Posts tagged: legal

Illinois CHIP violating the Human Rights Act?

By , December 8, 2011 6:12 pm
I’ve been thinking about gender reassignment surgery, and decided to look into the position of my current health insurance, Illinoi’s IChip Program. Alas, IChip seems to be specifically prohibited from funding GRS. From their policy brochure, on page 32, item 17 ( it’s also the only thing that comes up if you search the document for ‘sexual’):
“CHIP will not pay for any expense or charge:” (pg 31)¬†“for services, drugs or supplies that are for, or resulting from, surgery or surgeries¬†performed in connection with sexual reassignment or gender transformation;” (pg 32)
Which would seem to mean I’m screwed. Except I’ve been reading and re-reading the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Trans Form Works-In-Progres Video!

By , August 22, 2009 2:36 am

Here’s the piece I presented earlier tonight. I’m still figuring out the best way to edit video on the Mac, so I may play around and re-upload a different version sometime tomorrow as I try to tweak settings to get a better-quality video clip. (Basically, it’s a question of which settings to use where while converting/exporting video. There are a lot of options, so I’m trying to determine what’s a reasonable set to use.)


Stuck in a rut

By , April 21, 2009 11:08 pm

Sorry I haven’t posted for a few days. I’ve been really down, and still feeling like I’m in a rut. I’ve been thinking about when I last felt so consistently shitty, and finally realized it was pre-transition. That got me thinking about what I have left ‘to do,’ which was part of where the previous post (about surgery) came from. The other thing that’s been on my mind is legally changing my name.

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