Tag Archives: transgender youth

No One is Disposable: #JusticeForJane and why dignity is a human right

TweetAs of this writing, seventy one days have passed since Jane Doe was unjustly incarcerated in the Connecticut State Prison by a government body charged with protecting her—a vulnerable, sixteen year old trans girl. To recap her situation: Jane Doe was a ward of Connecticut State’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) for much of [...]
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Congrats to the first trans Homecoming King in North Carolina

TweetI don’t know what your experience was in high school, but when I look back on mine I vividly remember my emotional state fluidly moving between total acceptance and terror to step foot inside the building. I did ok for myself, but I certainly wasn’t Homecoming Queen (which could have something to do with the [...]
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The next Prop 8? Opponents submit signatures to repeal transgender students’ rights in CA

TweetIn August, California passed a law to protect public school student’s rights to participate in activities like sports and use facilities based on their gender identity. This is an important and groundbreaking step to make sure trans and gender non-conforming students have full access to the public education that is there right. So of course [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Via. In his newly-released budget plan, Paul Ryan tells the 99% to go fuck themselves. Parents of transgender youth make an It Gets Better video. A new report by the National Women’s Law Center shows that women are paying way more than men for health insurance — one billion dollars more for those getting [...]
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Girl Scouts of Colorado support transgender youth

TweetHere’s yet another reason to love the Girl Scouts. Recently, a young girl was denied enrollment in a Colorado troop because she is trans. Via GLAAD comes this statement released by Girl Scouts of Colorado in response: Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members. [...]
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