A Trans woman (name obfuscated) and her partner (name obfuscated) had been inhumanely dehumanized, mistreated and disrespected while making a visit to the emergency center of Ball Memorial Hospital located at 2401 University Ave. Muncie, IN 47303.Unfortunately, this kind of thing is not uncommon.
The above individual was taken in by her life partner on July 18th, while coughing up a large volume of blood. The intake personnel of the emergency center were shown her Indiana state ID which had her Female name and Female marker in clear print, despite this, they still entered her into their system as a Male. The staff then proceeded to ridicule her, while loudly referring to her as "IT". Her life partner was asked by individual staff members with raised voices, if she was a "He-She".
The patient was then quizzed about her length of time as a "Transvestite" when she clearly identified herself as a Transgender Female prior to that.
The patient is suspected to have an inactive or active tumor within her lungs that may be the cause of mass bleeding and oral expulsion of it; Yet, according to the patient, Ball Memorial has refused to provide treatment of her with the accompanying statement to the effect of: "we do not know how to treat someone like her".
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
From the Gender Identity Empowerment Coalition