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    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
  2. 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.
  3. ​::: stands, pounds fist on table, raises glass with other hand ::: Hear, HEAR !!
  4. 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." -lgbtqnation.com Trump will become first president to speak at hate group gathering
  5. ​You GO, girl! Congrats.. Dara Hoffman-Fox must surely be very greatful for your in-put.
  6. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman says trans troops should continue to serve.... http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/gen-dunford-transgender-troops-continue-serve-50109847
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    About a Girl

    Despite the fact that the new Fox series, The Orville, is a comedic parody of Star Trek, it's third episode was about gender and had some pretty serious undertones in my opinion. It took me by surprise, and raised some fairly strong emotions. The episode covered everything from perceived bigotry, ignorance, tradition, judgement, revelation, understanding, acceptance.. you name it. In the episode, it's also learned that one of the couple (parents of the baby involved) had been born a different sex than he is now presenting as. In the end, the couple only wanted the best for their child. If you are a Star Trek fan, perhaps you're already watching "The Orville," and therefore probably know that gender has been an occasional topic in the real Star Trek series. If not, check out the episode clips, "About a Girl," especially the 2nd, 3rd and 5th clips. The episode will re-run in some areas on 23 September - check your local listings. NOTE: This episode really got to me - maybe the moon was in the wrong place or something, I dunno, but to be safe, I am warning of possible trigger content Some content may not be suitable for all viewers
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    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." - refinery29.com A Christian Group Is Paying For Transgender People's Surgeries To Atone For The Church's Discrimination
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    Indian FB Video Goes Viral

    YI SHU NG | Jun 19, 2017 "The video was published by Kerala Information, the state's public relations department. It now has 1.2 million views and 27,400 shares on Facebook, since it was posted over the weekend. "The women are employed as part of Kerala's Kudumbashree state programme, which aims to empower all women by giving them jobs and opportunities." -- mashable.com India government puts out viral Facebook video in support of transgender women
  10. 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....
  11. Mabye there's hope in TX afterall....
  12. For any who don't have Amazon Prime, and hopefully have the Sundance channel.... Award-Winning Series TRANSPARENT to Debut on Sundance TV 8/9
  13. LOL... yeah. I spotted that vid on YouTube. I liked it.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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..." --thinkprogess.org 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
  17. 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.
  18. UsernameOptional

    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. -Michael
  19. Karen Kaplan | May 30, 2017, 8:00 AM "Just under 66% of cisgender adults had a body mass index of at least 25, qualifying them as overweight. That may sound high, but it was significantly lower than the 72% share for the transgender adults." --latimes.com Being transgender in America may be hazardous to your health, study shows
  20. 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
  21. Reuters | May. 18, 2017, 11:12 PM | By Daniel Trotta "The lawsuit, which also cites protections in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against sex discrimination in employment, had asked the judge to rule that the ADA clause violates the U.S. Constitution because it denies equal protection for all under the law." -- businessinsider.com U.S. judge allows first transgender person to sue under disability law (CAB)
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    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. -Michael
  23. Eric DuVall | May 18, 2017 at 2:47 PM "The issue came to prominence after North Carolina passed H.B. 2, known as the bathroom bill, which forced transgender individuals to use the bathroom corresponding with their birth certificate. The legislation sparked a national debate, as well as protests and a number of corporate boycotts in North Carolina." -- upi.com U.S. remains split on need for LGBT anti-discrimination laws
  24. 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.”" -- thinkprogress.org The country’s largest medical organization is protecting transgender people from ‘bathroom bills’
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