gender confirmation surgery
"A lot of people have made headlines talking about GCS. Almost all of them have one thing in common: They’ve never actually been through it. I have."
LGBTQ groups have blasted House Bill 1057, which would make it a misdemeanor for physicians to offer gender confirmation surgery to patients under 16.
"I call them my battle wounds," the 19-year-old transgender activist said.
Among other things, I didn't expect for it to feel terrifyingly lonely.
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.