Monthly Archives: September 2011

I Love the Nutmeg State!

Recently, Jennifer Levi, an attorney at New England’s Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders wrote a piece for Pam’s House Blend on Connecticut’s recently enacted nondiscrimination law, which bans discrimination based on “gender identity.”   She wrote the article to counter allegations that “some people were saying that the language ‘sold out the non-transsexual part of […]

Brennan-Hungerford response to “Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees”

Making Shelters Safe for Transgender Evacuees (see below) is a document issued last month by the National Center for Transgender Equality, Lambda Legal, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. Cathy Brennan and I take issue with the manner in which these guidelines seek to protect transgender evacuees, as […]

But not all females are impregnable! Aren’t they women too?

From our U.N. submission: Females require sex-segregated facilities for a number of reasons, chief among them the documented frequency of male sexual violence against females and the uniquely female consequence of unwanted impregnation resulting from this relatively common form of violence.[xix] We raise two concerns in this sentence: the quantity of male-perpetrated sex-related violence against […]