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Trans* Issues and Commentary
Trans* Issues and Commentary

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National Coming Out Day---also known as Internationally Coming Out Day---is not as cracked up as people like to think it is. If you are LGB and white---depending on where you live---chances are: you feel safe coming out, at anytime; you are completely…
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Transgender Healthcare Reality #VIHA #transgender #healthcare #transdayofvisibility #CDH

Shitty healthcare experiences are the norm when it comes to the treatment of transgender people. This happens even in British Columbia, where we have laws and healthcare policies that are supposed to protect transgender patients. Since January of this…
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A Guide To SRS Transition in B.C. – The Referral Letter: The 411 for Quick Approval

In part two of this guide to SRS transition in B.C., is what information your doctor must include in the referral letter to help fast track the approval process.
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A Guide To SRS Transition in B.C. - Introduction. It's gotten a whole lot better and easier! #transgender

One year ago, getting approved for HRT and SRS in British Columbia was scary. But thanks to Dr. Gail Knudson, the chief assessor in British Columbia, things have become a lot easier, especially for trans men who, historically, had less access to trans…
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I’ve always been on the edge of acceptability. When I was young and pretending to be cisgender I was bullied and it pushed me into the world of computer and console gaming where I could shut out a lot of my life. Thank you ZX Spectrum 48k, your bouncy…
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Who you cast is a representation of the story you want to tell. The body personifies how someone speaks, how they move, and the facial expressions they make – all of which becomes the vehicle for conveying the story. So the act of casting is very…
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Senator Don Plett, you don’t know me but I suspect we have a few things in common. At the most basic level we are of course both humans, we are also Canadian citizens and happen to both be married. My wife was born in Manitoba, just outside Winnipeg, and…
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How Transparent Lost the Trust of the Transgender Community   I was one of the people that was not happy with all the mainstream media attention the show Transparent received, especially after the Golden Globes. The speeches were good, and the show…
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I started this article originally to write about transgender superheroes in comics but that proved much more difficult than I first thought it would be. For a start there are, in my opinion, no transgender superheroes in a mainstream comic universe. You…
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This article was originally published on The Mary Sue, I've kept Sam Maggs' edits and I hope she's fine with that. When I hear some positive trans news I have an instinctive mental flinch. It’s rare when news about trans issues is unabashedly positive, I…
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