Posts Tagged ‘Transgender’

Texas Mayor Jess Herbst Comes Out As Transgender

Eight months after taking office, the mayor of a small town in Texas has come out as transgender. “As your Mayor I must tell you about something that has been with me since my earliest memories,” New Hope Mayor Jess Herbst wrote in an open letter on the town’s website. “I am Transgender.” She is […]

Doctors Want To Learn More About Treating Transgender Patients, Survey Shows

One in three transgender patients reports experiencing serious discrimination or bias when seeking medical care, even when that care is unrelated to their transgender status, according to a recent survey of nearly 30,000 people, released in December. These negative experiences ― which ranged from verbal harassment, physical or sexual assault and refusal of treatment, to […]

Veterans Affairs Opens First Clinic For Transgender Service Members

The Department of Veterans Affairs opened its first health care clinic dedicated to transgender service members on Wednesday. Housed within the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio, the clinic will offer primary care services alongside hormonal therapy and mental health care. The VA center, which provides care to more than 112,000 people, is […]

Ireland Poised To Have Better Transgender Identity Law Than Most Of The World

This month Ireland may go from not legally recognizing transgender people to having one of the best trans identity laws in the world. Two weeks ago, the nation made history when it became the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by a popular vote. Ireland may once again make history by allowing […]

The Beautiful Way Hawaiian Culture Embraces A Particular Kind Of Transgender Identity

In traditional, Western culture, gender identity is often considered a binary concept: You are either male or you are female. This restrictive and defining construct makes it difficult for our society to understand people like Bruce Jenner, who recently came out as transgender, because they don’t always fit neatly into a box. While some transgender […]

Transgender Author Jenny Boylan’s Advice for Bruce Jenner | Where Are They Now? | OWN

Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender author and activist, reflects on the culture’s changing perception of gender. Plus, Jenny offers advice for public figures like Bruce Jenner. Find OWN on TV at SUBSCRIBE: Their stories made headlines across America. “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” features updates on some of the biggest newsmakers and most […]

Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People A new, more comprehensive edition of the classic Social Work textAlthough the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. Social Work Practice with […]