THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Ms. Sandeen is right — the conservative right is using a fear mongering tactic to sway voters away from the facts, and their ultimate goal — oppressing trans people and preventing them from attaining equal… Read More ›
Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights
[UPDATED] Nebraska state senator introduces bill to prevent local transgender-LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED 2-21-12: This bill is now scheduled to be heard before the legislature’s Judiciary Committee this week. See below.] Nebraskans want uniformity, the senator says, but make no mistake, this is an anti-LGBT bill. State… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT –The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prevents the federal government from recognizing the Iowan marriage of Violeta and Sujey Pando, and as a result, Sujey, who was born in Mexico, may be deported. Sujey came to… Read More ›
Turkish high court rules newspaper to pay for using a trans-slur and calling gay people “sexual perverts”.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Three recent pro-transgender developments inside Turkey has some trans people hoping for more acceptance into Turkish society. Although Turkey is a long way from being a haven for trans and GLB people, it does appear… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED-2 Still no clues. See below.] Gelareh Bagherzadeh, an outspoken critic of the Iranian government was shot dead in her car near her home in Houston, TX. The shooting occurred just yesterday (Monday Jan 16th.)… Read More ›
U.S. should force Kuwait to repeal law against ‘Imitating the Opposite Sex’ which “allows” abuse of trans by police.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — That’s right, torture, sexual abuse and arrest of transgender citizens at the hand of the Kuwaiti police — all supposedly legal. The Human Rights Watch’s report titled: ‘They Hunt us Down for Fun’: Discrimination and… Read More ›
Wearing prosthetic penis caused contemplating SRS trans man to lose job – files civil rights complaint
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — While the lawsuit says the employee was contemplating SRS (sex reassignment surgery) when she wore the device, I am unable to confirm if she identifies as a male. However, the civil rights complaint is apparently… Read More ›
[UPDATED-2] Anti-trans “Police the Potty” bill withdrawn — Tenn. state rep. calls trans people “perverts” and would ‘stomp them.’
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED-2 – Transgender Law Center says Floyd guilty of hate speech – see below.] “Don’t ask me to adjust to their perverted way of thinking and put my family at risk,” said Rep. Richard Floyd,… Read More ›
Do we unload on 14-year-old Taylor for the chaos she created for trans kids and the Girl Scout organization?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Yes, Taylor’s video was aimed at other girl scouts, but her message has consequences that extend beyond that audience. Whether she did this on her own or was prodded into it by adults, she has… Read More ›
Romney says federal workplace protection for transgender workers would “open a litigation floodgate . . .”
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Well, duh. If a federal law is ignored, what recourse does one have except to sue? Besides Gov. Romney, you do know there are three branches of government? One of the jobs of the judicial… Read More ›
[UPDATED — Bill postponed] CA state legislators considering bill to allow trans students to play on opposite birth-sex school sport teams
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE: The Transgender Law Center reports this bill has been postponed — see below.] Supposedly, this new bill (or amendment to an existing one) also allows for transgender youth to use opposite sex locker rooms… Read More ›
[UPDATED] Alaskan columnist says a “muddiness of transgenderism” is why trans people must be excluded from anti-discrim bill
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED — see below.] Specifically, the columnist is saying because some trans people are “crossdressers” who, quote, “just loooovve how tight the panties feel,” unquote, trans people should not be included in the upcoming Anchorage,… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Indeed. This was said in an article by Chris Tina Bruce, the renown trans bodybuilder. While some in the trans community are likely to get riled up over some of the definitions, the article does,… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — While we’ve still a ways to go and we still face discrimination nearly every where we turn, however, the times they are a changing! In a super article, Mara Keisling, executive director of the National… Read More ›
Disturbing: Egypt’s revolution may result in the permanent devaluation of women in Egyptian society.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The revolution may have come to Egypt, but for women, it may mean anything but progress. — Vickie Langohr in Foreign Affairs. I’ve read hints of this potential setback for Egyptian women in numerous reports,… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — “[Women’s colleges] been faced with a lingering quandary over sex and gender identity: where do transgender students fit in?” — Krystie Yandoli in The Nation. Quandary indeed. It appears the landmark California anti-discrimination bills recently… Read More ›
[UPDATED] Canadian finance minister tells transgender student she “spooked” visiting VIP and must leave.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED, see below.] “[the Finance Minister] walked up to us, looked at me directly, and said ‘You have to leave’. . . . ‘You spooked the governor general so you have to leave’.” — from… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT –There is a short article in the Chicago Tribune titled “Defining transgender”. It is one of more clear and precise transgender definition that I’ve seen — perfect for those new to all things transgender — or… Read More ›
Changing Electoral College for National Popular Vote in presidential elections likely to help transgender people
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The current system tends to place battles for the White House in swing states. The proposal by the National Popular Vote movement puts the outcome directly in the hands of the majority of voters. And… Read More ›
DC’s Whitman-Walker Health Center helps abused and persecuted trans immigrants seek asylum in the United States
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Trans immigrants coming to the United States seeking to escape persecution, abuse or torture in their home countries often face major hurdles upon arrival — language difficulties and culture adaptation issues on top of the… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The nurse calls out in the waiting room, Mr. Jones? Mr. Jones? You quietly approach her and and try to explain but she interupts and says, Ma’ am, I’m looking for MISTER Jones! Public health… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A Saudi Arabian woman, Amina bint Abdel Halim Nassar, was beheaded after Saudi authorities found glass bottles of liquid “magic” potions, talismans and books on sorcery in her home. The authorities say she was selling… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The detention center guard threatened trans woman Tanya Guzman-Martinez with deportation if she did not give in to his demands. After being sexually assaulted by the guard, she was then housed with the male population… Read More ›
[UPDATED-2] New wave for transgender civil rights triggered by the Vandy Glenn federal court ruling?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [Update- 2: More details about her case – link below.] [Update -1: Vandy Glenn is back at work — see below.] Trans woman Vandy Elizabeth Glenn, the fired Georgia General Assembly editor who recently won… Read More ›
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Trans people, be aware — if Lowe’s is pulling ads under pressure from extremists religious groups concerned with Muslims on television, they will almost certainly pull ads for shows with transgender content if pressured. Lowe’s … Read More ›