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The T Isn’t Silent, But HRC Is

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It’s coming up on two years ago that I wrote an “Open Letter to Cheryl Jacques.” A month after I posted my open letter, Jacques greeted transgender protesters outside of Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) offices with the news that HRC would not support any version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that didn’t include transgender protections.…

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May Flowers and ENDA’s Showers

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I pulled a couple of well versed legal minds in to shed more light on the shared space concerns: “It’s problematic for employees who have transitioned prior to employment. As I read it, it means that shower or locker rooms without private stalls are exempt, so long as employees get a shower or locker room…

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GenderPAC CIRCA 1959!

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“Harrah’s Casino says it fired Jespersen, a bartender, in August 2000 because she did not conform to the company’s new ‘Personal Best’ program, which required female employees to wear make-up, style their hair, and dress in high heels and skirts. During Jesperson’s 21 years at the casino, her supervisors consistently rated her work ‘highly effective.’…

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Unity and Hope

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In my recent post, Rose Colored Glasses, I had quite a few people respond here and on livejournal. Anyone familiar with the history of the trans-community and HRC (Human Rights Campaign) will know how contentious that relationship has been over the years. In March of 2001 the board of directors changed their mission statement to…

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DNC-DO NOT CONFUSE

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From the DNC website: “Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans.” Maybe during the next Presidential election cycle the party elite can find it in their heart to include transgenders in the party platform. Hopefully 2008 won’t see the DNC LGBT Caucus Chairman, Jeff Soref, play his old reindeer games.…

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