Category Archives: News

Just Published: Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Patient Care

This is a quick post to direct readers to a great new resource that was just published by the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: The Primary Care Protocol … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens – CA Gov Schwarzenegger & AG Brown Filed Motions Yesterday Asking Judge Vaughn to Allow the Resumption of Same-Sex Marriage

There’s a quake in California and it isn’t the kind coming from the ground: Schwarzenegger, Brown File Motions To Resume Gay Marriage A Republican governor files a motion to ask a Republican-appointed judge to make his ruling final regarding the … Continue reading

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Check This Out – The Bilerico Players Present: The Prop 8 Decision Explained

Haha — this video is a hoot. It’s also very informative. Click here: The Bilerico Players Present: The Prop 8 Decision Explained –ATM

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Proposition 8 Struck Down by U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker

Note after posting:  A pending appeal by proponents of Prop 8 will go to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Walker might wait until that appeal has been decided before making his ruling final, which would then … Continue reading

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More About GLAD and the DOMA Decisions From Yesterday: What Do These Decisions Mean? A Link to the Blog of Dr. Jillian Weiss

I made a post yesterday about the New England-based legal rights organization GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) and their recent victories, one in February in a case decided by the U.S. Tax Court, and one yesterday involving a … Continue reading

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Another Victory for GLAD & for All of Us

In February of this year, the U.S. tax court ruled in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue that trans people can claim medical transition expenses as federal tax deductions. Rhiannon O’Donnabhain, a trans woman and the petitioner in the case, … Continue reading

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Surgery no longer a requirement for changing gender on passport

Just wanted to share the great news!  Let’s hear it for the State Dept. and WPATH!  Now transgender people won’t be restricted in their travel, like every other law-abiding, tax-paying citizen!! Surgery no longer a requirement for changing gender on … Continue reading

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