Transition speech-any feedback is welcome

flippin-franky:

Transitioning a Life Changing Experience

Informative Speech by Francis Dalog Jr.

Attention Getter:  Have you ever worn clothes that you wanted to go out in, but your parents denied you? Remember putting clothes in a bag and changing as soon as you go out of the house or change in the car? It might’ve just for a party or a night out, but for me it wasn’t about looking good for the night; it wasn’t about wearing that outfit for one night. It was about being who I really am. Treating this awful medical condition is a long a difficult path. I have suffered from this medical condition as far as I can remember, but it wasn’t only until last year I was diagnosed with GID. There are many people who suffer from severe transsexualism, day by day they have to go through several of obstacles just to be seen as who they truly are.

Thesis: in order to understand my journey and other transsexuals, we’ll talk about definitions, diagnosis, therapy and surgery options as well as socially transitioning.

 [Transition: Now, let’s start with learning the diagnosis and definition of transsexualism.

Body

I.                    Based on the The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association’s

There are three criteria in order to define and diagnose transsexualism

A.      The desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex, usually accompanied by the wish to make his or her body as congruent as possible with the preferred sex through surgery and hormone treatment;

B.      The transsexual identity has been present persistently for at least two years:

C.       The disorder is not a symptom of another mental disorder or a chromosomal abnormality.

 [Transition: Now that I discussed the diagnoses and definition of GID (Gender identity Disorder) or Transsexualism let’s get in depth with therapy options.]

II. There are two kinds of therapy options to treat transsexualism.

A. Gender Therapy

1. You can use a family therapist, general therapist or gender specialist therapist to diagnose you with GID.

2. Must have at least 3 sessions with the therapist before getting:

a. Hormone replacement therapy letter

1. I never went through the proper therapy because all three of my Primary Care managers who are military officers of the Air Force all approved me to start Hormones replacement therapy.

                2. It approves you to start taking Testosterone.

b. Top/Bottom surgery letter

                B. Hormones Replacement Therapy

                                1. Find a trans friendly endocrinologist to prescribe testosterone.

                                2. We’ll have blood work from the endocrinologist.

                                                a. Blood work will determine the hormone levels in your body

                                                b. It helps determine the dosage amount of testosterone you will take

                                3. Receiving Testosterone           

                                                a. Injection with needles, weekly, bi-weekly up to monthly; most common and                                                                                                            effective

                                                b. Gel such as androgel 1.62 which is applied daily, whereas changes aren’t as                                                    fast as injections but less mood swings.

[Transition: Now that we know what therapy options there are, let’s get right into the surgery options.]

III. Top surgery is referring to chest area, making it more masculine.

A.      According to the Hudson FTM Guide there are two types of chest reconstruction surgery

1.       Double incision/bilateral

a.       It is a technique used on “C” cups or larger chest; which large incisions are made horizontal below the nipple to extract breast tissue and excess fat.

b.      Depending on the surgeons they sew up the scars all the way just before the armpit, leaving two horizontal scars.

2.       Keyhole/Peri-areolar incision

a. This technique is more effective and commonly used on smaller chested guys, size “A” cup and very small “B” cup.

b. The surgeon would make a small incision along the areolar (dark skin around the nipple) and the breast tissue is removed using liposuction with needles.

c. Scars would be non-existence and chest would appear completely flat.

1.       I have an extremely small chest so the keyhole procedure will be perfect for me, thus its being expensive so I won’t be able to get it for another few years.

B. Cost of surgery is from five thousand to ten thousand here in the USA

C. Bottom surgery is the alteration of the genital area, but it is still in a caveman stage

[Transition: Now that I’ve told you about medically transitioning, let’s get into social transitioning.]

IV. Socially transitioning is just as important as medically transitioning, its about being seen in the public eye as who you are, its about how you interact with family, friends and the public.  

                A. Pronouns is very important to someone who is suffering from Transsexualism

                                1. It helps puts the person as ease as they are being seen as their true self

                                2. Also helps other people call them the right pronouns

                                3. Being known around school as male has made me more confidence and feel safe.

                B. Name Change

1. Most female to male transsexuals change their name from their birth name, to feel more like themselves

2. It cost about 200$+ depending on the state

3. I’m never going to change my name, because the name you know me as is my birth name

                a. Every male on my dad’s side of the family has the root name “francis” from my great grandpa Francisco Sr, grandpa is Francisco Jr., my uncle Franklin, my dad Francis Sr, me Francis Jr and my 5 year old cousin Francisco III. So I feel like it was meant to be.

[Transition: Now that we know what therapy options, surgery options and socially transitioning are, let’s review.]

V.

Thesis: I have told you a general idea of how a person with transsexualism can be treated.

A. Transsexualism is a medical condition where one wants to be as similar as the opposite sex. 

B. Gender therapy to help get letters and approval to start transitioning.

C. Hormone replacement therapy is when one administers Testosterone to replace estrogen and have masculine looks.

D. Chest reconstruction; Top surgery to make the chest appear flat and masculine.

E. Socially transitioning with pronouns, name change, driver license.

Closing Statement: Transsexuals are people too, they live day by day to their best abilities to be who they are, but they need a little help along the way. Next time if you know someone who has transsexualism or GID, call them by their right pronouns, talk to them with their chosen name. You never know you might be the one to save their life one day.

Works Cited

Hudson ftm guide. (2009). Retrieved from http://www.ftmguide.org/index.html

Meyer, W. (2001). Standards of care for gender identity disorders. The Harry Benjamin Internation Gender Dysphoria As. Retrieved fromhttp://www.wpath.org/Documents2/socv6.pdf

© Copyright 2012 The World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc. Retrieved from http://wpath.org/about_wpath.cfm

Ftm therapy and testoterone. Hudson FTM Guide. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ftmguide.org/tandhealth.html

Plastic, reconstructive and gender related surgery. (n.d.). Retrieved fromhttp://www.brownsteinmd.com/

Ftm Health. Trans Health. Retrieved from

http://transhealth.vch.ca/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/hormones-FTM.pdf

sorry everyone

for the lack of posts. me and the other mod are in the middle of a lot of things right now

i just had midterms n i have like bunch of projects to do

while the othr mod just got a job n started T

please send submissions for anything local

like a therapist n etc thanks!

Tags: ftm trans f2m m2f mtf

kadekeys:

comfortclothesco:

My girlfriend has started to create jackets, shirts, undergarments, and boxers to raise money for my top surgery and to move out of Las Vegas, to Minnesota. Please help spread the word of this! Thank you everyone! Don’t forget, you can support just about anything!

I just wanted to make sure everyone had every piece of contact information needed! I’ve had a few people write me on personal accounts regarding prices, if you don’t mind spreading the word to be either contacted via Facebook, Tumblr, or email! Thank you again!

Shirts; 8$

Please share this everyone!

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kadekeys:

These are some of the pictures that were taken today.

All funds made will be going towards my top surgery, & to get me out of Vegas.

Go ahead and check out, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comfort-Clothes-Co/269135109855874?fref=ts  for prices & everything else you’ll need!

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st-evergreen:

kadekeys:

pretty-ugly-little-girl:

Check out this cutie!

NOT THE BOY! THE SHIRT!!!

Gosh… well, get the shirts at Comfort Clothes Co.

My girlfriend has created some shirts to support pretty much anything you can think of.

All the purchases made will be going towards my top surgery & to move out of Vegas.

Please reblog or email me if you have questions

Support this line and support this cause! <3

Hey everyone, this is what I was posting about yesterday, please take a look and write me to let me know if you’re interested on translocal.tumblr.com

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Change Gender on Passport in any stage of transitioning

http://transequality.org/Resources/passports_2011.pdf

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/06/142922.htm —— ARticle about the change

Example Certification from Attending Physician:

(Attending Physician’s Official Letterhead)

I, (physician’s full name), (physician’s medical license or certificate number), (issuing State of medical license/certificate), (DEA Registration number), am the attending physician of (name of patient), with whom I have a doctor/patient relationship.

(Name of patient) has had appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition to the new gender (specify new gender male or female).

Or

(Name of patient) is in the process of gender transition to the new gender (specify new gender male or female).

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the forgoing is true and correct.

Signature of Physician

Typed Name of Physician

Date

kadekeys:

My girlfriend has decided to start creating T-Shirts, boxers, posters, pretty much anything and everything under the sun. I want to keep the idea that she has a secret. This will be completed tomorrow.
It’s all for my top surgery, and to help pay off my debt sooner so I can get out of Las Vegas.
If you guys can check out the Facebook page she has created.
Prices: T-shirt( iSupport______) 8$( Comes in sizes XS,S,M,L,XL ( if you need a bigger size just let me know) Right now all she has is white v necks but she plans to branch out as this gets more known.
Boxers: (Black &amp; Grey) 7$ Sizes, XS, S, M, L, XL One is called the trans* boxer. It’ll just have the ” * ” over the crotch area.
Cut off gloves, with the trans ” * ” on them.( Price not determined yet )
Eventually work on bumper stickers.
Posters [ more information will be listed ]
More ideas will be released once she is actually making more money with this to buy greater items like sweatshirts and what not.
Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comfort-Clothes-Co/269135109855874?ref=ts&amp;fref=ts

kadekeys:

My girlfriend has decided to start creating T-Shirts, boxers, posters, pretty much anything and everything under the sun. I want to keep the idea that she has a secret. This will be completed tomorrow.

It’s all for my top surgery, and to help pay off my debt sooner so I can get out of Las Vegas.

If you guys can check out the Facebook page she has created.

  • Prices: T-shirt( iSupport______) 8$( Comes in sizes XS,S,M,L,XL ( if you need a bigger size just let me know) Right now all she has is white v necks but she plans to branch out as this gets more known.
  • Boxers: (Black & Grey) 7$ Sizes, XS, S, M, L, XL One is called the trans* boxer. It’ll just have the ” * ” over the crotch area.
  • Cut off gloves, with the trans ” * ” on them.( Price not determined yet )
  • Eventually work on bumper stickers.
  • Posters [ more information will be listed ]

More ideas will be released once she is actually making more money with this to buy greater items like sweatshirts and what not.

Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Comfort-Clothes-Co/269135109855874?ref=ts&fref=ts

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Gender Justice Nevada

Mission:
I’d like to talk to you about a new organization, Gender Justice Nevada, and specifically our Queer Anti-Violence Project.  We are committed to advocate for victims of violence in the larger, inclusive LGBTQIA+ community, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex, asexual, poly, kink, sex workers, hiv+… seriously inclusive – ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!).  We need volunteers to help build an advocacy net that will be specifically geared to meet the needs the very diverse community of people who are part of the sexual and gender minority. QAVP provides direct services to survivors in a way that is sensitive to queer issues.
 
Need:
Nevada has a serious problem with interpersonal violence as a region, and people in the queer community are often disproportionately targets of violence. Currently there is no other organization that specifically addresses the needs of queer survivors.
 
Existing services:
People in the queer community often face problems accessing services because of 1) ignorance on the part of those who are well-meaning, but unfamiliar, 2) discrimination, both from individuals, but also from rules, forms, and laws that are heter/gendernormative, and 3) queerfolk may choose not to even try to get help because of previous experiences with ignorance and discrimination. QAVP also trains other organizations.
 
Volunteering:
Volunteers will advocate by being on call on our 24 hour crisis line, for which they will be well trained! There are other volunteer opportunities available, but we need advocates most of all. Volunteers will choose 6 hours a week that work for them. If a volunteer needs a cellphone to use, one can be checked out for your shift.
Requirements:
Be 18+ years of age
Be able to successfully complete a 50 hour training course
Pass a criminal background check (to check for a history of violence only)
Have the ability to donate a minimum of 6 hours per week
Be open minded and non-judgmental towards victims and survivors regardless of the circumstances
Have a desire to serve Nevada’s diverse trans* and gender non-conforming persons
Be willing to learn and grow together with others
Training:
Every volunteer will need to meet with us to orient you to the program, then attend a 50 hour training that will certify you as ad advocate and give you all the information and resources you will need to be an effective advocate.  The training will be at the end of October, during weekday evenings. Let us know if transportation is an issue!
 
Now:
If you are interested in getting involved please take the time to fill out an application now!
Please send me an ask, and I will get some information from you such as an email address to go ahead and send you this information.