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October 28, 2016

Response to BuzzFeed Article

response to buzzfeed article

I have gotten many questions from people about a BuzzFeed article published earlier this week that focused on transgender public policy and legislative strategy. I have spent the last two days talking with lots of people individually, but I wanted to share my thoughts more broadly and clearly in a public forum. I am thankful for our community’s vigilance about monitoring what is going on in our movement and giving us feedback on it. To me, policy is among the most important ways we are making trans lives better, and I’m thankful that it matters to all of you too.

March 23, 2016

In Shocking Action, North Carolina Legislature Passes Anti-Trans Bill in Under 9 Hours

[UPDATE: Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the bill into law.]

Today was a sad and shameful day in Raleigh.

July 22, 2015

The Equality Act Is the LGBT Rights Bill We Want and Need

In 1974, the Equality Act was introduced to add sexual orientation throughout the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

April 28, 2015

Update: Texas Bathroom Bounty Bill

Like a lot of folks around the country, we’ve been very concerned about the bathroom bounty bills that have sprung up in 7 or 8 states this year.

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