Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgender: What’s The Difference?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 28 December 2015

Many people have difficulty understanding and differentiating between who a transvestite, transsexual, or transgender is. This can be a huge problem, considering that it is a daily reality for some people. You may even unknowingly fit into one of these categories, or perhaps categorise yourself in the wrong group. The rest of the population should also recognise and pay attention to the different “trans” terms as they may affect their lives – directly or indirectly – at some point. Transvestite This term is usually grouped together with “crossdresser,” and is used to refer to individuals who like to dress in what would conventionally be worn by the opposite gender, and act in that manner, as well. For instance, you can have heterosexual males wearing traditionally feminine clothing and acquiring feminine mannerisms. Cross-dressers don’t regard themselves as anything but straight or heterosexual, and so they don’t associate with the LGBTQ community.…

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What Are The Most Trans-Friendly Companies In Canada And The US?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 Dec 2015

Most countries and states across the globe do not provide legal protections for LGBT employees. Some countries, like India, still follow colonial-era laws preventing LGB citizens from having same-sex relations, which means that the workplace can’t possibly be conducive for LGBT employees. But India is not the only country with…

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5 Things To Know Before You Watch ‘Girls To Men’

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 Dec 2015

Airing originally in October 2015, the documentary “Girls to Men” will be airing on TV as part of the “Born in the Wrong Body” series initiated by the UK Channel 4. Here are a few things to note: The documentary revolves around three young Brits who were assigned a female…

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4 Trans Instagram Stars We Love

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Dec 2015

The inclusive social landscape in modern-day America must be a breath of fresh air for the LGBT community, though the uphill journey for transgender people remains the toughest among the LGBT people. The trans conversation has been particularly loud in recent years with the attention given to Laverne Cox and…

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Transgender Health Care Access In Canada

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Nov 2015

Transgender people have a unique set of physical and mental health needs that seem to be compounded by prejudices against them, within both the health care system and society. The discrimination limits access to timely, medically appropriate, culturally competent, and respectful care, which eventually translates to increased risk of depression…

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