QUICKIE 03/05/2012

Ebony writes about the influence of black transgender people in “A Look at African-American Trans Trailblazers.”  The article describes one incredible woman, Lucy Hicks Anderson (1886-1954), who asserted her gender identity from early childhood, long before the word ‘transgender’ would be coined.

In response to the travesty of Limbaugh’s slanderous attacks on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student barred from testifying at the infamously all-male congressional hearing on women’s contraception, Aaron Bady has written an article distilling what this fight is really about:

“[H]e is defending precisely his right not to know how it works (or what things like Ovarian Cysts are), and the right of those for and to whom he speaks to be similarly ignorant. He is defending his right for that to be a woman’s problem…”

WI state Senator Bill Grothman introduced a bill that would require consideration of “non-marital parenting” as a contributing factor for abuse.  This threatens not just single mothers, but families headed by same-sex couples where “marital parenting” is simply not an option.

Here is a fact sheet based on research on the unique challenges faced by LGBT families of color.

Image is from the cover of the document, “LGBT Families of Color: Facts at a Glance.”

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Yessenia is a graduate student studying to be a speech therapist with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries. She spends far too much time correcting the wrong people on the internet, lifting heavy things and training her cats. She's a proud internet atheist and trolls only for the greater good.

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