Changing My Recorded Gender With DOD

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 2:00 pm

After my surgery and later issuance of a new birth certificate last November, I wanted to apply to the Department of the Navy (DON) to change my recorded gender. The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) keeps track of servicemembers and retirees genders, so I wanted, for gender affirmation and DOD acknowledgement, my gender reflected in my Department of Defense (DOD) records.

There is no gender marker on military identification cards, so it’s not an issue of being outed by any gender marker on it. But, it still was important to me — every other government database records my gender as female, and the DOD showing me as male just bothered me.

 

Lowell Sun Prints Critical Letters to the Editor but No Apology for Anti-Trans Column

By: Wednesday December 21, 2011 6:30 pm

The Lowell Sun printed two of the dozen or more letters to the editor today critical of the Sun’s December 16 anti-trans “Christmas” column, written by Dan Phelps. But the Lowell Sun has still not apologized for the anti-trans column.

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