Phyllis Frye Grandmother of the Trans Community
February 21, 2012
Cristan Williams Interview with Milton Diamond
March 7, 2012

Crowing Over Progress

Well, TS Separatists have warned us for years that progress will never be seen under the rubric of the transgender borg. The time has come for me to admit that the Separatists were right about it all! I’m so ashamed! After all of this time and effort… we’ve changed nothing… nada. We’ve made no progress at all! They were right all along!

Just kidding! The Separatists have been and continue to be proven wrong about just about every single meme they’ve hysterically pushed. The newest blow to Separatist prognostications of doom is that – as of today – it’s now “illegal” for HUD-funded shelters, loan officers and housing providers to discriminate against “transgender” people. Isn’t that just a huge bummer for the Separatists? Even worse, HUD is now asserting that “transgender” people are covered under national fair housing laws which prohibit discrimination based upon “sex!”

Slide from HUD powerpoint

All of this is on top of the fact that the EEOC is now protecting “transgender” people under Title VII protections, the VA moved to ensure that all “transgender” vets received care and now allow “transgender” folks to change their sex on their records with a simple letter – no court order needed and we can’t forget that we can also deduct transition costs from our taxes again!

HUD Website

I should also note that on the same day that trans HUD protections went into effect, the AP reported that President Obama was cared for – for a few years as a child – by a non-op transgender woman:

AP News

It’s not a good day to be a Separatists. It’s almost as if it’s come to light that all of that hyperbole, bullying and fear mongering was just a lot of hot air. Imagine that!

cross-posted from Ehipassiko

Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at the social justice sites TransAdvocate.com and TheTERFs.com, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.
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  • Kathy

    It’ll never work.
    Only about 40% of the population now covered. Best to just ask these be repealed. So – how many laws passed using just the separatist approach and people to be covered?

    Type of jurisdiction
    Number  

    States:
    16 + DC

    Cities and counties:
    143

    Total
    160

    Year
    Jurisdiction

    2011
    State of Nevada

    State of Connecticut

    State of Massachusettes

    Susquehanna Township, PA

    2009
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Kalamazoo, MI

    2008
    Broward, FL

    Columbia, SC

    Detroit, MI

    Gainesville, FL

    Hamtramck, MI

    Kansas City, MO

    Oxford, OH

    2007
    State of Colorado

    State of Iowa

    Lake Worth, FL

    Milwaukee, WI

    Palm Beach County, FL

    State of Oregon

    Saugatuck, MI

    State of Vermont

    West Palm Beach, FL

    2006
    Bloomington, IN

    Cincinnati, OH

    Easton, PA<

    Ferndale, MI

    Hillsboro, OR

    Johnson County, IA

    King County, WA

    Lansdowne, PA

    Lansing, MI

    State of New Jersey

    Swarthmore, PA

    State of Washington

    West Chester, PA

    2005
    Gulfport, FL

    State of Hawaii*

    State of Illinois

    Indianapolis, IN

    Lincoln City, OR

    State of Maine

    Northampton, MA

    Washington, DC

    2004
    Albany, NY

    Austin, TX

    Beaverton, OR

    Bend, OR

    Burien, WA

    Oakland, CA

    Miami Beach, FL

    Tompkins County, NY

    2003
    State of California

    State of New Mexico

    Carbondale, IL

    Covington, KY

    El Paso, TX

    Ithaca, NY

    Key West, FL

    Lake Oswego, OR

    Monroe Co., FL

    Oakland, CA

    Peoria, IL

    San Diego, CA

    Scranton, PA

    Springfield, IL

    University City, MO

    2002
    Allentown, PA

    Baltimore, MD

    Boston, MA

    Buffalo, NY

    Chicago, IL

    Cook County, IL

    Dallas, TX

    Decatur, IL

    East Lansing, MI

    Erie County, PA

    New Hope, PA

    New York City, NY

    Philadelphia, PA

    Salem, OR

    Tacoma, WA

    2001
    Denver, CO

    Huntington Woods, MI

    Multnomah Co., OR

    State of Rhode Island

    Rochester, NY

    Suffolk County, NY

    2000
    Atlanta, GA

    Boulder, CO

    DeKalb, IL

    Madison, WI

    Portland, OR

    1999
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Jefferson County, KY

    Lexington-Fayette Co., KY

    Louisville, KY

    Tucson, AZ

    1998
    Benton County, OR

    Santa Cruz County, CA

    New Orleans, LA

    Toledo, OH

    West Hollywood, CA

    York, PA

    1997
    Cambridge, MA

    Evanston, IL

    Olympia, WA

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Ypsilanti, MI

    1996
    Iowa City, IA

    1994
    Grand Rapids, MI

    San Francisco, CA

    1993
    State of Minnesota

    1992
    Santa Cruz, CA

    1990
    St. Paul, MN

    1986
    Seattle, WA

    1983
    Harrisburg, PA

    1979
    Los Angeles, CA.

    Urbana, IL

    1977
    Champaign, IL

    1975
    Minneapolis, MN