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All posts tagged "dc trans coalition"

  • Prostitution Proposal Sparks Debate in DC

    City Councilmembers Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) and Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) presided over a contentious hearing of the Judiciary Committee Tuesday that saw passionate testimony...

  • DCTC's Chief Problem

    The words rolled off her tongue like a well-rehearsed mantra, ''We'd like to see all of those folks who are in that high-risk environment find...

  • DCTC vs. Virginia

    The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC), a local advocacy group advancing the civil rights of transgender people, has filed a friend of the court brief urging...

  • Willard Sentenced to Eight Years

    The man who pleaded guilty to shooting a transgender woman in the neck and trying to rob her after she refused his request for oral...

  • DC Trans Coalition Hosts Town Hall

    When it comes to transgender rights in the District, there's so much more to accomplish, transgender individuals and their allies say. But the volunteer nature...

  • Gopalan Death Ruled Homicide

    The D.C. medical examiner's office has ruled that the death of Gaurav Gopalan, a local theater enthusiast who was found dead in the city's Columbia...

  • Going Public with Anti-Trans Attacks (UPDATED)

    Metropolitan Police Department officials held a news conference Monday afternoon, Sept. 12, to ask the press and public for help in the death investigation of...

  • Officer Arrested

    The off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer, Kenneth Furr, who allegedly shot two transgender women seated in a car early Friday, Aug. 26, at First and...

  • Mayor Gray Commits to Addressing Anti-Trans Employment Barriers

    Members of the local LGBT community, including the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA), Transgender Health Empowerent and the DC Trans Coalition, met with Mayor...

  • Building Trust

    While ''LGBT'' has grown commonplace, the ''T'' remains not quite as fully integrated into the broader community. Just as commonplace, in my own experience, is...

  • Advocate and Ally

    Brian Watson has seen better days. On this particular Saturday, stopping by the Wanda Alston House, D.C.'s only transitional residence for homeless LGBT youth, Watson...

  • Community Needs

    Transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming people in D.C. have serious concerns about their safety, are severely underemployed, and face major difficulties accessing adequate healthcare according...

  • Sadie Ryanne Vashti

    It was just before Christmas of last year that Sadie Ryanne Vashti sent an email to her mother asking if she could return home to...

  • Transgender Needs

    Ten years ago, a ''needs assessment survey'' was undertaken by local activists to collect data regarding the city's transgender community. That survey has been used...

  • Stand Against Criminalization

    On the weekend of Sept. 25, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) raided a hotel in Northwest in a prostitution-related sting. MPD has confirmed that six...

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