June 1 marked the beginning of Pride Month, but it ultimately passed without the usual fanfare. While it was known globally that COVID-19 would upend Pride celebrations everywhere, what we could not foresee was the tragic and unjust murder of George Floyd and most recently, Tony McDade, a black transgender man shot by police in Tallahassee, Florida.
The fight for LGBTQ rights has been tougher than ever in 2019 and support for our community is stronger than it has ever been. Just as with any significant, important movement, there are highs as well as lows.
By 2020, Pennsylvania will join a growing number of pioneering states including Washington, Arkansas, Nevada and Maine allowing driver’s license holders to choose from three gender options, male, female and the gender-neutral option of X.
In some cases, the definition of “parent” plays a big role in defining the situation. If courts don’t recognize nonbiological parents as true parents, it could mean surrogates and sperm donors have more rights than a nonbiological parent who raised the child.
Transgender rights are a hot topic in the news recently, from Trump’s slapdash ban on transgender soldiers in the military to the question of whether Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act includes gender identity under the umbrella of sex discrimination.
LGBT attorney, Angela Giampolo and Jane Velez-Mitchell – TV journalist join MidPoint to discuss the next fight for Gay Rights – bias in jobs and housing. (NewsMaxTv | MidPoint with Ed Berliner)