We Are Straight Allies and WJCT partnered with State of the Re:UNION to present a very special opportunity to listen to SOTRU’s most recent episode – “Trans Families” – hosted at MOCA Jacksonville on Wednesday, October 15 from 5:30-7:30pm. We’d like to thank our sponsors SunTrust and Human Rights Campaign for making this event possible.
We’d like to extend our deep appreciation to Al Letson for bringing this episode to light, for giving voice to families who support their loved ones, and for sharing the cross-section of beauty and challenges that is the “trans experience”.
To our panelists – Tricia, Brad ley, Cam – thank you for your courage and willingness to share your personal experiences and journey of transition with an audience that is eager to learn how to be allies of the trans* community so that we are empowered with ways to create change in our community and bring equality to all people.
To the allies who tuned in – thank you for questions and contributions to the conversation – let’s all make a commitment to keep the conversation going, to encourage more people to listen to the episode, and to find ways to eradicate the misinformation shared about our trans* loved ones.
….because nothing is more important than our humanity.
For more photos from the event, CLICK HERE
The Entire Episode: Trans Families
We’d like to thank our partners at Equality Florida for mentioning our campaign recently on their blog: http://eqfl.org/jaxhro/straightallies
They have been on location in Jacksonville, for the past several weeks now, working with the Human Rights Campaign and the Jacksonville Committee for Equality to pass a fully-inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (HRO), an anti-discrimination policy based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. We Are Straight Allies will be here to help fully support their efforts!
“To pass this HRO, we will all need to work together” – Jess Osborn, Statewide Outreach Coordinator, Equality Florida
We’d like to thank our friends at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for featuring our “We Are Straight Allies” campaign on their blog recently: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/straight-allies-stand-up-for-fully-inclusive-jacksonville-ordinance-in-new
Marty Rouse, National Field Director of the HRC, had this say about the new campaign:
It’s terrific that this campaign is highlighting straight allies who share the basic value that no one should face discrimination in Jacksonville. We urge all supporters of equality to speak out and take action in support of the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance.
The HRC is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters.
HRC is an umbrella group of two separate non-profit organizations and a political action committee: the HRCFoundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on research, advocacy and education; the Human Rights Campaign, a501(c)(4) organization that focuses on promoting the social welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people through lobbying Congress and state and local officials for support of pro-LGBT bills, and mobilizing grassroots action amongst its members; and the HRC Political Action Committee, which supports candidates that adhere to its positions on LGBT rights.
The historical records of the Human Rights Campaign are maintained in a collection at the Cornell University Library. Arriving at Cornell in 2004, the records include strategic planning documents, faxes, minutes, e-mails, press releases, posters, and campaign buttons. The archive is the second largest in the library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Human Sexuality Collection. In February 2007, the archive was opened to scholars at the library, and selected records were organized into an online exhibit called “25 Years of Political Influence: The Records of the Human Rights Campaign.”