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Entries by Dana Beyer from 05/2013

ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) Redux: Its History and Importance for All of Us

| Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Just as we aren't satisfied with protections at one level of government, and keep pushing for state and local protections in addition to federal protections, adding more explicit federal protections can only help the trans community cement its protections.

It Really Isn't Getting Better for Some Trans Women

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Gay Voices

We are a violent, sexist society, and there is much work that needs to be done to reduce the violence. Being black and trans may compound the risk, but it is already shameful that our country throws up its hands to the violence endemic in our society.

Questions From Readers About Anti-Trans Violence

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-trans violence is not going away anytime soon. My last blog post on anti-trans violence touched on issues that deserve far greater consideration than I'm capable of providing in one post, so this time I'm responding to some comments I've received over the past week.

LGBT Narratives, Memory and The Sense of an Ending

| Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices

The point of coming out and living free and equal is to allow all to not have to create memories based on shame and fear, to allow a life and its remembrance to be based on the emotions that we all have as human beings but which are grossly distorted by the closet.

Some Truths Take Time, for The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Everyone Else

| Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Most of us in the LGBT community know that "some truths take time." They take time for others to accept and then finally, affirm, but, most importantly, they take time to germinate within us and grow so that we can accept ourselves and then affirm ourselves to others.

The Dallas Principles, Four Years On

| Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices

While the full declaration holds up well four years later, the proof of its value lies in the progress that has been made since Dallas. The trans community, remarkably, has made even greater progress over the past four years.