Category Archives: News

What happened, proxalutamide? New antiandrogen for COVID-19 is entangled in clinical data irregularities and human rights violations

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been interest in a possible relationship between sex hormones and likelihood of infection or severity of disease. Cis … Continue reading

Posted in Antiandrogens, COVID-19, Endocrinology, Ethics, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Pride, remember your riotous roots!

by Heather McNamara Pick up a brick. This month is the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riot. We have a tendency to think of it as the riot – the one that marked the beginning and end of rioting for … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness building, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Fact check: Spironolactone and COVID-19

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Our understanding of the pandemic is evolving rapidly; this information may be superseded by later and more conclusive findings. This article was last updated on March 31, … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Endocrinology, News, Transgender medicine | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

So they finally got their straight pride parade

By Heather McNamara Since the dawn of pride parades, homophobes have been demanding to know “why isn’t there a STRAIGHT pride parade, huh?” Many patient queers have articulated far better answers to that question than I ever could. Personally, I … Continue reading

Posted in News, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged | Leave a comment

North Carolina takes another step in walking back their “bathroom bill”

By Penny Robo North Carolina no longer requiring trans people to amend birth certificates to use public restrooms matching identity. 2016’s HB2 , North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom bill,” was far from a success. A mass (and very public) exodus of … Continue reading

Posted in News, Politics and law, Transphobia and prejudice | Tagged , , | Leave a comment