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Transgender college student Deejea Smith attacked twice in two weeks

Transgender college student Deejea Smith attacked twice in two weeks

De Anza College student Deejea Smith is speaking out after being attacked for the second time in two weeks on the Cupertino campus. The student is transgender and police are calling the incident a hate crime. Deejea Smith described coming face to face with an attacker in the Flint Center Garage. Smith recalled, “The second […]

Superbowl Coke Ad Gives Subtle Shout Out To Non-Binary Trans Peeps

Superbowl Coke Ad Gives Subtle Shout Out To Non-Binary Trans Peeps

“There’s no one quite like you. Or her. Or him. Or them.” The Superbowl Coke ad inclusive byline substantiating non-binary transgender lives by using the oft-preferred pronoun “Them” is a bold corporate move. The concept of gender fluidity amoungst non-binary people is arguably the most troubling aspect of our community for ultra-right-wing conservatives. This advertisement subtly promoting […]

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Jeanne Ives Defends Transphobic Racist Attack ad

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Jeanne Ives Defends Transphobic Racist Attack ad

Candidate Jeanne Ives said the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor’s “chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made” and primary voters need to know about his record. Politicians from both sides of the aisle view it as a deceptive fear mongering attack on women’s, immigrant and transgender lives and […]

Texas Bathroom Bill Fallout: A Tsunami of LGBT Candidates

Texas Bathroom Bill Fallout: A Tsunami of LGBT Candidates

More LGBTQ Texans than ever are running for office, magazine says by Rishika Dugyala, The Texas Tribune Jan. 24, 2018 A self-described “gun-toting, truck-driving, true Republican,” Shannon McClendon avidly followed state politics and served as a five-time appointee for various boards under former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. But until now, she never pushed herself to run for […]

Texas Progressive’s Wave Riding High With the Women’s March 2018

Texas Progressive’s Wave Riding High With the Women’s March 2018

All across Texas thousands of progressives, both men and women joined millions country-wide for the Women’s March 2018. The Dallas Morning News estimated 7,000 attended there. It would be safe to say tens of thousands marched statewide, some in unheralded small town marches. My Cowtown Women’s March 2018 was one of those events barely making […]

Arlington NAACP opposed TX Gov Greg Abbott as MLK Grand Marshal and WON

Arlington NAACP opposed TX Gov Greg Abbott as MLK Grand Marshal and WON

The Arlington Texas NAACP prevailed denying bigot Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a political platform as Martin Luther King Grand Honorary Marshal. The leaders of the Arlington TX branch of the NAACP were forced into a true conundrum. Either boycott or protest. But when faced with the possibility that Greg Abbott a far right-wing politician being […]

LA Transgender woman Viccky Gutierrez murdered 2nd Week 2nd Death

LA Transgender woman Viccky Gutierrez murdered 2nd Week 2nd Death

LA activists are certain that transgender woman Viccky Gutierrez died in the fire that gutted her south LA apartment. The Coroner hasn’t identified the body found as that of Viccky Gutierrez, or the cause of death but the fire department has deemed the blaze suspicious. Trans Latina activist Bamby Salcedo calls the death of her […]

Kenosha Unified School District to pay transgender Student Ash Whitaker $800,000

Kenosha Unified School District to pay transgender Student Ash Whitaker $800,000

The Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) has agreed to pay Ash Whitaker $800,000 for forcing him and other transgender students to wear armbands designating their birth gender. The armbands were intended to segregate them from other students and make them more easily identifiable when they entered areas of public accommodations I.E. the restroom. The complaint in Whitaker v. Kenosha […]

Miss Trans America Founder First US Transgender Murder of 2018

Miss Trans America Founder First US Transgender Murder of 2018

Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, 42, Miss Trans America founder was found dead at her home in North Adams Mass Friday evening. Police went to her residence after her husband Mark Steele-Knudslien reportedly went to the station Friday night and confessed to her murder. Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien married Mark last summer according to her Facebook posts. Monica […]

Trump fires the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

Trump fires the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

The Trump Administration summarily fired what was left of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Thursday via a FedEx letter. While it is not uncommon for incoming administrations to replace council members when their terms expire the timing of the firing leaves the administration just two days to replace the entire council. Gabriel Maldonado, […]

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