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New Suicide Hotline Opens for Trans People

Trans Lifeline is a hotline for transgender people in crisis. From their website: Our hotline is staffed by the true experts on transgender experience, transgender people themselves. Our volunteers are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience. Our volunteers are dedicated to improving the lives of transgender people. Trans … Continue reading

Tampa Homicide Was Popular Drag Queen “South Beach Wanda”

Anthony J. Lee, also known as his drag persona South Beach Wanda, was killed Tuesday evening at a friend’s home on the 3900 block of E. Genessee.  It is believed by authorities that the house was targeted, and that Lee was not the intended target.  The location was one of the houses he stayed at … Continue reading

Tampa Transwoman Shot, Shooter Faces Attempted Murder Charge

Bay News 9 reports a transwoman was shot in the 5000 block of Winnie Street N. on the morning of April 9.  A Tampa teen is being charged with attempted murder in the shooting.  Tavares Spencer, 16, is facing charges of attempted murder, robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The charges carry enhanced penalties … Continue reading

Take Action! Push The ENDA Executive Order Letter!

It’s time to take action!  As reported on Bilerico, President Obama is being urged by LGBT advocates and allies to sign an Executive Order to prohibit job discrimination by federal contractors based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  They are pushing the issue because despite the White House stating they are not currently supporting an ENDA … Continue reading

Mexican Trans Advocate Found Murdered

Mexican transgender advvocate, Agnes Torres was found murdered, showing evidence of torture, after disappearing on Friday. As reported on Queerty, 28 year old Agnes Torres’ body was discovered in a ditch, with burn marks on her body and a slashed throat.  On Monday, close to 2,000 people congregated outside Puebla’s civic plaza, seeking justice and … Continue reading

Tennessee Withdraws Bathroom Bill from Senate

As we previously reported, the Tennessee General Assembly was pushing a bathroom bill through the Senate that states that bathrooms would only be accessible to people based on the gender on their birth certificates, essentially barring transgender people access to their appropriately gendered facilities.  The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the bill has been … Continue reading

Tennessee General Assembly Pushing Foward With Bathroom Bill

Recently posted in Huffington Post, the Tennessee General Assembly is filing a new “bathroom bill”, which would only consider your sex as it appears on your birth certificate to decide which bathroom you’re going to use – male or female – completely disallowing for intersex, gender non-conforming or transgender people.  Using what they consider to … Continue reading

Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2011

Today marks the 13th Annual Transgender Day Of Remembrance.  Please take a moment to remember those of us who have faced violence, hate and discrimination just for being the beautiful people that we are, and those who we have lost in the battle to violence or suicide.  No one deserves the isolation that being transgender … Continue reading

Massachussetts Approves Transgender Equal Rights Bill

As recently reported in the Huffington Post: Massachusetts will become the 16th state to treat transgender citizens as a protected class after legislature passed the Transgender Equal Rights Bill, which not only adds protections to the state’s civil rights laws against employment, education, housing and credit discrimination, but also adds gender identity and expression to … Continue reading

Transgender Student Suspended Over Bathroom Use

It always seems to come back to the right to pee without issue.  The Advocate reports about a 16 year old high school student recently suspended for three days for using the bathroom appropriate for her gender identity: Two transgender high school students in Fort Collins, Colo., say they have been forbidden to use student … Continue reading

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