Originally Posted by BruceChris
Hoping to make it easier to get ENDA, the Employment Non Discrimination Act passed. From the language used here, it appears that the HRC is not supporting language that might protect behavior or appearance that is not typical of a person's legal gender. I'm sure that there is a lot more that could be explained here.
Reading the links explains a lot. It takes me a very careful
reading for me to get a sense of what ideas and feelings are being expressed here. I am sure that those who collaborated in the writing each have their own individual concerns, and personal experiences.
Do we have an English teacher in the house? This statement could really use the work of a nice sharp red pencil.
I can see that if this statement/petition had been written in plain and straightforward language it would be much easier to understand. There does seem to be a tendency for a person who is mad as hell to use officious sounding language, I've done it myself.
Thank You, Bruce Chris
I find it offense that in a GLBT advocacy forum you advocate for censorship(someone get a red pencil). It is that objectionable behaviour that creates divides in our culture.
I am not a English major. I am a transgender truck driver living in the joy of Jesus and living Authentically.
A Lot more to explain. Yes mountains.
ENDA Lets get it right
by kelli Busey
The Original ENDA 2015 submitted in April of 2007 included language which afforded protection to
transgender people and GLB people regardless of how gay you are.Unfortunately it is of our opinion that political mistakes were made based on incorrect interpretation of
history and a skewed sense of political expediency..Barney Frank is of the opinion that transgender people are new to the advocacy arena and therefor not to
be allowed to enjoy the same status as the rest of the GLB community.Transgender people have been in the forefront at the Compton Cafeteria and Stone wall riots.The LBGT community has voiced it's discontent via UNITED ENDA's 7 million..
On 9/27/07 without advance warning Barney Frank introduced HR(3585) which eliminated transgender
protection. With the exclusion of gender identity language it will be subjective depending on the
conception of the judge, what behavior falls within sexual preference or gender identity. Thereby
eliminating the person who on a given time acted too gay, in the judges opinion and the transgender
person from protection under the law.Glbtq people have themselves often criticized identity politics, particularly on the grounds that individuals
possess multifaceted identities and thus involvement in politics based on a single identity does not suffice
On 9/27/07 Barney Frank submitted HR(3586) which has gender only protection language Time has shown that incremental steps when applied to a group i.e. shades of black, only serves to
weaken the validity of the entire concept and promote discord and disunity.Time has also shown that if a small portion of a group is sacrificed on the premise that they will be returned
for, then this fails to happen as the motivation to do so is not present.
Therefore It is our goal to allow the protections of ENDA to extend to the entire community.This goal is the wish of UNITED ENDA comprising 368 National, State and Local groups and 171 house
representatives.We implore you to contact your organization representatives and political leaders and lend them your
wisdom. Let us welcome our entire LGBTIQ community at the finish line, together the truth will win.
Bishop Robinson did not express difficulties in understanding the text of our correspondences, only a desire to learn. It was his response that has shaped a massive show of support for him here in Dallas and the solidifying of Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies.
This action is the direct result of Bishop Robinson.
For immediate release
Kelli Busey, Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies (DTAA)
Sept. 30, 2008
Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies are thrilled to welcome to Dallas the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire for a public conversation with transgender people.
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street · Dallas, Texas 75201 · United States
Map and Directions
November 22, 2008 from 1:00 until 2:00pm
Bishop Robinson will attend a "Transgender Conversation" with the Dallas Transgender Advocates, and Allies(DTAA) to share with us his wisdom and faith and to learn of the transgender struggle for equality.
Bishop Robinson has bravely stepped forward to answer questions regarding religion and it's influence on progressive social action, and to share with us what he has learned from the recent Lambeth and how his diocese situation parallels the Queer and Transgenders class struggle against social, religious and political exclusionary and revisionist agendas.
Who are the Dallas Transgender and Advocates Queers and Allies?
We are Transgender Questioning Intersexed Asexual Queers and allies. We comprise a nationwide network of diversity in ethnic, social, educational, economic, religious, gender identities, sexual orientations and political views. Our goal is to unite the Transgender Questioning Intersexed Asexual Queer community through realization of potential in soul and mind and moving forward as a whole in the cause of social, legal and religious equality.
Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies
Donations are encouraged and appreciated to defray expenses. All remaining funds will forwarded to Carmens Place, an Episcopal home and outreach for LBGT youth, Astoria, New York
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