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Interview with LAUSD’s Judy Chiasson About AB1266 (Part 2)

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On Monday, January 13, I interviewed Judy Chiasson of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for a bit under an hour, and this post is the second segment posted of this interview. You may remember that Chiasson was the LAUSD representative who gave testimony before the California Senate Education Committee in June of 2013.…

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Interview with LAUSD’s Judy Chiasson About AB1266

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On Monday, January 13, I interviewed Judy Chiasson of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for a bit under an hour. You may remember that she was the LAUSD representative who gave testimony before the California Senate Education Committee in June of 2013. The interview for the most part was about AB1266 and what…

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Transsexual Separatist Slacktivism Doesn’t Win Legislatively

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Call them classic transsexuals or women of operative history; call them true transsexuals or transsexual separatists — whatever you call them, you can also call them ineffectual slacktivists. Over at LGBT Weekly where I write the Trans Progressive column, the August 15, 2013 column is about this year’s California Transgender Advocacy Day. About fifty people,…

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Progressive Talking Heads Not Talking About California School Success And Opportunity Act

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It’s kind of sad, really. Progressive talking heads on cable television aren’t talking about Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signing AB 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act. (The act will become law on January 1, 2014 — the tenth anniversary of California’s first transgender rights bill, AB 196, the Gender Nondiscrimination Act, becoming law.) From…

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