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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
In 1962 boxer Emile Griffith was in the ring against Benny Paret, when he seemed to explode with anger and pummeled his opponent with such force that, after getting knocked out, Paret died of his injuries. It was eventually revealed that before that some time before the fight Paret had called Griffith a "maricón."
On September 4 through 8, the 24th annual Southern Comfort Conference will be held a
On Friday, August 9, the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors will vote on a policy that would ban gender-neutral housing at all seventeen UNC campuses, and threaten the safety and well-being of trans and gender non-conforming students living there. This policy was previously approved by a "Governance Committee" and is moving on to a final vote before the full board.
A transgender man named Decker Moss recently transitioned while at work, and the Columbus, Ohio-based marketing company he works for, Resource, not only gave him their full support from the top down—they rewrote employee policies to be inclusive of all transgender employees' needs.
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On Sunday morning, Orange Is the New Black cast members Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, and Kate Mulgrew appeared on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry along with Piper Kerman (on whose memoir the show was based) to discuss the show and its portrayal of the prison system.
Transgender high school student Ashton Lee of Manteca, California, delivered nearly 6,000 petition signatrues to Gov. Jerry Brown's Sacramento office, in support of a pending bill which would provide protection for transgender students in the state.
This week, the $30,000 fundraising goal for activists Dream Hampton and Natasha Miller's documentary film TransParent was reached on Kickstarter.com.