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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

High School Students Lobby for LGBT Equality at L’Taken
Posted on Tuesday January 06, 2015

Last month, at L’Taken, Jason and Bailey of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas lobbied their members of Congress in support of comprehensive non-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals, on the heels of an announcement by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), the lead sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate, that he intends to introduce comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination […]

Responding Jewishly to Transphobia and Trans Suicides
Posted on Friday January 02, 2015

This past Sunday, Leelah Alcorn, a trans teen from Ohio committed suicide. In a posthumous note on tumblr, Leelah cites her parents’ rejection of her gender identity, their refusal to let her transition and her feelings that things will not get better as some of the reasons for her suicide. While the work I do […]

Ensuring our LGBT Advocacy is Truly Trans-Inclusive
Posted on Tuesday December 30, 2014

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the Center for American Progress’ event, “We The People: Why Congress Must Pass a Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Act,” where Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), the lead sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Senate, announced his intention to introduce comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination legislation. While the speakers […]

FDA to Replace Ban on MSM Blood Donations with One-Year Deferral
Posted on Wednesday December 24, 2014

Following a recent vote by the Department of Health and Human Services panel, which recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reverse its policy banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from donating blood, the FDA announced yesterday that it will be replacing its current indefinite deferral policy with a policy that […]

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