Activism

An historic election

Provincial elections in British Columbia take place on May 9.

Among all voters, the Liberals (30 per cent, up five percentage points from previous poll) trail the NDP (32 per cent, no change), with the Greens at 15 per cent (up three), the leaderless Conservatives at three per cent (down three) and undecided voters at 19 per cent (down six).

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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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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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The Hate Bus

 

 

 

 

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They're calling it a "Free Speech Bus." By "they,' I mean The National Organization for Marriage, the International Organization for the Family, and a new hate group called CitizenGO. The latter is a Madrid-based organization with ties to the Church. The leading figure in all these organization is, of course, Brian S. Brown.

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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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