Youth Radio — Youth Media International: Gender Fluid Generation: Evolving Gender Norms at School

The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the 9th grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with.

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Youth Radio — Youth Media International: Gender Fluid Generation: Evolving Gender Norms at School

The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the 9th grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with.

Read more: Lgtb, Gender, Gender Equality, Transgender, Education, School, Equality, Rights, Gender Rights, Transgender Issues, Gay Voices News

Em & Lo: Time Warner Cable Is for Straight People Only, Please

Let's start with the first page, which begins with the instructions, "Let's start with an easy one: Are you a guy or a girl?" Wait, what? Do movies buffer differently for guys and girls? Do women need their tech advice given in a pretty pink font?!

Read more: Em & Lo, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, Gay Issues, Lgbt, Lgbtq, Sexism, Homophobia, Transgender, Tv, Women News

Alex Schmider: Why It’s Important to Venerate Deshawnda Bradley’s Life and Remember Her for Who She Was

Remembering Deshawnda means remembering all of her -- not just parts and pieces. Her life was a testament to authenticity. We all have a responsibility to safeguard her dignity after death, even if it wasn't always respected during life.

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Rep. Mike Honda On His Transgender Granddaughter: ‘She’s Beautiful’

As a longtime supporter of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, the fight for equality is hitting closer to home for California Rep. Mike Ho...

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Sidney Chase: The Art of Passing

She looks up at me with a sudden glare, her posture demonizing me as she slowly steps back. She clutches her handbag tighter, yanking the cart away from me. I had never been met with such disdain for what seemed to be no literal reason. It chilled me to the bone.

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Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendment

For nearly six years, the Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus, Inc., has worked to educate voters in the Big Bend region of issues important to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied community, while advocating for the passage of local, state, and federal protections that would help to eliminate discrimination in our society.

In honor of that continuing commitment, and in recognition of the growing diversity of our community, the Board of Directors this week approved proposed amendments to the bylaws that would change our organization’s name to Capital Equality Democratic Caucus, Inc.

Marriage equality is now the law of the land in Florida, but the fight for equality continues. We must continue to advocate for a statewide non-discrimination law and for strengthened anti-bullying policies throughout Florida, as well as for transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits for employees of our local governments. We must also fight to secure services that support the elderly members of our community and policies that require government contractors to maintain fair and equal hiring practices and employee benefits. A major battle has been won, but the fight continues.

We believe that this new name – Capital Equality – will allow us to be more inclusive in our approach by being more representative of the families we strive to represent. This is more than just a name – it’s also part of a stronger vision and renewed commitment to ensure that Tallahassee and Leon County become model communities that represent the true values of equality.

The proposed bylaws changes, as drafted by the Bylaws Committee and approved by the Board of Directors, also incorporate recent changes made to the name of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus. These proposed changes are being distributed to the general membership for approval at our next membership meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

In service and community,

Andy Janecek
President
Capital City GLBTA Democratic Caucus

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Marco Rubio’s Tax Proposal Plan

Washington, DC – Today Marco Rubio released his tax proposal.  Instead of offering anything new, the Rubio plan calls for more of the same failed, trickle-down fiscal policies of which the American people have grown tired and deserve better. In response to Rubio’s plan, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:

“At every opportunity, Marco Rubio jumps at the chance to pander to the extreme base of the Republican Party.  Rubio’s tax plan shifts the burden onto working Americans and those hurting the most while propping up the very rich and offering tax breaks for corporations.  To top it off, Rubio’s plan would increase the annual deficit.  Rather than propose a serious fiscal plan that aims to grow the middle class and expand opportunity for all Americans, Marco Rubio has assembled what amounts to a GOP donor wish list.  Marco Rubio isn’t fooling anyone.  If he seriously intends to be a fresh face for the Republican Party, then Rubio needs to go back to the drawing board and try again.”

Here are a few examples of how the Rubio tax plan would prop up corporations and the very rich at the expense of working Americans and those hurting the most:

  • Cuts taxes for those at the very top while raising them for people at the bottom
  • Calls for tax breaks for corporations
  • Eliminates taxes on capital gains
  • Previewing his plan in front of Club for Growth, Rubio stated “If I got to start our country over from scratch, I would either have a flat tax or a consumption tax.”

Why ‘Finding Community’ Was Key For This Prominent Trans Activist

By Brandy Black, The Next Family

I had the chance to catch up with Jen Richards, a transgender activist and media specialist to address transgende...

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Grace Anne Stevens: My Transgender Life — Where Is God?

Discrimination in any form does not come from a loving God, or a loving person. Discrimination occurs when people travel the path of fear. This path is not freeing, it is confining. It hurts both internally and externally. I know this from the decades of hiding my own truth and living in shame and fear of discovery.

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