I was recently completing forms for a doctors office. While these forms were tedious before I came out, as a trans person, they've become really tricky.
Q: Why is gender reassignment surgery advocated to be “required” for health insurance purposes, but “not required” for legal purposes?
The term I think you mean to use is “Medically Necessary”. Whether a medicine or procedure is medically necessary is a question best left to the patient and their doctors.
Debating my humanity
I am tired. I am tired of my humanity and dignity being debated.
Red pill or Blue pill?
As I make my way through this journey, I'm often surprised to find that while I feel like I have figured so much out about myself, I still have the same questions and doubts as I did when I first started down this path.
Checking in: 6 months
I've been actively writing this blog for around 6 months, and am closing in on the one-year anniversary of my coming-out to myself. I thought this would be a good time to check in and see how things have progressed.
Are you there God? It’s me, Me. (part 3)
"Why did God make me this way?"
We left off here. This is the big one. And here's my answer...
…worth a thousand words.
Over the past year, I've come across a number of images which, for one reason or another, stuck a chord with me, so I collected them. I'm sharing some of them with you.
Coming out (to family and friends)
Really, the only thing happening is one of you is getting to live a more genuine (and hopefully happier) life. Isn't that cause for celebration?
My Network of (medical/mental) Care
The next time you visit a doctor, consider the number of people who, one way or another, become aware of your medical status, either by direct knowledge, or by inference or even happenstance.
Passing lane ahead!
A person successfully and convincingly presenting themselves as a cisgender member of a gender they were not assigned at birth is called "passing". Passing is a complicated and controversial topic, partly because of the issues that it raises for both those who can and cannot pass. It's also a philosophical issue, a safety issue, and a social issue (and a variety of other categories).