MEDFORD (CBS) – Schools across Massachusetts are facing new guidelines regarding students and gender identity. “I had all of these problems and everyone kept telling me that they couldn’t help me,” said Logan Ferarro, now on staff at BAGLY, Inc., The Boston Alliance of Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Youth. Logan transitioned from female to male as a senior in High School in Wilmington.
“It ended up being harder than it was [...]
The Massachusetts Commissioner of Education has released an outline of its new school policy regarding gender equality, mandating that boys be allowed to use girls restrooms and locker rooms — and vice versa — if they contend that they prefer to identify with the opposite gender.
The 11-page document, written by Mitchell Chester, is stated to be in response to a gender identity law that was passed last July in the [...]
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops on Saturday approved a proposal that, if it survives a final vote, would give transgender men and women the right to become ministers in the church.
The House of Bishops voted at the church’s General Convention to include “gender identity and expression” in its “non-discrimination canons,” meaning sexual orientation, including that of people who have undergone sex-change operations, cannot be used to exclude candidates [...]
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
Since I took office, my Administration [...]
Argentina’s Congress approved an unprecedented measure aimed at guaranteeing the rights of the transgender community, by giving people the freedom to change their legal and physical gender identity simply because they want to, without having to undergo judicial, psychiatric and medical procedures beforehand.
The gender identity law that won congressional approval with a 55-0 Senate vote Wednesday night is the latest in a growing list of bold moves on social issues [...]
By Associated Press, Published: May 9
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or private health care plans under a gender rights law approved Wednesday.
The measure also gives people the right to specify how their gender is listed at the civil registry when their physical characteristics don’t match how they see themselves.
Senators approved the Gender [...]
An employer who discriminates against an employee or applicant on the basis of the person’s gender identity is violating the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to an opinion issued on April 20 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The opinion, experts say, could dramatically alter the legal landscape for transgender workers across the nation.
The opinion came in a [...]
By Kathleen Baydala Joyner, Daily Report
Members of a Georgia House Judiciary subcommittee banned the use of still photography and video cameras Monday afternoon in a meeting that, ironically, involved a unanimous vote to approve legislation overhauling the state’s open government laws.
Before discussing and voting on any legislation, the committee voted to ban cameras on a motion from Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, who chairs the full Judiciary Committee.
The ban—which forced [...]
BOSTON, November 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Massachusetts legislature has passed a bill that elevates cross-dressing or transgendered individuals to a protected class, and grants universal access to sex-segregated areas such as bathrooms based on personal “gender identity or expression.”
The measure, known as the “Transgender Equal Rights Bill” (H. 502 in the House and S. 764 in the Senate) passed the upper chamber on Wednesday in a voice vote. It’s [...]
NYC General Assembly
October 14, 2011
from the Official Website of the GA at #OccupyWallStreet
we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future [...]
Occupy Wall Street
October 3, 2011
This was unanimously voted on by all members of Occupy Wall Street last night, around 8pm, Sept 29. It is our first official document for release. We have three more underway, that will likely be released in the upcoming days: 1) A declaration of demands. 2) Principles of Solidarity 3) Documentation on how to form your own Direct Democracy Occupation [...]
From Washington Times:
With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.
“Our position is that the military should re-examine the policy, the medical regulations, so as to allow open service for transgender people,” said Vincent Paolo Villano, spokesman [...]
Elmhurst College put a question on its admissions application that won’t appear on any other school’s application.
“Would you consider yourself to be a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) community?”
That optional question makes Elmhurst the first school in the country to ask applicants about their sexual orientation or gender identity, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Gary Rold, the dean of students at Elmhurst, [...]
BALTIMORE — The woman caught on tape brutally beating a transgendered woman at a Rosedale McDonald’s has pleaded guilty to the attack.
Teonna Brown, 18, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of first-degree assault and one count of a hate crime in the attack of 22-year-old Chrissy Polis.
Baltimore County Police Department
Teonna Monae Brown
The incident, which occurred in April, gained nationwide attention after a McDonald’s employee recorded the beating [...]
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