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Texas Senate advances anti-transgender SB 6

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AUSTIN, Texas — Today, the Texas Senate advanced SB 6 — titled the “Privacy Protection Act” — a bill expressly intended to discriminate against and block facility access for transgender Texans. The full Senate voted to advance the legislation by a vote of 21-10. The bill would overturn non-discrimination ordinances currently providing critical protections in […]

Transgender people get to own the truth of who’s transphobic

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On a certain level I don’t understand hate. I can’t maintain it against individuals as it takes too much energy; I can’t hold it against classes of people because I’m aware, as a member of a minority community, of unintentional (or sometimes willful) ignorance that bigotry arises from. It takes a certain amount of self-awareness […]

Livestream special today: ‘Born This Way: Stories of Transgender Kids’

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SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Kids in the House presents a livestream special on ‘Born This Way: Stories of Transgender Kids, an hour of medical professionals, transgender children, and change-makers in conversation to educate and inspire parents and families, today Thursday, March 16 at 11 a.m. PST streamed on Facebook, Youtube, and Kids in the House. Kids in […]

Transgender women of color to rally on National Day of Action to End Violence

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force is joining LGBTQ advocates in a National Day of Action to End Violence Against Transgender Women of Color. Since the beginning of the year, seven transgender women of color have been murdered across the country. In Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, hate crimes targeting transgender women have skyrocketed […]

Janet Mock and The Ally Coalition launch ‘Dear Betsy Devos’ postcard campaign rejecting discrimination against transgender students

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UPDATE 03/13/17: More than 28,000 people have joined with Janet Mock, the Ally Coalition and Care2 in sending postcards to Education Secretary Betsy Devos urging her to protect transgender students from discrimination. Bestselling author Janet Mock and nonprofit The Ally Coalition have partnered with Care2 to create #DearBetsyDevos, a campaign that enables signers to send […]

Rep. Susan Davis leads letter to education secretary urging protections for transgender students

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WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, led committee Democrats urging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to protect transgender students. The letter to DeVos is in response to President Trump’s order rescinding the guidance around protections put in place by President Obama. “Civil rights are at […]

Arkansas birth certificate bill targets transgender people

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A proposed bill in the Arkansas State Legislature would prohibit changes to a person’s gender marker on their birth certificate, a move that would disproportionately affect transgender Arkansans. The bill, H.B. 1894, doubles down on discrimination, and would make an onerous process even more difficult for transgender Arkansans seeking to have […]

National PTA, GLSEN, Education Organizations submit joint Amicus Brief to Supreme Court in support of Gavin Grimm and transgender students

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Seven leading education organizations representing millions of students, families, and educators submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Gavin Grimm in the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. Several of the organizations issued this joint statement regarding the brief: “This case brings to the nation’s highest court an issue GLSEN […]

‘From this day forth, we are all transgender’

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This past weekend found me in San Francisco giving two speeches, one at the Design Center and the other at the Holiday Inn Civic Center. Of course I addressed the issues of the day; especially the president’s recent assault on transgender civil rights which I stated was an assault on all American civil rights. Part […]

City Council votes 5-1 to support Virginia transgender teen’s lawsuit

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The San Diego City Council voted 5-1 Monday to join with other cities in a legal brief on behalf of a Virginia transgender student who is suing a school board for his right to use restroom facilities with the gender he identifies with. Dozens of speakers spoke out about the issue Monday before the Council […]

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