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LGBT en Español: Cristina aborda las llamadas "Terapias Reparativas", Mun2 Lanza Novela con Personajes Gays

En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos la cobertura de medios de habla española sobre las llamadas "terapias reparativas," el apoyo de Obama para el matrimonio igualitario, el Día Internacional Contra la Homofobia y Transfobia, ¡y más!

World's largest trans-specific conference kicks off this week

Reflecting on the leadership of Philadelphia advocates within the movement for transgender equality, Nurit L. Shein of the Mazzoni Center writes about the upcoming Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (May 31 - June 2, 2012).  What began in 2002 as a one-day gathering of transgender advocates, allies and service providers has grown to become the largest transgender-specific conference in the world, offering three full days of workshops and activities.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 29, 2012

Janet Mock Lands Atria Book Deal

Atria Books will publish Janet Mock's memoir, Fish Food. According to Publishers Weekly: The memoir will offer the first personal account of a person who transitioned at a young age; it will also be the first book on the subject from someone of color (Mock is half Hawaiian and half African-American).

Publishers Weekly
May 28, 2012

EEOC Inclusion of Transgender Employees Under Civil Rights Act Takes Effect Today

“This is a historic day for human rights in the United States…starting today transgender and gender non-conforming people now have legal recourse if they face discrimination on the job," said Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center (TLC). "We no longer have to be silent when we are fired or not hired simply for being who we are.”



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