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Transgress Voter Suppression

An estimated nearly 1 million trans people are eligible to vote in the 2020 general election. However, 42% of these voters do not have identification that matches their gender identity. Trans people have been turned away from the polls when their presentation didn’t match the name and gender marker on their ID (such as a … Continue reading Transgress Voter Suppression

How JK Rowling’s “Silence of the Pet Detective” Should Have Ended

It puts the transphobia on it’s Twitter or else it gets the hose again. You might have heard of JK Rowling’s new book “Troubled Blood” that’s earned her the hashtag #ripjkrowling. While she’s in fact not dead, her talent evidently is. This book follows a crossdressing serial killer who lures victims while in female attire. … Continue reading How JK Rowling’s “Silence of the Pet Detective” Should Have Ended

What Exactly is “Fully Transitioned”?

Just a reminder for trans people who say they’re “fully transitioned” because they’ve had SRS, and for cis people who ask if we’re “fully transitioned” (translation: “have you had the surgery yet?”) – transition is not linear. Not every trans person wants surgery. Not every trans person even wants HRT, for that matter. Transitioning is … Continue reading What Exactly is “Fully Transitioned”?

Why We Need LGBT Shelters

The LGBT community has one of the largest homeless populations in the US. However, many of us aren’t allowed in established shelters, many of which are run by religious organizations and are therefore legally allowed to discriminate against us. Transgender women in particular have died on the streets  and been sexually assaulted in men’s shelters  due to … Continue reading Why We Need LGBT Shelters

Gender Incongruent Prisons are Dangerous for Trans Women

For all the fear about trans women invading women’s prisons, over 40% of transgender people face sexual assault in prisons, and are five times more likely to be sexually assaulted by prison staff than cisgender inmates are.  A transgender woman in Colorado was placed in a disciplinary pod along with 4 men who had previously threatened to rape her. She … Continue reading Gender Incongruent Prisons are Dangerous for Trans Women

Addressing the Detransitioner Myth

The Actual Numbers A meta analysis of 28 studies published in Clinical Endocrinology showed that after sexual reassignment surgery, “80% of individuals with GID reported significant improvement in gender dysphoria; 78% reported significant improvement in psychological symptoms; 80% reported significant improvement in quality of life; and 72% reported significant improvement in sexual function”. A similar … Continue reading Addressing the Detransitioner Myth

Voice Feminization

Introduction I’m going to preface this with: All voices are beautiful. All voices are valid. There are women with deeper, warmer voices and men with higher, brighter voices. And that’s okay. To complicate things more, every culture experiences gendered voices in their own ways, so what may come across as “masculine” in one culture may … Continue reading Voice Feminization

On the Trans Bathroom Debate

Despite studies showing that assaults in gendered spaces like bathrooms and locker rooms have not increased in areas that have passed trans-inclusive bathroom ordinances, our community still faces bathroom discrimination. An Oregon trans woman was beaten, causing facial fractures that required surgery, by a cis man for attempting to use the women’s restroom. A North Corolina trans woman … Continue reading On the Trans Bathroom Debate

Should Trans Woman Athletes be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports?

The answer to this clickbait headline is a simple one: yes. Duh. Why shouldn’t we be allowed? What are you – some kind of transphobe? But people are seriously up in arms over this, so I guess we’re talking about it now. The main arguments appear to be that trans women are at an apparent … Continue reading Should Trans Woman Athletes be Allowed to Compete in Women’s Sports?

Fertility Outcomes for Transgender Patients

There is a risk of infertility with prolonged Hormone Replacement Therapy. However, even still, trans people do still achieve pregnancy (example, example, example, this guy was pregnant with his second baby post-HRT, this trans man used a trans woman’s sperm to get pregnant). The likelihood of fertility post-HRT is currently unknown because we’re lacking in … Continue reading Fertility Outcomes for Transgender Patients

Informed Consent and Why it Matters

What is Informed Consent? The traditional way of handling Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for transgender patients is to obtain a letter of recommendation from a therapist. This can take anywhere from one visit to one year or even more of regular therapy sessions, which, as you can imagine, can be both cost-prohibitive and too time-consuming … Continue reading Informed Consent and Why it Matters


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