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Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's Transgender Son Appears in New Health Care PSA: VIDEO


Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's transgender son Stephen Ira appears along with several other trans people and advocates in a new PSA from GLAAD about the need for trans health care.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Reina Gossett started a petition calling on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NY Health Commissioner Nirav Shah to repeal a statewide regulation that excludes tran people from Medicaid.

Writes GLAAD:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah are being called upon to overturn New York State Medicaid's regulation excluding transgender people from accessing care. Medicaid is meant to ensure that low-income people have the care they need to survive, and no one should be denied that just because of who they are.

Transgender healthcare isn’t special healthcare. It's regular healthcare that non-trans people receive every day when they need it. Transgender health treatments are safe, effective and medically necessary for many transgender people. Unfortunately, healthcare is often denied to trans people due to misinformation and bias. By repealing the exclusionary regulation, Gov. Cuomo and Health Commissioner Shah can ensure that transgender people receiving Medicaid have the same access to essential care as anyone else.

Watch the PSA, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Awesome Warren Beatty is involved with this. That gives this PSA campaign some star power that can raise awareness. Stephen has definitely grown into a cute gay man. Great to see GLAAD focusing more on trans equality.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 18, 2013 6:08:29 PM

  2. So the more groups we add to LGBs, the stronger we are, is the response.

    OK, taking this as true, why would we possibly stop at T? If adding more and more groups only makes us stronger and has no downside, then it makes no sense to simply add a tiny group to LGBs. And the other letters that get tacked on are basically just subgroups of T (intersexed, queer, GNC, etc.) so those letters don't expand anything. So if we follow Derrick and Donna's logic, then we really do need to be merging LGB with population of China, which is 25% of the world, rather than Ts, which are a tiny fraction of 1%. Plus, with China we get lots of money, an army and nuclear weapons. With Ts, we only get silicone breast implants and bitterness.

    By merging with China, our LGBC community will be really strong and HRC and NGLTF can focus on the issues that matter most to 99% of LGBC people. Like reunifying the mainland with Taiwan and expanding our naval presence in the Pacific.

    Posted by: Charles from the Big Easy | Nov 18, 2013 6:21:26 PM

  3. No-one cares Charles. Sorry.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 18, 2013 6:38:26 PM

  4. @Charles: I said alloys are stronger than pure metals. Only a fool would take that to mean that we should include very group under the sun in the LGBT movement, the same way that only a fool would think that combining all the elements would make the strongest metal.

    Posted by: Thedrdonna | Nov 18, 2013 7:34:08 PM

  5. Brian Brown must be spending too much time in Russia and not enough time up Rick's honey hole.

    He's extra prolific with his sockpuppets, lately.

    Posted by: FFS | Nov 19, 2013 2:26:49 AM

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