July 30, 2004 -- Added links to Dr. J. William Futrell (Pittsburgh, PA) to the list of surgeons (M2F and F2M) in the TS Links section.
May 16, 2004 -- With little time to computerize "Ancestors and Descendants of John Fritch - Ohio Pioneer", an unpublished family history written by Ralph Fritch in 1976, I have scanned and converted the results to an Acrobat file. The files are best read with Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.
March 28, 2004 -- Expanded the entries and information found in the genealogy software sections.
February 24, 2004 -- Added a new software application page to the genealogy section, with the new page describing Genbox. Genbox is a high level genealogy application. Also started re-design and re-writing the genealogy software section as an independent area within the web site.
November 11, 2003 -- Anonymous has RETURNED! The writer of the FTM Diary now has a web site and an update to his story.
September 2, 2003 -- Added a new 'thought' piece (the first draft of Day to Day Living) to the Transgender section.
August 31, 2003 -- Added a list of surgeons (SRS) working in Thailand to the TS Links page..
March 2, 2003 -- Added information about Family Historian, an excellent English genealogical application, to the genealogy software page. Also added instructions to change the gender flag in the database table of Legacy so that 'same-sex' relationships can be recorded in that genealogical application.
November 28, 2002 -- Added new photos of Lady, Pan, and Samantha, our three cats to the photo gallery page.
November 3, 2002 -- Changed the layout and added three pictures to the photo page. Also began changing "transsexual" to "transgendered". Seems the current crop of software "control" products believes "transsexual" automatically means triple X rated.
July 19 and 20, 2002 -- Started fixing broken links on the TS Links page. Replaced links with new URLs and added a few new references to the discrimination and employment sections. Also added a new surgeon (Dr. Preecha Tiewtranon) with a clinic in Thailand.
June 9, 2002 -- A new four-page section is now part of the genealogy pages of the web site. The Fritch in Ohio section an unpublished (now copyrighted) genealogy titled "Ancestors and Descendents of John Fritch Ohio Pioneer". The publication of this genealogy is added as a living memorial to Ralph and Nancy Fritch of Melrose, MA.
December 16, 2001 -- Added a brief paragraph describing Heredis, a professional genealogy application developed in France, on the genealogy software page. This application records witnesses to events similar to TMG. Recording witnesses is not found in other (such as Legacy or Family Origins) USA designed genealogy applications.
December 2001 -- Replaced the separate photo pages with a photo gallery page.
November 6, 2001 -- Added a special note describing part of the background of the FTM Diary.
October 2001 -- Started the redesign and reorganization of information in the genealogy section. Also added a new page to the transsexual employment section titled Workplace Transition.
February 25, 2001 -- The 2001 version of the Standards of Care are now available at the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, Inc. web site. I removed the 1988 version of those standards and have linked from the Medical page of this web site to the HBIGDA site.
February 23, 2001 -- A new page in the Transsexual marriage section giving a ruling from the State of Illinois. The ruling, identical to what each state rules in the same situation, is that if married prior to SRS, the transsexual and spouse remain married until the couple decide to separate.
December 26, 2000 -- Added to the Hormones and Sexual Preference vs. Gender Identity pop-up pages. A recent discussion with my doctor about hormone therapy suggested that if he did not understand the why or long term effects, that many medical professionals didn't. Hopefully the additional information will help. The additions to the sexual preferences page are the result of a discussion to which I added comments at another web site.
November 25, 2000 -- Added a scanned image of a lace making project made by Allison. See Beginner's Lace Sample.
November 24, 2000 -- I chance upon and added a link from both the TS in the Work Place and TS Links pages to the Lucent Employees Workplace Guidelines for Transgendered. See also the Transgendered at Work on The Transgender Netand help with prospects.
November 22, 2000 -- Added a news story involving voice therapy for male to female transsexuals.
October 15, 2000 -- A transsexual teen is in the news in New England. See Massachusetts Court Rules for TS Teen for extracts from the Planet Out news staff's story. The new page is linked to the Transsexual section main page.
October 1, 2000 -- From the main page of the Transsexual section you will find a secondary browser window containing an email from a visitor to the web site. The visitor's letter and my response you will find as Reader says transsexuals "into sexual perversion".
August 27, 2000 -- I rewrote the Why Change? page, renaming the page Why Change Genders?, and moved the page to be viewed from a secondary browser window. Check the topic entry page to the Transsexual section for the rewritten Why Change Genders? page..
August 25, 2000 -- Added new information about The Master Genealogist software and changed the page to my new format the limits scrolling. The main TMG page now offers five bulleted links (at the end of the page) to other TMG information pages at this web site.
August 23, 2000 -- Three new pages have been added to the TS in the work place page. All three are separate pages you reach from the links from the three bulleted items from that page.
August 19, 2000 -- Added a paragraph from a Washington Post feature about Al Gore to the memorial section on my father-in-law, Rep. John E. Moss (D - CA). John was Al Gore's mentor during Gore's early years in Congress, with Gore serving on John investigating committee. When John died in December 1997, Al Gore sent condolences to Jean, John's wife. Jean is in the process of moving in with Allison and I.
August 19, 2000 -- The Transsexual section of the web site now includes information showing my fight for a standard, 10 year US passport. After being issued a one year, limited passport without explanation, I requested a full passport. The San Francisco Passport Office offered during a telephone conversation (never in writing) to provide me with a passport showing "Female" on the front page and a large stamp on the inside back page stating that I was "really male". I have a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain my passport file. Only, the US Department of State have failed to respond in the required period of time, meaning that department is now in violation of Federal law.
August 19, 2000 -- A study coming from Boston shows that health care is less accessible to transsexuals. The social / emotional treatment by both medical / clerical staff, and doctors are limiting basic medical treatment. A similar report (from The Detroit Free Press) stated that in that area, five of six doctors asked refused to accept a transsexual patient.
August 14, 2000 -- Yet again, the British military is proving to be far less fearful and prejudice than the Department of Defense. The Associated Press today carried a news story about a British military pilot who had just had a sex change and was remaining on active duty. Certainly not as the USA military who identify transsexed and intersexed individuals, than immediately discharge those individuals without VA benefits despite exemplarity military service records..
August 4, 2000 -- An interesting news feature comes from Bowling Green University in Ohio of a transsexual student (female-to-male) in the computer science department. Note the descriptions in TS Student of the difference in instructor response toward "male" and "female" students. An interesting observation of USA society as a whole, and an observation I can certainly agree is typical within the computer industry. <G> That is until the engineer or programmer suddenly discovers this woman technical writer they are "tolerating" knows much more than they initially thought.
July 30, 2000 -- Started the long process of change -- redesign, reorganization, and rewriting -- of the Transsexual section of the web site.
July 21, 2000 -- With more and more frequency I am receiving email from intersexed / transsexed individuals experiencing persecutions from religious groups (Mormon and otherwise) and the military. I have added a few notes to remind those individuals that there are always people there from whom they can receive support, myself and others.
July 14, 2000 -- Added a few links to TS and religion on the Internet, including a link to TransFaith On-Line at the bottom of the TS and religion page.
July 11, 2000 -- A follow-up story describing Rev. Erin Swenson (see July 8th below) five years later.
July 10, 2000 -- Another religion story, this dealing with the Church of England. Seems that Anglican group is far more civilized then its counterparts in the USA. The Church of England now has its first "TransVicar", stating "The bishop, church council and congregation all agree there are no "ethical or ecclesiastical legal reasons" for a Bristol priest to stop serving after surgery." Given the fears Allison and I have witnessed with the Episcopal clergy here, such an action would never occur in the USA.
July 8, 2000 -- With the Episcopal conference on-going, I have visited a few religious news sites. At one, I learned that in 1996 -- Greater Atlanta Presbytery Retains Member after Sex Change. While the Presbytery retained this particular minister, one not working directly with a congregation, the last two paragraphs are very telling. Apparently the minister who voted against the request is severely "frightened" by the concept of a gender change, being unwilling to even acknowledge that other then male-to-female transitions occur or that any reason could possibly exist for such a transition. Guess he never heard of or accepts the concept of people being born between genders.
July 3, 2000 -- I added a new news report to the medical section this evening. The report, "Doctors Urge Caution on Baby Gender Questions" deals primarily with what the medical profession terms "ambiguous genitalia". However, the belief that a child's gender is conditioned or trained into the child is also questioned. (See Feb. 23rd addition below.) The second from the last paragraph of the news story (found on Yahoo!) I have highlighted for the significance to those of us who are born intersexed / transsexed.
May 19, 2000 -- Included an announcement to the page describing the Ultimate Family Tree of the demise of that software. Also added information about the projected arrival and some changes to The Master Genealogist software for the v5.0 release, a 32-bit genealogy software.
I also added a new section to the page describing the lack of reception by the Episcopal church's clergy to either myself, or that Allison and I are legally married.
March 21, 2000 -- Added a post script to the TS and Marriage page. I also added a new page dealing with the marriage laws in Ohio as they relate to transsexuals.
February 23, 2000 -- A news story describes a Medical Error that has led the medical profession to believe for decades that gender is learned, not part of the essence or soul of the individual.
February 21, 2000 -- Added an updated resume and a another sample to my professional pages. Also added contact information about the "Longenecker Family Newsletter" and "The History of the Longacer-Longaker-Longenecker Family" to the Longnecker Surname Forum.
February 12, 2000 -- Added additional links to the genealogy links page. Added a page dealing with Lesbian, Gay, and Transgendered Health Needs to the Medical Section of Transsexuals.
February 6, 2000 -- Added two new pages to the genealogy section. Added the Decadency Chart of Henry Huyck, a listing of four generation of one Huyck family. Also added Migrations of a Huyck Family that maps the movement of my third great grandfather to Huron County, Ohio in 1817, and the subsequent movement of his ten children during the westward expansion immediately prior to the Civil War.
January 1, 2000 -- Added visitor counters to most pages in the Transsexual section. Added a picture of our third cat, Samantha. Catja, our aging Rottweiler who believes she too is a cat, will have her picture added when she sits still long enough to have one taken. Added an paragraph dealing with Employment Discrimination describing a hostile job interview from the publications manager, Barbara, at a financial software company in Palo Alto recently.
December 29, 1999 -- Added three photo pages to Allison's lace making section. The three photos are of Torchon bobbin lace making, showing Allison and Meygan (my daughter) working on a pattern.
November 25, 1999 -- Added a page to the transsexual section giving brief information about the TS in the Workplace. There is still a need to educate employers and co-workers.
November 14, 1999 -- Expanded the number of pages containing email contact points.
November 13, 1999 -- Added information describing the persecutions by the Mormon church officials towards transsexuals and people born Intersexed.
September 18, 1999 -- Greatly expanded (about doubled) the links on the TS Links page. Added a new section of links dealing specifically with Female to Male transition. Also added a request for any information or specific feature stories about Female to Male transition to the Other TS page.
September 12, 1999 -- Shifted the general genealogy software information to a new topic, from which I will begin providing expanded information about various genealogy software products.
September 10, 1999 -- Added copies of my resume in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and Microsoft Word formats, along with two writing samples, to a new page - Resume and Samples. Also added screen shots for The Master Genealogist and Ultimate Family Tree pages in the genealogy section.
August 2, 1999 -- Added the latest information from the Department of Defense for the USA. A statement direct from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense to the TS and the Military page.
June 11, 1999 -- Began redesign of web site using FrontPage 2000.
May 23, 1999 (Evening) -- Added to the genealogy section a page describing the Ultimate Family Tree software.
May 23, 1999 (Afternoon) -- Finished and added the first draft of A "True Transsexual" to the My Philosophy section. This page questions the labeling by one transsexual of other transsexuals as not being a "true transsexual".
May 23, 1999 (Morning) -- Added a new page titled Transsexual and Marriage to the My Philosophy section of the transsexual area.
May 9, 1999 -- To the Transsexual section, added a page about Hormones. This is a personal view in answer to frequent questions (direct or via the survey), not for a medical view point.
April 17, 1999 (afternoon) -- Added a page to the genealogy section describing The Master Genealogist, a genealogy software product. The page includes links to two articles and several individual user and user group web sites.
April 17, 1999 (morning) -- A new page and topic, TS and the Military, describes decisions by the British and Canadian military to support solders under going gender changes.
April 3, 1999 -- Separated the single page of links into three separate page of links to Internet web sites of special interest to genealogists, transsexuals.
March 26, 1999 -- Added the text to the first of Allison's lace pages. Future additions to this section will include descriptions of different types of lace along with photos. Hand lace making, while still practiced throughout the world, is still little known when compared to past centuries.
Feb 14, 1999 -- Added information about Dr. Mildred Brown's book, True Selves, to include a link to Amazon.Com for this book.
Feb 13, 1999 -- Added a search page to use at this site. Allows the site visitor to search for specific words or combination of words, without having to search through each page for the desired information.
Feb 6, 1999 -- Uploaded an expanded copy of the Fritch History to the genealogy section. The update history includes a copy of the map showing John Fritch's Loyalist land grant in New Brunswick.
Jan 10, 1999 -- Additions to the Links page, including the addition of a group for the family of transsexuals.
Jan 3, 1999 -- Logged part of the 1998 guest log (some comments were lost through the year, particularly the first three months) and added a special page for 1998 comments. Started a new guest log for 1999. Simplified the religion and TS section. I've also started adding new links to the genealogy and transsexual sections of the Links page.
Dec 20, 1998 -- Added additional information to the main genealogy page about the software Allison and I use.
Nov 8, 1998 -- Added a newspaper feature story about Dr. Stanley Bibler and wrote a response to a "Mormon" visitor to the Guest page who is upset about the Mormon pages of the Transsexuals and Religion section.
Oct 14, 1998 -- Fixed the log identification to which each of the sever surname ( Surname Forums ) lists print their messages in the genealogy section.
Sept 20, 1998 -- Added four new links in the genealogy section of the Links page.
June 14, 1998 -- Genealogy! With the TMG (The Master Genealogist) Users Group for the South San Francisco Bay Area meeting here this weekend, I've spent a bit of time reorganizing and adding to the genealogy section of our web sit. There is now a Fritch History online and the Surname Forums are reorganized and a master page added.
May 25, 1998 -- Have Faith in Yourself describes to transsexuals the I can't! fears they have about being discovered. This brief bit of philosophy urges each transsexual to have faith in themselves as a human being, to instead of hiding, to establish themselves within their community.
May 25, 1998 -- Finalizing the description of efforts to obtain official recognition of our marriage by the local Episcopal Church and find in that church an organization that will offer a social and religious environment beneficial to transsexuals.
May 17, 1998 --- Why Change? is a single page that attempts to explain why someone diagnosed as gender dysphoric (a transsexual) goes through the long process to change their physical appearance to match their true gender. This page is in answer to a question left by a visitor to this web site.
May 10, 1998 --- A short four question survey was added to the Transsexual section. The survey permits individuals to leave information about why they visited that section of this web site, whether they found the information they were seeking, and what they would like to see added to the Transsexual section.
May 10, 1998 --- If you are interested in genealogy, there are now seven family surname forum pages attached to the Genealogy topic. On these pages, people researching the Boyer, Fritch, Huyck, Kueny, Longnecker, Moss, or West surnames can leave queries for other researches.
Revised: 10 Feb 2008 20:47:22 -0800.