Creating Change

Creating Change
In February 2011, Kylar was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Sue J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement.

Senate ENDA Hearing

Kylar at Senate Committee Hearing
The Senate Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing this morning into the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has been pending in Congress off and on since 1994. Although a majority of the committee is co-sponsoring the legislation to ban private employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), after the hearing, would not commit to a mark-up session on the legislation, which would be the next step forward for the bill before a committee vote. (Metro Weekly, poliglot)

Senate ENDA Hearing: Action and Reaction

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) held a hearing Tuesday, June 12, on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. ENDA would ban 
discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces with 15 or more employees. (Read the report in it's entirety which included the video testimony before the Senate Committee)
Kylar Broadus Prepares for Senate Testimony
A recent study, "Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey," found that discrimination against transgender people was a very real problem in America.

According to the study, transgender people experienced unemployment at twice the rate of the general population. Ninety percent of transgender people surveyed reported experiencing harassment or discrimination on the job or had to take actions to avoid it. (USNews)

Additional articles appear in Advocate, Ms. Magazine and Washington Blade.

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