WPATH, the World Professsional Association for Transgender Health – the organization formerly known as HBIGDA, or the Harry Benjamin Internaltional Gender Dysphoria Association – has issued a statement/report on their recommendations for the “gender incongruence” (formerly known as GID, &… Continue Reading

Co-Signers of the Letter to the APA about GID

Here is the final list of the co-signing organizations & individuals of the Callen-Lorde/Gay Center letter to the APA about the DSM V revision of GID: Co-signing Institutions: CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, New York, NY Agnodice Foundation, Lausanne,… Continue Reading

Response to the APA’s New GID

Callen-Lorde and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, both of New York, have written a response to the APA’s revised DSM diagnosis for Gender Identity Disorder — which is now being re-named Gender Incongruence. They make a few… Continue Reading

US Tax Court Rules GID Expenses Deductible

From TaxProf Blog: In a long-awaited decision, a fractured (8-5-3) Tax Court today ruled in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner, 134 T.C. No. 4 (Feb. 2, 2010), that male-to-female gender reassignment surgery qualifies as a deductible medical expense under § 213, reversing the… Continue Reading

LI: Transgender Voices

I’ll be speaking out in Bay Shore, Long Island, on July 18th, as part of the Long Island GLBT Center’s “Transgender Voices” series.

Trans Salon

In today’s Salon, a nice piece about the failure of Thomas Beattie, and another about the romantic failure of Jennifer Finny Boylan. Mara Keisling, quoted in the first piece: Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender… Continue Reading

Colbert Report’s “Stonewalling”

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Stonewalling www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Mark Sanford (I got myself in trouble a long time ago for writing a short story about a lesbian teenager… Continue Reading

France Depathologizes Transsexualism

Saturday’s edition of the French language newspaper Le Provence headline: Transsexuality will no longer be classified mental illness in France and the article explains why France has now become the first country to depathologize transsexualism. English translation is now online.… Continue Reading

SF: GID Protest 5/18/09

Foster Pets

April 1st kicks off Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month. I don’t think there’s anything I hate more than the abuse of the goobers who trust us & depend on us. I know there are plenty of people out there… Continue Reading

IFGE 2009: “Disordered No More”

This year I didn’t get to IFGE & this year, Julia Serano & Joelle Ruby Ryan both went. What’s up with that? (Actually, I was expecting to be able to attend in Philly in April but they moved the whole… Continue Reading

Thanks, NYC

I’m very proud of my hometown for being kick-ass in an emergency, as always. I’ve lived through more than one in NYC – 9/11, the blackout – but those shoes of those people lined up on the plane’s wings in… Continue Reading

Gainesville’s Fight

Allyson Robinson posted this message about Equality Florida’s fight for a gender-inclusive non-discrimination law in Gainesville, Florida on our message boards, & I thought it deserved a larger audience: Many of you are aware of the fight brewing in Gainesville,… Continue Reading

World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. Here’s a cool resource from the AIDS Memorial Quilt organization, showing various places in the US & events for World AIDS Day in your area, courtesy of Google Maps. & Here’s Safe Sex info from… Continue Reading

Weiss Woman

More and more we’re starting to see some very serious venues take on some aspect of trans issues, whether it’s 20/20 last year with GID and trans youth or The Atlantic Monthly’s current article on the same topic. But I… Continue Reading

Sunday Night Shimmy

An old friend of mine is in town, and she was asked to guest drum at a bellydance performance tonight. As I’ve rarely gotten to see her drum, I went, & dragged my sister with me. (Betty, sadly, is not… Continue Reading

Conservative for Obama

A remarkable, short column by Wick Allison, a former Editor of The National Review and current Editor in Chief of D Magazine, where this piece appears. This sentence, especially, stood out: It gives me comfort just to think that after… Continue Reading

Living in the Land of the Binary

Our friend and book reviewer Jude Russell wrote a short, simple piece about the binary that really resonated with me. I hope it does for many of you, too. There have been a couple of threads recently wherein gender outlaws… Continue Reading

The Other Hand

The AMA passed a resolution attempting to make home births illegal, and yet in the same session, they also passed Resolution 114 (MS Word .doc): Whereas, Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a serious medical condition recognized as such in both… Continue Reading

On the One Hand

The AMA just passed a resolution to outlaw home births. Astounding. As if women haven’t been giving birth for eons at home, with the help of midwives. My own mother was born in her family’s home in PA with the… Continue Reading