Greensboro, N.C. forming a Transgender Task Force

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Guilford Green Foundation and LGBTQ Center opened on Greene Street in Greensboro, N.C., on Friday, January 17, 2020. More than $150,000 was raised last year to completely renovate the new space. It provides more than 1,800-square feet of space with multiple meeting areas, a lounge, and a library where people can check out LGBTQ-related media and find local resources. / Photo Greensboro News and Record

The city of Greensboro North Carolina is searching for trans people to staff its new transgender task force. If you are interested you must apply by Monday, Dec 7, 2020.

The Transgender Taskforce along with the Human Rights Department will review discriminatory policies and procedures that create barriers for people identifying as transgender, reports ABC 45 WXLV.

This is amazing progress given that in 2015 Greensboro NC passed a Trans-Crow ordinance. Statewide basic human rights were under siege as trans people would have had forced to carry state-issued ID cards indicating SRS surgical status. Former Republican governor Pat McCrory was forced to rescind albeit piecemeal, HB 2, the most draconian anti-transgender law imaginable.

The success of the task force is based on community participation and the city is asking people who want to get involved to contact the Human Rights Department General Coordinator, Zaynah Afada by next Monday, the 7th.

She can be reached at zaynah.afada@greensboro-nc.gov.

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender