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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
The Supreme Court of the United States is set to rule on DOMA and Prop 8 by the end of June. We've waited for years for this historic landmark decision from SCOTUS. It could come any day now, and we will want to be gathered as a community.
The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a change to its policy that will allow transgender people to change the gender marker on their Social Security records without having undergone sex-reassignment surgery.
The Pew Research Center has released incredibly comprehensive new survey numbers on nearly every aspect of LGBT life in America. The survey of 1,197 LGBT adults explored many aspects of members of the LGBT community's lives and is the first study at this level by a major polling organization.
While there have been big steps taken towards LGBT equality in England and France, and even signs of positive change in Turkey, Greece and Russia seem to be sliding backwards, away from equality.
Today, June 11th, is the statewide call-in day to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State, organized by Empire State Pride Agenda. Polls indicate that 78% of New York State residents support the act, which if passed would prohibit discrimination based on a person's gender identity or expression in employment, education, housing, and public accommodations.
The Association of Transgender Professionals (ATP), an organizaiton serving people with non-conforming gender expressions and identities who seek to advance their professional careers, has been endorsed by a national advisory board of voluntary leaders and allies, and will officially launch this week.
Syndicated radio hosts Lex and Terry will make a formal apology and will be working with GLAAD and transgender advocates to address the issue of anti-trans violence on the air, following an anti-transgender incident that occurred on their program earlier this week.
Focus on the Family and the Delaware Family Policy Council are teaming up to fight basic protections for transgender people in the one way they believe to be effective. The groups are hauling out an old ad that suggests recognizing transgender people and offering basic protections will lead to men who identify and present as male scaring little girls in the restroom.