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A Note To Trump: Trans People #WontBeErased

Trans Lifeline:  877-565-8860 I GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 In their latest attempt not to discriminate against women under Title IX, the Trump administration has decided to institute a legal and fixed definition of gender, which in turn discriminates against transgender people. (Nailed it.) For those who don’t know what Title IX is, it’s a law under the Education Amendments Act of 1972 that basically says no federally-funded institution can deny someone from participating in

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The Transgender Military Ban Has Been Delayed

In June 2016, Obama allowed transgender people already in the military to serve openly, and openly transgender people to apply. A one-year deadline was set for the military to begin accepting trans troops; this was then extended to begin on Jan. 1, 2018. On July 26th, 2017, Trump tweeted in two parts, “….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot

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Texas Federal Judge Denies Obama Administration Bill for Transgender Health Protections

As the campaign for the equal opportunities of the LGBTQ+ community parades forward into the rosy-cheeked, doe-eyed year of 2017, the malignant crusade of anti-LGBTQ+ parties—chiefly, that of United States’ government authorities—uncompromisingly rampages. An adversely up-to-the-minute materialization of the federalized discrimination and prejudice has pioneered upon December 31st, 2016, within The Lone Star State, when U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor legislated a temporary injunction to bar a President Barack Obama administration decree to fortify the

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Dear Alt-Right and Internet Trolls, There Are More Than Two Genders

You can almost hear the swell of frailly constructed ego through the computer screen as thousands type with satisfaction phrases along the lines of “Stop trying to be a Special Snowflake” and exploit transgender struggle and oppression for laughs from their Reddit friends with copy and pasted ‘jokes’ such as “I identify as an airplane, ARE YOU ASSUMING MY GENDER?!” Enforcing the notion that the gender exists in a binary system, and in turn, is

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If You Are Transgender, This Might Make Your Life A Little Bit Easier

Scrolling through Twitter like usual, I found something that has to be one of the most charitable causes of which I know. From what I learned from speaking with the group, the Trans Relief Project is a grassroots group started by four United States citizens, one of whom is transgender, and two of whom identify as queer. They started this project to help transgender individuals that are facing the difficulties of officially changing their name,

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When Will We Talk About the Epidemic of Transgender Killings?

On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 25-year old transgender Dee Whigham was burglarized and massacred within her shared Best Western hotel room in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  She had reportedly traveled to frequent the Gulf Coast Black Rodeo with various friends and colleagues. The following Monday, 20-year old New Orleans native Dwanya Hickerson was arrested and brought into custody by Jackson County sheriff’s department deputies after being speculated for the homicide when frames from hotel surveillance supplied evidence

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Target Takes a Stand to Protesters on Their Bathroom Policy

Since the announcement of changing their bathroom policy to be inclusive to gender identities such as transgender, it has sprung a huge blackflash and controversy on whether Target should allow transgender people in public bathrooms in stores. Many customers are boycotting for Target to not change their bathroom policy due to biased opinions such as not wanting to not buy there again. However, Target announced on Wednesday that they will add private bathrooms that will

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Target’s New Restroom Policy

Target combated the wave of anti-transgender legislation being passed all around the country lately by enforcing a policy that allows “transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” according to Target’s official announcement. Better yet, this policy includes every Target in the United States, which is nearing 1,800 stores. “This policy allows me to use the restroom that I feel I’ll be comfortable and

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