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TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst maintain the so-called “bathroom bill” is significantly different from a similar law passed in North Carolina. But how exactly does the original wording of Senate Bill 6 stack up against North Carolina’s House Bill 2? Here’s how the “bathroom bills” in North Carolina and Texas […]

HRC to open 3 offices to Fight Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

HRC to open 3 offices to Fight Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to open Texas offices to fight “bathroom bill” by Alexa Ura,The Texas Tribune Jan. 27, 2017 With Texas Republicans working to pass their own version of a “bathroom bill,” one of the nation’s most prominent LGBT civil rights organizations is opening offices in Texas to fight it. The Human Rights Campaign […]

Transgender woman stabbed 23 times

Transgender woman stabbed 23 times

On Jan. 4th 2017 L. C. Marinho became the first of the known 19 Brazilian trans people murdered so far this year. This happened in the early hours of Wednesday, 4th of January. L. C. Marinho, 33, a trans woman, was murdered inside her house located in the Vida Nova set in Santa Luzia neighbourhood, […]

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 […]

Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined

Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined

133 deaths mourned by Brazil TDOR 2016 that’s more than all of Europe combined, since record keeping began. This year we made a commitment to report on the violence committed against Brazilian transgender peoples. And we have reported on these crimes as the rest of the world seems them, often in horrific graphic detail. We know […]

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 […]