Not Only Women Get Pregnant
The MN NOW Foundation recently co-sponsored a webinar on Intersectionality and Reproductive Rights with Myrtle Lemon-Todd from Gender Justice organized by the LGBTQIA+ Committee:
Transgender Day of Remembrance
On November 20, we honor those lives who were senselessly cut short simply because they were expressing their authentic selves. The majority of these murders are transgender women of color, which intrinsically reflects the intersection of race, gender, and class.
Minnesota NOW stands against all forms of violence. During Transgender Day of Remembrance, MN NOW speaks out against the pervasive violence against transgender and nonbinary individuals. We support individuals to live fully as the gender they identify with, in safe and secure environments.
In chronological order of murder, the names of our loved ones we celebrate and will never ever forget:
Amariey Lei Wilkinsburg, PA
Duval Princess Jacksonville, FL
Cypress Ramos Lubbok, TX
Naomie Skinner Highland Park, MI
Matthew Angelo Spampinato New Castle, DE
Paloma Vasquez Houston, TX
Tatiana “Tee- Tee” Labelle Chicago, IL
Kathryn “Katie” Newhouse Canton, GA
Kenyatta “Kesha” Webster Jackson, MS
Miia Love Parker Chester, PA
Ariyanna Mitchell Hampton, VA
Fern Feather Morristown, VT
Raymond “Ray” Muscat Clarkston, MI
Nedra Sequence Morris Opa-locka, FL
Chanelika Y’Ella Dior Hemingway Albany, NY
Sasha Mason Zebulon, NC
Brazil Johnson Milwaukee, WI
Shawmaynè Giselle Marie Gulfport, MS
Kitty Monroe Cordova, GA
Martasia Richmond Chicago, IL
Keshia Chanel Geter Augusta, GA
Cherry Bush Los Angeles CA
Marisela Castro Houston, TX
Hayden Davis Kansas City, MO
Jasper Aaron Lynch McLean, VA
Maddie Hoffmann Malvern, PA
Dede Ricks Detroit, MI
Mya Allen Milwaukee, WI
Acey Morrison Rapid City, SD
Semaj Billingslea Jacksonville, FL
Tiffany Banks Miami, FL
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Conversion therapy is a range of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Eighteen states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico currently ban conversion therapy. Let’s make Minnesota next! Please help us get there by signing our petition.
While discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal in the state of Minnesota, that doesn’t mean that our work is done. We need to educate people about the discrimination and barriers that LGBTQ individuals face and work to make our state a place where all Minnesotans have equal opportunities and rights.
You can help us continue to fight for equality for the LGBTQ community, all you have to do is let us know you’re interested. To learn more about how you can make a difference, visit the Get Involved section of our website.