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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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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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Strength

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I found this picture on TransgenderAsia: It’s of Tonette Lopez, a Filipino/Asian transactivist. It’s is full of so much strength and resolve it makes me want to stand up and scream HELL YES. Read more about her here. Rest in peace Tonette. Even a year after your death you still inspire people.

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Turtle Soup For the Soul

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Reading All We, Like Sheep? over at Box Turtle Bulletin.com, part of the post really resonated with me. “If it’s not a choice (being gay or lesbian), it should be.” But what choice? There’s a difference between a desire and the action that follows it. My therapist explained it to me using a food analogy.…

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Remembering Coretta Scott King’s Words…

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As the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday passed, I reflected on somne of the words of his wife, Coretta Scott King. “I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice, but I hasten to remind…

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