Petition to Apple
Petition for apple to create a pregnant man emoji
apple recently introduced a pregnant women emoji, but what about a pregnant MAN emoji???? as evidenced by thomas beatie, there can be a pregnant man. apple should be inclusive of all members of society
Petition to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit, Flickr, Pinterest, tumbler, Imgur
Do more to protect Transgender users of Social Networks
We the undersigned, call upon Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks to adopt and enforce a robust protective policy prohibiting the abuse of transgender people, specifically negative posts or images that result from a transgender person's gender identity or nonconformance to gender stereotypes. While the protection of the freedom of speech is a laudable and desirable goal, it cannot be allowed to override the right of transgender people to utilize social networks free from the harm wrought by those subjecting them to transphobic abuse including hate, bigotry, and overt discrimination.Medically documented injuries which arise from the abuse of transgender people include: dysphoria, depression, fear, isolation, feelings of hopelessness, and often can lead to an increased risk of the transgender person committing suicide. Transphobia has a precise definition, and any activity which meets its criteria must be dealt with promptly. "Transphobia is the fear, hatred, disbelief, or mistrust of people who are transgender, thought to be transgender, or whose gender expression doesn’t conform to the traditional gender roles of society. Transphobia can prevent transgender and gender nonconforming people from living full lives free from harm." Transphobia takes many different forms, including: Negative attitudes and beliefs directed towards transgender and gender non-conforming persons on the basis of their Gender Identity or the non-adherence to gender stereotypes. Expressions of aversion to and prejudice against transgender people. Expressions of irrational fear and often spreading intentionally false claims, misinformation, or disinformation about transgender individuals, or the science behind someone being so. Claiming that transgender people's access to facilities which match their gender identity is somehow dangerous, or that transgender individuals are more violent than others of their gender based on their sex identified at birth. Disbelief, Denial, Intentional Misgendering, or outright discounting of a person's preferred pronouns; or denial of their gender, sex, legal identity, or gender identity; including attempting to deny that it is possible for someone to transition their gender or sex. The use of derogatory language, and name-calling; bullying, abuse, and even violence on the basis of someone's gender Identity or nonconformance to gender stereotypes. While many of these social networks have policies which state similar goals, they are frequently not enforced or even ignored outright even when instances of explicit transphobia are reported to them by the transgender members of their networks; this is something that must change.For updates on this and other transgender issues, you can follow me on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Susan_Larson_TN
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Rand Paul, Bill Nelson, Richard J. Durbin, Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Warren, Mitch McConnell, Charles "Chuck" E. Schumer, Cory A. Booker, Patty Murray, Al Franken, John Cornyn, Tim Kaine, Sherrod Brown, Robert Menendez, Lindsey Graham, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Robert Casey, Richard Burr, Claire McCaskill, Lamar Alexander, Ron Wyden, Mark Warner, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Paul D. Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Barack Obama, Donald Trump
Allow Transgender People Into the U.S. Military
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals would no longer be accepted or allowed into the U.S. Military because their cost is a "burden." This is extremely disgraceful and an insult to all those who have already given their lives for this country. This is not equality, and this is not "supporting the LGBT community," as he said he does. This is utterly transphobic. Many people who served are going to be left jobless, and many others will no longer be able to fulfill their dreams. This is not okay, and this should not be legal. Trans people are still people.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, Craigslist, Department of Justice, Facebook, Council of the European Union, Human Rights Campaign, United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of State
Bring back craigslist personals and regulate classified ads websites
Craigslist personals has been a staple since its beginning. However, we have to agree it has been unregulated which allows people to post sketchy ads in secrecy. Quite honest doing no good to the name of Craigslist and this has extended to others ads such as Housing where people post bad ads trying to steal money from others.However, this was not justification to bring down a tool such as Craigslist personals. The dismissal of Craigslist personals is an attack on our civil rights, is an attack of freedom of speech and sexual liberties. Tell me Mr Trump if this would make America great, a place where a hard working American without time for a relationship can't post and ad looking to hook up with someone on similar circumstances and probably start a relationship from there. How is this making America Great where these two hardworking individuals can't find each other. You would argue that in the 80's we didn't have Craigslist, but times have changed, cities such as New York grew 1.3 million between 1980 and 2005 that's far too many extra people, we need better communication tools to reach out these individuals.On the flip side I am a father of one, I self identify as bisexual cross-dresser, without Craigslist to try to contact a man, this goes to the women too these mothers, good wife that are bisexual and can't post an ad looking for a lady. Are we expected to come out of the shadow into adult sites and or go to gay bars? walk into a complete stranger and ask then probably get punched in the face? I did the first already and it didn't go well. I have my sexuality a secret, I created a profile in a reputed adult website and saw a good friend of mines who is extremely homophobic. She was online which prompted me to delete my profile just as soon as I created it. What about that bossy executive that like to be bossy in the office but have a secret?. Where else can a man say "I am a boss, I am bossy, I am the man but when nobody is looking, I like to dress into this beautiful lady". All that sound crazy to straight people but that's people sexuality, and this is America the land of the free.All LGBTQ friends I have talked to agree the law had great intentions we need to stop human trafficking. But there is a damaging line in HR1865 That is in section 3 and this is why we don't have Craigslist personals anymore. You are giving 25 years in prison for "facilitating the prostitution of five or more persons" first of all, this is clearly a direct attack on Craigslist personals and a direct attack on our freedom of communication. You can't stop people from selling their body unfortunately, if they don't do it on Craigslist they will do it in the street no matter what you do. You can't possibly blame Craigslist for other's decisions. This is a job for local police department if they want to penalize prostitution they can even use Craigslist as a tool. While trying to curb online prostitution, the LGBTQ was denied the freedom to communicate. I am not an active member of organized groups I am a father of 1 that work 55 hours a week one of those who could use a quick ad to find someone. We are as big part of America as the straight guy working next to me, as the straight woman working next to me. This also include a man who routinely shows up to work either as a woman or as a man. To religious groups he sounds like a disaster but that disaster work hard and pay taxes like everybody else and everyone in the LGBTQ community to the most straight looking person such as myself. If we allow religious groups to call out those posting on Craigslist and those with cross gender identity, we are favoring a group over another and allowing freedom of speech to be corrupted. What I propose and will allow Craigslist to operate as always and safer Discuss with John Craig how to fix Craigslist not only Craigslist personals but Craigslist in general. I almost paid money for a rented apartment that was being rented under-priced because they were traveling to Europe. The apartment wasn't up for rent. All posters are required to submit information just like in Facebook possibly include picture too. However, the ad will be posted as always, classic craigslist view, except for one thing, the ad will show a check mark on top which means this is a verified profile. So, when I post an ad, the reader will know I am a real person and Craigslist know who I am in case I do something stupid, this person can report me to Craigslist. Craigslist is in the business of being the online classified ads for long time, will cooperate with local authority handing over any piece of evidence that could aid in the capture of any criminals such as those posting fake rent ads. My personal information will only be available to Craigslist. In this manner employers will know my resume is real, unemployed will know the job ad they are reading is real, people looking for apartment will know the apartment they are looking at is real or risk prosecution by law. Yahoo. Microsoft and Craigslist should be elevated to Historic websites, they have been around since the beginning of internet and quite honest, this is not a nice way to treat a site like this. Regulation of Law HR 1865 instead of prosecuting, any facilitator in the prostitution of 5 or more individuals is expected to fully cooperate with law. This instead ask to Craigslist to fully cooperate with the law, hand over any information that could lead to the capture of anyone breaching the law. Regulate the access to Craigslist personals, 16 years old to view ads, 18 years old to reply. Not everybody can access Craigslist personals, posters or not are required to create a Craigslist profile in order to prevent minors from accessing the ads. The sole warning that this content is for adults wont stop a 12 years old from clicking through it and actually going into the ads. So, in the new Craigslist profile we will be required to enter our birthday. Craigslist will review any flagging of ads and report anything that look sketchy such as the pictures of the person look like someone too young and don't match the profile pictures provided to Craigslist, instance that insinuate sex with children. Craigslist reserve the right to post any personal ad. Craigslist usually delay the ads for 15 minutes, these 15 minutes will be used to either accept or reject certain ads based on their content. If an ad is too severe such as trafficking children, craigslist will contact local authorities even if the ad didn't go live. Change the flagging system, when we flag an ad, we can now write why we flagging. I have contacted people in the past and then they ask me for money on e-mails. When I flag, I look like a hater. Honestly I am not against people who sell their body. I'm not in favor neither but is a disgusting move to say "I'm looking for fun" then ask for money via e-mail Include "any individual that facilitate the prostitution of 5 or more individuals... I feel this was a direct attack on Craigslist and the PIMP (boss of prostitutes) get nothing. Allow Craigslist to generate income from digital advertising in order to hire more personnel and follow through with any government inquiries. Homosexuality is not a lifestyle, I didn't choose to be bisexual, I have always been. Being shutdown like this in an attempt to "stop online prostitution" is stating that people like me can't communicate sexual desires. I am an avid user, I have flagged some ads in the past specially those asking for money or those that are looking for fun but ask me for money via e-mails. If we allow Craigslist Personals to go, this law will come after other similar websites such as plenty of fish, adultspace, and others. I and all the supporters of this petition expect you to exercise good use of reasoning. Craigslist is the wild west and need to have better user controls but at the same time, we can't lose Craigslist personals.
Petition to https://headoverheelsthemusical.com/
Please Record and Release the "Head Over Heels Musical" Broadway Cast Recording
The "Head Over Heels Musical" cast recording can help make the world a better place by spreading the positive message of inclusiveness thru music. Lots of lives have been touched with the music of "The Gogo's" and when the musical premiered in Broadway...it even had a wider impact on the acceptance of non-binary individuals with the introduction of the very first transgender broadway lead in the person of "Peppermint". The availability of the cast recording will be an even more powerful media to inspire the youth of today and everybody who wants to escape to a world of utopia where everybody is equally accepted whether they be Transgender, Non-Binary, Asexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Furry, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Gay.
Petition to Georgia Governor, Georgia Board of Pardons & Parole
Free Ky Peterson
We demand justice for Ky Peterson, a Black transgender man incarcerated in Georgia for defending himself against transphobic sexual violence. We call upon Governor Nathan Deal and the State Board of Pardons & Paroles to pardon and release Ky Peterson now! Ky Peterson grew up in a small South Georgia farming town. Though Ky struggled for acceptance as a transgender man, he had the love of his family. Ky worked hard to support his mom and three younger siblings and volunteered at an assisted living home and the American Red Cross in his free time. On October 28, 2011, the life that Ky Peterson knew came to an end. Ky and his younger brothers walked to a neighborhood convenience store. After making his purchase, he waited outside for them. Ky was approached by a man who made sexual advances toward him. When Ky asked the man to leave him alone, the man uttered derogatory insults as he drove away. Ky told his brothers that he was walking home first, leaving them to follow. As he passed an abandoned trailer, the same man who had approached Ky earlier attacked him from behind. He dragged Ky into the abandoned trailer and sexually assaulted him. Ky fought back in self-defense, which ultimately led to his attacker’s death. Ky's brothers were walking past the trailer when they heard the attack. As Ky was injured and in shock, the boys panicked and attempted to cover up the incident. The following day, when police came to question them, Ky told them about the attack. The police arrested all of them, charging them with armed robbery and first-degree murder, and threatened to charge the teens as adults. When it became apparent that Ky was injured, the police took him to a local medical center where he was tested with a rape kit. The nurse who performed the examination confirmed that Ky had been brutally raped, yet she felt the need to point out that Ky “didn't act like a woman who had been raped.” After Ky was examined, the police returned him to Sumter County jail where he sat for nearly a year with no word about his case. Ky should have had a Victim Advocate and received treatment for his physical and emotional injuries. Instead, Sumter County left a rape victim to rot in jail because he doesn’t present as a woman and wasn’t perceived as a victim as a trans man. Ky’s rape kit came back positive, confirming his recent sexual assault. An autopsy performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Ky's DNA was found on the dead man's genitals. This exculpatory evidence, which proves Ky’s innocence, was ignored. Ky should have been protected under Georgia’s Stand Your Ground Law, but instead, he continues to be punished for defending his own life. When asked by The Advocate why Ky was not permitted to plead self-defense, Ky's public defender recounted telling him, "Number One, you're African-American.” He continued that Ky appeared “stereotypically gay,” arguing against a Stand Your Ground defense because “that's two strikes against us from the get-go.” Eventually, the county reduced Ky’s charge to involuntary manslaughter, offering a plea “bargain” of 20 years -- a sentence 10 years longer than Georgia law mandates. Like many caught in the Georgia legal system, Ky was bullied into signing this plea “deal.” Ky was criminalized by the racism of his public defender, transphobic treatment from the hospital, the unlawful sentence, and countless negligent actions of Sumter County, including prosecutorial misconduct, selective prosecution, and ineffective counsel. Ky has suffered tremendous injustices due to racial and gender biases. We ask Governor Nathan Deal and the State Board of Pardons & Paroles to pardon and release Kyle Peterson, who continues to suffer dehumanizing treatment from prison staff for being openly transgender. Over the last 3 years, Ky has publicly shared his story to help raise awareness and visibility for the victims of transphobic sexual violence. With the help of our friends in the media, and organizations like TRANScending Barriers Atlanta, Survived And Punished, Black & Pink, and Southerners on New Ground, we are thankful to have gained supporters across the globe. If he is pardoned and released, Ky hopes to build a future in trans advocacy by continuing to share his story and fighting for victims’ rights. Sincerely, Freedom Overground
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not support Autumn - Trans women taking a stand within our own community
Transgender women are at a cultural tipping point. In a world where we used to transition and go stealth in peace is no longer. Don't get me wrong, some of the strides we have made in the last 5 years are significant and welcome changes for the community. But with that visibility transgender women who need to be called out have come to the forefront of the movement. Let me state that most trans women are normal people who want to successfully transition to female and live a normal life. That includes things like attending college, having a fulfilling career and starting a family. What we can no longer accept is the trans women who some view as fetishists reclaiming what we have worked for. These trans people push boundaries unnecessarily, make cis women uncomfortable, and make it harder for the average trans person to just live their life. A recent example of that is Autumn Trafficante, a transgender woman living in Manhattan. Over the weekend, in a Soho Equinox women's locker room, she exposed her penis in a facility full of cisgender women. She then proceeded to walk around the locker room while fully naked and took the time to do her hair and makeup at the public sink with her penis still exposed. She even acknowledged how she made some of the cisgender women uncomfortable. She calls it liberating. The fetishists who agree with her call it brave. Autumn is a self identified "lesbian". You can view her whole story here: https://www.reddit.com/r/asktransgender/comments/98o0d4/finally_let_myself_be_completely_naked_in_the/ It's time to call it for what it is. It's unacceptable. There was a time before transgender got trendy, that a trans woman didn't like the parts she was born with, which is kind of why transition became a thing in the first place. There was a time when a trans woman would quickly slip into a stall to change instead of flaunting her penis. We cannot accept this normalization of perversion within the trans community. We will see everything we have worked for chipped away before our eyes if we let this continue. We need to think of how our actions make everyone feel, trans or cis. We need to stop accepting those in our community being selfish at best or fetishist at worst. It's time to push back.