Transgender & Intersex: May 2013

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It's Time to Advocate for ENDA

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 30, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

Come to Washington, D.C. on June 17 and tell your U.S. Senators that it's time to move ENDA forward. Basic employment protections for trans people provide a crucial foundation for dignified, economically secure lives. And it should be a no-brainer.Read More


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Why Is Gov. Cuomo Ignoring the T in LGBT?

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Gov. Cuomo does not support the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). He nods and smiles at GENDA. He gives it lip service. He *does* nothing.Read More


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Jennifer Finney Boylan Hits Another Home Run

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | May 29, 2013 | 1:00 PM | comments

Jennifer Finney Boylan's new book, Stuck In The Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting In Three Genders, is another triumph.Read More


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I Am Your Daughter: Making Peace Before Pop Dies

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 19, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Inner peace was unknown to me until these past four years after I had finally come out as a transgender lesbian woman. Now I'm driving to a hospital so my father can meet me, the real me, Pamela, in person, before he dies.Read More


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Busting Bunty Berman: A Primer in Microaggressions

Filed by Jason Tseng | May 12, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

While we weren't expecting an overly receptive crowd, but the amount of hostility and negativity we received in the forms of numerous microaggressions really shocked me.Read More


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Pittsburgh 7-Eleven Franchise Owner: Meet and Discuss Trans Slur Incident

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 10, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

An employee at a Pittsburgh 7-Eleven used a transphobic slur, and the owner's response has been insufficient. It is important that business owners take steps to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome in their establishment.Read More


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Safer Schools: My First Experience in Legislative Advocacy

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 10, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Overcoming many obstacles, a small, ad hoc, diverse group of advocates -- working together under our wide trans umbrella -- got transgender-specific language inserted into the New Jersey anti-bullying bill.Read More


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Finding Myself in the Mother's Day Card Aisle

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 08, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

As Mother's Day and Father's Day approach, I open the mailbox with excitement and dread. As a transgender woman, I wonder: will I get a card? How will my children handle the gendered nature of such cards?Read More