Content Filed Under: Transgender

Posts regarding transgender individuals, as well as legislation and litigation related to transgender non-discrimination protections.


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“We Still Get Butterflies,” Says Married Couple in Florida

February 13, 2018, 4:05 pm Married couple SueZie & Cheryl Hawkes share their love story, explain how discrimination has affected them, and why comprehensive protections are important.
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Transgender Woman Harassed at Local Grocery Store Thankful for Local Non-Discrimination Protections

December 12, 2017, 9:34 am When you walk into the grocery store to complete your shopping list for the week, the last thing you expect is to be harassed and refused service. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened to Cassandra Hefton in Miami Beach, Florida this summer.
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After Stellar Advocacy, PA Lawmakers Unanimously Remove Anti-Transgender Amendment in Children’s Health Insurance Bill

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 10:13 am Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's office thanked the House for a unanimous vote removing a harmful anti-transgender amendment from children's insurance legislation.
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On Transgender Day of Remembrance, We Remember, We Mourn and We Commit to Securing Full Protections

By Masen Davis • November 20, 2017, 10:54 am Every year on November 20, I am reminded that my address book is riddled with the names of so many people, especially transgender women of color, who are no longer with us.
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Transgender Awareness Week: 5 Ways Visibility For Transgender Americans Has Skyrocketed in 2017

By Shane Stahl • November 16, 2017, 1:06 pm This week, November 13-20, individuals and organizations around the country will commemorate Transgender Awareness Week, culminating in the annual Trans Day of Remembrance on Monday, November 20.
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On Veterans Day, Transgender Veterans Explain the Importance of Protecting All Americans from Discrimination

November 9, 2017, 6:48 pm

This Veterans Day, Freedom For All Americans highlights the stories of vets from across the United States who believe that comprehensive non-discrimination protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations for LGBTQ people should be the law.

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Point of Pride Opens Applications for 2018 Transgender Surgery Fund

By Shane Stahl • November 6, 2017, 4:39 pm Point of Pride, a 501(c)(3) organization operating out of Eugene, OR that serves the international transgender community, has opened applications for its 2018 Annual Transgender Surgery Fund.
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Ohio Man Takes to YouTube to Increase Understanding of His Transgender Experience & Journey

April 3, 2017, 12:31 pm What began as a personal video blog to document his transition, mostly for himself, has since expanded to a broader audience – Will knows that now, his own videos discussing the ins and outs of transition.
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Army National Guard Service Member Lobbies Against Anti-Transgender Discrimination in Texas

March 31, 2017, 5:54 pm As a conservative, raised in a conservative Catholic family and spending her early years in Louisiana, Natalie believes it's important for supporters of LGBT equality to not automatically close the door on conservative decision makers or community members.
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Advocates Mark Transgender Day of Visibility with the #EveryoneWelcome Campaign

By Adam Polaski • March 31, 2017, 1:17 pm Earlier this month, Freedom for All Americans partnered with six other organizations to launch the national #EveryoneWelcome social media and video campaign to build understanding about who transgender people are and the deep support for transgender equality
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Associated Press Adopts Gender-Neutral ‘They’ as Singular Pronoun

By Adam Polaski • March 28, 2017, 11:58 am This week at the American Copy Editors Society national conference in St. Petersburg, FL, the Associated Press announced that its new addition would adopt the use of "they" as a singular pronoun.
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Conservative Mom in Missouri Shares Her Hopes and Dreams for Her Transgender Daughter

March 13, 2017, 6:55 pm The cover of National Geographic may be the highest-profile experience Avery Jackson and her mom have undertaken so far, but the family is not new to speaking out about what it means to be transgender and why our laws must protect transgender people from discrimination.
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TODAY: #EveryoneWelcome Campaign Launches in Support of Full Transgender Protections 

By Adam Polaski • March 1, 2017, 2:38 pm Today LGBT and allied organizations are officially announcing a new initiative called #EveryoneWelcome -- a national campaign to showcase support for laws protecting transgender people in all public places.
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Trump Administration on the Verge of Rescinding Guidance Protecting Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 21, 2017, 3:44 pm The Trump administration appears ready to rescind the federal guidance concerning protections for transgender students under Title IX.
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New Policy from Boy Scouts of America Will Include Transgender Youth

By Adam Polaski • January 31, 2017, 11:42 am "The Boy Scouts are one of the most well-respected and time-honored institutions in America. In giving transgender boys the same opportunity to instill strong values and develop practical skills to prepare them for the future, the Boy Scouts are sending a message of fairness and freedom for everyone to be who they are and to make important contributions to the world.