Here are 10 of my favorite recent tweets about issues affecting the transgender community. If you have any to share, please leave a message in the comments. Follow me at @sandramcdonald if you’d like to see more.
Women’s colleges should reinvent themselves as havens for trans women. http://t.co/nQHH88bEJq
New York State Is Pushing Back On Health Care Discrimination Against #Transgender People http://t.co/Oda8xyf1dO #lgbt
For #BoldandBeautiful fans asking “Why we have to pay attention to this #transgender topic,” here’s why: http://t.co/qLRFilltoQ
Increasingly Visible, #Transgender Americans Defy Stereotypes” Short US history. http://t.co/9wpcf0SKk0
Important new study: Supportive families and schools critical in protecting #transgender youth #health http://t.co/MkT0My0qKK
10 Prominent Millennials Making A Difference In The #Transgender Community http://t.co/LnQT8BjhUr
19% of #transgender women globally live w/ #HIV. We must do better on #LGBTI rights – http://t.co/79riMym1Vo
Some fascinating advice in the Managing #Transgender Soldiers brief at the #Army #LGBT Conference. pic.twitter.com/kRj6lDRHO7
The Girl Scouts of America announce they will accept #transgender kids http://t.co/eJ36iZDW9C
7 things to know about #LGBT movement’s next frontier http://t.co/S6VMv47fxq
Delaying the onset of puberty in transgender kids is an important element in their physical and mental health. Imagine knowing you’re a girl but having male parts that embarrass you; imagine knowing you’re male but starting to grow breasts. This article talks about how doctors are able to help with hormone blockers.
Avery Jackson, seven years old, always knew inside that she was a girl. Here’s her story, along with a powerful video that’s a reminder to everyone about the power of perceptions and acceptance. Love the line about “transgender pox.”
Transgender kids I love
Excellent piece about two transgender kids and the problems they face. Here’s a New Year’s toast to their courage and determination, and the support of their families and friends.
An interesting aspect of being transgendered that I don’t usually think about: parenthood.
Maria Popovoa writes about author Jennifer Finney Boylan in Love Over Biology
Thank you to Brain Pickings, Maria’s awesome newsletter, for the link.
A twenty year veteran of the SEALs recently came out to the world as a woman. Congratulations to Kristin Beck on her courage and accomplishments!
From the great folks at the Lambda Literary Review, a new interview with Topside Press and transgender narratives – lots of great ideas, and I went ahead and bought The Collection because it sounds very intriguing.
Lambda Literary Review