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Report Highlights Experiences of Black Transgender People in U.S.

Black transgender people in the U.S. face "deeper and broader forms of discrimination" than their white counterparts and the U.S. population overall, according to a recent report from the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), Black Trans Advocacy and the National Black Justice …

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Transgender Trauma

Where did the idea come from that it is acceptable to hate or judge someone because of their gender identity? I spoke with a transwoman today who …

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Research: Why Employer Support Is So Important for Transgender Employees

Sarah* is a high school teacher in a school district without much understanding or acceptance of transgender individuals. For years, she remained closeted about her gender identity due to fear over how her colleagues would respond. When Sarah finally decided to come out at work, the emotional and …

Transitioning: Joys and challenges for trans people

Clemence Zamora-Cruz was just six years old when she realised she wanted to change her gender.<p>It was the start of a journey she said was full of pain.<p>…

35 People Who Transitioned On How It Impacted Their Mental Health

“Before, I was completely numb and felt dead inside. After transitioning, I started feeling things — even being sad was amazing because it meant I was alive.”<p>Transitioning can mean many different things, and it's a unique process for each individual. Sometimes, it may be a social change (changing …

Mental Health

Living in fear of dementia as a transgender woman

At 71-years-old, Shoshana Pellman is terrified of being diagnosed with dementia in her older years.<p>It runs in her family. Her mother was diagnosed …

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Swedish government orders study into mental health conditions of transgender people

The decision comes after a report showed that mental illness is widespread among transgender people in Sweden and a large percentage of them have at …

How transgender literature can empower trans people who are coming out

<i>October 11th is National Coming Out Day. Here, a contributor discusses her work on</i> Resilience<i>, a trans fiction anthology, and examines how</i> …

Trans teens are being killed while we debate nonexistent problems

Salman Rushdie’s uninformed views on gender reassignment surgery are a distraction from the real dangers: ignorance, hate and a lack of vital support<p>Salman Rushdie’s new novel apparently touches on gender identity. That’s all very well. But it’s a shame that when asked for his views on the subject …

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The trans myths in the media vs actual reality

Over the summer, Equalities Minister Justine Greening announced the system for legally changing your gender would get a little bit easier. At the moment, under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, I would have to appear before a panel including medical experts to ‘prove’ that I’ve been ‘living as a …

Feminism

How to Detect and Debunk Anti-Trans Propaganda in the Media

There is no shortage of articles for me to debunk these days. I could write articles dissecting material produced attacking transgender people as a …

Headlines We Must Live Within

The headline, <b>'50 KIDS A WEEK SENT TO SEX CHANGE CLINICS'</b> is surgically written to maximise the shocking placement of 'KIDS' and 'SEX CHANGE' in order …

New Report Puts The Spotlight On The Black Transgender Experience

Some feel that LGBTQ movements have a problem with centering on white narratives, and the erasure of the black experience. Intersectionality is key …

Transgender

A Fate Worse than Death? Being Transgender in Long-term Care

<b></b> <b>By Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD (Senior Research Scientist, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging)</b> “I would kill myself.” This is what a 70 year-old …

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Why Transgender People Experience More Mental Health Issues

<i>By Katherine Schreiber</i><p>Individuals who identify as transgender tend to experience higher rates of mental health issues than the general population. …

Report Highlights Experiences of Latino/a Transgender People in U.S.

A new report on the experiences of Latino/a transgender people in the U.S. found health disparities and patterns of discrimination against the community.<p>The report, released Tuesday by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) in coordination with the TransLatin@ Coalition, builds on …

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Report Highlights Experiences of Transgender Latinos in U.S.

Source: MSNBC - US NewsThe new report found health disparities and patterns of discrimination against the Latino/a transgender community in …

The pernicious junk science stalking trans kids

The "desistance" myth doesn't explain why transgender children are thriving.<p>“I would be dead, to be totally honest.”<p>That’s how 12-year-old Conner …

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UK's First Transgender Mental Health Helpline Rolled Out Nationwide

The UK’s first mental health helpline offering emotional support and information to people who identify as transgender, non-binary or gender-fluid has been rolled out nationwide, with project leaders confident the pioneering scheme will become a permanent fixture as of early 2018.<p>Mindline Trans+, …

Mental Health

update: new writings and talks!

Hello patrons! Just want to share some good news, plus links to new writings and talks.<p>The good news is that I finally have a completed manuscript of</i> …

Transgender Prejudice And The Belief In A Biological Basis For Gender

As June comes to an end, so do many events associated with Pride Month, a month-long celebration of sexual diversity and gender variance — often geared towards increasing the visibility of the LGBTQIA community, as well as combatting stigma and advocating for equal rights.<p>But the battle to …

Psychology

Denmark Declassifies Transgender as Mental Illness

In March 2016, North Carolina passed a law that bars transgender individuals from using public restrooms that match their gender identity, and …

Sex and Gender Are Dials (Not Switches)

It has become more and more common for young people around the world to describe themselves not as a “man” or a “woman,” but as “something else.” One …

Study shows rising rates of suicidal acts in transgender adults

May 4 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers have found that transgender adults are at an increased risk for suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide than …

Why I Couldn’t Utter The Words “I Am A Woman” Until A Few Months Ago

The world sees and treats me as female, so why was saying it aloud so difficult?<p>I have it easy as a trans woman.<p>If you were to play a trans woman in …

Feminism

Asia Kate Dillon Talks Discovering The Word Non-Binary: 'I Cried'

Feeling ambiguous about my gender identity has been a life long feeling.<p>Asia Kate Dillon’s always felt ambiguous about their gender. While they stopped using gendered pronouns a couple of years ago (originally opting for just their name, they now prefer they, them, and theirs), it wasn’t until Asia …

Youth, Interrupted: The Heartbreaking, Hidden Lives of Transgender Teens

After meeting with transgender teens across America, I saw how anti-transgender "bathroom bills" have tragically disrupted an entire generation.<p><i>"Youth, Interrupted" is a series on trans teens in the United States whose lives have been dramatically disrupted by anti-trans "bathroom bills" and other</i> …

Trudie Styler: Society Must Accept Every Person’s Gender Reality

I came of age during the sexual revolution of the 1960s and the years that followed, which means that I am aware of both the injustices that women …

The lesson tomboys can teach about transgender identities

Clothes and appearance don’t define what it means to be trans.<p>An op-ed in this week’s New York Times called “My Daughter Is Not Transgender. She’s a …

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