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  1. Mitch Kellaway | May 28 2015 3:30 AM ET
    "“For me, I think gender dysphoria is kind of like before people come out as gay or lesbian,” he explains, his voice thoughtful. “That time period where you’re trying to figure out who you are. Once you acknowledge and actually know who you are, I don’t think you really suffer from dysphoria. I think you just need treatment at that time. It’s like saying, ‘I’m hungry.’ Until you get something to eat, you’re still hungry, you know? … You always know, ‘I’m hungry, I should eat a sandwich.’ So eventually, you’re like, ‘All right, cool, I got a sandwich.’”"  --advocate.com
    Poised for Perfection: Sgt. Shane Ortega Puts a Face to the Transgender Military Ban
  2. Lester Brathwaite, 09.09.2012
    "Unfortunately, this type of discrimination is frightfully commonplace: According to a National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) survey, one in five trans people have been denied medical care from doctors, clinics, hospitals and ambulance drivers. Under the Affordable Care Act, however, discrimination against transgender and LGBT patients is illegal in federally funded healthcare programs." -queerty.com

    Transgender Man Denied Proper Diagnosis, Care For Breast Cancer
  3. Advocate.com
    October 27 2014 3:48 PM ET
    WATCH: Meet the Only Out Trans Staffer on Capitol Hill
    Mitch Kellaway

    Ben Panico brings his affinity with trans citizens to bear in his work aiding Congress's LGBT Caucus.