Two nurses who treat transgender patients in twin ports are facing backlash after a local ABC station aired a clip of them discussing the issue of transgender patients.
The two nurses were not named in the ABC story, which is posted below.
Two female nurse interns shared the clip with The Verge on Wednesday.
“You know, it’s not a big deal for me to be talking about it.
But it is a big issue for other people, especially people in their 20s, who have not dealt with it,” said the first woman in the clip.
The second woman was more blunt: “You don’t want to be transgender in the workplace, but you can’t be transgender anywhere else.”
The video was posted on a social media website by the Twin Ports Women’s Health Project, which advocates for transgender people.
The nurses, who are working at Twin Ports in Saratoga Springs, California, are not transgender, but are also a member of the community, said Tara Hurd, the project’s executive director.
They are both in their late 20s and have been working for the Twin Port Department of Health for three years, said Hurd.
“It’s an issue that we all have to address, and we all deal with it at times.
But for transgender women and trans men to come out publicly is very, very upsetting for us, and it’s an important issue that people need to have a conversation about,” said Hudd.
The women are both working in their 30s, but were in their mid-20s when they started working for Twin Ports.
“I was the youngest in my family,” said one of the women in the video.
“My dad was a big man and always talked about how big his penis was and how big he was going to get.
I was a little girl, and I had no idea what my parents thought about me.
But then my older sister told me that my dad was really big, and that I was going up to him at a party and saying, ‘Dad, I want to grow up big.'”
The other woman in that video, whose real name is Marissa Gertner, said her family had never heard about transgender people until she came out to them.
She said she was shocked when she found out she was transgender.
“And I was like, ‘What?!?!’
I didn’t think about it because I was just a little kid,” she said.
“But then I realized that people were getting hurt by me, and by other transgender people, because it’s just a really big deal, and people don’t understand that.”
Both women said they have never faced any discrimination from other Twin Ports employees.
They said the Twin Ports Department of Public Health did not respond to The Verge’s request for comment.
Hurd said Twin Porsports has long had a strong relationship with the transgender community.
“We’ve had a transgender policy for a long time, and there’s been a lot of positive changes in the past two years,” she told The Verge.
“Our LGBTQ community is very supportive of us and our policies.
We are just very supportive and very proud of that.”
Hurd called the Twinport Department of Healthcare “one of the best public health facilities in the world” that is a “safe space for trans people.”
“They have transgender services, and they’re very accepting of trans people.
We’re really happy to be a part of that community.”
The Twinport Health Department declined to comment to The Guardian about the video, but a spokesperson told The Guardian that it “provides a comprehensive range of health services, including trans-inclusive health services and gender-reassignment surgery.”
A spokesperson for Twinport said the department is “aware of the video posted online, and will take action to ensure that the safety of all Twinport staff is paramount.”
Hudd told The Stranger that the video is a huge step forward for the community.
The video is one of several that The Stranger has shared with The Twin Ports Department of Human Services about their transgender service.
Hudd said that Twin Ports was the first Twin Port to offer gender-inclusivity services to its transgender staff.
“That’s something that I hope will continue to happen in the Twinports Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services,” she added.
“People can expect to see that in our facilities, where we’ve been able to offer a safe space for transgender staff.”