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Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at TransAdvocate.com, chairs the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group, is the jurisdictional representative to the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS), serves on the national steering body for UCHAPS and is the Executive Director of the Transgender Foundation of America.

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  1. Jeffrey A Benedict
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    Would you ever discriminate against a group of people so much you would force them to have surgery because you don’t like how they were born?

    Would you ever have surgery where you could have two very different outcomes not being able to decide which outcome?

    Would you force your child to have surgery because they way they were born made others uncomfortable?

    Well that’s what happened to me. Because society can’t handle the fact I was born both a boy and a girl I was surgically altered the very day I was born. Then six more times because it didn’t work the first time.

    The inability to except science has caused over 300,000 American children to be surgically altered to fit social norm. This still happens in America every day.

    Check your local children’s hospital, they all have a team especially designed to assign gender to children born with Ambiguous gender before they reach grade school.

    Not because their health is in danger, simply because bullies and perverts would make their life unbearable.

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