True The Vote Targets Transgender Voters

By: Sunday November 4, 2012 5:55 pm

The transgender population is a small population, and to my knowledge until this election trans voters haven’t been systematically targeted for voter suppression. Well, this year trans people are being targeted for voter suppression by True The Vote. A graphic from True The Vote’s Virginia training materials shows what the organization thinks about trans citizens.

NCTE: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:32 pm

Vrom the NCTE entry HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that it views a 2010 law prohibiting sex discrimination in health [...]

This & That: Open Thread

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 1:46 am

It’s an open thread! Pleeeeease feel free to chat, blogwhore, and link-share in the comment thread… So, this is what my cartoon sockpuppet Bookworm Bob have been looking at since our last This & That post. • CSPAN‘s Senators Hold Hearing on Gender Discrimination Bill: The Senate Health and Labor Committee holds a hearing on [...]

Mara Keisling Of NCTE & Kate Bornstein Discuss Trans Issues On Melissa Harris-Perry Show Sunday

By: Saturday April 14, 2012 3:27 pm

During the 11:00 AM hour of Sunday’s Melissa Harris-Perry show (on MSNBC), Kate Bornstein and the National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE’s) Mara Keisling will be discussing trans people and issues. My friend Mara is asking that trans people who’ve experienced workplace discrimination share their stories with NCTE so that she can share some of [...]

The Gay Voices’ Anti-LGBT Epithet Debate: The Platinum Rule Seems To Apply

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 12:13 pm

I’m one who completely agrees with the premise of GLAAD’s tag line: Words and Images Matter. Currently, GLAAD is combating the anti-LGBT language used by 80′s Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron. Cameron referred to LGBT people as “unnatural,” “detrimental,” and “ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Cameron is identified as a [...]

Work It

By: Sunday December 18, 2011 3:44 pm

In the late seventies and early eighties, my Dad (Jack Sandeen) worked at Disney Studios — first as a costumer, and then as the head of the Wardrobe Department. He worked on films such as Splash, The Black Hole, and the original Tron. He passed away on June 17, 2002, and I began my transition [...]

NCTE And The FRC On A Trans Youth Joining The Girl Scouts

By: Monday October 31, 2011 10:50 pm

Update: The National Review has posted a peice on the 7-year-old trans girl from another person associated with the Family Research Council — Senior legal fellow Cathy Ruse. The name of the article is Male and Female He Created Them. From the conclusion of the article: No mention is made anywhere of the boy’s father, [...]

Trans Activist/HRC Board Member Meghan Stabler And Marriage Equality

By: Saturday October 15, 2011 4:06 pm

Everybody passionately seeks to be well-adjusted. We must, of course, be well-adjusted if we are to avoid neurotic and schizophrenic personalities, but there are some things in our world to which men of goodwill must be maladjusted. I confess that I never intend to become adjusted to the evils of segregation and the crippling effects [...]

What The Vital Records Modernization Act (AB 433) Does For Californian Born Trans People

By: Monday October 10, 2011 3:58 am

The article was revised after talking to Masen Davis of the Transgender Law Center (TLC) to more accurately reflect what the signing of this bill accomplishes. California’s AB 433 — the Vital Records Modernization Act — is the bill that actually changes things a lot for transsexual people who were born in California, or live [...]

NCTE: “Yes Medicare Covers Hormones”

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 5:20 am

From the email blast from the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) entitled Yes, Medicare Covers Hormones: We often hear from transgender people and doctors who are confused about what Medicare benefits do and don’t cover. To address these questions, we’ve created a new resource that transgender beneficiaries and doctors need to see. The new [...]

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