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ENDA Three Card Draw

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With passage of The Matthew Shepard Act in the Senate on Thursday, it should have been a time for celebration. But on the heels of the victory came the news that gender identity could possibly be stripped of from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The Advocate confirmed the story tonight saying: “The Democratic House leadership is…

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Déjà Vu All Over Again!?! Do We Hafta???

in Politics/Vanessa Edwards Foster

“So I get on my knees and pray … we won’t get fooled again!” — the Who Fresh on the heels of Southern Comfort Conference (SCC), many of the transgender community reveled in what seemed a penultimate victory: HRC – yes, the Human Rights Campaign – was actually appearing to take the transgender community as…

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Transactivism, For Your Eyes Only

in Opinion

“A Town hall meeting is an informal public meeting derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Similarly to those meetings, everybody in a community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, and hear the responses from public figures and elected officials, although attendees rarely vote on an issue. In today’s heterogeneous communities with…

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Same Ole “Ball and Crain” Dreams

in Opinion

“I know some of my transgender sisters question my commitment to their equality, but let me be the first (I think) to point out where the top-three Democrats on in inclusion of gender identiy in federal hate crimes legislation (where I support it) and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (where I support in principle adding it…

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The T Isn’t Silent, But HRC Is

in Politics

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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Nappy Hoe’s and Presidential Faggots

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In my post, “Just Wondering” I asked where the outrage was concerning Michael Savage’s attack on on transgender people. It’s two weeks later, and I’m still asking myself the same question. Ann Coulter – Called one man a faggot. Don Imus – Called a team “nappy headed hoes.” Michael Savage – Called a murdered transwoman…

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