Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2016-05-25
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


  WINDY CITY TIMES

Orange is the New Black star supports trans work protections
From a press release
2013-11-01

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Washington, DC - Today, breakout actor on the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black joined the National Center for Transgender Equality in pressing for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ( ENDA ). In light of the scheduled votes for ENDA, Cox issued the following statement:

"Getting to play Sophia Burset in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black is a dream come true for me. As an out transgender woman of color, I don't take the enormity of me being able to live my dreams lightly. This is not the case for so many of my transgender brothers and sisters. Everyone should have the same chance to get ahead, to support themselves and their families and to live their dreams. They should have the same chance to build a career doing something that they love to do. Having explicit federal laws like the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will make that possible for transgender people and I urge the U.S. Senate to swiftly pass this bill."

National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling said, "Laverne and I are examples of what could happen for each member of our community if every transgender person had the same shot at succeeding in their jobs while doing what they love." Keisling added, "But in a country where 78% of transgender people face disrespect, discrimination or harassment at work, the promise of the American dream becomes disappointingly distant. I join Laverne in strongly urging all Senators to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act."

The decades-old bill is slated for a cloture vote on Monday, November 4th, 2013 with a final vote expected later next week. The forthcoming vote marks the first time a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act receives a vote in U.S. Congress.

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country. The National Center for Transgender Equality is a 501( c )3 organization.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Testimony on Chicago transgender measure set for June 8 2016-05-29
Student A seeks intervene in trans lawsuit against the feds, District 211 2016-05-26
Lawsuit Filed by 11 states challenges Obama on trans guidance 2016-05-25
VIEWS North Carolina governor's ignorance of trans identity 2016-05-25
Report: Bathroom bills further criminalize trans lives 2016-05-23
Trans United Fund issues questionnaires to prez candidates 2016-05-23
Demi Lovato Wears Support For Trans Community During Billboard Awards 2016-05-22
23 civil-rights groups back Title IX moves trans students 2016-05-22
UN blocks orgs that rep trans people from AIDS meeting 2016-05-22
ACLU: Chelsea Manning Prosecution Was Unconstitutional 2016-05-22
Chicago mayor, LGBT Caucus introduce measure to protect trans residents from bias 2016-05-18
Latest 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner crowned 2016-05-17
National roundup: Trans appointment, GLSEN honors, Whole Foods hoax 2016-05-17
Trans actress Shakina Nayfack, out in the open 2016-05-17
Statement by Obama on the Int. Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2016-05-17
EqualityCon panel addresses trans issues, budget impasse 2016-05-17
Chicagoans react to transgender guidelines 2016-05-15
Groups laud Education Dept. ruling on trans bathroom access 2016-05-15
Trans author Chase Joynt discusses his latest work 2016-05-14
Palm Center Questions Pentagon Claim that Transgender Service "Complicated" 2016-05-13
Trump's 'States' Rights' Policy Assertion on Trans Students Dangerous, Reckless 2016-05-12
Obama's Education Dept. Affirms the Rights of Transgender Students 2016-05-12
Massachusetts has no trans-accommodation bill, either 2016-05-11
World news: HIV organ transplant, LGBT politicians elected, trans birth 2016-05-10
Trans author makes appearance in Chicago 2016-05-10
U.S. DOJ sets lawsuit against North Carolina Gov. McCrory 2016-05-09
Groups Respond to Gov. McCrory's Lawsuit 2016-05-09
Gov. McCrory forces HB2 in 9 hrs, wants more time from DOJ 2016-05-08
Video shows parents of trans kids speaking out 2016-05-04
Conservative groups file suit against District 211 and feds in school bathroom case 2016-05-04
BREAKING: U.S. Justice Dept. Says HB2 Violates Federal Law, Gives Gov. McCrory Monday Deadline 2016-05-04
BREAKING: Oxford Ala. Council Retreats, Votes to Repeal Shameful Anti-Trans Ord. 2016-05-04
ACLU responds to filing of lawsuit regarding transgender student locker room access 2016-05-04
Chicago Fed looks at 'TRANSitioning in the Workplace' 2016-05-04
Suburb to institute gender-neutral restrooms 2016-05-04
Gender-identity options added to college applications 2016-05-04
NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Reality show features football, gender fluidity 2016-05-04
IKEA, AIG Join 200+ Business Leaders Against HB 2 2016-05-03
Chicago Public Schools Guidelines Support Trans Students, Employees, Adults 2016-05-03
Pride at Work: Malaysian Raid of Trans Fundraiser Underscores Bad Trade Deal 2016-04-28
 



Copyright © 2016 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.