President Barack Obama's historic embrace of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights has been widely praised... and widely criticized. It didn't hurt him with the public enough to sway the 2012 election results, but hisShow More Summary
In one of those inexpiable political twists, what seems to have been a far bigger lift — marriage equality —passed the state legislature two years ago, while bills to protect transgender New Yorkers keep dying. Now, the state’s two U.S. Senators, Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, are making it clear that the state should correct that problem [...]
Post by Kiri Blakeley It must be confusing enough to be born the wrong gender. But add to that that your school refuses to call you by your real name (as opposed to your legal name) and now you've got humiliation on top of confusion....Show More Summary
Times are changing and these schools need to change with the times — don’t they? Via NYDailyNews reports: A transgender student in Pennsylvania who identifies as male wants the name he uses — Issak Wolfe — to be read
Teachers, friends and family recognize Damien Garcia as male. But St. Pius Catholic High School in Albuquerque contends that the transgender teen must wear the graduation garb designated for female students. read more
The Williams Institute recently released a study highlighting the high cost that discrimination against transgender New Yorkers has for the state each year. As with a similar study conducted for Massachusetts in 2011, this report highlights the urgent need to pass legislation protecting all New Yorkers from employment and housing discrimination. Currently, only 59% of […]
For all my cheerleading of the advances the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has made in this country, I know that things are not as wonderful as they could be or should be. Being gay can (still) get you … Continue reading ?
Via John Aravosis at America Blog Gay, a video of a riot against LGBTs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) at a small anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, anti-biphobia rally. It’s a horrific video. Thousands … of former-Soviet Georgians rioting in the streets of Tbilisi, attacking a small handful of gay rights protesters holding a rally for the International Day [...]Show More Summary
For a state that gives a lot of lip service to individual liberty, Texas state legislators seem to go out of their way to find ways to restrict LGBT rights. The latest: a bill designed to make it harder for transgender people to marry. Senate Bill 1218 would require people to present photo ID to [...]
But Chris Geidner highlights a promising development for transgendered members of the military: The Pentagon formally recognized earlier this month that there are transgender veterans — a step that LGBT advocates say is a long way from open transgender service in the military, but also a significant first step in that process. In a short letter dated […]
Today, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals and activists around the world will recognize the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the military still does not allow people who are transgender to serve. Still, many people only transition after they’ve completed their service, creating complications for their continued receipt of benefits. Now, the Pentagon has recognized its first gender change for a military veteran and established a process [...]
This blogaround brought to you by my love for Candice Glover.Recommended Reading:Brian: "So, I Guess You Only Want to Talk to People Who Agree with You!"Chris: Autumn Sandeen Is Recognized as First Transgender VeteranTrudy: When Male...Show More Summary
The group formerly known as Hollaback D.C. is preparing to launch a service to offer safe, free rides to Washington's women and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender population. [ more › ]
A transgender student in New Mexico is being forced to make a difficult choice for graduation by his school — either wear the gown worn by female students, despite his male gender identity, or bow out of “walking” at graduation. Senior at Saint Pius in Albuquerque Damian Garcia legally changed his name last year from Brandi, [...]Show More Summary
An Albuquerque, New Mexico Catholic school is demanding that Damian Garcia, a trans student, wear a girl's gown to graduation. Damian was born Brandi Garcia but identifies as a male, had a name change last year, and is known as...
Fun fabulous female funeral directors wanted – I want to be this fabulous female’s friend, this video is hilarious. Here’s the casting call she references. From Hayden. Transgender Studies Quarterly Kickstarter – “TSQ: Transgender Studies...Show More Summary
Note to all Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters current and future: Do not call transgender mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters a "sick, sociopathic disgusting freak" and don't call Miesha Tate's boyfriend a bonus-stealing "fag." Matt...Show More Summary
Tabatha Coffey spoke with Joy Behar last night about growing up in Australia, where her mother owned transgender strip clubs and had an attitude that forced her back into the closet after she came out. She also explains why she'll.....
Late this afternoon, Washington Examiner senior editorial writer Sean Higgins posted a column with the blaring headline, "Competitive Enterprise Institute to honor transgender woman at annual dinner," expressing bewilderment at the libertarian think-tank's decision to honor transgendered economist Deirdre McCloskey with an award.