stuff pansexuals need to know
This is a submission and I support it:
This is a submission and I support it:
If you are a transgender person in Sweden today looking to legally change your gender, in the 21st century you are still forced to undergo surgery that will render you permanently infertile and forever unable to have children. This barbaric practice of forced sterilizations has to stop!
The majority of the Swedish parliament is in favor of modifying this law - but up until now Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has let a small conservative party block this long awaited reform.
Let’s make sure the Prime Minister knows that the majority of Sweden, and Europe - wants to see Sweden on the right side of history - by eliminating this archaic practice.
Please take one minute to sign this urgent letter to the Prime Minister of Sweden asking him to stop playing politics with the fundamental human rights of Swedish citizens. Our friends at RFSL, the Swedish LGBT Federation, will deliver your signatures directly to the Prime Minister’s office.
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Recently when a transgender child tried to join her local Girl Scout troop, she was excluded, despite identifying as a girl. Thankfully, Girl Scouts of America came out with a response saying “Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”
Girl Scout of America’s statement is exactly what (often at risk) LGBT children need to hear to know it really does get better.
Unfortunately, bigoted people have responded to Girl Scouts of America’s statement with prejudice and suggestions of boycotting the cookies.
Fight the boycotts and show Girl Scouts of America just how much support there is for equal rights for LGBT kids. Buy as many thin mints as you want this year and report back on just how many boxes of cookies you’re eating for equality.
Recently, there has been contriversy in the Girl Scouts of America because a Colorado based Troop admitted a transgender girl into their Troop. Their decision has caused three Louisiana Troop leaders to resign and has prompted a California Girl Scout to make a YouTube video calling for a boycott on Girl Scout Cookies.
She wants the Girl Scouts to know that America is not happy with Transgendered people, and we NEED to prove her wrong. Whether you are Gay, Straight, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed, Pansexual doesn’t matter. If you are a friend to the LGBT community, buy Girl Scout Cookies this year. Please, your friends need your support.
ABC has cancelled controversial cross-dressing comedy Work It after two episodes.
Work It was dismissed by both critics (who criticized its brand of comedy) and the gay community (for the message it supposedly communicated). The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign took to out an ad in a Hollywood trade to show how the could have a negative impact on the transgender community. Using photos of transgender Americans, an ad in Variety features statistics from the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force on discrimination to demonstrate how the comedy could be misinterpreted by viewers.
FEDERAL LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW
Banned job discrimination based on gender identity throughout the Federal government (the nation’s largest employer)
RESPECT & INCLUSION
Named open transgender appointees (the first President ever to do so)
The Administration will continue to make steady progress on our issues whether we help strengthen its hand or not. But the stronger it is, the faster that progress will come.
By Deepa on January 4, 2012
As we gear up for 2012, it’s worth looking back at the progress President Obama made for the LGBT community in America, as well as the nation as a whole, over the course of 2011. These actions represent real follow-through on the campaign promises he made four years ago. Here are just ten of the steps the President has made toward equality for gay and lesbian couples, transgender veterans, and all Americans seeking equality and justice.
#10: On June 9, the Veterans Health Administration established policies that ensured respectful and equal treatment for transgender veterans.
#9: In his presidential proclamation of National Adoption Month, President Obama called for equal treatment of same-sex couples as adoptive parents and LGBT foster children “regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status”.
#8: December 1st, World AIDS Day: President Obama re-committed the United States to creating an AIDS-free generation – check out Phil’s story about living with HIV.
#7: After receiving counsel from President Obama, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management issued guidelines protecting transgender federal employees from workplace discrimination. Hear Dee Dee Chamblee’s story.
#6: On March 10, 2011, President Obama and the First Lady hosted the first-ever White House conference to combat bullying in America’s schools. Watch their message to young people.
#5: On December 6th, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum creating the ﬁrst-ever U.S. government strategy dedicated to combating human rights abuses against LGBT persons abroad.
#4: President Obama backed a legislative effort to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. This news came only a short time after the administration announced that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the law in court.
#3: 2.5 million more young Americans are insured under the Affordable Care Act – Emily, a college student from Nebraska, explains how President Obama’s work for health care reform affects her life every day.
#2: "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is repealed – gay and lesbian servicemembers can now serve their country openly.
#1: December 14, 2011: “And in the quiet of night, you will recall that your heart was once touched by fire. You will know that you answered when your country called; you served a cause greater than yourselves; you helped forge a just and lasting peace with Iraq, and among all nations. I could not be prouder of you, and America could not be prouder of you.” – President Barack Obama at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, honoring combat veterans coming home from Iraq.
…There has been, and continues to be, in most places around the country a strong connection between the transgender and bisexual communities. Indeed, the two communities have been strong allies. They both have a natural affinity born of living in the gray areas. Both are neither one thing nor the other; both confound the people who view the world in simple either/or, dualist manner. The transgender and the bisexual communities are natural allies. They have many common goals and they tend to understand each other. We are doing each other’s work.