“Recently the National Center for Transgender Equality released its new survey of transgender adults in the U.S., which painted some bleak statistics about the community. However, these statistics do not reflect the lived reality of much of the community. Many of them, sometimes despite great personal hardship, and sometimes with the support of friends, allies, and organizations, have done great things with their professional careers. They represent everything almost any parent would hope their children grow into.”
“Donald Trump’s opinions on some LGBT issues have flip-flopped all over the place – but currently and for the foreseeable future he’s absolutely against civil rights for LGBT people. Worse, however, he has surrounded himself with a cabinet and advisors who are virulently opposed to equality, period.
Matt Baume explains how, under President Donald Trump, LGBT people could lose their rights, even those you thought were set in stone, within days.
Baume makes several excellent arguments, and as usual, sees further into the morass that is American politics and the battle for LGBT equality than most.”
Chelsea Manning. Illustration by Alicia Neal in cooperation with Manning, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, April 23, 2014.
“Chelsea Manning — the transgender former Army intelligence officer who leaked classified U.S. Army and State Department secrets to WikiLeaks — has been granted her wish: President Obama Tuesday largely commuted the bulk of what remains on her 35-year prison sentence for espionage.”
“Doctors who specialize in conditions involving hormones need more training on how to treat people who are transgender, suggests a new study.”
John Ritchie photo from Facebook
“Somewhere in York, Pennsylvania, lives a man with intense hatred, fear, and loathing for transgender Americans.”
“Lawmakers in Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia are the latest to propose legislation that replicates North Carolina’s controversial law—despite the risk of backlash.”
“Sean Henry, the president of Tennessee’s NHL team, is stunned he even has to explain why he hopes state legislators will snub bills similar to North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, which has consumed that state for months and scared off businesses and sporting events.
The Nashville Predators team is among about 300 companies, ranging from health-care giant HCA to FedEx, joining under the moniker Tennessee Thrives to oppose bathroom and religious objection bills, which they consider discriminatory and bad for business. Companies in other GOP-led states have had success voicing opposition under similar names: Georgia Prospers, Opportunity West Virginia, Missouri Competes.
‘I honestly cannot believe that in 2016 I’m actually asked a question as to why I would support anti-discrimination groups,’ Henry said. ‘I think the real question is: who hasn’t joined?'”