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HIV+ Transgender New Yorker Speaks Out on the Need for the Equality ActBy Communications Team • October 12, 2021, 2:09 pm "Our leaders in Congress can lead by example. They should act now to pass federal legislation to protect all LGBTQ Americans, in all areas of life — including employment, housing, and public spaces."
Why North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Policies Made Me Fear for My LifeCardinal and Pine • April 21, 2021, 1:24 pm A transgender 10th grader from western North Carolina tells us what it’s like to live in a state with a hostile GOP-controlled state Legislature.
Trans students simply want to play the sports they love – and inclusion is the way to goOpenly • April 16, 2021, 1:21 pm As a former Olympic women's gymnast, I believe trans people should be fully included in sport
Don’t make me leave Texas to support my transgender childHouston Chronicle • March 31, 2021, 1:15 pm Kai loves school. I mean, sure — on some days it’s hard to get her up and dressed for school, but I’m the mom of a 10-year-old. That comes with the territory. What really matters is that she’s excited to see her classmates and happy to be in class. As the mother of a transgender child, it is difficult to express what a blessing that is. Here in Austin, her teachers want the best for her, she has a great circle of friends, and our community supports her. That’s exactly what we hoped for when we moved here.
Mythbuster: Debunking Anti-Transgender MessagesTransgender people are our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, deserving of dignity and respect. When it comes to protecting transgender people from discrimination, the truth is more boring than fiction. Here are some common (and incorrect) anti-transgender messages—and just how untrue they are.
Anti -discrimination protections for LGBT people like me should be universalFlorida Today • February 13, 2021, 12:30 pm This year, our community celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Bostock case, affirming that Title VII’s employment non-discrimination protections extend to people like me who identify as transgender. This was certainly something to celebrate; yet there is still plenty of work to be done to ensure that all, including LGBT people, are protected from discrimination under the law.
Teamwork, Leadership, Fairness: Why Transgender Youth Athletes Should Have the Same Opportunities as Their PeersWhen transgender athletes are excluded from participation on teams that align with their gender identity, the result is often that they are excluded from sports altogether.
Not a Sprint, but a Marathon: What to Expect in the 2021 Legislative SessionBy Shane Stahl • January 7, 2021, 10:59 am It's important we hit the ground running in 2021, continuing to advocate for LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections at the federal, state, and local level.
Ten Years After the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” We Still Have More to DoBy Shane Stahl • December 17, 2020, 2:07 pm As this important anniversary is commemorated, we need to recommit to making the military truly open and inclusive and allowing transgender people to serve their country openly and honestly.
Indigenous LGBTQ Americans on their hopes for 2021: Nondiscrimination protections, and an end to anti-transgender violenceBy Megan Clayton • November 24, 2020, 8:17 am For Native American Heritage Month, our Indigenous messengers reflect on what progress they hope to see for LGBTQ Americans in the future.
I’m a veteran. I’m a nurse. And I’m transgender.LGBTQ Nation • November 20, 2020, 11:52 am I was devoted to defending the freedoms that all Americans hold dear. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I’m asking Congress to do the same.
Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story CollectionBy Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.