A new policy bulletin by the state’s top regulatory agency for health insurance guarantees that trans Coloradans with health insurance equal treatment under their plans, guaranteeing access to dozens of services and procedures that were previously in doubt.
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Just like the LGB community, the T community is not a monolith. And even the most progressive politicians could hesitate to court a ‘trans voting bloc’ that might or might not exist.
Brianna Matthews’ pre or post-operative status as a transwoman was never a consideration. She is a woman, period. She is one of the people in my life who truly helped me understand how someone could actually be born in a body that is not congruous with the person inside and the courage it takes to create that congruity.
Michael Carr, Jen Schumacher, George Gramer and ‘Shanida Lawya” weigh in on this week’s question.
Jace Woodrum, Phil Nash, Karl Wesley and George Gramer weigh in on this week’s question.
Her jokes are timely and universally relatable. Laughs are often sparse through the first minute of her set, many suburban straights writing her off initially, assuming there’s no common ground for a joke to take root. But in no time she’s won them over, succeeding in a double duty of cracking up an audience (a task in itself) and perhaps educating some patrons who’ve only heard about transgender people through Focus On The Family pamphlets.
I urge all of us in the LGBT and allied community to take a stand for the under-represented and under-served.
It survived court challenges and a close election; how President Obama’s defining achievement, The Affordable Care Act, will impact LGBT health care.
In the 1950s it may have been plausible that people could rate themselves on a 1-6 of ‘purely heterosexual’ to ‘purely homosexual,’ but this is 2013.
We have community leaders, thought leaders and folks on the street telling us how they plan to make 2013 their best year yet. We asked: What’s your New Year’s resolution, and what resolution should the LGBT community have as a whole?