I like this one better because it’s a well thought out reminder that understanding gender identity has a solid basis in science, and in 2017, the combined medical and nursing professions agree:
Excluding Transgender Individuals From Facilities Consistent With Their Gender Identity Endangers Their Physical And Mental Health, Safety, And Well-Being.Friend of the court brief for Gavin Grimm, on behalf of organizations representing 350,000 physicians and over 4,000,000 nurses
And, beyond asking to end to end discrimination, do this too
â€œMy job is to restore dignity. Society told them that they were not beautiful, they were not amazing, that they will never make it. A big part of my job is to reassure them that they were lied to. And once Iâ€™m able to do that, I want them to dream.â€
Ruby Corado, United Shades of America, CNN, May, 2017
I and the medical profession will definitely provide this reassurance 🙂 .
Thank you SiliconAlley (@SiliconAlley)
Many of the biggest names in tech industry raised concerns over the weekend regarding a Texas bill that would requireÂ transgender people to use the bathroom allocated for their official sex stated on
(Here’s the photo they actually used)
I actually maintain a collection of photographs of all gender restrooms from around the world here. Feel free to use, with the caveat in the description of the above photo (in a nutshell, any use that is deemed transphobic will have license revoked immediately – it’s my photo 🙂 ).
PS, do not refer to these bills as ‘bathroom bills’
A reminder that this issue is not about bathrooms and these bills should not be called “bathroom bills” – that language is inappropriate. Instead, they should be referred to as bills that deny the right of human beings to exist based on their identity.