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The Pacific Justice Institute has been making headlines recently with their ant-transgender campaign of deception, including fighting legal protections of children in California and even pushing one young trans girl in Colorado to the brink of suicide with PJI's slander. Now, TransAdvocate is saying, "enough is enough."
After The TransAdvocate's Cristan Williams fact checked a false story claiming that a transgender student in Colorado was harassing her peers in a high school bathroom, the anti-trans Pacific Justice Institute is continuing to uphold their fabricated claims, and other anti-trans groups are using them to support a harmful campaign against transgender students in California.
Following the many recent victories for marriage equality at the state and federal levels, anti-LGBT activists are now finding other ways to profit off of inequality – working against protections for transgender youth.
Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that ensures the state's public schools will take responsibility for the well-being of all students, including the transgender student population.
California's School Success and Opportunity Act is an important bill that would protect transgender students by ensuring that they can access school accommodations that affirm their gender identity, and can participate in the same sports teams and other school activities as their peers do.
Students at Smith College delivered more than 4,000 signatures from a Change.org petition to school administrators, calling for Smith to treat trans women applicants equally in the admissions process.
On Thursday, May 2, members of the student group Smith Q&A will deliver more than 4,000 signatures from their Change.org petition to the Smith College Office of Admissions, calling on the school to change its policies and treat trans women applicants equally.
More than three thousand people have joined a Smith College student group in their call for an end to Smith's refusal to even consider the applications of certain trans women.
GLAAD is joining advocates to call for an end to Smith College's discrimination against trans women applicants.
The continued transphobic news coverage by Fox News needs to stop. As the rest of soceity realizes the need for fair and equal treatment of trans people, why haven't the very people that make us aware of this progress?