"In the end it all comes down to what is cheaper, cost of running the Court fees than settle cheaper long term cost. "And it wasn't about morals but cost at the end of day." --cross2play Sadly, at least on the part of the school system, this is probably too true. They couldn't care less about the student and his rights, emotional well-being, or anything related to being transgender.
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I can't help but think that someone "reported" your Pinterest boards... someone so et up with bigotry and transphobia they felt it was their duty (and god-given right ) to make sure that people like us don't destroy their little corner of the internet and don't infect the "normal people." Happens on FB quite a bit - every time I turn around my g/f is telling me about gay men who have been bounced. I see no reason to believe that Pinterest isn't the same. I agree with Emma - write (snail mail) those people and [nicely] ask for an explanation. ::: grumbles ::: Just one more reason I don't do social media....
"I wonder if a trans doctor refused to care for an anti-lgbt patient if they would also find protection under this law" -- Bree You're probably right - it's likely the doctor wouldn't have a leg to stand on. But people should consider this. This is what happened to the late Robert Eads - he died of ovarian cancer because no [cisgender] doctor would treat him. Current events are no doubt rolling back advancements left and right. It's sad that Drumpf's hatred of our previous president is so blinding, that he's willing (and without losing any sleep - obviously) to sacrifice the safety and well-being of so many people. And PROUD of what he's doing, to boot! It was apparently made illegal under Obama-care to discriminate against trans patients in federally funded healthcare programs... but is that still the case now with this "new rule?" Here's an article from 2012 recounting several cases where care was either abruptly stopped or flat out denied when it was discovered that the patients were transgender. And in the case of the late Jay Kallio, a diagnosis of breast cancer was kept from him due to transphobia, hatred, bigotry, ignorance. Yes, you read that right - HE WAS NOT TOLD HE HAD CANCER!! We could be returning to just such an era...
January 20, 2018 "Instead, the sweeping move, announced by the Department of Health and Human Services, appears to open the way for a doctor or nurse to turn away a transgender individual with a broken arm — for no other reason than by their gender identity." -- bostonglobe.com A new rule allows discrimination against transgender individuals for medical care
I wasn't sure which forum to put this in, but decided on this one since labels and privileges have a lot to do in affecting our rights.....
By Mark Peters January 12, 2018 "Many conservative voices don’t care for the terms either. Tina Trent recently declared “I am a woman, not a cisgender” in the Canada Free Press. “Unlike all the shiny, happy, ‘non-binary’ sexual identities popping up in human resources training manuals and court dockets these days, calling someone ‘cisgender’ is, by design, a pejorative,” she wrote. “Think of it this way: in the world of gender politics, “cisgender” is the new white — white privilege, that is.”" Leveling the field between trans and cis ______________________________________________________________ Quite obvious Trent doesn't like being labled. Also appears she doesn't like it being thrown in her face that she is privileged...but whether she likes it or not, unless she works toward, fights for, or supports 100% inclusion of ALL people, she is a part of the problem, and thus is a part of that privileged group. It is her privileged status that causes her to dislike being "labelled." As has been the history at least this country (US)... only those considered "less than" are labelled. Those old enough have only to think back to a time when news media always named a person's race/ethnicity in reporting crimes...as if the crime was so much worse than had it been committed by a white person. -DML
You have a point there, Lori. I never thought about the situation from that angle. So if that was the case, then in a somewhat indirect way, perhaps being trans did have something to do with her death. Being back in chat, I see that objectification all the time, and also see that it is (or damn sure seems to be) at a higher degree - no doubt because, as you indicated, trans women apparently are thought of as disposable. Bad part? As much as it ticks me off when I see someone come into chat with that kind of attitude, I guess somewhere in the back of my mind, I didn't consider that could be the case here because they were a couple - and a married couple, at that. But even among cisgender marriages, there are sometimes such issues. -Mike
Hiya Ace - Yeah... there be many women here! I guess over time, I've just gotten used to it. It also helped that back when I first joined, there were several women that often made it a point to include what few guys were here in on the many discussions. Though the threads are old... don't forget - there is a FTM forum here on the TG Guide Board. There's a lot of good reading there. I think it's safe to say that most of it is still relevant today. Check it out -Mike
It seems like we've heard other stories out of Kenosha... that city must REALLY have some SERIOUS phobias when it come to people of the TGLB community. That school put the boy thru four years of hell... he should have been awarded $800K for each year!
What a way to start the year. Another sickening, unnecessary loss. The only good part (if any part at all can be good), is that from the various articles I've read so far, it doesn't appear that being trans had anything to do with this tragedy.