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Sumaya Ysl’s Friends Speak Out About Her Death

Sumaya Ysl’s Friends Speak Out About Her Death

26-year old transgender woman Sumaya Dalmar, also known as Sumaya Ysl, was found dead Sunday February 22 in the east of Toronto, Ontario. The cause of death is still being investigated. Sumaya was born in Somalia and immigrated to Canada at the age of 3 with her parents. She began her transition in 2011 and […]

Obama Administration Open to Trans Military Service

Obama Administration Open to Trans Military Service

At a troop event in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sunday February 22, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said when asked about his thoughts on transgender military personnel serving openly “I don’t think anything but their suitability for service should preclude them” leading speculation as to if and when the U.S. military might change their policies in order […]

Support for Gender Inclusion Policy Heard at St. Paul School Board Meeting

Support for Gender Inclusion Policy Heard at St. Paul School Board Meeting

The second reading of the St. Paul Minnesota School Districts Gender Inclusion Policy took place on February 17, almost a year to the date of when the St Paul School Board first began work on the policy. Following reports of students being harassed and discriminated against for their gender identity, the policy aims to remove […]

Transgender Teenager Zander Mahaffey Commits Suicide

Transgender Teenager Zander Mahaffey Commits Suicide

Fifteen year old Zander Mahaffey committed suicide on Sunday the 15th of February, leaving a suicide none of the social network Tumblr. Zander, who was from Austell, Georgia, posted a suicide note online that stated his mother as one of the main reasons for his suicide.  In a angry and gut wrenching final message Zander […]

The Official Definition of Transgender

The Official Definition of Transgender

“A transgender person is someone whose sex at birth is different from who they know they are on the inside. Many transgender people are prescribed hormones by their doctors to change their bodies. Some undergo surgery as well.” This is the official definition of transgender. Not according to Wikipedia, World Professional Association for Transgender Health […]

Texas Transgender Groups Go to War >With Each Other< Over Plano's Human Rights Ordinance

Texas Transgender Groups Go to War >With Each Other< Over Plano's Human Rights Ordinance

There’s a storm brewing in Texas that’s threatening our very LGBT foundation. At the epicenter is the city of Plano’s amended human rights ordinance. There’s a lot of smoke surrounding this issue so it’s important to clear the air. There’re a few things I’m fairly certain of living just outside of Plano (in Texas miles). […]

Florida Legislator Frank Artiles wants to put transgender youth Jazz Jennings in jail

Florida Legislator Frank Artiles wants to put transgender youth Jazz Jennings in jail

  Florida Representative Frank Artiles incensed over Miami-Dade county’s trans-inclusive human rights ordinance has submitted a bill which if passed would criminalize trans people who need to pee. Artiles is not worried if the bill he introduced last week will create problems for transgender people, he told BuzzFeed News because using the restroom is a […]

Sidhe is Coming

Sidhe is Coming

A new micro-brew is about to hit East St. Paul Minnesota in early 2015 named Sidhe [Gaelic for ‘fairy’, pronounced ‘shee’, refers to the pronoun ‘she’] Brewing Company whose slogan is “Brewed by Women, Loved by All.” Located at 990 Payne Ave in St. Paul, construction is finishing up on this 2300 square foot brewing […]

Trans teen who went missing in Columbus found safe and sound

Trans teen who went missing in Columbus found safe and sound

Missing Ohio trans teen Ashley Lane, 15, was reunited with her parents Tuesday. Ashley’s parents were gravely concerned for her safety, worried that she had been targeted or was the victim of foul play because she is transgender. But police say her disappearance was of her own choosing – that she had planned to take […]

Collin County Democrats are banning transgender people from their Facebook page

Collin County Democrats are banning transgender people from their Facebook page

I posted this comment at 8:17 am February 2014. At 8:19 the comment had been deleted and I had been banned from the  Collin County Democrat’s Facebook page (see screen cap below). Why is that? They are saying the Democrats unanimously support Plano’s amended ordinance which codified exclusion of transgender people from public accommodations. They are […]