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Gender Nation: Justice coming in two anti-trans murders

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Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. Justice coming in two anti-trans murders Vermont and Texas, as a pair of anti-transgender killers, get their day in court. In a grand jury trial in San Antonio, Texas,…

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Houston mayor announces her support for a transgender inclusive human rights ordinance

in Kelli Busey

Houston is the last large city in Texas without a city-wide ordinance protecting its LGBT citizens from discrimination. Mayor Parker announced in her state of the city address, she intended to change that. Mayor Parker, an out lesbian signed an executive order in 2010 which extended protections to transgender city employees in city-owned buildings. However,…

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