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Deluxe Financial Services settles Transgender discrimination lawsuit for $115,000

Deluxe Financial Services settles Transgender discrimination lawsuit for $115,000

On January 20, 2016, a consent decree was issued by the U.S. District Court in Minnesota against Deluxe Financial Services Inc., alleging the violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by subjecting Britney Austin to a hostile work environment based on her transgender status. The decree states that during her transition, […]

ACLU, Outfront MN Sues State of Minnesota for Transgender Services

ACLU, Outfront MN Sues State of Minnesota for Transgender Services

The ACLU and the ACLU of Minnesota, along with Outfront Minnesota and Evan Tysilio Thomas filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Human Services last week challenging the coverage ban on transition related surgery for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, Minnesota’s health care system. According to the ACLU, “Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program […]

Part 2: The Reust of the Story, Isley Reust Breaks Down Spectaculars New Release

Part 2: The Reust of the Story, Isley Reust Breaks Down Spectaculars New Release

“I’ve always have been into female artist mostly throughout my life and I’ve related with their music most,” Isley Reust of the band Spectacular Spectacular said to PlanetTransgender in an interview, “Shirley Manson from Garbage was my number one influence growing up.” In part one of this interview, we took a look at Isley, her […]

Sex Does Not Equal Genitalia New Study Finds

Sex Does Not Equal Genitalia New Study Finds

WebMD, the internet portal to self-diagnosis for serious diseases everywhere, has a section called “How Male and Female Brains Differ,” that states, “Recent studies highlight a long-held suspicion about the brains of males and females. They’re not the same… Scientists now know that sex hormones begin to exert their influence during development of the fetus.” […]

The Blame Game: How the Trans Community has been Accused of Murder

The Blame Game: How the Trans Community has been Accused of Murder

Days after Charlie Sheen announced that he was HIV +, MTV ran an article called, “Quit ‘Slut’ Shaming Charlie Sheen – We must not promote a climate of shame around sex and HIV.” The article concluded by stating, “So if your immediate instinct upon hearing the news is to shame Sheen’s sex life or sex workers, […]

It’s T.D.O.R.! …and You Will Know Us by Our Trail of Dead

It’s T.D.O.R.! …and You Will Know Us by Our Trail of Dead

At birth, everyone is assigned a sex and with that, comes their gender, a range of characteristics between masculinity and femininity as determined by a society. Depending on whose defining those characteristics, “biological” – or physician assigned – sex such as male and female may be included in that definition. Imagine if you can being […]

BrewDog Introduces Transgender Beer, Doesn’t Understand the Backlash

BrewDog Introduces Transgender Beer, Doesn’t Understand the Backlash

BrewDog Brewing is now just another company to feed the transgender merchandising machine by introducing a transgender beer. After a massive Twitter campaign to drive clicks to their website, BrewDog announced the introduction of No Label stating, “No Label is the world’s first ‘non-binary, transgender beer’ designed to reflect the diversity of the area and champion […]

A HERO Falls: Houston Texas Votes No on Proposition 1

A HERO Falls: Houston Texas Votes No on Proposition 1

“I feel disheartened and disappointed,” Trans-activist and creator of the #WeJustNeedToPee campaign said to PlanetTransgender about the defeat of Proposition 1 this morning, “but at the same time, more determined than ever. I do believe that justice will prevail, and that we have to stand our ground on this and all issues dealing with equality. […]

Transgender Network Netherlands Reports High Trans-Violence Rate

Transgender Network Netherlands Reports High Trans-Violence Rate

  According to recent research done by the Transgender Network Netherlands, approximately half of the people who are transgender reported dealing with harassment or threats of violence. According to their website, Transgender Network Netherlands mission is to “work towards a gender-diverse society, for the emancipation of transgender people and for their well-being as well as […]

Dreaming of Me: How #GirlsLikeUs Dream

Dreaming of Me: How #GirlsLikeUs Dream

One of behavioral sciences unanswered question is why we dream. Scholarly articles range from emotional regulation, a dumping of the memory bank, reactions to everyday threats, a visitation to your brains default mechanisms and in the case of Freud, sexual anxiety. During the Diane Sawyer interview with Caitlyn Jenner earlier this year, the question arose […]

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