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Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights

Combatting Bisexuality Erasure
Posted on Friday January 30, 2015

Last month, I wrote about the importance of ensuring that our advocacy is trans inclusive, however, trans individuals are not the only people who are commonly erased in larger conversations about LGBT rights. Often times, the ‘B’ in LGBT is also overlooked, leading to the erasure and, at times, even rejection of bisexual identities. UCLA’s […]

Emphasizing the Need for Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections
Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

On Monday, Saks Fifth Avenue backtracked on its claim that they had the right to discriminate against employees for being transgender. Earlier this month, Leyth Jamal, a transgender woman who had worked at Saks Fifth Avenue, filed a lawsuit against her former employer for fostering a hostile work environment which culminated in her firing. Saks […]

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 […]

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