November 20 is the 324th day of the year, there are 41 days left
Today's number is 20
Today's number is 20
One quarter of a century. Twenty-five years ago today. That's when I began my transition.
It also would have been my father's 68th birthday, had he not died a third of a year before his 60th and about a year after my mother. Them dying, as well as their parents, was intimately involved with me waiting until I was 44. Wouldn't want to embarrass the family.
I also waited until I had earned tenure. It seemed prudent.
Two transgender women, Carol Ann Beal of northwest Iowa and EerieAnna Good of the Quad Cities along with the ACLU of Iowa have challenged the Iowa Medicaid ban on coverage for transition-related medical services as being a violation of equal protection under the law "as promised by the Iowa state constitution and the Iowa Civil Rights Act."
Earlier in my life, I lived in Joplin, MO. This story makes me shudder.
Ally Lee Steinfeld, 17, of Houston, Missouri came out as a transgender girl in May. In June, she posted on Instagram:
I am proud to be me. I am proud to be trans. I am beautiful. I don't care what people think.
Grass Lakes, MI parents have a problem with transgender people.
A Cleveland woman was nearly attacked because she refused to expose herself to prove she was not transgender.
The woman was talking with friends at a bar when a young lady walked up to her.
No, I am not sure. They say you are a man.
--the young lady
The stranger asked the woman to reveal her genitals.
Two transgender, non-binary students in South Glenn Falls, NY were kicked off a school bus on Wednesday, just because they wanted to sit on the "boys side of the bus."
WTF???? Yes, You read that correctly...as did I.
The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the Office of Attorney General Tim Fox (R) to rewrite language for the ballot statement and fiscal note associated with an anti-transgender ballot initiative that voters will decide on during the 2018 election.
Transgender people are often referred to as mentally ill. People who do that will no doubt point to the suicide attempt rate in support of their assertion.
I woke up with a headache. The day has so far not improved much. In the background I am working on an essay for the upcoming 25th anniversary of beginning my transition. But that is still a dozen days away.
Admiral Michael Mullen (retired) served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011. That means he served under both W and Barack Obama and also oversaw the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Twenty-six year-old Derricka Banner became the 20th transgender person murdered this year when she was shot to death in her car early Tuesday morning in Charlotte, NC, as rain and wind from Irma were lashing the city. Montavious Sanchez Berry, 18, was arrested later on Tuesday and charged with the murder.
Banner was originally from New York, but has recently been a resident on Lenoir, NC. Sanchez is a Charlotte resident.
Ninotska Love is an entering freshman at Wellesley. The 28-year-old native of Ecuador is a transgender woman who would not have been allowed to attend that school last year. Love fled to the U.S. in 2009 after being kidnapped and threatened because of her gender identity.
Hayley Anthony is a transgender woman who helped design a new surgical technique for male to female gender affirmation surgery.
Dr. Jess Ting is director of surgery at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Collins have filed an amendment to the NDAA that would delay implementation of the ban on transgender people serving in the military.
Action on the ban would be delayed until at least 60 days after SecDef Mattis finalizes his review and submits a report to Congress, which is expected to take us to spring of 2018.
An off-duty sheriff's officer employed at a local grocery store in Paterson, NJ accused a transgender person of shoplifting and forced the accused to display genitalia.
I need to see what's in your pants.
On Tuesday, Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell announced that the all-women HBCU starting next year will accept all students who "consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of assignment at birth."
Spelman is located in Atlanta.
Equality California has joined two California residents who wish to serve in the military and a group of transgender service members who are currently serving in a lawsuit filed yesterday against the Trump administration.
Allie Koralik is a non-binary, transgender resident of Long Branch, NJ. Koralik was making signs Sunday at a gallery on the boardwalk in Asbury Park for a Stand Against Hate rally when they were approached by Morris May, 22 of Scotch Plains and his 20-year-old brother, who were carrying a Trump 2020 sign.
My brother and I are both hard-core conservatives," said May, adding that he supports three things: "liberty, free speech and the Republican Party.
Dell EMC2 has agreed to pay $60,000 to a transgender former intern in order to settle claims that she faced sex and gender identity-based discrimination while working at the company.
A judge in Tippecanoe County, Indiana had decided that a person seeking a name or gender change had to publish the change in a newspaper in their home county at least three times.
On Thursday the Indiana Court of Appeals overruled that decision.
Los Angeles County Judge Gregory Keosian dismissed Richard Simmons lawsuit against National Enquirer owner American Media, saying that "it is simply not libelous or defamatory to call someone transgender."
Misidentification of a person as transgender is not actionable defamation .... The court will not validate those prejudices by legally recognizing them.
Former Army secretary Eric Fanning, former Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, Jr.
On Monday, two more lawsuits were filed against the Trump administration challenging the ban on military service by transgender people.
Charm will make its NYC debut off Broadway on August 31 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre under the auspices of MCC Theater.
Written by Phillip Dawkins, the play is directed by Will Davis.
I'm not a fan of music award shows, so I avoided tuning in to last night's VMA awards on MTV. In fact, I don't think I've surfed to MTV since some time in the 80s.
If you are like me, then you missed that MTV invited six current or retired transgender military members to walk the red carpet.