Category Archives: Trans

Follow Friday: Transgender Veterans and Service Members

Trans Service Members

An estimated 15,000 Transgender Americans are Veterans or Active Service Members in the U.S. Armed Forces (Williams Institute).  This Follow Friday is an opportunity to meet just a few of them.   Follow these committed and brave activists and share their stories with your friends.  It’s important to put some names and faces to the conversations that are currently happening […]

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Key Findings from the US Transgender Survey

2015 US Trans Survey

The National Center for Transgender Equality has releaseed the results of the 2015 US Transgender Survey, which documents widespread discrimination against the transgendner community in employment, housing, healthcare, and public accomodations.   It is the largest survey of it’s kind, with over 27,000 respondents from across the country.  Of these respondents, more than one third did not identify as either […]

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Hired and Transgender

Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants

The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights has released a new resource for employers entitled Hired and Transgender: Self-Testing for Hiring Bias against Transgender Applicants.  The report is is a part of ongoing work in the District of Columbia to reduce employment discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming job applicants. It provides step-by-step instructions for employers, human resources professionals, and […]

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Protecting the Rights of Transgender Parents and Their Children

Protecting Transgender Parents and their Children

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) have come out with a new report on protecting the rights of transgender parents and their children. All too often parents who have transitioned or come out as transgender after having children have seen their gender transition raised by their ex-spouse or partner as a basis […]

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Anti-Trans Discrimination in Retail Stores

Room for Change

A new report published by the Equal Rights Center takes a closer look at the discrimination transgender women face in retail stores.   The pilot project was conducted in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  Utilizing ‘secret shoppers’, or ‘testers’, the study compared the experiences of transgender women and cisgender women.   Some of these tester pairs were African American and some of […]

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Strict Voter ID Laws Impose Added Costs for Transgender Voters

Transgender Voting Rights

Transgender people may experience barriers to voting at the polls in states with strict voter identification laws if there are inconsistencies between their ID, voter registration information, and appearance, according to a new report by Taylor N.T. Brown, Policy Analyst, and Jody Herman, Scholar of Public Policy, from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. To help ensure the ability to vote […]

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LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights

At the 2011 National Coalition for LGBT Health Meeting, LGBT HealthLink’s Director, Dr. Scout, concluded a presentation by suggesting our communities really needed to create a healthcare bill of rights. The response from the experts in attendance was overwhelming; dozens of experts chimed in to concur. In the years since, our healthcare rights have only expanded yet public understanding about […]

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