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Last week, Chicago House’s TransLife Center, a service center that helps trans people find housing, employment, and medical care, unveiled a billboard campaign with Firebelly Design, a local graphic design company, to raise awareness of transgender issues, namely “walking while trans.”
Meggan Sommerville, a 16-year employee of the company's store in Aurora, filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) in April 2011 alleging discrimination in employment and in public accommodation, and her lawsuit is still pending.
The Marketplace Morning Report spoke with transgender people about their experiences in the workplace, particularly around discrimination based on gender identity.
Last night, President Obama spoke at the White House's Pride Month Celebration about LGBT-inclusive policy shifts and announced that he will sign executive orders to ban federal workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity.
With the media flocking to cover news aside from the World Cup in Brazil, news outlets and publications would do well to keep in mind the brutal situation for transgender individuals in the Roman Catholic nation.
Following the imprisonment of a 16-year-old transgender girl of color, Jane Doe, by order of the Department of Childr
Jodielynn Wiley, a transgender woman living in Texas, has filed a complaint with Dallas's Fair Housing Office after she was allegedly denied access to a shelter run by the Salvation Army because of who she is.
Whitney Lee, a transgender woman incarcerated in Ohio, is asking a federal judge to order that the state continue providing her with hormone treatments, which were abruptly halted in February 2012.
"New York has been a leader, and continues to be a leader, in promoting transgender issues," said Commissioner Shah in response to a question about whether the New York Department of Health will repeal a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender people from accessing healthcare they need.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project voiced concerns at New York's Population Health Summit, an educational public health event held by Health Commissioner Nirav. R. Shah, calling for the repeal of a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender and gender non-conforming people from accessing healthcare they need.