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Transgender Services in SF are useless!
by a TG person
Friday Jun 17th, 2011 10:50 AM
Ever since being laid off from my job I have discovered that the services available in San Francisco for Transgender people are dysfunctional and do NOT help.
I moved to the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1990's. To get help with being transgender. I got help then which included free hormones and therapy. And for the longest time I was fine, but then I got laid off from my job in San Francisco. And that is when I discovered that there is no workplace equality for TG people and all the laws in the world cannot protect nor provide a protected minority with safety and financial stability.
I will explain:
I got laid off from my job, and when that whole process was going down my boss and the San Francisco politicians bullied me into thinking that other people are getting laid off and so should you. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was the main bully. What an ignorant man he is. They did not care nor seemed educated enough to know that TG people do NOT get jobs. My boss was gay, and he did not care and only seemed interested in his own wealth.
I dealt with it all the best way possible.
However that was not the end, when filing for unemployment all I got was a bunch of discriminatory crap from the employees at the EDD. I did ultimately get unemployment, but was denied access to Workforce Investment Monies, or WIA money.
There is this organization called the Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative, and I sought out their help with resumes, interviewing and networking, BUT I quickly discovered that do NOT help, and as a matter of fact it is my opinion that between them and the Jewish Vocational Services, or JVS I was discriminated against by my own people. TEEI is funded by the public health department. I complained, but the complaint only went as far as the Executive Director of the LGBT gay center in SF.
I am a qualified videographer, photographer, video editor. I have 3 college degrees and served in the US Navy, and to this day I have NOT been able to score a livable wage job.
I have been rejected and laughed at by prospective employers. So recently I tried to contact the Human Rights Commission in SF, but it has been reduced to phone tag. They are also useless to the TG community, and anyone who says they care is/are misinformed. And even though it is run by a TG person that org. is still worthless.
I am posting this because the local community needs to know that the services that are funded do NOT work and are useless, and right now are contributing to the homelessness of TG people. Especially youth.

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by all welcome
Thursday Jun 23rd, 2011 6:39 PM
TRANS March 2011--
FRIDAY, June 24 --
[the day BEFORE the Dyke March]--
from Dolores Park to SF Civic Center area
Gather and rally at Dolores Park,3:30pm to 6:30pm.
March starts at/around 6:30pm
Take bus or J Church train to Dolores Park.
Please don't bring cars to SF during Pride Weekend.
Honoring 45th anniversary of the
Compton's Cafeteria Riot(s)
[in SF Tenderloin].

by Aethera
Monday Jul 4th, 2011 7:12 AM
So what is your point? That because you are transgender you deserve some different treatment than an average person? That because the economy is bad and tens of thousands of people have lost jobs, that that should not affect you because you are transgender?

You accuse the JVS of discrimination?!? Yet you don't even have the integrity to actually state what the discrimination was?

Sounds like you are in major need of a reality check. If you think that being transgender should give you some special privilege you seriously need to rethink everything. As a transgender myself, I find such an attitude as yours repugnant.

I can see why, with such a sense of entitlement as you have, that en employer would be loathe to hire someone like you. It probably has nothing to do with your gender and everything to do with your attitude(s) in life.
by Katie
(ncblingboy [at] Saturday Jul 16th, 2011 6:10 PM
My own people sold me out as well, and I curse them daily in my prayers. Prayers they have accident and die. Im serious. I hate their guts and have to beg them for food. In my experience gays do not like us one bit. some of them are better at female impersonation, and they say they are better decorators in the home as well. Im sure you can find some kind help. Most of us have to make our own way. I live in my boyfriends house, and I dont pay rent. Its a humiliating way of life as he cheats on me and calls me a man every chance he can get. My gender therapist are Jewish and use a throbbing gristle tattoo to tell themselves i am a Nazi, and with this in their minds, they play pranks on me. Now Ive got to get a new therapist. They call my house and pretend to be men I meet in clubs, as they can steal phone numbers electronically. They are government employees. Imagine the people who hate me. Hang in there. Surely you can figure something out. You ever need some food or wont be much. I can hook you up. K

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