Broad LGBTQ community coalition announces introduction of transgender nondiscrimination legislation in Wisconsin

MADISON — For the first time in state history, a broad coalition of state legislators, business, and civic leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community announced the introduction of legislation that will protect transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, employment and public spaces. The Privacy Protection and Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act,…

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Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upholds ruling protecting transgender student from discrimination

MADISON — This afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a transgender student, Ash Whitaker. Whitaker brought the suit after his school in Kenosha, Wisconsin barred him from using the boy’s restroom. In his lawsuit, Whitaker and his attorneys argue that the school’s blatant discrimination…

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FWEF Vice-chair Sheri Swokowski featured in the Washington Post

Trump’s anti-LGBT Army secretary nominee thinks veterans like me have ‘a disease.’  He’s the wrong choice for the military I love. Like Mark Green — President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Army — I served my country in uniform. I was proud to be an infantry officer and retired honorably after 34 years. But…

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