Month: October 2018

Dangerous, Oppressive, and Impossible: Redefining Sex to Erase Trans People

Eric Hayes, Communications and Development Coordinator The Memo In mid-October, the New York Times discovered a leaked memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The memo contained a proposal to adopt a strict, unified definition of gender as an unchangeable male or female based on the genitals a person is born …

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Victory in Cuyahoga County!

Eric Hayes, Communications and Development Coordinator On Tuesday, September 25th, the Cuyahoga County Council made history with the passage of Ordinance 02018-0009, a county-wide measure barring discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations that includes protections for sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. This ordinance also creates a Human Rights Commission—a three-person body to adjudicate complaints …

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