Tag: Transgender Rights

  • Transgender Rights in Schools: Obama Administration Releases Guidance for Proper Action

    Transgender Rights in Schools: Obama Administration Releases Guidance for Proper Action

    Last week, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education unveiled “significant guidance” for public schools to follow in order to protect the civil rights of transgender students. This guidance initiative utilizes the past reforms of Title IX—an amendment which bars discrimination in all federally funded schools—to defend transgender liberties and justify any precautions that should […]

  • MOVING TARGET: Monica James on police targeting

    MOVING TARGET: Monica James on police targeting

    The police are targeting vulnerable communities, says Monica James. They’re targeting black people. Hispanics. Muslims. Immigrants. Women. Youth. The transgender community, all “people of difference.” It’s not really news to the audience at Roxbury’s Madison Park High School. After all, the panel is called “Baltimore is Everywhere,” and the speakers include victims of police violence […]

  • WHAT ARE YOU?: Transgender women face risks in gendered shelters

    WHAT ARE YOU?: Transgender women face risks in gendered shelters

    By Sabrina Caserta Laze Ma coats her eyes with dark liner, adding a few sparkles for fun. She dabs her lips with plum gloss and picks out her favorite dress. Even though she’s been chronically homeless for six years, she’ll do everything in her power not to look it. “I used to wear towels on […]