Transgender woman’s Christmas Day shooting death called possible hate crime by family and friends – CBS News

Transgender woman’s Christmas Day shooting death called possible hate crime by family and friends – CBS News:

A transgender woman was shot and killed in Chicago’s East Chatham neighborhood on Christmas day, and her family and friends spoke out Monday to CBS Chicago. They said her homicide is a possible hate crime.

(Not surprisingly, Chicago’s finest are dead naming and misgendering her and show no signs of correcting the information or apologizing to her family.)

In a first, hospital vows to ban cosmetic surgeries on intersex infants

The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago apologized to those harmed by medically unnecessary genital surgeries.

A prominent children’s hospital publicly apologized Thursday for performing cosmetic genital surgeries on intersex infants and pledged to end the practice.

“We recognize the painful history and complex emotions associated with intersex surgery and how, for many years, the medical field has failed these children,” the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago said in a statement. “We empathize with intersex individuals who were harmed by the treatment that they received according to the historic standard of care, and we apologize and are truly sorry.”

 
The apology, signed by the hospital’s CEO and three head physicians, comes after activists, over a yearslong campaign, called on the institution to ban cosmetic genital surgery on intersex infants, which is irreversible. The signatories also committed to “evolving” their policies going forward and stated that the hospital would not perform such surgeries unless medically necessary or with willful consent from fully informed patients.

 

1488 – Transgender measure passes City Council vote – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times

1488 – Transgender measure passes City Council vote – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times:

“The Chicago City Council, on June 22, approved a measure that removes a provision in the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance requiring individuals to show a government-issued ID upon request when trying to access restrooms and other public accommodations. The provision could potentially be used to to bar transgender individuals from accessing those accommodations should the gender-marker on their ID not match their gender-presentation.”

(Update) Woman Charged With Setting Off Explosion In Evanston Target Bathroom ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

(34) Woman Charged With Setting Off Explosion In Evanston Target Bathroom ‹ Reader — WordPress.com:

“A Humboldt Park woman has been charged with setting off a minor explosion inside the bathroom of a Target store Wednesday afternoon in north suburban Evanston.

Heidi Schmidt, 44, was charged with one felony count each of aggravated arson and unlawful possession of an explosive or incendiary device, Evanston police announced Saturday.”

Woman thrown away and left to die as a baby meets her rescuers for the first time – wptv.com

Woman thrown away and left to die as a baby meets her rescuers for the first time – wptv.com:

“CHICAGO – It’s hard to imagine what Morgan Hill is feeling right now. She’s not quite sure herself. How can you possibly process the fact you were born, wrapped in a towel, put into a trash bag and left in a dumpster to die – all before you were a day old?”

Sweeping protections for transgender students welcomed in Chicago | Society | The Guardian

Sweeping protections for transgender students welcomed in Chicago | Society | The Guardian:

“Chicago public schools (CPS) released sweeping guidelines on Tuesday requiring all 660 of the district’s schools to accommodate transgender students according to their gender identities in bathrooms, locker rooms and on overnight trips.”

Missing Romeoville Woman Found Safe « CBS Chicago

This is an update to my previous post.

Thanks go out to Resa for the heads up!

 

Missing Romeoville Woman Found Safe « CBS Chicago:

“(CBS) — A 29-year-old woman who had been missing three days after failing to show up for work is back home safe with her family.
Kelsey Christensen, of Romeoville, never showed up for work at Panera Bread in Plainfield on Saturday. She also failed to show up for a classMonday at Joliet Junior College.

Illinois takes steps with new laws to protect transgender community

Illinois takes steps with new laws to protect transgender community:

“Regardless of the lack of a budget in Illinois, those elected to represent the people of the State have not been sitting on their hands. With bipartisan majorities, including support from Republican leaders in both the Illinois House and Senate, January 1st, 2016 will bring three new laws to the State that mark a significant move forward in protections for the Transgender community.”

(Via. Chicago Now)