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It has become increasingly common for people who are transgender to transition to the opposite sex in order to meet medical and social requirements, according to the International Transgender Discrimination Survey (ITDS).
It is estimated that there are more than 3 million transgender people worldwide, and there are about 2.6 million people in the UK, according the Equality Network.
As the United States prepares to celebrate Pride Month, some LGBT groups are seeking to ensure transgender people are not forgotten in their history and their legacy.
A petition calling on President Donald Trump to “lift the veil of secrecy” on his executive order protecting transgender people from discrimination in health care has gathered more than 20,000 signatures.
“The President’s transgender executive order protects the rights of transgender people by allowing transgender people to access healthcare, as well as allowing them to change their names and gender markers, to name and change their pronouns, and to change the gender marker on their birth certificates,” it said.
But the US Government has refused to lift the veil on transgender people, which has resulted in an outpouring of grief and anger from members of the LGBT community.
In a statement, the Department of Health said that it would continue to “reassess the guidance of the Office of Management and Budget to ensure it does not undermine the rights and protections afforded to transgender Americans”.
“Transgender Americans deserve access to health care and healthcare providers that provide it, and our healthcare system should reflect the identities and experiences of those who live, work, and pay taxes in this country,” it added.
The Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the healthcare system, has said it has no plans to review or remove transgender protections.
And the US Transgender Law Center, which represents transgender people in federal court, said the order was a “significant blow” to transgender people.
This order does not provide health coverage to transgender individuals, it said in a statement.
While the Department did not specifically say it was “waiting for OPM to take action to rescind the executive order”, the Trump administration has said its actions are necessary to protect the safety of the American people.
“We will continue to review the guidance as we move forward,” said a spokesperson for the Office for Civil Rights.
Mr Trump signed the order in January, which provides transgender people with “special protections” under federal law.
Transgender people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, are also currently excluded from receiving health insurance, a key component of the Affordable Care Act.
Many transgender people have already started using the health care system to access the gender-confirming services and services they have been required to receive since the law was passed.
On Thursday, transgender woman, Laura Smith, took to Twitter to express her grief and solidarity with the transgender community, and said she was “heartbroken” to have to “die from an infection of a dangerous virus”.
Ms Smith, who is from St Louis, Missouri, was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection at the age of 21 and had been in the hospital with it since April.
Her family and friends have been calling on her to take her own life.
She said in the tweet that she had not yet received any form of treatment and would need a new life before she dies.
Ms Johnson, who has been diagnosed with hepatitis C, was discharged from the hospital on May 19.
Although she said she had been receiving treatments for the virus, she said her “body is no longer in a healthy state”.
“I’m now facing the possibility of dying.
It’s just sad,” she said.