Trans advocate Janet Mock is featured today as LGBT History Month Icon of the Day in The Huffington Post’s Gay Voices section. The feature briefly shares Janet’s story of coming out in Marie Claire magazine and becoming a prominent voice in the transgender community through her social media campaign #girlslikeus. Janet will be honored with the Silvia Rivera Activist Award at the Silvia Rivera Law Project’s 10th anniversary celebration in November. You can see the full story on Gay Voices here.
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Trans people deserve the same access to healthcare as everyone else
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah are being called upon to overturn New York State Medicaid's regulation excluding transgender people from accessing care. Medicaid is meant to ensure that low-income people have the care they need to survive, and no one should be denied that just because of who they are. Take action now.