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Transgender Group Wants Schwarzenegger's Belittling Comments Repudiated (tags)

Gender rights group demands repudiation of California's substitute-governor for his "girly-man" insult.

Unprecedented Week of Transgender Activism in Nation’s Capital (tags)

A bit of history occurred the end of April and early May. Three national transgender or gender-diverse civil rights organizations lobbied Capitol Hill simultaneously and, for the first time, all lobbied for the same issues. In addition, yet another rejuvenated national group conducted its first organized protest in years, and still another organization conducted a march to the Viet Nam Veterans’ Memorial, and conducted a historic wreath laying ceremony.

Transgenders, Families Gear Up to Lobby on Capitol Hill (tags)

Transgender activists from all over America will converge on Capitol Hill, April 29-30 to lobby Congress for transgender inclusion in, and passage of hate crimes and employment rights legislation. Lobby Days 2004 is sponsored by the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC), the country's largest and most active organization advocating for the rights of transgender Americans at federal, state, and local levels.

Administration Targets Federal Employees, Removes Protections for Sexual Orientation (tags)

Recently, one of Scott Bloch’s first acts as newly appointed Special Counsel to the White House was to instill fear in ‘homosexual’ employees of the federal government. In an increasingly common curtailment of individual rights, the Bush Administration has removed decades-long protections from employment discrimination against those who serve our nation.

Will Murdered Transgender Teen Be Tried Postmortem? (tags)

Attorneys for defendants in Northern California trial for 2002 murder of Transgender woman plans a "blame the victim" defense.

Araujo Murder Trial Scheduled to Begin April 5 (tags)

On October 3, 2002, 17-year-old Gwen Araujo was slowly and brutally murdered at a party after young men with whom she had previously had sex discovered that she was anatomically male. After finishing their "Tony Soprano-type" hit, they drove the teen's body to a site over 150 miles away and buried her in a shallow grave.

President Voices Support for Marriage Amidst Vocal Opposition (tags)

President George W. Bush threw his ideological weight into the looming battle over the civil rights of gay, lesbian, intersex, and transgender Americans. The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) decries these efforts to destabilize gay and gender-variant families in the hopes of garnering reelection support through religiopolitical bigotry.

CRITICS RAIL AGAINST SENATE PROMOTION OF GEN. CLARK (tags)

On Tues., Nov. 18, the senate confirmed a promotion of Major General Robert T. Clark to the rank of Lieutenant General, the Army's second highest rank. The senate confirmation drew rancor from the nation’s major Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Organizations, including the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC).

Religious Activists Influencing Congress on Who Receives Health Study Funding (tags)

This past week, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent a letter instructing the Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) to investigate what may be a sharing of confidential study information to the “religiopolitical extremist” group, Traditional Values Coalition (TVC)

Final Battle Over Controversial General's Promotion, NTAC Urges Action (tags)

After a delay of more than a year, the Senate Armed Services Committee has forwarded the nomination of Major General Robert T. Clark to the full Senate for confirmation. The decision drew disbelief and a call for action from the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC).

Family And City Remember Gwen Araujo, Murders of Transgenders Continue Unabated (tags)

A year can pass by in a seeming heartbeat. For family members of a slain child, though, a year can seem an eternity. On the first anniversary of her Gwen Araujo's murder, Sylvia Guerrero sat with approximately fifty family members in a memorial to her daughter.

Security Alert: "Males Dressed As Females" To Be Scrutinized When Traveling (tags)

Just in time for the upcoming Southern Comfort Conference and the fall convention season, the government issued new alerts two weeks ago to airport security and law enforcement agencies, which will impact the transgender community. This most recent alert specifically mentions 'males … dressed as females.'

Equality for California Transgendered Citizens! Governor Signs Bill Into Law (tags)

California Governor Gray Davis presented the gift of freedom to thousands of his fellow Californians on Saturday, August 2nd. In signing AB196, which clarifies the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act by including gender-identity and expression, Governor Davis brings California into a leadership position of a growing human rights struggle. California now becomes the most populous jurisdiction to enact equal rights for transgendered citizens.

TRANSGENDER ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSE BAIL BID (tags)

On July 16th, the lawyer for Michael Magidson -- the accused "key actor" in the brutal murder of transgender teenager Gwen Araujo -- will be attempting to get his $1.68 million dollar bail reinstated. Both the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition and the Remembering Our Dead project urges the court to keep Magidson behind bars.

SENATE TABLES GENERAL’S PROMOTION, NTAC ASKS FOR WITHDRAWAL OF CONSIDERATION (tags)

For the second time, Sen. John Warner (R-VA), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has delayed consideration of the promotion of an Army general who commanded the base where one soldier beat a fellow soldier to death. The decision drew praise from the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC), which also requested that the general’s promotion be removed from further consideration.

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