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Trans* Visibility at PrideFest St. Louis 2013

(2) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 12:19 PM

PrideFest St. Louis will be occupying a brand-new venue this year as it moves to downtown St. Louis, centered at the Soldiers' Memorial. For many years, the festival and its parade were located at and around Tower Grove Park in the southern section of St. Louis. In Tower Grove Park,...

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State Non-Discrimination Efforts In Missouri

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 4:58 PM

Last week the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act (MONA) was re-introduced in the Missouri state legislature, a bill that enumerates sexual orientation as a protected class. As most such non-discrimination bills, the language includes that of employment protections and access to public accommodations. MONA does provide protections for gender identity, in that...

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Transgender Day of Visibility vs. Arizona's 'Bathroom Bill'

(18) Comments | Posted March 31, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Today, March 31, is not only Easter for those of faith but also Transgender Day of Visibility. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we remember those we have lost to violence, Transgender Day of Visibility is a day of positive reflection for the trans* community.

Though the primary focus this...

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Marriage Equality, and Then What?

(14) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 8:05 PM

Though the past year was perhaps one of spectacular gains for the LGBTQ community, it looks as if, yet again, key issues for the transgender community will have lackluster support in the 113th Congress, with the House still controlled by Republicans. Remarkable gains in this Congress, with openly gay Tammy...

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Call to House Our Homeless

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 9:07 AM

Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, or "TDOR," a day of memorial for those in the trans community who have been lost to violence. The number of trans or gender-variant people murdered each year is horrifying: Around the globe, we lose about five people a week to...

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Help for LGBT Homeless

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 5:10 PM

Prior to the recent implementation of adding the protections for LGBT-identified people to the Fair Housing Act, access to emergency and transitional housing was limited to a small portion of the available resources -- from both discriminatory practice and facilities not being suitable with staff desensitized and untrained...

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Work It: ABC's New Low

(26) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM

ABC's new sitcom Work It will premiere Jan. 3 amidst growing outrage from the transgender community over the premise of the series, which portrays two unemployed men who dress as women to find a job. The series has already infuriated the trans community with a promotional ad depicting the two...

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