Saturday, 21 July 2018

ACLU petition: CVS: Transgender Customers Need Their Prescriptions, Too


Help to defend transgender rights. Transgender people are one of the most vulnerable groups in this country, facing discrimination in all aspects of life.

When it comes to health care, the stakes are too high to sit back any longer. Many transgender people forego medical care altogether out of fear of being publicly shamed and humiliated the way Hilde Hall was at CVS Pharmacy.

We need to act now to make sure this never happens to a transgender customer ever again.

Hilde Hall was elated to fill her first prescription for hormone therapy – feeling she was finally going to start seeing her body reflect the woman she's always known herself to be. But that dream was shattered when a CVS pharmacist turned her away and publicly shamed her in front of the entire store

CVS must act now to apologize to Hilde – and make sure its employees respect transgender customers in the future so no one goes through what she did.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

When Transgender Kids Transition, Medical Risks are Both Known and Unknown | Growing Up Trans | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

When Transgender Kids Transition, Medical Risks are Both Known and Unknown | Growing Up Trans | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

The last couple of years have seen burgeoning awareness in society of what it means to be transgender as an adult. But now doctors, like those at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, are helping children who identify as transgender negotiate their journey into adulthood.

Why Transgender People Experience More Mental Health Issues | Psychology Today

Why Transgender People Experience More Mental Health Issues | Psychology Today

Spoiler: it has nearly everything to do with the way they are treated.

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths | UT News | The University of Texas at Austin

In a recent study, researchers found that the risk of depression and suicide in transgender youths falls when they are allowed to use their chosen name.

‘I was enraged to see my story distorted and used’: Detransitioners object to anti-transgender book – ThinkProgress

‘I was enraged to see my story distorted and used’: Detransitioners object to anti-transgender book – ThinkProgress

The Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson never reached out to these detransitioners.

‘A woman on Wednesdays’? That’s just not how trans self-declaration works | James Morton | Opinion | The Guardian

‘A woman on Wednesdays’? That’s just not how trans self-declaration works | James Morton | Opinion | The Guardian

The Labour party has rightly suspended an anti-trans campaigner over a puerile, transphobic stunt.