Tag Archives: trans issues

TEXAS: State House Advances Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

The Dallas Morning News reports: The Texas House voted late Sunday on a bill that will keep transgender public school children from using the restroom that matches their gender identity. The measure, a Republican deal on the “bathroom bill,” passed the GOP-dominated chamber by a vote of 91-50. It needs one more vote to officially pass the House. If the ...

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Slim Majority Backs More Robust LGBT Protections

Gallup reports: Americans are about evenly divided on whether new civil rights laws are needed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Fifty-one percent of U.S. adults say such laws are needed, while 46% say they are not. These data, from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll conducted May 3-7, come as Democratic members of Congress plan to reintroduce ...

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Caitlyn Jenner: I Might Run For Congress

Caitlyn Jenner has told a British chat show that she’s so very upset with Trump, she’s considering a run for Congress. As a Republican, of course. The BBC reports: The ex-Olympic athlete, who changed her name and transitioned to living as a woman aged 65, said Mr Trump was being “influenced by people around him”. Jenner said her life was ...

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Democrats To Reintroduce LGBT Equality Act

Via press release:   Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2 at 11AM ET, members of the U.S. Congress will gather in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room with advocacy leaders and LGBT Americans who have suffered discrimination to announce the re-introduction of historic legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in federal law. The Equality Act would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or ...

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TEXAS: 200 Faith Leaders Oppose Pending Bathroom Bill With Letter To Members Of State House

The San Antonio Express-News reports: Some 200 ministers, rabbis and other religious leaders wrote to select House members Thursday asking them to support policies that treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans on an equal basis with other people. The letter went to lawmakers including members of the House State Affairs Committee, which is considering legislation that would restrict the ...

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Caitlyn Jenner: I Don’t Regret Voting For Trump, He’s Still The Man To “Turn This Country Around” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Caitlyn Jenner may not like everything US President Donald Trump’s administration has done so far — especially when it comes to actions affecting transgender Americans like her. But she does not regret her decision to vote for Donald Trump, she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday. “As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes,” she said. ...

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One Million Moms Vs Dove Soap [VIDEO]

This ad has been out for a couple of weeks, so it’s surprising that One Million Moms’ hate machine took this long. Just in via email: Dove has just released a disturbing ad promoting its new product line: Baby Dove. The ad features young women sharing their views of mothering. And then there’s a cross-dressing father trying to pass as ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Tells Fox News: I Never Outwardly Supported Trump, The Media Did That For Me [VIDEO]

Via Breitbart: On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Caitlyn Jenner said, “I’m not a one-issue voter.” But that there is a lot of pressure to be a single-issue voter, and “A lot in our community are…were very upset that I, you know, I was a Republican, and I said at the Republican National Convention, I ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Breaks With Trump And GOP: You Mess With My Community And I’m Coming After You [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Caitlyn Jenner is clear about what matters most to her — and it’s no longer her Republican views. The transgender reality TV star said despite voting for Donald Trump, she no longer supports him and is instead dedicated to standing by her community. “Here’s the deal: Yes, I did vote for Trump, but here’s ...

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NCAA Awards Events To North Carolina Despite Objections Of Civil Rights Groups To Fake HB2 Repeal

ABC News reports: The NCAA has awarded coveted men’s basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had “reluctantly” agreed to ...

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TEXAS: New Tourism Study Pegs Potential Annual Bathroom Bill Losses At $3.3B And 35,000 Jobs

The San Antonio Express-News reports: A proposed law to prevent transgender Texans from using bathrooms tied to their gender identity could cost the state more than $3 billion in annual tourism business, according to an economic impact study published Monday. The state’s nearly $129 billion tourism industry would take a $3.3 billion hit each year and see an annual loss ...

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New York Times Blasts Trump On LGBT Rights

From the editorial board of the New York Times: It was a jarringly unorthodox moment even for Donald Trump. At a rally in Colorado last October, an audience member handed him a gay pride flag that bore a handwritten endorsement: “LGBTs for TRUMP.” The candidate smiled as he unfurled the flag, displaying it for a few seconds. A spokesman later ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Justice Department Drops Lawsuit Challenging HB2, Civil Rights Groups Condemn Move

Via press release from the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina, and Lambda Legal today condemned the decision by the Department of Justice to dismiss its lawsuit challenging House Bill 2, the discriminatory North Carolina law that banned many transgender people from restrooms and other public facilities matching their gender. The law also prohibited local ...

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Your Weekly Debrief From Matt Baume: Chechnya, Trans Rights, Gay Adoption, Housing Rights [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Gay men are being rounded up and killed in Chechnya, and US officials seem to be turning a blind eye. A European court just ruled against the mandatory sterilization of trans citizens but the practice will continue indefinitely. And same-sex couples just won new protections for adoption, and for housing in a case that could completely change how ...

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MINNESOTA: Hate Group Drops Lawsuit Seeking To Bar Transgender Students From School Locker Rooms

Via press release from the ACLU: An organization that filed a federal lawsuit last year to bar transgender students from using locker rooms consistent with their gender identity today announced that they have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Minnesota had intervened in the case on behalf of a transgender girl, identified as ...

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Transgender Contestant Outed On Survivor [VIDEO]

Via press release from GLAAD: Tonight’s episode of CBS’ Survivor was a gut-wrenching look at the consequences of outing a transgender person against his will. At Tribal Council, contestant Jeff Varner told his tribemates that fellow contestant Zeke Smith is a transgender man. Zeke Smith played in the previous season “Millennials vs. Gen X” before being brought back immediately for the current season “Game Changers.” During ...

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PHILADELPHIA: NOM Accuses Mayor’s Office Of Plotting “Violent Demonstrations” Against Their Hate Bus Tour

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: In Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney’s office [PHOTO: Kinney] was deeply involved in organizing the violent demonstrations against us, which were attended by anarchist groups that are closely watched by the FBI. The mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs proudly referred to themselves as ‘an accomplice’ in organizing protests which turned violent, with attacks ...

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Tony Perkins Exploits End Of NCAA’s North Carolina Boycott To Press For Texas Anti-Trans Hate Law

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: It would appear the NCAA is beginning to address the question that NCAA’s Mark Emmert raised in his press conference last week at the Final Four: ‘what’s the appropriate role for a national athletic association in public policy issues?’ The NCAA’s latest decision to accept the slight modifications the North Carolina ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: NCAA Leaders “Reluctantly” Lift Boycott After Fake Repeal Of Anti-LGBT Hate Law

Via press release from the NCAA: In August of 2016, the NCAA Board of Governors instructed the relocation of NCAA championships scheduled in North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year because of the cumulative impact HB2 had on local communities’ ability to ensure a safe, healthy, discrimination-free atmosphere for all those watching and participating in our events. Last week, the ...

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PHILADELPHIA: NOM’s Anti-Trans Hate Bus Met With Eggs And Smoke Bombs, Cops Intervene [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A peaceful rally in support of transgender people turned into a disruptive protest in Center City at about noon Saturday when an orange bus bearing anti-transgender messages on it — “Boys are boys… and always will be” and “Girls are girls… and always will be” — rolled around onto the north side of City Hall. The ...

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