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The Islamic Republic of Iran's Flavored Condoms, Free Vasectomies, and Gender Reassignment Surgery

Shermin Kruse | Posted 06.18.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

When the Islamic Republic first took control of Iran from the Shah, the new regime decided population growth would be greatly in its advantage. After all, it was faced with a bloody war with neighboring Iraq.

What Life Is Like For Transgender Woman's Family 3 Years After Her Transition

OWN | Posted 06.09.2014 | OWN

Three years ago, Lisa Ling explored the very private worlds of four different transgender people on their emotional journeys of transformation. In an ...

From Christine Jorgensen to Jan Morris

Justine Valinotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

Jorgensen, being one of the first trans women to become publicly known, conformed completely to the gender norms of her time, while Jan Morris was able to define her own womanhood and femaleness to a much greater degree than Jorgensen could or would have.

1960s Transgender Icon Given New Life Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

Born in 1935, April Ashley was a successful model by the time she turned 26, gracing the pages of magazines like Vogue in nothing but her underwear. B...

Parents Sue State For 'Careless, Ill-Considered' Gender Reassignment Surgery Performed On Their Son

Posted 09.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A South Carolina couple has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against their home state over a gender reassignment operation performed on their adopted so...

How Does Gender Reassignment Surgery Work?

Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 08/22/2013 09:09 PM EDT on LiveScience "I am Chelsea Manning. I am female." With these few words...

Maybe I Am a Bad Influence After All

Justine Valinotti | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Justine Valinotti

"You can't let them adopt. They're a bad influence and, you know, the kids will turn out just like them." An otherwise progressive and educated person I know once said that. "Them," in that statement, meant LGBT people.

Another Ivy League University To Cover Gender Affirmation Surgery For Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Yale University recently became the latest college to add gender confirmation surgery to its student health plan. A campus-wide email sent last Thursd...

Meet Afghanistan's Youngest Resident To Undergo Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Lahore Times | HAMAYOUN MAHZON | Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

At 16, a boy became the youngest in the Paloso naw village of Kunar province to have a life-changing operation. Enamullah, 16, became the youngest ...

Should San Francisco Pay For Gender Reassignment Surgery?

| Posted 09.23.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Jeff Sandstoe Healthy San Francisco, the city's attempt at universal healthcare,...

Argentina Makes Sex-Change Surgery A Legal Right

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or privat...

'Gender Confirmation Surgery': What's In A Name?

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Most if not all the other names used for the procedure suggest that a person is making a choice to switch genders. This is not about choice; it's about using surgery as one of the therapeutic tools to enable people to be comfortable with their gendered self.

Against All Logic: What LGBT and Allies Do Now

Emily Dievendorf | Posted 03.04.2012 | Detroit
Emily Dievendorf

When I received word that Gov. Snyder signed the ban on health care coverage for domestic partners I choked. At this point, it is impossible not to recognize the terrible insults that the LGBT community faces in Michigan.

More Big U.S. Companies Now Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- The number of major U.S. companies covering the cost of gender reassignment surgery for transgender workers has more than doubled in ...

More Employers Will Cover Transgender Surgery, But New Hurtles Expected

Joanne Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanne Herman

The recently-released U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People" objectives for the next 10 years include a specific objective of recognizing transgender health needs as medically necessary.