I’ve been reading and re-reading the published letter from Kate Bornstein to Chelsea Manning, and trying too select a portion to excerpt. I’ve picked one, finally, but this reading project has brought me to a new awareness of the letter. Isn’t this the letter that every coming out Queer personRead More
Transgender Discrimination & Issues Pennsylvania
A new German law stipulates that children who are born of indeterminate gender no longer have to be categorized as “male” or “female.”
Breaking News: ACLU Warns High School Principal Who Removed Transgender Pennsylvania Student from Prom King Ballot
Schools should be fostering an inclusive environment where all students are allowed to be themselves instead of needlessly making students feel stigmatized for being who they are.
A proposal submitted by councilman Jim Kenney would mandate gender-neutral bathrooms in addition to men’s and women’s restrooms for any newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings and require transgender health benefits for city employees. Kenney said: It can be an awkward and embarrassing situation” for anyone who may “feel moreRead More
Those who seek to discriminate against trans persons never cease to amaze me, and this time, it seems to me that they can not read. Or comprehend what they read? Emphasis is mine: The student does not need a doctor’s or parent’s note or anything else other than their ownRead More
Equality Pennsylvania lauds growth of LGBT Equality Caucus and releases new poll Nearly 7 in 10 back equal civil rights; More than 60% GOP support on two key bills
Today, the Pennsylvania legislature’s LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership for the new session. The Caucus stands at 58 members, doubling in membership from last year
The very notion of “her” is what most individuals don’t understand, and until more efforts are made to educate about gender, sex, and identity, the general public will remain clueless and ignorant.
A controversy surrounding trans accommodations made my top 12 list of posts at #5 and #2. Not only is it the most important local story, but the basic issues of trans accommodations will grow into one of the mot significant queer issues nationally, and could mean the end of the LGBT moniker. As gays and lesbians get closer to full equality, they seem poised to leave the Trans community behind as issues of sex, gender,and public privacy collide.
What is the relationship of genitalia to gender and to sex? when and where are any of these the same thing, and where do they refer to different things? and is the idea of what constitues “trans” pr a trans man or a trans woman changing? … a quote from a trans woman’s blog Please share your ideas about Sex, Gender, and Genitalia by leaving and comments here on the blog.
In the mean time, there is plenty of work that needs to be done. One of the reasons this seems so controversial is that most people don’t understand transgender or the issues trans persons face on a daily basis.