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Malta Outlaws Conversion Therapy, a First in Europe

Malta Outlaws Conversion Therapy, a First in Europe

Dec 9, 2016

www.nytimes.com By Liam Stack Dec 7 2016

The Mediterranean island nation of Malta has become the first European country to criminalize therapeutic methods that purport to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, the government and activist groups said.

The first bill focused on so-called conversion therapy, a discredited collection of quasi-psychoanalytic methods that aim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It is also sometimes known as “reparative therapy” or, when religious methods are used, “ex-gay ministry.... [more]

 
Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice Syste

Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice Syste

May 25, 2016

lgbtmap.org May 2016

The Bottom Line - Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails Transgender People

examines how transgender and gender non-conforming people face high levels of discrimination in many areas of life putting them at risk for economic insecurity, homelessness, and reliance on survival economies. Combined with policing strategies that profile and target transgender people, particularly transgender women of color, the result is high rates of criminalization of transgender people. For example, a shocking 21% of transgender women have spent ... [more]

 
Iâve stayed silent long enough.

Iâve stayed silent long enough.

May 19, 2016

-The following has been posted by many sites so I did not search back to the source.

Stephanie Hunter of Denver Colorado wrote this amazing rant against people trying to stir up fear and hatred about “certain people” using the “wrong” bathroom. The struggle IS real…

“I’ve stayed silent long enough.

Let me break this down for you. I have a daughter. She’s 6. She has the loudest laugh and the spazziest dance moves you’ve ever seen. I’m not scared by a bathroom.

In just a few years she may develop an eating disorder.... [more]

 
John Oliver (HB0) Transgender in the USA

John Oliver (HB0) Transgender in the USA

Mar 29, 2016

Pam - Click the link to watch John Oliver's very good commentary on the status of Transgender in the USA

Published on Jun 28, 2015

This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."

 
These Beauty Queens Are Fighting For Transgender Rights In The Philippines

These Beauty Queens Are Fighting For Transgender Rights In The Philippines (Oct 11, 2015)

refinery29.com Torey van OOT Oct 6 2015

Refinery29 has partnered with Allison Rapson and Kassidy Brown, founders of the media company We are the XX, for a documentary series exploring the lives of women around the world. "A Woman's Place" features the empowering stories of female acti... [more]

FDA, acknowledge that hormone treatment during pregnancy can cause intersex and transgender!

FDA, acknowledge that hormone treatment during pregnancy can cause intersex and transgender! (Oct 6, 2015)

(Editor - Pam: There are many studies that suggest a link between the use of certain hormones during pregnancy and transgenderism. I am somewhat reluctant to post this link due to a concern that we not go back to the days when being transgender was considered a medical/mental disease. However, I dec... [more]

7 Numbers That Will Open Your Eyes To Anti-Trans Violence

7 Numbers That Will Open Your Eyes To Anti-Trans Violence (Aug 27, 2015)

www.refinery29.com Molly Horan Aug 25 2015

We live in an age of unprecedented visibility for transgender people — Americans count several trans people, including several trans women of color, among the celebs we know by name. But the experience of women like Laverne Cox and Janet Mo... [more]

Mike Huckabee Joked About Pretending to Be Transgender to Shower With Girls After Gym Class

Mike Huckabee Joked About Pretending to Be Transgender to Shower With Girls After Gym Class (Jun 2, 2015)

time.com - Charlotte Alter

"I'm pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, 'Coach, I think I'd rather shower with the girls today'"

Meet Utah's First Transgender Political Candidate

Meet Utah's First Transgender Political Candidate (Jun 2, 2015)

huffingtonpost.com - By Daniel Marans

Utah could soon have its first openly transgender elected official.

On Monday, Sophia Hawes-Tingey, a transgender woman, announced her candidacy for City Council District 2 in Midvale, Utah, a Salt Lake City suburb, Fox13 Salt Lake ... [more]

Eureka Springs set to vote on discrimination protections for gays and transgenders

Eureka Springs set to vote on discrimination protections for gays and transgenders (May 12, 2015)

(Editor: Pam - The vote was 70% in favor of maintaining the anti lbgt discrimination ordinances.)

Associated Press in Eureka Springs, Arkansas via scmp.com - 11 May, 2015

City which became first place in Arkansas to allow same-sex marriage is split over anti-discriminat... [more]

Transgender woman wins historic lawsuit against former employer

Transgender woman wins historic lawsuit against former employer (Apr 28, 2015)

myfoxtampabay.com - Evan Axelbank, FOX 13 News
A woman from St. Petersburg is saluting Bruce Jenner for speaking out about his transgender journey.

One part of Brandi Branson's fight is over; seven months after she alleged Lakeland Eye Clinic fired her because she was transgend... [more]

Transgender bathroom bill maybe down the drain

Transgender bathroom bill maybe down the drain (Apr 16, 2015)

wtsp.com - Garin Flowers, WTSP April 15, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- It has undoubtedly been one of the more controversial issues this session. The single-sex public facilities bill, filed by Rep. Frank Artiles (R-Miami), would make it illegal for someone to use a public bathroom lab... [more]

the White House Responds to Petition on Conversion Therapy

the White House Responds to Petition on Conversion Therapy (Apr 9, 2015)

whitehouse.gov - Valerie Jarrett April 8, 2015

"Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let's say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he's held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it's time to let that secret out. Wha... [more]

Seeking Equal Rights

Seeking Equal Rights (Apr 6, 2015)

thesundayleader.lk (Sri Lanka)- Camelia Nathaniel Monday, April 06, 2015

The transgender persons are more often deprived of fundamental rights though they are human beings. They face a range of social and legal issues such as having to have identity documents without gender recognitio... [more]

Surgery and sterilization scrapped in Malta's benchmark LGBTI law

Surgery and sterilization scrapped in Malta's benchmark LGBTI law (Apr 2, 2015)

Reuters - Kieran Guilber April 1, 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in Malta will no longer need to have surgery, sterilization and a diagnosis of mental illness to legally change gender under a law passed on Wednesday, which rights groups hailed as a new b... [more]

Vancouver Park Board launches new trans, gender variant awareness campaign

Vancouver Park Board launches new trans, gender variant awareness campaign (Apr 2, 2015)

CBCNews - April 2, 2015

The Vancouver Park Board recently launched a trans-inclusive campaign to make community facilities more open and friendly to transgender and gender variant people.

"This is really the start of a campaign in terms of education and the changes that... [more]

First Transsexual Candidate in Argentine Senatorial Elections

First Transsexual Candidate in Argentine Senatorial Elections (Apr 1, 2015)

telesurtv.net - Published 31 March 2015

Argentina has been a pioneer in the region, and the world, in defending the rights of the LGBTI community. The ruling left-wing coalition presented the first transsexual senatorial candidate in the central province of Mendoza. Cristina Campos, 4... [more]

Indiana Governor Signs Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill At Private Ceremony

Indiana Governor Signs Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill At Private Ceremony (Mar 28, 2015)

huffingtonpost.com - Amanda Terkel

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) quietly signed legislation Thursday that could legalize discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act would allow any individu... [more]

In 'bathroom bill,' a test of transgender equality

In 'bathroom bill,' a test of transgender equality (Mar 28, 2015)

heraldtribune.com - Katy Bergen March 28, 2015

Somewhere off the phone line, his child is crying, and Frank Artiles takes a moment to attend to her. The Florida representative and Miami resident has just returned from an economic development trip to Peru, and he says he is tired.
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Bill would discriminate against transgender Floridians

Bill would discriminate against transgender Floridians (Mar 12, 2015)

Equality Florida ( eqfl.org ) -- by brittany March 3, 2015

Lawmakers could criminalize use of public facilities by transgender Floridians, Businesses would face fines and lawsuits for refusing to discriminate

(March 3, 2015) A bill that requires businesses to discrimina... [more]

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