Tag: LGBTQ Rights

My Speech on International Women’s Day 2017: Build the Fight for Women’s Rights and Against Trump!

March 9th, 2017

On March 8, 2017, over a thousand people braved wet and cold weather to rally on International Women’s Day in Seattle. The energy at the rally demonstrated the emergence of a new women’s movement in America. Amidst renewed attacks by Trump and the Republicans on abortion rights, trans rights, and health care, millennial women and […]

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When Trump Attacks Trans Community, We Organize & Fight Back with Solidarity!

February 24th, 2017

On February 22, 2017, Trump issued another toxic executive order, this one rescinding Title IX protections for trans students. Grassroots movements have succeeded in winning better protections in Washington state than in other states. The Gender Justice League has noted that “Washington State Schools must obey the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the HCA Guidance […]

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Council Proclaims June 24th 2016 Trans Pride Day

June 20th, 2016

On June 20, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a proclamation declaring June 24, 2016, Trans Pride Day. Trans Pride is a bold political act of defiance in a society that still largely refuses to allow people to define themselves as they are. The fight for trans rights is critical to the broader struggles of […]

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Stand with our LGBTQ Sisters and Brothers! Fight back against Scapegoating & Islamophobia!

June 12th, 2016

This morning, we were all devastated to learn of the horrific terrorist attack on the LGBTQ community at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out to all grieving, most especially to the victims and their families. This mass murder did not happen in a political and social vacuum. Indeed, we did not […]

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Building an LGBTQ Community Center for Seattle

November 13th, 2015

Seattle is well known for its rich history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community organizing, activism and cultural expression – in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, in particular. However, unlike San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver, New York City, and Chicago, the City of Seattle does not have an official LBGTQ Community Center. In June 2011, […]

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Public Forum: Ending Hate Crimes Against the LGBTQ Community

March 9th, 2015

Over the last two years, Seattle has seen a surge in hate crimes and discrimination against the LGBTQ community on Capitol Hill. We’re going to need to unite as a city and find bold and lasting solutions to address this crisis. On March 3rd, 2015, together with Danni Askini from the Gender Justice League, I hosted […]

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