Tag Archives: Transgender

You are not a burden

Today’s announcement by President Trump that thousands of patriotic service members will be barred from serving our nation in uniform solely on the basis of their gender identity is not only an act of discrimination, but an affront to core … Continue reading

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LENDA Testimony from Dylan Waguespack

The Forum for Equality is pleased to post the testimony on SB 155 from one of our most valued partners in equality. Thank you very much, Dylan, for your bravery and honesty! Thank you Mr. Chairman and members of the … Continue reading

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Chyna. Jaquarrius. Ciara.

The past couple of weeks have hit our community hard. Black transgender women and gender nonconforming youth of color face disproportionately high rates of violence and murder. In Louisiana, we have lost three members due to violence. Chyna Gibson. Jaquarrius … Continue reading

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We Salute Louisiana Trans Advocates

At the All-American Acclaim Awards Gala on October 8, we will celebrate the outstanding people who empower and uplift members of our community every day across Louisiana. The recipient of the 2016 Political Advocacy Award is Louisiana Trans Advocates. Founded … Continue reading

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Protecting Trans Youth!

This past Friday, the US Department of Justice issued a policy letter on transgender students and school life. The guide addresses such topics as name and pronoun use, confidentiality, harassment, participation in sports and the application of dress codes. It … Continue reading

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Not One More

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Today we remember the trans folks we have lost to anti trans violence. Their lives mattered. We must say their names. #NotOneMore

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Transgender Day of Rembrance 2014

Today, we mark Transgender Day of Remembrance and recall those people killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died around the world due to violence based on bias against transgendered … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance events around Louisiana New Orleans Saturday, November 16 from 10:15am until 12:00p Screening of Out of the Box Integrity New Orleans will mark the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (officially on November 20th) by staging a … Continue reading

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Sticks, Stones, Words

by Mary Griggs I recently witnessed a respected member of the LGBTQ community hectoring a respected member of the trans community on a Facebook forum. She had posted a link about finding a t-shirt company that markets with the slogan … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012

  The New Orleans Transgender Day of Remembrance event was held Sunday evening at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. Organized by the Louisiana Trans Advocates after the LGBT Community Center lost its lease, the event memorialized the 268 … Continue reading

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