National Center for Transgender Equality
The reason for the current trans bathroom panic is simple: our schooling was terribly deficient.
For a very long time we've wanted to act like we're protecting women by gendering spaces, but all we're really doing is enabling the misogyny to continue everywhere outside of those spaces.
"Raffi Freedman-Gurspan demonstrates the kind of leadership this Administration champions."
It's been a busy legislative season, and you would have to have been under a rock, to not know about the conservative attack on transgender people, and where we go to the bathroom.
Mara Keisling, Founding Executive Director of National Center for Transgender Equality, Discusses Racial Equality
We agreed that President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have been the most trans-friendly administration ever in U.S. history. There has been much progress, but in 2015 there is still much work to be done to gain full equality and rights.
The "Season's Greetings" banner hung across South Florissant Road in Ferguson, Missouri, is a far smaller piece of incongruity than the Christmas truce on the Western Front during World War I a century ago, but it provides a contemporary reminder of the contrast between our ideals and our treatment of one another.
I would like to return to the post that generated the most debate and heat, "Burying the Lede: The LGBT Community's Deafening Silence on Federal Transgender Employment Protections," which provided in-depth background about the most momentous federal trans-rights advance in our history, and the community silence that followed. It struck a chord.
Acting Director Kris Hayashi of the Transgender Law Center Discusses Trans Equality in 2014 and the Future
My discussion with Kris is centered around trans equality now and the future. We discuss the inequality still facing trans people, especially trans women of color, and how we as a community move forward to progress to full equality and being treated fairly without bias and discrimination.
If we're really going to make a better world for all trans people, it's not enough to keep doing what we're doing. We've got to go further, think bigger. We've got to make our movement stronger, bolder, and broader.