The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) said Wednesday that MVP Health Care reversed a previous decision and agreed to cover a doctor-recommended procedure for a New York City transgender woman. The American Medical Association recommends insurance coverage of necessary medical care for transgender patients.
If the Minnesota anti-marriage-equality amendment passes, issues like [being dropped from insurance] will only increase for Jason and me and hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans. We will have to work individually with companies that have antiquated policies regarding gay and lesbian couples. There will be no incentive for them to improve their policies as long as Minnesota does not recognize our relationships. There could even be an elimination of existing protections for same-sex couples.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin invited senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and “ex-gay” therapist and NARTH (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality) representative Dan Pickup to discuss the law that was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown over the weekend banning harmful "ex-gay" reparative therapy for minors.
This year as many as 25,000 Transgender Americans face being denied the right to vote or having their vote discounted because of new strict photo-ID laws. Visit GLAAD.org/Vote to find out how you can register to vote and protect yourself this November.
The Advocate on Monday published a commentary from Spirit Day founder Brittany McMillan, in which the teenager discusses the importance of the upcoming event, and how her personal struggle with depression drove her to create it.