Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Historic Happenings for Transfolk!

Tomorrow will be two very significant events in transgender history! The first (and more positive event) is the historic House Hearings on Transgender Workplace Discrimination. The hearing is titled: "An Examination of Discrimination Against Transgender Americans in the Workplace". It will be heard in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor. It marks the first congressional hearing to focus solely on transgender issues.

The hearing is not specific to any particular legislation, but is focused on educating congressional representatives and house representatives. Several prominent advocates for transgender equality are being called as witnesses (Diego Sanchez, Diane Schorer etc), and of course the amazing Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality will be present.

In other news tomorrow will be the day that Montgomery County decides whether the ballot initiative to strike gender identity non-discrimination from the county law will be on the ballot come November.

And, of course, tomorrow is the day before the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots!

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