Federal court judge refuses to dismiss discrimination case

US District Court Judge Joseph McKinley dismissed a motion by Chinese company Qindao Haier, Co., owner of GE Appliances, in the case of Mykel Mickens, who claims he was the victim of discrimination at GE Appliances in Louisville.

“[W]hat is clear is that the plaintiff’s complaint sufficiently alleges facts to support discrimination or disparate treatment claims based upon race and gender nonconformity or sex stereotyping.

--McKInley

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Louisiana Trans man wins discrimination case

Tristan Broussard was hired as a management trainee for Tower Loan in Lake Charles, Louisiana in February of 2013. He was required at the time to submit his driver's license, which listed the transgender man as female.

According to lawsuit documents, a supervisor asked about the license, and Broussard responded that he was a transgender man. Broussard was then asked on March 11, 2013, to sign a statement agreeing to dress, act and be treated like a woman to continue his employment.

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The Breakfast Club (The Abdication)

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Opening the boutique: Legislative attacks on transgender people underway

I know some democrats have been blaming transgender people for the so-called bathroom bills, going so far as to blame them for the election of the Trump. If examined closely, however, one should be able to detect that all the transgender community has done to instigate those bills is to exist. The conservative forces take it upon themselves to advance such legislation, in hopes of forcing transgender people out of public life.

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Survey Says!

In the summer of 2015 the National Center for Transgender Inequality initiated the largest survey of transgender people ever conducted: The U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS). There were 27,715 participants, including yours truly, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and American military bases overseas. The survey was anonymous and conducted online. Participants were required to be 18 years of age or older.

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Riders on the Ghost Ship

I'm sure you have heard about the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland by now.

Thirty-six people dead. At least three of the victims were transgender.

Cash Askew, 22, of Oakland, was part of the band Them Are Us Too. Askew recently told journalist Beth Winegarner, "As a young teenager, I was definitely attracted to goth and new wave in part because of the androgyny, and that aesthetic gave me a way to explore my gender expression before I could even come to terms with being transgender." 

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On the mental illness thing

Right-wing Jewish pundit Ben Shapiro spoke to Orthodox students at Yeshiva Monday.

Transgender people are unfortunately suffering from a significant mental illness that is deeply harmful and it’s not a solution to pretend that transgender people are the sex that they think they are in their head. Biology is biology; men can’t magically become women and women can’t magically become men.

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Newly out trans woman takes Trump to task

Danielle Muscato has just recently come out. In her previous identity, she worked her way to Public Relations Director for the organization American Atheists.

As frequently happens for someone who has kept silent about such a major issue for so long a time, Becoming outspoken on multiple issues can be a massive side-effect.

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The Breakfast Club (Clothes Off)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

 

 

 

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