Blog Posts from February 2009
“What about New Hampshire?” Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, posed to an audience of over 25 people from the transgender and allied community in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire region last Thursday night. The gathering was one of two community meetings that I helped organized, along with Gerri Cannon, President of the PFLAG NH Chapter, in order to build support for House Bill 415, which would add anti-discrimination protections for transgender individuals in New Hampshire.
“Live free or die” took on new meaning during public hearings on a marriage equality and a transgender non-discrimination bill by the NH House Judiciary Committee on February 5.
We know it takes more than simply coming out to win equality. What changes people’s hearts and minds and gets them to support equality is having had personal, close relationships with LGBT people. Relationships where – through conversations – straight people learn what it’s like to be LGBT. Pledge to tell 3 people what it’s like for you or your loved one at www.tell-three.org/.