Baltimore Pride 2018 @radfemradio (USA)

On June 16, three women marched in the Baltimore Pride Parade near Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh carrying signs that read “Dykes Don’t Like Dick,” “Woman is Not a Feeling,” and “Lesbian Not Queer,” among others. They were identified Sunday night by individuals who recognized them marching in the parade.

Women’s Liberation Radio News (WLRN) originally took credit for and reported on this action, but subsequently took its Facebook page down after Queer Librarian, a Facebook page “focusing on queer rights, activism, literacy, equality, intersectional feminism, and librarianship!” encouraged its followers to “fight some TERFs” by flooding the WLRN page with comments about “TERFs.” Although some gender identity activists (if you can call having a Facebook account activism) are falsely claiming they got WLRN banned from Facebook, the page was voluntarily deactivated by WLRN after the following post was deleted from Facebook.

 

 

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Who is Queer Librarian?

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or you could just go back to posting about queer rights (whatever that means) and librarianship?

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in 2018, queer activists are worried about getting sent to FACEBOOK JAIL for making posts encouraging others to harass feminists who report items of interest to women, or “exclusionary bigots”

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this is garbage but also HAPPY PRIDE!!!

G.G. v. Gloucester County Sch. Bd. (USA)

Gavin Grimm is a 19-year-old who sued the Gloucester County School Board over its policy requiring students to use sex-segregated facilities according to the students’ biological sex. Grimm’s complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of “transgender status” in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (claiming “Transgender people as a class exhibit immutable or distinguishing characteristics that define them as a discrete group”) and discrimination “on the basis of sex” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Although Grimm is no longer a high school student, and therefore is no longer affected by the school’s policies, a federal judge denied the school board’s motion to dismiss and ordered the parties to arrive at a settlement within 30 days.

Transgender Student in Bathroom Dispute Wins Court Ruling — New York Times

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board (USA) — Gender Identity Watch

LeslieAnn Manning (USA)

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LeslieAnn Manning, formerly known as Ronald.

LeslieAnn Manning is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. In 1991, Manning was convicted of attempted murder after “firing a gun at a police car in a traffic-stop-turned chase” and sentenced to 30 years to life in prison. Since entering prison, Manning grew his hair out, legally changed his name, started taking hormones, and “secured the right to wear feminine underwear beneath [his] prison uniform.” In January 2015, Manning filed a lawsuit alleging another inmate had raped him two years prior, and that the at Sullivan Correctional Facility had violated his constitutional rights “by failing to take adequate steps to protect [him] from rape.”

In February 2018, Manning and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which manages Sullivan Correctional Facility, reached a settlement in the lawsuit, awarding Manning $100,000 in damages. According to Manning’s attorneys, the settlement is “one of largest amounts ever awarded for a failure to protect case involving a trans prisoner alleging rape or sexual assault, and also the first settlement paid to a New York state prisoner for sexual abuse.” Additionally, Manning has been moved from Sullivan and is currently housed at Wende Correctional Facility, a men’s prison near Buffalo, NY from which he previously escaped. Manning is eligible for parole in 2019.

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Trans woman wins $100k settlement after reporting brutal rape in a men’s prison

Protecting trans prisoners — slate.com