I live in Riverside, RI. I have Medicare and NHP and the day of my surgery in August 2014 my insurance called and decided they weren't going to pay for it. Even though for a full year my doctors, surgeons and I were told by my insurance was covered. I lost all my money, and I just stopped trying. Maybe that's what insurance companies want us trans people to do. Give us false hope, tell us they will cover it 100%, feeling relief so we then spend the money we saved originally on our own, then tell us oops we won't cover it, and then we never ask insurance for surgery again. It took me so long to raise money and now it's gone. The same exact thing happened to a woman from Providence named Althea Shaheen who had an article about it in The Daily Beast recently. Yet I get no recognition for it, when it happened to me first. Though I do take comfort in the fact that it happened to someone else. All hope is gone. And all thanks to RI NHP, Obama care and Medicare. I'm so done. I'm the first person in Rhode Island to change my birth certificate and state ID to male without surgery first. I changed that law, nobody else did. I got prom king at Born This Way prom. I am upset to see Jaye Watts and GLAD talking credit for my feats Options magazine. Also, I think the recent suicide of a trans girl named Leelah Alcorn should be mentioned in Options magazine. I'm happy there are new staffers at Youth Pride Inc though (Jaye Watts and Elana Rosenberg were unfit for the job). Still, I won't go there due to there lack of resources for transgender teens. I have appealed to Options magazine to...
It’s dark wherever we are.
Nothing but the moonlight dancing all around.
I trust you.
You said I could.
I want to show you something.
I stepped into the moonlight and...