The photograph was taken a year ago in downtown Washington, DC, at a gathering for people working to #ProtectTransWomen, who we now know are the almost exclusive targets of violence compared to their transgender man peers (see: Just Read: Transgender Women of Color are Murdered Much More Often – American Journal of Public Health.
It’s worth noting that at the same time my photographs are being used (over 99.9% of the time) to help the world, there’s still the occasion when a publication uses one of my photos for the opposite. That happened this week. In those cases, I terminate their license to use. And so interestingly, they remove the photos, politely, and without incident. It’s like they know what respect is, which is another sign that the world is learning to ❤️ better.
To provide transgender patients with safe and effective care, clinicians should avoid making assumptions and practice patient-centered care.