Openly transgender principal loses her position

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SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts elementary school principal who recently came out as transgender will not return to her position at the school.

Swampscott Public Schools Superintendent Pamela Angelakis said Thursday 52-year-old Shannon Daniels will be placed on paid administrative leave for the rest of the school year, and her contract will not be renewed.

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Issue 25.05: A WAVE of Success

By : Jake Stevens
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A WAVE of Success
It’s time to celebrate your favorite picks for Tampa Bay and Central Florida’s best! GayDayS Inc. moving hosts hotels, possible date change for 2018, 5th Annual Manatee Pride to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day, Syreeta Banks leads Dreamgirls to The Venice Theater, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Tampa Pride Guide 2018

By : Jake Stevens
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Tampa Pride is back for a fourth year and prepared to be bigger and better than ever!

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Watermark is hiring: Creative Assistant

By : Jake Stevens
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Watermark is seeking a full-time creative assistant. The creative assistant will work with our advertising sales department to create print and online ads, design digital sales flyers, generate graphics for articles on our web site, WatermarkOnline.com. This is an on-site position at our Orlando office. This is the perfect entry-level position for motivated multi-faceted designers seeking real-world design experience who thrive in a challenging, fast paced environment.

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Trans conservatives tell CPAC: ‘Don’t tread on me’

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: From left, transgender conservatives Jordan Evans, Adelynn Campbell and Jennifer Williams attend the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 24. Washington Blade photo by Chris Johnson.

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Being transgender doesn’t mean you have to give up your principles as a conservative, nor does it mean you should allow the Republican Party to subject you to political attacks based on your gender identity.

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Trans of Thought: TERF Battle

By : Maia Monet
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Recently, a trans woman walked into a bookstore in New York City and sat down in the audience waiting for Rose McGowan to make an appearance.

Rose was in town promoting her memoir that, in part, chronicled her abuse at the hands of Harvey Weinstein and made her one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement. Taking the opportunity to stand up during the talk, the trans woman started in with charges of transphobia against Rose based on earlier statements made in a podcast. Voices were raised to the point of screaming. Rose, not a paragon of stability herself, handled it badly by screaming back at the trans woman to sit down and shut up. She then made more statements that both deflected the charges of transphobia and reinforced them. When the dust had cleared, video of the exchange was a viral sensation. It became the story du jour on countless outlets and Rose attacked everyone from her own team, handlers, security and even the audience for not coming to her defense. Soon thereafter, fearing similar incidents, Rose announced she was canceling her book tour.

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Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversity

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NEW YORK (AP) — Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity.

Software developer Tim Chevalier, who is transgender, says he was fired for speaking up about online bullying he experienced at the company and complaining about discrimination, harassment and white supremacy on Google’s internal messaging system.

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In first, U.S. military has accepted openly transgender recruit

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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In a first, an openly transgender person has signed a contract to join the U.S. military — a development that could occur thanks to federal court rulings against President Trump’s transgender military ban.

Maj. David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesperson, confirmed to the Washington Blade on Tuesday an openly transgender person has signed a contract to join the armed forces, which is part of the process for enlistment.

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Issue 25.05: Give Me My Roses

By : Jake Stevens
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In celebration of Black History Month, Watermark pays tribute to five generations of black entertainers in Orlando, HRC hosts 5th annual Time to THRIVE conference4 on LGBTQ youth in Orlando, St. Petersburg Diocese forbids transgender parishioner from attending anniversary mass, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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Celine Walker becomes fourth reported transgender homicide victim in 2018

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Celine Walker became the fourth reported transgender homicide victim this year on Feb. 4, though news of her death was delayed after local police reportedly misgendered her and utilized her birth name in official reports.

Walker, a 36-year-old transgender woman of color, was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound at an Extended Stay America hotel near the St. Johns Town Center. According to transgender advocate Monica Roberts of the TransGriot blog, “the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is claiming they have a policy that does not refer to victims as transgender.”

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Missing transgender teen found safely after misgendering by Largo Police

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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Largo, Fla. | A missing transgender teenager has been found safely after being misgendered on the official Largo Police Department Facebook page Feb. 12.

“Help us find runaway Zachary Musgrave,” the police department’s original post, now deleted, read. “He is a Largo High student, 16 years of age. He has not been seen since Jan. 19. He does not have a vehicle.”

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Poof! Ivy League glee club’s gender restrictions disappear

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale University’s world-famous glee club, say their sound isn’t changing, but they are ending their more than century-old tradition of being a male only a cappella ensemble.

The Whiffs, as they are known, and Yale’s senior women’s a cappella group, Whim ‘n Rhythm, issued a joint announcement Feb. 1 that tryouts for both groups will now be open to all rising seniors, including transgender students.

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