Delaware Poised to Adopt a Transgender Rights Law [Updated]

By: Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:16 am

Update (7:30 pm Wednesday): The Delaware Senate has approved the amended bill passed yesterday by the House, and Gov. Markell has signed it into law. Congratulations Delaware! Delaware is on the verge of protecting transgender residents under its anti-discrimination and hate crimes laws.  From Washington Blade: The Delaware House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a [...]

Make Gabriel Gomez Work For His Photo Op At Boston Pride Today

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 11:18 am

Gabriel Gomez, Republican candidate for the open US. Senate seat in Massachusetts, says that he’ll be “dropping by the Boston Pride Festival in Boston (City Hall Plaza) at 3:00 pm” today. He apparently still hasn’t figured out (or is uninterested in recognizing) that marriage equality isn’t the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issue [...]

Transgender Soldier Meets the President

By: Thursday June 6, 2013 1:18 am

Crossposted with permission from OutServe Magazine, the magazine of OutServe-SLDN. By Anonymous Memorial Day weekend is, first and foremost, about remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It honors the many sacrifices of those who served and who are currently serving. It lifts up families and friends who have lost loved ones to combat [...]

A Bathroom Story That Doesn’t Involve The “Bathroom Bill” Meme

By: Wednesday May 22, 2013 7:19 pm

There’s an interesting, but sad story found on the Army Times website entitled West Point sergeant charged with filming naked female cadets. From the article: A sergeant first class on the staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point faces charges for allegedly filming numerous female cadets without their consent, sometimes when they [...]

House of Commons Gives Final Approval To Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 2:15 pm

Today the British House of Commons gave for a second time its overwhelming approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, voting 366 to 161 at the bill’s third reading.  In February, the same body overwhelmingly approved the bill by a vote of 400 to 175 at its second reading. The bill, which would legalize [...]

Time For The New York State Senate To Stop Sanctioning Discrimination

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 1:47 pm

On April 30 the New York state Assembly approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) by a vote of 84-46.  The bill (S195/A4226) would prohibit discrimination against transgender New Yorkers in the areas of housing, employment, credit and public accommodations, while expanding New York’s hate crimes law to include crimes against transgender individuals.  New Yorkers [...]

Cleveland Plain Dealer Dehumanizes Murdered Transgender Woman

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 3:33 pm

Most newspapers leave the dehumanization of transgender people to the trolls in the online comments.  But not Cleveland’s Plain Dealer.  They bring the sewage right to the surface. Their article about the discovery of the body of a brutally murdered 20 year old African-American woman, Cemia Acoff, begins with the title “Oddly dressed body found [...]

Leaving Notes On Arizona’s Bathroom Doors

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 8:57 pm

While on layover at Phoenix’s airport waiting for her flight to yet another city to attend yet another meeting, OutServe-SLDN‘s Executive Director Allyson Robinson taped the following sign on one of the airport’s bathroom doors: Dear Arizona, A transgender woman used this restroom today and everything is fine. No one was bothered and nothing bad [...]

Moving Past Détente Between The HRC And The Trans Community

By: Monday April 1, 2013 10:53 pm

On the day the constitutionality of Prop 8 was being argued before the the Supreme Court, a rally organized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Family Equality Council, GetEQUAL, Marriage Equality USA, and the New Organizing Institute was underway. The rally was almost in every way successful in [...]

The Proposed Arizona “Papers Please” Law For Trans Women

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Update: From Arizona attorney Abby Jensen: Latest word is that SB1432 was controlled by another committee whose chair would not give it up for Kavanagh to use for his “papers to pee” striker amendment. So, now, he’s looking for another bill to use. As a result, tracking that bill number won’t help us. Instead, we [...]

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