IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

Mariette Pathy Allen Remembers Felicity at the Brooklyn Museum

Mariette Pathy Allen is exhibiting her groundbreaking photography at the Brooklyn Museum for the show "Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection" October 31 2008 - April 15, 2009

Watch her on YouTube remembering Felicity.

Gathering of LGBT Grandparents

Saturday, November 15, 2008
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wheelock College Brookline Campus
43 Hawes Street, Brookline MA

This gathering features Dr. Nancy Orel, who authored one of the first studies on LGBT grandparents, plus opportunities to share resources and experiences, connect, learn and celebrate . . . and lunch too!

Fee: $20 (free for those 75 and over)
Please RSVP by November 10:
Lifelong Learning Institute at Wheelock College Central Boston Elder Services

Diane Schroer wins Library of Congress Discrimination Suit

September 19, 2008 WASHINGTON, DC -- Today a federal judge ruled that the Library of Congress illegally discriminated against a Special Forces veteran when she was denied a job after announcing her intention to transition from male to female. In a groundbreaking decision, the court ruled that discriminating against someone for changing genders is sex discrimination under federal law.

Nominations Sought for 2009 Transgender Community Awards

The IFGE Awards Committee is seeking your help in searching for candidates for the 2009 the Trinity Award. These awards will be presented during the 23rd Annual IFGE Convention to be held in Alexandria VA (South of Washington DC), February 4 to February 8, 2009 at the Alexandria Hilton, Mark Center (by Old Town), Alexandria VA USA.

Victory in Maryland

Annapolis, Md.

Scholarships Available for Fantasia Fair 2008

The Fantasia Fair Planning Committee will be awarding several scholarships to the 34th annual Fantasia Fair in historic Provincetown, Massachusetts from October 19 through October 26, 2008.

Recipients awarded full scholarships will receive free tuition to the Fair, including all seminars, workshops, and events, daily lunches, and shared room accommodations for seven nights. Partial scholarships are also available as well as the "Dottie Laing Scholarship" for couples with a transgender partner.

Men Take Major Role in IFGE 2008 Conference

In keeping with its theme "Toward a Greater Diversity", the IFGE Annual conference has successfully engaged many leaders and champions for the FTM community to take part in its 23rd Annual Conference. The conference, which runs from Monday, March 31, 2008, to Saturday, April 5, 2008, is being held in Tucson, Arizona at the Doubletree Reid Park Hotel. Wingspan's Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) is the local host committee. Past conferences have been decidedly transfeminine-oriented, but organizers made concerted outreach efforts for 2008 to transgender men, as well as people of color and allies of all ages, to ensure a broad range of issues, identities, and dialogues are represented in Tucson.

Kim Pearson interviewed on CNN

Colorado Gold Rush 10th Anniversary

The Colorado Gold Rush Celebrates its 10th Annual Transgender Conference at
the Adams Mark Hotel downtown Denver
February 21st thru February 24th.
Over 40 workshops of information for all.
Keynote Speakers are:
Kelley Winters, Ryan Sallans, Jennifer Boylan and Margaret Stumpp.

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HRC's Not Even Close To The MLK Legacy

by Monica Roberts

from the TransGriot Blog


"The Human Rights Campaign salutes the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His courageous leadership continues to inspire us in our work to fully realize his vision of fairness and justice for all people.

This weekend, the GLBT community joins the rest of the world in remembering the great work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life helped move our country closer to realizing the true meaning
of "equality for all".

As we remember Dr. King, let's reflect upon our solidarity with the continued fight for civil rights and equal opportunity for all Americans."

That was a statement from HRC's Joe Solmonese about King Day.

The last organization that needs to part their lips and try to lay claim to the MLK legacy is the Human Rights Campaign. When it comes to transgender Americans, their actions are more akin to segregationists such as George Wallace and Strom Thurmond than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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