LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — I had an opportunity to observe an 8-year historical record of commentary on Obama’s presidency and another featuring running commentary on sites devoted to an activity/profession that is quite often beyond the reach of… Read More ›
Obama defends sweeping trans equality rules: ‘We’re talking about kids … they are vulnerable”
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 ›
(UPDATE: Gov. Brown signs Bill into law) U.S.’s only LGBT governor expected to sign conversion therapy ban
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Update May 20, 2015. Gov. Brown signs bill into law. It takes effect immediately. From The National Center for Lesbian Rights: “Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed House Bill 2307 into law, making Oregon… Read More ›
Moved by Leelah’s story, President Obama calls for end to ‘conversion therapies’
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said President Barack Obama was moved by the tragic story of trans woman Leelah Alcorn and has called for the end of conversion therapies — the type of… Read More ›
President Obama uses executive orders for historic transgender rights gains
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Transgender Americans gained very little rights under the George W. Bush administration, and were at high risk of losing them if either John McCain or Mitt Romney took office. Under the Presidency of Barack… Read More ›
Oregon’s governor declares December as Transgender Youth Awareness Month
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber proclaimed December 2012 as Transgender Youth Awareness Month. The governor also gave nod to Portland Oregon’s transgender youth organization, TransActive. I previously wrote about the great work that organization is doing… Read More ›
Trans people, on Election Day 2012, consider your safety net (or your lack of one)
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — No one can tell you how to vote. If you believe a vote for Mitt Romney will serve you better, cast that ballot for him. People do high wire acts without a net all the… Read More ›
Two weeks until election day 2012 — two things trans people need to know
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — For many of you, the time to vote is now. The ballot came in the mail and it is sitting on your kitchen table. Set aside for a moment the promises, the debates, questions about… Read More ›
Hank Williams Jr: “We’ve got a Muslim president . . .”
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Somehow I don’t think telling 8,500 people at the Iowa State Fair one heck of a whopper using an incendiary topic of like Muslim is entertainment. Maybe at a Rush Limbaugh rally. But at a… Read More ›
Trans man proposes to partner at White House reception, NC Dems choose trans woman delegate for DNC
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A trans man, Scout, dropped to his knees and proposed to Liz Margolies at the White House minutes after President Obama spoke to guests at a LGBT reception being held there. She said yes! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/17/transgender-man-proposes-white-house-lgbt_n_1602965.html… Read More ›
“Obama and Vice President Biden are “the enemy”!
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Well, alright, that pretty much wraps up Hank Williams Jr. for a number of us. Oh, and yes, there was that Hitler reference, too. Now one may not agree with the president, but one does… Read More ›
Is Obama fulfilling promises made to Trans/LGBT voters?
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Concerns were raised by readers of my last post. Indeed, not all promises have been kept. I concede that. I do believe Obama has made a good faith effort to do right but may… Read More ›
Facts indicates President Obama most trans-friendly president ever.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — In a great article by Sarah Wood in Addicting Info, evidence shows that that Obama has done more for trans/LGBT people in the area of civil rights than any chief executive in history. The list… Read More ›
Obama stops LGBT human rights violators from entering the U.S.
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — President Obama recently issued a proclamation preventing human rights violators from around the world, including the human rights of LGBT people from entering the United States. This is another a step in the right… Read More ›