One of the most difficult aspects of being transgender or transsexual is finding a decent doctor that is willing to treat you like a human being. Since beginning my transition I've dealt with doctor after doctor that ignored my concerns about my healthcare, but never in my life have I ever had a doctor treat… Continue reading Transphobia and Healthcare
The recurring theme in healthcare when it comes to being transgender is either lack of knowledge or outright discrimination, both of which I have experienced at the hands of doctors sworn to first do no harm according to the Hippocratic oath traditionally taken by doctors. The most recent case of discrimination I've experienced has been… Continue reading Medical Nightmare
I'm headed back to Arkansas, it's really the only place that I have to go if I want to keep my sanity and not kill myself. Over the past two years, I've come to realize what a horrible, unwelcoming place that parts of Virginia are or have become. When it comes to community, it doesn't… Continue reading A New Start for the Summer
With the passing of North Carolina’s Bill HB2 into law, the war against the transgender community reached an all-time high, or rather low. The bill designates that no one shall be allowed to use a public restroom or gender specific facilities that does not match the biological gender on their birth certificate. The aim of… Continue reading Out of Ignorance and Into my Pants: Bathroom Laws Against the Transgender Community
I hate visiting the doctor, I hate it to the point where I have to pretty much be on the verge of death before I’ll visit a doctor. Part of the reason is the usual lack of punctuality for almost any doctor that I’ve been to, and part of it is because I am transgender.… Continue reading Doctors + Being Transgender = Not Good Bedfellows
I’ve been subjected to constant discrimination in one form or another ever since I can remember, all for reasons that I really have little to no control over. I’ve been discriminated against because I’m autistic, have social anxiety, I am transgender, I am trans masculine, I am pansexual, the list could go on for nearly an entire page but those are the most common. I’m used to it and while it annoys me it really doesn’t bother me but so much. Though today the discrimination has really pissed me off, the discrimination wasn’t focused at me, but it did affect me because I didn’t get my damned pizza.
[I wrote a letter to Gov. McAuliffe this evening and e-mailed it to his office. I suppose we'll see if and when I get a response, then I'll know if he was worth my vote or not.] Governor McAuliffe, I am writing you this evening to bring a couple of events that have happened to… Continue reading A Letter to Gov. Terry McAuliffe