TSA says they Care

The TSA has released a new video which it claims is guidance for transgender passengers about screenings at airport security.

The TSA claims it is for our "comfort and awareness."

That’s the TSA’s way of saying it recognizes that transgender travelers “have questions and concerns” when it comes to screening procedures.

Ensure the information on your boarding pass matches your government issued ID.

You know, I have never noticed a gender marker on a boarding pass.

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The new DoE transgender guideline and the resulting confusion

When the Trump Administration's Department of Education and Department of Justice jointly revoked the Obama administration's guideline on the protection and treatment of transgender students in the country's schools, Betsy DeVos said that transgender students would still have civil rights protections and that the DoE would be releasing an update on how that would be implemented.

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Fighting harassment on the job

 photo LaRay-Reed1_zpsj7auqzrr.jpgLa'Ray Reed began working at McDonald's in Redford, Michigan in April, 2015. She is now suing her former employer.

The transgender woman says her managers called her names like “boy-slash-she,” groped her genitals, required her to use a broom closet as a bathroom and asked her inappropriate questions about her sexual orientation and preferences on a regular basis.

She was not allowed to use wither the men's room or the women's room.

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Equality arrives in Canada

Bill C-16, the Canadian Human Rights Act passed the Senate on Thursday and thus will become law with Royal Assent later this year.

The Act adds gender identity and expression as prohibited grounds for discrimination under Canadian law. The bill was introduced over a year ago and passed the House of Commons last November. Conservative forces once again tried to stall it in the Senate, claiming it imposed limits on free speech.

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AMA moves to better serve transgender patients

The American Medical Association on Monday announced a new set of policies to better "inform and educate the medical community and the public on the medical spectrum of gender identity."

The authors of the adopted resolution wrote that gender is “incompletely understood as a binary selection” because gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genotypic and phenotypic sex are not always aligned.

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Representation

So far this year, there have been 12 violent deaths of transgender people in the United States, and about 30 states still have no laws to protect transgender people when it comes to employment discrimination. And 16 states are debating bathroom bills that would segregate people to use restrooms consistent with their biological sex.

The Victory Fund says there are at least 20 transgender candidates for office at present.

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Transphobia in Bushwick

It was the early-morning hours of Saturday. The place was Bushwick Brooklyn...specifically the gay bar that is Happyfun Hideaway.

London Jade was in town from Miami FLA for the Brooklyn pride parade. She and fellow musician Jasmine Infiniti were intoxicated when they left the bar. They went to a nearby liquor store, where they were denied service because of their inebriation.

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