More than anything, I would love to see a time when we wouldn’t have to hold this event, a time when there were no longer any murders of trans people to mourn. Sadly, the numbers just seem to keep going up, year after year. I’m helping put on our city’s first TDOR gathering, and I wish it weren’t necessary.
Good answer from him. Also, if a lobster roll is a sandwich, then a hot dog is as well.
I hate to say, but I’m pretty sure they’re rising outside America, too. Hate spreads, and it’s spreading to other parts of the world as well. Even to Canada, sadly.
Our early ancestors with that particular trait tended to die out after going blind. At least the women did.
I know at least one person whose doctor has said they’re ok with the person (a chronic pain patient with a number of health issues,) turning to and using heroin to deal with their pain. I guess it lets the doc feel good about ‘not overprescribing opiates’ or something. It does help with the pain, but considering…
That’s actually a big worry for myself as well. Family can’t remember/won’t acknowledge my name/gender while I’m alive. I sure as hell don’t want to be buried with my deadname.
And what if I die without a will, and with pretty much zero assets for them to try and claim? Ha, looks like I win that one, sorta, maybe....
Why not cast a man to play this trans male? (Similarly, why not cast women to play trans women? If the whole argument is about ‘name recognition’, then why are they nearly always casting the wrong gender in the role?)
What about Benedict Cumberbatch as Queen Elizabeth? Angelina Jolie as Ben Franklin? Think there’s a chance in hell someone would make that casting choice in a serious movie? I mean, sure getting cis actors to play trans roles is a problem, but it’s also a huge problem that you’re nearly always seeing men playing trans…
It’s an even better deal this year, as they’re the sugar-free kind!
This needs to get more attention. Some of us with disabilities do need to use straws, and the alternatives don’t always work for us.
Why wait? Why not reboot shows that are still being made? In fact, why don’t we reboot Arrested Development right now with a new, less toxic cast?
To heck with that, are you even sure you’ll need a second image?
How is that a surprise, when many of Trump’s supporters believe that video of him mocking a disabled reporter is similarly fake?
When do we get a memorial to the other victims of this opioid crisis? The chronic pain patients, most of whom are compliant with dosing, on stable amounts of medication, and who can only be productive thanks to their pain medications. The ones who are increasingly being denied much-needed medication, dumped by…
Even that won’t help for long. I’ve received suspensions for posting screencaps of a death threat Facebook reassured me “didn’t violate community standards.”
Actually, this is pretty much why I now own a copy of ‘Man of Steel’. Somewhere had it on sale for $5, and you got $8 off a ticket to see Justice League.
I know at least one transgender woman personally who is 100% for the Republican party no matter what. Why? Essentially for three reasons: 1) She passes well, 2) she’s secure in her career, and 3) she makes a lot of money. So she doesn’t really worry about being attacked, isn’t likely to be fired or made homeless, and…
And sadly, those chronic pain patients are getting screwed over as well. As the crisis worsens, docs are becoming less and less willing to prescribe any opiates whatsoever, even to those who are on working, well-monitored, stable doses of opioids precisely because there’s nothing else that works.
This is what I’m fighting with, unfortunately. Chronic pain patient, doc flat-out refuses to even consider opiates as a treatment option, under any circumstances, no matter how ineffective other options may be.