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Thank Senator Schumer for Supporting GLBT Equality

Thank Senator Schumer for Supporting GLBT Equality

Thank Senator Schumer for Supporting Marriage Equality and Calling for the Repeal of DOMAThis week New York ’s senior U.S. Senator – Charles Schumer – announced his support for marriage equality and for the full repeal of the so called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA). As Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate’s Democratic Conference, Senator […]

HRC Board : ENDA Policy Statement March 25, 2009

HRC Board : ENDA Policy Statement March 25, 2009

By Kelli Anne BuseyMarch 25, 2009planetransgender HRC published a statement on March 25th regarding it’s policy on a gender inclusive ENDA past and present. HRC emphatically states it will not embrace the policy of 2007 when it abondoned it’s support of transgender people. I have a problem with this statement. HRC is still attempting to […]

Take Action for Transgender Equality in Maryland

Take Action for Transgender Equality in Maryland

Countdown – Take Action NOW for Trans RightsGender Identity Legislation Still Alive – Take Action! Legislation that would ban discrimination against transgender people in housing and employment is poised for a vote this week in committee. Please take action now to urge your legislators to vote yes on House Bill 474 and Senate Bill 566. […]

Support the TEXAS “Freedom from Workplace Discrimination Act”

Support the TEXAS “Freedom from Workplace Discrimination Act”

Sign this petition End Workplace Discrimination!Equality Texas is joining with State Representative Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio) in his efforts to secure a public hearing for his bill, HB 538 – “The Freedom from Workplace Discrimination Act”. This bill would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.Please sign this petition in support of […]

Gainesville Florida VOTES to KEEP Human Rights : WE WIN, WE WIN, WE WIN!!!

Gainesville Florida VOTES to  KEEP Human Rights : WE WIN, WE WIN, WE WIN!!!

EQUALITY IS GAINESVILLE BUSINESS WINS!!! Despite fear mongering and misinformation from opponents of transgender and gay rights the people of Gainesville Florida stood shoulder to shoulder and have spoken LOUD and CLEAR by voting 58% against amendment 1. This landmark victory in the historically progressive city of Gainesville serves as a beacon of hope for […]

Equality is Gainesville’s Business VOTE TODAY!

Gainesville’s March 24th election is here! Today is your final opportunity to say NO to Discrimination in Gainesville!!! March 24, 2009Polls are open from 7 AM – 7 PM. Click here to find out where you should vote Call if you need a ride to the polls: 352-433-4183 If you have problems voting, call us: […]

Take Action : New Hampshire House to Vote on Transgender protective Law and Marriage Equality

New Hampshire USA. HB436 (marriage equality) and HB415 (anti-discrimination act for gender identity and expression) will go to a full house vote Thursday March 26. Both measures were deadlocked in a 10-10 judiciary committee vote Tuesday, indicating Democrats unwillingness to fully support the bills. Both bills move out of committee without either majority or minority […]

Obama endorses UN declaration for gay rights

Obama endorses UN declaration for gay rights

Cross posted from Integrity FT Worth WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday formally endorsed a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure that former President George W. Bush had refused to sign. The move was the administration’s latest in reversing Bush-era decisions that have been heavily criticized by human […]

Everyone Matters: Dignity and Safety for Transgender and Transsexual People

Alishia is a firefighter. Enoch is a university professor. Dana is a software engineer. Jesse is an HIV prevention educator. Each makes invaluable contributions in the work place and in the community. And each faces the threat of losing a job, being denied housing or health care, and suffering violence and harassment simply for being […]

Take Action: Demand that Colorado Radio Host Trevor Carey Disavow Remarks Condoning Violence Against Transgender People

Cross posted from radical queer news Origin GLAAD Contact: Richard Ferraro, Director of Public RelationsPhone: (646) 871-8011 Email: ferraro@glaad.org Contact: Adam Bass, Media Field StrategistPhone: (323)634-2018 Email: bass@glaad.org In a disturbing diatribe on KNUS radio on March 14, host Trevor Carey engaged in a conversation with a caller in which both men condoned violence against […]