WI Prison Law & GID

A while back, a federal judge here in Wisconsin ruled that the 2005 Sex Change Prevention Act (really? was that necessary?) was deemed unconstitutional because it represents: “deliberate indifference to the plaintiffs’ serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth… Continue Reading

Medical Treatment of Trans Youth

This is the kind of progress that is long overdue. Switching gender roles and occasionally pretending to be the opposite sex is common in young children. But these kids are different. They feel certain they were born with the wrong… Continue Reading

Transition-Related Care is Tax Deductible

How’s that for good news for an upcoming tax season? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has affirmed that transgender people can deduct their hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery expenses. This announcement indicates that the IRS will follow the U.S.… Continue Reading

Miles to Miles

An FTM transition story on NPR: “We have had this tumultuous year of all the emotions, and as you said, the mourning,” Vicky says. “And then to finally get you here. And by this time, now we’ve been waiting and… Continue Reading

One Parent’s Path

It’s rare to see an article by a parent about a child’s transition, much less one that openly struggles with the issues a religious faith brings into the mix. Inwardly I wrestled with the changes in my child: shoulders broadening,… Continue Reading

Post Trans Post

Here’s a copy of a a guest bit I wrote recently for T-Central for a small series there on transitionn. Lots of the posts that appeared there were interesting, from FTM & MTF, a 17 year old & a 90… Continue Reading

Tragedy, Again

If you can bear to read it, there’s a long story about Christine Daniels / Mike Penner in The LA Times. The whole thing is so fucking tragic, a huge waste. There are times I get so pissed off about… Continue Reading

New Guidelines for Gender Marker Changes on US Passports

This just in from NCTE: Last night the US Department of State announced new guidelines for issuing passports to transgender people. Beginning today, applicants for a gender marker change on their passports will need to submit certification from a physician… Continue Reading

Morehouse Crossdressing Policy

Morehouse College has chosen to have a clothing policy that prohibits crossdressing: The dress-wearing ban is aimed at a small part of the private college’s 2,700-member student body, said Dr. William Bynum, vice president for Student Services. “We are talking… Continue Reading

GRS: No State Obligation

In an article posted on Law.com today, this news: Federal Judge Says State Not Obligated to Pay for Sex-Change Surgery. Western District of New York Judge Charles J. Siragusa in Rochester ruled that Morgana Ravenwood’s constitutional rights under the 14th… Continue Reading