Trans women play visible role in Women’s March

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr and James Wellemeyer OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Two transgender women gave rousing speeches on the main stage at a rally for the National Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 19.

The third annual Women’s March and rally took place one day after march organizers released a sweeping 68-page Women’s Agenda document that includes strongly worded support for LGBT equality, including a call for Congress to pass the LGBT rights bill known as the Equality Act.

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National Organization for Women brings convention to Orlando, asks for unity

By : Billy Manes
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ORLANDO – The National Organization for Women plans to light up the Florida Hotel and Conference Center on Sand Lake Road in Orlando June 30-July 2 with all due righteous indignation, and not just for women.

“We have, for many decades, had six core issues; including reproductive rights, human rights, always been for LGBTQIA rights, racial justice and economic justice. Then getting women into the Constitution through the [Equal Rights Amendment],” explains departing NOW President Terry O’Neill, who will be present at the event which will also include the election of a new president for the organization.”

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