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American Federation of Teachers Slam the Texas Bathroom Bill

American Federation of Teachers Slam the Texas Bathroom Bill

“Dan Patrick is waging a war on kids.” said Louis Malfaro, president of the 65,000-member Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers. “Under Patrick’s lack of leadership, we’ve seen a failure to provide resources needed for Child Protective Services, resulting in thousands of children in need of care and supervision, and kids forced to […]

NYTimes Bestselling Author Rick Riordan declines Texas Legislative Invite citing Bathroom Bill

NYTimes Bestselling Author Rick Riordan declines Texas Legislative Invite citing Bathroom Bill

Citing Texas “bathroom bill,” Percy Jackson author declines Legislature invitation by Marissa Evans, The Texas Tribune The author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is declining to attend the Texas Legislature’s celebration of authors event, saying the reason is because of proposed legislation that would prevent transgender people from using bathrooms that match their […]

HB2 Redux: Texas legislators submit Anti LGBT Bills

HB2 Redux: Texas legislators submit Anti LGBT Bills

A pair of bills submitted to the Texas state legislature would if passed make government inaccessible for transgender adults and school little more than a dream for Texas transgender children. SB6 submitted by Kolkhorst and championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick would require people use only restroom and showers which correspond to the sex indicated […]

Texas judge issues nationwide injunction on federal transgender health mandate

Texas judge issues nationwide injunction on federal transgender health mandate

A Texas judge issued an injunction Saturday against a federal mandate aimed to protect transgender people, finding that the federal health rule violates existing law.   by Alexa Ura and Eleanor Dearman, originally published by The Texas Tribune, republished with full permissions. Dec. 31, 2016 The preliminary injunction, granted by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor, […]

Woman who stabbed NY Transgender man released without bail

Woman who stabbed NY Transgender man released without bail

Stephanie Pazmino, 30, who police said committed a hate crime by stabbing transman Ijan Jarrett was released without bail Friday after a Manhattan grand jury failed to indict her. Stephanie Pazmino, who says she stabbed Ijan Jarrett in self-defense, pleaded guilty to a marijuana possession violation. She was fined $5 by Criminal Court Judge Charlotte […]

Boy Scouts OK with Gay, But Not Transgender Scouts

Boy Scouts OK with Gay, But Not Transgender Scouts

Last year after buying a Boy Scout’s outrageously overpriced fundraising popcorn I felt good knowing I had sacrificed, but I was perplexed by the seller’s apparent uneasiness. Hadn’t the Boy Scouts just changed there don’t ask don’t tell policies allowing LGBT people full access to their institutions? So why were they cringing as I handed […]

TX Lt Gov wishes all non whites a very deadly and poverty stricken New Year

TX Lt Gov wishes all non whites a very deadly and poverty stricken New Year

Last week TX LT Gov Dan Patrick cheered the failed repeal of NC’s discriminatory law known as HB2. In the best Jim Crow traditions, he wished privileged straight and cisgender whites a very merry Christmas and happy new year. Patrick posted this to congratulatory message to his website. Everyone else, well you can just go […]

Transgender Youtuber Blaire White – Mom is Pimping Out Child

Transgender Youtuber Blaire White – Mom is Pimping Out Child

Transgender YouTuber Blaire White recently posted a video in which she attacked the mother of the transgender nine-year-old featured on National Geographic’s cover. White accused Debi Jackson of ‘pimping out’ her 9-year-old child, Avery Jackson for profit and personal glory. As a way of proof to the pimping charge, White shows images of t-shirts which she […]

NC GOP Bait and Switch worked. #HB2 stays

NC GOP Bait and Switch worked. #HB2 stays

While watching the live feed from Raleigh while the GOP lawmakers blamed the failure of the body to rescind HB2 I was struck by three things. Rep. @cristoferosgro (who also heads @equalitync) says Senate repeal bill's caveat makes it "HB2.2", Democrats will vote no. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/FZuNPDDyfz — Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) December 21, 2016 One, the […]

TX Bathroom Bill is called women’s privacy act for a reason

TX Bathroom Bill is called women’s privacy act for a reason

Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick, the outspoken backer of SB 6 – Women’ Privacy Act isn’t worried about transgender men who might discomfort him with their presence in the men’s room. Most likely he dismisses them as tomboys or misguided lesbians. In any case, Patrick’s sure he could beat them up if need be. Patrick’s office […]