October 4th, 2007

Audre Lorde, Silence

NYABN supports a Transgender-inclusive national Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

ENDA is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and if passed it would extend federal employment discrimination protections that are currently provided on race, religion, gender, national origin, age, and disability to cover both sexual orientation and gender identity.

Many people who hate and fear the LGBT Community do not want this bill to pass. They are spending big bucks and working tirelessly against it.

UNITY - Keept the T in the LGBT Community - Support a Trans-inclusive ENDARecently some well-meaning but we feel ultimately misguided people agreed to drop the protection for Transpeople to try to get more votes.

NYABN along with many other people and groups feels this is wrong.

We do not want to sacrifice our friends to gain some advantage for ourselves. We would prefer to fight on for another 30 years than do that.

Read a statement by Wendy Curry, President of BiNet USA about this topic & where the Bi Community stands.

Completely confused (as we are!) about why a few members of our own community and some of our purported "srt8 allies" don't support equal rights for all LGBT people?

Read "Conventional thinking about why trans people won’t be in ENDA, courtesy Rep. Rob Andrews" from "Forked tongue and a dirty house" by Kate Forbes.

Sign an on-line petition to Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking her to please make sure that (ENDA) includes transpersons