Transgender & Intersex: April 2007

What would INTake do?

Filed by Bil Browning | April 30, 2007 | 7:27 AM | comments

INTake magazine's bloggers are taking on the billboards this week. While a couple of the entries are notable (See "Jesus Loves Lesbians Too!" and "God Hates Fags!"), there's a stand-out post by David Hunter - "What would Jesus do...Read More

You're Just A Tranny... And You Always Will Be

Filed by Marti Abernathey | April 26, 2007 | 2:59 PM | comments

So we've got a trans-inclusive ENDA, time to celebrate! Or so I thought, till I actually looked at the language. Section 8(a)(3) CERTAIN SHARED FACILITIES- Nothing in this Act shall be construed to establish an unlawful employment practice based...Read More

Developments around the Nation

Filed by Ellen Andersen | April 26, 2007 | 1:25 PM | comments

Earlier today, the New Hampshire Senate passed a civil unions bill by a vote of 14-10. The bill, which has already passed the House, now goes to the Governor, who has already vowed to sign it. Yesterday, the Iowa legislature...Read More

News from the sports world

Filed by Jen Jorczak | April 26, 2007 | 11:32 AM | comments

On the heels of the recently published autobiography of John Amaechi, a former Penn State and NBA player who came out in the book, today, Los Angeles Times sports reporter of 23 years Mike Penner announced to his readers that...Read More


Filed by Michele O'Mara | April 25, 2007 | 10:54 AM | comments

May I ask a question about the after effects of gender reassignment surgery? Post surgery, male to female, is it possible for a person to have an orgasm?...Read More

ENDA Intro -- Big Whoop

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | April 25, 2007 | 9:22 AM | comments

Drum roll, please. Drop the balloons. Throw the confetti. Remove the embargo from the press releases. ENDA has been re-introduced. Let the 'Grateful Fools Showering HRC with Credit Card Moolah' season begin! Because, boys & grrls, that's about all the...Read More

Defacing Jesus is soooo Christian

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2007 | 11:45 PM | comments

Tonight's inbox brings distressing news about Jesus Metropolitan Community Church's billboard campaign, "Would Jesus Discriminate?" Billboards are being defaced while yard signs are being systematically removed. You'll remember that the church teamed up with Faith In Action to place 22...Read More

ENDA to be introduced tomorrow

Filed by Bil Browning | April 23, 2007 | 11:13 PM | comments

From Representative Barney Frank's (D-MA) office comes word that there will be a press conference tomorrow afternoon to celebrate the re-introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Frank will be joined at the media event by co-sponsors Deborah Pryce (R-OH),...Read More

Day of Silence met with bomb threat

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2007 | 7:16 PM | comments

Today's Day of Silence peaceful protest was met with a bomb threat at New Castle Chrysler High School forcing the school to go on lockdown. Nothing quite like tolerance to bring out the threats of violence, eh? Of particular interest...Read More

Today is Day of Silence

Filed by Bil Browning | April 18, 2007 | 12:35 PM | comments

Today marks the 11th annual Day of Silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Sponsored by GLSEN, the event has become a tradition with LGBT youth. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become...Read More

Social Justice = Fairness?

Filed by Bruce Parker | April 15, 2007 | 2:49 AM | comments

While attending the yearly American Educational Researchers Association (AERA) meeting in Chicago last week, I learned that the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has removed any references to social justice from its "professional standards" and replaced it...Read More

Guest post by Carey Hamilton

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 09, 2007 | 7:47 AM | comments

[ED NOTE:] Carey Hamilton is a candidate for the 4th District Indianapolis City-County Council seat. Jerame and I lived in the district when we rented our apartment. During the HRO effort, we were represented by Scott Schneider, one of the...Read More