Scapegoating Children in a Calculated Ploy to Win Votes is Child Abuse.

In January 2014, the California GOP made a calculated decision to target trans students in a ballot measure to overturn new protections for California’s transgender students.

The California Referendum on AB 1266, Transgender Student Participation Based on Gender Identity (2014)  did not make it to the ballot but that didn’t stop the GOP from scapegoating trans people to win votes in the 2016 election.

The RNC made a strategic decision to start a new culture war over the rights
and humanity of an estimated 700,000 transgender Americans.

The result is Trump’s ban on trans people in the military.

This cynical intrusion of the lives of innocent Americans is already
unacceptable.

But to start by using the children of California is repugnant.

If you agree with me, please call your GOP reps and tell them to stop toying
with the lives of innocent people.

Tell them you want policies, not scapegoats!

 

Speed Dial Congress 202-224-3121
Speed Dial Congress

 

 

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved

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The story of transgender from begging to the judge will blow your senses

from KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

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It is said that the person can achieve everything on his own hard work. These saying fit exactly on the Joita Mandal. On saturday, when a white car with a red plate written “Judge on Duty” reached Islampur Court premises, it was not just a chance for the transgenders to celebrate, but it was a happy opportunity for the whole country.

As a transgender, the journey of the Joita Mandal to the National Lok Adalat was not so easy. From begging for living to work of social workers and then to be selected for the National Lok Adalat Bench, all these Joita saw in his life.

The founder of Trans Welfare Equity, Abhina said,”This is the first time when some one in this community has got this opportunity.

Joita was appointed to the bench on behalf of the Sub-Divisional Legal Service Committee of Islampur for the Lok Adalat on 08…

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San Francisco Pride, 2017

Here are a few shots from Sunday’s Pride celebration in San Francisco.

I thought about the people I marched with in the GLF in the early 1970’s
and later, with Act–Up, in the 1980’s.

It felt good to hear the speakers honor the work we did in those decades

I thought of friends who passed from AIDS, or later from grief and trauma.

I think they’d be pleased that gay liberation became a global movement
for universal Human rights.

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Gay Power

The Rights of People of Color are human rights.

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The Hug

The rights of Immigrants and refugees are human rights.

San Francisco Pride Day 2017
The Rights of Immigrants and Refugees are Human Rights.

Women’s rights are human rights.

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

LGBTQ rights are human rights.

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Peace

The right to age with dignity and respect is a human right.

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Elder Pride

The rights of the disabled are human rights.

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Generations

Love, defiance and pride are strong weapons against hate and tyranny.

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Love
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Defiance
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F#ck Trump

 

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Pride
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Pride

 

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Pride

Redemption song
by
Bob Marley and The Wailers

(C) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved

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Pride 2017: We Are Family


If you live in San Francisco, June 24 is Pride Day.

I will be out all weekend loving life and taking pictures.

I dedicate this video to the men and women of the American Civil
Rights Movements
.

We are all religions, races and nationalities. We are gay, straight and transgender.

We will never return to our closets.

We are everywhere and we will never give up.

I chose “We are Family” by Sister Sledge because it’s a happy and
hopeful song.

I first made this video for Pride Month 2016.

We are always stronger together!

Now get up everybody and sing!

 

If I turned around every time somebody called me a faggot, I’d be walking backward – and I don’t want to walk backward.”
– Harvey Milk

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