My Thoughts on Emoji Recently Added, v11.0, without #Transvisibility, without full #LGBTQ inclusion

My Thoughts on Emoji Recently Added, v11.0, without #Transvisibility, without full #LGBTQ inclusion

I wrote this probably-cryptic tweet, that I would follow up on in this blog post.

Version 11.0 of Emoji has been released, link below.

Still no inclusion of transgender or intersex symbols, or the transgender pride flag.

We knew these symbols wouldn’t be included this round, because our proposal, submitted in July, 2017, and then re-submitted in December, 2017, was returned with questions, which we’re in the process of answering:

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Thanks for using my photograph in Trump’s New “Treatment Refusal” Rule Puts Discrimination Ahead of Patients’ Health – Scientific American Blog Network

Thanks for using my photograph in Trump's New "Treatment Refusal" Rule Puts Discrimination Ahead of Patients' Health - Scientific American Blog Network

Thanks for using this photograph, taken in 2013, to illustrate this piece written by Harper Jean Tobin, JD, MSSA, Director of Policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality). I’d like to add a few things from my own experience. The medical profession tried this before. It didn’t work, in a devastating way. Having …

Why some people don’t get a thank you for using my photos

Do I really mean thanks when I say thanks? An esteemed colleague of mine asked me recently, “When you say ‘thank you’ via social media to someone using your photos, are you truly thanking them?” The answer is an unequivocal yes! My photographs are Creative Commons Licensed, and meant to be used to promote the …

Review of Apple Watch Nike+, Fitness Tracking, and Heart Rate Variability

Review of Apple Watch Nike+, Fitness Tracking, and Heart Rate Variability

Last year I wrote a review of the Apple Watch Series 1 as a commentary on the transition from one wearable (Google Glass) to another (see: Apple Watch Review, by a former Google Glass Explorer )

That’s all past now; this is a review and thoughts on the new Apple Watch Nike+ (Series 2) and associated ideas on fitness tracking and heart rate variability (HRV).

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A few thoughts about gender equality and respect in the 21st Century

A few thoughts about gender equality and respect in the 21st Century

I recently finished Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In (I know, 3 years behind the rest of society, posting on that later), at the same time I participated in a historic (in my opinion) creation of Workplace Guidelines Pertaining to Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Employees.

I had these thoughts as I was given an opportunity to co-lead (with an excellent leader who happens to be a woman) an introduction to this topic:

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Reading the comments and writing some. Thoughts on ending transphobia

Reading the comments and writing some. Thoughts on ending transphobia

“Never read the comments” is what people say about articles online that cover LGBTQ and specifically transgender issues.

What they mean, often correctly, is that the biased and unloving statements they may see will trigger negative feelings and reminders that we live in a world that is still learning to love better.

We shouldn’t have to see those comments, though, because they shouldn’t be allowed in the first place.

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Just Read: How to Bias and Debias your readers around LGBTQ patients at the same time

Just Read: How to Bias and Debias your readers around LGBTQ patients at the same time

Great and novel study in Jama Dermatology (@JamaDerm) on the association of skin cancer and indoor tanning in sexual minority women and men.

The editorial published along side it is even more important.

I’m bummed out by the image that the journal chose to adorn the web site and email message to advertise it. I was actually taken aback when I saw it in my email box.

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