Transgender Equality

Campaign Focuses on Young, Gifted, Transgender and Black

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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual date to recognize the struggles and perseverance of members of the transgender community. Leading up to the internationally recognized event, the National Black Justice Coalition launched its #BlackTransProud social media campaign to raise awareness about what it means to, as organizers put it, “live at the intersection of racial justice and trans equality.”

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual date to recognize the struggles and perseverance of members of the transgender community. Leading up to the internationally recognized event, the National Black Justice Coalition launched its #BlackTransProud social media campaign to raise awareness about what it means to, as organizers put it, “live at the intersection of racial justice and trans equality.”

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Never Forget: Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). As we honor our trans sisters and brothers who are no longer with us due to senseless anti-transgender violence, we also call upon our allies to step up and stand with us in solidarity. During Transgender Awareness Week and leading up to TDOR, NBJC launched our #BlackTransProud social media campaign to raise public consciousness about what it means to live at the intersection of racial justice and trans equality. Trailblazers--both seasoned and emerging--like Kylar Broadus, Janet Mock, Kye Allums and Monica Roberts, have submitted their photos and testimonials telling us why they're proud to be Black and trans.

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). As we honor our trans sisters and brothers who are no longer with us due to senseless anti-transgender violence, we also call upon our allies to step up and stand with us in solidarity.

Transgender Deaths: Where Is the Outcry?

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The black and civil rights communities are shamefully silent when victims of violence are black and transgender. That is why the NBJC, the nation's leading black LGBT civil rights organization; the Hip Hop Caucus, a civil and human rights organization that aims to promote political activism for young U.S. voters, using hip-hop music and culture; and the Trans People of Color Coalition, a national social-justice organization that promotes the interests of transgender people of color, are calling on the Department of Justice to establish a special task force to investigate the serial and systemic murders of countless transgender women of color who are attacked for living their truth. These groups are urging all civil rights leaders and community members to join their appeal to consciousness and action.

 

NBJC on the Move: Building Stronger Responses to Violence Within and Against LGBTQ Communities

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Regional Training Academy took place earlier this month at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, the 4.5 hour program allowed a safe space for community organizers and service providers to convene and share tactics and strategies for addressing and preventing violence within and against LGBT communities. At the end, trainees were awarded a certificate of completion and the opportunity to receive five Continuing Education Credits (CEU) by the National Association of Social Workers.

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs Regional Training Academy took place earlier this month at the Gay Community Center of Richmond. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project, the 4.5 hour program allowed a safe space for community organizers and service providers to convene and share tactics and strategies for addressing and preventing violence within and against LGBT communities.

Senate Hears from First Transgender Witness on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

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Washington, D.C. – June 13, 2012 – Yesterday, history was made when the Senate heard testimony from a transgender witness for the first time. In a hearing dedicated to highlighting workplace discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Kylar Broadus, an African American transgender man, recounted how he was harassed while working at a major financial institution and emphasized the importance of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Broadus is the Founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), a national social justice organization that promotes the interests of trans people of color as well as a Board Member and former Board Chair of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), a national civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black LGBT people.

NBJC Stands in Solidarity With CeCe McDonald and Community

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Washington, D.C. - May 3, 2012 - Reports out of Minneapolis reveal that CeCe McDonald, a Black transgender woman who was allegedly attacked with racist and transphobic slurs, has accepted a plea deal to second-degree manslaughter due to negligence. Supporters have rallied at the courthouse all week, saying that her case is a blatant example of institutional biases against Black and transgender people. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading Black LGBT civil rights organization, stands in solidarity with CeCe McDonald and community members.

Gary Niles Montgomery arraigned, charged with murdering transgender woman, JaParker Jones

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At his arraignment hearing, Gary Niles Montgomery, 55, was ordered by a judge to be held without bail.

Wearing handcuffs and shackles in the court room, Montgomery appeared disoriented at times.

At one point, three U.S. Marshalls prevented him from collapsing and sat him in a chair when the court reporter read his charge—second-degree murder.

At his arraignment hearing today, Gary Niles Montgomery, 55, was ordered by a judge to be held without bail.

Wearing handcuffs and shackles in the court room, Montgomery appeared disoriented at times.

At one point, three U.S. Marshalls prevented him from collapsing and sat him in a chair when the court reporter read his charge—second-degree murder.

Filling in the Data Gaps on Black Gay and Transgender Americans

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At an event on January 19, the Center for American Progress released its groundbreaking report, “Jumping Beyond the Broom: Why Black Gay and Transgender Americans Need More Than Marriage Equality,” which draws together data to prove that severe economic, social, and health disparities continue to affect the black gay and transgender community.

Event Identifies Holes in Information and Offers Solutions

At an event on January 19, the Center for American Progress released its groundbreaking report, “Jumping Beyond the Broom: Why Black Gay and Transgender Americans Need More Than Marriage Equality,” which draws together data to prove that severe economic, so

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Signs Transgender Equality Bill Into Law

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On Thursday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a ceremonial signing for H.3810, “An Act Relative To Gender Identity,” which now legally protects transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit. The new law also provides additional civil rights and protections from hate crimes.

On Thursday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a ceremonial signing for H.3810, “An Act Relative To Gender Identity,” which now legally protects transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit. The new law also provides additional civil rights and protections from hate crimes.