A local public television station and a PFLAG-Olympia screening of the documentary “Two Spirits” – Sexuality, Gender, and the Murder of Fred Martinez

The documentary “Two Spirits” explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl and the essentially spiritual nature of gender. Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied boy with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his Navajo culture. Martinez was brutally murdered at 16 in Cortez, Colorado in 2001. “Two …

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Mourning the death and celebrating the life of Carolyn Wagner

Carolyn Wagner died on January 18th. Wow, its been two months tomorrow. Carolyn co-founded Families United Against Hate with me, and she was an amazing woman and a wonderful friend. We have a memorial set up on the FUAH website and it says much more than I can here, so I invite you to read …

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Dear Joe ~ continued.

This is a continuation of my Dear Joe post on Friday, November 9, 2007 and then added to the next day. If you haven’t already read that, I suggest you read it first then return here. Dave Parker from Greensboro, NC is on the PFLAG-all listserv run by PFLAG’s national office as am I. He …

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Dear Joe

I wanted to share the response which I sent today as a reply to the 11/07/07 email from Human Rights Campaign President, Joe Solmonese, entitled “It Happened today!” — which was addressed “Dear Gabrielle”. His letter is now posted here on the HRC website. ——– Original Message ——– Subject: Regarding “It happened today!”Date: Fri, 09 …

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Historical Perspective and more on ENDA

Fear and Loathing on the (Trans-Inclusive) ENDA Trailby Katrina C. Rose here in pdf format. Katrina C. Rose is a transgender legal historian and is licensed to practice law in Texas and Minnesota. She is the author of “Three Names in Ohio: In re Bicknell, In re Maloney and Hope For Recognition That The Gay-Transgender …

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A medical update

On Tuesday February 20th I posted that I was home and recovering from a seizure.After that I started having tight chest pain and at first thought it might be heartburn, which I hadn’t had in years. But taking antacid didn’t do a thing. Then I thought I had injured myself during the seizure or had …

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The Michigan Women’s Music Festival Continues to Promote Discrimination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Families United Against Hate (FUAH) Contacts: Carolyn Wagner (479) 577-3069 Gabi Clayton (360) 888-5291 email: info@fuah.org website: http://www.fuah.org September 5, 2006 Families United Against Hate was elated to hear that the “Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival” had ended their 31 year long policy of discrimination toward transgender women. This was not to last, …

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