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New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently did a podcast interview with reporters Ryan Grim and Briahna Joy Gray for The Intercept, where she covered a range of topics, including her positionality and privilege as a cisgender person. Like a good ally should, she used her privilege to discuss intersectionality and shine a light on issues that impact marginalized communities. In [...]
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Washington, DC – This year was a banner year for LGBT elections into congress. More than 240 LGBT representatives won their primaries. America is sending a message to the White House that contradicts Trump and Pence’s policy of hatred, fear, and bigotry. Same-sex marriage laws will be reviewed nationwide. In 2012 44% of Americans were [...]
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Washington, DC –  The U.S. Supreme Court today denied petitions from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) asking that the Court review preliminary federal district court rulings that have kept the Trump administration from implementing its discriminatory plan to prevent transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. “For more than 30 months, [...]
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Most TERFs claim to be left-wing – but scratch the surface of their “reasonable and legitimate gender-critical concerns” and you’ll find that some of their beliefs more closely align with the far right. This article has originally been published by Andie Pas de Deux on her blog.  I’ve always been a leftie. Like many people, [...]
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The Real Thing When a soldier returns home, things have often changed. For Staff Sergeant Michael Waltze, the ultimate change is in his child. While on his tour of duty, his daughter has transitioned and started living her truth. Today he is coming home to surprise her. Parental love is unconditional. It transcends a person’s [...]
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The New York Public Library has recorded interviews with the trans community as part of a community project. The website for this engagement can be found at www.nyctransoralhistory.org. This is a cultural engagement that is available to everyone, which depicts the real lives and real struggles presented by the Transgender Community. The project is one [...]
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Back in August, Planned Parenthood released a new manifesto called Unstoppable. With eight tenets, from “Our bodies are our own,” to “We reject racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia,” the project was meant to re-inspire the fight for reproductive rights and healthcare in the United States. Today, the nonprofit released three videos of their 10-video collection [...]
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Washington, DC –  The New York Times reported on an effort by the Trump Administration to undermine protections against discrimination contained in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by “narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” This thinly veiled attack on transgender people amounts to an illicit attempt to [...]
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WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to an explosive New York Times report that the Trump-Pence Administration intends to redefine “sex” to intentionally exclude LGBTQ people and their families from non-discrimination protections. According to the report, the U.S. Department of Health [...]
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In response to a story by The New York Times about efforts within the Trump administration to eliminate the rights of transgender people, Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, issued the following statement: “This proposal is an attempt to put heartless restraints on the lives of 2 million people, effectively abandoning our [...]

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