Portland passes trans inclusive health care!

Yesterday morning, Portland City Council voted unanimously to implement trans inclusive heath care.

As reported by Bilerico:

They [Portland City Council] are only the third municipality ever to do so. This is obviously important to any trans employees of the city, however, it is just as important that the city is recognizing the inherent discrimination involved in trans exclusion clauses, where many specific treatments are covered, until the insurer discovers you are trans.

I am really, really happy about this, for two main reasons. The first, obviously, is that it means the removal of completely discriminatory and fucked up language that has caused great harm to countless people, and hopefully marks a growing trend of endorsing trans inclusive policies.

The second is that it gives me a really good excuse to post one of my favorite clips from Portlandia, a funny new show with which I am sort of in love. Enjoy!

I am also a really huge fan of the entire “feminist bookstore” series, but yall would hate that, being a bunch of humorless feminists and all 😉

Brooklyn, NY

Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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