Suspended trans teacher reinstated? Maybe not

Suspended trans teacher reinstated? Maybe not

laura jane klug beaumont enterpriseLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Nearly 2 weeks ago a transgender teacher in Texas was suspended following a “distraction” complaint from a parent. The teacher, Laura Jane Klug, was told by Lumberton Independent School District Superintendent John Valastro to stay home until ‘until the school board decides whether allow her to return to work’.

Following a school board meeting, there were news…

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Defiant anti-transgender bar owner loses business after accounts seized

Defiant anti-transgender bar owner loses business after accounts seized

chris pennerLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The saga of Portland, Oregon bar owner Chris Penner ended Saturday after he closed his bar after the seizure of his business accounts by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) to settle a $400,000 discrimination judgement against him.

Penner gained notoriety when he left a voice mail messages for his transgender customers of his bar, then called the P Club,…

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'Transgender rights are human rights' says India's Supreme Court

‘Transgender rights are human rights’ says India’s Supreme Court

transgender trans indiaLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In what appears to be a milestone for transgender rights around the world, the Supreme Court of the second most populated country in the world ruled that people can identify themselves as a third gender.

India’s Supreme Court Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan as reported in CTV News:“recognition of transgender (people) as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but…

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Transgender teacher suspended following parental transphobia

Transgender teacher suspended following parental transphobia

roger beard construction lumberton texasLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A transgender substitute teacher for Lumberton Independent School District in Texas found herself suspended following a “distraction” complaint from a parent of one of the students in her class.

Laura Jane Klug was told to stay home until the school board decides whether to let her return to work. Klug says she’s a professional and has worked at the school numerous…

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North Carolina trans student tells campus police: ‘stop bullying minorities!’

North Carolina trans student tells campus police: ‘stop bullying minorities!’

andraya williamsLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — After using a women’s restroom earlier this week at a college in North Carolina, a transgender student found herself surrounded by members of campus security and escorted off campus.

Andraya Williams was then informed by her school, Central Piedmont Community College, that she is suspended until she brought “medical proof” that she is female.

The college did say she…

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Transgender model comes out citing need to help others

Transgender model comes out citing need to help others

Geena RoceroLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — After migrating to the United States from the Philippines following sex change surgery at 19, trans woman Geena Rocero felt empowered to chase her dream to become a model in New York City after being issued a driver’s license according to a story ABS-CBN News.

Rocero: “That was a powerful moment, I mean for some people, their IDs are a license to drive or even to get…

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Christian college boots trans student from male dorm

Christian college boots trans student from male dorm

Jayce montgomery george fox university 2LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — George Fox University, a Christian college located a town just south of Portland, Oregon told a currently enrolled trans student that he would not be able to live with other men on campus this fall.

The student, Jayce Montgomery, has since filed a formal discrimination complaint and says the university’s decision made him ‘feel rejected, misunderstood and punished…

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Anti-trans rights foes go on a rampage in Maryland; California

Anti-trans rights foes go on a rampage in Maryland; California

afzaliLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — “So, ladies, if you happen to see a guy in a dress in the restaurant bathroom, you’ll know the bill passed and I voted NO!” wrote Maryland House Delegate Kathy Afzali in an email sent to her constituents. Afzali’s mocking of trans people is her way of trying to derail a trans rights bill in the Maryland House.

All Maryland House Republicans oppose the trans rights…

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Appeals court again overrules anti-trans “If you’re born male, you stay male” judge

Appeals court again overrules anti-trans “If you’re born male, you stay male” judge

judge bill gravesLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — An decision by Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves denying a second transgender person a name change was also overturned by a Oklahoma appeals court.

The appeals court anonymously granted Angela Renee Ingram her request. A year and a half ago the same appeals court overturned Judge Graves’ decision in a separate case to deny trans woman Christie Ann Harvey a…

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Marketing savvy trans mayor sells sizable shoe collection to help city

Marketing savvy trans mayor sells sizable shoe collection to help city

robbie mclaran Stu rasmussenLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Trans Mayor Stu Rasmussen of Silverton, Oregon is no stranger to this space. Rasmussen is the nation’s first openly transgender mayor and in 2012, he was re-elected to a fifth term in office. There is also a musical based on his life. (Rasmussen has no issue with pronouns but usually goes with he/him.)

Rasmussen now wants to unload his significant shoe collection to…

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