Transgender & Intersex: December 2012

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What's In a Name?

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 23, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Having the wrong name and gender marker can be much more than a hassle. It is a source of constant inner pain.Read More


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Silver Linings: Trans Youth Accommodated Despite Politics & IFI

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 19, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

We can't always beat groups like the Illinois/Indiana Family Institute or MassResistance, who have deep pockets, deep connections, and a lot of pent-up anger. Yet at the same time schools have a far, far bigger problem than a tussle with quasi-religious nutjobs.Read More


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Bigoted Interference Edition [What You Need To Know]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | December 14, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

As the East Aurora IL School Board mess breaks down further, a very similar story comes out of Florida. Plus, Britain honors a trans* trailblazer, House GOP raise the DOMA defense credit line, PA readies for a fight, and moreRead More


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Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis to be Moved Out of Sexual Disorders Chapter of DSM-5

Filed by Kelley Winters | December 09, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

This reclassification, along with the change in title from Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Dysphoria, is a significant improvement in the diagnostic coding used for access to medical transition care for trans and transsexual people.Read More


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Correcting the 'GID Is Removed from the DSM' Reports

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 05, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Yesterday morning, I woke up to a rash of headlines proclaiming that transexuality was no longer considered "disordered" by the American Psychiatric Association. No, it hasn't. That's not true at all.Read More