Queer youth of color face unique hardships that lead to extreme amounts of discrimination. While 1 in 3 LGBTQ people identify themself as a person of color, schools and services are not addressing their specific needs. Click here to share on Facebook. Learn more here.
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The effort to repeal California’s School Success and Opportunity Act—the new law ensuring that transgender kids have opportunities to do well in school—has failed.
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Hey y’all! Come show off your art, programming, and organizing skills by volunteering at TSER. You’ll be working with our development and graphics programs with Eli and Landyn. Please note that you must be trans* to apply. We will give special consideration to students, youth, people of color, trans* women, and individuals who identify outside the gender binary. You can find out more by clicking here.
TSER director Eli Erlick's comments on Piers Morgan's transphobic statements were featured in the LA Times: “…people in the media seem to think that just because they aren’t openly attacking trans people that they have the right to say whatever they want. Piers Morgan is the perfect example of that. Just because he is not openly shaming Janet doesn’t mean he’s not saying transphobic things.” Click here to read the article.
Tolerance, what Morgan seems to have for trans women, is not good enough. We need justice and it will not come from people “tolerating” us. Trans women, especially trans women of color, face unique hardships that tolerance will not help. When Morgan actually takes the initiative to apologize to Mock, we will be sure to mail him one of these:
Gender norms are not my cup of tea. Source.
TSER’s Eli Erlick was featured in an LA Times article on California’s new trans* student rights bill: “Transgender students ‘just looking for their place in the world’"
It is important to note that the fight for “gay rights” has not been won. While people can marry and there is some public support, queer people, especially queer people of color, are still facing disproportionate amounts of violence, economic inequality, and victimization in schools.
It’s never too late to learn more about the asexual community! Credit: Adri Tibbs.