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16th-Apr-2014 09:18 pm - LoLajake for sale
beckham
Hi everyone!
I just got my lolajake packer and play but it's not what I am expecting so I am putting it up for sale.
Model: Sam
Color: caramel
Condition: Brand new never used
I am asking for $30 plus $10 shipping. Please message me if you are interested! Thanks!securedownload-3
10th-Feb-2014 06:20 pm - Fallon Select Health Insurance
with tommy
Hi guys! My friend is looking for a doctor who takes Fallon Select Health Insurance. He lives in MA but is willing to travel. Does anyone know of doctors that take Fallon Select Health Insurance for Top Surgery. When he called the insurance, the person told him me needs codes. To get codes, he needs a surgeon.
8th-Feb-2014 03:18 pm - Upcoming transgender voice trainings
February voice workshop

Feb 18, 2014, 7:00-8:30 pm. Sign up by Feb 13, 2014. We will be discussing and practicing techniques for improving your voice over the phone. 65 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC. Open to all levels of experience and varying degrees of masculine or feminine voice. $30.00 fee. Call Christie Block at 347-677-3619 or email cblock@nyspeechandvoicelab.net.

Transgender voice class starting in March

Designed for 4-8 people, masculine or feminine, depending on who registers. We will meet 1x per week for 12 weeks, at 65 Broadway 7th Floor NYC, either on Tuesdays 7-9 pm or Thursdays 2-4 pm, again depending on interest. Starting the week of March 24, 2014. The class will include individual screenings with the trainer during the first and last weeks to determine your current skill level, goals, and progress. Topics will include: Vocal hygiene, breathing, loudness, pitch, intonation, resonance, articulation, laugh/cough, conversation style, body language, and more. Class activities will involve speech drills, sensory tasks, computer monitoring of pitch, individualized practice, pair work, real-life exercises, and homework. Get more info and/or sign up by emailing Christie Block at cblock@nyspeechandvoicelab.net or calling 347-677-3619. Registration deadline is February 24, 2014.

MORE INFO AT www.transgendervoice.net
28th-Aug-2013 01:44 pm - Binders on well-endowed folks?
boy, suits, crossdressing
My partner is a 36D and claustrophobic. Any recommendations for binders that fit someone that size and have hook closures rather than going on over the head? I have a full-torso one that I love, but my partner can barely watch me pull it over my head because it looks so confining, so that's really not an option for them. We'd prefer to buy from a local shop but are willing to mail-order if that's the only option.
22nd-Aug-2013 07:54 am - Oxford Freedom
with tommy
Hi all. I'm about to switch insurance from GHI to Oxford Freedom. I've been on hormones for over two years and I'm post top surgery. I'm not looking to have any more surgeries at this time. I had Oxford at the beginning of my transition and they did cover my T when I was listed as female on insurance. I'm at a new job and trying to figure out which gender makes sense for my health insurance. Ideally my pap/pelvic every 3 years will be covered. I'm not sure if Oxford is trans-friendly. So I'm reaching out. Thoughts? Thanks!


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22nd-Mar-2013 01:06 pm - Masculine voice workshop 4/2/13
APRIL TRANSGENDER VOICE WORKSHOPS

These stand-alone workshops apply to all levels of experience. This month each participant will have the opportunity to stand up, read/speak, and get feedback on her/his/hir/vis overall voice presentation.

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Feminine voice: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Masculine voice: 8:00 - 9:30pm
Fee: $30.00
Where: 65 Broadway, Suite 822, New York NY 10006; 4/5 to Wall St; 1/R to Rector; A to Fulton
Registration deadline Thurs, March 28, 2013: Contact Christie Block at cblock@cblock.net or 347-677-3619
7th-Mar-2013 02:34 am - nyc birth certificate changes
So, I have every document changed except that my NYC birth certificate still says F. I live out of state, so I've only been able to follow lawsuits against the city's Health Dept from a distance, but I know that a judge ruled against them last year.
Does anyone know if there have been changes made to the Health Dept's procedures for changing the gender marker yet? I haven't been able to find anything online.
Intensive transgender voice class for Spring 2013 - designed for 4-8 people. Meet 1x/wk for 12 weeks on Tuesdays 7-9 pm, starting Feb 26th. Individual screenings, vocal hygiene, and speech drills on pitch, breathing, loudness, resonance, and the elimination of hoarseness. Applies to voices with or without the influence of testosterone. Sign up or inquire about details at cblock@cblock.net by Jan 24, 2013.

Also announcing a stand-alone voice masculinization workshop on Feb 5, 2013, 8-9:30 pm. Learn, practice, and get feedback! Sign up or inquire about details at cblock@cblock.net by Jan 31, 2013.

Clinical voice evaluations are also available for people with hoarseness / throat symptoms related to T.

Christie Block, MA, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech & Voice Training
65 Broadway, Suite 822, NYC
Announcing an intensive transgender voice class for Spring 2013! Designed for 4-8 people. Meet 1x/wk for 12 weeks on Tuesdays 7-9 pm, starting Feb 26th. Individual screenings, vocal hygiene, and speech drills on pitch, breathing, loudness, resonance, and the elimination of hoarseness. Applies to voices with or without the influence of testosterone. Sign up or inquire about details at cblock@cblock.net by Jan 24, 2013.

Also announcing a stand-alone voice masculinization workshop on Feb 5, 2013, 8-9:30 pm. Learn, practice, and get feedback! Sign up or inquire about details at cblock@cblock.net by Jan 31, 2013.

Christie Block, MA, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech & Voice Training
65 Broadway, Suite 822, NYC
9th-Oct-2012 03:39 pm - Masculine voice workshop 10/23/12
OCTOBER TRANSGENDER VOICE WORKSHOPS

These ongoing workshops provide the opportunity to learn, practice, and get feedback on different aspects of
masculine or feminine speech/voice. Applies to all levels of experience.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Topic: Dealing with hoarseness. We will discuss hoarseness that can arise from taking T or from unhealthy attempts to sound more masculine. We will do exercises to eliminate and prevent hoarseness.
Fee: $30.00
Where: 65 Broadway, Suite 901, New York NY 10006; 4/5 to Wall St; 1/R to Rector; A to Fulton
Registration deadline Thurs, Oct 18, 2012: Contact Christie Block at cblock@cblock.net or 347-677-3619
22nd-Jul-2012 06:15 pm - Suicide Awareness/Prevention Walk
Hi all. I am a long time lurker of this community, probably a first (or close to first) time poster. I am trying to start planning a team to walk in a community Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention and figured that this would be one of the places to approach to see who would be interested (in walking, helping plan, fundraising, etc. etc.). My apologies up front if this is not the appropriate place to post - I don't mean to step on any toes or be out of place by any means. If you are interested in reading on and seeing more details of what I'm talking about, please click here.

I recently had an eye opening event occur in my life, as I sadly know many of us seem to also have had. Though we were not close friends by any means, I recently lost a friend to suicide. I am aware (or at least, I believe) a good number of you knew him, as he was a pretty active participant in the trans and queer communities; his name was Leo. While I had certainly noticed the spike in numbers of brothers and sisters of our queer and trans community, it didn't truly hit close to home until I had heard of his passing. It was like a violent shake of a wake up call.

In an answer to that, I sat and I thought... Something needs to be done. Something that can give a voice to our community, to our lost brothers and sisters, our family and friends, our partners in love and in crime [life]. Then I remembered my old roommate. A dear family friend had passed and she participated in a walked called Out of the Darkness, which is put on by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I want to get a team together and raise funds for this foundation in a Manhattan community walk, which will be held on October 28th of this year. I am hoping that our community stands up and addresses this, that we become visible and indivisible during these incredibly tough and trying times, and that we pull together and help in the ways that possibly/feasibly can. I'm not expecting miracles, a million people, or a billion dollars. I simply mean only to impart one thing. One message. Awareness.

Why should we walk? First, we walk to honor my wonderful friend, Leo, and so many others who we held dear to our hearts, who deserves to be honored and remembered everyday. We walk in their honor to save others from the pain they had to endure. We walk to prevent others from suffering the pain we have suffered as survivors. We walk for all those we’ve lost to suicide. We walk for those who are not strong enough to walk. We walk to create discussion and dialog about mental illness and suicide and anything else that need be. We walk to end the stigmas. We walk to show our support. We walk to heal our souls. We walk in hope. We walk to open eyes. We will continue to walk, to save lives and to make lives better! And yes, we walk to raise funds for research and the great programs the AFSP provides and funds.

Please reach out to me if you might be interested in participating in any way, whether it be by assisting in planning, brainstorming for fundraising, simply wanting to join in the walk, anything. Every little bit helps - especially just your time and your compassion. To those that reach out, I will reach out with details and specifics as soon as I have them.

Take care of each other,

Skip

Skipabeat@gmail.com
4th-Jun-2012 12:34 pm - Callen-Lorde Scheduling?
I'm moving to NYC in August and called Callen-Lorde this morning to try to schedule an appointment to start HRT, since I know they have a reputation for being booked months in advance. The woman told me they have a new system and only schedule two weeks in advance now, and to call back in August. Does anyone know if this is actually how they work now, or did I completely misunderstand something? I don't want to wait until August to call back if that means I'll end up with an October appointment.

I'm a little worried the confusion had to do with my insurance situation. I won't be on insurance until the middle of August, but maybe I should have mentioned that I'd be willing and able to pay for the first appointment out-of-pocket if it meant being able to start sooner.
Join us to practice and get feedback on your masculine voice. Applies to all levels of experience.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
6:00 – 7:30pm
Topic: Stressing words for a heavier sound
Fee: $30.00
Where: 65 Broadway, Suite 901, New York NY 10006; 4/5 to Wall St; 1/R to Rector; A to Fulton
Sign up by Thurs, March 8, 2012: Christie Block at cblock@cblock.net or 347-677-3619
1st-Feb-2012 05:06 pm - February masculine voice workshop
FEBRUARY MASCULINE VOICE WORKSHOP
These ongoing workshops provide the opportunity to learn, practice, and get feedback on different aspects of masculine or feminine speech/voice. Applies to all levels of experience.

Date: Mon, February 13, 2012, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Topic: Stressing words for a heavier sound
Fee: $30.00
Where: 65 Broadway, Suite 901, New York NY 10006; 4/5 to Wall St; 1/R to Rector; A to Fulton
Sign up by Thurs, February 9, 2012: Christie Block at cblock@cblock.net or 347-677-3619
NEXT TRANSGENDER VOICE WORKSHOPS

Join us in one of these ongoing monthly groups to improve the masculine or feminine aspects of your voice.
****Now longer sessions – 1.5 hours instead of 1 hour
****More program components: Voice experience discussion, speech drills, optional speaking in front of a group, homework

Date: Mon, Jan 23, 2012
Masculine voice: 6:00 – 7:30pm, Conversation style
Feminine voice: 7:30 – 9:00pm, Higher pitch
Fee: $30.00
Where: 65 Broadway, Suite 901, New York NY 10006; 4/5 to Wall St; 1/R to Rector; A to Fulton
Sign up or inquire: Christie Block at cblock@cblock.net or 347-677-3619 by Thurs, Jan 19th

…AND ANNOUNCING AN INTENSIVE TRANSGENDER VOICE CLASS – SPRING 2012

Who: Designed for 4-8 people, transmasculine OR transfeminine, depending on how many people sign up
When: 1x per week for 8 weeks, starting Mon, Feb 27, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
What:

-- Individual screenings: Meet alone with me during the 1st and last classes, to determine your current level, goals, and progress
-- Topics: Vocal hygiene, breathing, loudness, pitch, intonation, resonance, and articulation
-- Process: Speech drills, listening/feeling tasks, individualized practice, real-life exercises, homework

Fee: $360.00
Where: 65 Broadway, Suite 901, New York NY 10006; 4/5 to Wall St; 1/R to Rector; A to Fulton
Sign up or inquire: Christie Block at cblock@cblock.net or 347-677-3619 by Thurs, Jan 26th
3rd-Jan-2012 11:09 pm - Surgery Benefit in NYC
CK Life Surgery Scholarship Benefit

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
5:30pm - 10:00pm
208 W 13th street Room 101
New York, NY

THIS BENEFIT IS TO RAISE FUNDS TO ASSIST PEOPLE OF TRANS EXPERIENCE WITH
TRANSITION RELATED SURGERIES

Come have a good time with us there will be:
REFRESHMENTS PERFORMANCES SILENT AUCTION MUSIC and MORE

Tickets For CK Life members : $5 in Advance $7 at the Door
Tickets for Non- CK Life Members: $10 in Advance $15 at the Door

For Tickets visit: cklife.org/Upcoming-Events.php
Practice more masculine speech with Christie Block, Speech-Language Pathologist, in a small-group setting. No previous training required.

Monday, December 12, 2011
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Topic: Eliminating and preventing hoarseness when speaking in a more masculine way

65 Broadway, Suite 901
New York, NY 10006
4/5 train to Wall Street; 1 to Rector; R to Rector; A/C to Fulton

$10.00 suggested donation

RSVP REQUIRED to Christie at 347-677-3619 or cblock@cblock.net by Thursday 12/8/11.

This will be the only notice for this workshop.

Check out www.transgendervoice.net.
eieio scrabble
Anyone have a great, trans-knowledgeable, primary care provider in the city that they'd like to recommend? I'm looking for a new PCP in Manhattan or Brooklyn, ideally one who is not at Callen-Lorde (CL is great, but will not work for me for several reasons).

Thanks in advance!
31st-Oct-2011 06:51 pm - Surgeons
angel
Can anyone recommend one? I'm thinking of top surgery here and do not know of which surgeon to go with... so recommendations would be appreciated. Like, a lot. I'm really scared of scarring because I already have a lot of scars (I know there will be scarring but I just want it to be minimal), and obviously I want the surgeons/staff to be nice, so. Those are basically my requirements I guess.
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