Category: Gender

Rosendall speaks at Vigil Against the Violence
Remarks by Richard J. Rosendall Vigil Against the Violence Dupont Circle June 21, 2019 Ashanti and Zoe were in their 20s. They were murdered in separate incidents near Eastern Avenue. [...]
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Blade: Second transgender woman killed in Fairmount Heights
Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade reports: A transgender woman was killed in Fairmount Heights on Thursday. Major Brian Reilly of the Prince George’s County Police Department told reporters [...]
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11 groups fault Mendelson’s failure to heed calls to increase funds for LGBTQ affairs
May 31, 2019 Dear Chairman Mendelson, We appreciate the Council’s efforts in securing additional funding for the Office of Human Rights for fy2020. Based on our conversations with OHR, this [...]
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LGBTQ orgs urge increased funding for Human Rights and LGBTQ Affairs
The following group letter was sent today: 4/30/19 Dear Chairman Mendelson and Councilmember Todd: The undersigned LGBTQ organizations urge the DC Council to increase funding for the Office of Human [...]
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GLAA Budget Testimony on Office of LGBTQ Affairs
Budget Oversight Testimony on Office of LGBTQ Affairs Before the Committee on Government Operations 
April 22, 2019 Please accept this testimony for the record, as I cannot appear in person. [...]
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March 29 Is #DecrimNow Call-in Day!
The National Center for Lesbian Rights tweets: @NCLRights In DC, many Black trans current and former sex workers are arrested after being entrapped and profiled by officers, and many cops [...]
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GLAA Announces 2019 Distinguished Service Awards
GLAA of Washington, DC, is pleased to announce its 2019 Distinguished Service Award recipients. GLAA presents awards to local individuals and organizations that have served the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and [...]
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GLAA calls for additional funding, staff for Office of Human Rights
Testimony of Tyrone Hanley On behalf of GLAA Before the Committee on Government Affairs Brandon Todd, Chairman Council of the District of Columbia February 28, 2019 Room 120 John A. [...]
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Statement against Reinstating a US Military Ban on Transgender People
President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military is a deplorable, shameful assault on the military and LGBTQ communities. More than 15,500 [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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