I am a transgender woman. I first realized that I felt more like a girl than a boy when I was four years old, but it wasn’t until 1999 that I started hormone therapy. For the past fifteen years, I have lived openly in the world as a woman.
Lambda Legal's video "Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination" about Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender widow, will be playing at Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival.
Yesterday, in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of Naya Taylor, a transgender woman denied medical care after she requested hormone replacement therapy.
Today, after months of advocacy, Lambda Legal announced the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid Robina Asti, a 92-year-old transgender woman, the survivor benefits she was denied after her husband’s death.