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Texas Lawmaker Briscoe Cain Mocks Trans Violence

Texas Lawmaker Briscoe Cain Mocks Trans Violence

During a recent panel discussion hosted by the Texas Tribune on 7th February, Texas Republican state representative Briscoe Cain made comments that reduced violence against transgender people as ‘dudes walking around in dresses getting beat up’. Briscoe Cain’s main backer accused by the Texas Ethics Commission of lobbying illegally. Cain made the comments when asked […]

Texas Next? NCAA to pull out of NC until 2023 over HB2

Texas Next? NCAA to pull out of NC until 2023 over HB2

The NC legislature was put on notice that all NCAA championship games for the foreseeable future, possibly forever, are at risk of being moved out of state if HB2 is not fully repealed. The latest reveal from the NCAA occurred after Scott Dupree, executive director Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance wrote a letter to the legislature warning […]

South Dakota flushes anti-transgender student bill for lack of support

South Dakota flushes anti-transgender student bill for lack of support

South Dakota’s anti-transgender bill was pulled Tuesday morning after no one, not even the sponsors, showed up in support of it at the last hearing. High school student Jessie Lamphere was amongst the dozens who lined up to speak in opposition telling The Waco Trib “I just want them to know that transgender boys are […]

Texas Top Cops pan Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Texas Top Cops pan Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Top Texas Lawmen expressed opposition to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s transgender bathroom bill adding their voices to those of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, teachers, Business, collegiate and professional sports, travel, media, technology, medical, entertainment and hospitality industries. Dan Patrick failed attempt to mollify professional sports teams by exempting venues while rented only served to highlight the injustice of his […]

Trump to leave Fed LGBT protections alone while attacking our rights with religious persecution?

Trump to leave Fed LGBT protections alone while attacking our rights with religious persecution?

Trump will leave Obama LGBT Federal contractors rules in place according to White House Monday. A draft repeal had been reportedly circulating as late as Monday according to The NYTimes. The LGBT community released a collective sigh of relief when hearing of the White House reversal, but kept a wary eye open and for good […]

VA Bathroom Bill Defeated

VA Bathroom Bill Defeated

Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall’s bathroom bill died in committee but not before he and his supporting transphobic cabal stumbled into the unfamiliar territory we know as reality. Marshall’s HB 1612 Physical Privacy Act, one of the 12 bathroom bills introduced this year would have required people to use public restrooms and facilities that correspond with their […]

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 […]

Homeless man Daejon Workman Arrested for Philly Transgender Attack

Homeless man Daejon Workman Arrested for Philly Transgender Attack

Daejon Workman attacked transgender woman Ryannah Quigley as she walked along a Philadelphia street after attending the Creating Change Conference. Ryannah Quigley told Action News she’s relieved the man seen in cell phone video assaulting her has been arrested. “I just got the call and I’m very happy,” Quigley said. On January 20, 2017, at 4:40 […]

TERF’s and Focus on the Family Partner to attack Transgender Rights

TERF’s and Focus on the Family Partner to attack Transgender Rights

In an alliance forged of mutual hate, the public policy partner of the anti-LGBT organization Focus on the Family has joined with a Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) group rebranded as “Wolf”. This vile coalition pairs a group who’s stated goals is to criminalize homosexuality with a group comprised largely of lesbians in filing an […]

Trump’s Coronation takes no Holliday

Trump’s Coronation takes no Holliday

Jennifer Holliday has canceled her appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration event next week, calling her decision to perform a “lapse of judgment.” While we wrestle with the idea that Jackie Evancho will be performing with the support of her transgender sister, ally Jennifer Holliday, decided not to perform after receiving the same flak that Evancho […]