The Greatest Generation Walk and #TransVisibility, San Diego, CA USA

The Greatest Generation Walk and #TransVisibility, San Diego, CA USA

While here for a continuing medical education course (more on that later), I happened upon this community honorarium / art installation at the Port of San Diego (@portofsandiego). When I learned that my community colleague Connie Rice has served on the USS Midway, I realized that the people depicted in the sculptures exist across the …

Photos: Protest Trans Military Ban, Washington, DC USA

Photos: Protest Trans Military Ban, Washington, DC USA

As I have posted here previously, the combined nursing and medical professions have decidedly spoken against the denial of care or public accommodation to people who are transgender. My generation of physicians came to health care during one of the most (if not the most) significant ethical crisis in our profession’s history. It’s why we …

Transgender Pride Flag Emoji Submission for inclusion in the Unicode Standard for 2018

Transgender Pride Flag Emoji Submission for inclusion in the Unicode Standard for 2018

Updates Update 4: August 8, 2017 Not approved at this time, appears to be grouped in with other flag proposals for consideration in October. We shall see whether there is progress after #UTC153 (October 23-27). https://t.co/vHTjBs7rNl pic.twitter.com/kJkDfCVf2X — Emoji Information ℹ️ (@Informoji) August 8, 2017 Recommendations as of August 8, 2017 (via @Unicode) Primer on …

Finding LGBTQ Material at the @NMAAHC – a helpful twitter dialogue

Finding LGBTQ Material at the @NMAAHC - a helpful twitter dialogue

One of the many reasons I love social media. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC) responded to my blog post (Being #TransVisible at the National Museum of African American History and Culture) via Twitter and provided helpful information for my next visit. And there will be one (when I am able …

Being #TransVisible at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Being #TransVisible at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The information desk could not direct us to any displays featuring transgender people. The bathrooms are gendered. When I asked a staff person where the LGBT section was, she said “What does LGBT stand for?” I know that’s not the intent of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC) based on the …

How an iMessage App helped make history at the first transgender pride crosswalk in the United States

How an iMessage App helped make history at the first transgender pride crosswalk in the United States

Washington, DC did it first (again). The first transgender pride crosswalk in the United States, the second in North America. (see: Photo Friday: Where crosswalks are inclusive, too. Washington, DC USA for more information about this work) The history on top of the history is that the crosswalk’s creation included the creator of the transgender …

Beyond walking in parades with us, things I’d like you to do to produce health for LGBTQ humans

Beyond walking in parades with us, things I'd like you to do to produce health for LGBTQ humans

I am about to post photos of this past weekend’s Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) events in Washington, DC. Before I do that, I wanted to write about some things I’ve been experiencing personally and professionally in the last year that I suggest people work to address.

It’s great that we’re joined in parades and celebrations, however, we need to reconcile that activity with activities that are needed year round. A few suggestions are below, based on actual situations. If you don’t understand what’s being asked or know what the right answer is to these questions, post in the comments or contact me, I’m happy to educate.

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