Thursday, May 01, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - Josh Israel, the Senior Investigative Reporter for ThinkProgress at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, joins us to discuss The Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona based organization that has used it money and army of lawyers to oppose marriage equality and a women’s reproductive rights.

4:35pm ET - When Naya Taylor, a transgender woman living in Mattoon, Illinois, asked to start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as part of her medically necessary, transition-related health care to treat her gender dysphoria, her doctor refused,  first claiming that she was not experienced in providing hormones to transgender people even though hormone therapy is regularly provided to non-transgender patients in a variety of settings every day. Later the clinic told Ms. Taylor that it “does not have to treat people like you.” HRT is one of the vital life-saving treatments used to treat gender dysphoria, a recognized, serious medical condition.  Joining us to talk about this is Naya Taylor and Christopher Clark, a Senior Staff Attorney in the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal.

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