Resources for Accessing and Expanding Transgender Health Care The following links lead to resources for investigating health care options, learning about your rights, organizing for improved access to services or connecting with an organization. MEDICAL CARE World Professional Organization for Transgender Health (WPATH). This international organization at the forefront of medical advising for transgender health [...]
Pride at Work is at the forefront of the struggle to pass federal legislation that protects all workers based on sexual orientation AND gender identity.
Right now there is no federal law that prohibits firing someone or discriminating against someone at work because they are gay or gender queer. 96% of Trans people living in San Francisco earn less than the median income. Trans people are disproportionately unemployed and underemployed. To protect against discrimination against Trans and all LGBTQ people Pride at Work is part of the struggle to pass a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that protects workers on the basis of sexual orientation AND gender identity.
The struggle for rights for trans people can not be separated from the struggle for equality for all queers. A version of ENDA that only protects workers on the basis of sexual orientation leaves behind butch lesbians, effeminate males, trans people, and any other (straight or queer) gender non-conformist. A non-inclusive ENDA would leave a huge piece of of our community as open targets in their workplaces.
Trans healthcare is a right! People who are transgender routinely need to spend tens of thousands of dollars for basic healthcare needs, even when they are covered by your healthcare plans. This happens because your company inserts “transgender exclusions” into your plans. We demand that your healthcare organization immediately remove all transgender exclusions in the [...]
QUEER-IN against SIT/LIE Saturday, December 18 12-4pm on the sidewalk in front of 575 Castro Street As part of the “Sidewalks are for Everyone” day of actions against the newly implemented Sit/ Lie ordinance, we’ll be joining a bunch of Queers around the city who are gathering on the sidewalk outside Harvey Milk’s old camera [...]
Op-Ed by Gabriel Haaland for The Guardian questioning why Pelosi hasn’t called for a vote on The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would prevent workplace discrimination for LGBT people nationwide. Why is Pelosi killing ENDA? OPINION Why is the Congressmember from the gayest city in America blocking legislation that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [...]
On Tuesday July 27th, SF Pride at Work, One Struggle One Fight, GetEqual and the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club, members of the LGBTQ community and labor supporters gathered at Pelosi’s office to send the message that we need the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) immediately. While the community picketed in front of the Federal Building, [...]
Trans March turns five Published 06/26/2008 Bay Area Reporter by Matthew S. Bajko Kinnari urged spectators to join the annual Trans March as it passed down Market Street last year. Photo: Rick Gerharter Now in its fifth year, the annual Trans March will kick off Pride weekend Friday night with what organizers expect will be [...]
Activists to boycott gay-rights group dinner http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/25/BA4J11ECVE.DTL Wyatt Buchanan, San Francisco Chronicle Wednesday, June 25, 2008 As gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people prepare to celebrate gay pride in San Francisco this weekend, many of them also are organizing a boycott and protest of the country’s largest gay rights organization. Activists plan to be on [...]
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=3095 by Matthew S. Bajko Bay Area Reporter email@example.com alls to boycott this year’s Human Rights Campaign gala dinner in San Francisco are growing louder as the national group’s July 26 fundraiser grows nearer. The Washington, D.C.-based LGBT lobbyist organization upset many in the Bay Area’s LGBT community last year when it backed passage of [...]
What Does the HRC Have to do With a Trans-Inclusive ENDA, and Why are we Protesting Their Dinner? Because HRC leader Joe Solomonese is a habitual liar who has betrayed every other major LGBT organization in the nation: At the Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) in September 2007, Solomonese promised that HRC would oppose any attempt [...]
The LGBT community and its allies have been fighting for years to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to protect all LGBTQ people from workplace discrimination. On September 26, 2007, the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) included protections against discrimination in the workplace based on one’s sexual orientation AND gender identity, but by the end [...]