LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — [ASL and captioned!] I made this AWESOME short and entertaining TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY PSA. TDOV is March 31st! Be there! YouTube: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LexieCannes/videos/10219488823071665/?
Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Lexie aka Courtney O’Donnell talks about the Trump transgender military ban and Election Day 2020.
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — By guest writer Michelle Rose. Well, I’ve been assaulted five times. Does that count? I’ve been: 1) Spat on (by a sweet little old lady who looked like someone’s favorite granny). 2) Elbowed in… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The other shoe fell today. We knew it was coming, and by gosh, it came with a few surprises. Who knew education secretary Betsy DeVos would try to protect trans kids and stop the… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Following the GOP convention last summer, it became apparent to me that keeping Trump from winning the election was far more important than writing about matters of importance to trans people. Not only any… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The recently released 2015 National Center for Transgender Education (NCTE) Transgender Survey findings are in short, a confirmation of earlier surveys and other research findings — things are as dire as we’ve been saying… Read More ›
GOP governor on NC-style Bathroom Bill: “Why? Why would we? Why would anybody need it? Is it an issue?
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Kentucky’s Republican governor Matt Bevins continued his comments on the Bathroom Bill matter in a news conference last week: “Is there anyone you know in Kentucky who has trouble going to the bathroom? Seriously…. Read More ›
Fake medical organization dispenses bunk about trans kids, potentially putting them at risk for harm
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Anyone can create a “medical” (or “professional”) organization. All it takes is a website and the creation of a legit-sounding name. People do this all the time to either oppose or support a pet… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — UPDATE – August 8, 2016. Anyone knowing of the customers (paper mills, lumber mills, bark dust, etc.) of Pacific Fibre Product and Lemmons Trucking, please post in the comments section. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A photo… Read More ›
Business Marketing 101: If someone makes a mistake, don’t come out and admit you’re transphobic anyway!
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS – This is certainly one of the more bizarro incidents to cross my desk. Here we have representative of a company, who as far I know, did not engage in any prior transphobic activities or… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Lest you think I’m hyping up the headline, let remind you trans people have been killed over lessor things than bathroom usage — and usually by people that don’t command a large audience as… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — No one will disagree that fallout from Bathroom Bills impacts all trans people one way or another, no matter where they live — even if it’s in a relatively safer part of the country,… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Update – May 19, 2016. Name of security guard released. From The Washington Post: Police charged the guard, Francine Bernice Jones, 45, of the District, with one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor. She… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — President Barack Obama: “I think it’s part of our obligation as a society to make sure everybody is treated fairly and our kids are all loved and protected.“ Last week’s sweeping transgender equality order… Read More ›
AG Loretta Lynch: ‘We see you. We stand with you and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward’
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The North Carolina anti-transgender ‘Bathroom Bill’ saga has suddenly turned into a television legal drama miniseries. The actual drama unfolding in NC however, requires a suspension of disbelief previously unseen in a TV script…. Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In what one report described as unprecedented, the Oregon Department of Education this week released liberal trans protection guidelines for educators of transgender students in the state. From the Oregon Dept. of Ed. trans student… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — That’s right, a simple face-to-face conversation with a stranger will have a far more lasting positive impact, even if the stranger is exposed to fear mongering by opponents. In addition, the person conducting the… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — in 2007, a Los Angeles trans woman visiting Iowa found herself arrested for “trespassing” after using a courthouse’s women’s bathroom. The hiring of an attorney resulted in Alexandra Distance Everheart Wilson getting a letter of apology… Read More ›
(UPDATE: Trans military ban lifted!) Salary, pride goes away after federal technician serving in National Guard loses job over trans status
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — UPDATE – June 30, 2016: U.S. Dept. of Defense lifts transgender military ban. From the Department of Defense Media Service: “Transgender service members in the U.S. military can now openly serve their country without… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — “That’s a man,” someone called out, then an argument ensued while the crowd grew around a Portland, Ore. trans woman and her friend last week. It wasn’t long before someone in the crowd threw… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — With the room laughing along, an armed law enforcement officer stated he’d violently harm unarmed trans people if he finds them in the ladies bathroom. Spartanburg County (South Carolina) Sheriff Chuck Wright made these… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Anchors aweigh! This is a surprising turn of events resulting from Portland Mayor Charlie Hales’ Mississippi travel boycott triggered by that state’s anti-trans/LGBT legislation. The U.S Navy has a new ship named after the… Read More ›
North Carolina UPDATE-5: Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Cirque du Soleil pull out; NC Gov. McCrory defiant,
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Update-5 April, 20, 2016. McCrory responds to Fourth Court of Appeal decision. From WBTV-TV: “North Carolina’s governor Pat McCrory says a federal appeals court ruling overturning a Virginia school district policy on restroom use… Read More ›
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In the name of Jesus, Mississippi enacted a sweeping trans-hate law yesterday, upstaging the one adopted by North Carolina last week. Gov. Phil Bryant cited “religious freedom” in supporting the most severe anti-trans/LGBT legislation… Read More ›