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HRC-top-pediatric-groups-release-guide-supporting-transgender-youth

HRC. top pediatric groups release guide supporting transgender youth - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP ) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians ( ACOP ), which together represent more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country, to release Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children [viewable at the link: http://hrc-assets.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com//files/documents/SupportingCaringforTransChildren.pdf ] , a ...


Trans-murders-rising-alongside-anti-trans-rhetoric-

Trans murders rising alongside anti-trans rhetoric - An illustration used as part of a 1938 children's book Der Giftpilz ( The Poisoned Mushroom ) by Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher features a menacing-looking, burly caricature of a Jewish man confronting two young children, Else and Hans, who stare up at him in wonder as he uses a bag of caramels to entice them to come with him. In ...


Chicago-House-launching-TransWorks-mentorship-Oct-19

Chicago House launching TransWorks mentorship Oct. 19 - Chicago House is launching the organization's third TransWorks Mentorship Program this fall, beginning Wed., Oct. 19. The purpose of the program is to facilitate supportive and positive relationships between transgender and gender non-conforming ( GNC ) individuals in order to build community, increase life skills and create leadership opportunities. TransWorks is seeking transgender and GNC individuals to participate in the ...


Gender-neutral-restrooms-at-more-suburban-schools

Gender-neutral restrooms at more suburban schools - Libertyville High and Vernon Hills High have added gender-neutral for trans students or anyone else wishing to use them, Daily Herald reports. Six restrooms were designated as gender-neutral at each school, which are part of Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128. "The district is committed to providing resources and accommodations that provide a safe and secure environment for all ...


Some-states-voter-ID-laws-may-block-tens-of-thousands-of-transgender-voters

Some states' voter ID laws may block tens of thousands of transgender voters - From a Williams Institute press release - LOS ANGELES — Eight states' voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for tens of thousands of transgender voters this election. In Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, about 112,000 transgender people who have transitioned are estimated to be eligible to vote—34,000 of them may face barriers to voting this November due ...


Final-Trans-Talk-offers-education-on-trans-living

Final Trans Talk offers education on trans living - In order to combat the dramatic upsurge in anti-transgender rhetoric over the past two years, many advocates agree that an increase in transgender education and ally-building is urgently required. It was therefore encouraging to see a packed room at Lakeview's Center on Addison Sept. 22 for the third and final in a series of Thursday Trans Talk events that Center ...


From-This-Day-Forward-explores-family-with-transgender-dad-Oct-10-

From This Day Forward, explores family with transgender dad, Oct. 10 - From a press release - A unique—and traditional—love story shows how a Midwestern family adapted to a life-altering transformation. What's it like to have a transgender parent—or spouse? How can a family stay together in the face of such significant change? What does a marriage-bound daughter want her father to wear for the traditional trip down the wedding aisle? Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck answers all these ...


National-roundup-Pence-in-lawsuit-BiWeek-trans-murders

National roundup: Pence in lawsuit, #BiWeek, trans murders - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A transgender man prohibited from changing his legal name because of his immigration classification is suing Indiana state officials, including Gov. Mike Pence, a press release stated. The lawsuit—filed Sept. 13 by MALDEF ( Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund ) and Transgender Law Center on behalf of a 31-year-old Indiana resident—alleges that a 2010 state law requiring proof ...


Chicago-House-launching-TransWorks-mentorship-Oct-19

Chicago House launching TransWorks mentorship Oct. 19 - Chicago House is launching its third TransWorks Mentorship Program this fall, beginning Wed., Oct. 19. The purpose of the program is to facilitate supportive and positive relationships between transgender and gender non-conforming ( GNC ) individuals in order to build community, increase life skills and create leadership opportunities. TransWorks is seeking transgender and GNC individuals to participate in the six-month ...


Trans-actress-joins-Nashville

Trans actress joins 'Nashville' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Trans actress Jen Richards has joined the cast of the CMT television series Nashville. The Emmy-nominated writer, actress and producer ( Her Story; Doubt ) is set to join the cast in the recurring role of Allyson Del Lago, a physical therapist who helps a character. Richards is playing CMT's first transgender character and is the first out transgender actor ...


HUD-rule-requires-equal-treatment-of-transgender-people-in-emergency-shelters

HUD rule requires equal treatment of transgender people in emergency shelters - From a press release - ( Washington, DC, September 20, 2016 )—Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD ) issued a final rule requiring equal treatment of transgender people in federally funded emergency shelters. Today's rule provides that transgender individuals must be housed based on their gender identity. This rule amends the groundbreaking LGBT Equal Access Rule issued by HUD in ...


Transgender-diverse-women-featured-on-cover-of-Harpers-Bazaar-India

Transgender, diverse women featured on cover of Harper's Bazaar India - From a press release - September 20, 2016 — Art Director and Executive producer, Christopher Sollinger, cast various industry icons, veterans, and new faces for the historic cover series of the next edition of "Harper's Bazaar India". Nine versions of the magazine will be available, each featuring a different woman of color on the cover including Tyra Banks as well as Tracey Africa and Geena ...


Safe-Schools-Alliance-hosts-annual-benefit

Safe Schools Alliance hosts annual benefit - The Illinois Safe Schools hosted their annual benefit brunch Sept. 18 at Christy Webber Landscapes on Chicago's West Side. This was their first benefit under the leadership of new Executive Director Owen Daniel-McCarter. Kim Hunt received the Safe Schools advocate of the year award; Harlem School District 122 received the ally of the year; and Alex McCray was named activist ...


More-than-500-at-WERQ-LGBTQ-Job-Fair-Sept-16

More than 500 at WERQ! LGBTQ Job Fair Sept. 16 - More than 500 people came to seek jobs from the more than 70 major corporations, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits participating in the Windy City Times WERQ! LGBTQ job fair Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, Chicago. There were also four workshops focused on youth, seniors, transgender rights in the workplace, and making ...


NCAVP-mourns-killing-of-TT-Saffore-a-Chicago-transgender-woman-of-color-

NCAVP mourns killing of T.T. Saffore, a Chicago transgender woman of color - From a press release - September 13, 2016-The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of T.T. Saffore, a Black transgender woman, in Chicago, Illinois. According to media source the Windy City Times, T.T. was found murdered in Chicago's Garfield Park the night of Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. [ View coverage in Windy City Times at the link: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Transgender-woman-found-slain-on-Chicagos-West-Side/56450.html ...


Award-winning-documentaries-highlight-diverse-trans-experiences-at-REELING

Award-winning documentaries highlight diverse trans experiences at REELING - From a press release - ( September 15, 2016 - Chicago, IL ) The 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, taking placeSeptember 22-29, offers a number of award-winning documentaries that explore the vast American trans experience. The personal and intimate REAL BOY ( showing Friday, Sept. 23 ) follows a California teen over four years as he transitions from teenager to ...


ACLU-asks-Court-not-to-review-decision-protecting-trans-students-restroom-access-

ACLU asks Court not to review decision protecting trans student's restroom access - From a press release - WASHINGTON — In a brief filed with the Supreme Court today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Virginia argue that the Supreme Court should not step in to review a ruling that a local school board violated federal law when it denied a transgender boy access to restrooms consistent with his gender identity. The ACLU brought the ...


Lambda-decries-suburban-Pittsburgh-School-District-vote-against-trans-students

Lambda decries suburban Pittsburgh School District vote against trans students - From a press release - ( New York, September 13, 2016 ) — Lambda Legal today condemned last night's 5-4 vote by the Pine-Richland School District school board in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to implement a new policy on restroom and locker room access that singles out transgender students for discriminatory treatment. "Addressing imaginary problems, a bare majority of the Pine-Richland school board reversed years of ...


Chelsea-Manning-to-get-gender-affirming-surgery-

Chelsea Manning to get gender affirming surgery - From a press release - LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning ended her hunger strike today, having secured assurances from the Army that she will receive the medically prescribed treatment for her gender dysphoria. The treatment will begin with the surgery that was recommended by her psychologist in April. Since she was first taken into custody in 2010, Manning, a transgender woman being forced ...


BOOK-REVIEW-A-Murder-Over-a-Girl

BOOK REVIEW A Murder Over a Girl - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - You could become whatever you want to be. A ballerina, a cowboy, a fireman, a teacher. The sky was the limit—or so you were told. You could grow up and become the person of your dreams and that was okay. Except sometimes, as in the new book A Murder Over a Girl, by Ken Corbett, dreaming can be deadly. Larry ...


Five-must-dos-to-support-trans-childs-transition-in-school

Five must-dos to support trans child's transition in school - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Every parent knows that it is time to prep for back to school. For some parents, this is as simple as getting some new folders and notebooks, but if you have a trans child that is transitioning at the beginning of the school year, this means much more than just buying some school supplies. Talk to your child The ...


World-Paralympic-athlete-intersex-activists-gay-Russian-candidates

World: Paralympic athlete, intersex activists, gay Russian candidates - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When the Rio Paralympic Games are over, wheelchair sprinter Marieke Vervoort of Belgium wants to end her life, LGBTQ Nation reported. "I started thinking about euthanasia," said Vervoort, one of nine out Paralympians competing this year. Euthanasia is legal in her native Belgium, with the consent of three doctors in writing. The 37-year-old suffers from an incurable, degenerative spinal disease ...


-Vigil-remembers-murdered-trans-woman

Vigil remembers murdered trans woman - About 30 community members gathered Sept. 12 at the corner of North Kenton Avenue and West Monroe Street in Garfield Park to remember a trans woman, T.T., believed to be about 26- or 27-years-old, who was murdered the evening of Sept. 11. Her throat had been cut and a knife was found nearby. At the site where T.T.'s body was ...


TransWorks-Program-to-launch-mentorship-program-in-October

TransWorks Program to launch mentorship program in October - From a press release - Chicago, IL, September 12, 2016 — Chicago House is launching its third TransWorks Mentorship Program this fall, beginning October 19. The purpose of the program is to facilitate supportive and positive relationships between transgender and gender non-conforming ( GNC ) individuals in order to build community, increase life skills and create leadership opportunities. TransWorks is seeking transgender and GNC individuals ...


Transgender-woman-found-slain-on-Chicagos-West-Side

Transgender woman found slain on Chicago's West Side - A West Side transgender woman, T.T. Saffore, was found murdered in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood the evening of Sept. 11, 2016. According to the Chicago Police Department and subsequent reports by the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, the body was discovered in the 4500 block of West Monroe Street. The throat had been cut and a knife was found ...


PASSAGES-Trans-personality-Alexis-Arquette-dies

PASSAGES Trans personality Alexis Arquette dies - Transgender personality/activist Alexis Arquette died Sept. 11 at age 47. Brother Richmond Arquette initially noted on Facebook, "Our brother Robert, who became our brother Alexis, who became our sister Alexis, who became our brother Alexis, passed this morning September 11, at 12:32 am. ... We were playing music for him and he passed during David Bowie's Starman. As per his ...


Elgin-school-allows-trans-student-locker-room-access

Elgin school allows trans student locker room access - An Elgin transgender middle school student was, on Sept. 6, allowed access to the locker room of the gender identity with which they identified. Though one District U-46 school board member did issue online objections about the matter being addressed without a board vote, school administrators maintained that the matter was resolved fairly and in compliance with federal Title IX ...


World-news-Grunt-site-for-trans-men-out-bishop-South-Africas-HIV-treatment

World news: Grunt site for trans men, out bishop, South Africa's HIV treatment - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In Australia, a website called Grunt is focused on trans men who have sex with cisgender men, LGBTQ Nation reported. They're the target of this new sexual health campaign in Australia, aimed at providing important health information. The site serves as a clearinghouse for information about condoms, PrEP, PEP, risk reduction, resilience and sexual health empowerment, according to Australian Federation ...


Cleveland-trans-woman-files-federal-suit-against-housing-authorities

Cleveland trans woman files federal suit against housing authorities - A Cleveland transgender woman, on Sept. 1, filed a federal lawsuit against city officials, alleging that she was subjected to harassment and physical violence while she was the resident of a Cleveland public housing building. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio. According to her complaint, Kayla Jane alleges that she suffered ...


GLMA-sends-action-alert-on-national-health-issue-for-transgender-women-

GLMA sends action alert on national health issue for transgender women - From GLMA - The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association ( GLMA ) is sending this message from our colleagues at Callen-Lorde, Fenway and Treatment Action Group. GLMA has joined this sign-on effort and encourages individual providers and other LGBT health organizations to do so as well. The deadline to sign-on is Sept 2, 2016. In collaboration with our LGBT health provider and community ...


SPARTA-names-new-president-after-trans-military-policy-victory

SPARTA names new president after trans military policy victory - From a press release - Washington, DC — SPARTA, one of the leading advocates for transgender military service, today announced Blake Dremann as the new Board Chair and President of SPARTA, and the addition of three new Board members: Jennifer Peace, Laila Ireland, and Danyiel Brustmeyer. Well-known advocates Allyson Robinson and Sue Fulton are stepping down from leadership, Robinson leaving the Board, and Fulton leaving ...


Community-welcomes-Daniel-McCarter-to-Alliance-helm

Community welcomes Daniel-McCarter to Alliance helm - Owen Daniel-McCarter, who is now the first transgender man to lead an LGBT organization, was welcomed by community members at an Aug. 25 reception at the downtown headquarters of Access Living Chicago. Daniel-McCarter was named executive director of Illinois Safe Schools Alliance ( the Alliance ) in June, replacing Anthony Papini, who left to take a new position in his ...


NC-blocked-from-enforcing-anti-trans-law-against-plaintiffs-while-suit-proceeds-

NC blocked from enforcing anti-trans law against plaintiffs while suit proceeds - From a press release - RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal court today granted a request to stop the University of North Carolina from enforcing H.B. 2, the state law that bans many transgender people from restrooms that match their gender identity, against three transgender individuals who are challenging the law in court. In granting the preliminary injunction, the court found that the challengers are likely ...


Trans-artist-challenges-liquor-law

Trans artist challenges liquor law - A queer and transgender performance artist, on Aug. 24, filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, maintaining that the city's policy prohibiting women from baring their breasts in venues with liquor licenses is discriminatory. Bea Sullivan-Knoff said at an Aug. 24 press conference at City Hall that the rule has impeded her ability to ...


Death-of-trans-activist-causes-outrage-in-Turkey-

Death of trans activist causes outrage in Turkey - There is outrage in Istanbul, Turkey, over the murder of transgender woman Hande Kader. Turkey remains conservative on LGBTI issues; however, a protest was staged Aug. 21 over Kader's death. Hundreds of demonstrators attended. Kader, a 22-year-old sex worker and activist, was last seen entering a client's car one night. Roommate Davut Dengiler had hoped she was still alive but ...


Centers-Chats-event-focuses-on-trans-life

Center's Chats event focuses on trans life - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Channyn Parker and Crispin Torres talked about their trans experiences at this month's Center on Halsted Chats, held Aug. 18. In this monthly series, local LGBTQA leaders are interviewed and discuss their experiences and some of today's most pressing topics. Parker is the TransLife care coordinator at Chicago House and identifies as trans feminine. Torres is a community educator at ...


District-Court-issues-injunction-against-guidance-protecting-trans-students-

District Court issues injunction against guidance protecting trans students - From press releases - ( Fort Worth, TX — August 22, 2016 ) — A U.S. District Court judge today issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government's guidance to public school districts regarding their legal responsibility to allow transgender students to use the same restrooms as other students. The ruling came in the multi-state lawsuit, Texas v. United States. Five civil rights organizations ...


Gender-Odyssey-brings-together-transgender-gender-nonconforming-community-

Gender Odyssey brings together transgender, gender-nonconforming community - From a press release - ( SEATTLE, WA ) - August 19, 2016 - At a time of unprecedented visibility for transgender and gender-nonconforming people, 1300 participants from all over the world gathered in Seattle this August 4-7 for the 15th annual Gender Odyssey Conference. The conference offers a place for transgender and gender-nonconforming people, as well as allies, to gather together, share their experiences, ...


New-GSA-restroom-rule-model-for-other-sectors

New GSA restroom rule model for other sectors - Washington, DC, August 19, 2016—The National LGBTQ Task Force is welcoming a new rule the General Services Administration ( GSA ) that bans discrimination against transgender people using restrooms that match their gender identity in federal facilities. "We welcome this enormous step forward on the part of the General Services Administration ( GSA ). The new rule, which serves as ...


Federal-judge-sets-dangerous-precedent-favoring-trans-job-discrimination

Federal judge sets dangerous precedent favoring trans job discrimination - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released the following statement in response to a decision by a federal judge in Michigan who ruled in favor of a Detroit-based funeral home who fired a transgender employee due to her gender identity. U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ( RFRA ) ...


18th-trans-woman-killed-in-US

18th trans woman killed in U.S. - In Columbus, Ohio, trans woman Rae'Lynn Thomas was fatally shot by James Allen Byrd, the ex-boyfriend of her mother, Renee Thomas. An official from New York City's Anti-Violence Project said this is the 18th confirmed killing of a transgender or gender nonconforming person in 2016. Renee said her daughter transitioned 10 years ago. Rae'Lynn's aunt, Shannon, added that Rae'Lynn was ...


Judge-hears-District-211-injunction-arguments-on-trans-student-

Judge hears District 211 injunction arguments on trans student - A federal judge, on Aug. 15, heard oral arguments as to whether a transgender girl who last year won the right to use the locker room facilities in her Northwest suburban high school can continue to do so while parents and right-wing activists mount a legal challenge. Plaintiffs in the case, heard by U.S. District Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert, asked ...


Transparent-director-talks-More-Than-T-documentary-series

'Transparent' director talks 'More Than T' documentary series - Beginning with a brightly animated title Trans 102, a nearly two minute Public Service Announcement ( PSA ) released in late June contains a cast of celebrated transgender and gender nonconforming individuals representing the full scope of the community's beautifully multifaceted spectrum. They each deliver a collage of voices to a succinct, powerfully written message sometimes highlighted by a perfectly ...


Evanston-school-cancels-transgender-policy-meeting

Evanston school cancels transgender policy meeting - Within a day of the United States Supreme Court's ( SCOTUS' ) Aug. 3 "preserve the status quo" ruling that, for now, has demolished the ability for a transgender boy, Gavin Grimm, to use a Gloucester County, Virginia, high school bathroom in accordance with his authentic gender, officials from the North Chicago suburb of Evanston's Township High School District 202 ...


No-League-of-Their-Own-tells-stories-of-trans-athletes-airing-Aug-7

No League of Their Own tells stories of trans athletes, airing Aug. 7 - From a press release - August 3, 2016 — 2015 was a formative year for transgender athletes with Caitlyn Jenner publicly announcing her name change, Chris Mosier becoming the first transgender man to make the U.S. National Team and the IOC adapting more progressive guidelines for the Summer Olympics in Rio. The conversation surrounding transgender athletes has reached a fever pitch and FUSION seeks to ...


Groups-attack-Supreme-Court-stay-in-trans-student-case-

Groups attack Supreme Court 'stay' in trans student case - From press releases - ( San Francisco, CA, August 3, 2016 )—Today, in a 5-3 vote in which Justice Breyer noted that his vote for a stay was a mere "courtesy," the U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of the Fourth Circuit's recent decision in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board holding that federal law requires Virginia's public schools to permit Gavin Grimm, ...


Illinois-Attorney-Gen-Madigan-others-sign-brief-on-trans-rights-

Illinois Attorney Gen. Madigan, others sign brief on trans rights - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, on July 28, joined with the attorneys general of 12 other states, to issue a brief in support of Obama administration policies that protect transgender individuals, among them transgender students. California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Washington, DC attorney general also signed the amicus brief, which ...


Task-Force-slams-Chelsea-Manning-treatment-

Task Force slams Chelsea Manning treatment - From a press release - Washington, DC, August 1, 2016—Former Army private Chelsea Manning faces indefinite solitary confinement as a result of administrative charges brought against her, which include a suicide attempt. Manning, a transgender woman, was convicted in 2013 for leaking classified government documents to Wikileaks. The latest incident is part of the ongoing mistreatment Manning has experienced at the men's military prison at ...


Two-DNC-events-talk-importance-of-LGBT-candidates-

Two DNC events talk importance of LGBT candidates - Philadelphia Gay News - When LGBT activist Laura Esquivel heard the Democratic nominee for vice president speak Spanish at the party's convention Wednesday night, she didn't find it "tokenizing." "He has lived with Latinos," she said. "He has lived and worked in Honduras." Esquivel observed Tim Kaine at work as governor and later senator of Virginia from her position in Washington with the Hispanic ...


Transgender-DNC-delegates-hold-first-ever-caucus-meeting

Transgender DNC delegates hold first-ever caucus meeting - PHILADELPHIA — The first-ever formal meeting of transgender delegates to the Democratic National Convention took place on July 28 in Philadelphia. Many of the 28 openly trans delegates to the convention attended the Transgender Caucus meeting that Mara Keisling, a long-time trans activist who sits on the Democratic National Committee's platform committee, convened at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. "I am ...


Transgender-DNC-delegates-hold-first-ever-caucus-meeting-

Transgender DNC delegates hold first-ever caucus meeting - PHILADELPHIA — The first-ever formal meeting of transgender delegates to the Democratic National Convention took place on Thursday in Philadelphia. Many of the 28 openly trans delegates to the convention attended the Transgender Caucus meeting that Mara Keisling, a long-time trans activist who sits on the Democratic National Committee's platform committee, convened at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. "I am so ...


Charlotte-mayor-to-Congressman-We-need-your-help-

Charlotte mayor to Congressman: "We need your help" - The mayor of Charlotte, N.C., is a tall woman with a quick drawl. Near the end of an hour-long panel at Philadelphia City Hall during which six representatives of Mayors Against Discrimination shared their cities' LGBT-inclusive policies, she stood and gave her canary yellow jacket a quick tug. Reaching for the mic, Jennifer Roberts, said, "We need your help." She ...


Chelsea-Manning-faces-indefinite-solitary-confinement-

Chelsea Manning faces indefinite solitary confinement - From a press release - LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning received a document from Army officials today informing her that she is being investigated for serious new charges related to her July 5 attempt to take her own life. If convicted of these "administrative offenses," she could be placed in indefinite solitary confinement for the remainder of her decades-long sentence. "It is deeply ...


Transgender-advocate-Sarah-McBrides-remarks-to-DNC

Transgender advocate Sarah McBride's remarks to DNC - From a press release - PHILADELPHIA— Tonight, ahead of Hillary Clinton's historic night when she takes the stage after becoming the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major party, HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride made history of her own, becoming the first openly transgender person to address a national party convention. McBride was introduced by openly-gay Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney ( ...


Trial-in-North-Carolinas-HB2-lawsuit-to-begin-Nov-14

Trial in North Carolina's HB2 lawsuit to begin Nov. 14 - A federal court has scheduled the trial in a legal challenge to North Carolina's sweeping anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2, to begin on Monday, Nov. 14, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder is holding arguments on Monday, Aug. 1, on a motion for a preliminary injunction that asks the court to stop the enforcement of the ...


ASK-LAMBDA-LEGAL-Avoiding-a-name-change-nightmare

ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Avoiding a name-change nightmare - Q: I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, Georgia, and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, Rowan Feldhaus, was denied a name change by a judge in Augusta. From reading the news articles, I know the judge's decision will probably be overturned, but what do ...


Upcoming-Trans-youth-group-Catholic-retreat-Health-Symposium

Upcoming: Trans youth group, Catholic retreat, Health Symposium - Wellness group for trans youth on Saturdays BeStrong—a physical wellness group for trans youth 14-24—will take place on Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., starting July 30 at 1834 W. Balmoral Ave. Certified personal trainer Carsen Casica will lead the sessions, which involve weight training, cardio, sculpting and plyometrics, among other activities. A fee of $50 covers all 10 sessions. Call 708-280-5740 or ...


Kenosha-trans-student-alleges-school-bias

Kenosha trans student alleges school bias - A 16-year-old transgender boy sued the Kenosha ( Wisconsin ) Unified School District in federal court July 19, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The district's superintendent was also named in the suit, which alleges that the plaintiff, Ash Whitaker, was discriminated against on the basis of his gender identity. The lawsuit was filed by the Oakland, California-based Transgender Law Center ...


DNC-LGBT-Caucus-honors-Mike-Honda

DNC LGBT Caucus honors Mike Honda - Meeting opened with tribute to Pulse nightclub massacre victims - PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Committee's LGBT Caucus on Tuesday honored U.S. Rep. Mike Honda ( D-Calif. ) for his support of transgender rights. A number of the 28 openly trans delegates to the Democratic National Convention joined the California Democrat on stage inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center as Barbra Casbar Siperstein, a member of the Democratic National Committee's Executive ...


Transgender-activist-to-speak-at-Democratic-National-Convention-

Transgender activist to speak at Democratic National Convention - Sarah McBride to deliver historic speech on Thursday - PHILADELPHIA — Sarah McBride this week will become the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party convention. McBride — who is the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation — is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. She is slated to take the main stage inside the Wells Fargo Center alongside ...


Jen-Richards-talks-Emmy-nomination-and-Trans-102-

Jen Richards talks Emmy nomination and Trans 102 - For former Chicagoan Jen Richards, who is transgender, the Emmy nomination for Her Story—the web series she co-wrote and co-stars in—seemed surreal. "It was a lot to process," said Richards, who now lives in Los Angeles. "I didn't think we were going to get it—not because I didn't think it was deserving. I think it was. It's just that it ...


HRCs-Sarah-McBride-to-be-1st-open-trans-person-to-speak-at-a-major-party-convention-

HRC's Sarah McBride to be 1st open trans person to speak at a major party convention - From a press release - Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced that HRC Foundation National Press Secretary Sarah McBride will speak at the DNC on Thursday — marking the first time in history an openly transgender person will speak at a major party convention. HRC President Chad Griffin will also address the Democratic National Convention that evening. "Hillary Clinton won't be the only woman to ...


Trans-woman-shot-in-Ind-church-disputes-suspects-link

Trans woman shot in Ind.; church disputes suspect's link - In Evansville, Indiana, a trans woman was shot in the jaw by a 26-year-old man who has been connected to a hate group. Gerald Duane Lewis was arraigned in the shooting of Crystal Cash at her place of business. Cash survived the attack and was able to provide a description of the attacker. Lewis, using the name Gadiell Ben Israel, ...


Day-4-Thiel-declares-I-am-proud-to-be-gay-at-GOP-convention

Day 4: Thiel declares 'I am proud to be gay' at GOP convention - Paypal co-founder rejects anti-LGBT platform, debate on bathrooms - For the first time in 16 years, an openly gay speaker took the stage at the Republican National Convention — but the meaning of his words on LGBT rights is unclear. Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and Facebook and a California delegate supporting Trump, proclaimed his sexual orientation to attendees at the convention. "Of course, every American has a ...


TONIGHT-FOX-News-to-Air-TV-Ad-Featuring-Transgender-American-during-RNC-

TONIGHT: FOX News to Air TV Ad Featuring Transgender American during RNC - From a press release - WASHINGTON — A national TV ad featuring a transgender woman will air on FOX News tonight during the network's coverage of Donald Trump officially accepting the GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention. This is the first time a television ad featuring a transgender person will air to audiences across the entire nation. The ad, which comes from the Fairness ...


HRC-Foundation-Video-Features-Proud-Dads-of-Transgender-Children

HRC Foundation Video Features Proud Dads of Transgender Children - The HRC Foundation has released a first-of-its-kind web video exclusively featuring fathers of transgender children describing their experiences. The video also highlights the fear and hurt their families face due to anti-transgender prejudice and policies. The fathers highlighted in video include JR Ford of Washington, D.C.; Joe Ghartey of New York; Wayne Maines of Maine, whose family's story was also ...


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ACLU of Iowa Files Complaint on Behalf of Trans Corrections Employee - Prison Nurse Was Denied Health Care and Use of Men's Facilities Because He is Transgender - DES MOINES, IA — The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa today filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on behalf of Jesse Vroegh, a long-time Iowa Department of Corrections nurse who was discriminated against because he is transgender. The complaint was co-filed with the ACLU and cooperating attorney Melissa Hasso with the Sherinian & Hasso Law Firm ...


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Looking at workplace bias against trans people of color - In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ) determined in the case Macy v. Holder that transgender and gender non-conforming people are a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects people based on sex. This EEOC ruling was affirmed by numerous court decisions, the Department of Labor and the Department ...


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Activist Rachel Williams talks #SayHerName, BYP100, intersectionality - Chicago native Rachel Williams has been an activist since their high school years at Chicago Public School's John Hope College Prep in Englewood. Along with their activist work, Williams also served on the student council and competed with the policy debate team at their high school. Born in 1991, Williams grew up on the Far South Side. Like a lot ...


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Jenner denounces anti-trans bathroom bills at 'Big Tent' event - Trans personality attributes suicide rate among youths to online bullying - CLEVELAND — Transgender personality and Olympic decathlete Cailtyn Jenner denounced anti-trans state bathroom measures on Wednesday during an event seeking to promote a "big tent" within the GOP. Jenner made the remarks at an event hosted by the pro-LGBT American Unity Fund, which took place in a literal big tent just outside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Margaret Hoover, president of ...


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Jazz Jennings part of TLC's block party - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Stadium Green at Soldier Field was full of laughter, music and the smells of local food trucks on July 16 for TLC's second-ever Block Party event. For the celebration, the television channel flew in stars from hit shows like Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress and Long Island Medium to meet their fans. Amid all the chaos, Jazz ...


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Transgender Ad Goes Viral Ahead of Debut at Republican National Convention - From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — An ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms has been viewed more than 2 million times online since it went live on Monday. The ad will make its television debut on FOX News Channel on the final day of the Republican National Convention next Thursday, July 21. It will also air nationwide ...


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Transparent, Her Story, RuPaul among Emmy nominations - The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced July 14, with a diverse list of nods that included Transparent, RuPaul's Drag Race and Modern Family—as well as Her Story, a web series that looks at the lives of trans women. The trans series Her Story received a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Her Story is ...


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Hearing on HB2 set for Aug. 1 - On Aug. 1, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder will hear arguments about blocking provisions of the controversial anti-LGBT law House Bill 2 ( HB2 ) while a lawsuit filed by six LGBT North Carolinians is pending in federal court. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal and the law firm of Jenner & Block are representing ...


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Relationships & the Law Today: Transgender Phobia Continues - Being a teenager is hard enough, so one can only imagine the difficulty in being a transgender teenager. Transgender teens face a host of issues as they struggle for support and acceptance at home, at school and in society. Unfortunately, Illinois lawmakers are not making the transgender teen's life any easier. A new proposal in Illinois to amend the state ...







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