Gender: Transgender & Cisgender
Gender: Transgender Violence
Gender: Transgender Health & Health Care
Gender: Transgender Suicide
Another "unifying move by the new Administration? Biden Ends Partial Ban on Transgener Soldiers in U.S. Military ~ @JohnCornyn I dunno, if you're a politician that thinks ending discrimination is "divisive," you might not want to publicly advertise that ~ @AOC
"I never really related to the theory that being trans meant my body didn't match my brain. I feel like this is a handy narrative that puts all of the pressure and responsibility for change into trans people and off of the rest of soceity. My day-to-day struggles are not so much between me and my body. I am not trapped in the wrong body, I am trapped in a world that makes very little space for bodies like mine." ~ Ivan Coyote (Tomboy Survival Guide)
"The most complex and personal interstices of self and body are reduced to carved, primary-colored wooden blocks and ABCs. The trans body has been trans longer than the doctor has been a doctor. The teacher pretends to be a student. The trans body is a bad kid in school who says what you want to hear to avoid detention..." Source: 2020. "A Trans Body’s Path in Eight Folds" from Pass with Care: Memoirs by Cooper Lee Bombardier.
Percent of LGBTQ Americans Saying They or an LGBTQ Friend or Family Member Have Experienced Various Forms of Individual Discrimination Because They Are LGBTQ Source: NPR / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation / Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Veteran and chair-elect of the board of trustees of the American Medical Association "There is no medically valid reason, including a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, to exclude transgender individuals from military service. This is the position of most major medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatrick Association, all of whom disagree with the Department of Defenses's rationale for a transgender ban.' Source: Media Matters for America
"If trans people 'are told they are not good enough to serve the United States military, then now the entire United States sees trans people as somehow less." "Why should I wait around to deploy and risk my life again when the people that I am serving do not even want me here?" Source: Media Matters for America, depicting the testimony of transgender service members who testified before Congress about the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender service members.
"That's the value of inclusion. That's the value of having open trans service. From austere conditions in the field to deployed conditions in combat to life in the barracks. I have witnessed firsthand that troops want strong leaders, leaders who care about them, leaders who can inspire them. They don't care if that soldier is trans." Source: Media Matters for America
A PSA on the term "cis." It is a Latin word that means the opposite of trans. It doesn't mean heterosexual. It doesn't isn't an acronym so you don't need to all-caps it. It isn't an insult or slur. Sorry not sorry, you can't refer to yourself as "normal" anymore. ~ @rosalarian