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2-23-17
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WITHDRAWS PROTECTION FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/22/politics/doj-withdraws-federal-protections...

Donald Trump is making this a states rights issue when it should not be a states rights issue. Please pay attention and know if you are still protected under the state in which you live in. In Iowa transgendered students are still protected under the Iowa Civil Rights Act. Please Please Please, pressure politicians, especially at the local level and ask them what they plan to do about ensuring the protection of transgendered students. We need to demand that we are heard. We are not going to settle until everyone is safe.

2-24-17
Under Texas governing policy for athletics, students must wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates.
https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/02/24/transgender...

2-26-17
COMPILATION CREATED BY THE DES MOINES REGISTER IN REPONSE TO DONALD TRUMPS WITHDRAWL OF PROTECTION OF TRANSGENDER ACCESS TO RESTROOMS.
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/videos/life/2017/02/24/videos-transgend...

ACLU DEMANDS APOLOGY FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENT (VINTON, IA)
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2017/02/24/aclu-de...

WHEN WE RISE (BEGINS AIRING FEBRUARY 27TH)
When We Rise" was written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today. Starring in the mini-series are Guy Pearce ("Memento," "L.A. Confidential") as LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds," "Angels in America") as women's rights leader Roma Guy, Rachel Griffiths ("Brothers and Sisters," "Six Feet Under") as her wife, social justice activist Diane, Michael K. Williams ("Boardwalk Empire,""The Wire") as African-American community organizer Ken Jones and Ivory Aquino as transgender-activist Cecilia Chung. Get your first look here and see the full air schedule below!
http://abc.go.com/news/insider/when-we-rise-miniseries-is-coming-to-abc-...

3-3-17
Today, 122 Members of Congress signed on to a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to reinstate critical guidance detailing schools’ obligations to transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. http://www.hrc.org/blog/more-than-100-members-of-congress-urge-president...

3-6-17
U.S. SUPREME COURT REJECTS TRANSGENDER RIGHTS CASE
http://www.kwwl.com/story/34675002/2017/03/06/us-supreme-court-rejects-t...

3-7-17
HUNDREDS GATHER AT IOWA CITY PED MALL TO SUPPORT TRANSGENDER RIGHTS
http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Hundreds-gather-at-Iowa-City-Ped-Mall-t...

3-7-17
TRANS WOMEN OF COLOR ARE MISSING FROM THE CONVERSATION ABOUT TRANSPHOBIA
https://thinkprogress.org/trans-women-of-color-are-grieving-and-ignored-...

3-8-17
JUDGE: GENDER LAWS ARE AT ODDS WITH SCIENCE
http://time.com/4679726/judge-biological-sex-laws-marriage-bathrooms/

3-27-17
ATLANTA MARCH DECRIES VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANS PEOPLE
http://www.projectq.us/atlanta/atlanta_march_decries_violence_against_tr...

3-24-17
Trump Appoints Radical Anti-LGBTQ Activist to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office
http://www.hrc.org/blog/trump-appoints-radical-anti-lgbtq-activist-to-le...

3-22-17
Kalter: Transgender med student signals new era
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/lindsay_kalter/2017/03/kalte...

6-14-17
First Look at Matt Bomer Playing a Trans Woman in a Movie Made by Cis Men
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/06/first-look-matt-bomer-playing-trans-...

6-15-17
13th Trans Woman of Color Murdered THIS Year Josie Berrios
http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/number-13-rest-in-peace-josie-ber...

6-16-17
Dubuque Police Investigating homophobic graffiti found day after Pulse massacre anniversary
https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.telegraphh...