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Washington, DC suburb begins school year with transgender protections

Washington, DC suburb begins school year with transgender protections

    In June, the school board in Frederick County, Maryland, a mainly rural county 50 miles west of Washington DC, passed Policy 443, a policy spelling out protections for transgender and gender non-conforming students. As classes begin, the new policy will be tested. Also, Alliance Defending Freedom, an extremist anti-LGBT legal group filed a […]

Trump Smears Civil Rights Icon John Lewis on MLK weekend

Trump Smears Civil Rights Icon John Lewis on MLK weekend

People are coming out of the woodwork to defend John Lewis after Trump criticized him Earlier in the week, Rep. John Lewis announced that he would skip the 2017 presidential inauguration. According to Lewis, he did not consider President-elect Donald Trump to be a legitimate president amid allegations that the 2016 presidential race was tampered […]

Obama Mother’s Day Presidential Proclamation Includes Transgender Moms

Obama Mother’s Day Presidential Proclamation Includes Transgender Moms

Barrack Obama once again broke new ground today by issuing our country’s first trans-inclusive mother’s day Presidential Proclamation. Talk about evolving. The word ‘transgender’ had never been said or eluded to by any president until Obama said it in the 2016 State of Union address. During that address prior to the Supreme Court ruling he […]

51 Families Sue School District, Claiming Transgender Student Is Ruining Lives

51 Families Sue School District, Claiming Transgender Student Is Ruining Lives

Last year Illinois School District 211 fought a hard legal battle to try and maintain discrimination against a transgender student (only ever identified as ‘Student A’) who wished to have access to facilities that matched their gender identity.  The District failed in its legal battle and was ordered to comply with the Department of Education […]

DOJ gives NC Gov McCrory until Monday to stop enforcement of HB2

DOJ gives NC Gov McCrory until Monday to stop enforcement of HB2

The Department of Justice has just sent a letter to the North Carolina government warning them that if they don’t stop enforcement of HB2 by Monday they will be sued. Governor Pat McCrory called the DOJ letter ‘governmental overreach’ while defending his draconian statewide law. At the chamber of commerce meeting last night McCrory responded […]

Oxford AL rescinds Anti-trans bathroom ordinance

Oxford AL rescinds Anti-trans bathroom ordinance

Oxford AL city council members voted 3-2 Wednesday rescinding the town’s draconian law targeting transgender people. The illegal measure passed just a week before was purportedly in response to Target stores reiterating the chains inclusive transgender policy. The law which imposed a $500 dollar fine and up to a 6-month sentence applied to all public accommodations […]

London Theatre Becomes Trans-Inclusive

London Theatre Becomes Trans-Inclusive

Whilst the United States seems to be locked in a struggle over how to deal with transgender rights and the issues surrounding access to public bathroom facilities a theatre in the UK has made a very public declaration as to their stance on the issue. The Young Vic Theatre in Waterloo, London, posted an image […]

Bahamas vote on human rights infuriates some, leaves LGBT people out

Bahamas vote on human rights infuriates some, leaves LGBT people out

Bahamas upcoming constitutional referendum on gender protection based on one’s sex is forcing a debate much akin to what the United States experienced during 1964 civil rights act enactment. Even with the Obama administration’s efforts transgender people lament daily not being included in that historic law. Ours remains a tenuous position dictated by political winds. […]

Brazil: Three Trans women attacked

Brazil: Three Trans women attacked

A hairdresser trans woman, who preferred not to be identified, is claiming she was beaten inside a BRT bus (Bus Rapid Transit, a bus-based mass transit system), on the west side of Rio de Janeiro. According to her statement, a group of 15 persons robbed the passengers on the bus, but besides being robbed, she […]

Texas LT Gov. Dan Patrick vows to ruin retailers over bathrooms

Texas LT Gov. Dan Patrick vows to ruin retailers over bathrooms

“I will not spend a single dollar with any business that says a man can enter a bathroom with the women in my family or your family,” Patrick posted on Facebook in support of a known hate group’s petition. “Last week Target announced they would allow men in women’s bathrooms. I won’t shop there again.” By […]

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