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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Transgender activists say D.C. prostitution bill will lead to profiling
Police chief defends 'free zones' 
By JOSHUA LYNSEN


Efforts to curb prostitution in the District could lead to increased profiling and arrests of transgender residents, some activists fear.
Part of the proposed Omnibus Public Safety Act of 2005 allows police to establish "Prostitution Free Zones" in public areas. People must have an "apparent lawful reason" to be within the area, or face arrest.

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Trans-American
Ruby Corado on being gender queer in the nation's capital
When Ruby Corado arrived in the Washington area as an immigrant from El Salvador, she was a teenager. She was also male.
"What marked the point when I decided I needed to leave was when I saw that my life was in danger for political and sexual orientation reasons," says Corado of her journey to the U.S.


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JUSTICE SCALIA’S ANTI-GAY COMMENTS ARE REMINDER OF NEED FOR FAIR-MINDED LEGISLATORS
‘Justice Scalia stubbornly refuses to see that all Americans have a right to liberty and privacy under the law,’ said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese.
WASHINGTON — Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese made the following statement regarding comments Justice Antonin Scalia made recently at a Swiss law school claiming there is no constitutional right to “homosexual conduct.

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