Jennifer Finney Boylan: We all need healthcare - being transgender doesn't change that

Below is a guest post by Jennifer Finney Boylan, Co-Chair of GLAAD's Board of Directors

As Transgender Awareness Week comes to a close, I wanted to point something out to you. Did you know that health insurance policies and programs, including New York State Medicaid, specifically exclude transgender people like me from accessing care? This shouldn't be the case for trans and gender non-conforming people.

Take a look at this video of some amazing trans advocates and healthcare experts explaining the importance of healthcare for transgender people:

 

Transgender healthcare isn’t special healthcare. It's regular healthcare that non-trans people receive every day when they need it.

Learn more and take action at www.glaad.org/healthcare



P.S. Don't forget to join us on 11/20 to commemorate the trans people we've lost for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Find out more at www.glaad.org/tdor

 

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