Tag: transgender

NYT: Trump administration may try to define transgender people out of existence legally

WASHINGTON — The New York Times reported on Sunday that the Trump administration is considering defining gender as biological condition determined by genitalia at birth. This is the latest move by the administration against the LGBTQ community and at the transgender community specifically. From the New York Times: A series of decisions by the Obama…

Queering the Latinx Community – Keynote at Illinois State

NORMAL — Juniperangelica will be speaking at the Professional Development Annex in Normal this coming Thursday. Their keynote is sponsored by the Association of Latin American Students, ISU Pride and Diversity Advocacy. From the Facebook event: Join ALAS and Pride in welcoming Juniperangelica Cordova to campus. Juniperangelica Cordova is a translatina organizer from Los Angeles, Ca. Rooted…

Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN to Ninth Circuit: Don’t breathe life into transgender military ban

PORTLAND – Lawyers in the lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN challenging the Trump Administration’s plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services today urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to maintain the preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the discriminatory ban. Lawyers also asked the…

Transgender woman killed on Chicago west side

CHICAGO — A transgender woman was found dead late Wednesday night in Chicago’s West Garfield neighborhood, local media reported. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the woman was identified as Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier. She was with a male inside an abandoned building in the 4500 block of West Adams, according to the newspaper. When a…

IDOC denies abuse allegations in transgender inmate’s lawsuit

BELLEVILLE — The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) has denied abuse allegations made in a transgender inmate’s lawsuit on Monday. The Belleville News-Democrat reported Wednesday that IDOC had responded to a lawsuit filed by Deon “Strawberry” Hampton. She sued to be moved to a women’s correctional facility. She has been moved to several men’s prisons…