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Elections

Republicans Elect Their First Ever Transgender Candidate In Party Primary

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:00 AM June 13, 2014
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Lauren Scott, who is running for Nevada State Assembly, became the first transgender candidate to be elected by Republicans when she won her primary election this week.

Discrimination

‘I’m So Unhappy’ Cries California Trans Homecoming Queen After Bullies’ Backlash

by David Badash ● 8:58 AM September 23, 2013
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The day after being crowned Homecoming Queen, 16-year old Cassidy Lynn Campbell from Huntington Beach, California says she’s “so unhappy,” and hurt by all the “negative and ignorant” comments.

News

Taking Real Steps To Protect Transgender Kids: A Bridge Too Far For The LGB Community?

by Guest Author ● 1:56 PM August 25, 2013
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The entire community regards suicides, violence, and ostracization of lesbian and gay youths a national shame. When it comes to transgender kids, though, the message is entirely different.

News

Murdered NYC Transgender Woman Was Beaten In Front Of NYPD Police Station (Video)

by David Badash ● 6:09 PM August 23, 2013
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Islan Nettles, the murdered 21-year old transgender woman beaten last Saturday who died after being removed from life support yesterday, was attacked in front of a New York City Police Station.

News

HRC Apologizes For Events At Supreme Court Marriage Rally

by David Badash ● 11:54 AM April 1, 2013
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HRC, the Human Rights Campaign, just issued a statement apologizing for two events that HRC staffers caused. HRC was part of a wider coalition, United For Marriage.

News

NEWS: Gays Are ‘Intrinsically Disordered,’ Mitt Expected Booing, Trans Immigrant Documentary

by David Badash ● 7:24 PM July 11, 2012
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Our daily progressive news and views roundup.

Discrimination

Equality Forum: Transgender Panel Members ‘Still Have To Do These 101s’

by John Culhane ● 7:34 PM May 4, 2012
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Equality Forum’s transgender panel asked, Are gay and lesbian advocates the natural advocates of the trans-community?, and What is the teaching role of transpeople?

Bigotry Watch

Tea Party: “Rich Is The New Gay”

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM February 3, 2012
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The Tea Party published an obscene comparison between the rich and the gay community, even adding, “The rich have their transgendered equivalents: trans-wealthered.”

Bigotry Watch

Watch: Lawmaker Threatens Trans People With Physical Violence

by David Badash ● 1:03 PM January 13, 2012
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Tennessee state lawmaker Richard Floyd has threatened physical violence against trans people, saying he would “stomp” them if he saw one in a store dressing room.

Civil Rights

Nepal: New Prime Minister Must Keep Promise To LGBTI Community

by Kyle Knight ● 3:09 PM September 25, 2011
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Nepal should have some of the most gay- and trans-friendly laws in the world, but it doesn’t. New PM Baburam Bhattarai must make keep his promise to LGBTI people.

Discrimination

Hate Crime Beating Of Baltimore Trans Woman Nets Assailant Only 5 Years

by David Badash ● 4:01 PM September 14, 2011
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The woman who violently beat a transgender woman into a seizure at a Baltimore McDonald’s has received a 5-year sentence for a crime so heinous the video went viral.

Bigotry Watch

Worst Of The Super Bowl? Groupon, Anti-Gay, Or O’Reilly? Vote!

by David Badash ● 10:53 AM February 7, 2011
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From these Super Bowl anti-trans ads (were they?) and the general anti-gay “flavor” of some Super Bowl ads (Doritos?”) what is going on?

Arts

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation – Book Review Part 2

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:00 PM February 1, 2011

J. Rudy Flesher continues his review of Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman’s Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.