It’s been 3 years since same-sex couples nationwide have had the freedom to marry – and in that time, we’ve pushed forward for #LGBTQ nondiscrimination. Let’s keep up the momentum: Urge your reps to support federal protections, including the #EqualityAct: http://freedomforallamericans.org/IDoCommit
Happy Pride Month from @netflix and Jamie Clayton of #Sense8, who speaks here about the importance of transgender people in the media, especially transgender people playing transgender roles.
Great news from last night! A federal judge affirmed what many courts have now ruled – that discrimination against transgender students violates Title IX of the Education Amendments. Congratulations to the ACLU – and thank you to Gavin Grimm, who has devoted too many years of his adolescence fighting against discrimination: http://bit.ly/2x1ldDs
We know that when people better understand who LGBTQ people are, understanding grows. It’s so vital that we share our stories and speak out in support of the LGBTQ community – today on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, and every day. http://bit.ly/2Iq7awD
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, served as the lead signer of a U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of dignity for transgender people – and this weekend, he will preach at the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry! Read more about his strong support for LGBTQ equal treatment – and why it matters at this huge international event: http://bit.ly/2L4MdF5
This is SO HUGE! The Republican-led legislature of New Hampshire voted YES to protecting transgender people from discrimination! Amazing work by advocates on the ground! Please share to spread the word about this historic win, the first proactive victory on LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination in two years! bit.ly/2HMbUIp
Thank you all for joining me, Tumblr’s @action community, and Freedom for All Americans’ Transgender Freedom Project for this special #AnswerTime! I had such a great time answering all of your questions and helping folks understand a bit more about transgender equality.
Here’s how you can stay engaged:
Cheers, and Happy Transgender Day of Visibility – tomorrow, March 31!
<3 Malaysia Walker
Hey all – I’m Malaysia Walker, and I’m ready to answer your questions as part of this #AnswerTime with @action on Tumblr and Freedom for All American’s @transgenderfreedomproject! Until 5:30pm ET I’ll be answering questions on the movement for transgender equality and sharing my experiences with you all.
A bit about me – I work with the ACLU of Mississippi as the coordinator of the Transgender Education and Awareness Program (TEAP). Every day I work toward greater understanding for transgender Mississippians. I have a husband and a family. I attend church, and I love God. I am a tax-paying citizen. I consider myself talented. I enjoy enhancing the beauty of things. I am a beautiful black woman, and I am transgender.
Let’s do this!!
On Friday at 3:30pm ET, Malaysia Walker, who works at the ACLU of Mississippi, will be answering questions about transgender equality in recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility! Submit your questions about transgender equality here: https://www.tumblr.com/explore/answertime