Andy Kopsa

Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality

Transgender teacher under attack in TX – here’s a few things to do

NOTE:  I called the principal’s office – but for information on the public hearing tonight I was directed to call the Central Office.  HERES THAT NUMBER:  409-923-7500

 

My head nearly exploded late yesterday when I saw this:

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A friend of mine heads up a transgender activist coalition in Uganda.  She told me a couple of years ago that it is “always the trans” who has the hardest time in the battle for LGBT rights.  At the time, I didn’t understand to what degree.  Trans rights are the hardest to come by it seems – not just in Uganda but in Texas.

You owe it to yourself to watch the video of the good people of Lumberton Intermediate School who express rightful outrage that this woman’s job is even in question; and for the token jackass who doesn’t want Ms. Klug around the children.

Note the headline:

 

“Transgender Substitute Teacher Upsets Lumberton ISD Parents”

P-A-R-E-N-T-S

 

Houston Feminist along with the ACLU of Texas issued a much-needed action alert yesterday:

 

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Go Houston Feminist!

Texas has a RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) like the anti-gay RFRA Mississippi just passed this month that allows denial of rights based on a so-called religious belief.  Targeting the LGBT community of course.  Can’t have bakers baking  giant penis birthday cakes for a gay party.  Anyway Jessica Mason Pieklo – author and attorney extraordinaire sent me this:

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There is a board meeting tonight.  7:00 pm is the open participation portion.  Heres some info on that if you are in the area.  And if you are not in the area – don’t let that stop you from getting involved – you can email or call the Lumberton School Board – click the image below to be taken to the contact page.

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One comment on “Transgender teacher under attack in TX – here’s a few things to do

  1. Pingback: This Teacher Was Suspended For Being Transgender And There’s Something We Can Do About It | sexynewz.com

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