Transphobia

Trans Asylum Seeker Beaten in ICE Custody before Her Death

In November 2018 an autopsy report was released for a trans woman of color seven months after her death; the report showed she was beaten in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody before she died.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: A Morality Based in Power

Christian superiority, the patriarchy, and the concept of law and order can often seem hypocritical. But when one's morality is based in power, any justification of control is valid.

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VA Trans Student Denied Entry to Locker Rooms During Active Shooter Drill

In October 2018 a Virginia trans student was denied entry to either locker room during an active shooter drill.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Hate Speech and Dog Whistles

Language affects perception. Dog whistles are an attempt to hide bigotry.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Pride is a Protest

For the forty ninth anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots, we're exploring why Pride is a protest, and why it still must be.

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DC Trans Woman ID’d and Told to Leave for Trying to Use the Restroom

A transgender woman in a Washington, DC club was asked for her ID to use the restroom, and told she needed to leave after confronting the employee.

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TX Nightclub Denies Entry to Man Wearing Makeup

In May 2018 a Texas nightclub denied entry to a man wearing makeup, and the owner defended its gender conformity dress code policy.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Marginalized People and Income Inequality

Income inequality is a key form of marginalization within the kyriarchy: every marginalized group is affected.

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TX Man Who Pushed Black Trans Woman into River Will Not Face Trial

In March 2018 a Texas judge ruled that a man who pushed a black trans woman into a river, resulting in her death, will not face trial.

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Survey Finds Widespread Discrimination and Harassment of Trans Teachers

In March 2018 reporting of a survey of transgender and gender fluid teachers in the United States and Canada found widespread discrimination and harassment.

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HUD Removes Citizen Protections from New Mission Statement

A March 2018 memo reveals that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is removing sustainability, consumer protection, and anti-discrimination from its mission statement.

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US Dept of Education Refuses to Investigate Trans Bathroom Civil Rights Claims

In February 2018 the US Department of Education confirmed that it no longer investigates transgender bathroom discrimination claims.

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US President Announced New Division at HHS Committed to ‘Conscience and Religious Freedom’

In January 2018 the US president announced a new division at the Department of Health and Human Services that will focus on “conscience and religious freedom.”

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Trans Woman in an Illinois Prison Experienced Abuse at the Hands of Correctional Officers

A trans woman in an Illinois prison experienced abuse at the hands of correctional officers.

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Twenty-sixth Known Trans Person Murdered in 2017

In December 2017 a trans woman of color was murdered, making her the twenty-sixth known trans person murdered in 2017.

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up LGBT Discrimination Case

In December 2017 the Supreme Court of the United States missed chance to clarify whether existing civil rights law provides protection to LGBT people based on sex discrimination.

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TX Woman Became 22nd Trans Person Murdered in the US in 2017

The 22nd trans victim of homicide in the US in 2017 was a Texas woman in October 2017.

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US Magazine Faced Heavy Criticism After Prominently Featuring a Trans Woman

A major US magazine in October 2017 faced heavy criticism after announcing it would prominently feature a trans woman in its next issue.

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2017 Anti-LGBTQ Violence Significantly Outpaced Previous Year

An August 2017 report from an LGBTQ advocacy group found that LGBTQ hate violence resulting in homicide in 2017 significantly outpaced those in 2016.

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TX Restaurant Uses Transphobic Imagery on Bathroom Doors

In August 2017 a Texas restaurant added transphobic imagery to their bathroom doors.

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Anti-LGBTQ School Board President Compares Calls for Resignation to Armenian Genocide

In August 2017, the elected president of a school board in California defended against calls for his resignation (for anti-LGBTQ statements) by comparing the criticism to the Armenian genocide.

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GA Trans Woman Murdered

In August 2017 a Georgia trans woman became the 16th trans person to be killed in 2017.

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President Trump Tweeted that Trans People Cannot Serve in the Military

In July 2017 President Trump tweeted that trans people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military.

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TX Trans Woman Attacked

In July 2017 a Texas trans woman was attacked by two brothers because of her gender identity.

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US Education Department Closed Trans Student Investigation

In June 2017 The Education Department of the United States closed a civil rights investigation involving a transgender student.

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AL Governor Signed Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Law

In May 2017 the Alabama governor signed the “Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act,” which allows religious discrimination of otherwise qualified LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents.

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