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Wisconsin after DOMA: What's next?

Thursday, September 19th, 6:30pm in Sage Hall #1232

Join us for a panel discussion on the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States on DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act). Panel members will explain what the Court’s decision means for the State of Wisconsin…and what it doesn’t mean.

Panel members include:

  • Susan Rensing, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and History at UWO
  • Kathy Flores, Diversity Coordinator for the City of Appleton
  • Katie Belanger, President & CEO or Fair Wisconsin
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California bans insurance discrimination against trans people

gaywrites:

On Tuesday, California became the third state (plus D.C.) to expressly state that insurance companies must provide coverage for necessary transition-related treatment for transgender people. The other states that explicitly ban anti-trans discrimination for insurance matters are Colorado and Oregon. 

The directive, which the Transgender Law Center hails as “groundbreaking,” confirms that California’s Insurance Gender Non-Discrimination Act mandates equal access for all patients to medically necessary treatment, regardless of the patient’s gender identity or expression. 

“This one letter will save lives,” Masen Davis, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center, said in a statement. “For years, transgender Californians have been denied coverage of basic care merely because of who we are. Discriminatory insurance exclusions put transgender people and our families at risk for health problems and financial hardship. Now we can finally get the care we need.”

Fantastic news. This needs to be a national standard. 

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queerability:

80% of trans students reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression.

From FenwayHealth.org

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kaeandlucy:

calzonarizzles:

Should I leave this out for my parents???

DO IT!

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(via wertheyouth)

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queerability:

Image is a piece of paper with text written on it: “Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.”

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