Thoughts about HRT and Connecting with one another

Thoughts About HRT — and Human Connection

How discussions of HRT have reinforced the importance of connecting with one another — for me. BY CASEY WEITZMAN, M.A., L.M.F.T. One of the topics that has often been discussed during the transgender therapy support groups that I’ve managed is the effects of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) — psychologically and physically. It’s often a fascinating…

sexuality vs gender dentity

Reconciling Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: One Person’s Struggle

BY AMBER ROSE It seems incredibly difficult for others to understand, that I’m not only transgender, but lesbian as well. I believe it’s important to note that gender identity and sexual orientation are two completely different things. Trans* identities do not have anything to do with sexuality, but rather gender identity. I have an androgynous…

Gender Binary Boogeyman

PART 2: What Makes Gender? – Beware the Gender Binary Boogeyman

BY STEPHANIE HALL [ “Read PART 1: What Makes Gender?” ] Many Transgender advocates, activists and columnists rail against the so-called gender binary as if it were a prison preventing them from expressing themselves and their gender as they feel and believe they and other Transgender persons should be free to do. These voices continually…

Caitlyn Jenner - Casey Weitzman Comments Gender Wellness Los Angeles

Casey Weitzman Comments on Caitlyn Jenner’s Debut Draws Transgender Backlash: It’s ‘Kardashian 2.0’

“But not everyone agrees. Some experts believe Jenner’s glitzy coming is already having a positive effect on trans people.” “I think this is a great thing for the community,” licensed therapist and president of Gender Wellness of Los Angeles, Casey Weitzman told TheWrap. “What I think the Jenner story will do is get people to have…

Casey's Corner May 2015

Casey’s Corner | May 2015

As May is just around the corner, I have had the fortunate opportunity to be able to express my views on KNX News Radio and on Fox Studio 11LA regarding Bruce Jenner. Each interview took place prior to his 2 hour special with Diane Sawyer. This made it more difficult to express my views because…

Does Gender Dysphoria Sound More Positive Than Gender Identity Disorder?

This question has been debated for years within the organization WPATH (World Professional Association of Transgender Health) which I have been a member of for almost 20 years. This organization is comprised of general practitioners, endocrinologists, surgeons, speech pathologists, mental health providers, educators, and parents and allies of transgender youth. It is this group that…