Excerpt:Â What will â€œtransgender rightsâ€ laws foster? What will government be protecting and promoting? What will employer benefits and health insurance have to cover? The writings by transsexuals themselves give us a pretty good idea what will be let loose if Bill H1722 is passed here in Massachusetts.
Matt Kailey (above), a female-to-male transsexual, speaks all over the country about her experience â€œtransitioning.â€ Her book is a must read: Just Add Hormones: An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience (Beacon Press, 2005). She recently led workshops at the PFLAG/Transcending Boundaries Conference (Worcester 2006) on â€œRedefining Masculinity: How and Why Transmen are Changing the Definitions of Manhoodâ€ and â€œExploring Trans Sexuality: How Transition Affects Sexual Identity for Trans People and Their Partners.â€