Thursday, 25 May 2017

An Open Letter To Those Praising The New York Times ‘Tomboy’ Piece

Why do we need to have a conversation about the harms of gender norms that does so through the lens of affirming one’s not-trans-ness?
Well worth reading to the end: An Open Letter To Those Praising The New York Times ‘Tomboy’ Piece

Wendy Davis: Texas Lawmakers Are Bullying Transgender Youth

Just a couple of weeks ago, as the Texas legislature entered the final days of its legislative session, House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together, tearfully, to pledge their support for “David’s Law,” a bill that addresses cyberbullying. Named for a San Antonio teen who took his own life after being bullied, the law would require public schools to establish cyberbullying policies and systems for anonymous reports.

As Republican State Rep. Wayne Faircloth said, speaking in favor of the bill: “It is time to treat each other with respect, and that starts here in this House… We have to set the example here. It’s how we treat each other. It’s how we walk. It’s how we talk. It’s how we listen to seek to understand, to make a difference.”

Just 10 days later, some of those very same lawmakers became the bullies... Wendy Davis: Texas Lawmakers Are Bullying Transgender Youth at motto.time.com

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

EU Parliament reiterates commitment to combating homophobia