Jazz also took a firm stand in justifying why transgendered
children should be allowed to receive hormone therapy.
Men with guns intercept a van carrying transgendered
people and "kidnap" one of them.
More importantly, no transgendered
person was quoted, or even referred to, in the article.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) is dedicated to supporting the transgender community in the way of acting specifically on behalf of transgendered
people to confirm their legal identities.
In 1997, there was a "67 percent increase in bomb threats and bombings to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered
community," reports the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
"What makes it especially easy for tabloids is that transgendered
people are very unlikely to fight back.
But other residents - including former men who have undergone sex reassignment surgery - say it's reasonable to ask people claiming to be transgendered
to provide a driver's license or other identification to prove they are legally the gender they say they are.
"These caucuses have served as a base for political mobilization as well as a supportive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered
union members," Sears notes.
Your stories are peopled by some transgendered
folks, but they're also about people's search for connection and identity and love--
Whether the issue is promoting more people-of-color leaders in our movement, whether it is working harder to be inclusive of bisexual and transgendered
people, whether it is better recognizing the qualities that queer youth bring to the table, or whether it is recognizing our elders as leaders and not icons, we must model the very essence of transformed politics.
Extending the city's civil rights protections to transgendered
people could have symbolic and real effects.