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  1. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic New training program for gender affirming surgery in Philadelphia   

    This is cool.   I wonder if the program will benefit both men and women?
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  2. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Judge blocks enforcement of Trump's transgender military ban   

    UPDATE --
    November 21, 2017
    "In ruling that the ban likely violates the federal constitution, the court found noted that “A capricious, arbitrary, and unqualified tweet of new policy does not trump the methodical and systematic review by military stakeholders qualified to understand the ramifications of policy changes.”"
    Federal Court Blocks All Aspects of Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
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  3. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance Day   

    Anyone notice how in several incidents, the suspects (if/when found) were charged with only second-degree murder?  
    From the DailyBeast article ---The story about a woman who was murdered, and then her body burned, REALLY got me, "surveillance video led police to arrest 45-year-old Michael Davis and charge him with second-degree murder and first-degree arson. As the Journal noted, police investigators determined that there had been a “personal relationship” between the alleged killer and the transgender woman."
    It's as if the arson is considered the more heinous of the two crimes!!
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  4. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic TIME: "Transgender Men See Sexism From Both Sides"   

    So true nature is unkind to both - trans women get the better genitals if they opt for GCS, and of course they don't have to deal with scars on their chests.  On the flip side of that coin, though we're missing the right plumming... many trans men are rarely if ever noticed as anything but men.
    I didn't mean to come off as ungrateful - I am glad to see more in the media about trans men.  And it's funny you mention that "sisterhood."  I've always known it existed - I just never understood it.  I'm not even sure I really know what it feels like or what the requirements are.  I do know, however, that any female past the age of the onset of puberty seems to sense that I don't belong.  It's very unsettling.
    Best wishes to you also for a happy T-day... 
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  5. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic TIME: "Transgender Men See Sexism From Both Sides"   

    It's nice that TIME saw fit to give some face time to men.
    Ironically, I find that the sexism is still blaringly obvious in that, the article highlights how society treats a person once they are perceived as male.   Just under the surface, no matter how progressive this society prefers to claim it is, men are still more important than women.  Makes me wonder if the author of that piece even realized or entertained the idea that trans woman are also subjected to a sexually cultural change, in that they are no longer treated as men, and therefore are no longer afforded "male privilege."  
    Or if it would even have mattered.  After all, they're only women...
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  6. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Trans Women Storming the Political Arena   

    I'm not sure how or why the links were the same for all three women in my update above... but I've fixed them. 
    And while I'm at it, I hate to say anything to over-shadow the wins of people from our community...  but, I was a tad disappointed that these accomplishments didn't seem to get much coverage in mainstream news.  Talkshow hosts sure jumped on it though... they thoroughly enjoyed that karma jumped up and bit many haters in the posterior!
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  7. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Trans Women Storming the Political Arena   

    UPDATE -
    Three more trans women have snagged elected positions:
    Raven Matherne - Stamford's Board of Representatives
    Stephe Koontz - Doraville, GA City Council
    Lisa Middleton - Palm Springs, CA City Council
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  8. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Transgender News Channel   

    ​I've added this link to the "General" links on the chat Resources List... 
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  9. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Trans Men Storming the Political Arena
    Last night, in the thread "Trans Women Storming the Political Arena," I mentioned that there was a trans man running for a seat in Minneapolis also - the same City where Andrea Jenkins just won.  Phillippe Cunningham, a former staffer to the mayor and teacher, has won Ward 4, putting two trans people on Minneapolis' 13 seat City Council.
    Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania another trans man has won a position on the Erie Public School Board.  Tyler James Titus, an openly transgender man and clinical therapist, ran for and won one of four open seats on the board.
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  10. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Trans Women Storming the Political Arena
    In at least two places in the country, people have beat out homophobes, haters, and just run-of-the-mill sheeple -
    A woman in VA wins an election over an incumbent homophobe who brags about being Virginia's "chief homophobe," and "earlier this year introduced a 'bathroom bill' that died in committee."  That woman, Danica Roem, an openly transgender democrat and local journalist.
             AND, wait for it --- THERE'S MORE....
    In Minneapolis, Andrea Jenkins won in a race for City Council, representing the city's Eighth Ward.  She was endorsed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and she beat out three other candidates for the seat.   She was also endorsed by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
    Also, two other TGLB people are running for seats in Minneapolis - Phillipe Cunningham (trans man) and Jillia Pessenda (cisgender lesbian).  The results of their races were not in a the posting of this news.
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  11. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Judge blocks enforcement of Trump's transgender military ban   

    ​::: stands, pounds fist on table, raises glass with other hand :::  Hear, HEAR  !!
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  12. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Trump Continues to Empower Haters
    By Bil Browning · Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    "Also appearing will be House Minority Whip Steve Scalise who was recently wounded in a mass shooting in DC. Scalise’s life was saved by a lesbian police officer who shot and killed the attacker. Scalise has said the incident did not change his mind about gun control or LGBT rights."
    Trump will become first president to speak at hate group gathering
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  13. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces.   

    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman says trans troops should continue to serve....
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  14. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Making Up for the Wrongs
    Kimberly Truong Sep 7, 2017 5:05 PM
    "Not only can surgery be expensive, but transgender people are also often excluded from proper health care — about 20% of trans people lack any form of health insurance. The donations would help relieve the significant cost of procedures to help them feel affirmed in their bodies. Moreover, Faithfully LGBT is hoping to help alleviate the discrimination trans people have faced in the Christian community."  -

    A Christian Group Is Paying For Transgender People's Surgeries To Atone For The Church's Discrimination
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    I think when some of these people were born, they slipped the doctor's grip, being all slippery-like fresh outta the womb, and hit their heads on the delivery room floor....

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  16. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools   

    Mabye there's hope in TX afterall....
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  17. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Caitlyn Jenner shows support for Trump after Transgender ban   

    I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt... but I finally lost all respect for her even before Drumpf 45 made his sickening tweets about trans people in the military.
    I still say that "republican" and [insert any minority here] do NOT go well in the same sentence... no offense intended to any here who might be republican, but if you're here, you surely understand why so many of us feel that way.
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  18. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Trump to bar transgender individuals from armed forces.   

    Here is something heartening - I was listening to something on a YouTube clip uploaded by CNN.  At the moment, this is only a freakin' tweet.  And the military powers-that-be have indicated they don't plan on taking any action until Drumpf spits out some guidelines.
    Hopefully, with all the out-cry, and the contant re-running by the media of all of Drumpf's campaign declarations to protect the TGLB community, he will back down and retract that tweet, and leave things be.
    Of course on the other hand... he's been bent on UN-doing everything and anything Obama did.  He also needs stuff to deflect peoples' attention from the Russian investigation.
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  19. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Yes , government CAN commit suicide   

    Texas, and too many Texans, don't care.  What do you expect from a state where some people actually fly the state flag ABOVE the country's flag.  YES... I have personally seen this with my own eyes.  So why would what NC experienced after their ignorance mean anything to Texas?  After all... that's TEXAS.  Everything in Texas is bigger, better, badder, different.
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  20. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender Rights & Political Activism   

    NJ Gov Signs Pro-Trans Bills
    Zack Ford | 24 Jul 2017
    "Both laws take New Jersey in a very different direction than President Trump is trying to take the country on trans rights. Earlier this year, the administration rescinded guidance the Obama administration had issued protecting transgender students..."
    Chris Christie signs two pro-transgender bills into law
    This really blew me away - Christie has been such a Drumpf-kisser, and transgender anything is not on Drumpf's radar screen.  -DML
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  21. UsernameOptional added a post in a topic Hello....   

    ​Hi patrice... and welcome to the TG Guide Board.
    The "likes" are built into the board - not a whole lot we can do about them unless they are just flat disabled for everyone.  Because we have become such a social media society, "likes" have become nearly inseperable from so many platforms. 
    That said, we would prefer that you "ignore the little red circle" rather than delete your posts.  I can appreciate that you prefer not to be notified when someone has liked something you've posted, but deleting posts are unfair to those who have taken the time to read your OP, and then reply to that OP and subsequent posts.  It can really wreck the flow of a topic.  Sometimes, such deletions force us to have to remove entire threads - again, not fair to other members.
    I hope you understand.
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  22. UsernameOptional added a comment on a blog entry Therapy   

    Hi CTF, and welcome to TGG.
    I was about to toss out a barrage of questions and comments... but the ladies have pretty much covered everything.
    I would add a couple more things for you to consider -  part of your therapist's job is to help you transition into society as the man you identify as.  I would be curious to know how she is being helpful to you, when she herself is not recognizing you as a man.
    It seems to me, based on what you've related, she is just flat ignoring your identity.  I don't know what it means when you say your therapist is a contractural therapist, but I would think there would be some guidelines and ethics she is bound to follow and uphold.
    If your therapist can't start using your preferred pronouns and chosen name... you should definitely find another.  I realize the number of sessions you are allowed is limited, but I would think a limited time with a decent therapist would far out-weigh a full course with one who could potentially be damaging to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and identity by her refusal to respect you.
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  23. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Organization Protects TG People from Bathroom Bills
    Zack Ford | Jun 15, 2017
    "To cement their commitment to honoring and protecting transgender people from discrimination, the AMA delegates also “called for future AMA meetings to take place, whenever possible, only in those counties, cities and states that have nondiscriminatory policies.”"  --
    The country’s largest medical organization is protecting transgender people from ‘bathroom bills’
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  24. UsernameOptional added a topic in Transgender News & Happenings   

    Texas may lose 2018 NFL Draft
    10 June 2017 | by Rafaella Gunz
    "Replacing old laws determining child protection, foster care, and adoption service, this Act requires all children’s services and judges to consider a child’s ‘race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.’"  -- gaystarnews
    Texas may lose 2018 NFL Draft amidst transgender bathroom bill debates
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