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Texas schools to allow girls to compete with boys, but not vice versa

Texas schools to allow girls to compete with boys, but not vice versa

  Without using the word “transgender” the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) will vote Monday, Oct. 22nd on a proposed rule change fully allowing girls the option to participate on boys teams. There is a public comment period on Sunday, a day before the vote. The vote and the absurd wording of the amendment is in response […]

Video: Polish police tear gas Nazis to protect Pride Parade

Video: Polish police tear gas Nazis to protect Pride Parade

Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse 300 right-wing nationalists who were intent on attacking the first pride parade in the eastern city of Lublin, Poland Saturday. Although the 1000+ LGBT marchers were kept safe, concussion grenades explosions and hateful chants caused some to involuntarily duck when the violent Trumpsters approached within feet. […]

Stafford Va Dist Supt apologizes for denying transgender student shelter during mass shooting drill

Stafford Va Dist Supt apologizes for denying transgender student shelter during mass shooting drill

Stafford School Superintendent Scott Kizner said he apologized personally to the child and again to hundreds outraged over the disregard for life at a board meeting Tuesday. “We did not live up to my unwavering expectation that every child and adult—regardless of race, religion, color, disability, gender and sexual orientation—is treated with respect and dignity […]

Stafford Va Transgender Student Barred From Shelter During Lockdown Drill

Stafford Va Transgender Student Barred From Shelter During Lockdown Drill

A Stafford Va transgender middle school student was refused shelter by teachers during a school mass shooting drill two weeks ago. The student, who identifies as female, was in PE when the drill began but wasn’t allowed to shelter in the girl’s locker room, but instead was forced to sit in the bleachers by herself. […]

Paraguay: Nikol Ortellado, 61st uninvestigated transgender murder

Paraguay: Nikol Ortellado, 61st uninvestigated transgender murder

Transgender woman Nikol Ortellado, 24, was murdered in her living room in Puerto Obligado, Paraguay) the morning of Sept. 27th, 2018.  Nikol Ortellado is the latest in a string of 61 transgender murders that have gone uninvestigated despite numerous public confessions by the perpetrators. In the past 25 years, 54 Paraguayan transgender women have been murdered without a single […]

AAP Issues New Guidance for Care of Transgender Children and Teens

AAP Issues New Guidance for Care of Transgender Children and Teens

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages pediatricians to provide gender-affirmative care and talk with children and families about gender issues from young childhood through adolescence. The statement provides practical information for clinicians and encourages pediatricians to start conversations early. “[A]ny pediatrician has the skill set necessary to play a vital […]

Free Screening of Christine Hallquist “Denial” from transition to climate change

Free Screening of Christine Hallquist “Denial” from transition to climate change

“Denial” starring transgender woman former energy CEO and VT. Governor Candidate Christine Hallquist is slated to have a free screening in Dallas October 2nd.  Hosted by First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival the film will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff. (map) Co-sponsored by the Dallas Peace and Justice Center and Planet Transgender, the award-winning documentary […]

Study: No increase in “bathroom crime” in states with trans inclusive Laws

Study: No increase in “bathroom crime” in states with trans inclusive Laws

Right-wing Texas legislators promise to try again in 2019 to pass laws criminalizing transgender people found using public restrooms. And short of a blue tsunami, they will do just that with the retirement of House Speaker Joe Strauss. “The only way that you fail is to not try,” said state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham on Friday […]

“Move or Die Tranny” Cis/Trans Couple Speaks Out Against Hate Crime

“Move or Die Tranny” Cis/Trans Couple Speaks Out Against Hate Crime

Liz Abel said the threat was made twice, once before with a sticky note on Wednesday. It said, ‘move or die,’ too,” she said. “Alecia took it, tore it up and threw it away. We woke up to the same message written in spray paint.” Sheriff’s Sgt. Brett Rhodenizer said while patrolling the Newberry Oaks […]

Horrific video of Pakistani Transgender woman burned alive posted on line

Horrific video of Pakistani Transgender woman burned alive posted on line

An as yet unidentified transgender woman was doused with accelerants and burned alive at a cab stand at Mall Mandi Chowk on Thursday. Gay Star News reports that she was taken to the remote location by four men who set her on fire after she fought their sexual assault. The trans woman, whose identity, could not be […]

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