Hawaii Film About Transgender Woman Is At Center Of Federal Debate – Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii Film About Transgender Woman Is At Center Of Federal Debate – Honolulu Civil Beat:

“A documentary film about a transgender woman in Hawaii that has received awards and won wide praise is being cited by a Republican congressman as a waste of government money and a reason to eliminate federal funding for public broadcasting.”

All Too Visible: The New Terrorism Targeting Trans Communities

All Too Visible: The New Terrorism Targeting Trans Communities:

“A recent wave of attacks on LGBTQ community centers targeting transgender people has left our community in the United States on edge. From Washington, DC, to Los Angeles, incidents ranging from vandalism to threats to outright assault have become the face of a newly emboldened public transphobia.”

(Via. Truthout)

This Law Firm Is Linked to Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills Across the Country – NBC News

This Law Firm Is Linked to Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills Across the Country – NBC News:

“Bills have been introduced in 15 states nationwide this year that aim to restrict transgender people’s access to sex-segregated facilities. From Minnesota to New York, many of the legislative bills awaiting votes focus specifically on schools as kids and teens find themselves at the center of a battle over bathrooms.

But many of the so-called ‘bathroom bills’ filed across multiple states closely resemble each other. That’s because many used language strongly similar to the model legislation called the Student Physical Privacy Act drafted by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a powerful conservative Christian law firm with a decades-long track record of litigating against LGBT rights. It’s also been labeled a ‘hate group’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

A Transgender Student Won Her Battle. Now It’s War. – The New York Times

A Transgender Student Won Her Battle. Now It’s War. – The New York Times:

“PALATINE, Ill. — Tall and sylphlike, an athlete with delicate features and a blond topknot, she changes clothes behind a privacy curtain in the girls’ locker room at her high school. But just being allowed to set foot in that locker room was a huge victory for the girl. She is transgender.”

Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law | Reuters

It’s bad in theory and in practice.

Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law | Reuters:

“North Carolina on Thursday repealed a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people, hoping to bring back businesses and sports leagues that boycotted the Southern state because they saw the year-old measure as discriminatory.

However, the new law replacing the old one bans cities in the state from passing their own anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people until 2020, drawing scorn from civil rights advocates and casting doubt on whether boycotting businesses will return to the state.

Democratic Governor Roy Cooper signed the replacement bill into law after the Republican-controlled state Senate and House of Representatives approved it in separate votes in the capital, Raleigh.”

A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’ – Salon.com

A perfect storm of hate: These Republican bills in Arkansas would make it ‘illegal to be transgender’ – Salon.com:

“The clock is ticking on a trio of bills that LGBT advocates in Arkansas claim would make it effectively ‘illegal to be transgender’ in the state.”