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Minnesota House Republicans Attempt to Gut Safe Schools Act

Minnesota House Republicans Attempt to Gut Safe Schools Act

Minnesota House Republicans came out swinging last week with a new bill aimed at weakening the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, a comprehensive and LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying bill passed and signed in April of 2014 by Governor Dayton. The Safe Schools Bill, or the “Anti-Bullying Bill” took Minnesota from having one of the weakest laws […]

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Appoints Transgender woman Dr. Rachel Levine physician general

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Appoints Transgender woman Dr. Rachel Levine physician general

Wolf’s avant-garde appointment of a transgender woman for physician general is welcomed news. Saturday Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf named four more members of his cabinet in a press release, one of which is a transgender woman, Dr. Rachel Levine, who will serve as his physician general. Governor-Elect Tom Wolf explained why he choose Dr. Livine: […]

Minnesota Saint Paul Public Schools Gender Inclusion Policy

Minnesota Saint Paul Public Schools Gender Inclusion Policy

This week, the St. Paul Minnesota School Board will take up a proposal titled the ‘Gender Inclusion Policy.’ Work on the policy began in February of 2014 and according to the St. Paul Public Schools website, the first reading will take place at the school board’s January 20th meeting with subsequent revisions and public feedback […]

Watch transparents Bianca and Nick Bowser come out on 20/20

Watch transparents Bianca and Nick Bowser come out on 20/20

Bianca and Nick Bowser, their sons Kai, 3, and Pax, 17 months, from Louisville Kentucky, were stealth until they came out on national television Friday. They don’t believe it will be an issue for their children with the way human rights has been progressing nationally. Transgender rights have been moving forward, but the progress has […]

In Touch Magazine photo-shops Bruce Jenner onto a cisgender woman body

In Touch Magazine photo-shops Bruce Jenner onto a cisgender woman body

The tabloid photo shopped Jenner’s head onto the body of cisgender woman’s body according to the Washington Post. Outing anyone as transgender is wrong. But it’s especially offensive when it’s done by a trashy tabloid and is based on lies, assumptions and gossip. Of all things In Touch ties to excuse their potentially fatal Faux […]

Montana High School Sports Association to vote on transgender student policy

Montana High School Sports Association to vote on transgender student policy

Association member schools will be voting on the policy January 19th. Such language would follow the lead of high school associations in at least 33 other states, said Mark Beckman, MHSA executive director. It would also align with NCAA policy and recent federal guidance on Title IX, the law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in activities […]

HRC Sacks Saks Fifth Ave by suspending their Equality Index Rating

HRC Sacks Saks Fifth Ave by suspending their Equality Index Rating

The billion-dollar Wall Street firm vs Leyth Jamal case will either set the stage for trans workplace equality or demolish it. Saks fifth Avenue, operated by Hudson’s Bay company and owned by the billion-dollar wall street investing firm  NRDC, says its legal to discriminate based on gender identity. This inspite of the EEOC stance and […]

Greensboro NC adopts a Trans-Crow ordinance, a bad way to go.

Greensboro NC adopts a Trans-Crow ordinance, a bad way to go.

Greensboro North Carolina just adopted an ordinance which seeks to segregate transgender people in public accommodations EQNC and HRC call this historic. We call it getting thrown under the bus ala Massachusetts. The changes in Greensboro include adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to a list of enumerated categories in three ordinances — fair […]

Silverton gender rebel Stu Rasmussen leaves office. A look back.

Silverton gender rebel Stu Rasmussen leaves office. A look back.

Stu Rasmussen had already been in office for twenty years in 2008 when he was elected mayor of Silverton Oregon. At first glance it seemed a clear cut transgender victory, since he was elected after physically transitioning to female. That alone would have made news but the clincher was Stu identifies as a cisgender male. […]

Was it Right to Share Leelah’s Suicide Note?

Was it Right to Share Leelah’s Suicide Note?

I’ve seen a number of commentators condemn the sharing of Leelah Alcorn’s suicide not over the last twenty four hours. Ranging from people who don’t want conversion therapy to be banned, to defencive Christians who believe that it could damage their religion, to trans supporters who don’t want her note to urge others into taking […]