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New Study Shows Anti-Transgender Discrimination Hurts New York State's Economy
According to a new study published by the Williams Institute of UCLA, there are an estimated 58,000 transgender people living in New York, and half of them are still not protected under local anti-discrimination laws. This leaves New York tax payers with covering the cost of public assistance and housing for 23,800 transgender people, who face inordinate levels of homelessness and unemployment.
Former Boy Scouts biking across America stopping to visit Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench
David "Old Scout" McGrath and his son Joe are be biking 1,800 miles from Idaho Falls to the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) headquarters in Irving, Texas to urge the Boy Scouts to support a non-discriminatory policy. They will be stopping tomorrow, May 10th, in Laramie, Wyoming to visit the Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench.
Minnesota House of Representatives to vote on Marriage Equality Today
The Minnesota House of Representatives will vote today of marriage equality. If they pass the bill, it could be voted on by the senate as early as Saturday and signed by the Governor on Monday.
Cemia Acoff, transgender murder victim, gets best reporting and representation from gay and trans blogs
Following the discovery of Cemia Acoff, a transgender woman found dead in a pond after being reported missing for little over a month, media is still ignoring both the AP stylebook, which has included guidelines on transgender reporting since 2001, and GLAAD who has demanded fair reporting on transgender issues.