Author Archives: Zinnia Jones

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender healthcare, public health, psychiatry, and history of medicine, integrating these many perspectives and guided by the lived experiences of trans people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.

Dr. Michael Laidlaw et al. publish anti-trans letter with more errors than paragraphs (part 2)

Previously in Part 1: Endocrine aspects, cardiovascular risk, and sexual functioning. No “objective tests”? Affirming treatment and persistent gender dysphoria in youth There are no laboratory, imaging, or other objective tests to diagnose a “true transgender” child. Children with GD … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Laidlaw et al. publish anti-trans letter with more errors than paragraphs (part 1)

This March, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism published a letter to the editor from an active voice in the anti-trans movement, Dr. Michael K. Laidlaw, and four other medical professionals who oppose the mainstream affirming treatment of gender … Continue reading

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Missouri Supreme Court Makes Sense for Once

By Penny Robo In 2014, the family of RJ Appleberry filed a lawsuit claiming sex discrimination against Missouri’s Blue Springs School District. It went to the Court of Appeals after being dismissed by a circuit judge in Jackson County, and … Continue reading

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Study: Moral beliefs about gender are linked to personal perceptions of trans attractiveness

Other individuals’ perception of a person as a given gender – that is, reading and interpreting them as being female or male – is a subjective phenomenon, with these processes and results varying among perceivers due to numerous factors such … Continue reading

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Machine Bodies, Human Hearts

By Penny Robo I noticed early on in my life that when I consumed narrative media, the easiest way to tug at my heartstrings was to introduce a machine character and then prove that their synthetic nature made them no … Continue reading

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