Tuesday, February 05, 2008

gender privilege

Legal clinic proposed to address those with gender-related issues

Feb 3, 2008

BALTIMORE - A group of Maryland lawyers hopes to start a legal clinic that would serve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people - underserved groups that advocates say have special legal problems.

When the proposed FreeState Law Project opens this fall, it would be the first of its kind in the state and one of a few in the country, organizers said. . . .Read More

TYFA launches Support/Referral Source for families of gender variant/transgender children ages 3-18

TransYouth Family Advocates, Inc. (TYFA) is proud to announce the launch of TYFA-TALK!

TYFA_TALK is an online support group and referral source for parents, grandparents and guardians negotiating the journey of raising gender variant and transgender children ages 3-18. Members will be able to ask questions, gather information and seek support and referrals from TYFA Board Members and other parents, grandparents and guardians who are also raising gender variant and transgender children. . . .Read More

City passes transgender ordinance

Sun staff writer


Gainesville city commissioners voted 4-3 early Tuesday morning to approve an ordinance protecting the rights of transgender citizens, after listening to more than two hours of comments.

A majority of citizens who spoke during the meeting opposed the ordinance, and several times Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan had to ask the large crowd to quiet down their cheers and jeers. . . .Read More

Dean names three from Boston to Democratic Convention roles



. . . .(Diego) Sanchez, a longtime South End resident, will be the first transgender member of a national convention committee. He is one of a record-setting seven members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community who were chosen. . . .Read More

Dallas clinic’s transgender health services fill need

by John Wright of Dallas Voice


Before endorsing a clinic that provides hormone therapy for transgender people, Maeve O’Connor wanted to do some quality control. . . .Read More

Native American

by Library Coordinator


In honor of American Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month in November, we featured a selection of books and movies of GLBT Native American interest. Including both historical and contemporary non-fiction, these books challenge the Western concepts of sex, gender, homosexuality, and identity politics. . . .Read More

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month

Wayne Clews steps back in time


For some, February may be a time for thinking up deliriously romantic shenanigans for Valentine’s Day in an attempt to pump a bit of life into an otherwise flagging relationship. However, for those of a more serious bent, February sees the return of the annual LGBT History Month. . . .Read More