Human*: Why The Struggle For Trans Rights Matters Now More Than Ever | The Huffington Post

Human*: Why The Struggle For Trans Rights Matters Now More Than Ever | The Huffington Post:

“The other day, a friend forwarded me a link to an interview with novelist Laurie Frankel that had recently aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. Frankel was discussing her new novel, This Is How It Always Is, which the text accompanying the link describes as being ‘about a family with five boys in which the youngest feels he’s something entirely different — a girl.’ The novel draws on her own experiences raising a trans daughter.”

Headspace: Trans People Reveal Their Daily Struggles In Powerful Short Film | The Huffington Post

Headspace: Trans People Reveal Their Daily Struggles In Powerful Short Film | The Huffington Post:

“A powerful short film has offered an insight into the daily challenges of being trans.

Made in an attempt to promote acceptance and understanding, the film reveals the difficulty of tasks most people take for granted, such as making a phone call or to going to the gym. 

The film, named Headspace, was written and directed by Jake Graf and features an all trans cast. “

Report: Jewish school orders students to shun child of transgender woman / LGBTQ Nation

Report: Jewish school orders students to shun child of transgender woman / LGBTQ Nation:

“Just one month after a British judge’s controversial decision to block a transgender woman from any and all physical or verbal contact with her children for fear they would be ostracized, a report says those fears have nonetheless come true.”

Governor, artists take aim at states’ transgender bathroom measures | Reuters

Governor, artists take aim at states’ transgender bathroom measures | Reuters:

“North Carolina’s governor on Tuesday made his latest attempt at convincing legislators to repeal a law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, while more than 140 entertainers called a similar measure proposed in Texas ‘a poison.'”

Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students – Chicago Tribune

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Gavin Grimm, a senior at Gloucester High in Gloucester, Va., sued his school board two years ago after it barred him from the boys’ bathroom.

 (Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

 

Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students – Chicago Tribune:

“The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction that had blocked guidance requiring that transgender students be allowed to use restrooms that match their gender identity.”

Most American Religious Groups Support Same-sex Marriage, Oppose Religiously Based Service Refusals

 newly leaked document shows the Trump administration at least has considered a sweeping executive order that would allow individuals and organizations who have religious or sincerely held moral objections to same-sex relationships or who deny the existence of transgender identity to discriminate against LGBT people without fear of legal consequences.

(Via. PRRI)

newly leaked document shows the Trump administration at least has considered a sweeping executive order that would allow individuals and organizations who have religious or sincerely held moral objections to same-sex relationships or who deny the existence of transgender identity to discriminate against LGBT people without fear of legal consequences.

Lady Gaga First to Ever Mention Trans People at Super Bowl

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Lady Gaga First to Ever Mention Trans People at Super Bowl:

“Super Bowl LI was full of firsts. Tom Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to win five championship rings. Bill Bellichick became the Super Bowl head coach of all time. It was even the first game that went into overtime. But for those trans viewers watching with anticipation as Lady Gaga kicked off her halftime performance atop Houston’s NRG stadium, they were pleasantly surprised with another historic first. This was the first time anyone had mentioned the trans community at an NFL game—let alone, the most watched television event of the year.”

(Via. TRANZGENDR)