Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

There really is so much negativity in the news today, between the pandemic still holding on, joblessness increasing, and racial tensions being shown in stark relief.  With so many social issues churning in the world today, knowing where and when to focus charitable...

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Abuse in Quarantine

Abuse in Quarantine

The news has attempted to further the concept of family togetherness while the Stay-at-Home orders are in place across the country. We are all trying to realize that silver lining. What hasn’t been receiving the necessary attention is how being forced to stay isolated...

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Reassignment Surgery is Essential Surgery

Reassignment Surgery is Essential Surgery

Amid this pandemic that has left the world woefully unprepared, and our medical professionals struggling to provide care, it’s been all hands on deck to combat this crisis.  One thing that’s become clear is that there aren’t enough hands to manage what is an...

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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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