Tag: Transgender

transgender, election

Meet 6 Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Politicians Who Broke Ground in 2020

Despite the fraught nature of the 2020 presidential election results, victories at state levels put at least six transgender and nonbinary individuals in legislative positions. These small but significant gains for transgender visibility in politics came just before Transgender Awareness Week, which celebrates transgender people from Nov. 13–19 before Transgender…

Kamala Harris giving election speech

Media Coverage of Kamala Harris Still Shockingly Sexist and Racist; Increased Challenges for Transgender Individuals at the Polls; and More

Media coverage of Kamala Harris still shockingly sexist and racist. Talk of her winning debate performance is making all the headlines now, but when Kamala Harris was first announced as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, a stunning 25% of the coverage of her historic candidacy included either sexist or racist…

orientation, court, gender

In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Declares Federal Law Protects LGBTQ+ Individuals From Job Discrimination

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that existing federal law forbids job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling is a landmark victory for the LGBTQ+ community, and a surprising decision coming from a majority conservative court. In a 6–3 vote, the Court ruled that Title…

coast, guard, leadership, accountability

Coast Guard’s Grappling with Harassment and Discrimination Offers Lessons on Leadership Accountability

Lt. Cmdr. Kerry Karwan, a retired member of the Coast Guard and member of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), attended the Dec. 11 joint congressional hearing by the U.S. House Oversight and Homeland Security Committees. The issue at hand was one she had personal experience with. “Righting the Ship,”…

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ICE Deletes Surveillance Video Needed to Investigate the Death of Trans Woman Asylum-Seeker

Key surveillance video evidence in the death of a transgender woman who sought asylum in New Mexico appears to have been deleted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, according to a BuzzFeed report. Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez’s death was under investigation after her family retained an attorney to file a…

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Suspect Arrested in Hate Crime Shooting of Latin Transgender Woman in Dallas

A 35-year-old unidentified Latin transgender woman was seriously injured after being shot multiple times in northwest Dallas on Friday night. Dallas police are treating the incident as a hate crime because the suspect in the attack, 29-year-old Domingo Ramirez-Cavente, admitted to shouting transphobic slurs before shooting the victim. She was shot along a four-lane road with apartment complexes and businesses, according…