Photo Friday: All Genders (will now) matter in health care. tx @HHSOCR

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With Tessa Scheller and Nico Quintana (@BasicRights), Portland, OR USA (View on

This week’s photograph(s) are from two places, Portland, OR (I know, breaking the rule of DC-only photos), and Washington, DC.

The Portland photo is with Tessa Scheller and Nico Quintana (@basicrights), who I got to meet for the first time (Tessa) and reconnect with Nico (see: Photo Friday: Nico Quintana , his story ).

The Washington, DC photo is from the first-ever trans rights and solidarity march, earlier this summer, of JaeLee Waldschmidt, who co-led Washington, DC’s Capital TransPride (in which Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic (@KPMidAtlantic) was a platinum sponsor).

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Trans Solidarity Rally and March 55401 (View on

The reason for the title of the post is because of the just-released proposed rule under section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the US Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (@HHSOCR), which has the intent to ban discrimination in health insurance and care based on gender identity once and for all, in most places in health care and health insurance.

I collected some links about the proposed rule here, and will post about it separately.

In the meantime, here are the other photos from the rally and march. It’s good to know that as always, love wins, 100% of the time 🙂 .


Ted Eytan, MD