Institutes of Health, and the Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention to be aware of the distinct health care needs of transgendered individuals; and Urges the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make available resources, including funding for research, that will enable a better understanding of the health risks of transgendered individuals, especially the barriers they experience within health care settings…”

http://www.apha.org/policies-and-advocacy/public-health-policy-statements/policy-database/2014/07/29/09/18/the-need-for-acknowledging-transgendered-individuals-within-research-and-clinical-practice

DoD Dept of defense, effective oct 1st 2016

  1. Service members with a diagnosis from a military medical provider indicating that gender transition is medically necessary, will be provided medical care and treatment for the diagnosed medical condition. Recommendations of a military medical provider will address the severity of the Service member’s medical condition and the urgency of any proposed medical treatment. Medical advice to commanders will be provided in a manner consistent with processes used for other medical conditions that may limit the Service member’s performance of official duties.

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/2016/0616_policy/DoD-Instruction-1300.28.pdf

HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released guidelines 5/14/16

“The final rule helps consumers who are seeking to understand their rights and clarifies the responsibilities of health care providers and insurers that receive federal funds. The final rule also addresses the responsibilities of issuers that offer plans in the Health Insurance Marketplaces. Among other things, the final rule prohibits marketing practices or benefit designs that discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The final rule also prohibits discriminatory practices by health care providers, such as hospitals that accept Medicare or doctors who participate in the Medicaid program.”

http://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2016/05/13/hhs-finalizes-rule-to-improve-health-equity-under-affordable-care-act.html

NASW National Association of Social Workers

“NASW supports the rights of all individuals to receive health insurance and other health coverage without discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and specifically without exclusion of services related to transgender or transsexual transition…in order to receive medical and mental health services through their primary care physician and the appropriate referrals to medical specialists, which may include hormone replacement therapy, surgical interventions, prosthetic devices, and other medical procedures.”

https://www.socialworkers.org/da/da2008/finalvoting/documents/Transgender%202nd%20round%20-%20Clean.pdf

NCCH National Commission on Correctional Healthcare

“The health risks of overlooking the particular needs of transgender inmates are so severe that acknowledgment of the problem and policies that assure appropriate and responsible provision of health care are needed…

Because prisons, jails, and juvenile justice facilities have a responsibility to ensure the

physical and mental health and well-being of transgender people in their custody,

correctional health staff should manage these inmates in a manner that respects the

biomedical and psychological aspects of a gender identity disorder (GID) diagnosis.”

http://www.ncchc.org/filebin/Positions/Transgender-Transsexual-and-Gender-Nonconforming-Health-Care.pdf

PA Phycological Association of Ohio’s statement on ending conversion therapy

http://www.ohpsych.org/about/2016/02/13/ending-conversion-therapy-statement/

WPATH World Professional Association of Transgender Health,

WPATH found that decades of experience with the Standards of Care show gender

transitions and related care to be accepted, good medical practice and effective treatment. In a 2008 clarification, WPATH stated:

“Sex reassignment, properly indicated and performed as provided by the Standards of

Care, has proven to be beneficial and effective in the treatment of individuals with

transsexualism, gender identity disorder, and/or gender dysphoria. Sex reassignment

plays an undisputed role in contributing toward favorable outcomes, and comprises Real Life Experience, legal name and sex change on identity documents, as well as medically necessary hormone treatment, counseling, psychotherapy, and other medical procedures…The medical procedures attendant to sex reassignment are not ‘cosmetic’ or ‘elective’ or for the mere convenience of the patient. These reconstructive procedures are not optional in any meaningful sense, but are understood to be medically necessary for the treatment of the diagnosed condition.”

http://www.wpath.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=1352&pk_association_webpage=3947

WMA World Medical Association

http://www.wma.net/en/40news/20archives/2015/2015_36/index.html

WHO world health organisation, document explaining social inequality concerning access to health care and the detriment to health

http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/98438/e81384.pdf

a joint letter from the APA, APSPA, NASW, and AAPCSW

“The nation’s leading mental health professional organizations are expressing dismay over the spate of recent bills and laws that would allow for individuals and businesses to deny services, employment and housing to LGBT people under the guise of religious freedom. Studies confirm that discrimination, bias and prejudice have negative consequences on one’s mental health and overall well-being. Specifically, research has linked anti-LGBT discrimination to increased risk of depression, anxiety and substance use. And studies show that lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are up to six times more likely to attempt suicide while 41 percent of transgender people report having made a suicide attempt.

It is important to note that several studies also show marked increases in overall physical and mental health when governments enact laws and policies, such as the executive orders recently signed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf that strengthen equality for LGBT people. Community and family acceptance has also been shown to contribute significantly to fewer occurrences of depression, anxiety and suicidality for LGBT youth.

Our organizations have strong ongoing commitments to promote the health and well-being of LGBT adults and youth; to eliminate violence against LGBT people; and to support full equality in areas such as marriage, employment, housing, public accommodation, military service, licensing, parenting, adoptions and access to legal benefits.

We urge states to reject these harmful and discriminatory bills and to repeal such laws that have already passed.”

http://www.apsa.org/sites/default/files/Joint_Statement_Religious_Freedom_Laws_0.pdf

 

 

resources for understanding puberty suppression

its a lot easier to prevent horrible masculinizing and feminizing effects of the misaligned endocrine than it is to spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hrs of painfull invasive treatments to rid oneself of them after the fact. Basicly denied puberty suppression you are condemning your child to a living hell, it affects our ability to develop relationships with peers and pass fluidly in  sociciety that wants us dead…

nice explanation

http://californiahealthline.org/news/puberty-blockers-may-improve-the-mental-health-of-transgender-adolescents/

have a trans kid? Don’t know what to do?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/have-a-trans-kid-dont-know-what-to-do-weve-got_us_57c5b6abe4b004ff0420db5d

NBC short video of a pediatric explaining puberty blockers

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/one-doctor-explains-the-journey-for-kids-who-are-transitioning-431478851632

a good report,local even

http://www.fox19.com/story/26730691/experts-trans-children-becoming-a-norm

PBS Is gender identity biologically hard-wired? ( video)

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/biology-gender-identity-children/

Childrens hospital pioneering proper healthcare for adolescents

http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/a/adolescent-medicine/programs/transgender/default/

inter-act, intersex youth services

http://interactyouth.org/

accord Alliance has # of very interesting documents to look further into

http://www.accordalliance.org/

guidance for transgender youth, treatment

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-youth

AAP, trans youth face may struggle to find gender-affirming care

http://www.aappublications.org/news/2016/08/03/Transgender072816

study,Hormone treatment of gender identity disorder in a cohort of children and adolescents, medical journal of Australia,2012

https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2012/196/9/hormone-treatment-gender-identity-disorder-cohort-children-and-adolescents/

 

 

“Reperative therapy”

leelah alcorns suicide note

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152890370433559&set=a.46956543558.57401.510173558&type=1&theater

heres the first generic reporting

http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_vid_23984.shtml

her blogg friends ..worried..

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tumblr.com%2Fsearch%2Flazerprincess&h=2AQFxXjFO

heres a “better” report

http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/warren-county/leelah-alcorn-suicide-note-sparks-transgender-discussion

a petition to end the harmfull attempts at “reperative” therapy

https://www.change.org/p/president-of-the-united-states-enact-leelah-s-law-to-ban-transgender-conversion-therapy?recruiter=11298917&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-md-no_src-reason_msg&utm_content=rp_petition_fb_share_desc%3Acontrol

how do we find justice

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deserae-l-stage/how-do-we-find-justice-fo_b_6398204.html

not one more

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/not-one-more_b_6400854.html

petition to have the correct name on leelahs tombstone

https://www.change.org/p/carla-l-alcorn-have-the-correct-name-of-leelah-alcorn-placed-on-her-headstone-in-true-remembrance?after_sign_exp=member_sponsored_upsells

list of vigils

http://www.equalityohio.org/list-of-vigils-to-remember-leelah-alcorn/

wonder how this will affect zuckers position in the feild..

http://www.bilerico.com/2015/01/meet_the_last_respectable_reparative_therapist.php?utm_content=buffer66ba2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

pretty raw post,kinda like it

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153076368734623&set=p.10153076368734623&type=1&theater

jenny boylan response

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/07/opinion/a-response-to-leelah-alcorns-suicide-note.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1

article about abusive parents

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/05/homophobic-transphobic-parents-abusive-homes-lgbt-kids

dc march

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/01/10/d-c-march-honor-leelah-alcorn-draws-hundreds/?utm_content=buffercee69&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

the case for prosecuting it as child abuse

http://gaywithoutgod.com/2015/01/05/expanding-the-definition-of-child-abuse-anti-lgbt-parenting/

find a petition in your state

http://www.glaad.org/blog/leelahslaw-petitions-changeorg-call-states-ban-so-called-conversion-therapy

our local lgbt officer in cincy speaks out in newsletter to the force🙂

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/01/30/cincy-blackwell-lgbt-policy/22570279/

xander

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-boy-15-commits-suicide-and-leaves-goodbye-note-tumblr190215

aubrey

http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=70443

Taylor

http://sdgln.com/news/2015/04/08/transgender-teen-fallbrook-dies-apparent-suicide#sthash.hkfgk8h9.aivrrsWy.dpbs

a better take

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bullied-calif-transgender-teen-takes-life-article-1.2179065?utm_content=buffer4da54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

ACLU,every major medical board stance on reperative therapy

https://www.aclu.org/files/images/asset_upload_file169_24717.pdf

ohio considering bannning conversion therapy🙂 it failed L dennise dreihouse in the bill only mentioned us as a mere after thought in an issue brought to light by our own loss.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/04/09/washington-obama-calls-for-end-to-gay-conversion-therapy-for-youth.html

white house against reperative therapy

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/14/gay-conversion-therapy-officially-denounced-in-hou/

its being called SHOK Stop Harming Our kids

http://transequality.org/blog/conversion-therapy-resolution-aims-to-protect-lgbtq-youth

oregon bans conversion therapy

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/05/11/oregon-bans-conversion-therapy-lgbt-youth/?utm_content=bufferf769c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

republican senate kills anti discrimination bill😦

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/did_your_us_senator_just_vote_to_allow_lgbt_students_to_be_bullied_here_s_the_list

we have adopted a stretch of I-71 where she died as part of the adopt a highway program thru ODOT get envolved here. We need pink or red leaved trees to plant.

https://www.facebook.com/leelahhighway/?fref=ts

every clinical position statement on the subject

http://www.hrc.org/resources/policy-and-position-statements-on-conversion-therapy

 

youth

a great article calling for more parents to step up in the wake of leelah’s death

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/advice-for-americans-from-parents-who-support-their-transgen?utm_term=.ojBjOglAZ#.nogWJw4Qd

mom schools haters

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/15/debi-jackson-transgender-child_n_5588149.html

mom stood up for her trans daughter at school🙂

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/03/watch-new-york-mom-has-the-perfect-response-to-parents-concerned-about-her-trans-daughter-at-school/

Tim father of DW stands up

http://www.onemillionkids.org/i-am-tim/

moms take on her trans daughter meeting lavern cox,has a cute sad little video thats good

http://kuow.org/post/caitlyn-jenner-laverne-cox-and-my-7-year-old-daughter

evangelical Christian mother defends her trans daughter against texas

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/08/11/this-proud-texas-christian-mom-is-taking-on-the-world-for-her-trans-daughters-rights/

8 things supportive parents of trans kids want you to know

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/8-things-parents-of-trans_b_5830594.html?utm_content=buffer79ab5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

open letter from a mom of a trans girl, Next family is a resource for non traditional families

http://thenextfamily.com/2016/08/an-open-letter-to-the-teachers-of-my-transgender-child/

a study on transgender teens

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/transgender-teens-become-happy-healthy-young-adults/

study finds trans kids arent confused

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/transgender-kids-are-not-confused-or-pretending-study-finds?bffb&utm_term=4ldqphm#.abdq0z7dWo

yet anouther study proving it is not a phase

http://mic.com/articles/109652/being-transgender-is-not-a-phase-science-just-proved-what-trans-kids-have-known-all-along?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.Gq5rEo0Sz

anouther study saying kids allowed to be themselves fair well in life.

http://www.bnd.com/news/nation-world/national/article62665052.html

study says to keep trans kids from killing themselves accept them

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/to-stop-trans-kids-from-killing-themselves-shocking-study-says-accept-them?utm_source=broadlyfbuk

mtv did a decent article about a study on trans kids

http://www.mtv.com/news/2067232/transgender-kids/

nice peice from ireland about the need for affirmation and medical

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/transgender-children-s-minds-cannot-be-aligned-with-their-body-1.2168610

girl scouts turn down 200,000-double it in less than a week for pro trans inclusion🙂

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rachelwitkin/girl_scouts_give_back_100_000_donation_after_donor_says_it_can_t_be_used_for_transgender_girls

a guide for all school personell dealing with trans kids K-12

https://www.genderspectrum.org/staging/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Schools-in-Transition-2015.pdf

foster care

http://hrc-assets.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com//files/assets/resources/HRC-YouthFosterCare-IssueBrief-FINAL.pdf

the color of blue

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/story-crayon-will-ring-true-beautiful-transgender-story/#gs.PDz7Ugk

a cute fairytale for trans children

http://www.seventeen.com/life/friends-family/news/a35639/amazing-fairytale-stars-transgender-princess/

study says rejection by family harms by taking away support structures needed in developing coping mechanisms  and is directly coorelated with suicide and substance abuse

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/lgbt.2015.0111

Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children

http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/LGBT_Brief.pdf

Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children Debates

https://medium.com/@juliaserano/detransition-desistance-and-disinformation-a-guide-for-understanding-transgender-children-993b7342946e#.ejwj2rlrn

resources for parents

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/Four-Stages-of-Coming-Out.aspx

 

 

elders

study on LGBT aging/elders

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-espinoza/new-national-study-five-t_b_5939730.html

GRIA,GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc, GRAI is a leader in the evidence which informs policy and practice to ensure quality ageing and aged care services for GLBTI elders. Within are 10 research reports from everything from employment, care facilities, medical care, etc

http://grai.org.au/research

Providing Competent and Affirming Services for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07317115.2016.1203383

trans stories from any age

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/03/truth-and-transgender-at-any-age-readers-tell-us-their-own-stories/

For Aging Trans People, Growing Old is Especially Isolating, elder care facilities

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/aging-transgender-people-growing-old-care-home-abuse

95-Year-Old Shares Her Hope For Fellow Trans People

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/109265/transgender-ww2-veteran-robina-asti-interview

befor the internet was invented In the 90s we had no tools for research nor words and terminology outside of limited medical terminology none knew unless they were being treated under the old SoC witch was built on gatekeeping. The interwebs allowed us to connect with one another and explore gender, and yet it is only in the past 5 yrs or so that there is the abundance of resources you can find now. The world is evolving for the better, yet in some areas it seems to be regressing. This article talks about transitioning for 3 different age groups.

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2016/05/20/living-transgender-life-beyond-confines-pronoun/84458868/

92 yr old interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdiD78cZALY

lost photos of the LGBT nightclub seen from the 1920s-30s

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-the-early-20th-century-america-was-awash-in-incredible-queer-nightlife?utm_

look inside the nightclub life in Europe befor hitler destroyed it, mentions magnus hirchfeild

http://www.advocate.com/books/2016/7/19/peek-inside-berlins-queer-club-scene-hitler-destroyed-it

 

 

FEDERAL precedence, 22% of the american workforce is protected though everyone can appeal state lawsuits to the federal level

Examples of Court Decisions Supporting Coverage of LGBT-Related Discrimination Under Title VII from the EEOC

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/lgbt_examples_decisions.cfm

the US gets bad marks on its UN report card for human rights

http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a8e9cc5aaf2be7f992b2f16d8&id=726765387c&e=50f0a055d9

white house federal non discrimination policy goes into effect

https://blog.dol.gov/2015/04/08/another-step-toward-equality-for-lgbt-workers/

the fed

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/directives/dir2014_02.html

every federal agency overseeing labor has released guidelines

http://transequality.org/blog/clarifying-protections-for-lgbt-federal-workers

the breakdown

http://10thousandcouples.com/issue/september-2014/article/some-22-of-u-s-workforce-receiving-protection-from-gender-identity-and-sex-discrimination#sthash.7DwdQxCc.dpbs

EEOC decision

https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/enforcement_protections_lgbt_workers.cfm

files 3rd lawsuit

http://transequality.org/blog/eeoc-files-lawsuit-on-behalf-of-transgender-worker-barred-from-restroom

hobby lobby verdict in our favor

http://www.newsweek.com/transgender-rights-case-against-hobby-lobby-no-ones-talking-about-257362

^ The judge wrote in a footnote that the unisex bathroom could resolve her co-workers’ discomfort by giving co-workers “the option of using it.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-transgender-workplace-0110-biz-20160109-story.html

“Using a restroom inconsistent with your identity is a terrible humiliation and an invitation to harassment. It’s the same as saying you can’t use the restroom at all. And if you can’t use the restroom, you can’t work.” – Harper Jean Tobin, NCTE Director of Policy

supreme court backs us in 2 cases

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11136

* OPM – us Office of Personell Management-did a study revealing that employers would rather hire a underqualified worker than an overqualified transgender worker http://ohr.dc.gov/page/QualifiedAndTransgender

^they ruled federal workers get healthcare coverage

http://transequality.org/sites/default/files/images/blog/FEHB%20CL%202015-12%20Covered%20Benefits%20for%20Gender%20Transition%20Services.pdf

^about

http://transequality.org/blog/win-agency-bans-health-care-exclusions-for-federal-workers

^ all contractors must remove health exclusions by the first of 2016

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11704

^ a better timeline explanation of it removing its own,and then requiring it

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/06/federal-employee-healthcare-providers-can-no-longer-exclude-transition-related-services/

labor dept on dress codes

http://transequality.org/blog/labor-dept-strengthens-personnel-guidance-eliminates-gender-stereotypes

VAWA Violence Against Women Act includes gender identity as of 2012

http://www.transadvocate.com/trans-people-added-to-violence-against-women-act_n_13521.htm?utm_content=buffere6cb3&utm

OSHA

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11647

DoJ just did a press conference validating transgender lives and promising to protect us against bigotry they equated to jim crow laws and recognizing it as a civil rights movement. jump to 36:15 to watch

https://www.justice.gov/opa/video/justice-department-files-complaint-against-state-north-carolina-stop-discrimination

to read the full statement ^

http://time.com/4323672/bathroom-bill-north-carolina-justice-department-loretta-lynch-remarks/

OCR releases official statement and rules

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/lgbt.html

HHS releases rules that no one can discriminate in medicaid

http://www.transequality.org/blog/hhs-issues-regulations-banning-trans-health-care-discrimination

^ By including gender identity in the regulations, they said, insurance and service providers would have to cover drugs, surgeries, and other services associated with some transgender people’s gender transitions.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/new-obamacare-rule-protects-transgender-patients?utm_term=.huR7NDbvn#.tlOx0nMy5

^HHS , final ruling

https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-11458.pdf

DOL dept of labor releases final guidelines

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ofccp/ofccp20141942

all federal facilities must accommodate trans people in restrooms

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/bathroom-access-a-must-for-transgender-people-in-federal?utm_term=.leYj0KByn#.euLKkmG4j

 

political history

the riot in a california bar called the tenderloin 3 yrs befor stonewall

http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2016/07/21/in-66-on-one-hot-august-night-trans-women-fought-for-their-rights/

1967 queen Elizabeth II decriminalizes homosexuality in England

http://www.back2stonewall.com/2016/07/today-gay-history-july-27-1967-elizabeth-ii-formally-decriminalizes-homosexuality-uk-%e2%80%8f.html

stonewall uprising was sparked by black trans women of color, namely Sylvia reveira and marsha p Johnson

http://transadvocate.com/interview-with-an-actual-stonewall-riot-veteran-the-ciswashing-of-stonewall-must-end_n_8750.htm

the anti trans bills introduced since 2015

http://hrc-assets.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com//files/assets/resources/HRC-Anti-Trans-Issue-Brief-FINAL-REV2.pdf

 

 

 

resources for understanding social transition

Transgender Law and Policy Institute, a wealth of law,cases,resources on anything from immigration to employment, has guidelines and resources for enacting law and policy (look further into)

http://www.transgenderlaw.org/resources/index.htm

Human Rights and Gender Identity
Issue Paper by Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?p=&id=1476365&direct=true

Protecting Transgender Rights Promotes Transgender Health

https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/trans%20rights%20and%20trans%20health.pdf?token=AWw9nYEE99gDF-mtxKHdCOrn8JyxI1Q8aPy5j6CRGqrMn5Np4b5Ep5wPCY0ZTQNG9QnLUE8mTCNtPc6UhjCNbqn-CRl93mvu0SB_qU_bFtH1fC7Ea7mjLMXxV_qUtqGZjLwTPtIGBFq3GdAtjvyR9oCs

“how many trans people are there in America? 1.4 million, expect that to increase as they include us in census and allow human rights, a lot are fearfull thus closeted

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/06/estimated-population-transgender-americans-doubles-1-4-million/

how many trans people are in your state? Oh has .45% or less than half of 1 percent

http://fusion.net/story/321184/how-many-transgender-are-in-us/?utm

preliminary UCLA law statistics

http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/visualization/lgbt-stats/?topic=LGBT&area=39#density

“What is the minimum number of people in group required for you to treat them with respect? How many is too few? How many is enough? Do we really only need to treat people with respect when there are enough of them?”

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/rjmedwed/what_s_your_answer_to_why_should_i_care

 

 

places of optimal runaway, must include healthcare for surgery, employment protections in its civil rights code, does it have a school to go to? Etc

read first, this is what happened when I tried to develop a best cities for trans people list, no place is safe and they wouldn’t feel confident stating any area as a good place to be L

http://www.autostraddle.com/this-is-what-happened-when-i-tried-to-write-a-ten-best-cities-for-trans-women-list-284448/

MAP movement advancement project, easy to navigate, color coded and shows areas equality based on issues faced by both gender and sexual minorities

http://www.lgbtmap.org/policy-and-issue-analysis/transgender-americans

a nice state by state rundown with ratings using school, protection, and medical care as the basis for their point system 1 -50 with explanations why one should leave or veer away from certain states😦 ^ they compiled maps from MAP,NCTE,HRC, TLC,ACLU and others

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/03/83531/transgender-rights-by-state

a diffrent one from NCTE updated to 2011

http://www.transgenderlaw.org/ndlaws/index.htm

6 best states to live in if your trans

http://www.pride.com/transgender/2016/3/17/6-best-states-be-trans

19 best places to live in the worst states

http://www.advocate.com/politics/2015/12/17/19-best-places-live-worst-states

map of homophobia,rasism,sexism by state based on tweets

https://mic.com/articles/137305/here-s-how-homophobic-sexist-and-racist-each-us-state-really-is?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=identities&utm_campaign=social#.kgzUVfCrL

topless law map, female equality

http://gotopless.org/topless-laws

Pennsylvania

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/local/2016/08/22/pro-transgender-reforms-pa/89108560/

Vermont- Burlington on a freinds word which is also close to montreal!

http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20140821_transgender-healthcare-updates

 

 

documentation

explanation of states and their refusal or allowance of amending name,gender,or birth certificates

http://lgbtmap.org/file/policy-spotlight-identity-documents.pdf

andrea jones goes topless in protest of tenn bmv that refused to allow her to correct ID 2011

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/andrea-jones-transgender_n_1097978.html

map of states and birth certificate laws,  2015

http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/birth_certificate_laws

portal state by state by territory how to correct, change, and amend

http://transequality.org/documents/state/ohio

updating and amending school records

http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender/ferpa-faq

how to change your gender with social security even if you changed your name with them, you might want to make sure about a gender
https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/2856/How-do-I-change-my-gender-on-Social-Security-s-records

passports can sometimes be used in lue of a birth certificate https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/gender.html

^national center for transgender equality example

http://www.transequality.org/know-your-rights/passports

^the actual fed site concerning passports

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/gender.html

^somethn about getn a passport in ohio but id rather not an go to a regional center an try not to use birth certificate at all.

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/passport-ohio-105885.html

social security gender correction

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/gender.html

how to get your fb URL to quit deadnaming you

“make a fake facebook page, setup a URL for it thats something random, then change it to the exact username of your personal facebook page, and it’ll transfer it from your personal profile to the page you just made. then delete the page, and your personal profile will then have a random number assigned to it.”

 

 

employment

the finacial penalty for being transgender in america,pdf

http://www.lgbtmap.org/unfair-price-transgender

what employment discrimination is like for trans people

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgodfrey/this-is-what-workplace-discrimination-is-like-for-transgende?utm_term=.loEyVoxJK&bftw=lgbt#.ig9d26PzW

transgender law centers example pdf concerning employment

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/issues/employment/modelpolicy

now for a positive outlook

http://www.takepart.com/feature/2014/09/30/why-it-could-get-easier-come-out-transgender-work

awesome job listing portal (could use help applying to everything)

http://www.transgenderprofessionals.org/careers/jobs/page/2/

trans healthcare ,list of employeers

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/corporate-equality-index-list-of-businesses-with-transgender-inclusive-heal

top pro transgender companies of 2015

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-transgender-inclusive-companies-2015-7

best of the best employers for trans inclusiveness 2016

http://lgbtweekly.com/2016/05/03/americas-best-of-the-best-companies-for-diversity-named-by-nglcc-and-its-partners-in-national-business-inclusion-consortium/

a chicago non profit attempting to do something about unemployment

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/10/27/a-local-start-up-is-tackling-transgender-unemployment?utm_content=buffere7879&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

for the employeer

http://www.workplacefairness.org/gender-identity-discrimination

creating a LGBT freidly work environment

http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/www/departmentalcontent/counselingcenter/pdfs/safezone%20out%20at%20work/creating%20an%20lgbt-friendly%20workplace.pdf?la=en

HRC equality index 2016

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/worlds-most-lgbt-friendly-businesses-revealed-by-human-rights-campaign/#gs.NZhAnzc

 

 

housing

how to file a greivance with the OCR (office of civil rights)

http://www.hhs.gov/civil-rights/filing-a-complaint/complaint-process/index.html

HUD tells shelters they must respect ones gender identity

http://www.transequality.org/blog/hud-to-homeless-shelters-respect-self-identified-gender

HUDs policy notice

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4428/notice-cpd-15-02-appropriate-placement-for-transgender-persons-in-single-sex-emergency-shelters-and-other-facilities

HUDs guidlines

https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Notice-CPD-15-02-Appropriate-Placement-for-Transgender-Persons-in-Single-Sex-Emergency-Shelters-and-Other-Facilities.pdf

epidemic of homelessness, federal task force findings and report

http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/reports/reports/HomelessYouth.pdf

transitioning our shelters, a guide to trans safety for homeless shelters http://www.thetaskforce.org/static_html/downloads/reports/reports/transitioning_our_shelters.pdf

HUD releases resources for shelters concerning proper housing! 3/7/2016

http://www.transequality.org/blog/new-hud-resources-help-shelters-provide-safe-access-for-trans-people

^the actual program and resources list on its siteseveral PDFs dealing with the rules

https://www.hudexchange.info/homelessness-assistance/resources-for-lgbt-homelessness/

^equal access for trans people

https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Equal-Access-for-Transgender-People-Supporting-Inclusive-Housing-and-Shelters.pdf

first adult shelter

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/uncucumbered/jazzie_s_place_the_first_homeless_shelter_for_lgbt_people_opens_its_doors

NY- center to offer hormones,and housing to trans teens

http://www.aliforneycenter.org/news/ali-forney-center-to-add-innovative-housing-and-hormone-therapy-programs-dedicated-to-homeless-transgender-teens/

first of its kind trans center opens in NY a joint resource comglomeration 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/21/nyregion/for-transgender-new-yorkers-a-center-of-their-own-in-the-bronx.html?_r=0

we are trying to develop commune style communities, safe places removed from your society but as always finace we are denied is a major hindrance as at the very least we need to buy the land..

heres a startup fund me attempt for a place in WV

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/65-acre-queer-trans-land-project-in-wv#/

^ theres this one too but seems run by someone with a business angle

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LGBTQCommunityLiving/

trans housing network, offer of room or space for the homeless or for rent

https://www.facebook.com/TransHousingNetwork/?fref=ts

 

 

incarceration/ the “justice” system

DoJ department of justice memo

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-directs-department-include-gender-identity-under-sex-discrimination

NCCHC National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Position Statement: Transgender Health Care in Correctional Settings

http://www.ncchc.org/transgender-health-care-in-correctional-settings-1

“The health risks of overlooking the particular needs of transgender inmates are so severe that acknowledgment of the problem and policies that assure appropriate and responsible provision of health care are needed…

“Because prisons, jails, and juvenile justice facilities have a responsibility to ensure the

physical and mental health and well-being of transgender people in their custody,

correctional health staff should manage these inmates in a manner that respects the

biomedical and psychological aspects of a gender identity disorder (GID) diagnosis.”

transitioning in prison but as a guard

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/03/op-ed-transitioning-guard-san-quentin-state-prison

EEOC finds firing of our trans police cheif was discriminatory

http://wamc.org/post/eeoc-determines-firing-hinsdale-police-chief-was-discriminatory#stream/0

canadas first transgender judge

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadas-first-transgender-judge-named/article27876501/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=Referrer%3A+Social+Network+%2F+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

prison rape elimination act

http://transequality.org/issues/resources/lgbt-people-and-prison-rape-elimination-act

california must cover surgery while in prison.

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11514

federal judge refuses a stay on the order

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/04/27/judge-wont-stay-order-granting-gender-reassignment-to-inmate/

its affirmed! california penitentiarys must cover surgery🙂

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/12109

Transgender California inmates must be allowed female commissary items

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_30001000/judge-transgender-california-inmates-must-get-female-items

diamond,POWERFUL :.( and has a refrence to the justice department laying down some ruling that further needs checked up on.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/us/ashley-diamond-transgender-inmate-cites-attacks-and-abuse-in-mens-prison.html?_r=0

department of justice backs diamond video talk

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/5522b02302a760f9ab000526

elton john and michael stipe on the issue

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/14/silence-abuse-transgender-inmates–us-prisons-is-deafening

ACLU damage of solitary confinement

http://www.acluohio.org/blog-posts/solitary-confinement-mental-illness

seclusion, moving past its use as disciplinary tool- Harvey J. Reed is director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/why_its_time_to_abandon_the_ou.html#incart_river_index?platform=hootsuite

michelle kosilek, won surgery while incarcerated but denied by an evil appeals court, i cry for her,i cry for all of us😦

http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/12-2194P-01A.pdf

AMA american medical associations stance on medical treatments while incarcerated

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics/opinion2065.page

ohio, federal judge rules hormones must be administered to transwomen

http://www.equalityohio.org/whitney-lee-to-get-hormones-for-her-entire-sentence/

fairly decent speal about abuse in prisons, covers alot of bases, consider PRINT

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/05/12/sentenced-abuse-trans-people-prison-suffer-rape-coercion-denial-medical-treatment/

jailhouse lawyer handbook, explaining precedence

http://jailhouselaw.org/the-importance-of-precedent/

Senator Al Franken confronts the DoJ

http://lexiecannes.com/2015/10/22/u-s-sen-al-franken-noting-the-recent-death-of-trans-woman-zella-ziona-presses-doj-fbi-for-action/

a guide to treating lgbt people fairly during incarceration,in partnership with MAP and Sylvia Reveira Project

http://lgbtmap.org/criminal-justice

the report

http://lgbtmap.org/file/lgbt-criminal-justice.pdf

civil commitment- Reginald Artis served 27 years behind bars. But just because her sentence was up didn’t mean she got to go free. L

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/10/civil_commitment_laws_allow_authorities_to_keep_people_locked_up_indefinitely.2.html

transgdner law center hiring a staff attorney for detention complaints

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/about/careers/staff-attorney-detention-project

DoJ states that it prohibits imprisoning transgender inmates in cells based soley on birth anatomy

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/24/transgender-prison-gender-identity-anatomy-doj-rules

a call to end profiling by police

https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/groups-seek-lgbt-protections-in-federal-government-profiling?utm_term=.shZZ8WznQ8#.yuYvYWp5rY

angela vance cincinnati’s LGBT liason officer speaks out

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/02/02/lgbt-newsletter-fracas-shows-lack-guts/22744397/

Trans woman jailed for 8 days for her own hormones because her ID didn’t match her presentation, settles lawsuit in court J

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/06/transgender-woman-settles-court-profiling-landed-jail/

how similar the US human rights violations during incarceration are to China

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1994926/transgender-prisoners-hong-kong-suffer-sexual-assault-denial-hormones

Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails Transgender People http://www.lgbtmap.org/criminal-justice-trans

Damning report shows negligence and abuse of trans women of color

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-damning-new-report-shows-just-how-badly-the-us_us_57a15709e4b00e7e26a07d4c

DoJ releases training video on how to interact and deal with transgnder people

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-releases-new-training-video-law-enforcement-interacting-transgender

 

 

 

immigration/ refugees

“Do You See How Much I’m Suffering Here?”

Abuse against Transgender Women in US Immigration Detention

https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/03/23/do-you-see-how-much-im-suffering-here/abuse-against-transgender-women-us

ICE win !🙂

the lady who interupted the president

https://firstlook.org/reportedly/2015/06/25/obama-heckler-name-jennicet-gutierrez-shes-trans-woman/

janecit interupts presidents speach over imigration reform

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/06/24/whpride/

it prompts ICE to respond and it fails yet again

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/06/29/response-to-ice-new-memo-on-processing-trans-detainees/

ICE official response to “heckler”

http://www.scribd.com/doc/269988829/2015-06-TransgenderCareMemorandum

abc news release

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/transgender-immigration-detainees-housed-identity-32109972

Today diverse groups including the Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp and Northwest Detention Center Resistance engaged in direct action against the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA that is privately run by Geo Group for profit.

Part of the protest focused on ICE’s abusive practice of placing transgender detainees in solitary confinement. While transgender women only make up 1 out of 500 detained immigrants in this country, they make up an alarming 1 out of every 5 confirmed sexual assaults in immigration detention.

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/09/21/

canada and the US have made LGBT refugees from syria and the middle east a priority🙂 . its a contradiction then that they call those fleeing certain death in central and south america aliens:/ http://www.pressreader.com/…/20160115/281779923125101

clinton as secretary of state,asks foreign leaders to join the US in passing human rights laws in protection of gender and sexuality minorities

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/2011/12/09/10829/advancing-gay-and-transgender-equality-abroad/

europe

best places in Europe to be trans,equality index

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/this-map-shows-the-best-and-worst-places-to-be-trans-in-euro?utm_term=.srbv0ewOV#.gi9vnyoMY

this is where to start to find out if you can immigrate to Canada from US L

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/eligibility.asp

ORAM is an international non-profit organization devoted to capacity-building and advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable refugees, including those fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. HAS A BUNCH OF LINKS CONCERNING EVERYTHING 2015 from siria to russia

http://www.oraminternational.org/en/

list of countries where homosexuality is illegal, needs to include the LGB-t community as a whole because the US should be lit up like christmas lights as well as the entirety of Russia

https://76crimes.com/76-countries-where-homosexuality-is-illegal/#comment-72961

2010 seems to be the year the UN took notice of human rights for LGBT

this is a UN speech by a rights activist named Sass Ragando Sasot in 2009 pleading for inclusion, it wouldnt be untill 2011 that the UN would adopt policy, 2012 they included us in their human rights charter.recently in 2014, the US got bad marks on the UN report card of human rights violations, which has spurred the development of federal precedence in america protecting this vulnerable minority. this is rather long and boring to some but sets the tone.. – 10:49,it can be shortened by a few mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrOc6CIQjtc

Africa- Camaroon

Same-sex sexual acts are banned by section 347 of the penal code with a penalty of 5 years imprisonment and a fine of 20,000 to 200,000 francs.[1]

A gay Cameroonian man was granted the right to claim asylum in the United Kingdom due to his sexuality in early July 2010. Cameroon’s Minister of Communication, Issa Tchiroma, responded to the court’s action by acknowledging that homosexuality was definitely illegal in Cameroon, but also arguing that homosexuals were not prosecuted for their private activities. He dismissed the asylum-seeker’s claims, saying that the man had nothing to fear from the law: “Do you think he is the only gay person in Cameroon?”[10]

In August 2011, a gay Cameroonian man was granted temporary immigration bail from the UK Border Agency after Air France refused to carry him to Yaoundé.[11] In May 2012, the UK Border Agency sought to return asylum-seeker Ediage Valerie Ekwedde, finding “no credible evidence” that he was gay, but was forced to keep Ekwedde in custody after he threatened to “make a fuss” on the Air France flight returning him to Cameroon.[7]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Cameroon

Sao Pala, Brazil, 2015 WARNING/TRIGGERING VIDEO this is a bystander cellphone video of, Laura Vermont, being hunted by a mob and a motorcylce gang, finally beaten to death by police in brazil. i will explain the video shortly on the page that pops up on this link, then i will play the entire 3 min video that can be found towards the bottom of the page this sends you to. video is 2:39 + the minute or two it takes to read this “Laura left home in Vila Nova Curuçá, where she lived with father, mother and sister, to attend a party with friends in Northeast Avenue,Around 4 am Saturday, Laura was seen walking desperately for Northeast Avenue, all bloodied and disoriented. she was being hunted by a mob,this is the voices in the distance,and a group of motorcyclists youll see looking for her.the police called to the scene by anouther citizen, lied and their own witnesses inadvertantly tripped them up, combined with this cell footage and neighboring business surveilance they found no evidence of the officers claim,they have since been arrested.this coming on the heels of anouther of the departments nearly deadly beating and torture of a restrained trans model who was beaten by officers to a point she was unrecognisable, she was taunted assualted hair shaved from her head an forced to pose nude while she was coached in what to say while delirious”

http://planettransgender.com/two-sao-paulo-police-officers-arrested-for-the-murder-of-transgender-woman-laura-vermont/

china

transsexual celebrity yet horrid LGBT rights

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/28/china-has-one-amazing-transsexual-celeb-but-lousy-lgbt-rights.html

6 murdered in honduras on the streets and in their homes in less than 2 months,cause of death ranging from gunshot wounds to being set on fire

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/02/01/six-trans-women-killed-in-honduras-in-two-months/

india

trans women breaking stereotypes,”I am not a hisrah”

http://hellogiggles.com/transgender-people-in-india-are-shutting-down-stereotypes-in-awesome-new-campaign/?utm_content=inf_17_2557_2&utm_

on the day we mourn our dead in the worldwide transgender day of remembrance on no 20th 2011 a fire was set in a convention we were using in indonesia killing 15 trans women. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8903555/New-Delhi-fire-kills-15-eunuchs-at-convention.html

 malaysia arrests trans women for crimes of “crossdressing”

https://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/23/malaysia-end-arrests-transgender-women?utm_content=buffer0da35&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

awesome, judge sets precedence allowing a trans man proper identifying documents

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/21/she-is-a-he-even-on-paper-posters-for-transgender-rights-often-read-some-men-are-born-in-their-bodi/

mexico

Report on Human Rights Conditions of Transgender Women in Mexico

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/CountryConditionsReport-FINAL.pdf

Mumbai

http://www.topix.com/news/transgender/2016/08/mumbai-transgenders-plan-flash-mob-to-raise-awareness-about-inclusiveness?fromrss=1

russia

russia strips trans people of liscenses

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30735673

^a plea from an activist “get us the hell out of here!”

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113731651

^Europe Commissioner for Human Rights – condemned the new law

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/01/10/european-human-rights-commissioner-attacks-russian-law-banning-transgender-drivers/?utm_content=buffer455b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

^oklahoma in the US same thing, though not explicitly targeting

http://www.okiraqi.org/blog/do-not-disclose-ptsd-treatment-to-the-oklahoma-department-of-public-safety

^screw putin an activist says

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11335759/Screw-Putins-Russia-Transgender-people-are-finally-in-the-driving-seat.html

^regardless they held the olympics anyway, putin prmised not to enforce the law on any visiting athlete https://www.rt.com/news/russia-olympics-gay-law-948/

poland😦

https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/wiktor-dynarski/trans-rights-polands-last-iron-curtain?utm_content=buffer98b99&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Pakistan L

https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/08/22/pakistan-attacks-transgender-women-surge

 

 

 

media

trans-face: coincides with black face.

“Though the number of Americans who say that they personally know someone who is transgender has grown, 84% of Americans continue to learn about transgender people through the media,” said Nick Adams, Director of Programs for Transgender Media at GLAAD. “Therefore it’s crucial that the media increase and improve the coverage of transgender issues, and that transgender people have the opportunity to tell their own stories about our lives and the issues we face.”

http://www.glaad.org/releases/number-americans-who-report-knowing-transgender-person-doubles-seven-years-according-new

news coverage,police,murder,overall transphobia

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/23/the-hunting-of-trans-americans.html?via=desktop&source=facebook

quick 2 min how to report on trans issues in the media clip montage

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152719813266167&fref=nf

GLADD media reference guide

http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender

invalidation in a headline

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/18/1307844/-Total-invalidation-of-transpeople-in-a-single-headline?utm_content=buffer1dc48&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#

Predatory publishers who incite disgust by pretending our lives are up for debate

http://www.transadvocate.com/predatory-publishers-and-their-dupes_n_15762.htm?utm_content=buffer6d38c&utm

why trans women should be played by trans women

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/04/jen-richards-transgender-activist-_n_6802526.html

why slumpy old cis men shouldnt play trans characters

http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/04/14/op-ed-problem-schlumpy-men-playing-trans-women?fb_action_ids=979972692014851&fb_action_types=og.comments

nice you tube pointing out the trope of using trans women as a plotwist something to be rediculed laughed at and disgusting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q78qaT8JZ_A

GLADD victems and villians,10 yrs of misrepresentation

http://www.glaad.org/publications/victims-or-villains-examining-ten-years-transgender-images-television

a timeline totally lacking but gives good insight to shows most wouldnt know about concerning trans representation and misrepresentation on tv

http://mashable.com/2015/12/11/transgender-characters-timeline/#fC27iSmF6gqu

105 trans characters on television

https://www.autostraddle.com/105-trans-women-on-american-tv-a-complete-history-and-analysis-216732/

25 yrs of transphobia in comedy

http://www.buzzfeed.com/meredithtalusan/25-years-of-transphobia-in-comedies?utm_term=.tbzxBxjyM#.yuvMvMBRr

Why Transgender Actors Should Be Cast in Cisgender Roles

https://medium.com/gender-2-0/expanding-trans-media-representation-why-transgender-actors-should-be-cast-in-cisgender-roles-f880cb7bb36e#.b1wxn5z3e

writing intersex characters for television

https://www.academia.edu/27798925/Writing_characters_with_intersex_variations_for_television

our misrepresentation in video games

http://forum.transgenderzone.com/viewtopic.php?t=4774#.VVoSg9JCi-8.facebook

why trans representation in videogames is failing trans gamers

https://femhype.com/2015/08/03/video-games-are-utterly-failing-trans-gamers-its-time-we-did-something-about-it/

we have a trans opera singer an she sung the anthem at an oaks game

http://www.out.com/music/2015/6/17/opera-singer-breanna-sinclaire-1st-trans-woman-sing-national-anthem-professional

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/06/18/transgender-woman-sings-national-anthem-at-pro-sports-event-for-first-time/

trans comedian on Americas got talent

https://www.rickey.org/transgender-comedian-julia-scotti-steals-show-on-americas-got-talent-2016-video/295743/

john oliver from daily show made awesome trans 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmoAX9f6MOc

first trans oscar winner asked not to perform,no mention

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/first-trans-academy-award-nominee-rips-oscars-after-being-left-off-telecast/

first trans actor to win a Independant Spirit Award as best supporting female

http://shine.forharriet.com/2016/02/mya-taylor-becomes-first-trans-actor-to.html#axzz41RCP5TV1

the matrix metaphore for coming out, directed by 2 trans women as well..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ea-lockhart/yes-the-matrix-is-a-trans_b_10335404.html?utm_hp_ref=queer-voices&

10 reasons we are not caitlyn jenner

https://medium.com/@chernobiko/10-reasons-why-i-am-not-cait-4e7f3f7c4351#.2gk76om1s

trans misrepresentation in the media, college thesis, nice

http://encompass.eku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1145&context=honors_theses

10 transgender and non binary bands you should listen to

http://whatculture.com/music/10-transgender-and-non-binary-musicians-you-need-to-listen-to?page=2

9 Films Featuring Trans* Actors You Should See

http://tallladypictures.com/2016/04/9-films-featuring-trans-actors-you-should-see/

HER STORY written by trans people,casted by trans people,acted by trans people, about trans people🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkHicPm7C6Q

 

 

armed forces

It’s estimated that over 134,000 American veterans are transgender, and over 15,000 trans people are serving in military today despite rules forbidding them to serve openly. start here for an understanding of the issues

http://www.transequality.org/issues/military-veterans

pentagon lifts transgender ban

http://time.com/3956512/transgender-military-service-ban-2/

our highest ranking trans officer- US

http://www.refinery29.com/amanda-simpson-army-transgender-interview

the highest ranking trans woman- Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=112&v=LbjxWM1-Pt4

navy considers pulling back on discharging trans people

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/06/17/navy-looks-requiring-high-level-ok-separate-transgender-troops.html#.VYLswAdoneQ.facebook

Mental Health and Medical Health Disparities in 5135 Transgender Veterans Receiving Healthcare in the Veterans Health Administration: A Case–Control Study

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/lgbt.2015.0058

pdf

http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/lgbt.2015.0058

Karen’s story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnQ9dkwcI9Y

VA proposes rule change that would get rid of exclusions on surgery

http://militarypartners.org/breaking-va-proposes-rule-change-to-lift-ban-on-gender-confirmation-surgery-for-transgender-veterans/

oh! Win! J DoD releases guidelines, allows trans people to serve openly but demands they assimilate under their current gender norms untile surgery but they do allow surgery coverage now! Whoot!

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/07/19/pentagon-manual-details-rules-for-transgender-military-personnel.html

DOD INSTRUCTION 1300.28 IN-SERVICE TRANSITION FOR TRANSGENDER SERVICE MEMBERS

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/2016/0616_policy/DoD-Instruction-1300.28.pdf

 

 

education

to the secretary of education befor the republicans killed SENDA

http://polis.house.gov/uploadedfiles/title_ix_letter_6.23.pdf

DoE releases guidance to all schools

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/guidance-issued-responsibilities-schools-address-sexual-violence-other-forms-sex

titleIX from the OCR within the DoE, further guidance,questions an answers

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/qa-201404-title-ix.pdf

they reverify their stance saying they love to investigate discrimination claims

http://transequality.org/blog/dept-of-education-renews-call-to-investigate-anti-trans-discrimination-in-schools

ACLU open letters to schools, letters covering dresscodes, lgbt groups, bathrooms, etc, everything

https://www.aclu.org/aclu-open-letters-schools-rights-lgbt-students

trans student educational resources TSES, a resource, they say they will help with advocacy,school policy and general education of those in charge.

http://www.transstudent.org/mission

GLESN resource guide

http://www.glsen.org/chapters/cincinnati/resourcebook

GLESN advocacy

http://www.glsen.org/policy

careers in feilds of science(and elsewhere) benefit from a trans perspective

http://www.wired.com/2015/12/science-needs-to-do-a-better-supporting-trans-scientists?utm_content=bufferb5f4c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

a thesis on the recent shift of adopting non discrimination policy within colleges

http://iamsocialjustice.com/images/Non-discrimination.pdf

trans male teacher fired from public catholic school, school wastes over 7 yrs keeping him from having the case heard

http://www.progressalberta.ca/st_albert_catholic_buterman_costs?utm_content=buffer57f38&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Dress Codes. Schools must enforce their dress codes equally and equitably. Schools should permit transgender students to comply with the dress code that reflects their gender identity. Doe v. Yunits(2001) is a case recognizing that right.

http://beyourself.aclu-il.org/?page_id=70

further on that case ^

http://www.glad.org/work/cases/pat-doe-v-yunits/

Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: A Guide for Working With LGBT Students and faculty

https://books.google.com/books?id=KeMbVSKOlaYC&pg=PT75&lpg=PT75&dq=Doe+v.+Yunits+(2001)&source=bl&ots=97HmT1R30g&sig=9SP-PMecMP_KorYuWArE58F-MnU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj9876Eyc7MAhVC8x4KHfnYBSkQ6AEITTAI#v=onepage&q=Doe%20v.%20Yunits%20(2001)&f=false

Promising Practices for Inclusion of Gender Identity/Gender Expression in Higher Education, 2011

http://www.umass.edu/stonewall/uploads/listWidget/25137/promising-practices.pdf

NASP national association of school phycologists- Maintaining the Hegemonic Masculinity Through Selective Attachment, Homophobia, and Gay-Baiting in Schools: Challenges to Intervention

http://www.nasponline.org/publications/periodicals/spr/volume-37/volume-37-issue-2/maintaining-the-hegemonic-masculinity-through-selective-attachment-homophobia-and-gay-baiting-in-schools-challenges-to-intervention

GLESN study shows LGBT people face harsher disciplinary measures, unfair policys, unprotected , climate of unacceptance all fueling dropout rates and pipeline to prison.

http://www.pride.com/lgbt/2016/6/29/lgbt-students-face-hostile-school-environments-and-something-needs-be-done

AFT American Federation of Teachers adopts resolution in favor of trans rights

http://www.aft.org/resolution/school-safety-and-educational-opportunity-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender

a letter from the ACLU to schools resisting federal guidance

https://www.aclutx.org/sites/default/files/8_26_16_aclutx_trangender_student_guidance.pdf

 

 

librarys

ever notice that you cant look up transgender,gay,lesbian,bisexual,intersex,etc at a library?thats right,the citizens for community libraries have probly enacted a discriminatory and harmfull policy blocking anything with the terms gay,bisexual,lesbian,intersex, transsexualism, or transgender. so if your like me an your in your youth with noone to talk to you go online,your probly poor an annexed from support an family.at the library you scroll thru looking for somone,anything to help you,an ya find somethn looks useful an BLOCK . now you have to go request that a librarian or their intern review the link and allow you to veiw it.,never mind time allocations of an hr,that is IF htey let you. its a harmfull practice that needs to be repealed.

tax payer funding exclusionary social services-censorship- also goes on about power and in librarys,I do remeber not being able to search for lgbt especially t in the franklin library computer.

“Religious Right groups have spearheaded censorship campaigns against any work they deem “offensive.” These crusades often target books about human sexuality or works of fiction that raise LGBT themes.

Even the prestigious Smithsonian Institution has caved in to this drive. Late in 2010, officials at the National Portrait Gallery removed a section of a video by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz after protests from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and pressure from House Speaker John Boehner and other officials.

Children’s books have also been targeted. The gay-friendly tomes And Tango Makes Three, Heather Has Two Mommies and King and King are frequent censorship targets. In addition, books that discuss LGBT issues in a factual and academic manner are often attacked.

**This denial of information – especially to teens who may be struggling with their sexual orientation – is more than wrong, it’s dangerous. Young people at this stage need access to objective material, and it is a public library’s duty to provide that information. If the Religious Right has its way, these books will be cordoned off in a special room, making them effectively off limits to the audience that most needs them.”

https://www.au.org/resources/publications/the-religious-rights-war-on-lgbt-americans

heres a link to the enemies guide to ruining a library an their main site,the family values commision

http://www.ccv.org/issues/harmful-to-children/family-friendly-libraries/

republican controled senant kills SCOTUS😦

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/did_your_us_senator_just_vote_to_allow_lgbt_students_to_be_bullied_here_s_the_list

a nice article giving hope to one day ending discrimination the same we did for women,race,and ethnicities.

http://www.cdispatch.com/opinions/article.asp?aid=39248&utm_content=buffer14a43&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

“its perfectly normal” a book about puberty sexuality and gender, frequently banned

http://www.npr.org/2014/09/21/350366435/it-may-be-perfectly-normal-but-its-also-frequently-banned

hategroup forces school to cancel scheduled reading of transgdner teen Jazz Jennings childrens book “all about jazz”, in protest a public reading was held

http://www.advocate.com/media/2015/11/29/hate-group-forces-school-cancel-i-am-jazz-book-reading

the color of blue

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/story-crayon-will-ring-true-beautiful-transgender-story/#gs.PDz7Ugk

a cute fairytale for trans children

http://www.seventeen.com/life/friends-family/news/a35639/amazing-fairytale-stars-transgender-princess/

list of 225 books for trans teens !

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11446.Booklist_for_Trans_Teens

 

 

sports? i don’t sport. You sport? We all sport? Sports!

The intersex Olympian that spurred controversy upon her death stirring panic and the IOC to start chromosome testing athletes in the 60s

http://mentalfloss.com/article/69911/how-olympic-sprinter-stella-walsh-nearly-lost-her-medals-because-her-autopsy

in 1976 tennis barred the first trans player for refusing chromosome testing

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33062241

In 1993 the international Olympic committee convened with health professionals globally coming to the conclusion that trans and intersex participants bodily systems were the equivalent to the target gender after 2 yrs of HRT and sex reassignment surgery, in 2003 they reconvened and relaxed those standards to not require surgery.

IOC Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism,2015

https://stillmed.olympic.org/Documents/Commissions_PDFfiles/Medical_commission/2015-11_ioc_consensus_meeting_on_sex_reassignment_and_hyperandrogenism-en.pdf

This is a nice compilation of 5 pdfs dealing with trans participation in sports from the  Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity CAWWS ACAFS

http://www.caaws.ca/working-with-transitioning-and-transitioned-athletes-in-sport/

^ ”Do Transitioned Athletes Compete at an Advantage or Disadvantage as compared with Physically Born Men and Women: A review of the Scientific Literature”

http://www.caaws.ca/e/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Devries_lit_review2.pdf

we called for a boycott of the winter Olympics in 2014 iover russias bigotry

http://gawker.com/what-the-hell-is-going-on-with-russia-and-gays-an-exp-926183504

olympics will no longer be held in countries that discriminate against lgbt, though brazil has the highest rate of trans murders ,well see how that goes..
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/ioc-makes-non-olympian-sized-move-gay-rights

first open trans male athlete on US team
http://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/transgender-athlete-aims-to-make-history-on-world-stage

lesbian soccer team wins world cup
http://www.outsports.com/2015/5/31/8696237/lesbian-gay-women-world-cup

intersex athlete modern day chromosome testing

http://mg.co.za/article/2016-07-08-00-win-or-lose-caster-semenya-will-run-into-an-ugly-firestorm/

the british have 2 trans women running

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3671937/Transgender-British-athletes-born-men-set-make-Olympic-history-competing-games-women.html

a bigot socially assualted a trans woman in planet fitness and this is how they responded🙂
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/planet-fitness-transgender-member_n_6833458.html

exercises to help build your hips made for trans people
http://transoutloud.com/shaping-up-your-hips/

best exercises to get a flat belly,insane workout i wish i could do
http://newzmagazine.com/best-exercises-lose-stomach…

3 min plank workout,focuses on core,suggested-pilates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynUw0YsrmSg

how roller derby pushes trans women out:/

http://www.derbycentral.net/2016/07/sidelined-how-roller-derby-pushes-trans-women-out/

 

 

religion (good)

how your congregation can be welcoming and help us

http://www.believeoutloud.com/

Resolution on the Rights of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism

http://www.urj.org/what-we-believe/resolutions/resolution-rights-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-people

The rabbis of Conservative Judaism pass a resolution supporting transgender rights

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/06/01/the-rabbis-of-conservative-judaism-pass-a-resolution-supporting-transgender-rights/

6 genders in classic Judaism

http://www.sojourngsd.org/blog/sixgenders

ESV Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+8%3A26-40&version=ESV

“For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it.”

http://biblehub.com/matthew/19-12.htm

Matthew 19:12

For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others–and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

Isaiah 56:3-8

3 Let no foreigner who has bound himself to the LORD say, “The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.” And let not any eunuch complain, “I am only a dry tree.” 4 For this is what the LORD says: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant– 5 to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off. 6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant– 7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

Acts 8:27-39

27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:

“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
Who can speak of his descendants?
For his life was taken from the earth.”[b]
34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37] [c] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing.

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:25

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Samuel 16:7

7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

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Honorable mention bible verses.
Samuel 16:7
James 4:10

“On the first day of Unleavened Bread (azuma) when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said until to him: “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” So he sent two of his disciples saying to them:” Go into the city and a man carrying a water jar will meet you. Follow him and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house: “The teachers asks, where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples.” He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” So the disciples set out for and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover meal.” – this is referring to a eunich

http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/last.supper.html

^ deina – used to describe the aqua bearer

1) such a one, a certain one, i.e. one whose name I cannot call on the instant, or whose name it is of no importance to mention

Part of Speech: noun masculine or feminine or neuter

Relation: probably from the same as G1171 (through the idea of forgetting the name as fearful, i.e. strange)

http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Lexicon.show/ID/G1170/deina.htm

a database to support feminist rewriting of spiritual history

http://library.ciis.edu/resources/subject/archmyth.asp

what its like to be queer and muslim, several storys brought to you by a photographer

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jun/15/queer-muslims-samra-habib-portraits-just-me-and-allah

^what does the koran say about being gay? Nothing

http://www.newsweek.com/what-does-koran-say-about-being-gay-470570

^Safra project- intersex, trans, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc

http://www.safraproject.org/sgi-genderidentity.htm

trans Christians trans transsexual intersex biblical

http://www.transchristians.org/intersex

Sex Difference in Christian Theology; male female and intersex in the image of god

https://anunnakiray.com/2016/05/18/christian-theologian-megan-k-defranza-a-true-ally-and-bridge-builder/

biblical case for accepting transgnder people

http://thesaltcollective.org/the-biblical-case-for-embracing-transgender/

this non profit group is trying to bridge the gap between religion and LGBT youth

http://www.themarinfoundation.org/about-us/mission/

letter from a pastor concerning trans and intersex people and the churches harmfull role

https://jasongoroncy.com/2016/08/17/no-longer-male-and-female-a-note-on-gender-christian-community-and-the-intersex-condition/

letter from the episcople church

https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-episcopal-church/letter-to-the-episcopal-church-from-presiding-bishop-president-of-house-of-deput/10153455254457271

find your faith,equality ohio, list of affirming churches

http://www.equalityohio.org/find-your-faith/

 

dating

trans people still cant get married in ohio,as the state refuses to allow us to correct a birth certificate

this is the delima in dating, even if were blessed with looks

https://www.buzzfeed.com/raquelwillis/the-transgender-dating-dilemma?utm_term=.deBA1O7am#.trez3JbxQ

what happens to your body when you don’t have sex (think about the inability to an why surgery is so beneficial)

http://elitedaily.com/humor/happens-body-stop-having-sex/1486175/?utm

14 things to know befor dating a trans girl

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/love-sex/relationships/a40339/dating-a-trans-girl-information/

REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOR OF TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN RUSSIA

http://transgender.team/portals/0/transgender_team_research_intro.pdf

maddys day (jenny boylands kids call her that) though this is about trans women with children on a gendered holiday:/

http://transgenderuniverse.com/2016/06/17/the-emotions-of-fathers-day/

boylands wife talks about being married to a trans woman

https://medium.com/@jennyboylan_97964/imagining-grace-c951588013c2#.lw7ntxfl6

chasers fetishizing our bodies ugh. L

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-establishment/my-trans-identity-is-not-a-fetish_b_9592986.html

a lesbian now married to a trans man

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/transitioning-is-not-all-rainbow-flags-and-coming-out_us_57b61428e4b07d22cc37288b

^6 questions asked of a lesbian wife of a trans man

http://www.bustle.com/articles/107068-the-6-questions-im-asked-daily-as-the-wife-of-a-trans-guy

Beaumont Partners, women and partners who lend a hand to others who are struggling with accepting their transgender partner

http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/partners/partners.html

trans safer sex guide,HRC

http://hrc-assets.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com//files/assets/resources/Trans_Safer_Sex_Guide_FINAL.pdf

 

 

other existences

not all “real” trans women are out of the closet- this speaks to social pressure to stay in, powerful piece

https://medium.com/@jencoates/i-am-a-transwoman-i-am-in-the-closet-i-am-not-coming-out-4c2dd1907e42#.mpkxeu6xb

Asexual or Ace

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thegaytheistmanifesto/2016/07/asexuality-in-the-media-and-the-lgbtq-community/

Gender Queer, Kate Bornsteins blog

http://katebornstein.typepad.com/

two-spirit, contains a list of native words for it as well

http://bipartisanreport.com/2016/06/19/before-european-christians-forced-gender-roles-native-americans-acknowledged-5-genders/

Questioning, Gender Questioning is a resource produced by GLHV in conjunction with the Trans Melbourne Gender Project. It is designed to provide information and support to young people between 16 and 25 who are questioning their gender or supporting someone who is doing so. It will be distributed through counsellors, school nurses and health services.

http://www.glhv.org.au/node/242

Drag

http://midwestgenderqueer.com/2015/04/drag-culture-and-the-argument-of-transmisogyny/

affirmative therapy for trans and gender non conforming clients

http://livingmorefully.com/affirmative-therapy-with-transgender-and-gender-nonconforming-clients/

 

 

this is local relevance to us in OH, it would allow cities without ordinances a means to investigate complaints. it also has a nice explanation of the predicament leading up to calling for the state to make its own inclusive policy. It was denied L

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/05/18/bill-would-help-small-cities-fight-unfairness.html

Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Ohio

http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/OhioNDReport-Jan-2014.pdf

Bexley – OH

https://www.facebook.com/equalityohio/videos/10152895244143344/

cleaveland – OH

http://www.ideastream.org/news/cleveland-oks-protections-transgender-employees-city-contractors

passes ordinace making benfits equal for domestic partnerships

https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-1042293751596906752

columbus – OH

our local trans firefighter

http://www.columbusmonthly.com/content/stories/2015/06/finding-lana-the-story-of-a-transgender-columbus-firefighter.html

toledo – OH

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/27531214/city-council-votes-to-strengthen-toledos-hate-crime-law-to-include-transgender-people

cincinnati-OH bans coversion therapy in minors

http://clairechannel.com/2016/01/07/cincinnati-passes-conversion-therapy-ban/

equality ohio, archives

http://www.equalityohio.org/author/grant/

policy matters ohio

http://www.policymattersohio.org/blogpost-lgbt-may2016

nice rundown about ohio law against trans people

http://lgbtcleveland.org/uploads/2/8/6/0/2860304/legal_workshop_transgender.pdf

 

 

role models alive and dead

Sylvia Reveira

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybnH0HB0lqc

Lynn Conway (a wealth of knowledge, site is huge with info on everything)

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/conway.html

Mara Kesling

http://www.transequality.org/about/people/mara-keisling-she-her

Jennicet Gutiérrez

http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/tag/familia/

Michelle Kosilik

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/125347

Lexie Cannes

https://lexiecannes.com/category/transgender-transsexual-trans/page/3/

Brynn Tannehill

http://www.transadvocate.com/gender-orientation_n_8267.htm

Julia Soreno

http://www.juliaserano.com/TSetiology.html#APAprotest09

Jenny Boyland

http://www.glaad.org/tags/jennifer-finney-boylan

Diane Bruessow

https://www.aapa.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=3117

and thousands more, especially you our beautiful trans and gender non conforming youth! Stay alive, fix society!

 

 

violence/genocide

violence against our minority is not a new thing, it didnt just happen when we started trying to keep track. which is hard as police reports and news reports continually deny our idenites,deadnaming us and misgendering, familys deny us, many are alone,many countries still dont recognize our deaths as even news worthy or have constraints on media we are not seen as worthy of basic civil rights,so what of our human rights?

all memoriums have name,location,cause of death, exact birth and death dates when possible.

2007 memorium

https://tdor.info/2007-2/

2008 memorium

https://tdor.info/memorializing-at-2008-tdor/

2009 memorium

https://tdor.info/memorializing-2009/

2010 memorium

https://tdor.info/memorializing-2010/

in 2011 on the day we mourn our dead in the international transgender day of rembrence on no 20th a fire was set in a convention we were using in indonesia trapping and killing 15 trans women and hospitalizing 40 others. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/8903555/New-Delhi-fire-kills-15-eunuchs-at-convention.html

2011 memorium

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDQwJxUVG3U

2012 memorium

https://tdor.info/memorializing-2012/

2013 memorium

https://tdor.info/memorializing-2013/

2014 memorium

https://tdor.info/memorializing-2014-2/

2015,memorial video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjrFesw1CBA

TDoR web art project

http://tdorarchive.comicdish.com/index.php?pageID=1

the quit genocide of trans people

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/12/31/3607382/leelah-alcorn-transgender-genocide/

after alcorns suicide trans youth face broad bias

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/01/08/375203856/trans-teens-respond-to-leelah-alcorns-death

genocide against trans people by the republican and religious riech

http://www.chicagonow.com/trans-girl-cross/2016/04/transgender-genocide/

convert, cure, closet, or kill

https://medium.com/@brynntannehill/convert-cure-closet-or-kill-the-religious-rights-plan-for-transgender-americans-9f25c8b7ef9b#.u23ijjhi0

^ somethn happened this is the web cache version

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3A-lTHK48zh0EJ%3Ahttps%3A%2F%2Fmedium.com%2F%40brynntannehill%2Fconvert-cure-closet-or-kill-the-religious-rights-plan-for-transgender-americans-9f25c8b7ef9b&num=1&hl=en&gl=us&strip=1&vwsrc=0

Over 250 organizations in the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women have come together to issue ..

//National Consensus Statement of Anti-Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Organizations in Support of Full and Equal Access for the Transgender Community- We, the undersigned sexual assault and domestic violence organizations, oppose anti transgender initiatives. These initiatives utilize and perpetuate the myth that protecting transgender people’s access to restrooms and locker rooms endangers the safety or privacy of others. As organizations that care about reducing assault and violence, we favor laws and policies that protect transgender people from discrimination, including in accessing facilities that match the gender they live every day.

States across the country have introduced harmful legislation or initiatives that seek to repeal non-discrimination protections or restrict transgender people’s access to genderspecific facilities like restrooms. Those who are pushing these proposals have claimed that these proposals are necessary for public safety and to prevent sexual violence against women and children. As rape crisis centers, shelters, and other service providers who work each and every day to meet the needs of all survivors and reduce sexual assault and domestic violence throughout society, we speak from experience and expertise when we state that these claims are false. //

http://endsexualviolence.org/files/NTFNationalConsensusStmtTransAccessWithSignatories.pdf

first ever federal task force to combat violence against trans people

http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/11/13/congressional-forum-investigate-epidemic-violence-against-transgender-people

trans person attacked in a music club, of all places

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3114196/They-yelling-f-t-got-king-hit-Horrific-injuries-suffered-transgender-musician-attacked-homophobic-men-pub.html

trans woman beaten into seizures a mcdonalds , video

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dmf12dGhJalE&h=pAQGgQSqc

Acofe (first name unknown), found in a pond tied to cement blocks in OH

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-woman-stabbed-dumped-pond-tied-concrete-ohio300413/

Bri Golec, stabbed to death by her father in OH

http://www.pghlesbian.com/2015/02/22-year-old-ohio-trans-woman-stabbed-to-death-by-father/

Rae’Lynn Thomas, beat and shot to death by mothers boyfriend, misgendered by family and news OH

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/please-dont-leave-me-dying-trans-woman-begs-after-moms-ex-brutally-shoots-and-beats-her/

1in 12 trans women will be murdered in our lifetimes

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2012/05/murder-statistics-of-transgender-people/

stoned to death in America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPlt-LZrGyQ

blood ban changed but still in effect😦 we cant work, we have no human rights, we cant access shelters or socil services, and were told our bloods no good without even testing it. but a cis-crackhead can sell plasma twice a week indefinitely somethings wrong with that picture

http://www.transequality.org/blog/fda-to-maintain-discriminatory-blood-ban-impact-on-trans-people-still-unclear

^Canada blood ban going into effect, it respects us post op but not preop, proves wholly discriminatory

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/health/blood-donation-transgender-1.3649890

^France’s bloodban is similar to US though only 4 month abstinence on MSM for plasma instead of a yr for blood, lesbians were removed altogether in 2002

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/decades-long-ban-gay-bisexual-french-men-donating-blood-ends/

the Reagan administration blissfully ignored the aids crises in the 70s and 80s going so far as to say we deserved it. This is about the ‘sisters of perpetual endulgence’ who actually named the desiese

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/11/nancy-ronald-reagan-aids-crisis-first-lady-legacy

AIDS memorial quilt, The last display of the entire AIDS Memorial Quilt was in October of 1996 when The Quilt covered the entire National Mall in Washington, D.C. The 1,000 newest blocks – those blocks received at or since the October 1996 display – were displayed the weekend of June 26, 2004 on The Ellipse in Washington D.C. in observance of National HIV Testing Day.

http://www.aidsquilt.org/about/the-aids-memorial-quilt

arson against Canada’s only surgical facility L 5/3/16

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/arsonist-attempted-to-set-fire-to-canadas-only-clinic-providing-sex-reassignment-surgeries

50 dead,50+more seriously injured in Orlando after largest mass shooting happened in LGBT nightclub

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting-nightclub-idUSKCN0YY08B

^Heres all the people cheering the terrorism calling us “perverts”

http://thoughtcatalog.com/jacob-geers/2016/06/here-are-all-the-people-applauding-the-orlando-gay-club-shooter/

trans woman shot in the face by a member of a Christian hate group

http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/indiana-trans-woman-shot-face-member-suspected-hate-group/

 

 

suicide

trans lifeline is a suicide hotline for trans people by trans people (goal is to help find transitional resources as well as self harm reduction)

http://www.translifeline.org/

so a bunch of women have come together in support of LGBTQI youth. they write positive letters of support community blog style. i assume they will respond if your weary. could be a good thing! could feel like people shoving their good lives in your face while your stuck with your shity one:/ i dunno,you be the judge,take a gander..

http://www.yourholidaymom.com/

Rachel Burk

http://www.vocativ.com/culture/lgbt/transgender-developer-rachel-bryk-commits-suicide/

being trans in a transphobic society brings on moments of sheer desperation

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/02/being-transgender-in-a-transphobic-society-leads-to-moments-of-sheer-desperation

Karis Anne Ross, a school teacher

http://www.cbs58.com/story/29311000/transgender-mps-teacher-commits-suicide-after-bullying-complaints-allegedly-ignored

 

 

trans centers

MAP LGBT center report 2016

http://lgbtmap.org/2016-lgbt-community-center-survey-report

Heartland Trans Wellness Group, Cincinnati, Ohio

http://transwellness.org/resources/

history and downfall of IFGE international foundation for gender education

http://dallasdenny.com/Chrysalis/2011/09/19/deceit-and-betrayal-at-ifge/

Gender Center, in Australia

http://www.gendercentre.org.au/index.htm

Gender Queer Australia

http://www.genderqueer.org.au/

ANZPATH australias off-shot version following WPATH

http://www.anzpath.org/

Beaumont Society, UK

http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk/

Transcending the Gender Box, walk in center, las vegas nevada

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/new-drop-center-offers-safe-haven-las-vegas-transgender-community

phoenix pride closes walk in center L

http://echomag.com/phoenix-pride-lgbt-center/

medical

Finway Health, Massachusetts

http://fenwayhealth.org/care/medical/transgender-health/

Philladelphia Center for transgender Surgery

http://thetransgendercenter.com/

Center for Excellence in Transgender Care, california

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=lib-00-02

an Oregon hospital training itself and practitioners within the state to care for us J

http://www.oregonlive.com/transgender-health/2016/05/ohsu_transgender_amy_penkin.html

^ omg they have a doctor doing GRS!!

http://www.oregonlive.com/transgender-health/2016/05/ohsu_daniel_dugi.html

Mount Saini in NY is creating a clinic that does surgery, marci bowers is teaching them!

http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/center-for-transgender-medicine-and-surgery

Mazzoni center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

https://www.mazzonicenter.org/health-care/trans-care/trans-clinical-care-services

University of Colorado opens LGBT mental health clinic

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/08/university-of-colorado-hospital-lgbtq-mental-health-clinic/

 

 

resources for making your organization inclusive

Best Practices Catalogue-Human rights and Gender identity,

http://tgeu.org/best_practice_catalogue_human_rights_gender_identity/

 Jonah yokanoma offers continuing credit courses, he can be reached thru the info@heartlandtranswellness.org or jonah@heartlandtranswellness.org

small business majority, held a confrence on setting business and state level non discrimination policy- usefull, follow up

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/workplace-non-discrimination-and-your-ohio-small-business-tickets-16319647505?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_attendees&utm_term=event

Small Business Majority- how to create an LGBT friendly work policy

Hello,

Please feel free to reach out to our Midwest Outreach Manager, Michaela Hahn-Burriss for any information regarding our recent workplace non-discrimination seminar. You can contact her at mhahnburriss@smallbusinessmajority.org

how your business should react and policy to have for an employee who is transitioning.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-transgender-workplace-0110-biz-20160109-story.html

aclu

http://www.acluohio.org/assets/issues/LGBT/Transgen…

aclu request a speaker to speak on lgbt issues

http://www.acluohio.org/resources/request-a-speaker

trans student educational resources TSES, a resource, they say they willl help with advocacy,school policy and general education of those in charge.

http://www.transstudent.org/mission

“There is currently no universally recognized standard for what a successful cultural competency training should entail. This manual offers to fill that gap, while recognizing the limitation presented by ever-changing cultures and policies. Rather than offer a blanket curriculum, it acts as “a guide for those who plan to create and deliver LGBTQ cultural competency trainings to health and human service providers.” A collection of methods, ideology, and suggestions from over 60 different organizations and individuals, this manual will guide you along step-by-step – from setting your goals to evaluating your results.”

the article

https://truecolorsfund.org/2016/01/25/lgbtq-cultural-competency-trainings/

the pdf

http://www.cancer-network.org/downloads/best_practices.pdf

these people are a business,pay to play,but offer education seminars to professionals

http://www.jpmaweb.com/

transgender law centers example pdf concerning employment

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/issues/employment/modelpolicy

guidance for employers, covering trans people and work, from europe

http://www.west-info.eu/guidance-for-businesses-on-how-to-support-transgender-employees/

guidance for employment protections from californias DFEH has a nice history lesson of calis civil rights law

http://mizrahilaw.com/dfeh-transgender-rights-work/

a sample resolution for your organization

http://trans-fusion.blogspot.com/2016/06/a-sample-resolution-against-bathroom.html

national industry liason group, for anyone even remotely associated with the DoL

http://www.nationalilg.org/

 

grants and funding for inclusive resources

trans ohio-symposium, i think this is wher you would present your ideas in hopes of finding funding for your LGBTQIA non profit or business?

http://www.transohio.org/?p=17

trans justice funding project

http://www.transjusticefundingproject.org/

mellinial fund

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/millennium-fund-grant-supports-program-that-helps-transgender-youths-1.643995

apalachian regional commision

http://www.arc.gov/funding/ARCGrantsandContracts.asp

 

 

scholarships

trans studies scholarships an fellowships

http://davievillagepost.ca/5973/donations-sought-for-uvic-transgender-studies-scholarships-fellowships/

bill and melinda gates foundation – free textbooks

https://openstax.org/

doula training, trans guys

https://www.doulatrainingsinternational.com/trainings/dti2-scholarships/trans-health/

 

 

 

organizations that help fight discrimination

NCLR national center for lesbian rights

http://www.nclrights.org/our-work/federal-legislation-policy/how-we-help/

national coalition for the homeless

http://nationalhomeless.org/issues/lgbt/

Lambda legal

http://www.lambdalegal.org/

ACLU

http://www.acluohio.org/resources/need-legal-help

 

civil rights attorneys

scott knox, cincy

http://www.scottknox.com/_index.html

LGBT bar association top 40 lawyers

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0d4bedbf3d0ee0b80639584c0&id=b28d718f38

Lisa Meeks, did Mathews serogate adoptions 513 399 5301

Lawrence Hawkins?

Mahalea Whitehead

 

Cincy also has police LGBT liason officers, namely angela vance and lisa Johnson

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/police/contact-us/neighborhood-liason-contact-list/

 

 

finance and grants for surgery

if anyone knows how to get grants and scholarships these are things i could try but i need helps.

TUFF is a non profit started soley to fund our surgical costs,currently ‘weak’ but awesome idea.

http://tufforg.wix.com/tuffnew#!contact/con8

Jim Collins foundation/ how to apply/ seems legit

https://jimcollinsfoundation.org/apply/

paid survey,potentially make 50 bucksi didnt:/

https://www.lgbtstudy.org/limesurvey/index.php?r=survey/index

neat list of their presence online at the end

https://www.lgbtstudy.org/limesurvey/index.php?r=survey/

CK life surgery scholarship

http://www.cklife.org/surgery-scholarship/

.5 fund,look into

http://point5cc.com/surgery-fund/

transgender law center-webinar explaining insurance and how to fight denial

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11273

pdf on how to premptively ask for no exclusions in your businesses policy and fight denial,seems to be in answer to the above PRINT

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Health-Insurance-Exclusions-Guide-2-WEB.pdf

my own attempt at acquiring the medical intervention denied due to social apathy and ignorance surrounding the condition, a plea for assistance that goes largely ignored

https://www.gofundme.com/kittysbelle

oh! A new one J wish I had someone that new how to apply for grants:/

http://mytransitionfunding.org/

 

seems there is need of a facilities/bathroom section/protections

video,attorney general Loretta lynch responds to NC about transgnder bathroom policy

https://www.c-span.org/video/?409316-1/attorney-general-loretta-lynch-responds-north-carolina-lawsuit

^speech, her speech found on the DoJ website

https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-loretta-e-lynch-delivers-remarks-press-conference-announcing-complaint

how to deal with transgender students in locker rooms, awesomely J

http://reason.com/archives/2015/11/05/how-to-deal-with-transgender-students-in

on bigots wanting to feel  “comfortable” by removing trans people from public facilities

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brynn-tannehill/i-dont-exist-to-make-you_b_9834394.html

5/2/6 florida, Marion County School Board Approves “Gender Inspection”

http://www.eqfl.org/news/MCSB

9 reasons why it was never about public safety

http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/856937/9_cold_hard_facts_hb2_was_never_about_public_safety

Bathroom Laws Are About Insufficient Femininity, Not Being Transgender

http://vandybethglenn.com/bathroom-laws-are-about-insufficient-femininity-not-being-transgender/

3 moms have something to say “meet my trans child”

https://www.facebook.com/transunitedfund/videos/1605193469799623/

exploitation of sexual abuse survivors by those who trot them out as examples of why they “need” anti trans bathroom laws

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/loree-cookdaniels/rights-v-safety-exploitin_b_9523086.html

pic, response from state and school leaders saying that no issues have arose since passing protections

https://perrystreetpalace.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/states-transgender-law.jpg?w=584&h=602

^ an article that reiterates that no problems have arose from inclusive bathroom policy

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article84797527.html

Smithsonian; lgbt people are targeted for hatecrimes more than any other minority

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lgbt-people-are-targets-more-hate-crimes-any-other-minority-180959461/?no-ist

jonah does a nice radio talk with a woman from UC and a guy from GLESN on the subject

http://wvxu.org/post/discussing-transgender-issues-experiences-including-new-federal-guidelines-public-schools#stream/0

911 dispatcher on why anti trans bills are wrong

http://fusion.net/story/305002/911-dispatcher-anti-trans-bills/

the KKK shares your anti trans rhetoric

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/kkk-tries-to-exploit-transgender-bathroom-hysteria-to-scare-up-new-members-in-alabama/

boy from Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that his school district violated his civil rights by refusing to treat him as a boy, including by requiring him to use the girls’ bathroom, directing security guards to monitor his restroom use and repeatedly referring to him by his birth name and female pronouns. Whitaker also alleges that district officials required him to room with girls during a trip to Europe with the school orchestra even though he felt uncomfortable doing so. the lawsuit accuses the district of devising a plan to identify transgender students by having them wear bright green wristbands, a move that the plaintiff argues would stigmatize him and other transgender students and leave them vulnerable to harassment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/this-transgender-student-won-the-right-to-run-for-prom-king-now-hes-suing-to-use-the-boys-bathroom/2016/07/19/afd15cf2-4dea-11e6-a422-83ab49ed5e6a_story.html

peanutbutter jelly magic trick explanation of bathrooms, hilarious!

https://www.facebook.com/officialjustinwillman/videos/10153575388310672/

 

 

*unfinished =^.^=

 

 

 

Title (IX,VII) or, “It All Starts in the ..

…bathroom”, but didn’t wanna relegate this civil rights issue to a bigots favorite haunt.

(kittysbelle)

April 20, 2016

Crystal Bassard- Sociology, at some school in a wasteland

NPR Papers- Transgender Rights, Public Facilities

I am writing this in complementary parts to cover my required NPR papers under the concept of time I don’t have due to the effects of discrimination here at this school and in this town upon my personal health. I use many sources in this paper but what is required is from NPR, so first we use “New York City Enacts Gender Identity Rules for Restrooms, Locker Rooms”.

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/07/469545370/new-york-city-enacts-gender-identity-rules-for-restrooms-locker-rooms

Mayor of NY Bill DeBlasio signed an executive order affirming transgender identities making it law to allow us to use the bathroom that corresponds with our gender identity while also making it illegal for any business or government facility to require proof of sex or gender in the form of documentation. Blasio is quoted as saying “Let’s face it. For too long, too many transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers have been harassed.”

Which is completely true even in so-called progressive areas bigotry runs rampant, only now being put into check. A trans woman who was pushed from the subway platform last yr was again assaulted this year along with her friend at a convenience store. A trans woman was beaten into seizures for using the bathroom at a mcdonalds last yr. One might try to argue that there is no correlation between violence and transgender people’s recognition as human beings under law, they would be mistaken. Hate crime protections will eventually curb assault through deterrents like longer prison and jail sentences for acting out of bias and prejudice towards vulnerable minorities; it has yet to be implemented fully in regards to which America one lives in. While this civil rights movement is steadily advancing and acquiring a place within the mind’s eye of the World’s populace such newfound judicial and media attention has also spiked instances of such assault, perhaps the only difference is that it is just now starting to be reported. 2016 is so far the deadliest year since we began tracking the murders of trans people with the international Transgender Day of Remembrance. The news reports and police depts. have started begrudgingly recognizing our identity while reporting of our deaths, yet this is still an ongoing battle; names and faces coming out from the closet of erasure from having been misgendered by “family” and police reports long after their bodies have grown cold.

Regardless it is a step forward to be known, to be recognized as human beings even if that might currently only be in the form of policy or law not yet fully acknowledged in all areas, a federal lawsuit brought against the state of NC by the ACLU will test and clarify once and for all the Department of Education’s understanding of ‘Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and or expression’s protections under its own interpretation of title IX sex discrimination. They have already issued guidance for grades K-12 and sent a memoriam to all institutes of higher learning having been successful in all instances but one of finding the school to be in contradiction of the law, the one is currently in mediation where the district is learning that if it “provides a curtain” to one student It must do the same for all students and really if you think about there is a whole lot of students uncomfortable with disrobing in front of anyone and shower curtains for all would actually be a good idea. These legal steps are needed to change social consensus and bring about eventual equality.

Such forward thinking is in direct contrast to the wave of anti trans sentiment in the form of “bathroom bills” sweeping across the south from hatefull minds playing on the mouths of evangelical “Christians”. Which brings us to NC and the second piece I will use,“ACLU Challenges Controversial North Carolina Transgender Law”.

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/29/472309563/aclu-challenges-controversial-north-carolina-transgender-law

On the other side of the coin we have Gov Pat McGregory who signed an LGBT bill pushed through a republican senate and into law in only 12 hrs (which dehumanizes and segregates transgender people based on an assignment at birth while stripping all local jurisdictions in the state from implementing their own non discrimination ordinances in protection of LGBTQIA people) which wasn’t even made public until debate began on the bill giving the general assembly a mere 5 minutes to read, the democratic representatives then took a stand and walked out in protest.

Since this hate has been enshrined into law through this extension of a Religious freedom Referendum Act (RFRA) the state has faced a massive, potentially crippling, backlash from over one hundred and thirty fortune 500 company CEOs who have written in demanding the immediate removal of HB2, notable tech giants among those signatures were CEOs at Apple, Facebook, and Google, PayPal has removed its offices. Artists and Musicians from all genres have taken to shows of protest donating the profit from their events to the states Human Rights advocacy groups or refusing to play boycotting the state altogether. Students protest at universities across the state, Appalachian State students held a powerful sit-in in the chancellor’s office, while UNC Wilmington and NC State students held sit-ins in front of bathrooms; the President of Duke University has also called for a full repeal of HB2. A continuous protest in front of Gov. Pats estate has been ongoing since the bill’s passage by individuals within the communities harmed.

The statements made in the NPR piece were from the states Attorney General Roy Cooper who said that he will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit brought against it by the ACLU calling the legislation “unconstitutional and an embarrassment to the nation”. In April of 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines which quote, “…makes clear that transgender students are protected from discrimination under Title IX.” This lawsuit on behalf of several transgender students and a lesbian Deen may end up costing the state 4.5billion in projected federal aid if the state does not undo on its own what it has done.

This all provides hope that discrimination against LGBTQIA citizens is not an American value but a finale gasp from aging prejudices that have ideology not shared by the youth who are coming full force into our future.

It seems the proponents of this hatefull rhetoric are all “family values” republicans , the Republican National Convention released a resolution in favor of such bathroom bills worded as “student protections”, asks the OCR and DoE to rescind its findings that titleIX covers transgender people, is in favor of any bill that defines sex and gender as based on birth assignment, it also calls to never include the term gender identity in any legal documents (mayhaps’ why Cincinnati State community college is so damned adamant about refusing to include us by uttering the phrase concerning employment as faculty in its own non discrimination policy).

As It turns out lawyers from the Liberty Council and Family Research Council (who are the reason you cannot search the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, or transgender in a public library), also defended the infamous Kim Davis in court, and are behind this and 49 other similar anti LGBT proposals this year alone, 32 of which deal with bathroom proposals, 12 are currently actively being “considered”, the rest having died in committee or otherwise put on hold (NCTE). Recently at this time similar legislation was withdrawn in Tennessee after its Governor promised to veto, a bill in Indiana failed which would have placed a 2,500 dollar bounty on the heads of transgender students who would then face 5000 in fines and up to a year incarcerated.

As I write these bills are being pushed in Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin. Mississippi passed a broad and harmful bill that rivals if not puts NC’s to shame in the race to deny LGBT Americans their rights which allows psychological and medical practitioners to deny gender and sexual minorities care even those that receive government funding in areas of counseling, adoptive services or poverty aid, abetting discriminatory individuals and businesses  under guise of religious exemption; who to no surprise are now experiencing the same backlash from community members, businesses and social justice organizations. Even Ohio is not immune to these types of RFRA attempts, we have our own bogus “Pastor Protection Act” which re-states rights that are already allotted religious institutions and clergy members, while adding the term “religious societys” which remains undefined in the legislation and could be interpreted as a right to discriminate very broadly- this after they failed to pass a supposed LGBT non discrimination ordinance which contained the same RFRA legislation at its core in 2015.

In a recent interview EEOC Comissioner Chai Feldblum was quoted as saying…

” It has been the position of EEOC, since April 2012, that gender identity discrimination is prohibited by Title VII, as explained in our decision in  Mia Macy decisionv. DOJ. Since the issuance of the Macy decision, the Commission has published decisions holding that an employer’s restrictions on a transgender woman’s ability to use a common female restroom facility violates the prohibition against sex discrimination, Lusardi v. Dep’t of the Army>, EEOC Appeal No. 0120133395, 2015 WL 1607756 (Mar. 27, 2015), that the intentional misuse of a transgender employee’s new name and pronoun to embarrass or humiliate the employee may constitute sex-based discrimination and/or harassment, Jameson v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120130992, 2013 WL 2368729 (May 21, 2013), and that an employer’s failure to revise its records pursuant to changes in gender identity stated a valid Title VII sex discrimination claim, Complainant v. Dep’t of Veterans Affairs, EEOC Appeal No. 0120133123, 2014 WL 1653484 (Apr. 16, 2014).

The difference between titleIX and titleVII is that in instances of discrimination concerning employment at schools titleIX procedures take precedence though they are equal in all regards.

In these trying times we should all be reminded that we are in the midst of the process by which civil rights are fought for and eventually won. The American LGBT 2014 buying power was estimated at 884 billion dollars. Nearly 70 percent of Americans favor laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in workplaces, housing and public accommodations. Most importantly that anything fought in the spirit of equality will eventually overcome any oppression. Stay alive, fix society.

BREAKING NEWS!

The federal court of appeals of the fourth circuit just ruled in favor, on this day 4/19/2016,of a North Carolina transgender male client in a case concerning the schools demand that he use “alternative, private” facilities. This is the first time that a federal Appeals Court has determined that titleIX protects the rights of transgender students to use sex segregated facilities that are consistent with their Gender Identity. Therefore will have major implications on NC’s HB2 nefarious “bathroom bill” which forces transgender people to use the wrong restroom in schools and government facilities within the state, as well NC is in the 4th circuit🙂 putting at risk billions of federal funds as HB2 is unconstitutional sending a message that LGBT people are second class citizens,  violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the fourteenth  amendment and also discriminates against students and school employees on the basis of sex. Right now the Obama administration is considering whether NC’s HB2 makes the state ineligible for billions in federal funding for secondary and post-secondary schools which remains in jeopardy given the states policy of systematically violating titleIX.

Religious Exemption or “the rules don’t apply”

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American History

December 1st 2015

Religious Exemption from Law – or – “The Rules don’t Apply…”

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

On a cold and lonely night a young transgender teen leaves a suicide note on Tumbler that would be read around the world, alone as she’s always felt, she takes a final step in front of an oncoming semi on I-71. Her heart wrenching letter laying bear the blame upon fundamentalist parents who instead of recognizing her medical condition had sent her to a Christian reparative therapist to “exercise the gay”.

A fourteen year old in Washington, who had been abused by birthparents and subsequently spent much of their life in an out of foster-care, decides against blood transfusions that would save his life. Why? Because the closest thing to family he has ever known, the Mormon Church has told him that if he did he would receive bad marks potentially barring him from heaven.

An American Evangelist sits on trial for crimes against humanity, brought against him by the Uganda Sexual Minorities Counsel; due to his hate work in the country which led to the “kill the gays bill”, which has since been repealed, revised, and reinstituted forcing “repeat offenders of the crime of homosexuality” to serve life sentences in prison. He is also known for inciting the recent criminalization of vulnerable LGBT minorities in Russia.

Exemptions from human rights absolve the worst offenders and set no bar for compliance. The long-term risks far outweigh the ease of not dealing with religious based discrimination through legislature at this point. In fact many proponents of Religious Freedom Restoration Act’s (RFRA) are now actively seeking to exploit and insert their views into state legislature. Partly due to the Supreme Courts’ decision in recognizing the business Hobby Lobby as a “person” and therefore free to deny women healthcare based on religious grounds. A similar suit against the same corporation denying a transgender woman access to restrooms was also heard by a state court and was found to be discriminatory under standards set forth by the EEOC. Perhaps studying how religious exemptions failed under this type of inclusive policy gives rise to the idea that religious institutions can still evade civil rights ordinances if only they can first retain a chokehold.

RFRA legislation was proposed in 17 states this year (update- by mid 2016 over 200 anti lgbt bills have been proposed); Georgia, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Montana, Hawaii, Maine having been voted down or dieng; of those only 2 have passed, Indiana and Arkansas; while the 2 still left  on the books in Michigan and North Carolina are vowed to be vetoed by their respective Governors (Elliot Minceberg). Meanwhile in Ohio and undoubtedly other states and jurisdictions…

Recognizing its defeat, RFRA proponents have taken to a new form, inserting its ideology into bills that would protect LGBT minorities before an eventual nationwide Civil Rights Act. Like in Ohio House Bill 389 brought forth by Representatives Nikie Antonio and Denise Driehaus this yr of 2015, which would give LGBT minorities protections concerning government contracts, employment, housing, schools, transportation, and social resources. In it resides an insidious reference  “… to add mediation to the list of informal methods by which the Ohio Civil Rights Commission may use to induce compliance with Ohio’s Civil Rights Law before instituting a formal hearing, and to uphold existing religious exemptions under Ohio Civil Rights Law” (Ohio legislature). On paper, such legislation could be seen as concessions’ in the inevitable barter for “life liberty and pursuit of happiness” which is the American way of slowly and begrudgingly recognizing each other as equal. That is, if it were not for the fact that these exemptions and add-ons were already put in the bill concerning civil rights before it has ever hit the floor; to then be dismissed, gutted, inserted, sent back, fought over, only to be done all over again.

Let us talk about religious exemption for awhile before we touch on the disparity’s Arbitration would cause.

Concerning employment, it would not be taken for granted that a Priest or Minister would be exempt under religious grounds, but what might not be thought of are positions of the church secretary or administrators of a Sunday school program. Yet, in reality this language continues to affect many other jobs including a Chaplain at a religiously affiliated hospital, a teacher at a religious university, or perhaps requiring all nurses within that religious facility to follow a set of religious tenets under threat of termination. As well any religious social services agency could enact restrictions on positions that could bar LGBT people from holding the job.

(R) This section does not apply to a religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society with respect to the employment of an individual of a particular religion to perform work connected with the carrying on by that religious corporation, association, educational institution, or society of its activities. (OCR code)

Speaking of medical care, such religious medical establishments are already using religious exemptions to deny treatment for: AIDS/HIV, women’s reproductive healthcare, and bedside access to partners of LGBT people who have long faced roadblocks to acquiring remedial healthcare. This minority faces higher rates of unemployment/lack of insurance and medical refusals which leave them disproportionately at risk for mental illness, cancer, and other diseases that would have otherwise been diagnosed and treated early on.  These disparities in access to necessary health care due to someone else’s personal held religious beliefs can have severe emotional, physical and financial consequences for the aggrieved.

Some proponents of refusals argue that patients can find an alternative provider, hospital, or clinic. However, this is often not the case – especially in emergency situations, rural areas, or long-term care facilities, where a refusal can simply leave a patient without access to necessary care. Moreover, this perspective obscures the ways refusals exacerbate stigma and discrimination already faced by LGBT people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. (NWLC)

Let alone being a vulnerable minority trying to access so-called “social resources” thru these discriminatory religious organizations. For instance housing denials in shelters, access to food banks, childcare or other services like job finding programs geared exclusively to a cisgender heterosexual community.

An ideal that carries on into the far rights censorship of knowledge in public libraries through the tax payer funded ‘citizens for community libraries’ derived of one ‘family values commission’, who have somehow enacted a discriminatory and harmful policy blocking any computer searches with the term homosexual, gay, lesbian, intersex, transexual-ism, or transgender; thanks to this religious right groups censorship campaigns against any work they deem offensive. Imagine for a moment, being in your youth with no one to talk to, probably poor and annexed from support structures like family. At the library you scroll through looking for anything to help you make sense of yourself, and you find something that looks useful and… BLOCK. Now you have to go request that a librarian or intern review the link and then allow you to view it, never mind time allocations of an hour and that is if they let you, if you bring yourself to even ask.

http://www.ccv.org/issues/harmful-to-children/family-friendly-libraries/

According to the article “The Religious Right’s War On LGBT Americans” by the counter group Ameicans United, this denial of information, especially to those who may be struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity is dangerous; people need access to objective material, and it is a public library’s duty to provide that information. ( While it could be expected that they attack books on human sexuality or sexual variation, generally any book that discusses LGBT issues in a factual and academic manner; children’s books with LGBT friendly memes are also attacked. Recently the book “I am Jazz” written by now transgender teen Jazz Jenning was removed from a school exercise after threats of lawsuit from an organization not even in the same state.

“As recently as 2010, officials at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian removed a section of a video by the late gay artist David Wojnarowicz after protests from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and pressure from House Speaker John Boehner and other officials.” (AU)

On November 19, the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education held a hearing on AB 469, a bill that would prohibit transgender students from using the bathroom or locker room that corresponds with their gender identity. The bill was based in part on “model” legislation drawn up by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). While the group is best known for its “religious liberty” work, ADF has also sought to promote and defend anti-sodomy laws that criminalize gay sex in countries like Belize and Jamaica. ADF has launched a concerted nationwide effort to push its own “model” policies denying transgender students equal access to school facilities. As State Representative Jesse Kremer, who introduced AB 469, pointed out, Wisconsin’s bill mirrors similar legislation in Minnesota and Nevada. those bills also drew heavily from ADF’s model legislation: ADF’s influence in shaping discriminatory state and school policies is a significant story in the ongoing debate over protections for transgender students. Journalists should follow Representative Barnes’ lead and tell audiences what they need to know about ADF, its extreme international work, and the group’s campaign to sneak their discriminatory model legislation into statehouses across the country (Perceley).

So what would happen if we stripped them of their non-profit status for refusing to help the entirety of the populous in the communities which they claim to serve? While we would see a drop in church run soup kitchens, we would also see a dramatic increase in government revenue, which in turn could house the homeless or feed the poor; as nations that truly care about poverty do not rely on churches (Oppenheimer).

Nothing in division (H) of this section shall bar any religious or denominational institution or organization, or any nonprofit charitable or educational organization that is operated, supervised, or controlled by or in connection with a religious organization, from limiting the sale, rental, or occupancy of housing accommodations that it owns or operates for other than a commercial purpose to persons of the same religion, or from giving preference in the sale, rental, or occupancy of such housing accommodations to persons of the same religion, unless membership in the religion is restricted on account of race, color, or national origin (OCR code).

So we find ourselves left begging for human rights that some are even willing to sacrifice due process of the law for, through this process of mediation otherwise eventually known as Religious Arbitration. Supporters of mediation claim that the process would allow disputes between people of faith to be mended by the use of shared values supposedly in the search of reconciliation taking priority over settlement. Likewise when talking of religious exemptions, supporters of RFRA’s would not see themselves as oppressors, but rather “oppressed” people themselves; merely “cut from the cloth”, defenders of their personal faith, martyrs and evangelists merely purporting the will and wishes they imagine would be desires of god. Of course this is all correct; within their sect, their current religious doctrine, their personal interpretation of any number of Bible/Quoran/Veda/Sutras/Torah/etc religious texts. One should take note of the recent acknowledgement of transgender identities by Reformed Judaism to see a model for the kind of behavior civil rights acts are supposed to promote.

Exemptions already given not only allow religious affiliates an “out” from having to respect a certain type of citizens civil rights, creation of a board within the Ohio Commission of Civil Rights OCRC to oversee inevitable turmoil because of which, puts the possibility of relatively immediate judicial recourse out of reach making the arbitrator the only venue for possibility of a grievance to be heard. By not allowing eventual civil rights complaints derived from religious bias to be heard in courts of law, it effectively creates an alternative form of “justice” keeping it from setting legal precedence. Keep in mind the OCRC itself has no ability to mediate in cases against workers compensation claims, police brutality or unauthorized arrest, traffic and criminal violations, complaints against prisons and court issues, complaints against federal agencies, complaints against child protection services, or unemployment. (OCRC)

In 1943 Ohioans were dealt a crippling blow to their right to collectively bargain in one such occurrence of mediation during the formation of the State Employment Relations Board. SERB now decides what cases to hear, who is allowed to be heard, what constitutes a claim, and on what grounds a strike is permissible. Like with the OCRC it inherently absolved itself of being partial by refusing to hear cases with government connections. They decided certain positions were intrinsic to the continued operation of government; safety personnel, meaning police, EMT, and judicial personnel with retirement were now unable to strike. As well, stipulations placed upon unions favored corporations in that a strike must be announced and held at bay for a min of 30 days while they attempt fact finding, barring the presence of an unsafe work environment. Wavering from the SERB protocols of mediation can void your claim as well SERB findings are taxably binding. (Ohio collective bargaining law)

(5) Nothing said or done during informal methods of conference, conciliation, and persuasion under this section shall be disclosed by any member of the commission or its staff or be used as evidence in any subsequent hearing or other proceeding. If, after a preliminary investigation and the use of informal methods of conference, conciliation, and persuasion under this section, the commission is satisfied that any unlawful discriminatory practice will be eliminated, it may treat the charge involved as being conciliated and enter that disposition on the records of the commission. If the commission fails to effect the elimination of an unlawful discriminatory practice by informal methods of conference, conciliation, and persuasion under this section and to obtain voluntary compliance with this chapter…  (OCR code)

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Works Cited

Minceburg, Elliot. “The Right’s Slimy New Scheme.” Saloncom RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015.

http://www.salon.com/2015/06/09/the_rights_slimy_new_scheme_the_made_up_religious_freedom_protection_designed_to_gut_same_sex_marriage/

Driehaus, Denise, and Nickie Antonio. “House Bill 389.” https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-HB-389

“ENDA Religious Exemption – Fact Sheet.” The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015.

http://www.civilrights.org/lgbt/enda/religiousexemption.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

“Chapter 4112: CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.” Lawriter. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4112

“Health Care Refusals Harm Patients: The Threat to LGBT People and Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS – NWLC.” NWLC. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015.

http://www.nwlc.org/resource/health-care-refusals-harm-patients-threat-lgbt-people-and-individuals-living-hivaids

Gounaud, Karen. “Family Friendly Libraries.” http://www.ccv.org/. Citizens for Community Values, 2015. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.

http://www.ccv.org/issues/harmful-to-children/family-friendly-libraries/

“The Religious Right’s War On LGBT Americans.” Www.au.org. Americans United for Separation of Church and State, n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.

https://www.au.org/resources/publications/the-religious-rights-war-on-lgbt-americans

Percelay, Rachel. “Watch This State Representative Call Out The Extreme Group Behind Laws Targeting Transgender Students.” Http://equalitymatters.org/. Equality Matters, 20 Nov. 2015. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.

http://equalitymatters.org/blog/

Oppenhiemer, Mark. “Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions.” Www.time.com. Time, 28 June 2015. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.

http://time.com/3939143/nows-the-time-to-end-tax-exemptions-for-religious-institutions/

 

Payton, Michael. “OCRC Information Video-G.” YouTube. YouTube, 17 July 2012. Web. 01 Dec. 2015.

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ORiley, James, and Neil Gath. “Cook County Commissioners’ Fact Finding Board Report on Collective Bargaining and County Public Aid Employees.” ILR Review 20.3 (1967): 457-77. 1983. Web. 1 Dec. 2015.

https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/65269/OSLJ_V44N4_0891.pdf

Happy Labor Day

to the 22% of all available jobs protected by recent federal precedence.

last time i had real finance was 13 yrs ago, a job doing shipping at a paper factory,i was early 20 somethn, second or third job outa high school. i ran shipping in the old building during the transfer,overworked i kinda died with it. when i say overworked i mean 7 days a week at 12-14 hr shifts,i had a stack of checks worth 6-800 bucks each i never had time to cash.i was saving to just disappear and transition,do everything at once. i hadnt transitioned fully yet, stuck in effiminate goth dude presentation was maddening,i came out to a couple people at work,was told they didnt cover my medical needs,an agravating existince but hope was there somehow. overworked an sick i was spose’ to send the last rolls of paper over,routine except i also had to back the clamptruck in w a roll clamped in its jaws for stability. damaged a trailer offered to pay for it was only like a grand (i had 9000), but lost me tool. i quit an lived off that for a yr or so.

During that  the first social annexation happened, by the time i realized my funds were drawing nigh,i found myself unemployable. “friends” were all painting houses but nope i wasn’t welcome. My first job, a dinner theater named la comedia who loved me, no longer had time to even interview me,when they were hiring.  have had various temp factory and food service jobs that never protected me.General manager over this areas Wendys actually purposefully deadnamed and misgendered me to a point i walked out, haven’t ate there since an that was 6 yrs ago. i found myself homeless (again,its something i should be used to) living out of an old corolla,scraping newspaper and metal from the trash to barley get by. So i tried what everyone else could do in such a circumstance(unless your trans id find out) is sell plasma. They had me come back twice just to put me in their system and tell me i could never give blood in my life. that day i wrecked my car,totalled it coming out of lacomedia (a final time) in a suicidal scavenge for work on E. Now walking everywhere, carrying my only belongings in a dufflebag; i did the same in dayton,apps n resumes,nothing, beavercreek,nothing. i returned for an odd lawn job from a neighbor cause 20 bucks was 20 bucks. Passing the sign for frankli/springboro made me physically ill to the point i pucked all over the side of the drivers car.

Ive since saved an opera house and built a vollunteer labor battery. yet im still unemployable. even in a non profit realm there are people who refuse to work with me. The fine arts group who turned me on to theater in the first place denied me access to the bathroom and used the bible to defend it. Offered to finish the community gardens was ignored, though i have enough pressure treated deck-wood to do it. Art central wanted me to teach an intern for them,for free, after id just invested hundreds in the scenes i did over the winter, and told me im not an artist as excuse not to pay me. i am theater,so i need to learn lights an sound; nope, owner of tritech “light and sound” told me “why cant you be gay and hide it?” , hed rather hire one of my mentally unstable workers who stabbed me in the back, shooting himself in the foot. a music club i was working for condoned and defended harassment even going so far as to push me out of town thru a bogus restraining order (successfully defended against with logic and facts). id applied at miltons several times to no avail,even have reference of their best doughnut maker over the past 20 yrs, yet my lesbian masculine worker gets hired on right away, i dont begrudge her. I do fire vollunteers for racist or homophobic slurs, yet when i went to do so when someone used trans-phobia to hurt me and the the group, hes higherd as the beer nark at the broad st bash, fitting i spose’.

ive given up on a “normal” job, because im a “trans” woman and i have a black mark before im even considered. the only place ive found work is in “self employed” odd jobs and as labor for non profits; volunteer style,hrs unpaid, building muscle and exasperating my bodily dysphoria. this is why i need employment protections. to tell people like you that it is discrimination and that you need to check your bias.

the financial penalty for being transgender in america,pdf
http://www.lgbtmap.org/unfair-price-transgender
transgender law centers example pdf concerning employment
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/issues/employment/modelpolicy

the US gets bad marks on its UN report card for human rights
http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a8e9cc5aaf2be7f992b2f16d8&id=726765387c&e=50f0a055d9

every federal agency overseeing labor has released guidelines
http://transequality.org/blog/clarifying-protections-for-lgbt-federal-workers
the breakdown
http://10thousandcouples.com/issue/september-2014/article/some-22-of-u-s-workforce-receiving-protection-from-gender-identity-and-sex-discrimination#sthash.7DwdQxCc.dpbs
the fed
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/directives/dir2014_02.html

EEOC decision
https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/docum…
files 3rd lawsuit
http://transequality.org/blog/eeoc-files-lawsuit-on-behalf-of-transgender-worker-barred-from-restroom
hobby lobby verdict in our favor
http://www.newsweek.com/transgender-rights-case-against-hobby-lobby-no-ones-talking-about-257362
“Using a restroom inconsistent with your identity is a terrible humiliation and an invitation to harassment. It’s the same as saying you can’t use the restroom at all. And if you can’t use the restroom, you can’t work.” – Harper Jean Tobin, NCTE Director of Policy

white house federal non discrimination policy goes into effect
https://blog.dol.gov/2015/04/08/another-step-toward-equality-for-lgbt-workers/

suprem court backs us in 2 cases
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11136

department of justice memo
http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-holder-directs-department-include-gender-identity-under-sex-discrimination

OPM – us office of personell management-did a study revealing that employers would rather hire a underqualified worker than an overqualified transgender workers
http://ohr.dc.gov/page/QualifiedAndTransgender
they ruled federal workers get healthcare coverage
http://transequality.org/sites/default/files/images/blog/FEHB%20CL%202015-12%20Covered%20Benefits%20for%20Gender%20Transition%20Services.pdf
about
http://transequality.org/blog/win-agency-bans-health-care-exclusions-for-federal-workers
all contractors must remove health exclusions by the first of 2016
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11704
a better timeline explanation of it removing its own,and then requiring it
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/06/federal-employee-healthcare-providers-can-no-longer-exclude-transition-related-services/

labor dept on dress codes
http://transequality.org/blog/labor-dept-strengthens-personnel-guidance-eliminates-gender-stereotypes

OSHA
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11647

now for a positive outlook
http://www.takepart.com/feature/2014/09/30/why-it-could-get-easier-come-out-transgender-work
awesome job listing portal (could use help applying to everything
http://www.transgenderprofessionals.org/careers/jobs/page/2/
trans healthcare ,list of employeers
http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/corporate-equality-index-list-of-businesses-with-transgender-inclusive-heal
top pro transgender comp[anies of 2015
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-transgender-inclusive-companies-2015-7
a chicago non profit attempting to do something about unemployment
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/10/27/a-local-start-up-is-tackling-transgender-unemployment?utm_content=buffere7879&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
small business majority, held a confrence on setting business and state level non discrimination policy- usefull, follow up
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workplace-non-discrimi…

hope

i started this group to begin dialogue,feel free to ask questions, no matter how personal they may seem to be, im an open book. if this is something you may have interest in, stay and read.. hope instead of hopelessness. here is why i feel ill never have a life worth living, unless maybe,there’s some help out there? i cant rely on insurance “one day” that wont cover everything and surgeons who dont take the insurance, these health disparencies will not right themselves in a timely manor which would afford a quality of life that most take for granted.a girlhood, life experience,dating with the ability to respond if theres a spark, to ever find someone. imagine if you couldnt develop personal relationships, only attention are from “chasers” objectifying the parts you hate most about yourself or as some “curiosity”, preying on a vulnerable minority’s self esteem.i shouldnt have developed a fear of people and to repeatedly have social grievances be dismissed.  to be told we bring it upon ourselves.that we should expect it. not let it bother us. not let it affect us. we asked for discrimination by making an issue of prior discrimination. theres nothing we can do about it. “living” with this medical condition is a constant catch22, an inescapable feeling of watching your potential life go by without ever having a complete sence of self. there is proper treatment both medically and socially, we are denied both due to ignorance surrounding these issues. i cant keep perpetually giving of myself without some form of real hope, not what has been only a recurring dream for 34 yrs. denied routes an opportunities that should be here, even basic needs, let alone those most fundamental. unable to ultilise social services but good enough to create one? trans issues are two fold,medical necessity and social inequality, however you want to break each of those down into parts. “lets start with one issue an work from there”,perhaps employment protections, social integration emulation of scripts roles and expectations i was never taught, maybe fun stuff like the art of feminimity,cute hair..or not so fun,the removal.  as of today after school loan paying debts an retaining less than ahundred bucks, i have $1,111.11 in a devoted savings account at a credit union that ive been growing over the past yr,separate from the bank i do checking. im trying to earn it, want me to do something, or want to thank me for whatever it is i just did for the community (usually in a financially detrimental situation),please show some support. all of you have influence no matter how small you think it may be, your kindness is one. there are various realms in which we all interact therfor the potential of making impact; schools,social services,law enforcement, at work, or even at home wher we instill decency in our children.consider a push to implement non discrimination policy thats inclusive, that would one day let people like me LIVE,not just “survive”, in this city.

“one can live with a broken body,or a broken heart,but not both.”

https://www.gofundme.com/kittysbelle

Necessity of Electrolysis/ Laser/ Permanent Hair Removal

not only can most not fathom being born “wrong” but the repercussions of not being able to interact with others in the most social sence,if not the basest. transsexualism, a disorder of sex development, not only causes banishment from peers in our current society, it effects our ability to ever develop physical relations. to “know” another human being on a relationship level.
yet what i want to get through to you in this is something as common and unforgiving as HAIR.
if you accept the fact that brains are sexed organs, then one must include the nervous system itself as lending itself to what that brain perceives. in the epidermal system, the largest number of nerve endings are in bundles, around the root of each and every hair. a primitive form of extrasensory perception to most, unrelenting waves of dirty stitches sending signals of alienable wrong to others. a sexed brain would have evolved to expect certain structures and growth based apon the sex hormones typically introduced and then directing expected growth at certain periods of a bodies development. the mental map of what the body should be is constantly under attack, what is termed “dysphoria” is in reality an utter revulsion from a form that seems to be attacking itself. “this isnt me,this is not self”. the central nervous unit is receiving signals from the genitalia and elsewhere, such as areas of the epidermis,that somethings “wrong”.these should not be exposed and vulnerable but safely tucked inside. now imagine those dirty stitches growing out of a womans face.the psychological/physiological torment of plucking-burning-razing only to have it return in ever thickening waves.the deformity betwix our legs that caused all of this ,also requiring permanent removal of hair in preoperative steps before surgical correction of the area can happen.
to the the afflicted this is not merely some life affirming aesthetic body work, this is a cruel constant untreated aggravation. something that happened beyond our control, something that at one time was preventable, something that has a cure, held out of reach by ignorance.
laser and electrolysis are both seen by the standards of care as being necessary and effective steps in combating crippling bodily dysphoria,which untreated causes sever depression,self castration,and suicide.
we cry to the heavens for help, please rethink blanketed exclusions of our minority’s necessary health care that most of us could never afford.

so im trying to teach myself elctrolysis to one day help myself and my community🙂 ohio has bs standards requiring an extra 150 hrs of head n neck massage, only 2 schools meaning 2 electrologists are gatekeepers of who can practice in the state, none of them take federal school loans, all demand 17000 out of pocket to learn😦 that number is insurmountable,hell i need 20000 for surgery an i cant get near that. if anyone knows of a school i could use fedloans for no matter where it is i could theoretically do the majority of it online an take a roadtrip to finish it out. that wouldnt let me practice in ohio but it would let me in other states and on my own, maybe some of it could be applied to an ohio school an bring that cost down. i dunno, i see eventually being licensed, partnering with a non profit, and doing trans people while the gov pays me to do it. its a technical skill that would never leave me homeless, helps!?

this is what i got goin on so far, bought an older machine off ebay came with all sortsa extras but still not confident enough to try zappn myself yet http://www.facebook.com/jayowen.robinson/media_set?set=a.1136910199673929.1073741845.100000648805613&type=3

electrolysis- the permanent removal of hair. must be done to the entire genital region befor surgery, conservative timing, that is if i can go to electrology once a week for an hr, sets me back a yr befor i can even schedule. they say a yr because hair grows back in stages sometimes weaker meaning having to treat a follical multiple times, and then new growth from dormant pores also needs to be rid of “having sex with hair growing from the inside of your vagina will not be comfotable in the least”. so im almost back to hopelessness, as i cannot afford weekly treatments of electrolysis needed to make that timeline. i cant even rid my face of these dirty stitches that plague me, let alone start and finish in an “unoticable” area.though it plagues me an i can feel anagen growth weeks befor any visible hair thru yrs of plucking the area wich has only made the hairs thicker and deeper. the cheapest electrolysis i can find is 32.50 a 1/2hr/65 an hr, thats impossible to pay somone a dollar a minute when i dont even make a dollar an hr. i need a job but im trans and i dont have employment protections that protects me from harrassmanet and bigotry that leaves me with a black X on my app befor ever being considered. so anyway,last yr i bought an older electrolosis machine off ebay, ive never turned it on, afraid of it. i could scar and pit myself leaving tombstones in the skin, dead hair thats not pushed out because its not foreign, leaving me with scarred up blackhead looking pits. i bought a book that was the defunct guide to the feild up untile 84′ which matches the ago of my machine. i also realize from reading it halfway thru so far that my machine is high frequancey and not blend or galvanic which are better processes, more forgiving and permanent as those are chemical production instead of the heating process with my thermolysis machine. i want to go to school but i cant because ohio doesnt let poor people, requiring we pay 17k out of pocket to enter the feild thru one of two schools that dont take federal loans, theres a third in KY who i can learn for less but not be able to practice in ohio for 6500. as well a new machine is upwards of 4k.i tried to talk to my mom and as expected she didnt want anything to do with it, started with so i been ttalking to surgeons,an shes like i go see that guy thurs, like wtf mom. i continue on telling her about electrolysis an shes lookn at flowers. explain the cost envolved with everything an shes just like “well ya better start chargn pride more than 2 grand so you can start to save” anouther wtf,as prides once a yr not actually a job more of a gig, basicly im without family that cares. i dunno im about to start doing my on medical procedures meaning electrolysis , with no teacher or mentorship. as that is my only option.

school for electrology

its like they’ve created this wall where they grandfathered any practicing electrolysists while making sure ther would be no newcomers. a form of job security where they can name their price, without ever having undergone the training they now require, where 2-3 practicing eletrologists are gatekeepers of who gets to practice In ohio, making sure that noone poor  enters  the field by refusing federal school loans to do so, requiring us to buy into the field at an insurmountable price, while allowing them to set rates on treatment without having to be competitive in pricing, equipment or technique.

from a school not in ohio-

Ohio has a 750 hour electrology training requirement and at the present time, American Institute of Education does not support or offer this curriculum. Ohio is one of only a few states that requires out of state vocational schools to become “state approved” with Ohio’s State Medical Board and the Directors of AIE decided that there wasn’t sufficient reason to pursue this requirement. We also disagree with their curriculum to some extent. The curriculum requires 150 hours of head and neck massage training, something that no other state requires and that no electrologist would consider doing. If you plan to practice electrology in Ohio upon completing your training, we suggest that you attend a school in this state.

If you live on the border of a neighboring state and plan to work there rather than in Ohio, or, if you are planning to move from Ohio to another part of our country, call our Director, Ron Davis at 888-844-4247. AIE trains students for most other states in our nation and we would be pleased to assist you.

https://www.aielectrology.com/Ohio.shtml

so that school in california replyed saying i should just do school in ohio without giving much to go on i but to look here in the http://electrology.com/contact.html (which im emailing a rep in ohio from the contact us page)  inquired again with the cali person an they got me a link to a new school opening in columbus on a hairtell forum —–

contacted the area educational chair and they gave me links to the one in cbus

Mary Kaye Johnson mkjelectrolysis@aol.com

Your message was forwarded to me regarding the electrology training programs in Ohio.  The American Electrology Association is not a regulatory body so the information provided is simply a list of the known schools in Ohio.  You should call both schools with your list of questions and go from there.  That said, please feel free to call me with any general questions regarding training.  The AEA website at www.electrology.com has information regarding the CPE designation.  If you click on the Professionals page, there is a link on the left hand side of that page with info on becoming a CPE along with the CPE test bulletin.  Wherever you train, you should plan to take the exam and become a member of the AEA in order to stay on top of continuing education opportunities and be involved with the wonderful peer networking opportunities.

Here is the contact information I have for the 3 schools that can train for ohio:

About Face Cosmetic Therapy

Vickie Mickey

1918 Bethel Road

Columbus, Ohio 43220

By Phone: 614-457-0448

By E-Mail: aboutface@aboutface-ctc.com

they want 16-17,000 and that liscences me as an asthetic therapist(?no idea theres a diffrence between electrologist and therapist?)

as well the one in mansfeild

Ohio Medical Electrology Institute

attn. Jo Melching

271 Cline Ave. Suite # 4

Mansfield, Ohio 44907

419-747-7546

e-mail:

jomelch1@aol.com

or visit: http://www.skinsolutionsandelectrolysis.com/

one in ky (also 2 hrs away) does have 3 diffrent levels of courses, i could do 350 hrs that wouldnt liscense me in oh but it would eleswhere but nowhere i wanna go. would give me a better understanding of what im doing to myself.

http://bgskincare.com/main/school/?page_id=62

350 HOURS:       $5100.00

600 HOURS:       $6800.00

765 HOURS:       $9100.00

Laser Hair Removal Courses: We also offer Laser Training courses which can be completed in one week or less.

30 HOURS:        $2600.00 (Three day course)

50 HOURS:        $3500.00 (Five day course, one week from Monday-Friday)

+the cost of machine n books😦 machine being 4 grand

there is a school called American Institute of Education that can teach me for such states that dont require any certification, as well as potentially some that do like california. part online but i have to go to one of their locations to finish. needs further looked into.

https://www.aielectrology.com/Washington.shtml

so far the only school in America that takes federal school loans is in salt lake city utah http://cameocollege.com/thanks-for-your-interest/

sent timid interest thigy waitn to hear back🙂 no hear back L and hear it uses you as free labor without teaching theory

http://cameocollege.com/thanks-for-your-interest/

I sent another email and didn’t mention anything about ohio,got a reply…

Good Morning Jayla.

This is Cyndle with Cameo College Admissions. Thank You for your inquiry. The Electrolysis industry is a fantastic industry to get into J I can definitely help you w/ your FAFSA, have you ever filled out one before?

I would suggest coming into Cameo College. When you come I will give you a tour of the campus, go over course curriculum, and tuition. I will also help you fill out your FAFSA at that time J I am available Tues – Sat is there a day of the week that works best for you?

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ― Oscar Wilde

Cyndle Mendoza

Cyndle Mendoza

Cameo College Admissions Advisor

801-747-5705 Direct Line

801-747-5701 Fax

the hatefull Mormon social culture of Utah L mentioned because that’s wher cameo college is

http://www.advocate.com/current-issue/2016/4/29/ghost-children-mormon-country

Why Getting a Haircut Can Be a Traumatizing Experience for Transgender People

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/transgender-haircut-salon-experience

WHOOT! Found a school that takes fed loans in massachusettes! ELECTROLOGY INSTITUTE OF NEW ENGLAND , and guess what? They accredit for ohio!! Omg J they refuse to let me in!? this is ther reply,caps an all L Hi JAYLA EINE  IS AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL WE HAVE HOMELAND SECURITY APPROVAL FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS,  IT WAS EASIER TO OBTAIN THAN APPROVAL FROM OHIO FOR OUR  ELECTROLYSIS PROGRAM.   WE HAVE MADE MANY REQUESTS TO  THE STATE OF OHIO HOWEVER WE HAVE HAD NO RESPONSE.   UNTIL WE DO WE DO NOT WANT TO TAKE MONEY FROM ANYONE OR FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UNTIL WRITTEN APPROVAL IS RECEIVED.   WE HAVE APPROVAL FROM ALL OTHER STAT,  WE DO OFFER FINANCIAL AID THROUGH THE DEPARTMNT OF EDUCATION   PERHAPS YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS LOOK INTO THIS TO SPEED THINGS UP.   OUR INTITIAL REQUEST WAS SOMETIME AGO.   PERHAPS AS A REISDENT YOU WILL HAVE MORE OF AN ADVANTAGE TO GET THINGS ACCOMPLISHED.     BEST WISHES,  MARY EVANGLEISTA,  DIRECTOR

http://electrologyinstitute.com/

-a talk with anouther elctrolosis,shes in tennessee

a study done using my machine J ss-69 epilator, the article uses disgusting terminology being from 97 (the 90s weren’t kind) in general stresses the need for a good electrolysis whos successfully treated trans women befor and how done wrong can be no reduction:/

http://dallasdenny.com/Writing/2013/05/12/electrolysis-in-transsexual-women-a-retrospective-look-at-frequency-of-treatment-in-four-cases-1997/

they do a “modern elctrolosis symposium” in Quebec Canada, this is 2015’s. Dectro International hosts it every year. They produce the Apilus machines

http://www.electrolysissymposium.com/

Johanne Fortier CPE, LE, National Training Director, Laura Bomar (from tenn)trained with her in California and she trains students for unlicensed states. She runs a business called Aesthetics Systems and works mostly with Dectro products.

http://www.aestheticssystems.com/

get a daylight lamp,some cheap ones at joane called Ott lite http://www.ottlite.com/Our-Story/Dr-Ott-The-Original or verilux which is what laura has http://www.verilux.com/

Prestige, is an electrolosis supply store sells things like magni specs

https://www.prestigeelec.com/shop/magni-specs/magni-specs/

texas electrolysis supply, is another supplier of everything, both sell needles an whatever http://texaselectrolysisstore.com/

sterilizer is required by the CDC, A Dry Heat sterilizer by Wayne or and Autoclave steam machine, a pricey item 500 or so

http://www.waynemetalproductsinc.com/

she has the Oakworks Wellspring Portable Massage Table. It is made so that legs can fit underneath it. Most massage tables don’t allow for that, so make sure your legs can fit under whatever table you decide on.

http://www.oakworks.com/wellspring.asp

you’ll need a pump bottle for the alcohol and many people use witch hazel for after care use.

“takes about 3 to 5 thousand to get started right in this business.” Laura bomar (thanksJ

https://www.facebook.com/laura.bomar.3

There are some probe companies that will send free samples. I use Sterex probes, but there are different brands and everyone has their favorites got some free samples of probes from Pro Tec last year.

I don’t know how to go about sterilizing the instruments like tweezers though. You’ll have to have the proper sterilization before working on anyone. That’s for your safety. You will also want to be certain to get Hep shots and other shots/vaccinations required for healthcare workers

Laurier probes are the best in quality and they are also the most expensive. The spend a bit more time developing these probes and may have some detailed information that will help. Electrologist who use these probes often charge a bit extra to cover the cost. I use Laurier for the galvanic and Sterex for thermolysis. But, everyone is different. It’s a bit overwhelming http://www.laurierinstruments.com/kelly-tip-electrolysis-probes.html

I would charge more for bikini area than face, because it’s more difficult and harder on your back to manipulate the area around the bikini. Watch your posture, too! That’s a big issue with electrologists….big issues. Go to any length to keep your posture as good as possible – it will save your back, neck and many types of health side affects. Posture is something I have to work on. I got this great gadget that I positively love… https://www.lumobodytech.com/lumolift/?utm_expid=70259375-21.Yz80XOgnSXu9lXiNTep1yA.1&utm_source=adwords&utm_campaign=190600582&utm_term=lumo%20lift&utm_medium=g&utm_content=88940319502&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_eu8BRDC-YLHusmTmMEBEiQArW6c-FwlZcvfxLvpDOzkQmSRwBt7rrctz49uA1hkKi9KaiYaAj-88P8HAQ&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

electrolysis / laser

cry to the heavens

https://kittysbelle.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/necessity-of-electrolysis-laser-permanent-hair-removal/

how to code and treat for insurance

http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/trans?page=guidelines-hair-removal

how long will electrolosis take? Est 200hrs

http://www.tsroadmap.com/physical/hair/zaptime.html

for those undergoing SRS/GRS/GCS this is a drawing from the Michigan Gender Clinic on what areas need to be free of any dirty stitches befor surgery can happen.copy paste if it doesnt show up as a link.

file:///C:/Users/Hp1/Downloads/ElectrolysisDiagramRedrawn.pdf

Re.You Studio is where cassey is gettn laser done

http://reyoustudio.com/

“how to get laser covered by insurance”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/monica-leftwich/how-to-get-laser-hair-rem_b_8169606.html

  1. I went to a dermatologist
    2. Procedure Code Identity: 17999(I found this atwww.acgme.org/acWebsite/downloads/oplog/080byAreaType.pdf)
    3. Description of Service: laser hair removal
    4. Diagnosis Code: 626.9 (PCOS code)

http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/236666-My-Insurance-is-Covering-My-Laser-Hair-Removal!

Vaniqua, a cream for reducing the speed of hair growth, 70 bucks, wanna try it after readn . this also is a great place to know your not alone with your hair issues even though it PCOS ladys knowing cis women get it to somehow helps?

http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/345083-Endocrinologist-Lab-Results-can-a-GP-read-diagnosis-Asymmetrial-Thyroid-ROP?goto=nextnewest

A precedent has already been set indicating that depilatory treatments are “medical care” for insurance purposes (Abernathy v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 21178, Supreme Court of South Carolina, March 31, 1980). In this case Plaintiff brought suit against her insurer after it refused to reimburse her for the cost of depilatory treatments (i.e. electrolysis) which had been recommended by her physician. The policy included as “eligible expense” charges for “doctors’ services for surgical procedures and other medical care”, and contained a provision excluding “anything not ordered by a doctor or not necessary for medical care of illness”. The South Carolina State Supreme Court affirmed a verdict for the plaintiff, noting that there is no requirement that “medical care … be performed by or under the direction of licensed medical personnel”. Further, the court held, since plaintiff underwent treatments pursuant to her physician’s advice, such expenses were medically “necessary and were not excluded from coverage under the policy”.

Again, if your health care provider has covered any part of your treatment that has anything to do with why your hair removal in needed, you have a good chance to beat the money out of them in small claims court. http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1410/6.html

SFHP will cover electrolysis and laser hair removal for the following surgeries

  1. Vaginoplasty (genital area and face)
  2. Metoidioplasty (exclusively to the genital area)
  3. Phalloplasty (genital area and graft site)

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/THS2/SFHP-MedicalCriteriaTransgenderCare-020215.pdf

^ As of February 20, 2015 San Francisco Health Plan amended

their guidelines to include limited coverage for facial hair

removal for transgender patients who meet medical

necessity. SFHP thus far has indicated that they will only

approve facial hair removal for patients who also have a

Prior Authorization approved for vaginoplasty.

While it is clear that the medical necessity for facial hair

removal should be considered separately from surgical

status and that these procedures should be authorized

independently, SFHP is currently not interpreting coverage

this way.

Expanded coverage for medically necessary gender-related

procedures has often been gained through winning

coverage for individual patient cases. This is typically a

lengthy process that requires a series of denials and strong

provider advocacy documenting medical necessity.

For patients who have an approval for vaginoplasty with

SFHP, facial hair removal is more likely to be approved,

however SFHP could still deny requests on a case by case

basis.

This guide provides an overview of how to make a referral

for facial hair removal, how to fill out Prior Authorization

forms, what clinical documents to attach to them, and how

to appeal a denial.

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/THS2/SFHP-FacialHairRemovalProviderGuide-071715.pdf

NY state covers electrolosis as preoperative for vaginoplasty and metoplasty

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/update/2015/2015-06.htm

what do you think about coding it under “intensive outpatient therapy for the treatment of GID” ?theres gota be a way…

!

Next…. AFTER you get a prescription reimbursed by the insurance Co. you file for reimbursement of electrolysis treatments. They will still maintain hair removal is cosmetic, however, too much hair in all the wrong places is a medical problem and if needed visit asecond doctor to get a second opinion as they have to pay for this too. You will have to appeal their decision and you have 3 appeals to go through. At the third appeal you challenge them. NEVER SURRENDER THE POWER. MAKE THEM KNOW YOU ARE NOT TAKING ANY NONSENSE and you will beat them in court because of �industry precedent�. They have a contract to pay for all diagnosable and treatable diseases and electrolysis is the �current standard of medical treatment for this condition� (remember this phrase…it is vital to your argument).  *Has a sample letter to insurance as well*

LETTERHEAD

MEDICAL CLAIMS DEPARTMENT
XYZ INSURANCE CO.
CLAIMS DEPARTMENT / OR MANAGER

RE: (patient�s name) Policy No. #000000

Dear Ms./Mr……………

I have prescribed for my patient, Ms. ………….., electrolysis
(procedure 17380) as a consequence of a hormonal imbalance resulting in
hirsutism (excessive and abnormal growth of hair in a distribution not
normal in a female… (diagnosis 704.1).

I am writing you to clarify the medical necessity of this treatment.
Hair removal is NOT cosmetic in these patients because

A. a medical condition causes the hair growth.
B. permanent removal of hair is necessary to restore the patient to normal function.
C. the physician can measure the effectiveness of medication by
monitoring the presence or absence of  new hair growth in the areas involved only after
electrolysis therapy. Since no two patients respond  in a similar manner to a given dose of any medication, dosage MUST be individualized to minimize potential �side effects�. Electrolysis, therefore, is instrumental in establishing the most effective dose of medication, consequently, the electrolysis procedure is diagnostic as well as  therapeutic.
D. To achieve maximum benefits for the patient with Hirsutism it
is necessary to include electrolysis of  the follicle concomitantly with medical therapy or else the
patient is denied the benefit of the current body of medical knowledge regarding treatment of her condition. Also, it is unethical for a physician to  withhold any information from a patient that the physician knows to be effective.
E. Electrolysis is standard, current medical practice and is the
only permanent treatment for hirsutism in this medical condition and has been certified as medically indicated and necessary by a disinterested  physician, Dr. …… , a Board Certified Endocrinologist (or Gynecologist).
F. There is industry precedent in Massachusetts and a number of states for coverage of this procedure.

Please contact me if I can be of further assistance

Yours truly
XXXXXXX M.D.

————————————————–
Very important phrases…………

1. A hormonal imbalance resulting in hirsutism (excessive and abnormal
hair growth not normal in a female 2. Is NOT COSMETIC in these
patients. 3. A medical condition causes the hair growth. 4. Permanent
removal is necessary to restore the patient to normal function. 5. the
physician can measure the effectiveness of medication by monitoring the
presence or absence of new hair growth ONLY AFTER electrolysis therapy.
6. no two patients respond in a similar manner to a given dose of any
medication.� 7. dosage MUST be individualized to minimize potential
side effects. 8. Electrolysis, therefore, is instrumental in
establishing the most effective dose of medication. 9. the electrolysis
procedure is diagnostic as well as therapeutic (this is vital because
ALL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS ARE COVERED 100% IN VIRTUALLY ALL POLICIES). 10.
To achieve maximum benefits for the patient it is necessary to include
electrolysis. 11. or else the patient is denied the benefit of the
current body of medical knowledge regarding treatment 12. It is
unethical for the physician to withhold any information from a patient
that the physician knows to be effective. 13. Electrolysis is current
standard medical practice. 14. the only treatment for hirsutism in this
medical condition. 15. has been certified as medically necessary by a
disinterested physician (this means the physician has no vested
interest in electrology other than to see the patient get the most
effective treatment with no financial gain for the physician). 16.
there is industry precedent for coverage for this procedure (in law
they often resort to �precedent� so this VIP). In addition, read the
policy to see if there is any wording that refers to �diagnosable and
treatable disorders� which this is as opposed to a �cosmetic
procedure�. Electrolysis for cosmetic purposes would be limited to
eyebrows, underarms, bikini line, raising the hairline on the forehead.
All other areas could be part of a medical problem.

Do not let them push you around. Their tactics usually involve denying
and delaying all these claims. Send all correspondence by �return
receipt requested mail� so you will have proof the letter was sent and
received. Sometimes they claim they �lost� the letter but if you get no
reply send another with a note there will be more and it is doubtful if
they lose all correspondence. Lastly you can take them to small claims
court after about only $1000 of treatments. Ins companies do not want
to go to court under any circumstance as they know nobody likes them
and the penalties are usually severe. They will try to call your bluff
every time as the know no lawyer will take a case for less than $50,000
so they figure you will drop the whole thing due to frustration.

http://www.hairtell.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/1341/site_id/1

Electrology and the Hirsute Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patient,remember if it is covered for one gender it must be covered for the other!  if they would approve it for a bearded woman due to PCOS or something similar, that along with a state’s (or the federal marketplace)nondiscrimination policy should be sufficient grounds for getting it approved.

https://www.aielectrology.com/news_7.shtml

hypertrichosis is the term used to denote excessive and abnormal growth of hair, on any part of the body which is more than is seen in individuals of the same sex, age, and race as the person under consideration. Genetic, androgen-independent excessive hair growth http://emedicalhub.com/hypertrichosis/

Hirsutism is defined as the presence of terminal hairs on women in a male-like pattern and often is a sign of underlying androgen excess (hyperandrogenism) Mechanical treatments
Therapy for the patient with unwanted hair growth would not be complete without treatment to remove existing hair growth (Table 3). A number of methods have been reported to reduce unwanted terminal hair growth, including electrology and laser hair reduction. Electrology has been available for decades, and although prospective randomized trials are few, extensive clinical experience appears to indicate that it does afford permanent hair reduction in most patients. Laser hair reduction is a much newer modality, and although it does appear to offer less-permanent hair removal than electrology it provides significant hair reduction. Nonetheless, these methods do have their drawbacks. Electrology requires multiple and frequent treatment sessions that can be painful, depending on the location and extent of hair involvement. Likewise, laser hair removal has the potential for causing skin damage and is primarily effective in those patients who have dark hairs and lighter skin. Both of these methods can be quite cost ly in the long run. As such, the recent advent of newer topical therapies for reducing hair growth is of importance.

Conclusion
More than 14 million women complain of unwanted facial hair growth, approximately one fourth of whom actually suffer from hirsutism. Evaluation of these patients should include a determination of whether they actually have hirsutism and have concomitant endocrine or metabolic abnormalities. The appropriate treatment for a woman who has unwanted hair growth may include hormonal therapy, but should also include mechanical and/or cosmetic means of removing hair growth. The newly approved eflomithine HCl cream, 13.9% is a useful adjuvant in reducing noticeable hair growth in affected women.

http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/7019-Advances-in-the-evaluation-and-treatment-of-unwanted-hair-growth-(PCOS-mentioned)

current treatment of hypertricosis, NCBI, electrolysis

Facial hypertrichosis and hirsutism may cause severe cosmetic and psychologic problems. In the following, new developments in the treatment of hypertrichosis will be presented. Permanent depilation by photothermolysis is currently the most promising treatment. A new topical treatment of hypertrichosis is eflornithine cream. It inhibits the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase which is essential for the rapidly dividing cells of the hair follicle. Furthermore, other methods of hair removal such as plucking, waxing, chemical depilation by thioglycolates, electrolysis, thermolysis and systemic therapies of hirsutism will be discussed.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11757465

Guidance for the management of hirsutism. NCBI,

Approximately 80% of women are affected by the presence of excessive hair growth in a ‘male-like’ pattern. Excessive facial hair in particular can be a source of distress to such women and can lead to psychological problems such as anxiety, depression and a reduced quality of life.Current cosmetic methods of hair removal include shaving, depilatories, waxing, plucking, laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) and electrolysis.A topical treatment cream such as eflornithine 11.5% can slow hair growth and thus reduce the frequency of the need for hair removal. This treatment can be used effectively in conjunction with hair removal methods.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16083532

Comprehensive clinical management of hirsutism, NCBI

Hirsutism is an excessive body and facial hair growth in women in locations where is normally minimal or absent following a hair-male pattern. For this reason is not uncommon that hirsutism raises psychological, cosmetic and social concerns. There are many treatment modalities that can be summarised into two broad groups: pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment. Until now, medical treatment has been designed to interfere with the synthesis of androgen at the ovarian or adrenal level, or inhibit the effect of androgen at the receptor level, although recent progresses test other options such as insulin modulators or ornithine decarboxylase inhibitors. Mechanical treatment includes laser hair removal, electrolysis, depilatory creams, plucking and waxing. This article presents a general overview of hirsutism treatment options.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20218823

‘L689’ (L68.9) Diagnosis – Hypertrichosis, unspecified

The code is valid for submission on a UB04

http://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/ICD-10/Diagnosis/L689

L68.2 Localized hypertrichosis

is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.

http://www.mdhealthresource.com/icd-10-cm-medical-codes/L68.2

But the blurbs say that if you use a “”99” code the insurance will want the DR to justify the medical need. (Although there is a clear medical need as removing a beard for a woman is not just cosmetic.) The Dr’s office told me that they don’t know of a code! So I am sure that if they did not wish to look up a code, they will not wish to print a letter of medical necessity to justify insurance payments. I was, therefore, looking fo a non-general/non-99 code.

-question concerning laser ^

ICD-9-CM 704.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 704.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes)

http://www.icd9data.com/2015/Volume1/680-709/700-709/704/704.9.htm

 

All Things Concerning Medical Coverage and Access

transgender health an e-mag dedicated to peer reveiwed medical resources http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/trgh.2015.29001.edi

http://transequality.org/news.html#Medicare2014

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/10393

*out to enrol,seems to help with finding a provider as well as having a good list of resources.
http://out2enroll.org/category/resources/

this has a pdf doc at the end i might find usefull
http://www.buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/obama-administrat…

might have to fight such an exclusion..
http://transgenderequality.wordpress.com/2014/06/18…

new york being sued,using the medicare ruling for medicaid.
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/new-york-sued-over-t…
their 3 points made
http://srlp.org/breaking-srlp-sues-ny-state-doh-for…
*bar association
http://www.nycbar.org/pdf/report/uploads/20071842-R…
interveiw with the plaintiffs
http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/25/trans_healthc…

massachusets win!
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/20/state-c…
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/20/state-c…

nice little motivator for all of us to demand proper health care NOW.
http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/06/24/op-ed…

Washington state joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont and Washington D.C. in eliminating trans exclusions from health insurance plans.
http://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-oic/news-media/ne…

reminder that it is illegal to deny transitional surgery based soley on gender identity..
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/healthcarecheckup/201…

*district of columbia (DC)-bulletin ending discrimination
http://disb.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dis…

states that bar diiscrimination as of 7/29/14
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/10821

quick talking points
http://srlp.org/new-trans-healthcare-infographic-fr…

oregon!
http://www.basicrights.org/featured/historic-vote-f…
time of article only covered “some” of the therapy
http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/2094887-151/oregon…
every state can initially enact trans related protections,too liberal and apathetic (theres no need to change laws,were just doin peachy)
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/2…

a brief overview of case laws
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&am…
a broader overveiw of states laws
http://www.transgenderlaw.org/resources/translaw.ht…

map showing only 2 states that explicitly cover transition under medicaid (total of 6 covered under private insurance)
http://www.vocativ.com/culture/lgbt/transgender-rig…

*assesing access to care
file:///C:/Users/Hp1/Downloads/TG%20and%20Access%20to%20Care%20SSM%204-2014.pdf

college clinics and counseling services-bad marks across the board
file:///C:/Users/Hp1/Downloads/trans%20health%20care%20on%20campuses.pdf

*sexuality research ,good doc
http://www.deanspade.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08…

*the state of transgender healthcare-policy,law,and medical frameworks,good doc
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/821141

*WPATH
http://www.wpath.org/uploaded_files/140/files/IJT%2…

*the benefits of equality;blueprint for inclusive health covereage for workers,good doc
http://www.basicrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/…

awesome resource-center for american progress-state by state examination of nondiscrimination policys an law,awesome doc.
http://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/…

new york lifts ban on medicaid restrictions.
http://www.transgenderlegal.org/press_show.php?id=4…

georgia dept of corrections losses lawsuit to transwoman over being denied medical care, there was a settlement!                                      http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/12504

american college of physicians             http://acphospitalist.org/archives/2015/10/transgen…

we had to build our own resource for finding doctors
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/10/26/3715959/…

this bio hacker is growing hormones in plants for human consumption! http://opensourcegendercodes.com/projects/osg/

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association Handbook on LGBT Health
http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.a…

 

The Second Social Annexation- (My Music Club Experience)

theres this music club id started to work for a yr an a half ago,me and my crew were organising their basement assisting w setup an cleanup,promoted for the opera house their once. my current director had an office there until thy kicked her out in the middle of doing major recertifcation, i moved her to what is now next door to ))).so one show i was socially attacked 3 xs by a bigot from bouvaire, anouther business downtown theyhave tax payers pay to remove asbestos from churches thet they sell for a profit and steal stainglass from an build bars out of pulpits. so anyway, that day we had removed an industrial freezer from the basement of the club so debs son could move in. my helper at the time was an old foggy w a penchant for music,so we stayed for the performance that evening. everything was fine for a minute, i lowered my guard and started to have fun,that was my mistake. it started when i went to the bathroom. apon exit i was laughed at by a group of girls going to go smoke on the back patio. when they came back thru someone had switched bathroom designations on the doors, it became a club joke,not that everyone knew it was directed towards me,but everyone knew. whatever strike 1. i went to smoke out front as i knew exactly what it ment, coming back in the bigot who was attacking me had taken my chair,ignored taps on the shoulder and efforts to get my purse,talking to everyone i was,ignoring me on purpose. whatever strike 2. i sat in the back trying to ignore it. until she came up and stood above me deliberately until i had to ask “can i help you?” her response was a circular motion with her index finger around my face saying “i just want you to know how i feel about everything” befor dancing away like a total bitch. so i went to deb who runs the club,seeking a proper grievance route.my “employer” who watched everything go down as she was nodding her head like” i now what your about to say” befor i even said it. she suggested i “sit in the back and ignore it.” which i already had. so i left ,told my help were leavn in the middle of a set and went “home”.i walked out knowing at that moment i would never be back. if it happened inside it would continue to happen in the parking lot, i was unprotected ,it was unsafe for me to be there for obvious lack of protection.it tripped my ptsd an developed a dangerous suicidal hole, the only way out of which is to turn pain, humiliation,dispair, into anger, a tool usefull in doing something about it. i held them accountable.calling out everyone who was there,the bands,everyone till i found the, aredneck ultra conservative i have a mental block against her name for some reason but its waldens neice. a friend who hates me now one etha walters could attest to their rampant transphobia as she worked with them at the time,one of the reasons she left. by then i had realized its not just the bigot but the establishment who made  it socially acceptable behavior on the bigots part by allowing it. weve talked trying to reconcile; but don lies out of self defence trying to deminish what happened as “my afront to a simple slight of hand”,or that it never happened at all an that i imagined it, or that i was just somone walking in off the street w a chip on my shoulder, all depends on what lie hes telling. and deb dismisses her inactions out of ignorance perhaps, yet at one point in time called me “just a transvestite whatever”. to this day refusing my compromise of including gender identity as a protected class in her clubs non discrimination clause, so that this would never happen to anouther person,regardless if i ever returned. this is wher some of the music scene here hangs out.a scene in which i do the grounds for events in which they play. a downtown community to which i have sacrificed my self physically,financially,and mentally assisting with its downtown revitalization efforts.a second social annexation. i always knew noone cared but now i know they dont. so this  “community” ive devoted myself, are apathetic to my plight for civil rights.they condone and allow  the clubs inaction, as apathetic bystanders, by frequenting the discriminatory establishment,promoting it, working with it.as if they had done nothing wrong, sure i had a fe w condolences “im so sorry that happened but forget them”. i was left to unfollow an unfriend any contact that does so in an attempt to distance myself from this traumatic event that replayed everytime i would see a supportive post for them ,or drive by during one of their exclusionary events. i dont even follow the organisations i work with, havent heard from the bash or DMI in a yr promotional wise, not that i dont still work with them. the opera house i bleed for eventually made a “safe decision” and distanced themselves from me in favor of my enemies who they assumed were the most finacialy equitable. turned out to be  bad decision,i was that representative of the place being for everyone,the community. by getting in with bouvaire the community realised it was no such thing as bouvaire bought up all the best seats during a fundraiser.im at peace with that, i played my part,the building saved my life an i hers, were even. ther was anouther instance drectly connected. so linda mormon who employs the bigot that attacked me that night,w jamie murphy, and deb rumsfeld had seated themselves on a DMI board overseeing events, one in which id helped the prior yrs, a female focused event, wine women and chocolate. i was invited to a meeting my a chair who couldnt make the next meeting . everything was fine,until i learned they planned to have it start and finish at the bigoted music club. a club their community volunteer cant enter,or wont. of course i said, “i think it should be held somewhere with a fully inclusive non discrimination policy.” only to be glanced at by deb an told “you are anon issue”. my reaction to that ,telling her to fuck off in so many nice ways,was apperntly worthy of an attempted restraining order, a calculated and suggested attempt by don linda jamie n deb to push me out of town. by the way it was dismissed,i successfully defended myself against their attack, cross examining an enemy is an odd experience… always denied other routes and opportunities that should be ther if it wasnt for the constant discrimination and lack of adequate grievance routes and protections leaving me valnerable in all areas of society, areas that the cis gendered world take for granted. employment, medical,  housing, hatecrime..i never had a chance.no matter how awesome or nice or badass i am, ill never be successful in this atmosphere of social oppression ,at a standstill ,i need to learn lights an sound but tritech “light and sound” is run by an old discriminatory man named hutton (i have recently found a friend whos letting me learn thru movie nights🙂. i need basic employment instead of always wingn it tryn to make a dollar and barely surviven’ in a non profit volunteer realm ill never afford neccesary surgery or be able to pay a monthly bill.some religious fanatics around here flatout refuse to even work with me like the “community” gardens or the fine arts institute (where we parted ways over yet another fucking bathroom issue where i had to tell nina wher to shoved her godamned bible). left indigent only barely able to pay a couple bills,no quality of life thanks to lack of social protections and this misunderstood birth defect that beyond its horrifying masculinising effects keeps me from ever having human interaction, im not whole,im not able to love myself, never will i be able to receive a potential boyfriend. ive got a fear of people based on recurring instances like those youll find spotted through out my writings. counseligs a joke,im on anxiety meds. they cant help with any of the medical care thats prescribed. i think business is whats wrong with the world as its al about getting the most out of somone for the least amount of effort, no cap on money earned.,an forced to try an become legit to get anywher. one step forward 2 steps back. denied technical skill in the same breath as routes an employment,my only hope for removal from this labor intensive predominantly male realm,is school.i need to stop building muscle,it only exasperates my bodily disphoria and i build muscle everytime i do something for this “community” that doesnt care if i exist.i need to have enough self esteem to care about being healthy in the face of suicidal ideation. friends that should be ther and care if im not .police hunt us,under threat of cruel and inhumane treatment if we dont pay that quota driven “fine”. im lost and afraid of a world i have no place in. anything can be done to those whos numbers dont count. thats what this is all about in case you heard “somone elses” side.

When Words Matter

I awoke early, nervous, and tired. After a long night of anxiety, I would have preferred to just stay all warm and cuddled up in my cozy kitty print bedding, never waking up, sleeping this life away, but reality had crept itself into my dreams. In an attempt to escape one nightmare, I had awoken into another.

Questing for light, I fumble with the switch, nothing happened. So I pulled back my thick layer of black curtains and squinted out my bedroom window. My eyes were unaccustomed to natural light even on a cloudy day such as this, as I had adopted the schedule of a vampire. Our german shepherd named Truant (for his ability to escape!) was chasing birds feeding on the breadcrumbs my mother had scattered around the backyard.

Leaving my curtains pulled, I turn around refocusing my attention into the room. Clean for the most part, living with the mentality that if I did commit suicide, someone would have to “cleanup”.

My downward spiral from last night was reflected in the music (on cd and vinyl) laying about. From my attempt at happiness Bjork an Fleetwood; to my anger Nails an Kitty: finally the slit my wrist betty pile Skinny Puppy an Crannberries. Oh,and look! I must have had an issue with my own reflection, both the mirror and light are broken.

After a quick sweep, a new bulb, and long shower, i felt a little bit up to getting on with the day. What to wear? Reliable gothic black, hippie fun color, perhaps a nice dress? After all I did have a wedding to attend! All my “friends” will be there, if there was a time to dress to impress, this was it. Hours later, with intention of not subtracting from the bride, I had finally decided on an outfit. I had done my makeup in browns and pinks. wearing my hair down. In a gray skirt, a blue Chanel sweater (I had accidently washed,becoming more of a knit) over a gray top,and black boots. I felt good about myself, which is rare. Chic without going over the top.

Still my nerves were on edge, for although I had finally found the strength to be the real me “fulltime”, not everyone had yet met the real me. Living in “part time” limbo, I had already felt the disdain and nonacceptance from the majority of my “friends”. Jerry, the one getting hitched, an who invited me, absolutely knew everything. In time I would come to learn, that I was the subject of a term paper he was doing for school. We had just talked about me coming to the wedding last night, so things should go smoothly…

Placing my gift of a hundred dollars in my purse, I called my friend T.J. to tell him I was ready, and my friend Rachel giving her a heads up that we would be there shortly to pick her up. Not bothering to ask my family how I look, aware of the futility of it. I walked out front and sat down on our swinging bench debating on not going. The sun starts to peek out from behind the clouds, as my cat Omen came up and lovingly brushed up against me before scampering up a tree. Giving me a much needed squelch on my cowardice, TJ pulls up in his black 94 Camarro, no turning back now.

“You look nice!”, he says as I open the passenger door.

“Thanks.” I shyly reply. No one knows the importance of an honest compliment like those of us born under ingendered conditions.

We drive over to pick up Rachel, which is basically in the same subdivision where we all grew up. About to knock on her door, she opens it up.

“Hey, girl!”, she greets me with a hug.

“Let me”, I say taking hold of her gift, wrapped in a huge box. Too light to be an appliance, or is it? I wonder.

Still needing a walker , a year after the accident, it takes a minute to get her down the driveway. Seeing this our driver attempts to readjust the vehicle. Pulling in as close as he can, crooked, due to her family’s hazardously parked SUVs. Opening the door for her, I get in the back.

“I’ve got butterflies in my stomach.” I mention as we are on our way.

“Don’t worry about it, everything will be cool. Jerry invited you himself, didn’t he?” TJ replies.

“They’re our friends, if they’re cool with me, they’ll be cool with you!” Rachel chimes in.

“We’ll see, your right..” I answer.

We pull into the country club, following a short winding road shaded with trees. We come upon a nest of differently colored mechanical beasts that are either idling or taking a well deserved nap. Their parasites seem to be leaving their hosts and congregating at the start of the steps leading into the main building. My butterflies start acting up again. Seeing all the other girls wearing awesome dresses, Makes me wish I’d worn my nice black one instead.

“well,here we are.” ,says TJ as we park.

“I’m nervous as hell, go ahead and walk Rachel up, I’m going to smoke another cigarette.” I said.

“Quit being silly, it’ll be fine, I’ll see you inside.” she said.

The smoke actually made me more nauseous, putting it out in the ashtray, I pull down the visor mirror checking my makeup one last time. Shutting the door, I quickly step to catch up with my friends. The heels of my boots making that awesome clippity cloppity sound similar to that of a shoed pony. Never before or since have I ever felt more like prey. Studieng my surroundings, an older couple on my left, one of the briadsmaids wearing a stunning teal dress talking with more people I don’t know on the right. Not a single person looking at me odd, but as I catch up approaching the guest list, Brian (who is cousin to Carl, one of the “best” men) comes walking up.

“I’m sorry, but I’ve been told not to let you in.”, he says quite smugly.

“On whos authority?”, I ask.

“Jerrys.”,he says.

“I want to hear it from his mouth, I’m not leaving till he comes and says it to my face.” I blurt.

“I.m sorry but I have to go, they’re expecting me.” Rachel says as I hand of her gift to the gatekeeper.

“So what do you want to do?”, asks TJ.

“I want you all to leave with me.” I reply.

Returning with backup (none of which I recognize offhand) Brian tells me,” Jerrys not coming out, hes getting ready for his big day.”

“Fine, let him have his day, last day I’ll ever see any of you again.”, I timidly reply.

“I’m going to walk Rachel in, make an appearance, and I’ll be back to take you wherever you want to go.15-20 mins tops.”, promises TJ.

“I’ll be in the car.” I say wandering off. I light a cigarette, shaking so hard that I drop my lighter. Not picking it up I start to walk the retaining wall, out to the roof of what i assume to be a maintenance building. Sitting on the edge chain smoking, I start to cry.

“Are you alright?” asks the groundskeeper, startling me by opening the door below.

“No.” I say.

“Your not going to jump are you?”, he inquires.

“No, it’s not even high enough to do anything but maybe break my arm.” i respond weakly.

“Ok,then.” he says reluctantly before going about his business.

The whole back of the building being glass, overlooking the green, I can see a few hundred people going about the business of putting on a wedding. Hate starts to grow deep in my core, replacing my sadness. My fingers clenching so hard that my nails dig dig into my palms, and new tasting tears start to flow. Seeing what is now my only friend out of this group of “strangers” come walking back out, I try to compose myself. Sure that my ruined makeup belies my feelings anyway.

“You ok?” TJ asks with honest concern.

“Nope, I’m about to make a seen.” I growl.

“Lets just get the hell out of here, not today, there’s plenty of time for that later. Be the better man, or woman, you know what I mean. C’mon, lets just go.” he says trying to pacify.

“Fine fuck them all, but I still think they should hear that!” my voice cracking.

“Tomorrow.”, he says.

We get in the car, holding my middle finger up against the window, I don’t even look to see if anyone notices as we leave.

“It feels just like Michelle’s funeral.”, referring to the death of my girlfriend and the same treatment I was given then.

“That’s fucked up! I’m starting to get pissed. Hes supposed to be your friend, friends don’t do that! I’ll never pull some shit like that if I ever get married. After you spent time to look nice, I know it you girls a while to get ready…”, his voice trails off.

Lost in my own thoughts , shutting down, no longer accepting input from the outside world. After a blurry stop at the liquor store, the next few months are a blank. You can’t kill yourself with alcohol.

Sure I had left a few hate filled messages on his voicemail, after the fact. Tomorrow never came and I’ve never heard so much as an apology. From anyone. A few have actually tried to justify his actions. The experience becoming just another in a long line of mistreatment, leaving me unable to fully function properly amongst society to this day. All I can do is take it as a lesson in the worthlessness of human beings. Never again will I hold back a well deserved FUCK YOU.

Last Time I was Incarcerated (for simple inability to pay a fine)

2013- I just spent 4 days in living hell,or also known as jail. Now no matter what one may think,I know jail sucks in its own right,but to an ingendered individual it is double punishment/ wrapped in utter humiliation.
Went through 2 county jails,over my inability to pay finacialy into the system,due to the lack of employment protection. I do volunteer,an that makes connections an a little bit of money,but nothing more than gas an maybe insurance if im lucky.Let alone paying a 400 dollar fine.
I was sought for at my parents,awakened,i managed to take a shower,lol.they were mad but didnt charge me.
Spent 6 hrs in warren, left in holding,an additional hr ride cuffed to montgomery leaving marks on my wrists for days.
Apon arrival i demanded that i be treated with respect as to my legal gender.
This caused 2 hrs of discussion about wher and how i was to be housed.they couldnt go strictly on my incorrect birth assignment,while negating my current legal gender. Against my need i was isolated in the female wing.dressed out in girl scrubs an transported threw out the facility with girls ,but still held in isolation.
Seperate but equal = discrimination. i complained.
I was then moved in the basement medical wing,somewher more “androgenous” housing both M an F. This is wher you go for suicide attempts and acting out, punishment. Punishment for demanding to be treated equaly,nothing more than or less than female. While in the “medical” wing i realized that i was bieng denied my meds,my prescribed hormone therapy that im supposd to take twice daily.
Segregating me was like saying “your not a girl”,and now i had a markerboard outside my window that said “gender issues” scrawled halfhazardly,that i repeatedly erased. the whole time requesting my meds and grievance forms. Denied both i was also cut off from the grievance line to the phones that was supposed to be used when nothings been doe about your complaint.
With them messing with my hormones i drifted in an out of severe depression and rage.i broke down crying against the steel door fr hrs. they attempted to say i was suicidal but i knew to watch my mouth wether or not it was true. Crying myself to sleep periodicly.
i was denied more than social interaction,meds,and routes of grievance.I was denied a towel to bathe and razor. developing bad hygein and growing a beard minus what little i had managed to have removed (thank science for removal of my upper lip).i became a freak show,a scapegoat,a victem. harrassed by the very guards ment to protect me, one told me “this is what we do to find out when someone is lying about their gender.”
I think it important to state that i had even brought my meds with me but due to the nature of bieng arrested neglected to bring my phone or even the mesely 5 bucks i had.
Leaving me at the mercy of an area i didnt know once released called montgomery county . Here tell me if this sounds like they had any sort of standards of care or concern for my safety,” lets send this trans girl out in unfamiliar territory, with no money,9 hr walk to hometown,with a beard while dressed fem,an well give her a clear bag to carry her prescriptions we refused her in” lololollllll…sigh
i was driven to suicidal ideation and then thrust into bieng fearfull for my life.
i have since overdrawn 300 bucks to hire a lawyer tomarow, as the ACLU said im not a protected class.
-and gave one of the few friends i have left in this world money for gas,at least i got “home” THANK YOU DAN!❤ (after walking 20 blocks threw the ghetto as previosly described.)
i remeber watching a nature show on interspeciese friendship and its role as survival mechanism befor they started punishing me for demanding my medication.ya know,deer friends lion,owl friends cat,etc. talking about how the same as humans, social interaction releases healthy healing hormones ,increases chance of survival,and how being denied causes physical pain.. isolation is a form of punishment for violent offenders, it is by no means ethical treatment when one has done nothing wrong other than being born with a misunderstood birth defect.one beautiful moment was when i finally made it to his house.i was watching fiests video ‘feel it all’ with his daughter who is 5. i gave her a flower id picked up on my walk from my hair. she put it in her pink sippy cup and stired it saying that it was now *magic*. this is what i had to drink when i finally took my hormones for the first time in 4 days.little girl magic🙂

cries.

we are threatened with that everday. everyday you dont pay that new fine, hear an odd knock on the door, or drive by a cop or judicial building. a knot in my stomach, an induced physical response to vomit.this is what we are threatened with everyday we cant afford to survive in your society. I am privelaged only slightly above others in my minority because I am educated, because i have a voice, that weapon is the only reason i could fight for a semblance of proper housing otherwise i would have been at the mercy from the very beginning being thrown where i ended up anyway. this is where we gain our human rights,where one is stripped of all but.

the following are links directly relevant to this travesty of human indiffrence.

FBI report reveals rise in violence against trans people  http://spectrum.suntimes.com/news/10/155/6988/fbi-hate-crime-report-shows-rise-anti-trans-violence?utm_content=buffera7fa2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

trans woman found dead in male prison😦  http://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-19/transgender-woman-found-dead-in-male-prison/

transitioning in prison but as a guard
http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/03/03/op-ed-transitioning-guard-san-quentin-state-prison
EEOC finds firing of our trans police cheif was discriminatory
http://wamc.org/post/eeoc-determines-firing-hinsdale-police-chief-was-discriminatory#stream/0 pittsburghs first trans cop                                             http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/10/06/pittsburgh-police-bureau-set-to-welcome-first-transgender-officer/

prison rape elimination act
http://transequality.org/issues/resources/lgbt-people-and-prison-rape-elimination-act

california must cover surgery while in prison.
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/11514
fed judge rules
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/04/27/judge-wont-stay-order-granting-gender-reassignment-to-inmate/
judge refuses a stay on the order
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/04/27/judge-wont-stay-order-granting-gender-reassignment-to-inmate/                                             the prison is under investigation for releasing her prematurly to skip having the ruling go into effect, therfor making them give nessecary care to those souls left to wrote in their sanctioned abuse system. http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202739013033/Ninth-Circuit-Finds-Timing-Suspect-in-Release-of-Transgender-Prisoner?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20150906124443

the prison released her early so that it ddint have to give her surgery,now thats being reveiwed by the courts , if it is found they did so, they would also have to aknowledge the ruling and give surgery to all the other women abused in their “care”  http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202739013033/Ninth-Circuit-Finds-Timing-Suspect-in-Release-of-Transgender-Prisoner?cmp=share_twitter&slreturn=20150906224146

diamond,POWERFUL :.( and has a refrence to the justice department laying down some ruling that further needs checked up on.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/us/ashley-diamond-transgender-inmate-cites-attacks-and-abuse-in-mens-prison.html?_r=0

department of justice backs diamond video talk
http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/5522b02302a760f9ab000526

elton john and michael stipe on the issue
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/14/silence-abuse-transgender-inmates–us-prisons-is-deafening

solitary confinement,aclu
http://www.acluohio.org/blog-posts/solitary-confinement-mental-illness

AMA american medical associations stance on medical treatments while incarcerated
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/medical-ethics/code-medical-ethics/opinion2065.page

fairly decent rant about abuse in prisons,covers alot of bases, consider PRINT
http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/05/12/sentenced-abuse-trans-people-prison-suffer-rape-coercion-denial-medical-treatment/

ICE win !🙂
the lady who interupted the president
https://firstlook.org/reportedly/2015/06/25/obama-heckler-name-jennicet-gutierrez-shes-trans-woman/
janecit interupts presidents speach over imigration reform
http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/06/24/whpride/
it prompts ICE to respond and it fails yet again
http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2015/06/29/response-to-ice-new-memo-on-processing-trans-detainees/
ICE official response to “heckler”
http://www.scribd.com/doc/269988829/2015-06-TransgenderCareMemorandum
abc news release
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/transgender-immigration-detainees-housed-identity-32109972

jailhouse lawyer handbook,explaining precedance, needs further looked into for paper
http://jailhouselaw.org/the-importance-of-precedent/

georgia corrections loses lawsuit by trans woman for being denied medical care, there is a settlement.                                                               http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/12504

NY corrections being sued for 3mill for placing a trans woman in male population http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/transgender-woman-sues-city-3m-rikers-assaults-article-1.2540247

Michelle Kosilik fought and won surgery while in prison ,that was overturned by an apathetic reveiw court the supreme court refused to even hear her case.basically shes been abused since like ever, molested by family that abandoned her to a nunery, state therapists that also molested her in her teenage yrs,which drove her to prostitution as a means of survival after escaping the nunnery with abusive on the run “oh we just showed back up mom”, earned degrees in psychiatry and sociology, threw prominent positions away over abuse of wards by the system in a time wher heavy medication and shock therapy were the only tools used and that she herself had been subjected too, railroaded in her conviction, self defense and PTSD response was never heard, took blame. has been a crusader in equal treatment of trans people, winning several cases defending that stance, using money from the settlements to further the fight , all from behind bars wher shes been dehumanised and left in a male prison, much like the 600 or more of us currently incarcerated for crimes from repeated petty theft to murder obviously . i dare you to read her story and come out of it without an inch of sympathy,if nothing else,simply for the circumstances of the hell inflicted by your society that she endured since the age of 4 on up prior to incarceration 20 yrs ago. *cries*

her ebook
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/125347

her open letter to the LGBT community
http://bostonspiritmagazine.com/2014/03/michelle-kosileks-open-letter-to-the-lgbt-community/

a great read with a horrible end, i cry for her,for all of us.-official opinion of the first circuit court of apeals😦 PRINT
http://media.ca1.uscourts.gov/pdf.opinions/12-2194P-01A.pdf

a guide to treating lgbt people fairly during incarceration,in partnership with MAP and Sylvia Revera Project
http://lgbtmap.org/criminal-justice
the report
http://lgbtmap.org/file/lgbt-criminal-justice.pdf

**to correct my sex classification within this bigoted system i need to contact the bureau of investigation? 1-855-224-6446  The Identification Division provides up to date records and state of the art technology to law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies throughout Ohio.  The Division serves as the central repository for all criminal records for the State of Ohio and maintains fingerprints, palm prints, photographs, and other information related to arrests within the state.  The Division is comprised of the following units: BCI@ohioattorneygeneral.gov