Great job TYFA

Great  job TYFA

An unnecessary barrier to transition.

The gatekeepers are relaxing their standards and have opened the door for exceptions, in an 8 year old guideline:

The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association’s Standards Of Care For Gender Identity Disorders, Sixth Version

February, 2001

of section VII:

VII. Requirements for Hormone Therapy for Adults

Reasons for Hormone Therapy. Cross-sex hormonal treatments play an important role in the anatomical and psychological gender transition process for properly selected adults with gender dentity disorders. Hormones are often medically necessary for successful living in the new gender. They improve the quality of life and limit psychiatric co-morbidity, which often accompanies lack of treatment. When physicians administer androgens to biologic females and estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone-blocking agents to biologic males, patients feel and appear more like members of their preferred gender.

Eligibility Criteria. The administration of hormones is not to be lightly undertaken because of their medical and social risks. Three criteria exist.

1. Age 18 years;

2. Demonstrable knowledge of what hormones medically can and cannot do and their social benefits and risks;

3. Either:

a. A documented real-life experience of at least three months prior to the administration

of hormones; or

b. A period of psychotherapy of a duration specified by the mental health professional after the initial evaluation (usually a minimum of three months)….

At the conclusion is this paragraph:

“……In selected circumstances, it can be acceptable to provide hormones to patients who have not fulfilled criterion 3 – for example, to facilitate the provision of monitored therapy using hormones of known quality, as an alternative to black-market or unsupervised hormone use.”

It shows admittance that the rigid standards  imposed can cause harm, and that exceptions can be made in circumstances that not doing so may cause more harm than what the guidelines are purportedly meant to prevent.

Can the disposition of this particular argument be used to break down age, and other barriers?

Might it even pull the pins out from underneath what is a barrier to many transgenders, and their custodians who do not have the financial,  professional, or legal resources to navigate ?

I’m not a professional but this looks like an exploitable weakness for some resourceful knowledgeable person, or persons barred by a directive that dose not trust their judgment.

If you have any questions or comments about HBS or WPATH contact:

Dr. Bean Robinson, PhD (USA)

Executive Director

Or:

Jeffrey Whitman (USA)

Executive Administrator

Email: wpath@wpath.org

1300 South Second Street, Suite 180

Minneapolis, MN 55454

found at their page:

http://www.wpath.org/

I do need to read the whole thing in earnest, and study it more carefully, but my current feelings of frustration have me fixated on this specific portion.

I do not believe anyone would approach the subject of transgenderism for them selves, or a loved one with such disregard that a set of guidelines, be set in place of an informed individual’s judgment.

“Strength and Happiness”

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Same sex marriage-I was polled today

I was polled today there were 3 choices

  • same sex marriage
  • civil unions
  • traditional marriage only

This is what I said about that:

Marriage is a civil contract between two people issued and recognized by the state designating certain legal privileges, protections, and responsibilities.

Most people have no idea how not being able to legally marry negatively impacts the lives of same sex couples every day in their professional, legal, and personal lives.

I consider the denial of marriage to same sex couples as economic, and social violence.

Anyone examining the finer points of civil, and criminal law will find that many are only applicable to couples who are “legally married”, this may for instance end a wrongful death lawsuit before it begins, leaving one partner without the support, or income of the other for themselves, or their children, with no way to recover their loss.

Your rights end at the tip of your nose, regulating another persons fair access to a state institution they paid for, based on your particular beliefs has no place in civilized society.

If it’s traditional marriage you want, who’s traditional marriage is it going to be?

“Strength and Happiness”

A call to action-ENDA is on again

ENDA is on again.

Americans if you want this contact your, senators, congressmen, and president.

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
After reading this story:

Two Ga. congressmen co-sponsor ENDA
Lewis and Johnson only two supporters from Georgia

HOME > NEWS > NATIONAL NEWS

Jul 03, 2009 | By: LOU CHIBBARO JR. | COMMENTS | [Bookmark and Share] |

U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, both Democrats from the Atlanta area, are the only two Congress members from Georgia to sign on as co-sponsors to an employment non-discrimination bill that includes protections for gay and transgender people.

Gay U.S. Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) teamed up with eight other House members June 24 to reintroduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, known as ENDA.

The bill was dropped into the legislative hopper with at least 118 co-sponsors, with more expected to sign on shortly, Frank said at a news conference on Capitol Hill.

“We can now take for granted that there will be a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, almost certainly this calendar year, on a fully inclusive ENDA,” Frank said.

A companion bill has yet to be introduced in the Senate, but Hill observers have said a Senate version would be introduced shortly.

No Republican House members attended the news conference. A list of the initial group of 118 co-sponsors shows that only six GOP House members have signed on to the bill so far. They include Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Michael Castle (R-Del.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), Todd Platts (R-Pa.) and Judy Biggert (R-Ill.).

Ros-Lehtinen, Castle, Kirk, Platts and Lance signed on as lead sponsors, along with Democratic House members Frank, Baldwin, Polis, John Conyers (D-Mich.), Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) and George Miller (D-Calif.)

http://www.sovo.com/2009/7-3/news/national/10312.cfm

I announced it’s reemergence, and encouraged voter support.

But just to make sure we’re properly represented.

This organization occupies the largest niche in the LGBT advocacy industry, and since they claim to represent the transgendered when raising money, they need to follow through, or they can only claim they advocate for the LGB but not the T community.

Human Rights Campaign
1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-3278

Phone

HRC Front Desk: (202) 628-4160

TTY: (202) 216-1572
Toll-Free: (800) 777-4723

http://www.hrc.org/12022.htm

“If there going to use me to raise money, they should follow through, and represent me against the economic violence I face.”

Ghanima Corrino

“Strength and Happiness”

the first link to this post was made at :

Laura’s Playground

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Adult harassment of transchild by proxy

There is an emerging story about a ruling in Maine over the use of the girl’s rest room by a transgirl that completely misses an important point.

Here is that story: Continue reading ‘Adult harassment of transchild by proxy’

Incident at new gay bar in Texas.

An incident occurred on Saturday night:

Two TABC officers and six Fort Worth police officers went into the newly-opened gay bar to observe how the facility was serving alcohol. It was one of three scheduled checks conducted Saturday night and early Sunday morning by the Fort Worth Police Department and TABC.

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090628_mo_raid.179e4762.htmlMan hospitalized after inspection of gay bar - Latest News - WFAA.com_1246300733142

my brief comment to Ethan St.Pierre was:

omg we are poised to make great progress, this open naked attack is the backlash, this is a clear message to us, this is TERRORISM plain, and simple. and don’t forget social, economic, and physical violence are the same, and they are implemented towards the same, end our elimination by intimidation, or death. I had planned today to express myself at my place of vocation I’m not deterred. WordPress just went down. don’t panic.

Word press was down for a while, I wanted to respond to this immediately and nothing loaded, I suppose everyone else did too.

please to the LGBT community:

there is some internal bickering between some of the different classes of LGBT.

please stop and address our real problem we need everyone to cooperate, internal fighting is a luxury we do not have.

If the LGBT community were to falter it would have come from within.

WE NEED UNITY NOW.

“Strength and Happiness”

Support your younger brothers and sisters

Support your younger brothers and sisters goto this sight and see what’s being done for trans youth :

http://www.imatyfa.org/tyfa-logo-smhdr3

and after you see what’s being done for the youngsters you might want to donate to them, or visit :

http://www.cafepress.com/imatyfa

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and buy something.

they have a cute teddy bear that would look lovely on your bed, or in your child’s arms.

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