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Legalize Trans Stamp by Spookeriffic Legalize Trans Stamp by Spookeriffic
I made a stamp for Legalize Trans, because what with all the emphasis there is on the LG and B, the T tends to get a little bit forgotten a lot of the time.

Before I get preachy and "tl;dr", I just want to say if you pick up anything from their store you'll be aiding with my transition costs, and every dime would be much appreciated. They've got tshirts, buttons, and a bunch of other cool swag.

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While some of us are thrilled about the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the strides made in regards to marriage equality, we still struggle to get states to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that will prevent employers for firing transgender employees simply based on their gender identities.

Trans people are more prone to violence, job loss, homelessness, poverty and suicide. Trans people have been beaten in public while simply trying to use a restroom. There are states with laws in place putting ridiculously high milestones for changing one's drivers license, birth certificates and legal documents for those who are post-transition. That is of course, if you can transition at all, since despite the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric association both agreeing that transition is the proper course of treatment for trans patients, medical insurance still refuses to aid in the cost.

Please remember, while great strides are being made for the gay, lesbian and bisexual community, the trans community still needs your support, for our rights are lagging a bit further behind. Thanks.

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For those that are interested in more information on transgender issues, please check out:

:bulletgreen: The National Center for Transgender Equality
:bulletpink: Transgender Network Tampa - My website, with info and news. You can subscribe for updates by either email or Facebook
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bcollins39302 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not disagreeing with your message but unlike LGB, trans is already legal in most countries, and is legal in places, like India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Nepal, and even Iran upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… where, in all of those countries, same-sex intercourse is punishable by death, life imprisonment, or castration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rig… In some countries, like Ireland, or Albania, where it is illegal to change the gender on your birth certificate, it is still legal to change your name and gender on your passport.

I'll admit there could be an easier process for people to change their legal gender in the U.S. but it is not covered by insurance because medically speaking the surgery itself is a form of cosmetic surgery. In the U.S. there is more violence to transgendered individuals than LGB individuals, but that isn't the case worldwide. Federally in the US, I think you can change your gender on your federal documents of ID even in states that prohibit it.

Hmmm.... I'll grant that there is a general consensus in the AMA, but there isn't exactly a consensus in the American Psychiatric Association that transition is the best option. Many somewhat controversial, or in some cases very controversial psychiatrists, and psychologists say it is applying surgery to a psychological dysphoria. The consensus and diagnosis guidelines are to only to have surgery and hormone treatment as an option for those who have been experiencing the feeling for longer than 6 months www.dsm5.org/documents/gender%… There are alternative treatments listed as well because there is no consensus. 
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Born-of-Wolves Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think it might be a long time before the US takes that final step, but it will happen soon, I'm sure. Luckily Canada is much kinder, trans people already have full rights up here. When gender dysphoria is diagnosed, our system covers the transition surgeries, and the hormones are affordable, $80 for a vial that lasts about three months according to a trans friend of mine.
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TheStalkerBunny Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I whole heartedly agree-people have the right to do what they feel they need to do for their bodies if that is what makes them happiest.
I've seen so many lovely nice wonderful and talented people put down and hurt by those who are against it.
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bloedzuigerbloed Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Thank you so much. How can anyone fire someone for their gender identity? It's not like they'd be any better or worse at their job, and their employer would be totally depriving them of the money they have the right to earn! And publicly beating people? I can't even... :iconjackiechanmemeplz: just... what?
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streeter05 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thanks for making this.bthis will bring awareness and help raise support for  trans rights. Being trans myself I appreciate this :)
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CraftyPixel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
trying to come out is as hard as being accepted...
It is hard being in a body you are uncomfortable in, very depressing.
Completely glad you made this :3
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VampireHunterAmanda Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As an FTM, thank you for this stamp. While my financial situation is dire, I do wish all the best for you
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Spookeriffic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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nonconformistboat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU. SO MUCH.
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