Tag Archives: transgender rights

Against Visibility

TweetWhen Jared Leto won a Golden Globe and then an Oscar for playing a (caricature of a) transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, I witnessed so much cis mansplaining about how Leto’s performance and award show appearances were good for trans women, because we needed visibility. Lots of folks don’t know about trans people, they [...]
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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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Pentagon considers transferring Chelsea Manning to facility where she can receive transition-related health care

Tweet In a completely unprecedented move, the Pentagon appears to be considering transferring Chealsea Manning into civilian prison so that she can access transition-related care. Tweet
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