Tag Archives: Transgender Issues

The heartbreaking duality of transgender issues in the US

Tweet Looking back at the end of Pride month 2014, we’ve seen some incredible advances in transgender rights. With increasing anti-discrimination protections and expansion of basic healthcare rights to trans people, a lot of my own federal policy agenda for trans folks is getting met. At the same time, four trans women of color were [...]
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Dept. Of Labor: “discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex”

Tweet In case you needed some clarification, transgender discrimination is illegal. According to the Department of Labor,  it is considered discrimination based on sex and violates Title VII. The Dept. of Labor is the latest federal agency to clarify their policy on anti-trans discrimination: “Labor Secretary Tom Perez said, ‘These changes reflect current law. In Macy v. [...]
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Medicare ban on transgender healthcare overturned!

TweetToday an independent board within the Department of Health and Human Services overturned Medicare’s coverage exclusion for transition-related medical procedures.  Tweet
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The Population of Loss: What patriarchy does to us all

TweetIn writing about the frightening Isla Vista shooting this week, I focused on what the shooting dredged up online—a cavalcade of opinions and rants that show the hidden army of men willing to see women’s dead bodies as an acceptable sacrifice to their own lusts and entitlements. The number of people willing to tacitly justify [...]
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Five things not to do when writing about trans women of color

TweetTW: Transmisogyny This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl Morgan Collado, and for all the trans women of color out there who are speaking their truths and generously using [...]
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