Center Hosts Transgender Empowerment Day
The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center in Hill crest hosted the fourth annual Transgender Empowerment Day April 6. The keynote speakers were female-to-male Transgender attorney Shane L. Caya from San Francisco and former San Diegan male-to-female Transgender activist Amanda Nicole Watson. Over 100 people, both Transgender people and their supporters, attended this event and watched a wide variety of people win awards for helping the Transgender community achieve social recognition and equal rights.
Silencing the Silent: GLSEN “Day of Silence” effort gets more opposition
On Wednesday, April 18 of this year, The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will team up with thousands of schools nationwide to participate in the 11th annual Day of Silence. This event is one of the most profound and most powerful examples of “civil disobedience” that we’ve seen in recent years, and is easily one of the most well-organized student-led efforts of the 21st century.