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A transgendered national healthcare system???? [17 Apr 2007|04:04pm]

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?
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23-7 [15 Apr 2007|07:31pm]

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) [16 Mar 2007|07:52am]

Reposted for Alan at studentloanjustice.org

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  HigherEdRecs@mail.house.gov.

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


More soon,


Alan M. Collinge
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trans books [26 Jan 2007|09:28pm]

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!
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free u pay shipping [16 Dec 2006|05:19am]

women's XL winnie the pooh light weight jacket
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free u pay shipping [16 Dec 2006|05:17am]

have women's size large dress stretchy pretty flowers on it
size 18 slightly faded capris women's
and something else need to check
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mtf free u pay shipping [08 Dec 2006|07:08pm]

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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[24 Nov 2006|09:20am]

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.

maybe x posted
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JOIN!!! [10 Nov 2006|06:46am]

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POST WIDELY [07 Nov 2006|01:46pm]



An open letter to our communities from “Elliott” (a pseudonym), Kate Loewe stopsexualviolence@riseup.net), Kathy Ni Keefe (nikeefe@riseup.net), Samuel Lurie (slurie@gmavt.net), and Eli Clare (eclare@gmavt.net):

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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x-posted a good amount (x-post more and feel free to place on your personal journals)
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[28 Oct 2006|04:53am]

i created a new community called trans_psych for transgendered persons living with emotional and/or mental disorders. if you are TG and have a partner suffering from a disorder like this feel free to post. and if you are someone whose TG partner suffers from a disorder welcome also. or if you are TG with a family member or friend who suffers from a disorder. feel free to post how this has effected your personal life, employment, school, transition or none transition.


disorders would be depression, anxiety, panic, ocd, biploar, post tramatic stress, clinical/manic/major depression, schizophrenia, etc. i just listed popular ones.

x posted
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[20 Oct 2006|12:33am]

(Please let me know if this post is offensive or not allowed and I’ll delete it promptly.)

Hi everyone,

(For anyone who doesn’t know me, I’m an almost 17 year old out lesbian high school student from Sydney, Australia.)Well, this year I’m in my final year of school in Australia and I’m doing my Higher School Certificate (that’s, um, like the equivalent of the final college exams for you Americans and Brits) and one of my courses is 2 Unit Drama. For this I have to present a 6 – 8 minute Individual Performance and I wish to write a piece based on the life of a pre-op transgendered person (at the moment I’m thinking FtM but that may change) to try and challenge myself and raise awareness and acceptance. For this reason I’m asking anyone who is willing to talk to me about their experiences as a transgendered person (FtM, MtF, post-op, pre-op – it doesn’t matter, any help would be invaluable to me) to help me compose my piece. You can email me at silver_qwerty@hotmail.com. Also, any transgendered people in the Sydney, Australia region who are willing to meet up with me, especially FtM, would be absolutely fantastic. Thanks so much guys.

Love Liv xxx

X-posted to other GLBTQ communities across LiveJournal.
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[01 Aug 2006|05:04pm]

I have a question. I want to raise money for my transition, but I technically can't work, so I figured I would start in the work study program. Is it possible to do without the government (i.e. WIC/TANF/other), taking benefits at home?

I'm sorry if that doesn't make much sense.
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questions [27 Jul 2006|07:47pm]
My name's Mike and I'm pre-everything. I'm 18 and out to 98% of my friends who are pretty cool about me being transgendered although they still call me by my birth name for the most part. I used to rarely bind, but am begining to do it more often, hopefully daily althought its with ACE bandages. I do not pack, use a STP device, or go into the male restrooms. My father knows, but completly ignores the fact and the rest of my family has no idea.

Here's my questions:

I'm a senior in high school, and in JROTC (I love the program and Idk if me being out would create an issue). Would it be a good move to come out to the highschool so I could graduate under my prefered name? I'm worried about the Staff and Administration reaction, not as much the students.

Also, what can I start under the radar living in my house without my parents knowing this year to get a jump on transistioning??

Does anyone know of some good colleges in TX that are friendly with Transistioning??

Anything else that you all know that could help me out???
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[26 Jul 2006|10:43pm]

Okay, I've explained my situation many times before here, so now I pose a question. I hope to be starting on hormones sometime within this school year but I have no real way to pay for it. Now, getting a job is probably out of the question due to my courses (I'm not sure, I haven't set up my classes just yet) and I don't think I could pull off studying and working all at once.

Any suggestions? I really need to find an alternate method of paying for hormones.
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[02 Jun 2006|05:01am]

Hi. I'm Toby. New trans. Totally broke student. Does anyone have the directions for making your own harness?
Not like I have any money but I have no dick. And feel like I keep having lesbian sex without one. What's the cheapest realistic dick? (I don't think that's something you can make).
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[25 May 2006|06:10pm]

hey guys i made a resource LJ community here.


i am not the greatest moderator. but join if u want to. i have listed some resources in one entry. i would like guys to list GLBT centers that work in sliding scale fees, trans friendly clinics and sliding scale therapists. keep in mind a lot of guys have to pay out of pocket (alot do not have insurance) so if they can save some money great. also wanted trans friendly legal services (sliding scale would be great). the cheapest, and nicest bang for your buck hotels to stay in where the biggest surgeons are. cheapest pharmacies to fill prescriptions and needles. (reminds me i forgot to mention stroheckers and cottonneedles mention that if u want). need trans friendly services for extreme poor and homeless. like shelters, foodbanks, clothing closests. (not just any kind, trans friendly specific). someone mentioned they have services in tucson like this. this is good for guys in bad situations that need to get out ASAP. if u think of something else, list them please. thanks.
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[17 May 2006|11:24pm]

sorry, needed to promote. let me know if you dont like this here.
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life. [17 May 2006|09:34pm]

[ mood | frustrated ]

kinda sorta x-posted

I am so getting worse and worse. I so need to do something about my body, else I am going to freak out here too soon. I am even on anti depressants and still depressed about my lack of movement transition wise.

I need either chest surgery or T.

I want surgery but doubt I will ever raise/save that much money. as for T, i started looking up on the net how much it would cost like that... OMG, I cant even afford that, I dont know what to do.

I just, I cant go more than an hour without thinking about my horrible situation. I hate not being me on the outside along with the inside. I look in the mirror and see someone else. that isnt me. I have had the urge to punch the person in the mirror for looking back at me.... daring me to try to do something about them...

I do not have more than like 10 dollars to spare, and even that I would have to plan ahead about a month.

I think part of it is, I have started to attend a local church.. and I pass well enough that they all know me as jesse the guy. even the pastor didnt think twice about it... but I look at myself, and I have to ask how the hell do they think that? I love going to that church now, because I can talk about my daughter and wife, and not have to worry about pronouns.. but, in the back of my mind I am like, wait a moment, your in church, talking about your wife, when your the one that was the birth parent....

I just, I feel like paceing around, I cant sit still, I cant think of anything but this... I mean, I am ready to have my phone cut off (and thus my net access) to attempt to buy T online...

before I had my baby girl (I had her via c-section march 3rd) I could thrust these thoughts to the back of my mind, ignore them, disassociate my self from my body... but now, I cant anymore.

Life is too real now to slip into that zone in my head, that other life...

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[14 May 2006|06:35am]

i did take one trans survey a long time ago and they sent me a money order for 15 bucks for taking it. does anyone know any other surveys like this?
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