Canada takes major step in criminalizing discrimination of transgender people

Canada just took a major step forward in ensuring rights and protections for its transgender citizens. The Canadian Senate passed Bill C-16 on Thursday, a new law that expands the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, Read More

Kenne McFadden Is the 12th Trans Person of Color Murdered in the U.S. This Year

According to the Human Rights Campaign, Kenne McFadden, a 27-year-old Black trans woman from Texas, was found murdered near Riverwalk in San Antonio. McFadden was misgendered in early police reports, which is why it’s taken two months for trans rights activists and organizations to learn of her death. She is the 12th trans person of color murdered this year in the United States; almost all of those murders have taken the lives of Black trans women.

 

Texas governor signs anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ adoption bill…

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law legislation that would enable taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to refuse to place a child with LGBT families out of religious objections.

The legislation, House Bill 3859, forbids government agencies or contractors from taking “adverse action” against an agency that “has declined or will decline to provide, facilitate, or refer a person for child welfare services that conflict with, or under circumstances that conflict with, the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.”  Read More