Results tagged “GENDER” from Last Word

“Medicare’s categorical exclusion of this care lacks any scientific basis. Study after study has shown that these surgeries are the only effective treatment for many patients suffering from severe gender dysphoria.”  Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), as quoted in a release today announcing that his group, along with the American Civil Liberties Union ... [Read]

"[I]t's called a women's act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that -- how is that a woman?" -- Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) airs his complaints about the expansion of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to included protections for transgender people. (Think Progress) Follow @metroweekly Join our mailing ... [Read]