Transgender Awareness

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It's Transgender Awareness time. In some locations it's the entire month of November. Some locales are celebrating for a week...generally around November 10-20...ending with Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 and/or Transgender Day of Celebration on November 21.

So I guess it is my job to help make you aware. :-)

I've got some videos from the I Am project and some news bits which I hope fit that agenda.

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The Breakfast Club (Still I Wonder)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover  we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and
weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our
boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late,
it's PhilJD's fault.

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The Breakfast Club (Bang! You're Dead)

 
breakfast beers photo breakfastbeers.jpgMy late Uncle called the History Channel The War Channel because of it's steady drumbeat of World War II
documentaries and other celebrations of armed conflict which, along with
the "Great Man" theory of history, Marx shows us is a mere outgrowth of
underlying economic dynamics. 

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Gender Prison: Aetna eliminates transgender exclusion for federal employees

Last month I reported on the State Department's decision to ask its insurers to remove the transgender exclusion from its insurance plans and its largest insurer, the American Foreign Service Protective Association's decision to honor that request. The exclusion ends in January.

Last week Aetna announced it will follow suit. Aetna will start covering gender reassignment related health care for federal workers in January.

Additionally, Aetna said it will begin rolling out the same coverage in many of its commercial plans over the next couple of years.

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The Breakfast Club (Calm Before the Storm)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover  we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and
weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our
boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late,
it's PhilJD's fault.

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TBC (Ebola Oatmeal for Brains)

I really didn't want to hear another
story about Ebola. It effects my appetite, makes me feverish and gives
me an upset stomach. At last there's some good news. A court in Maine has lifted the quarantine on Kaci Hickox. The Government can't quarantine private citizens if they are not actually contagious. Finally we seem to be basing our decisions on fact not fear and we can focus on West Africa where this is a real crisis. 

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Woman's Day shares story of Christian woman who learned to support trans son

In its October 2014 issue, the magazine Woman's Day strayed outside its usual comfort zone with an article about a Christian mother learning to accept and support her transgender son. In The Son God Gave Me, Gina Kentopp tells Barry Yeoman about her coming to terms with her son's identity and the process of its formation and the changes she had to go through herself.

 

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When my second child, Kyle, was born in 1994, and the nurse told me I had given birth to a daughter, I was thrilled. I already had a son, Alex, and now, I thought, a baby girl. During the first year of Kyle's life, I dressed him in every frilly outfit I could.

I use the pronoun "he" when talking about Kyle, because I now understand that he has always been male—his inner soul, when he was born, didn't match his body.

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