A transgendered national healthcare system????

Hillary is the democrat frontrunner for president in '08. And she says that national healthcare for all in the US is one of her priorities.

I wonder, will it apply to transgender counseling, hormone therapy, ftm and mtf surgery?

Most polls show that a majority of US citizens want to see a universal healthcare system in the US now. But will the trans community be used as a "wedge issue" in Washington when legislation is passed?

Will we be covered by the new system? Or left on the outside looking in, just like we are today with private healthcare insurance policies?


I read a post recently where someone said they were going to stop being trans 24-7 because it was just too damn hard.

And I completely understand.

24-7 just sets people up for failure. End of story.

I have been following a 23-7 philosophy, and it seems to work.

If you have to dress up as your biological gender every once and while to TCB (take care of business) wtf?

No big deal.

This black and white stuff of being a boy or girl 24-7 is insane.

Make the system work synergistically for yourself.

And if that means I have to occasional revert back to my male gender role to deal with the government, or whatever, so be it.

And for t people on a budget, this is the only way you are going to get things done.
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House asking for input on HEA (Student Loan debacle)

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Hey Everyone,

The House is soliciting input for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act from stakeholders.  This is the best vehicle for us.  I guarantee that they will read this.  We are the most critically affected stakeholders.

My guess is that they won't get more than a couple of thousand responses.  We can double that.  Obviously, say whatever you want, but don't forget to put our agenda in the text somewhere:

1. Pass legislation which allows borrowers who have been in default for 5 years or more to repay only what they originally borrowed, plus a reasonable amount of interest OR repay the amount that the federal government paid for the guarantee on the loan(s).

2. Pass legislation that gives borrowers the right to refinance their debt after consolidation.

3. Suspension of disability of Social Security and Disability garnishment activities.

4. Pass legislation that bans "school as lender" programs, or other programs where the universities steer students to certain lenders due to financial incentives.

5. Support other legislation that returns standard consumer protections to student loans.

6. Increase federal grants for education, and expand tax benefits for repayment.


Send your email to

You can see the letter they sent out at the link below.

More soon,


Alan M. Collinge
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trans books

does anyone have any books about trans stuff suitable for my mom to read, so she can better understand why it's so important for me to transition? i'm totally willing to pay shipping but i can't afford to buy anything new, and none of the used stores in my city have anything helpful. also, i live in austin if anyone around here has one... i'll come pick it up. thanks!

mtf free u pay shipping

women's 26/28 light weight black blazer by venezia (lane bryant}. GC. i am giving it away so long as someone can pay 6 bucks shipping price. if there's any left over, i'll throw it in the package. i posted it genderswapshop but no one ever looks in there.

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so i am dirt poor and unemployed. and i wanted to make some homemade xmas gifts for my trans friends. but all i keep seeing is stuff like bath salts, candy in mugs, and chocolate spoons. something that doesn't sound like my ftm buddies. i wanted to do something more trans specific homemade gifts. (because we are all in a ftm social group together also}. i thought about framing a really great ftm poem but all the ones i have seen are not my taste.

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An open letter to our communities from “Elliott” (a pseudonym), Kate Loewe, Kathy Ni Keefe (, Samuel Lurie (, and Eli Clare (

We are writing to let our communities know about a recent hate crime that occurred in New Mexico. We are writing to break silence, to create resistance to violence and space for healing, and to build support for the survivor. We are writing in hopes that we can take care of each other, undercut the community-wide fear that comes with hate violence, and work toward justice.

Please note that what follows contains some graphic details, which could be triggering. Also, the survivor is a parent of two children, and this information MUST NOT reach them.

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