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Another Bend of the Arc Towards Justice

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

While it doesn't carry any legal weight, only the power of symbolism, the most touching moments for me in the president's presentation were his fluency with the word "transgender."

The End of ENDA?

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.15.2014 | 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?

Will It Be a Year of Action for LGBT Workers?

Harper Jean Tobin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Harper Jean Tobin

Even though the president has made it clear that LGBT people who work for the federal government are protected from discrimination, millions of federal contractor employees still have no law or policy to protect them.

10 Transgender Wins of 2013 You Should Know About

Mara Keisling | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

In 2013, five states and the District of Columbia began telling insurance companies for the first time that excluding healthcare for transgender people from their plans constitutes unlawful discrimination.

Oh, Canada! Transgender Archives and Research Center Arises

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The University of Victoria has already made a big commitment to transgender studies in its ongoing support of the Transgender Archives, and it seems eager to become the home to the world's first comprehensively interdisciplinary Transgender Research Center.

The Cost of Trans Job Discrimination

Mara Keisling | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

As the U.S. becomes increasingly aware that transgender people exist in most workplaces -- in factories, in offices, and on construction sites -- it's increasingly clear that there is little awareness that these same people can lose their jobs for being transgender or gender-nonconforming.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part II

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

One man is purchasing his view of what American education should be. This is not democratic. It is horrific. And it doesn't stop there.

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.

A Review of the National Center for Transgender Equality's Decade of Accomplishment

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

As I take my leave from the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), rolling off after six and half years of board service, I'd like to highlight the progress that the transgender community has made over the past decade, progress in which NCTE played a role.

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.

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

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

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.

Voice To Voice: NCTE's Harper Jean Tobin And High Schooler Evan Morris Discuss Transgender School Issues

Posted 06.15.2012 | Gay Voices

This month we've shared a Voice to Voice conversation between author Whitney Joiner and the ACLU's Chris Hampton and one between Jason Cianciotto and ...

The Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
David Moshman

Every state should have an academic freedom coalition. It just takes someone to get it going. It could be you.

Raise Test Scores or Die

Susan Ohanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Ohanian

Back in 1986, in a column titled "Internal Combustion Prose," New York Times columnist Russell Baker noted the defeat of a proposal to emblazon Wisco...