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‘Voting While Trans’ in America

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Voting While TransAre you registered to vote?

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Transgender Teen Named Homecoming Queen

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n-TRANSGENDER-HOMECOMING-QUEEN-largeOn Friday night, transgender teen Cassidy Lynn Campbell was crowned homecoming queen at a California high school. Campbell, a 16-year-old student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, was shocked when blue and gold balloons revealed she had won the crown on Sept. 20, according to KTLA. “I instantly just dropped to the ground and started crying,” she said. She is the first transgender homecoming queen at Marina High School and hopes that her win echoes outside her town. “I realized it wasn’t for me anymore and I was doing this for so many people all around the county and the state and possibly the world and I am so proud to win this not just for me, but everyone out there,” she told KTLA. Campbell began taking hormone blockers and estrogen injections in high school to transition, according to the Los Angeles Times, and has documented her journey in videos on her YouTube channel, LanceMize. She decided to run for homecoming queen this year to make a statement.

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AFL-CIO passed an amendment adding Transsexual people to its constitution.

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WIN: The AFL-CIO passed an amendment adding #trans people to its constitution. NCTE’s Mara Keisling said:
“Even the way this is worded is wonderful. This really is why we pass anti-discrimination policies and laws. We want for everyone to be able to share equally in all aspects of society. I think this says it just right…”

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Social Security moves to be socially responsible on Trans Rights

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 The Social Security Administration has just inched its way forward in equality by allowing transgender people to change their listed sex without having to prove they’ve gone through gender re-assignment surgery. However that doesn’t mean there aren’t still hoops to jump through. The SSA must receive a letter from the persons doctor confirming they have had “appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition.” Again, this is still good news the National Center for Transgender Equality points out “no specific type of treatment is required, and details of your treatment should not be included in the letter from your physician to the SSA.” Hear that? The fight for equality is even being won in the Social Security offices.   Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality replied to the good news in a statement saying:

“Most people may not see this as a big deal, but transgender people know that this seemingly small technical change will protect their privacy and give them more control over their own lives.”

Another minor, but still substantial victory for equality. — Story via Salon.

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Transgender Policies Progress at LGBT Caucus

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President Barack Obama was the first President of the United States to have a closed-door meeting with transgender activists concerning transgender rights. Some of the Progress For Transgender People Made by President Barack Obama and His Administration: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) added gender identity to the equal employment opportunity policy governing all federal jobs. The Department of State revised the standards for changing a gender marker on a passport without surgery, making the process less burdensome for transgender people. President Obama signed the Byrd-Shepard hate crimes bill. President Obama signed the U.N. Declaration on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. President Obama appointed the first transgender DNC member, Diego Sanchez. President Obama conceived a National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders, funded by a three-year HHS grant to SAGE. The Social Security Administration stopped its Continue reading

Girls…try not “getting clocked” Today!

Being detected as a person who is cross-dressed. Occasionally, this is called getting clocked No transgendered person likes to get read, but the reality is that passing requires extensive practice, and sometimes training, hormone therapy, electrolysis, and cosmetic surgery. Much of this practice must be done in public, where the transgendered person will get read when he or she makes mistakes. A person who is prepared to accept this fact will be much more comfortable in public. One transsexual I know simply starts out from her home with the assumption that everyone will read her, and that that's OK. Even for her, though, this attitude is easier said than felt. Definition Quoted by: DIANE WILSON

A person who is cross-dressed. Occasionally, this is called getting clocked No transgendered person likes to get read, but the reality is that passing requires extensive practice, and sometimes training, hormone therapy, electrolysis, and cosmetic surgery. …Read more