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Clearing the air on Mississippi Gulf Coast Rainbow Center Jeff White’s departure

Clearing the air on Mississippi Gulf Coast Rainbow Center Jeff White’s departure

According to a press release by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Rainbow Center [MGCRC], the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of founding member Jeff White due to a controversy surrounding some anti-trans statements made on his Facebook page during the Memorial Day weekend. The release states, “While we greatly appreciate Jeff’s contributions to this […]

Review: Mad Max Fury Road is a Chick Flick According to MRA’s

Review: Mad Max Fury Road is a Chick Flick According to MRA’s

30 years in the making, mastermind George Miller has released another film in the Mad Max series called Fury Road.  Avoiding cliches like ‘high-octane adventure,’ ‘piston pounding action,’ and ‘fuel injected testosterone thrill ride,’ Mad Max did not disappoint and was well worth the wait. A reboot of Mad Max: The Road Warrior, the movie […]

The Adoption Option for LGBTQ is Still Not an Option in Some States

The Adoption Option for LGBTQ is Still Not an Option in Some States

May is national Foster Care month and it was kicked off with a Presidential Proclamation on April 30th making it the first proclamation by a President that stated gender identity should not be a barrier to adopting and fostering children. The White House Proclamation reads, “With so many children waiting for loving homes, it is […]

The G.O.P’s War on Biology

The G.O.P’s War on Biology

The Human Rights Campaign recently reported that more than 100 anti-LGBT legislation was introduced across state houses in more than 28 states during this legislative session. Of these 100+ bills, 20 of them were specifically targeted at people who are transgender and their rights to public spaces. Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Nevada are just a small […]

MN Senate introduces Bill SF 2141 Allowing for State Funded SRS

MN Senate introduces Bill SF 2141 Allowing for State Funded SRS

As previously reported, the MN omnibus education bill HF844 which contained the anti-transgender legislation amendment, failed in the MN State Senate by 25-40 running mostly along party lines. Three Republicans broke with their party and voted ‘no’ on the amendment; those Republicans, Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, Sen. David Senjem, R-Rochester, and Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen took […]

MN Lobby Day for Trans and Black Lives Matter a Success

MN Lobby Day for Trans and Black Lives Matter a Success

MN Lobby Day 2015 was this week at the Minnesota Capitol and this year it was an intersection of LGBTQ issues, racial and economic justice. The introduction of anti-transgender bills in both the Minnesota House and Senate this has put a focus on people who are transgender, transgender youth and bathroom usage. One of the […]

Trans Woman Being Held in Mississippi Men’s Prison Facility

Trans Woman Being Held in Mississippi Men’s Prison Facility

On April 28th, 2015, The Sun Herald paper in Biloxi Mississippi reported on a crime committed by “two men,” Cameron Michael Anglin and Richard Alan Mauffray. Through sources that reached out to us, it was confirmed that Mauffray is a trans woman who was booked as a man. Mauffray, who’s name is Alaina Mauffray was […]

MN Family Council Claims Victory for Anti-Transgender Bill

MN Family Council Claims Victory for Anti-Transgender Bill

“We’re going to lose this one today.” Monica Meyer, Executive Director of OutfrontMN said during the Lobby Day kickoff brunch on Saturday referring to HF 844, the omnibus bill for K-12 education that contains an amendment barring students that are transgender the right to use the bathroom that fits their gender. She was right, the […]

Planet Transgender Reaches into the Terrestrial Radio Sphere

Planet Transgender Reaches into the Terrestrial Radio Sphere

Kaiya Kramer host of The Queer Life.org interviews Kelli Busey editor of Planet Transgender. A lot of things have changed since Planet Transgender was launched in 2007 by founder Kelli Busey as a response to Barney Frank and the HRC segregated ENDA bill. The headline of the first post was clear and it set the […]

Venus DeMars’ New Release Due in April

Venus DeMars’ New Release Due in April

It was fifteen below zero with the wind chill and every time the door swung open at Café Southside, a trans friendly coffee shop on south Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, the thought once again crept into my mind as to why I stay in this state. It was February 17th and Venus DeMars walked in, […]