scorpionturtle: (Default)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] fayanora at "to the straight guy at the party last night"
Ganked from [info]christinareborn =

This is awesome. Craigslist posting "to the straight guy at the party last night"

Since Craigslist postings tend to be impermanent, I'll cut and paste:

Under the cut )

scorpionturtle: (Default)
Federal Appeals Court: Transsexuals Have No Civil Rights
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff

Posted: September 21, 2007 - 3:00 pm ET

(Denver, Colorado) A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court
ruling that found transsexuals are not covered by federal
discrimination laws.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Krystal Etsitty had
no legal recourse in fighting her firing by the Utah Transit
Authority in 2005.

The court, which sits in Denver, found that the trial judge was
correct in finding that the transit authority feared it could be sued
by people born biologically female if it were discovered Etsitty
still had male genitals.

At the time of her firing Etsitty was transitioning from male to
female.

She was undergoing hormone therapy, wearing women's clothing and
presenting herself as female.

Following her dismissal she sued under federal sexual discrimination
laws.

In court judge David Sam referred to Etsitty as "she" but dismissed
the suit saying that because Etsitty had been born male the federal
law did not apply.

Sam's written ruling said that a 1989 U.S. Supreme Court ruling
banning discrimination against people who do not meet the stereotype
of their gender - an effeminate man or a butch woman - does not
apply to the transgendered.

"There is a huge difference between a woman who does not behave as
femininely as her employer thinks she should, and a man who is
attempting to change his sex and appearance to be a woman," Sam wrote.

"Such drastic action cannot be fairly characterized as a mere failure
to conform to stereotypes. "

Etsitty appealed to the 10th Circuit which Thursday upheld Sam's
ruling.

Eight groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, filed briefs in support of
Etsitty's case.
scorpionturtle: (Default)
Uncle Bill Becoming A Woman: A funny and touching Documentary about three sisters and their transgender aunt, these girls love their Uncle Bill but will they fell the same way when he becomes their Aunt Barbara? Award Winner Sundance Film Festival.
scorpionturtle: (Default)
yes, sailing on the south china sea at night with the dolphins jumping over your hulls. the coast of kawaii after a storm. sunset in cochin, india as the sun is setting on the fishing nets and over the old city, the deserts of rajastan. the annapurna circuit in Nepal with it's tiny villages and tibetian shrine perched on the side of some of the tallest mountains in the world. the red clay roads of Prince Edward Island, CA. the endless vistas of white in north Lappland with only the northern lights. upstate new york in the fall when the leaves are all a fire and the air is so crisp you can bite it. looking into my loves face is the prettiest sight I ever did see though.
scorpionturtle: (Default)
MY JOURNAL IS FRIENDS ONLY.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FRIEND ME OR TO HAVE ME FRIEND ME PLEASE FIRST LEAVE A MESSAGE HERE.
scorpionturtle: (Default)
MY JOURNAL IS FRIENDS ONLY.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FRIEND ME OR TO HAVE ME FRIEND YOU PLEASE FIRST LEAVE A MESSAGE HERE.
scorpionturtle: (Default)
LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:scorpionturtle
Your haiku:up with all over
the place maybe its the lack of
sleep taking my meds
Username:
Created by Grahame

Profile

scorpionturtle: (Default)
scorpionturtle

June 2010

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 18th, 2017 07:58 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios