Transgender & Intersex: December 2012


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


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


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


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


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