In The News – National

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Transgender Firefighter in NYC

The New York Post reports that the NYFD has welcomed it’s first openly transgender firefighter, referred to only as “Brooke”.  Though formerly on a hook and ladder crew, she is currently working a desk position with the NYFD. “I am appreciative of the support that the FDNY has given me during this time in my … Continue reading

Help Cece MacDonald!

From Support Cece at wordpress.com (TRIGGER WARNINGS FOR TRANSPHOBIC, RACIST VIOLENCE): Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald is a young African American transgender woman charged with “second degree murder” after an incident that began when she was violently attacked because of her gender and race. CeCe is a creative and energetic person who, before her life was so … Continue reading

Hunting Trans Prostitutes Isn’t “Heinous Enough” For D.A.

A San Francisco District Attorney has decided that not only is hunting down transgender women to assault, rape and murder isn’t a hate crime, it’s also not “heinous enough” to warrant the death penalty. This isn’t the first time Donzell Francis is in trouble with the law in regards to transgender women: Donzell Francis, 42, … Continue reading

University of Texas To Phase In Gender Neutral Restrooms

After recently reporting that University of South Florida will be incorporating gender neutral housing options for its students, it’s good to see another major university providing gender neutral accommodations as well: Linda Millstone, the associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Equity and Workforce Diversity, is leading the effort to ensure each campus building … Continue reading

McDonalds Trans Woman Attacker Pleads Guilty

Published in the Baltimore Sun: Finally more news on the Chrissy Lee Polis case in Baltimore, Maryland: Teonna Monae Brown, 19, pleaded guilty in Baltimore County Circuit Court to one count of first-degree assault and one hate crime count in the April attack on Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, which became a rallying point for transgender-rights … Continue reading

Coming Soon: Gun Hill Road

After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the Bronx to find the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation well beyond Enrique’s grasp and understanding. An upcoming film about a father … Continue reading

TSA Changes Software – Trans Flyers Still At Risk?

From a press release from the National Center for Transgender Equality: Media Contact: Vincent Paolo Villano, 202-631-9640, vvillano@transequality.org “Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced software updates to their body scanners that are intended to show only foreign materials or objects that may pose security risks, without revealing the contours of the … Continue reading

Trans Woman Cites Self Defense In Altercation

Press Release posted at Trans Youth Support Network, Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN –Early on the morning of June 5th, outside the Schooner Tavern on Lake Street, Chrishaun McDonald was verbally assaulted with racial slurs, sexual harassment, and transphobic and sexist attacks. When a larger brawl ensued, Ms. McDonald was hit in the face with a … Continue reading

TSA Fires Trans Employee (Video)

From Bilerico,  By Bil Browning | June 17, 2011 2:30 PM When Ashley Yang worked for the TSA as an airport screener, they insisted that she cut her hair or wear a “male wig” and would only let her pat down male passengers who regularly sexually harassed her. Originally hired for a two year probationary period, they let her … Continue reading

United Nations Empowered To Research Gender Identity Abuses

From National Center for Transgender Equality: Washington, DC – Today, UN Human Rights Council issued a resolution that, for the first time, exclusively affirms the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. In light of increasing acts of violence and discrimination against LGBT people, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) … Continue reading

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