Why Gay Rights and Trans Rights Should Be Separated byTyler Curry

Tyler Curry Become a fan  Freelance columnist and fiction writer; creator, The Needle Prick Project Posted: 02/17/2014 7:44 pm EST Updated: 02/17/2014 7:59 pm EST In the fight for civil rights, the battles have typically been fought between two parties. Whether it was blacks vs. whites, men vs. women or Meryl Streep vs. actresses everywhere, there never has been …

Top 10 Myths About Transgender People

Top 10 Myths About Transgender People August 2, 2012 | by Katy Kreitler Credit: Trans Griot Throwback Thursday: This article was originally published on 8/2/2012. Nearly one million adults in the US identify as transgender. And yet, most people know almost nothing about them. Even many feminists have trouble distinguishing identity from identity, term from term, myth from reality. How many of …

Gender identity disorder & GID as a Birth Defect

Gender identity disorder (GID), also known as gender dysphoria, is a formal diagnosis used by psychologists and physicians to describe people who experience significant dysphoria (discontent) with the sex they were assigned at birth and/or the gender roles associated with that sex. Affected individuals are commonly referred to as transsexual or transgender. Evidence suggests that people who identify with a gender different from the one they were assigned at birth may do so not just due to psychological or …

“Why I’m Not Transgender” by Max Wolf Valerio

“Why I’m Not Transgender”  by Max Wolf Valerio“”Transgender” gives me a slightly nauseous feeling — I sense a touchy-feely malevolence lurking. It’s a nice, safe word that desexes and defangs the term, “transsexual” just as that other hideous PC euphemism, “significant other” desexes the hot, sticky and passionate reality of being somebody’s lover. I would …

What Transsexuality Is: Definition, Cause, and History

  What Transsexuality Is:   Definition, Cause, and History     INTRODUCTION: Transsexuality, also termed ‘Gender Dysphoria’ is now reaching the point of being reasonably well understood, though many myths and general foolishness about the subject still abound. This document concerns the classic definition of transsexuality, as defined by Benjamin, Money, Green, and so forth. …

What is the difference between someone who identifies as “transgender” and someone who identifies as “transsexual”?

What is the difference between someone who identifies as “transgender” and someone who identifies as “transsexual”? The term “transgender” was coined by Dr. Virginia Prince in the mid 1970’s to differentiate those individuals who wanted to live in the opposite gender role without surgery from those that wanted surgery. Those individuals who wish or have …

I Am A Woman. Period. Stop The GOP’s (Gays & Gender Variants of Patriarchy) War on Women Born With Transsexualism!

I am a woman. period. not a sub-woman. not a third gender.not transgender umbrella propaganda. I am a woman.from the begining.not a hobby, not a lifestyle, not a choice.I am a woman.always.not just on the weekends,not for drag work, not for Halloween.I am a woman.in my mind, heart and soul.not just in clothes. not just on the outside. not for kicks.I am woman.I …

EEOC’s Ruling Is A Major Step Forward In Protecting & Affirming Americans Born With The Transsexual Medical Condition

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) ruling on April 20th clearly states that discriminating against someone who was born in the wrong body and transitions sex is considered sex discrimination as per Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Many people with transsexualism and allies have known this for decades, but some in the gender queer …

Fight for Transsexual Rights and Equality

Transexualism     EQUALITY RIGHTS Transsexuals have the same rights as anyone else seeking medical attention.THE RIGHT TO EQUAL RESPECT BY THE MEDICAL COMMUNITYTHE RIGHT TO GIVE INFORMED CONSENT TO TREATMENTTHE REMOVAL OF TRANSSEXUALISM AS A MENTAL DISORDERAs other women before them did, male-to-female (m2f) transsexuals have the right to say “It’s my body, and I have the …

How to Respect a Transsexual Person

The term “transgender” is an umbrella term that includes any and all gender variant people: transsexual people, cross-dressers, drag kings and queens, intersexuals, genderqueers, bigendered people, and many other types. Drag performers and cross-dressers are typically not transsexual people. Please don’t call it cross-dressing if I am wearing clothes that match my gender. Don’t assume …