Tag Archives: discrimination

Guest Post: Fear of a trans college

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits and Sass. You can find more of her writing at sassysyndicalist.tumblr.com. Fear, perhaps more extremely than any other emotion, [...]
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Want to know what transgender rights look like in the US? There’s a map for that.

TweetVocativ and the National Center for Transgender Equality have put together this handy — somewhat horrifying — map series about the state of transgender rights in the US, state by state.  Tweet
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Mt. Holyoke college changes policy to admit trans women

TweetThis week Mt. Holyoke, a women’s college in the Pioneer Valley in MA, announced it will be changing its admissions policy to include trans women as applicants who will be considered for admission: Mount Holyoke College welcomes applications for our undergraduate program from any qualified student who is female or identifies as a woman. Mt. [...]
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Watch President Obama sign an executive order protecting against LGBT employment discrimination

TweetThis morning, President Obama is set to sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against LGBT federal employees. The executive order will not contain additional religious exemptions as the current text of ENDA does – something advocates had feared. This executive order will expand protections for federal employees to include gender identity, as well as barring federal [...]
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In aftermath of Hobby Lobby decision, major LGBT groups withdraw support for ENDA

TweetIn the fallout of the Hobby Lobby decision, seven major LGBT organizations withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ENDA is not new to much-needed criticism, but the religious exemption established by the SCOTUS ruling that allows companies to deny birth control coverage was the straw that broke the camels back for these groups.  Tweet
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