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The Transgender Day of Remembrance, or TDOR, was founded as a memorial by trans activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith after the murder of Rita Hester, a Massachusetts transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the Trans people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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WASHINGTON, DC - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced  on Thursday a record number of the nation’s major companies and law firms are advancing vital policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual report assessing LGBTQ inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including 25 in Missouri.

 

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An open letter from PROMO Executive Director, Steph Perkins:


In an historic decision on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a Missouri Court of Appeals Western District three-judge panel (Karen King Mitchell, Presiding Judge, Gary D. Witt, Judge, Anthony Rex Gabbert, Judge) ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sex-stereotyping — conforming to expectations for one’s sex, which is often attributed in LGBT stereotyping — is prohibited.

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