Posted on June 27, 2008 by dunyazad
Well, Congress heard from the transgender community directly for the first time ever this week. If you missed it on C-SPAN (I did), Donna Rose has audio of the hearings here. If you’d prefer to read it, NTCE has transcripts here.
It’s all food for thought. Enjoy.
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Posted on June 20, 2008 by Khyri
Associated Press article, via the Tucson Citizen:
Transgender youth in New York’s juvenile detention centers are now allowed to wear whatever uniform they choose, be called by whatever name they want and ask for special housing under a new anti-discrimination policy drawing praise from advocacy groups.
Transgender youth are provided private sleeping quarters and are allowed to shower privately. They are also allowed to shave body parts, use makeup or grow their hair long.
The policy directs staff to learn and use the words gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender in an appropriate context when talking with youth.
While all residents may ask to be called by a preferred first name rather than their legal one, the policy says males who believe they are female must be called “she” and females who believe they are male must be referred to as “he.” Staff must use the preferred name and pronoun in any documents they file.
Read the full article here.
I think that’s pretty amazing. I just hope the implementation of the policy goes smoothly.
Edited to add: The Daily News article found here presents the same story in a much more negative fashion. I guess that’s inevitable, given the state of society today.
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