College Age and Trans

College Age and Trans

Given the disheartening rates of depression and suicidal behaviors associated with the transgender school-aged youths in grades K-12, the prospect of furthering education in college can present those approaching college consideration with equal parts excitement and...

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Allies and Community

Allies and Community

When asked to define what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQI community, many people will offer some version of the Wikipedia summary, “An ally, straight ally, or heterosexual ally is a heterosexual and cisgender person who supports equal civil rights, gender...

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LGBTQ in Corporate America

LGBTQ in Corporate America

Sometimes it seems like only bad news gets printed involving the transgender community, what with the violence perpetrated against trans members and proposed legislation against transgender rights specifically. It's easy to forget that some are taking action every day...

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New York City in Autumn

New York City in Autumn

As we anticipate the New York Coming Out Conference from October 30th to November 3rd, 2019, we encourage everyone in the Trans community to register for the event and make arrangements to attend and participate.  In addition to the workshops, speakers, and vendors...

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Good News in the Community

Just a short time until the 2020 election in this country, and it seems like every gain made under the previous administrations to preserve and enhance civil rights in the transgender community are being threatened by a seeming new rein of hate and misunderstanding. ...

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Dr. Jack Drescher at New York Coming Out

Dr. Jack Drescher at New York Coming Out

One of the things we at TransNewYork are looking forward to in the upcoming conference is the quality of the program speakers and their contribution to the overall wellbeing of the Transgender community.   In the following series of blogs, we plan to highlight these...

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Military Ban Goes into Effect

Military Ban Goes into Effect

As of April 12th, 2019, the current administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military has officially been reinstated. The ban essentially roles back legislation to the 1994 policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that the Obama administration repealed....

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Cross-Dressers Have Been a Largely Misinterpreted Group

Cross-Dressers Have Been a Largely Misinterpreted Group

There are so many labels out there, from both within and outside of the LGBT community that it can be confusing for anyone desiring to learn and be sensitive regarding the "Transgender Experience."   Some labels once considered normative have become obsolete as we...

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The Transgender Ban in the American Military

The Transgender Ban in the American Military

What is the world coming to, when able-bodied citizens that are willing to risk their lives to serve their country are denied the right to do so simply because they don’t comply with stereotypical gender norms?  According to those who serve, most folks who serve see...

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No More Finger-pointing

No More Finger-pointing

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone where they insist that a mutual friend is gay or trans, based on how they dress or how they talk?  No matter what the discussed person says about their own sexuality or gender identity, these LGBTQ detectives will site...

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