* HUD claims that transgender people are protected against housing discrimination via the Fair Housing Act's prohibition against "gender discrimination"—even though the law doesn't specifically list gender identity discrimination as prohibited.
Posts Tagged ‘transgender’
Translatina, a documentary on the lives of trans women in Latin America, will see its D.C. debut next week at the Pan American Health Organization. The film tackles a host of issues affecting the community—from sex work to sexual assault to homelessness to HIV to police brutality: "We hit them, with no shame, because they [...]
* The New Gay is looking for stories of people affected by a lack of ENDA. "Fired from your job for being gay, lesbian, bi or trans? Do you feel that no one cares about your lack of livelihood born from our governments systematic betrayal of its own people? Now you can do [...]
On Friday, the Washington Post profiled Robyn Deane—transgender woman, LGBT activist, and former in-law of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. It's an interesting piece—with a couple of strange hang-ups.
First, the headline: "Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's former in-law speaks out for gay rights." Deane certainly does speak out for gay rights, but it seems odd to [...]
* Ms. Magazine reporter Kate Noftsinger asks a panel of Lilith Fair artists a question:
“Who here identifies as a feminist?”
GLAA Forum points to the Whitman-Walker Clinic's new TV spots. The twin ads target the health clinic's two main demographics separately—LGBT patients (in the above ad) and HIV-positive patients (in the ad after the jump). I wonder if reaching out to D.C.'s HIV-positive residents requires distancing Whitman-Walker's AIDS care piece from its LGBT health piece. [...]
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 [...]
Last week on the Sexist, we took a look at potential complications facing trans patients at local hospitals. Commenters weighed in with their own experiences:
In June, the Mayor's Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs Affairs released the District's first report on the health of gay, lesbian, and bisexual residents [PDF]. At the report's conclusion, it admits to several limitations. Including this one: “there were no questions asked about transgender residents.”
Why did the report omit [...]
Two years ago, Roberta, a 59-year-old Arlington County resident, reported to Virginia Hospital Center for a breast-cancer screening. “There’s a man here to have a mammogram!” a clinician announced across the room when she arrived for her appointment.
Roberta is not a man—she’s a transgender woman who began publicly transitioning from male to female six years [...]