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What does a Trump White House mean for the Transgender Community

What does a Trump White House mean for the Transgender Community
The last few days have been probably the most terrifying hours the transgender community has experienced. It would rank right up there with coming out to family and friends, or it could be the most terrifying thing many of us have ever had to face. The idea of a Trump White House scares me beyond... Read more »

Using Donald Trump as an example of how not to raise our kids as racists

Before I was even two years old I found myself in a crib in the nursery ward of a hospital in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The memories of that visit are only flashes but they are as clear and concrete as though they were just yesterday. I remember the smell. I remember the... Read more »

Illinois takes steps with new laws to protect transgender community

Illinois takes steps with new laws to protect transgender community
Regardless of the lack of a budget in Illinois, those elected to represent the people of the State have not been sitting on their hands. With bipartisan majorities, including support from Republican leaders in both the Illinois House and Senate, January 1st, 2016 will bring three new laws to the State that mark a significant... Read more »
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Southern Baptist Convention called to condemn Transgender Americans

This weekend may just prove to be a turning point between the Christian church and the transgender community. Denny Burk, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, has drafted a resolution that will be presented when the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meets in Baltimore, MD.  This resolution calls for all churches, hospitals and members of... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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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