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Fear And Loathing Between My Legs: Navigating Medicaid Coverage of SRS

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Obamacare Vagina: Navigating Medicaid Coverage of SRS, Part One By Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t I sat there, gently squooshing around silicone breast implant like a stress ball. Sqoosh, squoosh, feeling the weight of the rubbery tomato-shape in my hand. My surgeon was going over the results I could expect from this surgery. For starters, instead of…

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The Politics of Transphobia

in Cristan Williams/Interview/Politics/Pop/Slider

Bathroom Bills & The Dialectic of Oppression: From the KKK to anti-feminism: examining the Southern roots of the anti-trans “bathroom bill” movement. By Cristan Williams @cristanwilliams While Republican delegates dutifully cheered their presidential nominee for promising to keep queer citizens of the US safe from ideological marauders and GOP convention speaker Peter Thiel was booed by North Carolina delegates…

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On Free Speech, No-Platforming, and the Media’s “Transgender Debate”

in Cristan Williams/Opinion/Pop/Slider

While it’s well and good to call out those who denigrate trans people in the media, it’s time to take it a step further. Making Money with Media Chances are that you’ve seen the clueless being used to generate ad revenue for corporate media interests. Have you ever wondered why the press has a habit of asking…

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The TSA: a binary body system in practice

in Featured/Guest Transadvocate/Politics/Pop

Traveling While Trans: The False Promise of Better Treatment By Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello Back in 2012, I wrote about the problems I regularly encountered as a trans person when going through TSA security screening at airports. Since that time, we’ve been promised, much has changed. The TSA has formally stated that it will not discriminate…

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Fact check: study shows transition makes trans people suicidal

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A 2011 Swedish study proves that trans people are more suicidal due to transition, are likely rapists and that trans women exhibit male socialization. Or does it? Perhaps you’ve heard that a Swedish study found that trans people who access medical care are more likely to commit suicide. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, former Johns Hopkins…

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The NY Times goes concern trolling

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Opinion/Pop

On August 22, 2015, the NY Times ran an article by Richard A. Friedman titled, “How Changeable Is Gender?” One might be excused for mistaking the piece as an earnest call to the medical community for better interventions for the trans community. Alarmingly, Friedman warns readers that science has found that post-operative transsexuals are at significant risk…

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