Minneapolis schools are spying on queer students & outing them to teachers and parents

The software has outed one student and also incorrectly notified a transgender teen’s parents after they wrote about their past suicidal thoughts.

Minneapolis schools are spying on queer students & outing them to teachers and parents

Since spring 2020, Minneapolis schools have been using an online surveillance application called Gaggle to spy on students’ online activity. The software flags LGBTQ-related terms and has already reported outed at least one LGBTQ student to their parents.

Gaggle monitors students’ online behavior 24 hours a day and seven days a week, by tracking their school-issued Google and Microsoft accounts. Such accounts are likely to be used more often by poor students who lack personal home computers.

It turns out the alleged “serial sex offender” in the wispa incident did nothing but surviving while homeless and trans

it turns out the alleged “serial sex offender” in the wispa incident did nothing but surviving while homeless and trans

This thread has information about the person charged with indecent exposure at Wi Spa in June, doesn’t show a sexual predator. Rather it shows someone being criminalized for being unhoused, trans, and a sex worker.

LGBTQ groups across the US consider a new flag meant to be more inclusive of the transgender community and people of color

LGBTQ groups across the US consider a new flag meant to be more inclusive of the transgender community and people of color

A Progress Pride flag and rainbow flags are seen at the Stonewall National Monument, the first US national monument dedicated to LGBTQ history and rights, on June 1, 2020 in New York City.

Fifty-five years ago this month, a group of transgender women in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco fought back against police as they arrested patrons at Compton’s Cafeteria, a go-to hangout for temporarily avoiding the harshest harassment, discrimination and physical violence they faced on the streets. While the ultimate reason for their arrests is unknown, police frequently arrested those who dressed in clothing “opposite” to their sex, which was a crime at the time.

The New York Times is insisting on using the deadnames of trans journalists

The New York Times is insisting on using the deadnames of trans journalists

The union representing New York Times writers said they “aren’t budging on the issue,” but the newspaper finds it “unacceptable” that the name of a writer might not match their print archives.

Management at the New York Times is continuing to refuse requests that they change policy to allow journalists to update their published names, or bylines, on articles after they come out as transgender.