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 Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

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

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