Judge Andre Davis adds a name to an illustrious pantheon

Two days ago the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the preliminary injunction entered by the court in June, 2016. That injunction allowed Gavin Grimm to use the boys bathroom, but since SCOTUS' action sending the issue back to the Circuit and Gavin's imminent graduation, the case has become "mootish" (except for the damages or if Gavin returns to the school as an alum).

Attorneys for Gavin Grimm had asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear arguments in May to facilitate a ruling before Grimm graduates. The 4th Circuit denied Grimm’s request Friday.

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Trans man running for New York City Council

Just yesterday I published a rundown on some of the transgender people running for public office here and there.

Truth: That was all a lead-in to today's story.

Mel Wymore is going to take a second shot at making history as the first transgender member of the City Council — and says he was motivated by President Trump’s election.

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Local voters in Illinois

The Palatine Township High School District 211 board adopted a policy allowing transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. Angry parents said that the board members who supported that policy would have to pay.

Three anti-transgender candidates were fielded to challenge incumbents. The local election was yesterday.

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Litigating equality

Boyertown, PA. It's not too far from Philadelphia, located between Amityville and Congo on Ironstone Creek in Berks County.

It is the site of the most recent attack by the so-called Alliance Defending Freedom on equal treatment of transgender students in our schools.

ADF is claiming that

Boyertown School District’s bathroom policy constitutes sexual harassment and violates personal privacy.

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Representation

I usually post earlier in the day, but I had an appointment with my doctor. I was running out of my pills. I take 11 per day. :-(

I decided rather late today to post something. It's my birthday, after all.

69. Never thought I would see this. But here it is.

Got some videos for you to view.

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No Foolie

I suppose it was bound to happen. Violence against transgender women is so common in Mexico.

The civil rights organization Transgender Europe has documented 247 killings of transgender people in Mexico between January 2008 and April 2016, the second-highest number in the world, after Brazil.

Earlier this month, a transgender woman's mutilated body was stuffed into a suitcase and dumped by the side of a road.

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Come out, come out, wherever you are

March 31. Gee, that's tomorrow. And every year since 2010 it has been International Transgender Day of Visibility.

TDOV aims to bring attention to the collective accomplishments of trans people around the globe and to the need for trans liberation. We are here to fight transphobia and cissexism by empowering the trans community worldwide!

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