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Trans Voices for a Trans Solution.

Trans Voices for a Trans Solution.

Trans community leaders are pulling together a comprehensive policy that can be presented to Pitt for consideration. This is, if I understand it, a policy that has been used at a number of other Universities. I don’t have all the details, but I want to express that Trans voices are out there and ready to participate in the solution. This is essential for a real solution.

University of Pittsburgh and Transgender Discrimination

University of Pittsburgh and Transgender Discrimination

I may at some point write commentary about the policy, but my real interest is illustrating what I am doing, as both an employee as well as an activist/advocate towards this issue of discrimination towards Trans persons at the University of Pittsburgh.

Trans discrimination: Baltimore County Council to continue discrimination

So if Baltimore County does strip public restrooms and locker rooms as they are considering, they are essentially saying that discrimination is acceptable because Fear trumps facts. They may do this to try and compromise, but this is no compromise. It is a loss for equality; a loss for LGBTQ rights; and a win, only for the antigay haters.

How to refer to trans and genderqueer persons: pronoun resource.

Being a Trans Ally Takes Practice: 8 Tips for Pronouns

January 14, 2012 1 comment Activism, general


I am working on a blog post/response to a post on Americablog. Before posting it, I wanted to post some basic info about “cis.” If any reader has more or different information or links they feel is useful to help everyone better understand cis, please post  as a comment.  Thanks! From wikipedia Cisgender ( /?s?sd??nd?r/) (or cisgendered) is an adjective used in the context of gender issues and counselling to refer to a class of gender[Read More…]

January 5, 2012 5 comments general
Pittsburgh and the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

Pittsburgh and the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

Maybe Transgender Day of Remembrance isn’t that important to people here? Or maybe it is?

November 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Activism, general


An Evening for Appreciation, Entertainment and Community Building   On Friday, Nov. 18 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Union Project at 801 N Negley Avenue in East Liberty, the Initiative for Transgender Leadership (ITL), in partnership with the Union Project, will be hosting a Commencement Celebration.  ITL is inviting community members to honor the ITL’s first fellow, Rayden Sorock.  We are celebrating the completion of the inaugural 10-month fellowship program dedicated to the professional[Read More…]

November 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled general

When Journalists Perpetuate Bull Shit

Every time a journalist uses this type of language it discredits any attempt to portray the bill as being truly about non-discrimination. “Bathroom Bill” kills real dialogue and understanding every time. Even if the journalist feels it is important to share both the truth as well as the opposition’s position, it can be done without this language.

June 30, 2011 Comments are Disabled Activism, general, LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies

Inconsistency and Inequality

Or are differences in acceptance and discrimination directly related to a number of factors such as the size of the community, and the general sense of progressiveness?

February 15, 2011 Comments are Disabled general

Canadian Transgender Rights Bill Passes House of Commons

I saw this reported on Pam’s House Blend, although the quote and link below are to original sources. OTTAWA — The House of Commons passed a bill Wednesday that will amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code to protect transgender and transsexual Canadians from discrimination. “It’s a great day,” said the bill’s author, NDP MP Bill Siksay. “It’s been in the works for six years, and it’s great to see people from all[Read More…]