Tag: Transgender

CLUELESS Jenner to DeGeneres: 'I'm a Traditionalist'

By Sheryl Estrada Caitlyn Jennerhardly supports same-gender marriage. Jenner publicly came out as transgenderin an interview with journalist Diane Sawyer in April. However, during the season premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which aired on Tuesday, she expressed lukewarm feelings toward marriage equity. Here’s what Jenner said: I have to…

White House Appoints First Transgender Staff Member

On Tuesday, President Obama appointed the very first transgender person to work in the White House. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will serve as the White House’s outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Prior to this position, Freedman-Gurspan worked as a policy adviser for…

Transgender Military Service: Pentagon Announces Moratorium on Discharges

By Sheryl Estrada The Department of Defense (DOD) announced on Monday a moratorium on discharges of transgender service members in conjunction with a new six-month study to dissect its transgender policy. “Today’s announcement is welcome news, not just for the 15,500 transgender personnel serving currently, but for all Americans,” Palm…

Support Increases for LGBT Rights, Including Those Religiously Affiliated

According to a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute,religiously affiliated people strongly support same-sex marriage differs greatly from public perception. While those who classify themselves as religiously unaffiliated have the highest number of supporters (79 percent), white mainline Protestants are not far behind: 60 percent said they support…

32 Worst States for Transgender Equality

(Update: 10:54 a.m. 6/5/2015) Correction: Map and report were released by the Movement Advancement Project. Changes reflected in the text. By Michael Nam Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock.com High profile transgender individuals like Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox have shown a great deal of progress in terms of attitudes towards gender…

Guide to Gender Neutrality at Work

Not all of your employees are “he” or “she.” Many people prefer neutral pronouns and other identifiers. Here are guidelines on how to communicate with people without offending, courtesy of GLSEN and the Federal Office of Personnel Management. These guidelines apply to transgender employees, including those transitioning, as well as…

Duggar Sex Abuse Scandal and the Hypocrisy of the Anti-LGBT Right

By Michael Nam Josh Duggar, the eldest son of the 19 Kids and Counting family, admitted to sexually abusing several minor-aged girls (most likely his sisters), exposing the anti-LGBT activist family and their allies’ views as hypocritical on the issue of “protecting” women and children. In Touch magazine first reported…