Portland, Ore. Mayor says no trips to anti-trans Miss., instead, US Navy to bring ship to him!

The 25,000 ton USS Portland was launched earlier this year and plans are for the ship to be in Portland in 2017.

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IMO, the Navy taking extraordinary steps to accommodate the wishes of a community taking a stand against bigotry rates right up there with the Bruce Springsteen boycott in NC. My hat’s off to the parties (inside and outside of the Navy) involved that made this happen.

Local stuff: Mayor Hales, of course, isn’t running for re-election so Portland’s new Mayor — likely Ted Wheeler — will preside, but no doubt Hales will get a prominent spot at the table.

 

t/h Autumn Sandeen

The KATU-TV news link is down at this writing, but more about the ship can be found here: http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/301419-179265-uss-portland-to-be-commissioned-here-in-late-2017

Mississippi trans-hate law: https://lexiecannes.com/2016/04/06/mississippi-upsets-north-carolina-in-the-transgender-hate-department-because-jesus/

Bruce Springsteen and North Carolina: https://lexiecannes.com/2016/04/08/bruce-springsteen-stands-up-for-transgender-people-pulls-rug-out-from-under-north-carolinas-governor/

portland mayor charlie hales

Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/



Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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