A growing body of academic studies confirms transgender discrimination

A growing body of academic studies confirms transgender discrimination

Kenji-Baptiste OIKAWA,LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Another study? Some of you may be asking once again how many studies do we need? The answer: As many as possible. What seems obvious to us, may not be the case for those that make decisions on our behalf — legislators, administrators and the judicial branch. A growing body of academic works — all having the same findings — is one of the best tools to get lasting and…

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Trans model Andreja Pejic has SRS surgery, now identifies as female

Trans model Andreja Pejic has SRS surgery, now identifies as female

 andreja pejicLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In addition, she spells her name differently — it’s Andreja, not Andrej. Pejic’s surgery was earlier this year, putting an end to her career as an androgyne model. In the future she’ll be female in her photos, erasing a previous ambiguity which boosted her modelling career. The publication of many topless photos triggered controversies about whether the photos should…

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New Belgium transgender MP is 4th world-wide

New Belgium transgender MP is 4th world-wide

PetraDeSutterLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Government reforms opened the door for the seating of Belgium’s first openly transgender MP. Petra De Sutter was sworn in on July 10th to the Belgium Senate in Brussels.

De Sutter is a department head at University Hospital Ghent and a professor at the University of Ghent. She campaigned on environmental and health issues. It is expected she will focus on health…

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Judge slams murderer of Belgrade trans woman with 35 year sentence

Judge slams murderer of Belgrade trans woman with 35 year sentence

Minja KocisLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Five years after the stabbing death of Belgrade trans woman Minja Kocis, a Serbian judge this month sentenced Ivica Mihajlovic to 35 years in prison. In addition, Novica Radosavljevic, Mihajlovic’s accomplice, got 8 years.

After Mihajlovic and Radosavljevic attempted to rob her in her apartment, Kocis fought back. Mihajlovic in turn, stabbed her in the heart twice…

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Murdered Baltimore trans woman is sibling of NBA player

Murdered Baltimore trans woman is sibling of NBA player

Mia HendersonLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Another trans woman was brutally murdered in Baltimore, Maryland. Mia Henderson’s body was found by police in an alley on July 16th. Baltimore police say there was sufficient trauma to believe the crime is a homicide. An autopsy is pending.

The Baltimore police do not know if this incident is related to the murder of trans woman Kandy Hall earlier this summer. Police…

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Two Seattle women arrested following transphobic rampage

Two Seattle women arrested following transphobic rampage

Artega Jackson Marjorie MarpleLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — After being videotaped attacking and chasing down a woman they thought to be transgender, Seattle police arrested Artega Jackson and put out a warrant for the arrest of Marjorie Marple for an attack that occurred on June 11th according to a report on KIRO-TV.

The unnamed victim captured the attack on her phone after Jackson and Marple accosted her on a Seattle…

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University plays God card, gets transgender discrimination approval

University plays God card, gets transgender discrimination approval

robin baker george fox universityLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Got a transgender student in your college dorm? No problem, get a God Exemption from the government and boot him out!

This is exactly what George Fox University President Robin Baker did with transgender student Jayce Montgomery earlier this year. When Montgomery raised a ruckus and wouldn’t agree to other housing, Baker’s administration quietly requested a “religion…

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Move over RuPaul, there’s an Emmy nomination for Laverne Cox

Move over RuPaul, there’s an Emmy nomination for Laverne Cox

laverne coxLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Today is another milestone in a year of milestones for transgender people — trans woman Laverne Cox was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the television series Orange Is the New Black.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated Cox for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Cox portrays trans inmate Sophia Burset in the series.

This makes Cox the…

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Hobby Lobby playing Bathroom Cop with transgender employee

Hobby Lobby playing Bathroom Cop with transgender employee

courtesy-meggan-sommerville_0LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In a case before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, a 16-year transgender employee of Hobby Lobby claims she was discriminated against following a reprimand for using the women’s restroom at work according to a story in Newsweek.

Meggan Sommerville says that after she transition in 2011, Hobby Lobby began writing her up when she began using the women’s restroom…

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No endorsement for transgender Nevada Assembly candidate Lauren Scott

No endorsement for transgender Nevada Assembly candidate Lauren Scott

lauren ScottLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — While Lauren Scott is a great trans role model — her founding of Equality Nevada, and her success in gaining rights for trans/LGBT Nevadans is testimony to this — she has unfortunately chosen to align herself with the political party that would legislate trans people out of existence.

That’s right, Scott is running as a Republican for the Nevada state assembly. Her…

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