Bathroom debate over transgender bathroom access.

Chicago Schools Are Ending The Transgender Bathroom Debate

Debates are occurring across the country about bathrooms and how they should be used by people of transgender experience. Some states (like North Carolina) are attempting to pass laws that would require people to use bathrooms that correspond to the gender they were assigned at birth, regardless of how they identify today. Chicago has officially made their stance known – they’ll allow students and faculty to use the bathrooms for the genders they identify with rather than how they were assigned at birth. 

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Janet Mock: Trans Women Live At The Intersection Of ‘Pass Her By And Pay Her No Mind’

“If you had one recommendation for recognizing the full identity and addressing the needs of transgender women, what would it be?”

This question was asked to trans activist Janet Mock on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the United Nations headquarters where she spoke on a panel about the need for more visibility of trans black women when talking about issues like homelessness, sex work, rape, and sexual assault.

Charles Barkley: ‘unintelligent blacks hold race back’

 

Sports commentator Charles Barkley hasn’t come across a sensitive topic that he will not touch, and now he has voiced his opinion on what he calls a “dirty, dark secret” in the African-American community.

During an interview with a radio station in Philadelphia, Barkley expounded on claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was disliked by some of his teammates, partly because he wasn’t considered to be “black enough.”

‘I’m Okay’: the story of a Black, trans and HIV-positive woman

The following post was written by Octavia Y. Lewis. It originally appeared on The Root under the title, “I’m Black, I’m Trans, I’m HIV-Positive, and I’m OK.”

By: Octavia Y. Lewis

My Thing Is: The black community is often accused of being closed-minded, but my experience has been the opposite. Thanks to the overwhelming support of friends, family, and mentors I’m happily working on being the best me I can be. 

Why the Banjee Black Gurl’s Brunch is a safe space

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By: Terrence Chappell

This past Sunday, June 8, I hosted a brunch at my apartment in Chicago’s Edgewater community. I absolutely love having friends over and entertaining. I grew up watching my mom entertain, so this brunch brought it full circle, of course with the help of a few of her hosting secrets and nick-knacks. However, this brunch was a little different from past things I have hosted at my place. Comically titled A Banjee Black Gurl’s Brunch: BAPs Edition (Chapter 4), the brunch was a social outlet for gay black men to connect and enjoy one another.

Report: from one Census to the next, millions change racial/ethnic identity on form

According to data analyzed by the Pew Research Center, millions of citizens in America counted in the 2000 census changed their race or Hispanic-origin categories when they filled out the forms in 2010.

Hispanics, Americans of mixed race, American Indians and Pacific Islanders were among the most likely to check difference boxes this time around.