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Blog Posts from July 2009

July 15, 2009 5:53 pm

Saving All Our Children: Reflections on the MA Transgender Rights Bill Hearing

“A day without human rights is a day without sunshine.”  That is what the t-shirt said that I got at one of the first gay rights rallies I attended in 1977, a rally was organized to try to defend a newly passed sexual orientation non-discrimination law in Dade County, Florida.  I was one of the children that Anita Bryant’s Save Our Children campaign was ostensibly trying to protect.  But I was also a kid who had an emerging sense that I was not like the other kids both in terms of my gender and my sexual orientation.

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