Tag: Transgender

Archived: Hypocrisy Reigns in Orlando Aftermath

The same people who have expended tremendous energy and taxpayer dollars to deny the rights of LGBT people and who have refused to block gun sales to suspected terrorists and people convicted of hate crimes this week went out of their way to express their condolences to the victims of…

Archived: 5 Things Not to Say to Transgender People

The following article by Jean-Marie Navetta, the Director of Equality and Diversity Partnerships for PFLAG National, is an educational guide to improve transgender cultural competence in the workplace. Janet Mock 5 Things NOT to Say to Transgender People While research suggests that only two in ten people personally know someone…

Archived: Republicans Freak Out Over Transgender Guidance

Before the ink was dry on a directive by the Obama administration sent Friday instructing public schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, political and religious leaders across the country were calling on everything from defying the directive to violently confronting LGBT supporters….

Archived: Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

Ten mayors from around the country have united in response to the recent anti-LGBT laws passed in states such as North Carolina and Mississippi, as reported by QUEERtimes. Mayors Edwin M. Lee (D-San Francisco), Ed Murray (D- Seattle), Bill de Blasio (D-New York), Jim Kenney (D-Philadelphia), Charlie Hales (D-Portland), Libby…

Archived: N.C. Gov. Blocks LGBT Rights Statewide

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) took a big step backwards on LGBT rights on Wednesday evening by signing House Bill 2, or the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which forbids transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities. According to the bill, “Public agencies…