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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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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Eh? For whose greater good?

Compromise is the art of getting someone else thrown under the bus The title of this post is a comment I found at MetaFilter. It’s so perfect at describing the congressional haggling and backroom political smackdowns I’ve been privvy to in online and offline discussions about the current congressional session, that I just had to …

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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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Lambda Legal Responds to Representative Barney Frank

‘Rep. Barney Frank is and has long been a great advocate for our community and we both have the same goal — to have a law that protects LGBT people from discrimination’ New York, October 4, 2007) — Prompted by a press release issued late yesterday from Rep. Barney Frank’s office, earlier today Lambda Legal …

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A ‘conversation’ with Representative Adam Smith regarding inclusion of gender identity in ENDA

Yesterday I sent this email: ——– Original Message ——–Subject: ENDA must include gender identity!Date: 03 Oct 2007 20:45:36 -0000From: gabi@gabiclayton.com Representative Adam SmithU.S. House of Representatives2402 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515-0001 Dear Representative Smith, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act must include BOTH gender identity and sexual orientation. Taking gender identity language out of the bill …

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