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 The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)

Quarterly Newsletter
Spring 2019
 
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TAVA President Message

Welcome to the 12th issue of The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) e-Newsletter! The aim of this publication is to keep you informed and updated concerning the transgender veteran community. The TAVA e-Newsletter is published quarterly. Each issue brings you the latest information on new TAVA initiatives, TAVA partners, conferences TAVA will send a representative to, and news items that are of interest for the transgender veteran and community. To make sure you stay connected, please subscribe to TAVA's quarterly newsletter via the TAVA website.

We also encourage our followers to join and/or renew your membership. For more information on TAVA membership, please visit:
http://bit.ly/2crZ1aV. We hope you find the TAVA e-Newsletter as a valuable resource in collecting information about TAVA and the issues concerning you, the transgender veteran. We welcome your suggestions and feedback. You can contact us directly on the website at http://transveteran.org/contact-us-page/.

Evan Young
MAJ, U.S. Army (Ret.)
National President
Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)

 
 
Fight The Ban Rally - April 10, 2019 - Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C. 

 

On March 29, 2019, The House of Representatives voted to condemn the Trump administration's Transgender Military Ban. The next step is for Congress to pass the bipartisan bill that would stop the ban once and for all. On April 10, join active and former trans service members, members of Congress, and trans leaders on Capitol Hill to call on Congress to pass this legislation and #FightTheBan!

TAVA Board Treasurer Jennifer Long will be in attendance and is one of the planned speakers. The Facebook event for the D.C. rally is: https://bit.ly/2VdbiCr. TAVA is co-hosting along with Minority Veterans of America (MVA), National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), and Outserve - SLDN. Whether or not you're able to join us, visit bit.ly/ProtectTransTroops now to tell your representatives to pass legislation to #FightTheBan!

Event Details:
Fight The Ban Rally 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM EDT
Capitol Reflecting Pool
Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Support Our Transgender Service Members

TAVA is proud to join forces with OutServe-SLDN, Lambda Legal, The American Military Partner Association (AMPA) and SPARTA in supporting our trans service members. We encourage you to print the poster out, snap a selfie, or share it on social media with the following hashtags: #WeGotYour6 & #NoTransMilitaryBan. See more here: https://bit.ly/2C2gCkw
 

Watch TransMilitary on iTunes

TransMilitary is now available on iTunes. Watch the critically acclaimed documentary of four transgender service members who fight to lift the ban on their service. Buy the 2018 Outfest selection & @SXSW Audience Award-winning doc here: www.bitly.com/tmitunes.
 
 
Jennifer Long Joins The TAVA Board

Last month, TAVA was proud to Related imagewelcome Jennifer Long to the Board as Treasurer. Jennifer brings years of experience and leadership to TAVA. Jennifer is a decorated retired Command Sergeants Major. Currently, she is Director of Agency Services for NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and also is a financial service professional with Integrated Financial Concepts. She holds the office of Post Commander for her local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1302, VFW District 3 Commander (Hudson County). Read Jennifer's bio: http://bit.ly/2S0I1Zl.
 

Website Information

The TAVA website is regularly updated to bring you the most current information. The variety of resources, documents, and other applicable materials are presented in a user-friendly format with the ease of simple navigation.


Points of interest...
  • Beneficiary Form - Newly added to the website , TAVA now has a Beneficiary Form with instructions. Generally, you can name anyone, even a charity, as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement account. To help make this process easier, TAVA has posted full instructions with a short form in the event you elect to name TAVA as your beneficiary.
  • VHA Directive 1341 - Providing Health Care For Transgender And Intersex Veterans - Updated 23 May 2018 - Print and take a copy with you to VA appointments.
  • Transgender Ban Talking Points - Updated talking points concerning the transgender military ban. You will find a wealth of information including common misconceptions, reflections, history, the decision, the policy, and additional resources with citations.
  • Press Releases and News - Newly added tab containing TAVA press releases and news.
  • FAQ - a know your rights section answering our most popular questions.
  • Trans Support Locator - Searchable map pinpointing the closest transgender-related support groups near your area. If you have a listing to include, please fill out the website form.
  • Passport Facility Locator - makes it fast and easy to locate your nearest passport acceptance facility.
  • Journalist Tips - guidance for those writing on trans veterans and active duty service members.
  • DEERS Info - frequently asked questions regarding changing your name and gender in DEERS.
  • Recommended Links - Government; Legal; LGBT Veteran and Military; National/Federal Agencies; VA and VA-related forms.
  • Veteran Benefits State Map - Click on a state for benefit information such as Education Benefits; Financial Assistance; Employment Resources; Housing Links; Legal Resources; and other state benefits info.

DD-214 Assistance

TAVA has the ability to connect people with pro bono attorneys to assist with upgrading your DD-214. In addition, TAVA always has a DD-214 name change guide available on our website. It gives example verbiage for the DD-149 Form, which is the Application for Correction of Military Records. If you require assistance, please message TAVA President Evan at evan@transveteran.org For more info, visit https://bit.ly/2SPEi17.
 

Support TAVA each time you shop with AmazonSmile
 
Amazon SmileYou can elect to have a small proceed of your purchases go to TAVA each time you shop with AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to TAVA. What a great way to support transgender veterans! Be sure to select TAVA to add our organization as your charity of choice. To get started visit: https://smile.amazon.com/.
 

TAVA Membership

Members are the foundation of TAVA's strength. Our membership model allows anyone to join regardless of their financial ability. Choose what level best meets your needs. Your generous gift enables TAVA’s programs, advocacy, and outreach to be stronger and effective. Become a member and join a grassroots force which supports over 134,000 transgender veterans. Sign up and sign on at http://bit.ly/2crZ1aV.
 
 
 
TAVA Advocacy & Outreach

As a grassroots organization, TAVA advocates for fair and equal treatment of transgender military veterans and service members using a combination of advocacy, outreach, and assistance. As prideful military veterans, you inspire us to do better, taking action for every veteran and waking each morning to fight even harder than the day before.
 
  • Transgender Service Amicus Brief
    On October 30, 2018, TAVA joined eight other U.S. veterans organizations on a powerful brief submitted to the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in opposition to the proposed ban on military service by transgender individuals. https://bit.ly/2AR2udz

     
  • Transgender Veterans: The VA Should Pay for Our Gender Transition Surgeries
    TAVA President Evan was interviewed in this Daily Beast article on the VA's surgery policy. - http://bit.ly/2ByabFO

     
  • TAVA VP Joins OutServe-SLDN's Military Advisory Council
    The TAVA Board is pleased to announce that TAVA VP Gene has been selected to be part of OutServe-SLDN's newly formed Military & Veterans Advisory Council. This Council is made up of over twenty service members, partners, and veterans, representing each branch of our nation’s military services and diverse, intersectional identities. You can read more here: http://bit.ly/2IdDR0q

     
  • Tap Into Change by Equality California and Miller Coors
    On November 11, 2018,  Coors Light held an event in San Diego to recognize trans military and veteran individuals. TAVA Board Member Zander was selected as one of the trans vets to be recognized. http://bit.ly/2SVjmKp

     
  • LGBT Safe Zone Training - USF Sacramento Campus
    On November 13, 2018, TAVA VP Gene co-presented an LGBT Safe Zone Training for Nursing Residents at the USF Sacramento Campus.

     
  • Celebrating Transgender Month
    Held on November 29, 2018 at the Oceanside Public Library, Oceanside, CA 92054. TAVA Board Member Zander was featured panelist and speaker.

     
  • Joint TAVA/AVER statement re. January 4, 2019 Transgender Service ruling
    TAVA released a joint press release with AVER concerning the January 4th DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision to vacate one of four injunctions preventing the Administration from implementing its ban on transgender military service. http://bit.ly/2DG8F4n

     
  • OutServe Rainbow Shield Certification Training
    On January 9, 2019, TAVA Board Member Zander completed OutServe-SLDN's Rainbow Shield Certification Training. Rainbow Shield bridges the gap in culturally competent services for the LGBTQ veteran community by providing VSO services and educating veteran service providers and advocates through our online certification program. FMI: https://bit.ly/2HmqQ2A

     
  • Navigating the VA Healthcare System as a Transgender Veteran
    On January 18, 2019, TAVA Board Member Zander helped to compile information contained on this online web resource. https://bit.ly/2TOZsxN

     
  • Joint TAVA/AVER Press release re: SCOTUS lifts injunctions banning Transgender military service
    On January 23, 2019, while three courts have filed injunctions against the administration banning Transgender Service, and one court lifting its injunction; the Supreme Court has now lifted the injunctions allowing the Trump Administration to immediately impose a ban on Transgender Service. https://bit.ly/2BzSFRf

     
  • CTV Interview
    TAVA President Evan interviewed with CTV News regarding the SCOTUS decision to allow the Trump administration to reverse an Obama-era policy on allowing transgender people to serve in the U.S. military. https://bit.ly/2Mupfsg

     
  • Rolling Stone Interview
    On January 23, 2019, TAVA President Evan was interviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine. Rolling Stone spoke with Evan about his reaction to the court’s decision to allow the ban to go into effect, the impact serving in the military while closeting your identity has on both units and individuals and what this ruling means for the future of the U.S. military and the LGBTQ community nationwide. http://bit.ly/2E9oBxB

     
  • MPR Interview
    Listen to TAVA President Evan's January 24, 2019 audio segment concerning the impact of the military trans ban. http://bit.ly/2tmy6n6

     
  • Safe Space Training - Golden Sierra Training Center, CA
    On January 30, 2019, TAVA VP Gene co-presented a Safe Space Training for a Northern California based training center.
     
  • New Jerseyans Can Change Birth Certificate Under New Law
    TAVA Treasurer Jennifer was interviewed on February 1, 2019 concerning this change to New Jersey birth certificate changes. http://bit.ly/2IddYhz

     
  • Tufts University Skype Event
    On February 21, 2019 TAVA Board Member Denny took part in a Tufts University event via Skype. This was a diversity event for Political Science students that included local ROTC folks. Denny spoke about TAVA and AVER.

     
  • Transgender Military Discussion Panel
    On February 27, 2019, TAVA Treasurer Jennifer spoke at the Temple University Beasley School of Law's Transgender Military Discussion Panel. Jennifer participated as part of a discussion focusing on the constitutionality of the ban, and the experiences of transgender military personnel and veterans. FMI: https://www.law.temple.edu/

     
  • NYC SAGE Veterans Event
    On February 28, 2019, TAVA Board Member Denny spoke at the The Center in NYC at a SAGE Veterans event. NY State Veterans commissioners and other veterans services were present. Denny spoke about TAVA and AVER for about ten minutes.

     
  • TAVA Board Member Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker, University of Mary Washington
    On March 18, 2019, TAVA Board Member Kimberly delivered a Keynote Speech for Women's History Month at the University of Mary Washington. "I have never experienced anything like it. By the end the event I was blown away by the love and empathy that was extended to me by the audience. These college students gave me such hope for the future."
     
  • Quarterly Conference for the Veteran and Family Health Education and Information Committee (N.CA Health Care System)
    On March 25, 2019, Gene represented TAVA as the Veteran Outreach at this quarterly conference. The national VHEI program was created back in 2006. The program is a coordinated approach to planning, delivering, and evaluating evidence-based veteran-centered health education programs, services, and resource materials for veterans and, as appropriate, their family members and caregivers.
     
  • Interview - The Memphis Mirror - 'Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t serve'
    TAVA Board Member and Media Director Denny was recently interviewed by The Memphis Mirror concerning Trump's transgender military ban and being forced to hide one's authentic self in order to serve. https://bit.ly/2TPaVfY
     
  • SAGE Vietnam Veterans Day Event - SAGE HQ, Manhattan, NY
    On March 29, 2019, TAVA Board Member & Media Director Denny gave a 20 minute speech at SAGE presented by the NY State Veterans Commissioner on the occasion of Vietnam Veterans Day, proclaimed by the Governor of NY. Afterwards, Denny was presented with an award proclamation, signed by the Governor of NY. The entire program can be seen at https://bit.ly/2JYk0mP Congratulations, Denny!
TAVA Upcoming Schedule
  • April 10, 2019 - Fight The Ban Rally, Washington, D.C.    
    TAVA Treasurer Jennifer is one of the planned speakers. Event Details: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 12 PM – 1 PM EDT
    Capitol Reflecting Pool, Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 20004. https://bit.ly/2VdbiCr

     
  • April 11, 2019 - Canadian Embassy Reception
    Denny and Jennifer will be attending this reception celebrating the reconciliation and memorialization efforts by Canada to former LGBTQ* federal employees.

     
  • June 8-15, 2019 - Pride of the Ocean 2019 "50th Anniversary of Stonewall" Cruise. 
    Evan Young, National President of the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA), will be speaking on Pride of the Ocean’s 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Cruise! In addition, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer will be an honored guest on the cruise. Sailing with Norwegian Cruise Lines onboard the Norwegian Dawn from June 8 – June 15, 2019, for 8-days, 7-nights. The cruise will set sail from New York to Canada & New England.For more information about Pride Of The Ocean Cruises, please visit: http://prideoftheocean.com/
     
  • October 2019 - NY Coming Out Event 
    More Details Soon!

Make Your Voice Heard!
Each month, TAVA compiles important surveys, petitions and studies for the transgender veteran and military  community. Your voice matters and is critical to the process of collecting data and providing careful and necessary feedback. Feel free to share these with other transgender veterans you may know.
 
DD-214 Discharge Upgrade/Name Change Survey
TAVA survey for those wishing to upgrade or change their name on their DD-214. We have partnered with a pool of experienced attorneys who provide free legal representation to veterans in upgrading their discharge status and changing their name on their DD-214. If you're interested, please fill out the following survey here: http://svy.mk/2lmjouh. Your responses will help us get a handle of the need for assistance.
 
VHA Related Care Survey
If you are a veteran who uses the VA for their healthcare needs, we want to hear from you. Please take the TAVA VA related care survey located on our website at https://bit.ly/2C8Ty3C.
 
Call For Participants - New Book on U.S. Transgender Military Service
Editors are seeking active duty or veteran transgender service members that
want to write their own story or be interviewed for inclusion. Goal is to share the experiences and contributions of transgender service members to a wide audience, both academic and contemporary. Contact Máel at embserherbert@hamline.edu or B at b.fram@spartapride.org with questions or concerns or to express interest in participating.

Call For Participants - Northeastern Illinois University Research Study - Transgender and Gender Variant U.S. Veteran Experiences
Research study organizers are seeking volunteers. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the experiences of transgender and gender variant veterans of the U.S. Military. Please click link for contact info and more details. https://bit.ly/2OEpTEn
 
True Stories of Trans Service in Our Armed Forces
 
Trans Veterans Lives is an ongoing TAVA project. The series features transgender veteran stories from across the world. If you would like to share, contact TAVA media director, Denny Meyer at media@transveteran.org Read our latest story "Triumph of Determination," by Zander Keig, TAVA Board Member - https://bit.ly/2F8QEzN.
 
 
DoD and Military Articles of Interest

November 2018 - DoD Court Filings - https://bit.ly/2DzFm3z

November 13, 2018 - 176 Companies Sign Statement Opposing Trump's Efforts to Limit Transgender Rights - https://bit.ly/2GppXXq

November 22, 2018 -
Transgender Airman Reenlists Despite Scrutiny, Uncertainty

- https://bit.ly/2UYND87

November 23, 2018 - The Trump Administration Just Asked The Supreme Court To Let It Enforce Its Transgender Military Ban - https://bit.ly/2BBzW7W

November 23, 2018 - Transgender Guidance Disappears From OPM Website - https://bit.ly/2FEg0pn

November 23, 2018 - Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Immediately Take Up Transgender Military Ban - https://bit.ly/2totegY

November 30, 2018 - Judge Refuses To Hold Or Limit Ruling On Trans Mil Ban - https://bit.ly/2Sy0a5J

December 12, 2018 - 152 LGBT Elected Officials Sign List Of Priorities For Incoming Congress - https://bit.ly/2RUHf0E

December 12, 2018 - Rep. Kennedy Leads Trans Rights Meeting - https://bit.ly/2BD10mL

December 14, 2018 - Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS To Temporarily Allow Transgender Military Ban - https://bit.ly/2TNV1mJ

December 20, 2018 - Mattis Resignation Letter - https://bit.ly/2GGTlrs

December 23, 2018 - Trump Fires Mattis Early, Shanahan Takes Over January 1, 2019 - https://bit.ly/2EKcvfk

December 24, 2018 - Military Transgender Ban Not Ripe for SCOTUS, Justices Told - https://bit.ly/2Xabx2G

January 4, 2019 - Restriction On Transgender Troops Serving In Military Can Stand For Now, D.C. Federal Appeals Court Rules - https://wapo.st/2EaPKAt

January 8, 2019- Four Retired General and Flag Officers Identify Significant Error in D.C. Appeals Court Ruling on Transgender Troops - https://bit.ly/2shuG4h

January 8, 2019 - Exclusive: Retired U.S. Military Chiefs Fight Trump Trans Ban - https://reut.rs/2LZz9Sv

January 22, 2019 - Supreme Court Temporarily Clears Way For Ban On Transgender Military Personnel - https://n.pr/2IkMmam

January 22, 2019 - APA Statement Regarding SCOTUS Ruling - https://bit.ly/2UvVQAT

January 23, 2019 - Pentagon Will Hold Off On Transgender Troops Ban Despite Supreme Court Ruling - https://bit.ly/2E9W5fi

January 24, 2019 - Last Court Barrier To Military Transgender Ban Likely To Fall - https://bit.ly/2BAnyVU

January 24, 2019 - DoD Uses 'Categories' Of Trans People To Defend Ban - Long but good one with lots of stats. - https://bit.ly/2SQaK7z

January 25, 2019 - Retired Four-Star Army General McChrystal Says Trans Military Ban 'A Mistake' - https://cnn.it/2GHRmmY

February 3, 2019 - Trans Veteran On Front Lines Of Hometown Human Rights Efforts - https://bit.ly/2E8d15P

February 4, 2019 - State of the Union: Five Lawmakers Invite Transgender Service Members - https://nbcnews.to/2UBIiDG

February 5, 2019 - The Defense Department Needs Transgender Service Members - https://wapo.st/2E9kp0P

February 7, 2019 - Gillibrand, Collins, Reed Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Transgender Service Members - https://bit.ly/2UQXzk6

February 19, 2019 - Trans Troops To Testify Before Congress on Feb 27th Regarding Trans Mil Ban - https://bit.ly/2E2YZkL

February 27, 2019 - Transgender Troops Make Historic First Testimony On Military Ban Before House Committee - https://nbcnews.to/2SuqTLH

February 27, 2019 - Transgender Care Cost Military Less Than 1% Of Its Health Budget Since 2016: https://to.pbs.org/2Vqcbaz

March 5, 2019 - Pentagon Deceived Congress On Transgender Troops, Former Officials Say - https://politi.co/2TB1G6M

March 7, 2019 - Judge Lifts Order Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban -
https://bit.ly/2CaohNQ

March 8, 2019 - Pentagon Set To Block Transgender People From Joining Military - https://bit.ly/2tU1xND


March 12, 2019 - New Pentagon Transgender Rule Sets Limits For Troops - https://bit.ly/2VZj1nH

March 12, 2019 - Military Officially Moves To Bar Over 13,700 Transgender Members - https://bit.ly/2F9iolN

March 12, 2019 - Pentagon Signs Directive To Implement Transgender Military Ban - https://bit.ly/2T2omZl

March 13, 2019 - 9,000 Transgender Troops In Uniform Will Continue To Serve, Officials Say - https://bit.ly/2TEL0w3

March 18, 2019 - Retired Admiral Mullen Transgender Military Ban Statement -  https://wapo.st/2ueRFxR

March 19, 2019 - Court Rules Trump Admin ‘Incorrect’ In Moving Forward With Trans Military Ban - https://bit.ly/2TLiJEr

March 21, 2019 - House To Vote On Measure Opposing Trump Trans Troop Ban - https://wapo.st/2WlF4VX

March 21, 2019 - Coast Guard’s Top Officer Pledges ‘Dedicated Campaign’ To Improve Diversity - https://nyti.ms/2umjd4L

March 26, 2019 - Ban On Trans People In Military Cleared To Take Effect April 12 - https://bloom.bg/2Ots7Xh

March 28, 2019 - House Passes Resolution Opposing Trump's Transgender Military Ban - https://cnn.it/2CLtMmk

March 28, 2019 - House Passes Resolution Denouncing Transgender Military Ban - https://nbcnews.to/2UojO4B

March 28, 2019 - House Denounces Trump Transgender Ban - https://bit.ly/2YxXKn9

Veteran Affairs (VA) News

TAVA is your liaison to the VA. We actively advocate for trans veterans at the VA by providing input and advice internally. We assist veterans in coming out to their doctors and providing needed clarifications on the VA health care directive for trans care. If you experience any issues with the VA, please contact us. Visit http://bit.ly/2cseMyx.

TDOR Service - On November 13, 2018, the Asheville North Carolina VA held a Transgender Day of Remembrance Service. - https://bit.ly/2UAuKcd

New Hampshire VA Medical Center Plans For Patient Aligned Care Team For Transgender Veterans - The Manchester VA Medical Center has plans to launch a Patient Aligned Care Team for Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Veterans. - https://bit.ly/2StIKqW

Rep Mark Takano Will Be Lead In House Committee On Veteran Affairs - https://bit.ly/2RQgjiw

Trump Administration Removes Guidance Supporting Transgender Feds - OPM has removed previously published guidance for all federal agencies on how to best support Transgender Employees at work during their transition. - https://bit.ly/2UWDV6w

Make the Connection - Videos of Veterans Sharing Experiences With Coming Out To Their Doctors. - https://bit.ly/2S41Z5D

FCC & VA To Combat Illegal Robocalls Targeting Veterans -
https://bit.ly/2Q9mYE0

VA NorCal Rolls Out Local Transgender & Intersex Veterans Health Care Policy - https://bit.ly/2S0X3hQ

Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano Visits Orlando VA Medical Center - https://bit.ly/2IbBmMm

Takano Takes Helm Of VA Committee, Inspired By 'Positive Force' Of Incoming House Members - https://bit.ly/2N3FRHr

Department of Veterans Affairs Considering Change In Transgender Surgery Coverage - https://bit.ly/2V1IgW5

Despite SCOTUS Decision, VHA Policy Remains Unchanged - https://bit.ly/2GN2ZsT
VHA welcome everyone who has served in the military irrespective of their gender. It is important that the Veterans VHA serves feel welcome and validated at the VA. All employees are required to create a welcoming environment. That said, it may be a stressful time for many veterans with LGBT and related identities and for staff who share these identities. Please know that the LGBT Health Program supports you and your continued work. If you come across any issues receiving your VA healthcare, please notify TAVA Pres Evan at evan@transveteran.org or TAVA VP Gene at gene@transveteran.org so we may provide assistance.

LGBT Services at Hampton Roads VA System. Veteran Interviewed - https://bit.ly/2SKrPQr

VA New England Medical Center Is Featured & Discusses Providing Quality Trans Healthcare - https://bit.ly/2UYOA0b

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie Announces Access Standards For Health Care - https://bit.ly/2FX7JfH

House Veterans' Committee Chairman Takano Promises 'Imminent' Hearing On New Private-Sector Care Rules - https://bit.ly/2X2To6A

New LGBTQ Nor Cal Group - VA NorCal is proud to announce a new weekly LGBT Veterans Support Group in Sacramento that begins on March 6, 2019. -
https://bit.ly/2TCrCPF

Watch VBA's Progress & Results Webcast For The First Quarter of FY 2019 - https://bit.ly/2S0RKib

Walla Walla VA Hosts LGBT Stakeholder Meeting - https://bit.ly/2EjBCoh


Transgender Veteran Clashes With Shreveport VA Over Medical Records
https://bit.ly/2Tn2WGB

Beckley VA Hosts Social Work Conference on LGBTQ Veterans - https://bit.ly/2HT6EXl
 

Transgender Health Articles

American Academy of Family Physicians - Primary care clinicians' willingness to care for transgender patients - https://bit.ly/2IbqKgn

Protect Transgender and Intersex Patients - https://bit.ly/2SNlNhT

AMA interview with Jesse Ehrenfeld - https://bit.ly/2QGJOGx

Administration’s Denial Of Transgender Identity Is A Denial Of Science - https://bit.ly/2EQz8wZ

Knowledge Of Transgender Health Care Not Linked to Education - https://bit.ly/2C9Cbj7

Gaps In Transgender Healthcare - https://wapo.st/2FoIQrR

 


Recent Reports & Studies
 
Transgender-related reports/studies compiled from
a variety of sources.

 
Reuters Health - Study On Primary Care Doctors and Treating Transgender Patients. - https://reut.rs/2AVlNBw

Studies Find That Transgender Hormone Therapy Is Less Risky Than Birth Control Pills. - https://prn.to/2DCl5uf

Stars and Stripes Poll - Stars and Stripes online survey contains info about trans mil service. - https://bit.ly/2X1lNdr

Quinnepic Poll - Poll: 70% of U.S. Voters Support Transgender Military Service. - https://bit.ly/2GcLDFp

New CDC Data Helps Drive Trans Visibility. -
https://bit.ly/2RDAiQy

Increased Hours Of Education Related To Caring For Transgender Patients May Not Correlate To More Competent Care. - https://bit.ly/2BwEE72

Reuters Study Reports High Number of Trans Youth Seeking Care In U.S. Military Health Care System - https://bit.ly/2V6HJ5s
 

Statewide Updates
Alaska - January 17, 2019 - Dr. Sylvia Condy And The Alaska Transgender Community. - https://bit.ly/2IdBg6G

Arizona - February 4, 2019 - HB2290 - This Arizona Bill Ensures The Correct Gender Is Listed On Transgender Death Certificates. - https://bit.ly/2BgZo2w

California -
November 23, 2018 - Billboard Carries Message Of Love For Transgender People. - https://bit.ly/2DACljF

January 1, 2019 - Effective January 1, 2019, this legislation allows individuals applying for an original or renewal Driver License (DL) or Identification card (ID) to self-certify to their chosen gender category of male, female, or nonbinary. - https://bit.ly/2CGobhp

February 6, 2019 - CA National Guard To Trans Troops: 'Nobody's Going To Kick You Out.'- https://bit.ly/2NUyXoq

Colorado -
November 12, 2018 - Brianna Titone Makes History As First Openly Transgender State Legislator In Colorado. - https://cbsloc.al/2N5Bc7X

December 14, 2018 - Transgender People Found Another Way To Rewrite Colorado Law On Birth Certificates. - https://bit.ly/2Ia4jZ6

February 5, 2019 - Colorado Bill Would Make It Easier For Transgender Individuals To Change Birth Certificate. - https://bit.ly/2N5JpsX

D.C. - March 7, 2019 - Newseum Unveils 'Rise Up' Stonewall-Themed Exhibit. - https://bit.ly/2TIwlPD

Illinois - February 19, 2019 - Cook County, Illinois. - Trans Military Item To Be Heard. - https://bit.ly/2SIuZow


Indiana - March 12, 2019 - Indiana Now Offers Gender Neutral Option For State IDs & Drivers Licenses
. - https://bit.ly/2FaTRNj

Iowa - March 8, 2019 - Transgender Patients: Iowa Supreme Court Rules Medicaid Covers Care. - https://bit.ly/2HsmEOW

Maine - December 3, 2018 - New Online Resource, OutInMaine, For The LGBTQ Community To Launch Soon. - https://bit.ly/2ByzG9G

Massachusetts - February 11, 2019 - Kennedy Introduced Non-binding Resolution Against Transphobic Policy. - https://logo.to/2UVPACj

New Hampshire -
January 17, 2019 - Bill Would Make It Easier For Transgender People To Change Birth Certificates. - https://bit.ly/2RWzOcy


March 18, 2019
- New Hampshire House OKs Birth Certificate Changes In Transgender Cases. -  https://bit.ly/2FmsY93

New Jersey -
January 6, 2019 - New Jersey To let Residents Change Gender On Birth Certificates In Feb. 2019. - https://bit.ly/2DzCqnC

February 1, 2019 - Transgender New Jerseyans Can Now Change Birth Certificate Under New Law. - https://bit.ly/2Sy1be3

New York -
November 19, 2018 - A.G. Underwood Demands Civil Rights Protections For Transgender And Gender Nonconforming Individuals. - https://on.ny.gov/2DOyj9T

November 30, 2018 - New York City Department of Veterans Services To Help Veterans Discharged From The Military Solely For Their LGBTQ Status. - https://bit.ly/2RYaQFD

January 2, 2019 - M, F or X: New York City Birth Certificates Now Have A Gender-Neutral Option. - https://abcn.ws/2F5fz5H

January 15, 2019 - New York Passes Historic Transgender Anti-Discrimination Laws. - https://bit.ly/2AXObE3

January 25, 2019 - New York's Gov. Signs Trans Rights Bill, Conversion Therapy Ban. - https://bit.ly/2GGE9e3


March 8, 2019 - New York City’s First Ever LGBT Elder Public Housing Project Will Open. - https://bit.ly/2J5ZccU

North Carolina - January 31, 2019 - North Carolina Updates Gender Change Process For Licenses. - https://on.wsoctv.com/2TKnOZf

Ohio - December 19, 2018 - Gov. Kasich Issues EO Barring 'Gender Identity' Discrimination. - https://bit.ly/2TOYHob

Tennessee - February 14, 2019 - Tennessee Becomes 1st Southern State With Hate Crime Laws Protecting Transgender People. - https://bit.ly/2Gr6R3m

Texas - December 20, 2018 - Texas Judge Who Struck Down ACA To Weigh In On Transgender Health Case. - https://nbcnews.to/2WXIU8G

Utah - Feb 14, 2019 - Utah Anti-Transgender Birth Certificate Bill Withdrawn. - https://bit.ly/2Ecfqwt

Virginia - Jan 3, 2019 - Why Jennifer Wexton Hangs The Transgender Pride Flag Outside Her Office. - https://bit.ly/2sacM3F

Wisconsin - Jan 1, 2019 - Exclusion Barring State Employees From Transgender Surgery Coverage To Be Removed. - https://bit.ly/2X1VRyc
 

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