WINDY CITY TIMES
||Report looks at trans community and the law
A new report states that restroom-access measures that target transgender people contribute to a pattern of criminalizing individuals solely on their gender identity.
"Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails Transgender People" analyzes how transgender and gender non-conforming people face high levels of discrimination in many areas of life putting them at risk for economic insecurity, the experience of homelessness and reliance on survival economies.
"Unjust" spotlights laws regarding restrooms as well as HIV and sex-work criminalization. Among the facts the report unveils is that, during the 2015-2016 legislative session, at least 20 states proposed legislation restricting restroom access for transgender people.
The Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ) and the Center for American Progress ( CAP )in partnership with the Advancement Project, Forward Together, JustLeadershipUSA, the National LGBTQ Task Force, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Transgender Law Centerauthored the report. It is online at LGBTMap.org/criminal-justice-trans.
Press release at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Report-Bathroom-bills-further-criminalize-trans-lives/55318.html .
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|SHOWBIZ 'Lovecraft,' Tony nominees, RuPaul, Megan Thee Stallion 2020-10-19|
- The HBO show Lovecraft Country recently introduced a new character, Yahimaa Two-Spirit person who was quickly murdered and never mentioned again. But now, showrunner Misha Green has gone on Twitter to apologize for what she calls ...
|NATIONAL Autistic trans guide, trans death, AIDS Quilt, intersex study 2020-10-19|
- The National LGBTQ Task Force and the AWNNetwork released a collaborative guide, "Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital"a groundbreaking first-of-its-kind publication filled with tips and ...
|WORLD French plan, 'gay panic' defense, trans youth case, Northern Triangle 2020-10-19|
- The French government unveiled a national plan to combat hatred and discrimination against LGBTQ people, and the initiative emphasises the importance of inclusive education in stamping out homophobia, RFI.fr reported. The three-year plan aims to make ...
|Equality Illinois condemns transphobic posts by State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi 2020-10-14|
--From a press release - CHICAGO - Newly exposed discriminatory comments show it's deja vu in DuPage County following racist and homophobic remarks by State Rep. Amy Grant last month. The Patch reported that voters learned that state Rep. Deanne Mazzochi ...
|Court declines to review ruling ordering medically care for Idaho trans prisoner 2020-10-14|
--From a NCLR press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a federal court decision ordering the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery ...
|Transphobic ad attacks U.S. House candidate Gina Ortiz Jones 2020-10-13|
--From a press release - Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to public office, condemned the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) for releasing a transphobic ...
|Collaborate Arts Institute to mark 10th anniversary 2020-10-12|
- Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), 7409 N. Greenview Ave., is celebrating its 10th-anniversary season with fall offerings that include the annual Collaborative Works Festival, two recitals as part of the Lieder Lounge series and the ...
|WORLD India couple, Japan items, pro-trans writers, Nigeria job fair 2020-10-12|
- In India, a same-sex couple approached the Delhi High Court seeking legal recognition of their marriage under the Foreign Marriage Act, India.com reported. The petitioners, an Indian citizen and an overseas citizen, are two gay men ...
|NATIONAL Marriage equality, minister and trans journalist die, HRC 2020-10-12|
- LGBTQ-rights advocates are warning of a renewed threat to marriage equality, NBC News reported. President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignited fears of ...
|World Rugby bans trans women players
- International body World Rugby ruled Oct. 9 that transgender women may not participate in elite and international women's rugby, Reuters reported. In new guidelines, World Rugby said the naturally acquired physical benefits that trans women receive ...
|PASSAGES Transgender advocate, journalist Monica Roberts dies 2020-10-08|
--From a National LGBTQ Task Force press release - "This week, the LGBTQ+ community lost one of our fiercest voices in Monica Roberts, an activist who not only lifted up the stories of trans people and inspired generations of countless transgender and non-binary people but ...
|City passes ordinance recognizing nonbinary Chicagoans 2020-10-08|
- Chicago City Council passed a new ordinance Oct. 7 ensuring that non-binary Chicagoans will not be marginalized in City rules and forms. The new rules take effect within 60 days. The measure, introduced this past spring ...
|SHOWBIZ Whitney Houston, all-trans 'Brokeback,' Sam Smith, 'Chicago Med' 2020-10-05|
- A hologram of the late Whitney Houston was used in a livestream showallegedly without permission from her estate, NME.com reported. Hologram USA founder Alki David had originally worked on Houston's likeness in 2016. The hologram appeared ...
|WORLD Egypt arrests, Trans Legal Mapping Report, designer dies 2020-10-05|
- In Egypt, authorities are accused of using dating apps and social media to track down and arrest queer folks in their latest attempt to "clean the streets," Out.com noted. Human Rights Watch interviewed 15 people who ...
|Jessica Halem to open Transforming Care Conference 2020-10-05|
--From a press release - The Equitas Health Institute's virtual 2020 Transforming Care Conference on LGBTQ+ HIV & Health Equity opens Wednesday, October 14 with Jessica Halem's presentation of "Mourn the Dead & Fight Like Hell for the Living." As a ...