Thoughts on the National Museum of African American History and Culture

While in Washington DC today,

I visited the new Smithsonian National Museum of American American History and Culture. It only opened this past September 2016, and was the first new museum since the National Museum of the American Indian opened in 2004. All the buzz had said it was EXCELLENT, but that getting in was a challenge due to long lines.

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Quoted by NBC News on Gavin Grimm

Gavin Grimm: When it comes to trans rights, ‘I’m in for the long haul’

The United States Supreme Court’s announcement Monday that it will no longer hear arguments in transgender student Gavin Grimm’s bathroom lawsuit left LGBTQ advocates disappointed and scrambling to regroup. “It’s not just about bathrooms, it’s about the right of trans people to exist in public spaces,” Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student, said on Monday after the announcement.

Donald Trump is the candidate for women!

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#Trump is the candidate for women! Who else out there believes a young lady on stirrups in Hawaii can deliver a baby all the way into Kenya?

The Big Serbian Day Update Post

Dear Friends, I am sure you are all wondering why I went to Serbia for a single day, and what the hell happened to me there. Well, here we go:

The long story short:

  • Saw a surgeon in Belgrade because I was worried if I didn’t go from Europe and drop a shit ton of money on airfare to see him on short notice, the entire process of getting him to operate on me would never move forward at all. I was right.
  • My doctors in New York had not coordinated with this surgeon AT ALL despite having suggested they had, and even suggesting I was supposed to have had surgery next week by him when he visited New York.
  • The surgeon wants $3500 to operate on me at his office in Belgrade, the soonest this could be is October. There is no guarantee he can fix everything that is wrong, but he will do what he can. This figure does not include other expenses I’d incur, none the least of which the $800 I spent to change all my fights around in a single night to see him at all.
  • I do not have $3500+, and I am applying for jobs right now that would make it impossible to take time off sufficient for a surgery in October. I am stuck delaying getting a job to have surgery (which I can’t afford) or trying to “move on” from my body problems long enough to earn the money and be able to take the time off, which is basically saying that having a fucked-up vagina never mattered in the first place.
  • I am fucked. Goodbye, I’m just done with all this shit.
  • Serbia seemed like a nice place. I was only there for 30hrs or I’d have loved to explore it more.

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New op-ed: The Shortage of Injectable Estrogen, via The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/20http://hannahsimpson.x10.bz6/aug/http://hannahsimpson.x10.bz3/estrogen-shortage-trans-women-impact

Feels nice to have a new article out, even if it is an awful situation.

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