If there is one bisexual man in your unit his fitting in depends on how open to diversity your unit is. It is NOT based on how hard he tries to fit in. From Army Reserve Quarterly features Army LGBT Conference | Army LGBT Forum, part of the reading I’m doing in preparation to discuss » » » » on to the full article
View Prohibition of Discrimination in Health Insurance based on Gender Identity or Expression 38025 on Flickr.com This weeks photograph was taken in the Mayor Vince Gray’s (@mayorvincegray) ceremonial office, in our nation’s capital (of course) Almost to the year, I wrote this post: When does it get better for trans* people? | Ted Eytan, MD. » » » » on to the full article
Save the Date: : 2nd Annual LGBTI Health Symposium, Southern California Permanente Medical Group As I do from time to time, I’m requesting help for a discussion I’m honored to lead/participate in at the 2nd annual LGBTI (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex) Health Symposium, hosted by the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (and is open » » » » on to the full article
Great post by colleague Dana Beyer, MD (@DanaBeyerMD), and not just because I am quoted
I’m in agreement with her. In practice, I say it is the physician’s role to bring the patient story into every conversation. Our other role is to create an environment where the patient can be heard, and then let them speak for themselves.
On an occasional basis, people ask me how they can be exposed to innovative ideas/thoughts/people. It’s in places where this is happening, often because most people don’t want to be there. That and the world belongs to optimists, pessimists are bystanders :).
I loved seeing Mashable (@Mashable) use a photograph that I took in yesterday’s post “9 Changes to Expect at Midnight on Jan. 1“. My photographs are always creative commons licensed because I think the human spirit is pretty great, and I want to share it with others :). The previous times Mashable has used my photographs » » » » on to the full article
Each individual can make a huge impact just by coming out. – Dana Beyer, MD (@danabeyermd) People have been asking me if they can view the recording of the groundbreaking TEDMED (@TEDMED) Great Challenges hangout “Transgender Health: An Evolution to Understanding”: I of course watched it and had these takeaways: The word “respect” was mentioned » » » » on to the full article
I’ve done more than 10,000 surgeries and they had little emotional impact on me because I was shut down. There’s no emotional attachment. I know I did it; I earned a good living; I remember things people wrote and cakes people made for me, but there’s no attachment. It’s only after I transitioned that everything » » » » on to the full article