As Door County business owners, community leaders, and residents committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive Door County, you might be interested in an upcoming workshop being offered in Door County next April. The Bystander/Upstander Workshop empowers participants to safely and effectively respond and intervene in situations of harassment and discrimination – wherever they may… Continue reading The Bystander/Upstander Workshop
The PFLAG Door County World AIDS Day display is available for viewing through December 31st during regular Sturgeon Bay Library hours. Highlights of the display case include: How the red ribbon became the symbol for AIDS Awareness Basic information on what HIV/AIDS are Ways you CAN and ways you CANNOT contract HIV Information on where a… Continue reading PFLAG Door County World AIDS Day Display
Definitions: Gender Identity: Gender Identity: One’s internal sense of being male, female, neither of these, both, or another gender(s). Everyone has a gender identity, including you. For transgender people, their sex assigned at birth and their own internal sense of gender identity are not the same. Female, woman, and girl and male, man, and boy are… Continue reading The Gender Unicorn
Char Daston October 18, 2018 13 MINADD TO QUEUE Supporters of LGBTQ equality fly Human Rights Campaign flags in front of the Supreme Court during oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop case on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign) Advocates say murders of transgender women have been on the… Continue reading Murders Of Two Chicago Transgender Women Mirror Anti-Trans Violence Across U.S.
Lavender & red, part 73 By Leslie Feinberg Published Sep 24, 2006 11:53 PM Stonewall combatants Sylvia Rivera and Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson—a Latin@ and an African American activist, respectively—took part in the early development of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in the weeks after the 1969 Stonewall street battles. Both were self-identified drag queens.… Continue reading Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries
By Peter Haldeman Oct. 24, 2018 NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — The Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts is a cradle of social progress — a place where L.G.B.T.Q. is often followed by I.A. (for intersex and asexual), there’s a Stonewall Center (now 33 years old), and gender-nonconforming parents have a nickname of choice (it’s “Baba”). On a Maple-lined… Continue reading The Coming Age of Transgender Literature
October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day. Intersex Awareness Day is the (inter)national day of grass-roots action to end shame, secrecy and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children. Intersex is a term that refers to someone whose anatomy or genetics at birth—the X and Y chromosomes that are usually XX for women and XY for men—do not… Continue reading Intersex Awareness Day
By Morgan Carpenter on 5 July 2013 We struggle a bit with symbols for intersex, and people with intersex variations; many of us don’t see the need for them, while other people seem to like something to identify with.There is no commonly understood symbol or flag, even within intersex communities. Many attempts have seemed derivative, of a rainbow flag, of… Continue reading An Intersex Flag