Charlie, one of my favorite people ever, is currently running a poll on HRT and top/bottom surgery for an upcoming presentation.
The following is from Charlie:
This is a two part poll for those who have experience trying to access hormones and or top/bottom surgery. The purpose of the poll is to collect some quick community data for my MedX Ed presentation on the informed consent vs World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care, and it will remain open until Thursday (24th). Please feel free to share amongst your networks so that as much of the trans community’s experience can be represented as possible. I also encourage you to respond to the poll with your comments, thoughts, and concerns about the standards/models so that they can be reflected in the talk/Q&A portion.
Ubisoft – the company behind games like Assassin’s Creed, the Tom Clancy games, and the two newer South Park games – is looking to gather information on how they can make gaming more accessible to those of us who deal with disabilities or chronic conditions.
Want to help Ubisoft make gaming more accessible? Click here.
Back in October, our pal Debbie wrote a guest piece about what it is really like to live with breast cancer and her choice to not undergo breast reconstruction surgery.
This morning, Debbie and some of her fabulous friends were featured on CBS’ Sunday Morning! They talked about their choices to remain flat and how their journeys have led to lifelong friendships.
You can find an accessible version of this story on the CBS News website. The YouTube clip is below.
A dear friend of the site, Felix, is working on gathering information for one of his classes about death and death practices.
It’s a very short survey, but an important one to take.
Can you help Felix out? Click here.
Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
In 2014, new diagnoses broke down like this:
- Black women – 62%
- Latinx women – 16%
- White – 18%
New diagnosis rates are falling! Still, there is a lot of progress we have to make. One major issue is how there is so much stigma still associated with HIV/AIDS.
What can we do?
You also should check out episode 3 of our podcast with DJ D-REK.
Make sure that you take steps to protect yourself and others by using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) within 3 days of unprotected genital fun, and make sure to use condoms or dental dams for all genital contact you have in non-monogamous situations.
Get tested by visiting this site, texting your zip code to 566948, or calling 1-800-232-4636.
If you want to help raise awareness, you can donate a Facebook post or tweet via Thunderclap or use the tags #NWGHAAD and #bestdefense on social media.