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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Transgender employee files suit against engineering firm
by Rob Akers

A lawsuit filed last week by a pre-operative transgender woman charges her former employer with alleged discrimination and retaliation during her transition period from male to female.
The legal action may have far-reaching implications for giant international engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, which has ties to various government agencies.


Transwoman founds 24/7 independent women's radio station
"Do you want the edited or the unedited version?" Stephanie Romanowski asks about the founding of Nowhere To Go Radio (, the San Jose, California-based streaming music site established in 2004.


52 Things You Can Do for Transgender Equality

Achieving our goal of transgender equality requires activism at the local, state and national levels. While NCTE focuses on federal policies, we strongly support and encourage the vital work of grassroots activists. Each week during 2006, we will feature an idea for action that you can take at a local level. Some will be challenging, some will be simple; all are effective ideas and we will include links, resources and thoughts to help you get started. Some are things you can do on your own, while others are ideas for local groups to work on. We hope that you will take on projects that spark your interest and that meet a need in your community as we work together for equality for all people.


Aust: Trans. Domestic Violence High    

Domestic violence has affected 62 per cent of male-female transgender respondents, in a new survey released in Australia. The “Private Lives” survey also revealed higher rates of violence within lesbian relationships when compared with gay males. Overall, one-third of all respondents reported abuse within their relationship


Transvestite (sic) dies in River Thames

A transvestite jumped to his death in the Thames after his(sic) family couldn’t accept his lifestyle, according to a coroner’s report.


Jamaican extricated from anti-gay mob

A young Jamaican man is in police custody after being targeted in an anti-gay attack at the University of West Indies campus.

The man, whose name has not been released, allegedly approached a student Tuesday evening on campus and made sexual advances. A group of students gathered and began attacking the man, and reportedly chased and hurled rocks at him.


Advocates urge Rhode Island lawmakers to approve gay marriage

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --Ed Bonetti of Warwick describes himself as a traditional Italian Catholic who wants what any dad would want for his 20-year-old son: to see him get married and have children.


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