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Texas State Senator Konni Burton has introduced a bill that would require schools to out LGBTQ kids to their parents. According to the Cut, Burton says a parent is entitled to all of a school’s records about their child’s “general physical, psychological or emotional well-being,” including sexual orientation and gender identity. On her website, Burton says she filed the bill in response to guidelines to protect trans students that passed in the Fort Worth school district earlier this year. Burton’s website reads: “Earlier this year, Fort Worth...
Yesterday was Trans Day Of Remembrance, an annual day to honor those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence. Vigils were held around the country. According to the Advocate, 26 trans people have been killed in 2016 so far, most of them trans women of color. In 2015, 21 trans people were killed. Keep in mind that these are the numbers that we know of, and that the real numbers may be higher. At Autostraddle, writer Mey Rude asks, how many trans people will be killed next year?...
Soul singer Sharon Jones died Friday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 60. Jones, who lead the Brooklyn-based band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, released her first record at 40 and was nominated for her first Grammy at 57, proving that success can be achieved at any age. Jones and the Dap-Kings were seen as spearheading the soul/funk revival; Prince joined them onstage in Paris in 2014, and Jones has been called “the female James Brown.” Jones underwent a public battle with pancreatic cancer,...
The subject of makeup application has come up in recent debate in the media due to a video released by a Japanese railway. The railway has urged its female passengers to avoid doing their makeup during their morning commute. The company in question is call Tokyu Corp., and the reaction to the video has seen both positive feedback and negative backlash.Tokyu Corp. cited the motivation behind the video was an attempt to have all passengers be considerate of their fellow commuters, which also includes individuals...
November 14th through the 20th marks Transgender Awareness Week. According to GLAAD, Transgender Awareness Week was founded to “help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces,” and throughout the week, many individuals from around the world have shown their support for this community by posting on social media, paid tribute to influential trans activists, as well as attended services and discussions about the transgender community. However, another way to celebrate this week is to tune some...