In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) updated its Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (today known as DSM-5), replac
ing the term “gender identity disorder” with “gender dysphoria” (Beredjick
2012). This change did not receive as much attention as the APA’s landmark
reclassification of homosexuality in 1973, but it was significant nonetheless.
A year later, the Department of Justice announced that discrimination on
the basis of gender identity constituted sex discrimination under Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Department of Health and Human
Services announced that it would no longer stop Medicare from covering
gender reassignment surgery (McLaughlin 2015). And, by the end of 2016,
twenty states, the District of Columbia, and hundreds of local jurisdictions
in states without statewide protections (including Atlanta, Miami, and New
Orleans), had laws on the books banning employment discrimination on
the grounds of gender identity (Transgender Law Center n.d.). In short, in
recent years, gender-variant people—including those we now call transgen
der people—have won public policy victories that seemed unwinnable just
a few short years ago.
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