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- General Information.
- Health and legal information.
- Diethylstilbestrol (DES) related.
- Transition - health related.
- Transition - legal related.
- Transition - voice related.
- My team of care.
- Ideal Image.
- James River Transgender Society.
- Kenner Army Health Clinic.
- Margarita's Skin Care Center.
- Renaissance Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
- Richmond Creative Counseling.
- Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists.
- Staff Judge Advocate Ft. Lee.
- Transgender Netwerk Nederland.
- Transvisie zorg Nederland.
- VCU school of performing arts.
- Virginia Diabetes & Endocrinology, P.C.
The following below is still in progress.
Hi and welcome to my page with various links to trans related stuff that, at one time or another, provided me with info. Perhaps some of these might be of your interest.
Here are links to support, advocacy and forums:
Human Rights Campaign.
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community. .
National Center for Transgender Equality.
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Out & Equal.
Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships and our annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.
Susan's Place, Transgender Resources.
Susan's Place, Transgender Resources; "We Stand at the Crossroads of Gender, Balanced on the Sharp Edge of a Knife". This website is very informative, and with a very active Forum, that is sure to provide you with all the answers to your questions about anything news, social, legal, medical or anything else transgender related.
Health and legal information.
Here are links to DES, voice, health and legal information:
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) related information.
Maternal DES Exposure and Intersex Development in Males
Hormones Matter, Maternal DES Exposure and Intersex Development in Males. Where health, hormones, and a whole bunch of other stuff, make sense. Research into in connections between maternal DES exposure and male sexual development.
DES information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC DES information from United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic estrogen that was developed to supplement a woman's natural estrogen production. First prescribed by physicians in 1938 for women who experienced miscarriages or premature deliveries, DES was originally considered effective and safe for both the pregnant woman and the developing baby.
Transition - health related information.
Anne Vitale, American psychologist
General authenticity is the clinical focus of Anne Vitale, a trans-identified, American psychologist specializing in existential-humanist psychotherapy. Vitale provides therapeutic support for cross-dressing and gender-divergent clients in such a way as to skillfully combine therapist advocacy and self-empowerment of the client. Specifically, she employs a client-centred, open-minded approach to helping her trans and questioning clients to take responsibility for discovering and actuallizing their own particular form of life meaning and personal power. This supported quest for identity and validation typically involves a dovetailing of genderal integrity, community connection, and existential authenticity.
2pass Clinic was born from the hands of Dr Bart van de Ven. He had a vision of creating a safe haven for trans women worldwide, and to provide them with expert care in FFS, BFS and permanent hair removal. The result is a clinic that feels like a home away from home. A place to become the woman you’ve always been in the company of a diverse team and of fellow patients that understand your story.
The newest generation in medical electrolysis and skin care. Our company was formed in 1986 under the name E2000, when it was noticed that the unique needs of the transgender community were not being met. A safe and permanent manner of hair removal was implemented to meet these needs. Because of this desired and effective form of electrolysis, conventional methods were thrown out, and the idea of “marathon” sessions was born!
Drug Rehab USA.
Drug Rehab USA, Mission: To reduce the impact of substance abuse by helping LGBTQ people locate proper treatment. Addiction treatment facilities that provide LGBTQIA+ clients with an inclusive and accepting place for addiction recovery through evidence-based treatment for substance abuse, sexual health and mental health. Drug Rehab USA created a free LGBTQ rehab directory that uses location technology to display addiction treatment near you.
University of California, San Francisco.
UCSF, University of California, San Francisco, Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People.
World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
WPATH, World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Standards of Care, The World Professional Association for Transgender Health, formerly known as the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA), promotes the highest standards of health care for individuals through the articulation of Standards of Care.
Transition - legal related information.
National Center for Transgender Equality.
NCTE, National Center for Transgender Equality, The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
Transition - voice related information.
Here are links to voice related information.
New York Speech & Voice Lab.
Find your voice The New York Speech & Voice Lab is the clinical speech-language pathology practice of Christie Block, MA, MS, CCC-SLP. It is located in the Financial District of New York City and provides assistance for teens and adults with voice, speech, and swallowing problems. It has been recognized as one of the top speech-language pathology services in New York City in 2018, 2019, and 2020.* Are you looking for help? This is a place to get professional support to learn how to optimize your skills and become confident in managing them on your own.
Cricothyroid surgery approximation.
Cricothyroid approximation was one of the most common surgeries of the past 20 years used to change the relaxed pitch of the voice. The normal action of the cricothyroid muscle is to increase tension of the vocal cord margin by lengthening the vocal cord. The vocal quality produced by this increase in tension of the vocal cord is called falsetto. Contraction of this muscle brings the thyroid cartilage and cricoid cartilage into approximation in the anterior midline, so CTA surgery effectively sutures the cricothyroid muscle into a permanent position of contraction, although the degree is variable.
My team of care providers/foundations.
Here are links to my team of care providers and foundations in cosmetic service, medical health, mental health, voice therapy, legal and social support, in the USA as well as in the Netherlands:
Ideal Image of Richmond opened its doors in December 2011.
This state of the art laser hair removal clinic is located in the Short Pump area off of West Broad Street. Ideal Image of Richmond is located in the same shopping center as ULTA Beauty, Trader Joe’s, and Longhorn Steakhouse in Short Pump Station shopping center. Short Pump Station is an eventful shopping complex offering everything from a variety of healthy foods and luxury dining to beauty solutions and home care needs. Ideal Image of Richmond welcomes walk-ins and remains current on the most up-to-date information in regards to laser hair removal.
James River Transgender Society.
The James River Transgender Society is a support group based in Richmond, Virginia
The James River Transgender Society offers support for anyone who is gender variant. JRTS was founded in 2006 by three ladies, Kaitlin, Melissa and Michelle. During this time there was no support group in Richmond Va. In August of 2006 JRTS had there first meeting with about 19 people in attendance. Since then JRTS has had monthly meetings and grown to about 30+ members that attend meetings. Our online base is about 100+. We have guest speakers who attend our meetings and speak on all types of issues that surround being Transgender. We have had a very high successful rate of our members reaching goals they set for themselves. JRTS will continue to grow and help those seeking support where they need it.
Kenner Army Health Clinic.
The Kenner Army Health Clinic Dr. Benton, Joan Elizabeth (08-20-2014 - 11-19-2015), Dr. Mahoney, Barbara Ann (11-20-2015 - 01-10-2016), Dr. Mantzouris, Tammy Jeanchihos (01-11-2016 - 03-23-2017), Barot, Ghanshyam (3/24/2017 - 4-20-2017), Dr. Robert C., Hufford (4/21/2017 - 3-01-2018) and Dr. Khalid, Rana (3/02/2018 - pressent) , located on the US Army base Ft. Lee, in Tri-Cities of Virginia (Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell).
At Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee's premier military system for health, we are focused on our patients' health and wellness. We are dedicated to preventing illness and injury and prompting healing. This system for health enables ready and resilient Soldiers, families and communities. We maintain the readiness of America's fighting men and women through care that maintains, restores and improves their ability to deploy on a moment's notice anywhere in the world. And when our Soldiers deploy, we ensure that a ready medical force is ready to deploy with them, professionally trained and ready to provide world class care. Kenner Army Health Clinic prides itself on building a healthier Army and healthier nation each and every day
Margarita's Skin Care Center.
Margarita's Skin Care Center. Mrs. Margarita Richmond, VA.
Mrs. Margarita is waiting to wrap you in luxury, from your head to toes, with facials, body treatments, make-up application and electrology. Her spa’s calming atmosphere, lavish treatments and full line of take-home products are the ultimate in affordable luxury. Margarita's Skin Care Center provides a stress-free environment that has been rejuvenating the Richmond Area area since 2001. Her rooms are well-appointed with deluxe linens and cozy robes. She use professional European cosmetic that makes your skin feeling softer and cleaner.
Renaissance Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
Renaissance Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Keelee MacPhee, MD Durnham, NC.
Dr. Keelee MacPhee is a highly skilled transgender surgeon and cosmetic plastic surgeon who has been in practice for more than 15 years. With a focus on breast surgery, genital reconstruction, cosmetic enhancements and general cosmetic surgery, she is passionate about helping her patients become more confident and comfortable with their bodies. Her goal always is to provide clinical excellence, while achieving beautiful, natural results.
Richmond Creative Counseling.
Richmond Creative Counseling. Kristi Emmons, LPC Richmond, VA.
Ms. Kristi Emmons is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, suicidal ideation, and crises. Kristi has a background in Structural Family Therapy and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy techniques. She is passionate about women's and LGBTQI issues and has extensive experience working with gender expansive and transgender individuals at any place along the gender continuum. She is incredibly knowledgeable about hormone treatment therapy and other issues that are important to transgender individuals. She often works with transgender individuals to navigate the medical and legal transition process.
Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists.
Richmond Dermatology and Laser Specialists. Dr. Margaret Terhune, MD Richmond, VA.
Dr. Margaret Terhune was born and raised in New Hampshire. She graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in biochemistry. She attended Harvard Medical School and completed her internship and dermatology residency at the University of Michigan. During her final year of residency, she served as Chief Resident. She was board certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1993 and is a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Terhune practiced in Lexington, KY for 14 years prior to relocating to Richmond. She was an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky until 2000, when she joined the Lexington Clinic, a multispecialty private practice. In 2010, she moved with her family to Richmond and joined Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists where she has continued her full-time practice of general dermatology. She prides herself on the relationships she develops with patients and their families and her attentiveness to the needs of individual patients.
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.
Combined Arms Support Command. Staff Judge Advocate Ft. Lee, VA.
The staff judge advocate (SJA) is the principal legal advisor to the CG and the CASCOM Staff. The SJA also serves as the principal ethics counselor and directs all legal services provided on Fort Lee, VA and all tenant activities located on this installation. The CASCOM office of the SJA consists of four divisions and a branch legal office at Fort Eustis, VA: Criminal Law Division, Claims Division, Administrative and Civil Law Division, and the Client Services Division.
Transgender Netwerk Nederland.
The Dutch foundation Transgender Netwerk Nederland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Transgender Netwerk Nederland is the foundation that works nationally for the emancipation of transgender people and their environment. Combating discrimination against transgender people is one of our most current spearheads. Our goal is to enable a gender diverse society. Emancipation of transgender people is still badly needed. There is much unknown about this group of people. This causes prejudice and discrimination. An additional obstacle is the norms and ideas about the body and about gender that are widely present in society. They make the prejudices more difficult to combat. Sustainable acceptance of all transgender people can therefore only succeed in a gender-diverse society.
Transgender Netwerk Nederland is de stichting die zich landelijk inzet voor de emancipatie van transgender personen en hun omgeving. Bestrijding van discriminatie van transgender personen is één van onze meest actuele speerpunten. Ons doel is een genderdiverse samenleving mogelijk maken. Emancipatie van transgender personen is nog hard nodig. Er bestaat veel onbekendheid over deze groep mensen. Dit veroorzaakt vooroordelen en discriminatie. Bijkomend obstakel zijn de normen en ideeën over het lichaam en over geslacht die in de samenleving breed aanwezig zijn. Die maken de vooroordelen moeilijker te bestrijden. Duurzame acceptatie van alle transgender personen kan daarom alleen slagen in een genderdiverse samenleving.
Transvisie zorg Nederland.
Transvisie zorg Nederland. Mr. Thomas Wormgoor Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Or try this link
Transvisie Zorg provides psychological and psychosocial support to anyone who faces gender identity questions, gender dysphoria or transsexuality. The transvision Care team consists of social workers, psychologists and a sexologist. Transvision Care offers help: - adult transsexuals and transgender people; - gender dysphoric children and young people; - people with questions about their gender identity; - loved ones: partners, parents, children, friends; - professionals in education and assistance. The offer is largely offered for free. Only in the case of information to professionals and school education, a contribution is requested.
Transvisie Zorg biedt psychologische en psychosociale hulpverlening aan iedereen die te maken krijgt met genderidentiteitsvragen, genderdysforie of transseksualiteit. Het team van Transvisie Zorg bestaat uit maatschappelijk werkers, psychologen en een seksuoloog. Transvisie Zorg biedt hulp aan: - volwassen transseksuelen en transgenders; - genderdysfore kinderen en jongeren; - mensen met vragen over hun genderidentiteit; - naasten: partners, ouders, kinderen, vrienden; - professionals in onderwijs en hulpverlening. Het aanbod wordt grotendeels kostenloos aangeboden. Alleen bij voorlichting aan professionals en schoolvoorlichting wordt een bijdrage gevraagd.
VCU school of performing arts.
VCU school of performing arts. Ms. Erica Hughes Richmond, VA.
Ms. Erica Hughes is an instructor of Voice & Speech at VCU, as well as a private voice/dialect/text coach and a performer. In Richmond, she has also worked with Virginia Rep, Quill Theatre, RTP, Firehouse Theatre, University of Richmond, CAT, and TheatreLAB. She has also coached for the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, Chicago Pride Films & Plays, Round House Theatre, and the National Speech & Debate Association, among other institutions. Erica has an M.F.A. in Theatre Pedagogy/Stage Voice & Speech from VCU, and received additional training from Carnegie Mellon University, Denison University, the Gaiety School of Acting (Dublin, Ireland), and the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. On the VCU mainstage, Erica has both acted in and served as dialect coach for Sense & Sensibility (Mrs. Jennings), Pride & Prejudice (Mrs. Bennet), and Spring Awakening (Adult Woman).
Virginia Diabetes & Endocrinology, P.C.
Virginia Diabetes & Endocrinology, P.C. Dr. Allen S. Burris, MD FACP Richmond, VA.
Dr. Burris is board certified in Internal Medicine (1984) and Endocrinology & Metabolism (1987) and was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1989. He is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, National Lipid Association, and the Medical Society of Virginia. He is in private practice and was a founding partner of Virginia Diabetes & Endocrinology, PC. From 1989 to 2000 he served as the Medical Director of the Columbia Diabetes Care Center at Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond. He was awarded the honor of being one of Richmond Magazine's "Top Docs" in 2004, 2006, and 2008.
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