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Acting Director Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center Discusses Trans Equality in 2014 and the Future

Toni Newman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

My discussion with Kris is centered around trans equality now and the future. We discuss the inequality still facing trans people, especially trans women of color, and how we as a community move forward to progress to full equality and being treated fairly without bias and discrimination.

The End of ENDA?

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

If my gay colleagues choose to jettison ENDA, I'm willing to back off. But the question with which I am left is: Now what? Do we really expect that the House of Representatives, which won't even debate the version of ENDA with broad religious exemptions, will seriously consider a stricter amended one?

Burying the Lede: The LGBT Community's Deafening Silence on Federal Transgender Employment Protections

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Transgender Americans are protected against discrimination in employment in all 50 states under federal law. There, I said it. Our gay and trans organizations have been, at best, burying the lede, and at worst, remaining silent and even misrepresenting the current legal state of affairs.

LGBT Legal Progress: 1988 - 2038

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Much of the progress towards freedom and equality occurs in legislatures and courts, making a legal education a necessity. This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 25th anniversary conference of Lavender Law in San Francisco.

Masen Davis, Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center, Talks Transgender Equality

Toni Newman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Our fight for full equality within the LGBT community is far from over. My conversation with Masen Davis is important because we must not forget our transgender brothers and sisters trying to live authentic lives.

Freedom to Work and the New LGBT Advocacy Paradigm

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

National organizations that are structured more like campaigns, or that serve one particular community or cause, along with the legal organizations and the research organizations, have been increasingly effective relative to the multi-issue organizations. The question is why.

Waiting for the Supremes: There Is 'More Than Marriage' on the Equality Agenda

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

There remain all the civil liberty and economic empowerment issues that attach to being an American citizen, whether one is gay, trans, or queer in the broadest sense, and whether or not one is in a relationship, for better or for worse.

Hannah Bricker

San Francisco Makes Historic Move For Its Transgender Population | Hannah Bricker | Posted 02.27.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- City leaders made history last month with the announcement of a plan to expand Healthy SF coverage to transgender individuals. But wh...

Continuing The Fight For Transgender Rights

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

Unlike most conferences that privilege theory over praxis in the fight for transgender equality, the 7th annual Transgender Leadership Summit is uniquely designed to offer strategic practical solutions through a series of skill-building workshops covering a host of topics.

'Landmark' Ruling Deems Transgender Employees Protected Under Anti-Discrimination Laws

Posted 04.30.2012 | Gay Voices

In what has been hailed as a "landmark" move, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled Monday that employers which discriminates against...