Postive Stuff for the Trans Community

NYS Health Department May Allow Transgender Youths To Receive Medicaid Coverage For Hormones That Forestall Puberty.
The New York Times (10/6/2016, A23, McKinley, Subscription Publication) reports the New York State Health Department, on Wednesday, published a proposed rule in the State Register that would “allow transgender youth to receive Medicaid coverage for hormones that forestall puberty.” The proposal is subject to a 45-day comment period, before taking effect. California “has long had such coverage.” Coverage would extend to “a wide variety of treatments including mastectomy, hysterectomy and breast augmentations, as well as electrolysis.”
[GLYS: No guarantees, but we can hope]

Parents – to change your child’s name. . .

Google NYS DIY Forms & click on main heading
•left side menu – click “name change”
•click “”forms” on menu that pops up
•click “Forms for NYS residents”
•click on “Name Change Child”
If you follow the leads you will eventually come to
information of cost, etc.


‘I’m a non-binary 10-year-old’

ncaaOn Sept. 12 the NCAA
voted to pull championship events out of NC because of a law discriminating against LGB and Transgender individuals.

Pretty warm off the presses!
“The Trans Person’s Guide to Get or Change All of the Life Documents
and Essential Paperwork You’ll Need to Make Your Way in The World
A publication by the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outrreach, & Services
and Out for Health, a Project of Planned Parenthood

This book for middle schoolers is a great read for both youth and adults.  “Author Donnalily-dunkin Gephart crafts a dual narrative about two remarkable young people: Lily, a transgender girl, and Dunkin, a boy dealing with bipolar disorder.”  Available at Talking Leaves bookstores!

Seen at the 2016 Pride Parade!  These young people rock!
Photo by M. McConnell.
Let them pee 6.2016