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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013
Every year at this time, the transgender community stops to remember those that we lost to violence over the last year.  Since 1999, the 20th of November is set aside for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. As I sit here in my comfortable apartment in the Western suburbs of Chicago, I try to hold... Read more »

Memorial Day; Don't Exercise Your Right to be Disrespectful

Memorial Day; Don't Exercise Your Right to be Disrespectful
Esprit de cor.  Patriotism.  Respect.  That’s what this weekend boils down to – Respect.  It’s not an extra day off from work.  It’s not the barbeques.  It’s not a day to celebrate the beginning of summer.  This day is a day of respect that I all to often fail to see. This country stands for... Read more »

Illinois House Committee Votes 6-5 in Favor of Marriage Equality

Illinois House Committee Votes 6-5 in Favor of Marriage Equality
Will Illinois become the next state in America to have true marriage equality?  Tonight the Illinois House voted in committee whether or not to send SB10 Marriage Fairness Act to the floor for a full vote.  In a 6-5 vote, the bill moves out of committee and to a full vote in the house. If... Read more »
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End Discrimination - a Letter to the President of the United States

It is no secret that I have been somewhat critical of the lack of attention the government has given to work place discrimination and the lack of progress on The Employment Non-Discrimination Act.  I believe that it is not only our right to question our leaders, the people we hire to represent us, but it... Read more »

United Nations vote to protect Gay and Transgender Individuals

United Nations vote to protect Gay and Transgender Individuals
The United Nations finally is getting it right.  In the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, a draft resolution has been passed, by a clear majority that will bring protection of life regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Human rights has long been a hot bed of discussion and dissension for the United... Read more »

Women in Binders, Big Bird Gets Fired, the LGBT Community Gets Ignored

I’m going to be painfully honest with you.  I am sick and tired of hearing about the cherry picked issues being publicized from these debates in the mainstream media.  After seeing and hearing countless spins on the last three debates, one thing remains crystal clear, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community has been IGNORED! ... Read more »
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The Presidential Race and Debate; A Disappointed, Undecided Point of View

I have talked about how it is our responsibility to vote, how one vote cast with many can change the flow of the river.  But to be painfully honest, at this stage of the game, I REALLY do not know which of the Presidential candidates I will be voting for. With that being said, I... Read more »

Same Sex Marriage, Equal Employment Rights - My Part in the Next Step in this Country's History in the Fight for Equal Rights

This country has had a long history of fighting for freedom and liberty, the rights of the individual to be treaty equally.  If you had asked me 25 or 30 years ago about equal rights, I would have been able to skim over a few details about suffrage at the turn of the 20th century. ... Read more »

Glad I live in Illinois and Not Oklahoma

I have lived in Illinois for nearly my entire life, since I was five, and there are a lot of things about living here that I’m not really keen with; the unbearable winters, insane traffic, the highest gas prices in the nation, government corruption, just to name a very few.  But if I am to... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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