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yesterday at 20:44. Facebook
SB 2078, a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender students, is currently making its way through the Texas legislature. This would directly harm trans students in Texas, like some of the folks profiled here.
SB 2078 a bathroom bill targeting transgender students is currently making its

For transgender Texans, navigating public restrooms is already complicated

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John Krowka
Charles Kirton
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05/21/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
Threatening to hold endless special sessions to force through several anti-transgender bills that are currently stalled (combined with efforts to burden necessary legislation with onerous amendments) has Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick just BEGGING to be sued...

#SB2078 #HB3859 #TXLege
Threatening to hold endless special sessions to force through several antitransg

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Must Be Stopped

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Phyllis June Hildebrant
Jennifer Guyot
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05/19/2017 at 19:36. Facebook
"From saying transgender Americans 'suffered from mental disorders' to calling on Americans to 'rage, then revolt' following the U.S. Supreme Court’s history marriage equality ruling in 2015, Clarke's anti-LGBTQ history runs deep." Yikes.

Trump is set to appoint Sheriff David Clarke, yet another anti-LGBTQ activist, to serve in his administration.
From saying transgender Americans suffered from mental disorders to calling on Americans

With Sheriff David Clarke, Trump could add another anti-LGBTQ activist to administration

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John Benson
Candy Schaffer
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05/19/2017 at 17:46. Facebook
"When lawyers rushed to airports this winter to protect our friends, our neighbors, and our Constitution, people cheered. The Trump administration took offense, and now those lawyers are in their cross hairs. The president is taking a sledgehammer to the pillars of our government: the FBI, the Justice Department, the federal courts. America, we are under attack."

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When lawyers rushed to airports this winter to protect our friends our

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

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05/17/2017 at 20:34. Facebook
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05/17/2017 at 18:24. Facebook
None of that. Not today, not ever.

#IDAHOT #IDAHOBIT #InternationalDayAgainstHomophobiaTransphobiaandBiphobia
None of that Not today not ever

IDAHOT IDAHOBIT InternationalDayAgainstHomophob
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Ian Zajac
Pierre Paradis
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05/17/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
Chelsea Manning has been released from military prison!

Chelsea is a patriot, a courageous woman, a whistleblower who sacrificed to expose government wrongdoing and a pioneer for trans rights. Her conditions of confinement were barbaric and unconstitutional, and she helped pave the way for other incarcerated transgender people by fighting for her right to health care. She's just one of...
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Chelsea Manning has been released from military prison

Instagram post by Chelsea E. Manning • May 17, 2017 at 1:39pm UTC

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Michael Upshaw
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05/16/2017 at 21:18. Facebook
"Rowan’s grace, quiet dignity, strength and self-assurance were an inspiration to me and many others who heard his story."

Rest in power, Rowan.
Rowans grace quiet dignity strength and selfassurance were an inspiration to me

Lambda Legal Mourns the Loss of Georgia Transgender Client Rowan Feldhaus

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Carol Hladik
Elizabeth Hartley
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05/16/2017 at 20:11. Facebook
On this National #LGBTEldersDay, we're thinking about all the brilliant LGBTQ elders in our community, like our client Marsha.

Marsha lost her partner of 30 years, Judy, and was evicted from the home they shared. She moved into an independent living facility in Niles, Illinois in 2014. Since then, she’s endured repeated harassment, threats, physical attacks and verbal abuse from fellow...
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05/16/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
We just filed a complaint with ACLU Nationwide, ACLU of Kentucky, Kentucky Fairness Campaign and University of Louisville Law Professor Sam Marcosson against a judge who has allowed his discriminatory personal beliefs to take precedence over providing children with loving families.

Judge Nance refuses to perform adoption procedures for same sex couples. Lambda Legal cannot and will not stand...
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We just filed a complaint with ACLU Nationwide ACLU of Kentucky Kentucky

Kentucky Judge Refuses Adoptions to Same-Sex Couples, Gets Hit with Ethics Complaint

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Angela Smith
Ron Palaima
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05/16/2017 at 15:09. Facebook
Mercedes Williamson was a teenage transgender girl. Yesterday, her murderer was found guilty of a hate crime, and sentenced to 49 years in prison. But now Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploitatively touting this conviction as his own, in the hopes of disarming progressives who are speaking out against his misguided and racially-charged approach to criminal justice.

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Mercedes Williamson was a teenage transgender girl Yesterday her murderer was found

Not in Our Name, Mr. Sessions – Lambda Legal – Medium

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Ellen Heid
Marie Pierpont McGowan
Under current CA law, HIV is the only medical condition that can result in a felony conviction.

HIV is now a manageable condition for people with access to care, and it's time to stop putting it in a class all by itself. SB 239 would pull HIV out of its own separate statute and include it in the law that applies to every other serious communicable disease.

HIV is not a crime!
Under current CA law HIV is the only medical condition that can

SB 239: A Long-Overdue Update of CA's Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

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Shay Horne
No matter what you're called, today we celebrate you.

Sin importar el título, hoy te celebramos a ti.

#MothersDay #DiadelasMadres
No matter what you're called today we celebrate you
Trans youth are over-represented in foster care compared to their cisgender peers, representing around six percent of youth in care.
This disparity, fueled in large part by family rejection, collides with a system full of sex-specific facilities and programs and a byzantine array of regulations governing a youth’s whole life — where they live, the clothes they wear and the doctors and...
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Trans youth are overrepresented in foster care compared to their cisgender peers

States are Failing Transgender Youth in Foster Care, but Promising Practice Models Exist

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A few months ago, buried in the Federal Register, HHS asked for public comment on a proposal to collect information relating to the Administration for Community Living’s consumer assessment surveys. These surveys measure performance for programs funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act.

HHS conveniently left sexual orientation and gender identity data out of its request.

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A few months ago buried in the Federal Register HHS asked for

This Mothers' Day, Our LGBTQ Elders Need Our Support

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Shana Woodfield
Gwinn Lacy
If Trump can do this [remove Comey] and no one pushes back, then he can do anything.

Dictators happen when other safeguards in the system fail.
If Trump can do this remove Comey and no one pushes back then he can do anything

Why You Should Freak About Donald Trump’s Firing Of FBI Director James Comey

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Patricia Ann Bledsoe
Bernie Duffy
Being erased from data collection has ramifications for DECADES. This is a real issue that results in lasting harm. If you're not counted, you don't "count."
Being erased from data collection has ramifications for DECADES This is a

Opinion | The Census Won’t Collect L.G.B.T. Data. That’s a Problem.

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Joseph Cripps
There are so many children in foster care in Texas who lack a stable, loving family to care for them and potentially provide a permanent adoptive home. #HB3859 is a thinly-veiled attempt to single out LGBTQ foster and adoptive parents.

We don't buy it, and neither should the Texas Senate.
There are so many children in foster care in Texas who lack

Texas House Passes Damaging Child "Welfare" Bill HB 3859

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Nancy Williams
Janet Carty Cecin
Tom Rains
Health care is literally a matter of life and death for transgender people. The fight is not over. We must stay vigilant.
Health care is literally a matter of life and death for transgender

Repeal or no repeal, LGTBQ Americans have a lot to lose in the fight for healthcare

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Lisa North
Clara Meagher
President Donald Trump has been sued 134 times in federal courts.

Now he gets to pick 120 federal court judges he likes? #WeObject
President Donald Trump has been sued 134 times in federal courts

Trump to Announce Slate of Conservative Federal Court Nominees

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