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Keeping it real

Post  Lesley Niyori on Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:38 pm

I'm posting this, really only so you guys can then take it and put it in your various places you go to.

I mean, it's not like any of us need to hear this. It's the people in our lives that need to hear it Smile

Because like the video suggests, it's not about biology or science or whatever, it's about not being assholes Smile


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Post  Celia Eriksson on Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:37 pm

Nice vid, yes, get the message out there, we are not going to accept bigotry anymore! Thank you for sharing Lesley!!!!

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Post  MichaelaSJ on Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:57 am

I wish it had closed captioning - especially the blokes last comment.

There is a Veteran's Administration phlebotomist who refuses to address me as she. I have reported him - to little avail.

I usually have my hair tied up but no makeup, wear NYDJ jeans and tops and shoes that says I am female, but about half the time I am missed gendered. I quietly complain telling the individual I prefer Miki and female pronouns.

I have not had one individual mis-pronoun me on purpose after that enjoinder.
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Post  Elizabeth Lynn on Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:07 pm

MichaelaSJ wrote:There is a Veteran's Administration phlebotomist who refuses to address me as she. I have reported him - to little avail.

Mikki, every VA Medical Center has an LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator. If you can't find out who that is, PM me the name of the Medical Center and I can find out the name and contact info and PM it to you.

This pisses me off to no end because I've spent a lot of time educating the VAMC staff here in Boise and helped write the Medical Center regulation. I haven't heard of a single instance of a trans vet being mis-gendered or otherwise treated with disrespect, over the past 4 years so I know it can be done.

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