1-6-09 (in memorium)

January 7, 2010

So one year ago I was on the table having my “boob surgery”. lol kidding sort of. I was under going a double mastectomy. Having top surgery if you will.

Top surgery was something I wasn’t sure about at first during my transition. I was certain of the testosterone. Certain I was a man. Certain of the need for the name change to Dylan. However, surgery was something more permanent. But the frustration quickly arose when I was androgynous or worse, seen as a female. that was the ultimate blow.

So yes, top surgery it was to make a more male appearance for myself. To see myself as the man I saw in my mind. And to lose something that didn’t make sense to me. I dare all of the men out there to wake up with breasts and after the initial 24 hours of self pleasure let me know how quickly you want them removed.

So that morning, things were a bit delayed. My mom and I woke up in our crummy hotel room and the doctors post poned a few hours due to the snow. This was Baltimore, MD. I don’t remember the exact time, but finally we left for the hospital. I was so nervous to under go anesethesia. The anesthesiologist was amazing. Tricking me before she slipped me into my coma. roughly 2 hours later. I awoke. A changed man.

It really changed my life and I it was the best decision I have ever made.

One year ago today! man, time flies!


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/04/amanda-simpson-transgende_n_410346.html

I know nothing about this woman’s politics. But in the same United States Congress that refuses to pass ENDA– that same administration appoints Amanda Simpson.

Thankfully she works in D.C.

ENDA NOW!

-DMcG

11:50pm

TRANS MD

January 5, 2010

“Trans M.D.”
a film by Miriam Lassiter
produced/Edited by Dylan McGinty

Miriam is a student and undergrad in USC (majoring in Biology). She had to take an elective course in transgender studies to fill an elective requirement.  She had no idea what transgender met before beginning the course. She thought of herself as an educated, open minded person who knew gay/lesbian people.

Through the fall semester, she learned about the struggles we all face as trans people. Since her brain works on the healthcare level; she realized that our community faced specific needs that were not being met. She worked in conjunction with the film department @ USC to gain access to equipment and contacted FTM Alliance to blast an email to ask people to interview.

this is where I jumped in. I am a post production manager and offered to not only be in the film, but help produce and edit for her. While the film is a complete 10 minute documentary (per her class requirements). We intend to continue our film in 2010 through research grants, funraising and the support of Frameline Distribution.

If anyone has any interest in the film or wants to contribute footage, information, etc. Please let me know!

I live in Hollywood and am going to be getting more interviews, footage through the spring of 2010.

With that, please know this is not meant to speak to everyone, but bring the issue of trans gender health care to light. Basically, Miriam wanted to make a film to educate her classmates. the future doctors that like herself, have no idea the trans health needs of our community– in hopes that things will change in our future.

With that, please enjoy!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CJjNSm_Opeo