Transgender Healthcare is NOT Cosmetic. Employers, it’s time to step up your game.

Go to bat with insurance companies and demand trans-inclusive healthcare. Make clear to these companies that you will no longer pay into their plans if they decline to offer comprehensive coverage for gender-affirming care. Once you’ve developed a fully accessible, comprehensive benefits package for transgender employees, distribute this information company-wide.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Rolande Edwards

What made me feel so safe to explore on Birthright was the absence of negative reactions and the presence of enthusiastic and vocal support and love from the TGNC folx on the trip. It was that love that opened the gates for Rollie to finally start to come out and show herself.

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When You Say that We’re “Asking for Too Much Too Fast”

Increased understanding and acceptance of marginalized folx may begin with the work of activists, but it most certainly ends with the work of allies — in order for transgender acceptance to advance, allies must listen to and learn about the transgender commmunity.

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I Do Not Have To Perform Your Emotional Labor

“People will become educated if they want to be educated. People will become better allies if they want to become better allies. People openly making discriminatory comments or asking me invasive questions are not asking to be educated, nor have they earned my labor.”

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Crazy Little Thing Called “Passing”

“I dream of a world in which ‘passing’ is a dead concept and people everywhere are simply allowed to be and to live and feel amazing and beautiful and wonderful just the way that they are. Unfortunately, achieving that on a global scale is a long fight away. But on a much smaller scale, each of us has some amount of power in empowering and validating all of our trans siblings.”

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Coming Out: The Most Powerful Tool in our Queer Arsenal

“Years of powerful, inspiring, authentic queer people rising up against an oppressive cishetero patriarchy and coming out in spite of overwhelming hatred has brought us here. Let’s do them justice and fight for a better future for the queer folks of tomorrow by continuing to tell our stories.”

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“You Don’t Look Transgender!”

“When other people witness us facing these aggressions in a single fleeting instance, they may interpret our reactions as overreactions. But micro-aggressions rarely occur as isolated incidents. Instead, they occur as frequent and ongoing frustrations and triggers that wear us down over time as we battle to live our everyday lives.”

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10 Things I Love about Being Transgender

“Transgender people have to fight like hell, every single day, simply for the right to exist and to be who we are. And if this doesn’t make transgender people just about the most badass people in the world, I don’t know what does.”

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