The MIT Medical Transgender Health FAQ website now lists a “Surgery” benefit of up to $50,000 per year as part of coverage available to transgender patients under the MIT Student Extended Insurance Plan. The added coverage is for gender affirmation surgery (GAS), also known as gender reassignment surgery, in which some transgender individuals undergo procedures to modify their physical sex characteristics to match those traditionally associated with their transitioning identity. — Right on! Student plans cover new surgery benefit - The Tech (via ryansallans)
My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress. —
Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via so-nyeo-shi-daze)
Anyone who doesn’t think that Laverne Cox is one of the most flawless women on the planet is simply wrong <3
Egypt: Cops Crack Down on Gays, Raid Homes -
Gay men in Egypt are on guard as a recent rash of raids has targeted their homes.
WATCH: Gay Boy Scout Earns Eagle by Restoring LGBT Center -
At a time when openly gay youth were still barred from the BSA, scout Eric Snyder decided to protest by renovating an LGBT center.
Activists Seek Funds to Flee Violent Homophobia in Uganda -
After multiple police raids, LGBT and HIV activists are looking to escape from Uganda’s oppressive, violent, and state-sanctioned homophobia.
Bangladesh gay magazine organizes diversity parade alongside New Year festivities -
It’s not a gay pride parade as reported online, organizers tell Gay Star News.
B. Scott to Appeal Ruling Finding BET Didn't Discriminate -
A Los Angeles judge has dismissed transgender media maven B. Scott’s lawsuit claiming that BET discriminated against him when the network yanked him off the red carpet before the 2013 BET Awards…
Louisiana considering making the Bible the US state's official book -
The legislation had support from both Democrats and Republicans.
Humanity's Hope of the Day: Laverne Cox Takes Top Spot From Justin Bieber in Time 100 Reader Poll -
Keep sending those votes in, there’s still plenty of time to keep Laverne in the lead!
Zimbabwe's President Threatens to Deport LGBT-Supportive Diplomats -
Robert Mugabe promised that Zimbabwe will not tolerate Western ideas about the equality of LGBT people, nor will it welcome diplomats who share those perspectives.
Illinois GOP Tosses Antigay Committee Members -
Six of seven state Republican committee members who blasted the former GOP chairman for endorsing marriage equality are handed pink slips.
For many gay men and lesbians, the word bisexual is the second most anxious-making word in the dictionary (just after bi-curious). — Julia Serano, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, p 73. (via bisexual-books)
(Source: a-n-t-i-gone, via thepeoplesrecord)