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Leading Every Lawmaker’s Agenda Outlawing Sexuality And The People Who Have No Choice Being Who They Are
We have been a part of the LGBTQ Community for 40+ Years. While we have a social understanding of transgender individuals, their needs are something we continually find is an evolving concern. From the 1980s, when we first began dealing with our own coming out, to now, the transgender members of our community have become more visible and more accepted. We, too, have had a learning curve to meet to understand their needs better. Just because we are gay, it does not mean that we immediately understand their personal histories, drives, or challenges. Each person is different. And Because a person is other, we must accept them for being so. You can choose to be a political party supporter, but you can’t decide to be straight, gay, bi, or transgender. You are either one or the other. Your biological self-chemistry determines which box gets checked, and it is not something someone can legislate. Sometimes, that chemistry and your personal bodily needs help in balancing out. For over 60 years, Transgender Hormone Therapy has been available through medical professionals, not from the opinions of a state lawmaker who runs a lawncare company or a bowling alley half the year. I wanted to include this page along with this and other information. There is always something new we can learn. And, regardless of the ignorance and stupidity we watch across the country in statehouses, churches, and public spaces, it will get better. Before it does, we have to get the idiocy out of the way. You can also find more information pertaining to the Transgender Community by visiting the Office For Victims Of Crimes
The following stats resulted from a study out and published by the Office for Victims Of Crime in Washington, D.C. The publication date is June 2014, and the numbers counted on subjects fall before that time. While the report is dated, it is not negligent to suggest that the findings listed are probably better than if there was an attempt at the same study today.
Since there has been an open hunting season of sorts enlisted by far-right politics and governing, at the end of this report is a list of links to reports listing those involving arrests of individuals responsible for sexual assaults and related offenses against juveniles and young females. At first, the emphasis was on those inside the United States. After collecting information on news reports for nearly a month, no arrests involving transgender individuals had been among them. So the scope of the query increased to include international stories.
One arrest involved an LGBTQI individual who had to register as a sex offender for being with his 17-year-old boyfriend. It happened when the offender had turned 18, and the family took advantage of the age difference to try to make their 17-year-old son straight. All indications are that it didn’t work. That report is with the others. You can find the links at the end of this page.
Statistics documenting transgender people’s experience of sexual violence indicate shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault. One in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives.1 Some reports estimate that transgender survivors may experience rates of sexual assault up to 66 percent, often coupled with physical assaults or abuse.2 This indicates that the majority of transgender individuals are living with the aftermath of trauma and the fear of possible repeat victimization.
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Sexual violence has been found to be even higher in some subpopulations within the transgender community, including transgender youth, transgender people of color, individuals living with disabilities, homeless individuals, and those who are involved in the sex trade. For example, the 2011 Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey found that 12 percent of transgender youth report being sexually assaulted in K–12 settings by peers or educational staff; 13 percent of African-American transgender people surveyed were sexually assaulted in the workplace; and 22 percent of homeless transgender individuals were assaulted while staying in shelters.3
Sexual assaults can be perpetrated by any individual; however, it is particularly startling when professionals who are in “helping” roles abuse their power and sexually assault individuals they are supposed to be serving. Fifteen percent of transgender individuals report being sexually assaulted while in police custody or jail, which more than doubles (32 percent) for African-American transgender people. Five to nine percent of transgender survivors were sexually assaulted by police officers.4Another 10 percent were assaulted by health care professionals.5
Sexual assault perpetrated against transgender individuals may be a component of an anti-transgender hate crime or may be linked to other demographic variables such as race. According to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP):
Acts of hate violence, such as harassment, stalking, vandalism, and physical and sexual assault, are often supported by more socially sanctioned expressions of transphobia, biphobia, and homophobia and are intended to send a message to LGBTQ communities. . . . Many LGBTQ people also face substantial bias because they belong to other traditionally marginalized groups along other axes of identity such as race, class, incarceration history, immigration status, or ability. . . . membership in more than one traditionally marginalized community can increase targeting for severe violence.6
In the NCAVP 2009 report on hate violence, 50 percent of people who died in violent hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people were transgender women; the other half were male, many of whom were gender non-conforming.7 Sexual assault and/or genital mutilation before or after their murders was a frequent occurrence.
In 2009, 17 percent of all reported violent hate crimes against LGBTQ people were directed against those who identified themselves as transgender, with most (11 percent of all hate crimes) identifying as transgender women.8 The remainder identified as transgender men, genderqueer, gender questioning, or intersex.
Hate crimes are more prevalent against people of color. In 2009, 53 percent of LGBTQ hate crime victims were people of color.9 Of the 22 anti-LGBTQ hate crime murders documented by NCAVP that year, 79 percent of the victims were people of color.10 As noted above, 50 percent (11 individuals) of the 2009 murders tracked were transgender women; of those, 9 were people of color (82 percent). Of the other 11 murders of gender non-conforming people, 5 (45 percent) were people of color.11
Intimate partner violence
Many incidents of intimate partner violence include some form of sexual assault.12 According to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, “bisexual women experienced significantly higher lifetime prevalence of rape and other sexual violence by an intimate partner when compared to heterosexual women” and “significantly higher lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner when compared to lesbian and heterosexual women.”13 Some studies indicate that between 20 and 35 percent of LGBTQ couples experience domestic violence.14 According to another, 50 percent of transgender people surveyed had been hit by a primary partner after coming out as transgender.15 LGBTQ youth report a 30 percent incidence of dating violence, compared to 9 percent for heterosexual students.16
Only one in five LGBTQ victims of intimate partner violence or sexual assault get help from service providers.17
The preceding information is part of a report that can be found by visiting the Office For Victims Of Crime Website by clicking here. There is additional information that you will find helpful in learning more about the struggles to live daily and being subjected to criminal offenses by local, county, state and federal lawmakers. Please pass this on to others so they may help someone they may know needing direction in life.
The Findings Below Are A Collection Of News Reports
A collection of news reports showing who the offenders are in the research currently collected in an attempt to find Transgender and LGBTQ Community Members breaking the law (with their sex – like everyone is saying). Initially there was only one, and as the report above states, had the couple been boy and girl, it would have been considered a high school romance and nothing more.
By clicking on the FLIPBOARD window below you will find the newest aggregate being utilized and provided by Groff News Media. Reports worldwide are being updated daily and logged into the collection. The service began being used worldwide in its first hour and the first day of going live. As new sexual offenses are discovered they are added to the reporting service. After a period the reports which age out will disappear due to the rotation requirements of the service.
Why Are The GOP Attacking The LGBTQI Community?
Is it because they are concerned about what is in their own homes and could become public?
One legislator said the push was part of a concerted effort by the far-right to attack the LGBTQ community.
A pair of bills that aim to ban or restrict drag performances in Arizona is one step closer to becoming law Wednesday morning after state Republicans passed the duo along party lines.
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YMCA Restroom No Beef
Judge finds that there’s not enough evidence to prove that the defendant exposed herself while using the women’s restroom.
By John Riley on May 2, 2023 MetroWeekly.com
A transgender woman has been found not guilty of public indecency charges stemming from complaints that she allegedly exposed herself in the women’s locker room at a YMCA in Xenia, Ohio.
Rachel Glines, 31, of Fairborn, had been charged with three counts of public indecency after patrons of the YMCA filed complaints with local police alleging that a “naked man” was using the women’s locker room.
The incidents are said to have occurred in September and November 2022, with the third incident taking place “sometime between November 2021 and 2022,” leading Glines’s lawyers to argue the third charge should be dropped for vagueness about when the alleged exposure occurred.
Witness testimony in court earlier this year claimed that Glines had been in a state of complete undress during all three incidents, which happened in the common area of the women’s locker room, with one woman saying she was shocked to see a “naked man” in the locker room, and another testifying that she could see Glines’s buttocks as they walked down the common hallway.
However, none of the three complaining witnesses said they did not see Glines’s genital area, either because they removed themselves from the situation, or because the area was covered by other parts of the body.
In a decision filed last Friday evening, Judge David McNamee ruled that there was no evidence Glines had exposed her genitals in the locker room, reports the Dayton Daily News. The judge noted that the case focuses on two elements: exposure of private parts, and a culpable state of mind.
There is more to the story and the judge’s opinion. To read the report, you can access the MetroWeekly.com complete news report here!
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