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Transgender Rights

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  • Independent
    Tennessee
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    My Name is Andrea Jones & one year ago I became an activist for transgender rights. I have lived as a woman for about 8 years now, since the last time I transitioned. This time I made sure it would be impossible to be foced back into living a male role. It is rather simple to find out about my last protest, by typing my name in a simple search. I had hoped a protest that has been heard of by so many, around the world, would have led to a change in legislation. I am posting today on a change, I would like to help implement. As it currently stands the commonly accepted paperwork for changing a gender marker is proof that Genital Reassignment Surgery has been performed. There are three basic categories of transsexuals. Pre-op(erational) have not yet had surgery, but intend to, Post-op have completed some form of GRS & Non-op elect not to have surgery due to health, financial or other personal factors. There are a specific set of conditions an individual must go through, before they can be considered for surgery. After jumping through enough hoops, surgery is finally allowed. Most people are clueless of the effort & persecution, that fills our daily lives. Sadly, rather than learning anything about us, they prefer to insult us, for being born with a medical condition. I don't see how society can propose that we all pay thousands of dollars, for surgery, that some are not even medically eligible to have, It makes much more sense to lte the criteria for surgery, to replace the surgery, as the requirement to change the gender marker.
    As it stands right now, the current laws make it legal, for me to go topless in public. The months are growing cold rght now & that is not conducive to removing attire. I honestly, would prefer to simply have the gender marker changed on my license than make another topless protest. Until laws change I can pop up anywhere, at any time & remove my shirt in public. I am not the only one in this situation. There are countless individuals, who have their rights ignored & trampled upon daily, across Tennesse & the country. I simply want to make a stand, for rights, all too often ignored.
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    Arkansas
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    Hi my name is Joe, I only voted for Obama because I want to married my boy friend and he's for Gay to get married. So what I have not had a steady job or was able to pay my bill in the last four years. All I know I hope to be able to married to my man. The bills can wait.
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    Asheville, NC
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    Berdache Wrote: My Name is Andrea Jones &amp; one year ago I became an activist for transgender rights. I have lived as a woman for about 8 years now, since the last time I transitioned. This time I made sure it would be impossible to be foced back into living a male role. It is rather simple to find out about my last protest, by typing my name in a simple search. I had hoped a protest that has been heard of by so many, around the world, would have led to a change in legislation. I am posting today on a change, I would like to help implement. As it currently stands the commonly accepted paperwork for changing a gender marker is proof that Genital Reassignment Surgery has been performed. There are three basic categories of transsexuals. Pre-op(erational) have not yet had surgery, but intend to, Post-op have completed some form of GRS &amp; Non-op elect not to have surgery due to health, financial or other personal factors. There are a specific set of conditions an individual must go through, before they can be considered for surgery. After jumping through enough hoops, surgery is finally allowed. Most people are clueless of the effort &amp; persecution, that fills our daily lives. Sadly, rather than learning anything about us, they prefer to insult us, for being born with a medical condition. I don&#39;t see how society can propose that we all pay thousands of dollars, for surgery, that some are not even medically eligible to have, It makes much more sense to lte the criteria for surgery, to replace the surgery, as the requirement to change the gender marker.<br /> As it stands right now, the current laws make it legal, for me to go topless in public. The months are growing cold rght now &amp; that is not conducive to removing attire. I honestly, would prefer to simply have the gender marker changed on my license than make another topless protest. Until laws change I can pop up anywhere, at any time &amp; remove my shirt in public. I am not the only one in this situation. There are countless individuals, who have their rights ignored &amp; trampled upon daily, across Tennesse &amp; the country. I simply want to make a stand, for rights, all too often ignored.
    I really sympathise with your condition, but I think that is a personal choice and is really none of my business so please keep it to yourself. And by the way just what are you protesting for???? Seems to me you have had a lot more opportunities and freedoms than 99% of the rest of us already!
    What else could you possibly want now??
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    Berdache Wrote: My Name is Andrea Jones &amp; one year ago I became an activist for transgender rights. I have lived as a woman for about 8 years now, since the last time I transitioned. This time I made sure it would be impossible to be foced back into living a male role. It is rather simple to find out about my last protest, by typing my name in a simple search. I had hoped a protest that has been heard of by so many, around the world, would have led to a change in legislation. I am posting today on a change, I would like to help implement. As it currently stands the commonly accepted paperwork for changing a gender marker is proof that Genital Reassignment Surgery has been performed. There are three basic categories of transsexuals. Pre-op(erational) have not yet had surgery, but intend to, Post-op have completed some form of GRS &amp; Non-op elect not to have surgery due to health, financial or other personal factors. There are a specific set of conditions an individual must go through, before they can be considered for surgery. After jumping through enough hoops, surgery is finally allowed. Most people are clueless of the effort &amp; persecution, that fills our daily lives. Sadly, rather than learning anything about us, they prefer to insult us, for being born with a medical condition. I don&#39;t see how society can propose that we all pay thousands of dollars, for surgery, that some are not even medically eligible to have, It makes much more sense to lte the criteria for surgery, to replace the surgery, as the requirement to change the gender marker.<br /> As it stands right now, the current laws make it legal, for me to go topless in public. The months are growing cold rght now &amp; that is not conducive to removing attire. I honestly, would prefer to simply have the gender marker changed on my license than make another topless protest. Until laws change I can pop up anywhere, at any time &amp; remove my shirt in public. I am not the only one in this situation. There are countless individuals, who have their rights ignored &amp; trampled upon daily, across Tennesse &amp; the country. I simply want to make a stand, for rights, all too often ignored.
    I really sympathise with your condition, but I think that is a personal choice and is really none of my business so please keep it to yourself. And by the way just what are you protesting for???? Seems to me you have had a lot more opportunities and freedoms than 99% of the rest of us already!
    What else could you possibly want now??
    Does not compute.