transqueermediaexchange:

Medicare’s recent decision to cover sex-reassignment surgery was a victory for transgender advocates seeking broader access to medical care for a condition that still carries social stigma. After all, the federal health program was one of the first to exclude such treatments more than 30 years ago.

Yet a series of announcements since then shows the extent of advocates’ push to get insurance providers to share the cost of matching a patient’s outward gender and inner identity. Since the Medicare decision in May, officials have opened the door to coverage by health plans for federal employees as well as required it for many plans in Massachusetts and Washington state. About a half-dozen mostly liberal states had already expanded coverage.

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20aliens:

Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture community consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.

queerwoc:

Same-sex. Interracial. Queer. The world isn’t always a safe place for us, but I love you more than I fear the world. 

queerwoc:

Same-sex. Interracial. Queer. The world isn’t always a safe place for us, but I love you more than I fear the world. 

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wertheyouth:

"Becoming homecoming king is kind of the only normal teenage dream I’ve had. I was really surprised, though, that I was nominated. I didn’t think it was attainable because I’m trans. But now I feel like I could get it. I’m taking the steps that need to be made for progress among the transgender community. I’m just trying to make the T in LGBT not so silent."
Blake, Age 17, Charlotte, NC. Photo by Laurel Golio. As told to Diana Scholl.
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Read more about Blake at We Are the Youth. And don’t forget to buy We Are the Youth: the book, which shares stories of LGBT youth throughout the United States!

wertheyouth:

"Becoming homecoming king is kind of the only normal teenage dream I’ve had. I was really surprised, though, that I was nominated. I didn’t think it was attainable because I’m trans. But now I feel like I could get it. I’m taking the steps that need to be made for progress among the transgender community. I’m just trying to make the T in LGBT not so silent."

Blake, Age 17, Charlotte, NC. Photo by Laurel Golio. As told to Diana Scholl.

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Read more about Blake at We Are the Youth. And don’t forget to buy We Are the Youth: the book, which shares stories of LGBT youth throughout the United States!

(Source: wertheyouth)

kenjistarphoto:

Tina & Phoebe

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Binding 101: Brands, Care Tips, and Health

autostraddle:

Binding 101: Brands, Care Tips, and Health

By Sonny Oram

Welcome to Binding 101! Whether you are considering binding for yourself, have been binding for years but want to learn more about binder brands and health, or want to prepare to support your friends and loved ones, you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to include my own experiences with binding as well as a crowdsource of favorite brands, care tips, and health advice.

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