18 May
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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Snapchat Gender Flip Image Filter

Technology marches on. A new Snapchat application helps transpeople find themselves, and can also teach cis-people what it means to be trans. See: https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-gender-swap-photo-transgender-therapy-20190517-story.html

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11 May
  • By Veronica Zerrer
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Inaccurate Study of SD Police Released

In a Monday May 6th article the San Diego Union-Tribune reported the findings of a study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) on San Diego Police Department’s (SDPD) handling of encounters with the Transgender population. Entitled “Failing to Protect and Serve: Police Policies Towards Transgender People,” the study examined major Police Departments […]

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05 May
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Supreme Court To Hear T-Discrimination Case

It’s rare for a trans-rights issue to reach all the way to the US Supreme Court, but the court has agreed to hear in its next term R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. If there’s one legal battle our community needs to watch closely, it’s this one. See: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-20/meet-aimee-she-s-trans-and-got-fired-because-of-it  and also www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/04/22/supreme-court-transgender-discrimination-case-michigan/3542350002/   […]

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28 Apr
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FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH: TRANS NIGHTMARE?

As technology advances, the trans community faces new challenges. Here’s one particularly significant one: https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/24/a-transgender-ai-researchers-nightmare-scenarios-for-facial-recognition-software/

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22 Apr
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Tips For Traveling While Transgender

Air travel security is often an ordeal, and even more so for transpeople. Here are some suggestions for dealing with or overcoming obstacles: https://viewfinder.expedia.com/traveling-while-transgender/

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13 Apr
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JOB MARKET IMPROVING…BUT ONLY SLIGHTLY

Transpeople making steady but slow inroads into corporate America. See: https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-corporate-transgender-job-fair-20190408-story.html    

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07 Apr
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EMPOWERMENT = ACADEMICS / WORK / SERVICE

The 16th Annual Transgender Day of Empowerment (TDOE)  was held on April 5th at the Hillcrest LGBT Center. It focused on the key ingredients to Trans Empowerment of Scholarships, Employment, and Public Service. Academic study is always an event centerpiece, when the Tracie Jada O’Brien scholarships are awarded. Organizer Sarafina Scapicchio noted that in the […]

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27 Mar
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Local Vicki Estrada TED talk

Vicki Estrada owner of Estrada Land Planning and a Neutral Corner business panelist was featured in a TED talk released on March 24. Congratulations to our community member Vicki who continues to impress everyone she meets. You can view the talk here https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fattribution_link%3Fa%3DJ0n5xrz63II%26u%3D%252Fwatch%253Fv%253DGZB_aJUovKU%2526feature%253Dshare%26fbclid%3DIwAR023sSZL8Wc_qzGquFmlpUL3DoVZV95np1CSEVqWvsOuxPAm0JWo7UY7Eg&h=AT1SpbH0ro2qfq0OA3ypnW0J-qEiPr6c6z8gYaIpoQflaDY2khwhJwmvj9GMHtWNzELAFYzCE3hYG3ktYGXx7wE76yJ1eIt1tBxE1eQxc8GNQhgKAwI9qD0xL7WlpoYB5y6qX01-UkCQgD5wj-iztA8tCErK8TR_nN1XaGKcgggkPiw  

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24 Mar
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Transgen Candidates Face Financial Challenges

Once unthinkable, trans political candidates have become more visible in a number of electoral races. However, they still face the sheer financial challenge of running for public office. See https://publicintegrity.org/federal-politics/elections/transgender-political-candidates-are-increasingly-common-the-money-backing-them-is-not/          

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16 Mar
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Health Insurance Exclusions Hurting Transpeople

Perhaps the most important front in the fight for transrights is for health insurance coverage of crucial medicines and affirming surgeries. See https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/03/12/701510605/fresh-challenges-to-state-exclusions-on-transgender-health-coverage

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