Lo speaks on how federal recognitions of trans students rights

All Gender Restoom

Source: WTHR.com – Obama administration orders directive to schools on transgender bathroom use; Indiana schools respond (Source includes video interview) WASHINGTON – Local school districts are responding to a federal recommendation that all students be allowed to use the restroom of the gender they most identify with. The recommendation comes…

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Trans Hoosier Stories: Reaction to SB344 Dying

The Indiana State Senate killed a bill Tuesday that would have granted civil rights protections to lesbian, gay and bisexual Hoosiers before it could even come up for a vote. The bill did not include any protections for transgender Hoosiers. Korvin Bothwell and Melissa Eberle Bickel speak about what that…

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Transgender Hoosiers speak: Jayne’s Story

We’re going to be featuring more stories and letters from transgender Hoosiers talking about their experiences with discrimination, their fears about living in a less-than-accepting state, and what they would like their legislators to understand about transgender people. Here is Jayne’s story: Dear Legislators, I write today as more than…

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Trans Hoosiers discuss civil rights in Indiana

To address coming legislation about LGBT civil rights, several trans Hoosiers have come forward to tell their personal stories and share why having full civil rights protections for transgender people is essential in Indiana. Kimberly Acoff Kimberly Acoff has lived in Fort Wayne since her family moved there when she…

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Trans Hoosier Stories: Jacqueline Patterson, Korvin Bothwell, Drake Eilert

Drake Eliert

From the Indy Star: Transgender Hoosiers transition to new lives Coming out as transgender can alienate a person from family and friends. Studies show that about 20 percent of transgender people have been discriminated against when searching for a place to live. About 11 percent have been evicted because of…

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Indy Pride: History Night – Being Transgender in Indiana

On Wednesday June 10th, Indy Pride presented “Living History: Living Proof. Living Truth. (Being Transgender in Indiana)” for the first-ever Circle City IN Pride History Night. Focusing on the transgender community, History Night at Indy Reads Books featured conversations and readings from C. Michael Woodward, prominent lecturer and author; Marissa…

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South Bend transgender woman shares her journey

Meghan Buell, Director of Michiana GLBT Resource Center

Meghan Buell is the director of Michiana GLBT Resource Center and has helped Indiana Transgender Network put together provider resources from South Bend. Last night she spoke to local news about her journey. How did we miss that Meghan made The Trans 100? Congratulations, Meghan! Via ABC57 News: Local transgender…

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