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Michael Hughes is not Selfie Centered When it Comes to Bathroom Bills

Michael Hughes is not Selfie Centered When it Comes to Bathroom Bills

Last week, Brae Carnes from British Columbia Canada, decided to post a selfie of herself in the men’s bathroom as a protest against an amendment to the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code proposed by Senator Donald Plett. The amendment would basically kill C-279, legislation saying people who are transgender should be afforded the […]

MN GOP Assault Continues on Transgender Youth

MN GOP Assault Continues on Transgender Youth

Two house bills HF 1546 and 1547 were introduced in the Minnesota State House of Representatives this week; both are companion bills to the Senate bill SF 1543 introduced on Monday. Collectively, the House File bills have 19 Republican co-authors. Both houses file bills will again attempt to codify into law that for the purpose […]

Minnesota GOP submits bill to strip newly adopted trans-inclusive policies from all schools

Minnesota GOP submits bill to strip newly adopted trans-inclusive policies from all schools

  The Minnesota G.O.P. has introduced a comprehensive bill that will eliminate all gender inclusive policies adopted by all Minnesota School districts and repeal the Transgender Athlete policy recently passed. Senate bill SF 1543 was introduced on Friday by Republicans David M. Brown, Mary Kiffmeyer, Carrie Ruud, Dave Thompson and Torrey Westrom. The Student Physical […]

Minnesota’s Oldest Anti LGBT Group Opposes Gender Inclusion Policy

Minnesota’s Oldest Anti LGBT Group Opposes Gender Inclusion Policy

One of Minnesota’s oldest anti-LGBT organizations, The Minnesota Family Council [MNFC] has issued an “Action Alert” this week urging their followers to call the St Paul Public School Board [SPPS] to oppose the new gender inclusion policy. This follows the Minnesota Child Protection Leagues [CPLAction PAC] launching of a petition asking state legislators to repeal […]

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 […]

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 […]

GLAAD Holds Quarterly Online Town-hall Meeting

GLAAD Holds Quarterly Online Town-hall Meeting

GLAAD held their quarterly town-hall meeting online this week to discuss their upcoming plans for the new year. GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, along with Vice President Lauren C Dowling, Zeke Stokes, VP of Programs and Monica Trasandes, Programs Director Spanish Language and Latino Media, spoke about their top three 2015 initiatives and […]

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 […]