Philly Council approves resolution opposing Pa. House GOP’s anti-transgender sports bill
By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia City Council has approved a resolution sponsored by City Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to oppose a Republican-authored bill now before the state House prohibiting transgender athletes in Pennsylvania from participating in high school and college sports that correspond to their gender. At-large Councilmembers Kendra Brooks, Helen Gym, […]
Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives’ longtime strategy to rally their base | Opinion
A civil rights scholar looks at the large number of anti-transgender policies being debated and passed in state capitols. They are a staple issue for conservatives who want to rally their base.
Transgender youth are coming out and living in their gender much earlier than older generations | Opinion
A survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.
‘Some fights need more help than others’: NFL star adds his voice to battle against transgender sports bills | Frank Pizzoli
“I think we need to realize that some fights need more help than others and we all need to work together to create change." he said.
‘We are the victims’: Pa. House, Senate bills would ban gay, trans-panic defense
Thirteen other states have already moved to ban this dehumanizing defense tactic in criminal cases.
Pa.’s horrible anti-transgender sports bill is horrible in dozens of other states, too | Friday Morning Coffee
Just another reminder that terrible ideas, like misery, love company.
Why sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans | Opinion
For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist.
Pa. GOP House bill would ban transgender athletes from women’s interscholastic athletics
Exact language of the proposal is not yet available. But the legislation, sponsored primarily by Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland, is titled the “Save Women’s Sports Act.”
Philly and beyond to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31
The Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs will host a trans flag raising on March 31, including remarks by the department’s executive director Celena Morrison on the importance of the day.
As states move on anti-trans bills, Pa.’s LGBTQ residents are still vulnerable to discrimination | Friday Morning Coffee
For the folks in the back: Now is an excellent time to pass long overdue LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation.
Philly’s transgender community speaks out on intimate partner violence
A 2015 report by the Williams Institute found that roughly 31 to 50 percent of trans people experience IPV at some point in their life, compared to 20 percent of cisgender people.
A conservative PAC is sending harmful and misleading texts about transgender children to voters
Pennsylvania voters are no strangers to getting text messages about the upcoming election. Especially in a swing state like this one, get-out-the-vote campaigns are targeting voters at a rapid rate.