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Title Houston Voice, No. 817, June 21, 1996
Contributor
  • Bell, Deborah Moncrief
Publisher Window Media
Date June 21, 1996
Language English
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  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE / JUNE 21. 1996 23 Conference continued. (Continued from page I) kids into "normalcy." (It is noted that the homosexual community extricated itself from the DSM in the early 1970's.) Depending upon the interest and attendance at these two health law workshops, the discussion could lapse over into a half day working committee on Saturday morning, chaired by ICTLEP Health Law Moderator, Ms. Lisa Middleton. a highly placed insurance professional, wherein an attempt to derive a community consensus on these issues would be sought. The Legal Needs of Transgender People of Color On Friday afternoon, July 5, immediately following the luncheon speaker, there will be a three hour workshop (with no competing workshops) devoted to the Legal Needs of Transgendered People of Color. This workshop is not just for people of color, although it is hoped that many will attend. This workshop is all transgendered people: our so-called "white" community needs to hear and even participate and to learn the extra and unfair legal burdens faced each day by transgendered people who are also people of color. This workshop format was specifically set up because of the misperception that being transgendered is a white problem. ICTLEP asserts that it is a people problem, and that until we address the multi-racial diversity of the problem and the multi-racial diversity of our community, then we are addressing a mere portion of the problems with a mere portion of the available human resources and funding. ICTLEP states unequivocally that any remaining racism in the worldwide transgender community MUST end, and that ICTLEP wants to devote its conference resources towards that end. The panel will be headed by Dawn Wilson of Kentucky. Dawn is a long-time activist who spent part of her career as an aide to an US Senator. Also on the panel is Elvia Arriola, University of Texas Law Professor, Chicana, lesbian activist and writer. The three hour workshop format will be a short intro by the above two and other panelists followed by an open forum wherein the legal needs of transgendered people of color are presented by audience members and discussed by the entire workshop. On Saturday, a 1/2 hour report will be made to the assembled conference, which will be transcribed by a court reporter and included in Proceedings V. ICTLEP Award Winners Each year, ICTLEP has available three awards. These are: The Transgender Advocate Award - past winners include Connie Moore (and by association, her partner Debra Hunt) and Shelly Saliari. The Transgender Pioneer Award - past winners include Cissy Conley, Jane Fee and Jameson Green. The third award is the Transgender Champion Award, - past winner was Raymond Hill. The Transgender Advocate Award is for any attorney or legal organization who has advanced the legal standing of the transgender community. The winner is Law Professor Stephen Whittle from the University of Manchester, England. Prof. Whittle, an out transgendered man has written several books on transgender legal issues in England. He is also involved with "Press for Change", an advocacy group in England. Recently, he took the British Courts to the European Court of Justice. The ECJ ruled that the British Courts were in error, and that "discrimination prohibited on the basis of being transsexual" was the same as "discrimination prohibited on the basis of sex." This is a quantum leap. In all three US Appeals Court rulings (this issue has never reached the US Supreme Court) the courts have held that transsexuals were NOT protected under Title VII prohibitions against discrimination based upon sex. Imagine, thanks to Prof Whittle, European transsexuals have more legal protection than do those of the USA and probably anywhere else in the world. The Transgender Pioneer Award is for any NON-attorney transgendered person or organization who has advanced the legal standing of the transgender community. The winners are Sarah DePalma of Texas and Jessica Xavier of Maryland. Both were instrumental in having stand-alone, transgender protective legislation be introduced and be voted favorably out of committee of one house of their respective state legislature. In the Spring of 1995, Sarah introduced a bill to allow pre-surgical and non-surgical transsexual folks to change their gender identification and sex designation in an upfront and streamlined fashion. After favorable testimony from assembled transgender activists, the Bureau of Vital Statistics and the Department of Public Safety, the Family Law and Juvenile Justice Committee voted the bill out of committee and to the House with a favorable vote of 7-2. In the fall of 1995, Jessica introduced a comprehensive bill dealing with employment and housing discrimination into a similar committee of the Maryland House where again favorable testimony was given and a favorable vote was given. It is expected that during the next legislative sessions, that these two Pioneers will carry their bills further along and that others from other states and nations will do the same. The Transgender Champion Award is for any non-attorney, non-transgendered person or organization who has advanced the legal standing of the transgender community. There are no winners to announce at this time, although suggestions are invited and will be considered. Awards will be presented al the Saturday evening banquet on July 6. For more information about the conference, contact Dee McKellar at PO Drawer 35477, Houston, TX 77235-5477, 713/777-TGLC (777- 8452), fax: 777-0909 or e-maii: ictlep@aol.com Services at Women's Center By MADONNA SMITH The Women's Center Hotline—formerly named W.I.R.E.S.—can be reached al 713-528-2121. This number can be used for informaiion on domestic violence, shelters, legal assistance and counseling services. The rape crisis/sexual assault hotline is 713-528-7273. This number should be used for information on rape (including date or acquaintance rape), sexual assault, sexual harassment and for any one who needs personal accompaniment of victims to medical/legal help (provided by trained volunteer advocates) and/or counseling services. The general information number or to volunteer for the Houston Area Women's Center is 528-6798. The Center relocated in the fall of 1995 to the old United Way Building at 1010 Waugh Dr. The new location allows for expanded services which are open to both women and men. Photo by Robert Miller Longer Power Hour-Lower Prices OPEN to CLOSE: S0N-M0N-TUES-WED-THORS NOON to 7:00pm: FRI S SAT ALL WELL/BEER/WINE $1.75 NEVER A COVER CHARGE Cuaivo Shots $2.50 iveryday All the Time FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 10:00pm National Leather Assoc: Houston presents: Houston's Hot: sp A Night in Black Leather FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 9:00pm till ?? Guest Bartenders on the "TOP" Q The RSICSS 0 SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 10:00pm till ?? RSICSS presents SCRUB-A-STUD © O A benefit foi the Colt 45's Stone Soup Personal Caie Fund SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Celebrate with us before and after ., the parade. ■* —, 'O NOON to CLOSE 7 0 All Well/Beer/Wine $1.75 DI Lee 7:00 pm till ??
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