Posts Tagged as ‘transgender’

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: India’s third gender given an identity on voter cards- one step towards rightful acceptance?

India is a country of complex and multiple gender identities and sexualities and it seems like the decisions of the authorities are finally attempting to come to terms with this diversity. Last week, the Election Commission of India announced that voter ballots would provide an additional option for gender identification entitled ‘other’. This means that [...]

November 17, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: We have a powerful new immigration video in which Esmeralda, a transgender detainee, speaks out

From the Restore Fairness blog. Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma [...]

November 11, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Matthew Shepard’s mother reacts to the newly signed Hate Crimes Act

If you didn’t hear, President Obama JUST signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law. What does that mean exactly? From the CAUSA website: It is now a federal crime to assault an individual based on a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or disability. The [...]

October 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @NCLRights: State rules transgender girl can use bathroom she wants

Check out this post by our friend NCLRights:  State Rules in Favor of Young Transgender Woman http://tr.im/qvzK The Maine court ruled against The Orono School Department saying the Department discriminated against a transgender child when not letting her use the girl’s bathroom.  As it turns out, she was in 5th grade at Asa Adams School [...]

July 1, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @KGNewsPosts: our daily chirp: @KGNewsPosts: Obama tries to protect transgender federal employees from discrimination

Check out this post by our friend KGNewsPosts: Protections for Transgender Workers- http://ow.ly/fHKj9 Obama’s lawyers are currently drafting anti-discrimination guidelines for federal transgender workers; the first of its kind! The transgender group will be listed with other groups that are a part of anti-discrimination laws. “Gender Identity” will be added to the guideline that bans [...]

June 24, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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