I may not have an M on my birth certificate.
I may not have a bulge in my pants.
I may not have muscles.
I may not be very tall.
I may not have a very deep voice.
I may not have a flat chest.
I may not have facial hair.
I may not have a very masculine face.
I may not like sports.
I may not find obnoxious things funny.
But I am a male and that’s all that should matter. Don’t let society define who you know you are.
I proposed to my girlfriend of 2.5 years this weekend and she said yes!!!
I am so glad that I have this wonderful, beautiful, supportive, and Godly woman in my life and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her. I get to be a husband and someday a father and I never thought that that would be possible. God has truly blessed me and our relationship and I am so happy that she has stuck with me through my transition.
I CANNOT WAIT TO BE MARRIED TO THIS GIRL!
A big announcement from Chelsea and I at the end of my two months on T video! Lots have happened and changed in this past month.
The World Is Not Over
Lawmakers in Arizona are still pressing for a law that protects any business requiring trans customers to use a bathroom corresponding with the sex they were assigned at birth. And that gave Allyson Robinson an idea. She is the trans woman who taking on the military as executive director for OutServe-SLDN. While passing through Phoenix, she used a women’s restroom and left behind a message to Arizonans. See a photo she shared of the image above. It’s attached to a bathroom stall.
Transgender women were 49 times more likely to have HIV compared to a reference population, according to a new study on transgender women and HIV. Led by Dr. Stefan Baral, director of the key populations programs in the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins School of Public Heal…… more at Shocking Study Shows Trans Women 49 Times More Likely To Have HIV
Thanks! I will definitely give his office a call. Hope he works with AZ/out of state insurances. Appreciate the heads up.
Called my insurance today because I was curious to see if they cover mastectomies (top surgery) or hysterectomies or not. Apparently it can be covered 100% with prior authorization from my physician. Now to see if any surgeons are willing to work with my insurance!
I feel like this sounds way too good to be true. I’m sure there’s some sort of snag or a thousand hoops to jump through. But hell… They’ve covered everything with my transition so far!
Transgender Law Center is dismayed that Arizona Superior Court Judge Douglas Gerlach has ruled that Thomas Beatie’s marriage to his wife was invalid because of Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage. Beatie has lived as a man for the past 15 years. Before he and his wife married in 2003, Beatie underwent significant medical treatment to transition from female to male, including surgery and hormone treatment, and properly changed the gender marker on his birth certificate to male.
The judge, however, ruled that Beatie was legally female because he had not been sterilized and had given birth to the couple’s children. This unnecessarily narrow reading of the Arizona gender-change law would actually make the statute unconstitutional, by restricting the right to have one’s gender legally recognized to those transgender people who give up their fundamental constitutional right to have children. The decision is out of step with contemporary medical knowledge and practice, as well as the strong trend in state and federal policies that permit transgender people to change their sex legally without undergoing sterilization.
So apparently to be legal we must be made ‘sterile’.
API Equality LA is putting on what looks to be a really exciting workshop for and about the API Trans experience!
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, this certainly seems like something to RSVP to!
I’ll be in CA that weekend but do I go to this or go to Disneyland??? AHHHH!!!
The “bathroom bill” isn’t the only Arizona law that may cause issues for trans people. Arizona’s laws and policies are a reminder of the problems trans people can face nationwide…. more at 5 Legal Obstacles Trans People In Arizona Face
Thanks for your comments, Mare! You’re so sweet and coming out at work wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. Everyone has been so inclusive, friendly, and wonderful! I truly feel like I have been welcomed and accepted here at the office. I’m glad that our posts and updates have been helpful and something you enjoy seeing.