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HHS takes steps toward protecting transgender people under health-care law
“This is a population that's very underserved and in need of a lot of health care,” says M. Dru Lavasseur, a transgender rights attorney at Lambda Legal, an advocacy group based in New York. “This HHS letter sends a message that we need to address its …
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Healthcare a Star on DNC's First Night
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Paul Ryan: What are his health care policy positions?
Ryan, who has served as House Budget Committee chairman since the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2011, has advanced plans to control federal spending by restructuring both Medicare, the health insurance program for the …
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Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Certified Life Coach, speaker, and trainer, Tony Ferraiolo has advocated for the rights of transgender youth in many forums throughout the country and now has an opportunity to tell his powerful story at the White House. He is one of the entries in the first White House LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Pride Month Champions of Change Video Challenge. Winners of the competition will be invited to the White House to share their stories and ideas for the future.

The White House LGBT video competition coincides with Junes LGBT National Pride Month, first declared by President Bill Clinton in 2000. Of the proclamation, President Barack Obama said, I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists.

Ferraiolos three minute video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgmYT33GpDc) was compiled from footage of a documentary currently being produced on his life by filmaker/video artist Lori Petchers. (http://www.5Efilms.com). Petchers met Ferraiolo through the mother of a transgender child. Tony is an incredibly unique individual. His ability to overcome the difficulties of his earlier life, and emerge as an inspiration to so many young people is compelling. I am quite proud to nominate him.

Ferraiolo, depressed, hopeless, and with thoughts of suicide came to the realization that he was transgender and in 2005 transitioned from female to male. Since his transition he has impacted thousands of transgender people, health care professionals, and countless audiences he has spoken to.

He is also the President and Co-founder of the Jim Collins Foundation, (http://www.jimcollinsfoundation.org), an organization that raises money for gender-confirming surgeries for the transgender community who otherwise couldnt afford them.

A frequent keynote speaker on transgender health care and workplace discrimination issues at places like the Yale School of Nursing, the University of Connecticut, and True Colors Conference, the largest LGBT Youth Conference in the country, Ferraiolo has also been featured on NPR, PBS, and in Fortune 500 Small Business Magazine.

Ferraiolo is represented by Diversity Works LLC, and is available for speaking events, workshops, and interviews. For information, contact Dan Weaver at dweaver(at)diversityworksllc(dot)com or 860-572-4445.







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While researching her gender reassignment, Gina Duncan found Wells Fargo, her employer, had had 16 other employees transition to new genders. The bank assigned a benefits specialist to walk her through the process.When Gina Duncan decided to undergo the medical treatment that would make her a woman, she had plenty to fear.








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While researching her gender reassignment, Gina Duncan found Wells Fargo, her employer, had had 16 other employees transition to new genders. The bank assigned a benefits specialist to walk her through the process.When Gina Duncan decided to undergo the medical treatment that would make her a woman, she had plenty to fear.



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According to a new report released by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, transgender and gender non-comforming people face severe discrimination when they try to access health care. …

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