In the wake of the stabbing death of a transgender woman of color in Philadelphia this week, Ebony magazine has published online an SPLC report examining how transgender women of color may be America’s most victimized minority.
The SPLC urged Capitol Hill lawmakers to pass legislation that would create a nationwide ban on conversion therapy – a dangerous and discredited practice based on the false premise that homosexuality is a disorder that should be cured. The legislation was inspired by an SPLC lawsuit against a conversion therapy provider set for trial next month.
A transgender woman repeatedly sexually assaulted as she was held in prisons housing Georgia’s most dangerous male felons has been transferred to a medium-security prison – potentially placing her in a safer environment. The move comes after the SPLC sued state officials earlier this year over her treatment.
Destin Holmes was constantly bombarded with anti-gay slurs and insults by students and even teachers. Her principal said: “I don’t want a dyke in this school.” Now, the school district has agreed to adopt new policies to protect LGBT students from harassment.
The SPLC has filed a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections on behalf of a transgender woman who has been denied medically necessary treatment and sexually assaulted by other inmates while held at a men’s prison.
A New Jersey Superior Court judge has ruled misrepresenting homosexuality as a disorder in marketing conversion therapy services violates the state’s consumer protection laws – a devastating ruling for the conversion therapy industry, which claims to “convert” people from gay to straight, the SPLC announced today.