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Tag: LGBT

Medical Nightmare

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…

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A New Kind of Normal

I’ve never really had anything close to a social life, even when I was in high school. Even though I’m an extrovert I’ve spent most of my life in a reclusive state. Part of this is the fact that I am transgender, and the discrimination that I’ve faced because of it, part of it is…

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Gypsy

More often than not I’ve been homeless, I’ve never really stayed in one place more than two years since high school. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I moved around a lot when I was growing up, the fact that I’ve never really felt at home anywhere I’ve lived, or the fact that…

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Transgender Visibility

Ideas have been mulling around in my head for the last several days of how to dispell the negative ideas around people that are transgender after reading the appalling ways in which transgender people were talked about in my local newspaper. Since the Obama Administration signed an executive order that banned the discrimination of transgender…

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Just Words

They are just words, this is the mantra that I’ve heard over and over again when lesbian women refuse to recognize their gender of their significant others who happen to be transmen. The use of female pronouns and labels meant only for women are constantly used towards transmen and by their own girlfriends, wives, fiances.…

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How Many More?

It’s been nearly two weeks since the mass shooting in Orlando, FL at Pulse, a club that was a supposed to be a safe-zone for members of the LGBT community, their friends, family, and allies. A dance club was turned into a slaughter room when an armed man entered the club and began shooting the…

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Bathroom Hysteria – Q&A

As I often do, I shared my post “Bathroom Hysteria” on another social network called Postwaves. From that posting I received a question from one of the members there asking if I thought that school locker rooms should be separated by gender. I feel like the question can be applied to any public facility like bathrooms…

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