gender confirmation surgery
The surgery Tuesday was the first to be approved under a waiver allowing military payment.
"A space like Rhys's Place is desperately needed not just in Chicago, but all over."
By the time I was five, I knew I wasn't a girl. I'm 63 now. I've spent the years in between working hard to make life bearable as a gender-nonconforming woman, and it hasn't been enough.
Public discourse around the subject is governed by media guidelines that operate to suppress discussion, such as this one from GLAAD: "Journalists should avoid overemphasizing the role of surgeries in the [gender] transition process." For me, you could not overemphasize the importance of sex-change surgery if you tried.
Gonzalez's photographs combine documentary and poetry to capture the current moment in LGBT rights of a country that's still
Recently there has been a spate of blog posts raising the specter of transgender people regretting transitioning. They cite their two favorite studies, without actually looking at what the actual studies said, and drag out some old anecdotes. Let's deconstruct the arguments being trotted out one by one.
Clarification: The term "gender confirmation surgery" was used in an earlier version of this story. That term is preferred
"They want to force that Christian photographer ... using the state, to do something they cannot do because of their Christian
"It's not life-or-death," "It's cosmetic," "You need therapy, not surgery," and "It will burden taxpayers" are among the many toxic myths in need of exploding. So -- with the caveats that this list is not exhaustive and I am no medical expert -- it's time to bust some myths!
A theater director, writer, producer, and performer, Nayfack has been out as transgender since 2001. However, she did not
Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek confirmed that administrators signed a new contract with the university's health insurance
Most if not all the other names used for the procedure suggest that a person is making a choice to switch genders. This is not about choice; it's about using surgery as one of the therapeutic tools to enable people to be comfortable with their gendered self.