Magician Justin Willman provides a great demonstration of why the anti-transgender bathroom debate is so stupid. With added peanut butter and jelly.
This groundbreaking new ad depicts the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms—and highlights the lack of state and federal nondiscrimination protections for transgender people. The ad will have its national TV debut on FOX News Channel next Thursday, July 21, during the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. It will air nationwide again on MSNBC during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia one week later. (more…)
(Daily Mirror) A transgender woman was kicked out of the female toilets at a nightclub – and told to use the DISABLED ones instead.
Morganna Snow, 24, was banned from using the women’s loo after up to 20 clubbers reportedly said they were ‘uncomfortable’ sharing the facilities with her. (more…)
(The Telegraph) There seems to be a bit of generational divide about transgender issues.
Many people in their twenties (my age) will be completely unsurprised by the BBC’s report into the Tavistock Centre – the country’s only NHS facility for transgender children. They will be unfazed by the fact that it had 1,419 referrals last year, more than ten times the figure in 2010. They will regard this as just an ordinary feature of the world we now live in. Trans people exist; get used to it. (more…)
(BBC) The Obama administration has told schools to let transgender pupils use toilets matching their gender identity.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said schools that don’t comply may face lawsuits or lose federal aid if they do not comply. (more…)