Memphis Protect Trans people
  • Petitioned Wanda Halbert

This petition was delivered to:

Memphis City Council
Wanda Halbert
Memphis City Council
William C. Boyd
Memphis City Council
Harold B. Collins
Memphis City Council
Jim Strickland
Memphis City Council
Edmund Ford, Jr.
Memphis City Council
Lee Harris
Memphis City Council
Bill Morrison

Memphis Protect Trans people

    1. kelli Busey
    2. Petition by

      kelli Busey

      Arlington, TX

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October 2012

Victory

As the Memphis, Tennessee City Council mulled adding transgender protections to its city employee nondiscrimination policy, Kelli Busey from Arlington, TX started a petition in support of the protections. Her petition gained 400 supporters and influenced the council's decision to include transgender protections.

Of all people's who identify as LGBTQI transgender, transsexual and gender non conforming people are discriminated against worst, and face the highest rate of violence against us.
Memphis is know as a extremely dangerous place for transgender people as we are beaten and murdered not just by the general population, but by the police as well.
It is obvious to the transgender community a back room deal was cut at the last moment to advance sexual orientation deleting wording that would have protected transgender people out.

The council has 30 days to edit the amendment reinserting transgender protections. We ask you to do the right thing.

We demand that transgender people be treated equaly and protected equaly.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Added to email list: All council members

      kelli Busey
      Petition Organizer

      I just finished adding the rest of the Memphis Council members. When a person signs this petition a individual email will be sent to each address. If you are a blogger or have a contact in mainstream media, please make as much noise as you can. We have a very short time.
      Thank you for signing.
      Kelli Busey

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dave Canfield CARLISLE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am trans, And I would like to think that violent crime based on sexual identity would be just as heinous as rape would be against a woman.

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    • Pamela Robinson QUINLAN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      This is important to me because I am transsexual as well and am fighting against much the same issue here in Texas.

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    • Elizabeth Demeter NICOSIA, CYPRUS
      • about 2 years ago

      I am transwoman and against discrimination of lgtbi and violence to us.

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    • Judy Marshall OMAHA, NE
      • about 2 years ago

      It's perfectly normal

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    • John Cerrito MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in Memphis and I have a five-year-old cousin who is gender-fluid. I say that because he currently acknowledges that he is a boy, but feels in his heart that he is a girl (which is why, for the sake of understanding and consistency, I use masculine pronouns). I am proud of the way his family is progressing and optimistic about his future, but I still have tremendous anxiety about the adversity he will face from the hostile ignorance that saturates this issue. He is the most articulate and intelligent child I have ever met, and if we can protect him and allow him to grow without repression, he will do incredible things. I will support him no matter what gender or sexuality he (or she) identifies with. He is beautiful and I will defend to my dying breath his right to be who he was born to be.

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