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There is No Room for Toxicity in My Life.

There is No Room for Toxicity in My Life. Transgender people suffer trans phobic attacks from strangers and family, and it burns deep like the roots of a lava pit far below the surface of a dormant volcano.   Rachel Brindell   It’s hard enough dealing with your own transphobia when exploring your gender identity, let alone having to take jabs and punches, or all-out assaults from even the closest of family and friends. Yes, I have suffered these attacks as so many others have. I will be giving you some real-life examples of what I have sustained but...

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Major Chicago children’s hospital apologizes for performing cosmetic genital surgery on intersex babies

Major Chicago children’s hospital apologizes for performing cosmetic genital surgery on intersex babies     The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has apologized, saying it understood that its approach to intersex surgery was ‘harmful and wrong’  The hospital put out a statement also apologizing to intersex people who have been harmed by the treatment at their facility  They did not say how many intersex surgeries it had performed but did say doctors had not performed a clitoroplasty surgery on a child in five years Children whose genitals don’t align with the norm have for decades faced...

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GENDER IDENTITY SERVICE PATHWAY REVIEW WORKING GROUP REPORT FROM LISTENING EVENTS

GENDER IDENTITY SERVICE PATHWAY REVIEW WORKING GROUP REPORT FROM LISTENING EVENTS In August 2019, the Department of Health asked the Health and Social Care Board to lead on a review of the gender identity pathway. A review group was established to take this important work forward. Members of the group were keen that the experiences of those who use the services would inform the way forward and two Listening Events were arranged to hear first-hand from service users and local groups. The opportunity was also taken at the Listening Events to seek service user representation to join the review...

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Austria issued the first “intersex” birth certificate

Austria issued the first “intersex” birth certificate July 17, 2020   Austria has for the first time issued a birth certificate stating “intersex” instead of male or female. This became possible after a four-year procedural battle and at a time when a number of countries provide identity documents with the option “other” in the gender column, except for men or women, Reuters reported. Alex Jürgen, who is intersex – a term for a person born with atypical chromosomes or sex characteristics, is the first recipient in Austria of a birth certificate in which he is listed as “intersex”. He...

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The Date That Changed My Life

The Date That Changed My Life I went on a date with a trans woman and it forever shaped my outlook on life. Michael DeMeo June. was. #$*%ing. gorgeous. She had a smirky smile that told me the feelings were (more than likely) mutual. So, in my signature pick-up style, I left the bar without a date attempt — and then realized I made a terrible mistake a block away. I paused, frantically checked my pockets for something to write my number on, and found only cash. It was only a buck. So I returned to the bar with...

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