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
After a difficult time of trying to think of what words I can use to portray the meaning and purpose behind my upcoming Transgender Visibility Project, I have come up with a name that I feel that does just that. Next month I will be launching Trans*Muted: A Transgender Visibility Project to bring a positive,… Continue reading Trans*Muted
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… Continue reading Transgender Visibility
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.… Continue reading Just Words
So I guess there’s the root of the problem. I don’t do what she wants me to do and I’m not her puppet so she can’t or won’t love me. No realization in my life has ever cut me as deeply as that one did. Often over the course of the past three years I’ve wondered if I was really my mother’s child; maybe I should demand a DNA test and find out once and for all.
Gender equality, means equality for both genders, it means that men and woman should be afforded the exact same privileges. Women should not expect men to give them a seat on the bus just because they are a woman. Men should not be expected to sacrifice their lives for women either, using the justification that they are men. Each gender should be held to the same standards as the other.