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Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It’s About Time

Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It’s About Time

This is very significant. The U.S. Federal Government under President Obama has in eight short years erased decades of institutionalized discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. This President has done more for LGBTQ rights than any other President. There simply is no second place. In removing these barriers to service, America will be joining other countries such […]

Obama Administration Tells Schools To Let Trans Students Use Bathrooms

Obama Administration Tells Schools To Let Trans Students Use Bathrooms

In an attempt to bring an end to the argument over the treatment of transgender people, the Obama administration has issued guidance directing all public schools in America to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms matching their gender identity. In a joint letter from the Department of Education and the Department of Justice that […]

Obama Mother’s Day Presidential Proclamation Includes Transgender Moms

Obama Mother’s Day Presidential Proclamation Includes Transgender Moms

Barrack Obama once again broke new ground today by issuing our country’s first trans-inclusive mother’s day Presidential Proclamation. Talk about evolving. The word ‘transgender’ had never been said or eluded to by any president until Obama said it in the 2016 State of Union address. During that address prior to the Supreme Court ruling he […]

Trans woman Raffi Freedman-Gurspan first White House Appointee

Trans woman Raffi Freedman-Gurspan first White House Appointee

Source AP The White House has hired Raffi Freedman-Gurspan making her the United States first transgender staff member. The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan’s appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in […]

ICE detainee Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco released from male jail on eve of IDAHOT

ICE detainee Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco released from male jail on eve of IDAHOT

Transgender woman Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco spent 6 months in hell as an Ice Detainee at a male facility in Arizona. She endured being searched by guards 6 times a day who groped her breasts and buttocks, made offensive sexual comments and gestures and pulled her hair. They even knowingly locked her up with the same man […]

President Obama responds to Leelah Alcorn’s suicide condemning conversion therapy

President Obama responds to Leelah Alcorn’s suicide condemning conversion therapy

President Obama has responded to the White House.gov petition “Enact Leelah’s Law to Ban All LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy’” “Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s […]