Petition to Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia District Attorney Office, Office Of LGBT Affairs, Office of Violence Prevention
JUSTICE FOR DOMINIQUE FELLS
“On Tuesday, a dismembered body was pulled from the river. Trauma to the face and head, legs severed mid-thigh.” Authorities spent the next couple days trying to positively ID the victim.” June 9th, another black trans woman named Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells was murdered and thrown in a river. The violence against black trans women needs to stop. We cannot allow for the murder of this young woman to go unpunished. Violence against trans women and ESPECIALLY black trans women is at an all time high. It is literally a pandemic. Dominique did not deserve to lose her life. She did not deserve to spend her last moments in terror. She deserved to live her whole life in HAPPINESS AND SAFETY. Her family did not deserve to lose her so suddenly and so horrible. Please help get this young woman and her family the justice she deserves. Find her murderer, deny them bond, and charge the POS with 1ST DEGREE MURDER. Lock them away for life. Dominique deserved to live.
Petition to U.S. Senate
Support the Equality Act
Last year, the House has passed the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in their places of work, homes, schools, and other public accommodations. The next step is that the bill will go before the Senate. While there’s no information yet as to when the Equality Act will go before the Senate for a vote, we do know this: Politicians need votes to stay in office. Votes come from the people. Pressure from massive amounts of people is a major way to push politicians towards positive change. That’s why I’ve created this petition to urge the Senate to support the Equality Act. Our country’s lack of protection for its own citizens ensures that LGBTQ people must live in fear that their lives could be turned upside down by an employer or landlord who is homophobic or transphobic. The fact that, legally, some people are completely at the mercy of the hatred and bigotry of others is disgusting and unacceptable. Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally.
Petition to HHS Alex azar, United States Department of Health and Human Services
The Trump-Pence administration plans to completely erase the work put forth by the LGBTQ community by destroying any reinforcement of non-discrimination laws. A report from the New York Times stated that The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading this movement to define sex under Title IX. In doing so this will discriminate and negatively impact the lives of 2 million people. Our hope with this petition is to bring awareness to the head of this administration as well as the current Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, that there are millions of Americans who refuse to stand for this. This isn't about democrats or republicans, it's about people in our own country having the freedom to simply live their lives. People who have no agenda other than to live out their lives in such a way that allows them to be happy. It is in times such as these where we must rally around those in need and speak out for the well being of all citizens who inhabit this great nation. The people themselves hold the power to create something more than a country, more than a nation simply trying to prosper. We can create a brotherhood, a family, a sense of unity and a willingness to understand that will allow for Americans to live with pride. Sheltering those in need and supporting each other in our darkest hours. My hope is that in creating this, it will at the very least reach those of you who want to know you are not alone. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. --Mark Twain
Petition to Human Rights Campaign, United Nations, Amnesty International Australia, Safa Alhashem, Marzouq Alghanim, Anas Alsaleh, Alina Romanowski, Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Justice for Maha Almutairi
Abolish Article 198 From Kuwait's Penal Code Maha Almutairi is the first transgender Kuwaiti women to talk about how they treat LGBT people in Kuwait. She has been put in men's jail multiple times for her identity (being a transgender woman) and was raped, sexually assaulted, physically abused, and beaten by the police. She was threatened if she speaks out about it they would imprison her again. Please do not let her name go down in vain. #JusticeForMahaAlmutairi. (Kuwait City) - The Kuwaiti police have tortured and sexually Abused a transgender woman using a discriminatory law, passed in 2007, which arbitrarily criminalizes "imitating the opposite sex,” Human rights watch said in a report released today. The Kuwaiti government should repeal the law, article 198 as amended in 2007, and hold police officers accountable for misconduct. A week ago Maha was bailed out of her "misuse of a cellphone" crime and the charges of cross-dressing and "imitating the other sex" were dropped thanks to the activism and her lawyer sheikha. Maha is safe & sound at home (for the moment) according to her lawyer @shaikha_salmeen, yet we're are wanting to know more details about grounds of her judgment as we request a formal investigation to the incident and hold the police officers accountable for misconduct and abuse of power if proven guilty. Nofocaty is one of Maha's friends, and she is another transgender woman in Kuwait who was tortured, raped by the same cops, and imprisoned in men's prison repeatedly since 2014. She took her life away earlier in 2020 after getting out of jail where she was brutally assaulted. The Kuwaiti media did not report her story and tried to cover it up, so I ask all of you the free people of the world please support them you are their voice. Article 198 criminalizes “imitations” of the opposite sex and is used to limit gender expression by LGBT people with fines and or imprisonment. It goes against the Kuwaiti constitution founded by the Father of Democracy in Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah the eleventh Emir (ruler) of Kuwait. ------ “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Petition to NCAA
Remove NCAA Championships from Idaho and Defend Transgender Rights
On March 30, 2020, Gov. Brad Little of Idaho signed a bill into law that bars transgender girls from participating in girls' and women's sports. The state's leaders also enacted a bill that prevents transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates to match their gender identity.These laws demonstrate a pattern of discrimination against transgender people, and further marginalize transgender athletes. As a supporter of justice for transgender people, a former student-athlete and NCAA staff member, I call upon the NCAA Division I Board of Governors to relocate the site of the 2021 Men's Basketball Championships, which are scheduled to be hosted in Idaho. Moving the Championships site would demonstrate the Association's commitment to the health, humanity and equality of the transgender community.Resources: Reporting by Katie Barnes (ESPN.com) and Tayla Minsberg (NY Times)
Petition to Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast Be More Inclusive
Wizard of the Coast has a long and tiring history of paying lip service to issues of gender and racial equality, but being anything but inclusive behind the scenes. Few if any BIPOC employees working creatively on Magic: the Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons, Wizards continually hires transphobic or racist individuals and retains them after their transgressions are public knowledge, and they employ sexual predators. The only change we have seen is ad hoc placation and we want to see real change! We recommend the following: 1. Implement a detailed plan to hire and retain women and BIPOC for the creative and design teams behind your products, and make the details of that plan publicly available. 2. Establish clear standards for employees, contractors, professional players, wizard network game stores, and creator program participants that will not tolerate racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia or any other forms of prejudice and bigotry. 3. Develop tools to support women and BIPOC creating content around your products and help them grow their following. This isn’t just the right thing to do - it has clear benefits to your business model as a whole to represent these communities! 4. Commit a portion of your product sales where you used the work of bigots and sexual predators in your art to be donated to an appropriate charity.
Petition to MTV, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign
Protect deceased transgender rights
My friend DEE was a 27 year old transgender woman. Her rights as a human were ignored in her obituary when she was referred to as a "HE" and "Derek". Dee has rights, as any human, when it comes to who she was and how she lived and how she wanted to be remembered. Having her obituary the way that it is, is disrespectful and a violation of her rights. Trans rights are human rights!! Help me get enough signatures so the rights of all transgender people can be honored when they pass away!!
Petition to CollegeBoard, Jeremy Singer
Let Students Use their Preferred Name on CollegeBoard
Every year, students across the country take exams such as the SAT, PSAT, and AP Exams through the not-for-profit organization CollegeBoard; students must also sign up for the CollegeBoard website in order to receive their scores. Through the organization, students can also receive emails from colleges and universities in order to promote interest in the programs they offer. However, the information forms filled out prior to the tests and used for website registration include no empty space for preferred names. They only include a space for legal names. As a result, transgender and non-binary students who elect to use a name (their preferred name) other than their legal name often feel upset, insulted, and/or invalidated upon receiving emails addressed to their deadname from colleges; these feelings also arise when students must fill out the forms prior to AP exams or their SAT/PSAT using their legal name. It is essential that CollegeBoard addresses this and adds a preferred name space to the forms filled out before website registration, the AP exams, and the PSAT or SAT. The CollegeBoard organization is meant to address the academic needs of all students, and the organization must also acknowledge the identity of the students who take their exams and use their college email program. It is crucial for transgender or non-binary individuals to be accounted for and acknowledged when moving toward higher learning. I ask that you sign this petition to help push for the acknowledgement of this flaw in the CollegeBoard system; the safety and acceptance of transgender and non-binary students is very important, and as we prepare to begin another school year in a few short months, it is crucial that we address this issue for the future non-binary and transgender students who enter high school and begin the pursuit of higher learning.