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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Badger State.


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For the First Time Ever, Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Transgender Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Adam Polaski • June 1, 2017, 12:12 pm Big news today out of Wisconsin, where lawmakers today introduced a bill to secure comprehensive non-discrimination protections for transgender people across the state.
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Historic: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Dignity for Transgender Student

By Adam Polaski • May 30, 2017, 3:31 pm In the ruling, a 3-judge panel of the federal appellate court affirmed that the school district must allow Ashton Whitaker, a transgender boy in Wisconsin, to use the boys' restroom.
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7th Circuit Panel Presses School District Hard on Anti-Transgender Restroom Policy

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2017, 5:47 pm The hearing today was on a preliminary injunction issued by a district court judge in 2016, which permitted the boy, Ashton Whitaker, to use the boys' room.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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Federal Courts Issue Two Victories for Transgender Students Facing Discriminatory Restroom Policies

By Megan Clayton • September 28, 2016, 10:47 am In a preliminary injunction issued last week in Wisconsin, a federal judge ruled that a school district could not force a transgender boy to use a bathroom separate from other students. In another victory in Ohio, a judge affirmed the Obama Administration's Title IX guidance.
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Bisexual Sociologist Highlights Need for Intersectional National Movement in Fight Forward

September 22, 2016, 12:46 pm As a sociologist and writer with a rich history of activism on behalf of bisexual people, people of color, and Native people, Victor J. Raymond, PhD, knows how important it is for all people to come together and work toward full equality for all.
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Wisconsin Mother Calls for Deeper Understanding of Transgender People Following Son’s Suicide

August 25, 2016, 2:34 pm His mother Joanne has worked for the past year to carry the torch that Skylar left behind, still lit, still working to illuminate injustice and share the reality of what it means to be transgender.
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Transgender Woman and Wisconsin Community Successfully Advocate for Local Non-Discrimination Protections

April 27, 2016, 1:44 pm "I think being able to put a face on this helped bring it away from being a theoretical discussion. I talked about my transition and the difficulties some people experience with employment."
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Janesville, Wisconsin – Hometown of Paul Ryan – Passes Explicit Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 29, 2016, 11:10 am Last night, on Monday, March 28, the city of Janesville, Wisconsin passed a nondiscrimination ordinance that ensures explicit protections for transgender people in public spaces and employment.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: As the Nation Pushes Back, Lawmakers Quietly Abandon Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 26, 2016, 5:03 pm While we took big steps forward in defeating anti-LGBT measures this week, however, several heinous bills are dangerously close to becoming law. Here's a look:
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Victory: Wisconsin Bill Targeting Transgender Students Dies in Committee

By Adam Polaski • February 22, 2016, 11:07 am he close of the legislative session means that a terrible bill – one that would have prohibited transgender children from using public school facilities that match their gender identity – will not move forward.
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Wisconsin Legislature Holds Hearing on Dangerous Bill Targeting Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • November 20, 2015, 1:29 pm Yesterday, Thursday, November 20, the Wisconsin Legislature held an hours-long hearing on A.B. 469, a bill that seeks to single out transgender students in Wisconsin.