VICTORY: Transgender People Can Now Change Their Social Security Record’s Gender Identity -
Today marks an important victory for the transgender community, even though it may appear to be a small paperwork technicality. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it is now much easier for trans people to change their gender identity on their Social Security records. All that will now be required, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality, is for individuals to submit government-issued documentation reflecting a gender change, or a certification from a physician confirming they have undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition.
This is a significant departure from the previous policy, which required documentation of complete sex reassignment surgery. Many trans people never undergo such procedures, either because they are too expensive, because they do not want to lose their procreative ability, or because it simply isn’t an important change for them to make to find authenticity in their identities. The SSA change eliminates this high standard for trans people to obtain the appropriate documentation for the gender that reflects how they live their daily lives.
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from left to right;
I am afraid to hold my boyfriend’s hand.
My friend’s parents sent her away.
I found death threats in my locker.
I submitted to electroshock therapy.
I lost half my friends after coming out.
My grandmother sends me hate mail.
My school won’t let me take my date to prom.
I am not here anymore.
My dad tried to beat it out of me.
No one is proud of me.
Even if you don’t support gay marrige, you have no right to do this to them. It’s cruel. There is NOTHING religious about it.
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[USA]: Know Your Rights: LGBTQ Teens & Young Adults
If you’re young and LGBTQ, this is designed by Lambda Legal to help you know your rights and make sure they’re respected.
Proms, Dances & Dating
Your Speech Rights
- Your Speech Rights at School
- Limitations on Students’ Free Speech
- Private Schools
- Public Address Systems and Posters
- Anti-Gay and Anti-Equality Speech
Safe, Inclusive Schools
- Ways to Raise LGBTQ Awareness at School
- LGBTQ Safety & Awareness at School: A Checklist
- Keeping LGBTQ-Friendly Websites Accessible
The Law & LGBTQ Youth
Beyond Home & School
- What You Should Know If You’re Living in Foster Care, a Group Home or Juvenile Justice
- Working With Homeless LGBTQ Youth
- Info For Congregate Care Providers
- Info For Foster and Adoptive Parents of LGBTQ Youth
- Info for Juvenile Justice Professionals
- Working With Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
For Family & Friends
- Info For Families With an LGBTQ Child
- Basic Facts About Being LGBTQ
- How to Support LGBTQ Youth
- How Family Members Can Help Gay-Straight Alliances
- How to Support Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
- How to Make Your School Safer for LGBTQ Students
- What to Do When Harassment/Discrimination Occurs
- Same-Sex Dates At School Dances
- How Schools Can Support Transgender Students
- How Educators Can Help Gay-Straight Alliances
- How to Make Curricula LGBTQ-Inclusive
- Teacher and Staff Speech Rights
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Lambda Legal is a national American organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
chizpurfles asked: Hi, I'm dating a gay guy who's afraid I won't fully commit to him and might fall for a girl in the future. I've told him several times I can be attracted to both genders but it doesn't mean I can't be monogamous because I am. He's still adamant bisexual people can't simply be in a committed relationship with gay people. How do I explain it to him well? I've emailed him some definitions and two sites I found on tumblr but I just want as many advice as I can. Thank you in advance!
Sedia: honestly, explain to him that he’s simply stereotyping bisexuals and that’s not cool. He needs to give you a chance to prove that stereotype wrong, I think the lgbt community can be really biased towards bisexuals -_-
when people who support ‘gay rights’ say that a girl is faking her bisexuality
when people who support ‘gay rights’ are transphobic as fuck
when people who support ‘gay rights’ don’t believe asexuality exists
LGBTQA isn’t just the G and sometimes the L
(Source: daolian, via steppenwolf24)
It’s not uncommon for people to come out as gay after being in heterosexual relationships. But when the gay/straight binary is so enforced, these storylines become a media trope that disregards bisexuality. Because Drew is now partnered with a man, he must be gay–no one mentions the idea that Drew could be bisexual. When closeted people only have the option of coming out as gay, as opposed to bi or queer, we perpetuate two harmful tropes: that there are only two sexual orientations, and that the gender of your partner determines your sexual identity. — Eradicating biphobia within gay communities and gay media (via cbrachyrhynchos)