Transforming History | Retro Report

Transforming History | Retro Report:

“The transgender community’s fight for rights took shape in the 1960s, and included a little-known uprising at Gene Compton’s all-night cafeteria in San Francisco, then continued in New York City, thanks to the determined activism of Sylvia Rivera and others, in the wake of the riot at the Stonewall Inn.

Transgender people continue their struggle for rights today. Sasha Alexander Perez, 29, and Olympia Perez Alexander, 24, who are married and living in Bedford–Stuyvesant Brooklyn, run Black Trans Media, an organization dedicated to uniting the black trans community against oppression in their everyday lives.”

A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What It’s Like To Grow Up Trans | The Huffington Post

A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What It’s Like To Grow Up Trans | The Huffington Post:

“A powerful new series from Broadly is offering an intimate look at the lives and adolescences of three transgender young people, as well as the impact anti-trans policies and legal battles have had on them and their families.”

Texas has a new plan to discriminate against LGBT people

Texas Rep. Ron Simmons (R) drafted the new anti-LGBT bill HB 2899. CREDIT: Facebook/Ron Simmons

Texas Rep. Ron Simmons (R) drafted the new anti-LGBT bill HB 2899. CREDIT: Facebook/Ron Simmons

 

Texas has a new plan to discriminate against LGBT people:

“Texas’ anti-transgender bill has seemingly stalled, but inspired by North Carolina, Republican state lawmakers have a new plan to expand discrimination against LGBT people.”

(Via. ThinkProgress)

11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO’s ‘The Trans List’ : NPR

11 Transgender Americans Share Their Stories In HBO’s ‘The Trans List’ : NPR:

“Eleven Americans describe what it’s like to be transgender in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new HBO documentary, The Trans List. Though the individuals in the film come from varied backgrounds, there is at least one common thread to their experiences: ‘We all come out publicly,’ lawyer Kylar Broadus tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. ‘There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person.'”

When Your Existence Is Up For Debate – Medium

When Your Existence Is Up For Debate – Medium:

“Every few months, an influential publication gives platform to a piece purporting to debate the ‘fiercely contested’ or ‘hard to navigate’ questions about transgender identity. Usually focusing on restroom/locker room use or health care, these think pieces by design claim to offer analyses of the ‘different sides’ to some question about the costs and benefits of navigating the existence of trans people in particular ways.”

Hopkins faculty disavow ‘troubling’ report on gender and sexuality – Baltimore Sun

Hopkins faculty disavow ‘troubling’ report on gender and sexuality – Baltimore Sun:

“As faculty at Johns Hopkins, a major educational, research and health institution, we are writing to express our concern about a recently published report that we believe mischaracterizes the current state of the science on sexuality and gender.”

Only Half Of Americans Support Transgender Bathroom Access, Showing We Still Have A Long Way Yet To Go

Only Half Of Americans Support Transgender Bathroom Access, Showing We Still Have A Long Way Yet To Go:

“In case you needed a reminder that the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage didn’t fix all the problems facing the LGBTQ community, a recent survey by the Pew Research Center has found that just half of Americans support transgender bathroom access according to gender identity, rather than biological sex. The finding comes as part of more general research into public attitudes toward the intersection of religious liberty and nondiscrimination, a topic which, between the rash of so-called ‘bathroom bills’ in the spring and the 2016 presidential election, has been debated frequently this year.”

(Via. Bustle)