|important [gendertalk radio]
||[Jun. 4th, 2005|10:08 am]
Out of the Closet, Into the Box
On May 26, federal legislation was introduced which, for the first time ever, explicitly protects the rights and interests of persons of diverse gender expression and identity. Playing a pivotal role in this introduction was openly gay Congressman Barney Frank, who speaks with us about his purpose in introducing this act, and differences between the current house and senate versions of the proposed legislation.|
On my birthday transgender people were given the opportunity to be acknowledged in hate crime acts along with minorities, women, homosexuals, and every other marginalized group. If you listen to the show there is a suggestion to call your local house representative/senator or send him/her an email or snail mail letter tell him how much this would mean to you, personally. The show says that you may do this if you have transgender friend or relative, but I say do this because you want equality whether or not you know anyone transgender.
This will be posted to several communities I'm in as well.
Even if you don't listen to the show go to the show details by going here and visit the links provided. This is an important step not only for the trans community but for the U.S. as a whole. If this passes it will be one more leap in the right direction of equality in the U.S. And that is definitely a positive thing.
This is important. I believe in change.
addendum: I'm not sure if this has been voted on or not. I just know that it has been introduced. I don't now how things work politically with these sorts of things. If I've offered information from an ignorant standpoint please correct me.