377 posts categorized "Gender"

June 22, 2016

On standards of intrusiveness

June 05, 2016

QUEERY: Julius Agers - The @CapitalPrideDC 2016 hero answers 20 gay questions

Our friend Julius Agers talks to the Blade. Congrats to him and Jeri Hughes on being honored by Capital Pride.

June 02, 2016

Pro-transgender bathroom bill passes in Massachusetts - Republican governor expected to sign

May 31, 2016

Obama issues final Pride Month proclamation

May 28, 2016

June 1 - LGBTQ Social Justice and Rights in the District: a community discussion

Please join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 1 in the Martin Luther King Library for a community discussion on LGBTQ social justice and rights. It is an interesting panel of participants. GLAA President Rick Rosendall will moderate.

May 26, 2016

US Congresswoman Tells Anti-Trans Witness 'I Think You’re a Bigot, Lady'

Good.

Texas joined by 10 other states in lawsuit over transgender bathroom use

The bigoted diehards keep pounding.

Hillary and the Trans United Fund questionnaire

I was going to agree with this criticism, and it will do me no shred of good not to, but on reflection I think too much is being made of this. I myself (echoed by my GLAA colleagues) called for legalizing sex work eight years ago, which is one of the questions in the 15-page questionnaire; but Hillary is in a race against Trump with grave implications for our country, and must pick her battles. Anyone who doubts her commitment to trans equality should check out the positions page at Trans Equality for Hillary.

May 25, 2016

Vermont governor signs conversion therapy ban

Good news. GLAA's participation two years ago in the coalition that won passage of DC's ban on conversion therapy for minors is described here.

Time magazine's rainbow cover sparks outrage

This article quotes one objection to the Time cover:

“Dear @time this is a gay pride flag, not a trans pride flag. This is erasure and a failure of basic due diligence,” one person tweeted.

Erasure? Really? The cover of Time Magazine is the opposite of erasure, whether you like the illustration or not. According to Wikipedia, "Unlike within the wider LGBT communities worldwide which have adopted the Rainbow flag, the various transgender individuals, organizations and communities around the world have not coalesced around one single flag design. Instead there are several flags used and endorsed by the varying transgender individuals, organizations and communities." The cover design is a striking graphic inspired by the far better known rainbow flag, which our enemies certainly regard as including the T even if you don't. This is the sort of fake controversy that causes people whose support we need to roll their eyes and turn away.

San Francisco 49ers oppose North Carolina law, donate $75k to Equality NC

May 19, 2016

GOP congresswoman stands up for LGBT rights alongside her transgender son

The Lehtinens were at the Trans Equality fundraiser Wednesday evening at The Hamilton, where Rodrigo gave his mother an Ally Award. Another member of Congress honored was Rep. Mike Honda.

May 18, 2016

Guard Charged with Assault After Confronting Transgender Woman Using Women's Restroom

This is getting increasingly scary. An epidemic of hatred is spreading in this country. People are going to be assaulted, and some of them killed, because of others' obstinate ignorance. Lord knows what chains of suffering will be set in motion as the summer heats up because of demagogues stoking intolerance. Mind you, this particular story occurred in DC, with as progressive a set of laws as anywhere. Social media are being used as a tool of hatred and provocation by people lacking all restraint and often hiding behind pseudonyms. We must stand together at every level and in every neighborhood and make it clear that violence will not be tolerated.

Taking a leak is now a liberal "social experiment," Inhofe claims

We need to rid the Senate of this bilious ignoramus.

May 17, 2016

Trump Says Gov't Must Protect All People – And He Will Rescind Obama Transgender Protections

Trump here taps into the old notion that targeting particular types of discrimination--that is, being specific enough to be at all useful--amounts to granting "special rights." But if the generic "discrimination is wrong" were sufficient, we would not be having the conversation. Instead of doing anything to combat bias, Trump just wants to put a fig leaf over the bigotry of his know-nothing, xenophobic, white supremacist base.

#TrumpIncoherenceWatch

May 13, 2016

HHS Issues Regulations Banning Trans Health Care Discrimination

Another breakthrough ruling in what has become Transgender Week in the Obama Administration. Bravo.

D.C. men charged with murder of transgender woman in Rockville

Massachusetts Senate Passes Transgender Rights Bill

NC governor: It's 'an insult' to correlate trans rights w/ civil rights movement

Dear Governor: go ahead and be insulted. Yes, all struggles are different. No, that doesn't make it right to rank oppressions or exclude parts of our population from equal protection of the law. But keep groping for justifications as you dig yourself in deeper.

Obama Administration To Tell Schools Transgender Students Can Use Restroom Of Choice

May 09, 2016

NC sues federal government over HB 2 challenge

For my comment, see the separate post from today involving Jesus eating popcorn.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch To Unveil "Law Enforcement Action" Against North Carolina

May 08, 2016

Meet My Child: Parents of Transgender Kids Speak Out

A lovely video from Trans United Fund.

May 04, 2016

Alabama City Council Rescinds Sweeping Anti-Trans Law After Legal Warnings

U.S. warns North Carolina that its transgender bathroom bill violates civil rights laws

Powder Rooms of the Patriarchy

My column for this week.

April 28, 2016

Male cops caught on video harassing lesbian inside womens' bathroom

So in the name of keeping men out of bathrooms, men with guns are sent into bathrooms. To whom does this make the slightest sense?

Texas Lt. Governor Announces Boycott of Trans--Friendly Businesses

Let's see how that works for you, Mr. Patrick.

Tennessee governor signs "religious freedom" bill enabling counselors to decline to treat LGBT patients

April 26, 2016

Ted Cruz Tells Transgender Women to Only Use the 'Bathroom at Home'

Sen. Cruz, we are not going to have that kind of country. We are going to defeat you and your intolerant crew.

April 25, 2016

@MaraKeisling just used ladies room in NC Capitol. #HB2 is unenforceable, even in Pat McCrory's own office bldg!

Keisling delivers NC NAACP's proposed NC Hmn Rights Act to Gov McCrory

April 24, 2016

Student Came Out as Non Binary in an Emotional Address to Obama Over Transgender issues

President Obama, at a Q&A in London on Saturday, answers a question from transgender student Maria Munir.

WATCH: Michelle Obama Denounces New Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom’ Law

April 23, 2016

Westboro's protest of a school's gender-neutral restroom turns violent

#UgandaLGBT community releases report on anti-LGBT abuses

Virginia Senate fails to override religious freedom bill veto

Good for Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

April 22, 2016

Obama: Anti-LGBTI laws in North Carolina and Mississippi 'wrong' and should be 'overturned'

April 21, 2016

ESPN fires Curt Schilling for anti-trans Facebook post

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin doesn't like it. #RendingMyGarments

Transgender suicide hotline calls double since North Carolina's #HB2

On your doorstep, NC Republicans.