Universities Cover Trans Health

According to the New York Times, 36 universities in the U.S. now cover gender reassignment surgery. The article is worth a read, and, as FAIR points out, pretty great to see covered in the mainstream media. Perhaps more importantly, FAIR’s Julie Hollar nails the NYT for missing what’s probably the biggest barrier to queers receiving health coverage: their economic status.

…the arguably much more important big-picture story here that the Times obscures is about how economic disparities get magnified in our society: Only those transgender youth privileged enough to get into schools like Princeton or Stanford will have access to full health coverage that will enable them to align their gender presentation with their gender identity–which can have important reverberations down the line for their job and life prospects.

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