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People to hear...

Above: Delaware Governor Jack Markell

Below: Jennifer Finney Boylan, Laverne Cox, Noah Lewis and Kit Yan

Things to read...

How did Delaware legislators vote re S.B. 97, the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act of 2013 (which included hate crimes)?
For Transgender Delawareans Against Transgender Delawareans

Democratic Representatives Barbieri, Baumbach, Bennett, Bolden, Brady, Heffernan, Jacques, J.Johnson, Q. Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Longhurst, Mulrooney, Osienski, Potter, Schwartzkopf, Scott, Short, Smith, Viola, Walker, D. Williams and K. Williams


Republican Representative Ramone


Democratic Senators Blevins, Hall-Long, Henry, Marshall, McBride, McDowell, Peterson, Poore, Sokola and Townsend


Republican Senator Cloutier

Democratic Representatives Atkins, Carson, Mitchell and Paradee


Republican Representatives Blakey, Dukes, Gray, Hudson, Kenton, King, Miro, Outten, Peterman, Short, Smyk, Spiegelman and Wilson


Democratic Senators Ennis and Venables. Democratic Senator Bushweller did not vote.


Republican Senators Bonini, Hocker, Lavelle, Lawson, Lopez, Pettyjohn and Simpson

•A November 2015 University of Delaware poll shows majority national support for transgender nondiscrimination in schools, employment, military service, and restrooms.

•A resource for transgenders and their loved ones designed to help work through the issues surrounding disclosure or coming out in realistic and practical terms may be accessed here: Transgender Visibility Guide.

•There is another resource on transgenderism and the social and legal challenges transgenders face, such as finding and keeping jobs, locating housing and using public accommodations, staying safe in their homes and communities, obtaining critical health care, securing legal documents consistent with their gender identity, having their relationships respected and protected, raising their children, safely attending school, and being treated fairly and humanely in the criminal justice system.  Download this resource here:  Transgender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding.

Delawarean Sarah McBride, then a 21-year-old American University student already distinguished for political acumen and accomplishments, publicly confirmed her gender identity as a woman in the spring of 2012. In The Real Me she recounts her experience.

Places to visit...

Logo Delaware Chapter of Renaissance
"We are here to help each other understand and express our gender identity, to gain self-acceptance, to reach out to others like ourselves, and to educate the professional community and the public at large about transgenderism." To visit the Delaware chapter of Renaissance, click on the logo.
Logo/link National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. To visit the NCTE, click on the logo.
Logo and link TransMentors International
The mission of TransMentors International is to raise awareness and effect a positive change in issues which are specific to the trans community. To visit TransMentors, click on the logo.


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