I am not invalidating the brutal homophobia that sent people like my ex-husband so deeply into his closet that he had to use me as its door. My justifiable anger should not be confused with homophobia. I have officiated at LGBT weddings, and count LGBT people among my closest colleagues and friends.I am saying that my life was ripped apart by that homophobia too. This shared trauma should make us allies against the injustice of homophobia and its consequences.But often, criticism of behavior like my ex-husband’s (deceiving a straight spouse into marriage) is spun as anti-gay rhetoric. I unequivocally sympathize with the struggles of LGBT men and women, although I don’t know what it is like to question my orientation.But I do know what it is like to have my own sexuality deeply shamed, rejected and damaged.
The Transgender Law Center (TLC), founded in 2002, is a multi-disciplinary social justice organization working to ensure that all Californians are able to fully and freely express our gender identities. December 14, 2006--Trenton, NJ--New Jersey Legislature passes bill that adds civil rights protections for transgender people. December 5, 2006--New York, NY--The New York City Board of Health voted today to reject, in part, a proposal to update New York City’s policy permitting transgender people born in New York City to change the gender on their birth certificates to bring the policy – which has not been updated since 1971 – into line with contemporary medical knowledge and practice.
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NHS doctors have been told not to call pregnant women ‘expectant mothers’ because it might offend transgender people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
The astonishing warning comes in official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association to its 160,000 members, which says mothers-to-be should be referred to as ‘pregnant people’ instead.