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Transgender Awareness Week Infographic
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In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, our youth health center, The Borum, is highlighting some of the challenges faced by trans and gender nonconforming youth.
Though we still need more research to better reflect the diversity of trans youth’s experiences, what we know now clearly points to a need to do more to care for and empower them.
Learn more here.
Our thanks to GLSEN, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and all the other great organizations whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

Learn more about Transgender Awareness Week: http://www.glaad.org/transawarenessweek 

equalitopia:

Transgender Awareness Week Infographic

glaad:

fenwayhealth:

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, our youth health center, The Borum, is highlighting some of the challenges faced by trans and gender nonconforming youth.

Though we still need more research to better reflect the diversity of trans youth’s experiences, what we know now clearly points to a need to do more to care for and empower them.

Learn more here.

Our thanks to GLSEN, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and all the other great organizations whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 

Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

Learn more about Transgender Awareness Week: http://www.glaad.org/transawarenessweek 

(via equaldex)

— 1 year ago with 3069 notes
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America’s 6 Out Bisexual Elected State Officials →

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Former Connecticut Democratic State Rep. Evelyn Mantilla came out as the nation’s first bisexual state official in 1997. Since then the number of bisexual state-level officials who have come out during their term has slowly grown to six. According to the Victory Fund, there are more than 7,000 state-level legislators in the US, about 90 of who identify as LGBTQ. In her book Bisexuality in the United States: A Social Science Reader, author Paula C. Rust describes the discrimination that bisexuals face from the gay and straight communities, resulting in exclusion and lack of recognition.

  • Evelyn Mantilla, Connecticut, State Representative The nation’s first out bisexual state official, who came out in 1997, was in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1997 to 2007. Mantilla received several awards from the Connecticut Institute for Community Development and from the National Association of Social Workers, among others. Mantilla came out at a June LGBT Pride festival; in her speech she also proposed to her partner, Babette. In 2006, Mantilla decided not to run for reelection and her term expired in January 2007.
  • Angie Buhl, South Dakota, State Senator First elected in 2011, Buhl is not only bisexual, but she’s also the youngest woman to ever serve in the South Dakota Senate. Her efforts can be seen in a variety of arenas, including working as a small business consultant, advocating for women’s rights, protecting employment for seniors and veterans, and serving on Judiciary, Commerce and Energy, Retirement Laws, and Interim Rules Review Committees.
  • Micah Kellner, New York, State Representative First elected in 2007 and currently up for reelection, Kellner has since pursued environmental and socially-conscious legislation, including affordable housing, mass transit, animal rights, marriage equality, and increased funding for New York City’s public schools. Kellner, who was born with cerebral palsy, is also a strong advocate for rights of persons with disabilities.
  • Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona, former State Senator, now running for Congress Sinema is running to represent Arizona’s 9th Congressional district. Defeating her Republican opponent would make Sinema the first out bisexual member of Congress. Sinema has said her impoverished childhood ultimately propelled the desire to run for state senator in 2011. During her first term in state office, Sinema secured funding for veterans, fought against budget cuts toward health care for children and the elderly, and prevented budget cuts in education.
  • Kate Brown, Oregon, Secretary of State Brown is the highest ranking out bisexual official in the U.S. (since Oregon has no lieutenant governor, Brown is second only to the governor). Brown has served Oregonians for more than 20 years, working in family and juvenile law, teaching at Oregon State University, and working with the Juvenile Rights Project. Her legislative achievements since 2009 include leading efforts to reduce health care costs, ensuring education dollars reach classrooms, and pushing to get legislative meetings held in communities to ensure political transparency.
  • JoCasta Zamarripa, Wisconsin, State Representative First elected in 2010 as a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, District 8, Zamarripa is now running for reelection. Before taking office, Zamarripa worked as a nonprofit professional as educator and community outreach coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.

Three of the legislators Hon. JoCasta Zamarripa, Hon. Angie Buhl and Hon. Micah Z. Kellnerer are all currently Obama delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlottee NC.

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— 1 year ago with 180 notes
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Chick-fil-A in California vandalized on “National Same-Sex Kiss Day”From the Los Angeles Times:

“On a day that some gay-rights activists are planning a “National Same Sex Kiss Day,” a Chick-fil-A in Torrance, California was vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti.” 

Read the full article on Los Angeles Times(Photo credit: KTLA-TV)

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Chick-fil-A in California vandalized on “National Same-Sex Kiss Day”

From the Los Angeles Times:

“On a day that some gay-rights activists are planning a “National Same Sex Kiss Day,” a Chick-fil-A in Torrance, California was vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti.” 

Read the full article on Los Angeles Times

(Photo credit: KTLA-TV)

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— 2 years ago with 293 notes
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Reblog if you are participating or want your followers to participate.

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Reblog if you are participating or want your followers to participate.

— 2 years ago with 358 notes
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Video & Movies - Logo: Fierce TV

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Watch the It Gets Better special tonight at 11/10c on MTV and Logo! See how it gets better for 3 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens.

— 2 years ago with 71 notes
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LGBTQ Bullying Resources:

The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone.
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The Matthew Shepard Foundation runs Matthew’s Place, an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth.
http://www.matthewsplace.com/

GLSEN, which counts about 4,000 Gay-Straight Alliances in schools out of 12,000 public school districts. GLSEN works to eradicate bullying and bias in schools.
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html

Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG. A national support, education and advocacy organization. Support group meetings are available through PFLAG chapters for families.
http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=191

The Lambda 10 Project - National Clearinghouse for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Fraternity & Sorority Issues works to heighten the visibility of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of the college fraternity by serving as a clearinghouse for educational resources and educational materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as it pertains to the fraternity/sorority experience.
http://www.lambda10.org/default.asp

(courtesy of http://www.unm.edu/~women/lgbt.html)

— 3 years ago with 82 notes
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National Resources:

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. www.glsen.org/templates/index.html

HRC (Human Rights Campaign) national political issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans www.hrc.org/

NGLTF(National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. www.ngltf.org/

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.)develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. www.siecus.org/

Lesbian Health Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Their web site is a public service for lesbians and their practitioners about health-related topics specific to lesbians. http://www.lesbianhealthinfo.org/

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. www.plannedparenthood.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality
A social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. http://transequality.org/

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
GLMA is working to ensure that LGBT people are treated competently and not discriminated against when they access health care.
www.glma.org/

Transgender Law
One of the most useful sites for information on transgender law around the country
www.transgenderlaw.org/

Trans-Health
This is an impressive site…the content is great..the articles are great…you must read this every month!
www.trans-health.org/

Gender.org
Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) is a national organization focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people in human society.
www.gender.org

Intersex Society of North America
ISNA is an education, advocacy, and peer support organization which works to create a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted surgery for intersex people.
www.isna.org/

(courtesy of http://www.unm.edu/~women/lgbt.html)

— 3 years ago with 44 notes
#lgbtq  #resources  #glsen  #hrc  #gay  #lesbian  #transgender  #bisexual  #intersex  #gender  #health 

The Times of Harvey Milk

A documentary portrait of San Francisco’s first openly gay politician, city supervisor Harvey Milk, The Times of Harvey Milk might not have been made but for the tragic circumstances of Milk’s death. On November 27, 1978, Dan White, a former city supervisor who was desperate to regain his post, entered City Hall with a gun and murdered both San Francisco’s mayor, George Moscone, and Milk. At the trial, White’s lawyer skillfully turned the jury’s attention away from his client’s public anti-gay statements to focus on White’s spotless record and his extremely agitated mental state on the day of the murders. White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to a relatively brief jail term, sparking a demonstration and riot by gay supporters of the murdered men. The film considers Milk’s accomplishments and his exceptional popularity; this is not an objective look at a man, but a celebration of a martyr. Winner of an Academy award for Best Documentary Feature, The Times of Harvey Milk was released while White was serving his sentence; he was paroled in 1984 and committed suicide the next year.

PinkPanthers not only invites but urges every single one of our followers to take 88 minutes sometime today, tomorrow, or this week to watch this video. Don’t live your life with any sense of hopelessness. Our fight today is the fight that thousands have fought. The only way to end the hate is to know our history, to be inspired, to dream and to fight. Reblog, like, and save this video if you don’t have time right now to watch this. Every queer person needs to see this.

— 3 years ago with 28 notes
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“People’s minds will change…”

“People’s minds will change…”

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“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not  worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey  Milk

“I know that you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you… And you… And you… Gotta give em hope.” - Harvey Milk

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— 3 years ago with 93 notes
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