Activism

Minneapolis City Council elections

Two openly transgender people are running for positions on Minneapolis' City Council this year.

There’s just not a lot of candidates running yet, and that’s what’s so exciting about Minneapolis. Without endorsing anybody, it is overall a good thing that two trans people have stepped up, and two trans people who at least on paper aren’t unrealistic candidates.

--Mara Keisling, NCTE

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Lynch exit Interview

With only 33 days left until the inauguration of the new administration, Loretta Lynch sat down at the Stonewall Inn in New York with Buzzfeed reporter Dominic Holden to talk about transgender activism.

May 9 Lynch launched her lawsuit against the state of North Carolina over Hate Bill 2 with these words:

Let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself.

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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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Transgender Day of Remembrance

TDoR initiated in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith ti memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. It has been held annually ever since...on November 20.

At live gatherings, there is generally a reading of those who have died as a result of violence Over the past year.

This year, the list of verified victims contains 106 names, 66 from Brazil, 25 from the United States, three from Mexico, two from France and one each from Australia, England,Italy, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey.

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A call for courage

There have been plenty of articles about the terror sweeping through the transgender community which stems from the results of this election. There is talk of people detransitioning for a few years...of people going back into the closet.

But now is not the time for that.

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Twelve-year-old PA kid's speech goes viral

Ari Bowman is 12. He lives in the Wast Penn School District in Lehigh County, PA.

Ninth-grader Sigourney Coyle spoke to the School Board against allowing transgender students to use facilities matching their gender identity on August 24, declaring that her bodily privacy would be violeated is she were required to disrobe in the presence of transgender students.

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Just a person: the AP interview with Gavin Grimm

The case has been going on for months. It's labeled G.G. v Gloucester County School District, in the interest of the privacy of the transgender student who has none.

College applications and high school graduation are the biggest worries for most 17-year-olds. For Gavin Grimm, it's waiting for the nation's highest court to decide whether he can use the boys restroom.

School starts this week for Gavin.

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