“They bent over backwards to take care of me.”
May 26, 2015 7:17 AM   Subscribe

“I assume if you’re here, there’ll be more people behind ya,”

*that* is a wonderful attitude from care providers. Fuck yeah, VA medical staff.
posted by rmd1023 at 8:35 AM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Donna Jean cracked me up: I had to revoke my white-guy card. When you're a man everything is easy, even if you're an idiot.

That's something I can see my sister relating to.
posted by biggreenplant at 9:53 AM on May 26, 2015

Dust, eyes. Thank you.
posted by joycehealy at 11:24 AM on May 26, 2015

The VA has been doing an excellent job of caring for transgender veterans. Many VAMCs have policies in effect which state that veterans may specify which pronouns are used during their care. For example, here's Boston's. The mental health services line in many VA systems also have LGBT care coordinators who work to ensure that vets are treated with respect and sensitivity regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
posted by batbat at 6:17 PM on May 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Good post, thanks...
posted by HuronBob at 9:47 PM on May 26, 2015

I'm happy to be able to call some of these women my friends.
posted by Corinth at 4:16 PM on May 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh, and if you clicked through to Caroline's blog you may have seen this, but she was also interviewed briefly for a local station's post-Jenner interview newscast.
posted by Corinth at 7:05 PM on May 27, 2015

And I think her NYT trans storywall project just went up: Caroline Anne L'huillier - Former Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army from New Orleans
posted by Corinth at 7:54 PM on May 27, 2015

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