Air Force takes steps to change conditions for transgender service members

U. S. Air Force

On Thursday of last week, the U.S. Air Force announce a change in its policy for transgender service members – to be removed from service, a decision must be made at a higher level of authority than previously, and gender dysphoria is no longer an immediate grounds for being removed…

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Barbara Solomon, MA, CCC-SLP – Voice Therapy

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Barbara Solomon, MA, CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist Purdue University Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Lyles-Porter Hall 715 Clinic Drive West Lafayette, IN 47907 Phone: 765-494-3820 Familiar with WPATH SOC v.7?: Yes Experience working with trans* identified persons?: I have been practicing for over 35 years in the area of voice disorders.…

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Blogs on Trans Guys/Transmasculine Parenting

From The Art of Transliness: Blogs on Trans Guys/transmasculine Parenting Daddyhood Transcribed– A man of transsexual experience talks about the process of conceiving twins with his wife via artificial insemination with donor sperm.  Visibly Transparent– A trans, queer parent talks about raising a small person First Time, Second Time– “Thoughts…

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Federal Jobs Programs have new guidelines to protect LGBT people

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From the National Center for Transgender Equality: Jobs Programs Across the Country Get Guidance on LGBT Protections The Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration issued a Training and Employment Guidance Letter last week to ensure that LGBT workers and students have equal access to the wide range of…

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Feds To Lift Ban On Federal Employee Insurance Coverage Of Sex-Reassignment Surgery

From BuzzFeed: Feds To Lift Ban On Federal Employee Insurance Coverage Of Sex-Reassignment Surgery WASHINGTON — The federal government is telling insurers Friday that they can now provide transgender people with coverage for transition-related care — including sex-reassignment surgery — in federal employee health care plans, BuzzFeed has learned. Two…

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For Trans People Like Sam, Transitioning Can Be A Long, Uncertain Wait

Via Huffington Post Canada: For Trans People Like Sam, Transitioning Can Be A Long, Uncertain Wait Sam MacCulloch thought the hardest part about being transgender would be accepting the fact, or coming out to his friends and family. But the lengthy transition process he’s had to endure has proved even…

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Gender Confirming Surgeries for Trans Men

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Listed are some of the surgeries that may be medically necessary or desired for trans men and gender-diverse people assigned female at birth, and the medical codes that are used for billing surgeries. Insurance companies often need to know these medical codes to ensure that they cover these healthcare options, so in planning your own healthcare needs, this may be a handy resource.

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Gender Confirming Surgeries for Trans Women

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Listed are some of the surgeries that may be medically necessary or desired for trans women and gender-diverse people assigned male at birth, and the medical codes that are used for billing surgeries. Insurance companies often need to know these medical codes to ensure that they cover these healthcare options, so in planning your own healthcare needs, this may be a handy resource.

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Indiana Medicaid and Transgender Healthcare

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We had a number of folks contact us about Indiana Medicaid. Among the things that trans Hoosiers were reporting to us was that they were not getting consistent information from Indiana Medicaid about whether their transition-related health care is covered under their health plans. They were being told: That hormone…

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Indy Pride: History Night – Being Transgender in Indiana

On Wednesday June 10th, Indy Pride presented “Living History: Living Proof. Living Truth. (Being Transgender in Indiana)” for the first-ever Circle City IN Pride History Night. Focusing on the transgender community, History Night at Indy Reads Books featured conversations and readings from C. Michael Woodward, prominent lecturer and author; Marissa…

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Jeanne Harber-Porter, MSW, LCSW, ACSW – Fort Wayne

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map of all Therapists & Counselors Jeanne Harber-Porter Consulting & Counseling Associates 4214 Hobson Court Fort Wayne, IN 46815 Phone: (260) 486-5251 Website: http://www.ccagroup.org/ email: jporter@cca.org Transition-Related Services: Counseling, Letters for Transition-Related Care Other Care Services: Psychological Care Payment: Accepts some forms of insurance – visit website for details. Familiar…

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Julie Powers Design – Makeup Tutorials, Wardrobe Design

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Julie Powers Design Website: http://julieapowers.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jpowersdesign Email: julie@julieapowers.com Professional makeovers and makeup instruction for trans-feminine folks, by individual request or group instruction. “I’m available for individual consultation for makeup (& wardrobe); that I will work one on one with people to assist with their personal goals. Cost will be…

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Loveridge, Dr. Benjamin – MD – New Castle

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Dr. Benjamin Loveridge, MD Email: DrLoveridge@kanepsychological.com Website: http://www.kanepsychological.com Address: 2020 S. Memorial Dr., Suite I New Castle, IN 47362 Clinic or Practice: Kane Loveridge Psychological Services LLC Phone: 765-465-3387 Dr. Benjamin Loveridge prescribes Hormone Replacement Therapy for trans clients. Familiar with WPATH SOC v.7?: Yes Provides Referral Letters for Gender…

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New OSHA Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Employees

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From National Center for Transgender Equality: New OSHA Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Employees ​The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced new guidelines today to ensure that all employees have access to restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. OSHA’s “Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers” follows…

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North United Methodist Church – Indianapolis

North United Methodist Church

North United Methodist Church 3808 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 924-2612 website: http://www.northchurchindy.com/ Worship Times: Sunday 8:30 am & 11 am North United Methodist Church is an open, inclusive, and welcoming church. We affirm that through God’s redeeming love, all are one in Christ. YOU are welcome at…

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Sara Sage, MS, LMHC – Elkhart

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Sara Sage, MS, LMHC Sage Counseling LLC 1715 E. Bristol St. Elkhart, IN 46514 574-214-4912 Psychology Today Profile Familiar with WPATH Standards of Care v.7: yes Writes referral letters for Hormone Therapy: yes Writes referral letters for Gender Confirming Surgeries: yes “I have been a member of ALGBTIC, the Association…

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Study: Trans students have caused 0 incidents in bathrooms nationwide

Schools with protections for Trans Students

From Media Matters: 17 School Districts Debunk Right-Wing Lies About Protections For Transgender Students Several States Have Adopted Non-Discrimination Laws To Protect Transgender Students. States across the country have adopted laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools. [National Center for Transgender…

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The Voice Clinic of Indiana – Carmel

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The Voice Clinic of Indiana 1185 West Carmel Drive, Suite D-1A Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: (317) 450-4180 Fax: (317) 324-3950 Website: www.voiceindy.com “Helping transgender patients is something we are passionate about and have created a clinical program for. We are the only voice-specific practice in Indiana, and we offer therapeutic…

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Trans Pioneer: Marsha P. Johnson

Trans Pioneer Marsha P. Johnson

Pay It No Mind – The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson. Thanks to the wisdom of Jimmy Camicia, Richard Morrison, and Larry Mitchell who helped make this documentary possible. Marsha P. Johnson Pronouns: She/her June 27, 1944 – July 6, 1992 This pioneer was a notable transgender rights…

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University of Louisville’s pilot training program for trans healthcare

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USA Today: National pilot program to train doctors in transgender health LOUISVILLE – As Caitlyn Jenner’s transition to a woman brings transgender issues to the public forefront, a national pilot program is launching here to address this population’s private struggles in the medical world. Beginning in August, the University of…

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Wallace, Dr. Christi – MD – Fort Wayne / South Whitley

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Dr. Christi Wallace, MD – Fort Wayne Parkview Health – Doctor Bio Page 4665 State Road 5 South Whitley, IN 46787 (260) 248-9980 Specialty: PPG – Family Medicine Trans-related services: Hormone Replacement Therapy for adults, Puberty blockers for trans youth Letters of referral: For change of name, transition-related surgeries This…

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When Do Kids Know They’re Transgender? Younger Than You’d Think

From kuow.org: When Do Kids Know They’re Transgender? Younger Than You’d Think When Kristina Olson, a psychology professor at the University of Washington, started looking into research on transgender children, she was surprised. It was thin at best. Data from decades ago said that 80 percent of transgender kids revert…

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YouTube: “Finding Your Female Voice” Vocal Feminization – Vocal Cords

Voice Therapy

Additional Resources: Voice and Communication Therapy for Clients Who Are Transgender/Transsexual The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Wikipedia: Voice therapy…

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