Posts Tagged ‘d.c. trans coalition’

Trans Activists to D.C.: “Understand That We’re Real People”

Last Wednesday, the D.C. Council held a public oversight hearing to discuss D.C.'s recent LGB Health Report—and its exclusion of transgender health data from the findings. In this video summary of the meeting from the DC Center, trans activist Ruby Corado sums up the problem: "There's a lot of agencies—and I will say local agencies—that [...]

Weigh In on Trans Healthcare In D.C.

Last week, we took a close eye to the lack of transgender data in D.C.'s first LGB Health report. This Wednesday, the D.C. Council will do the same in a public oversight roundtable on the report. Councilmember Yvette Alexander scheduled the meeting after her office "received complaints from various organizations that were troubled by [...]

The Morning After: Jealous Page View Edition

* At Slate, Emily Gould argues that feminist blogs are motivated by jealousy:

The State of Transgender Hate Crimes in D.C.

Last month, D.C. police released a report breaking down every hate crime reported in D.C. [PDF] over the past five years. In 2007, changes to the D.C. Human Rights Act required police to begin recording hate-bias crimes motivated by the victim's "gender identity or expression"—in other words, crimes that specifically target transgender victims. Since then, [...]

D.C. Police’s Approach to LGBT Issues A “Severe Disappointment”

According to a coalition of LGBT activist groups, the D.C. police department's recent plans for dealing with crimes involving gay, lesbian, and transgender citizens have registered as a "severe disappointment" to the LGBT community.
Recently, D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier decided to restructure the department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU)—a unit of officers specially-trained in [...]

D.C. Bathroom Signs: Ignored By Many, Hated By Some, Expensive, and Possibly Illegal

When Omar Miskinyar opened 14th Street NW nightlife spot Policy earlier this year, he invested in the unexpected. Inside the sprawling restaurant, bar, and lounge, ornate chandeliers hang below exposed pipes and ducts. Graffiti by artist Andrew Funk blazes across the tasteful taupe walls. Cherry-red patent-leather booths ring a bar with a wall of flat-screen [...]

Transgender Activists Honored For Work With D.C. Jail

Local transgender advocacy group the D.C. Trans Coalition will be honored with a "Distinguished Service Award" from the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) on Wednesday.
Last month, I wrote about DCTC's most recent victory: its campaign to change the D.C. Jail's policy for housing transgender inmates. Admittedly: the new policy, which makes it possible for [...]