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transgender rights

112 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Chris Sununu

URGENT! New Hampshire Needs a LGBTQ & Allies Resource Hub (One Stop Shop for Our Needs)

Out of the Box Hub Will you sign a petition in support of a new LGBTQ sanctuary? New Hampshire is very beautiful, but it is also one of the states that lacks a LGBTQ Resource Hub (or Center). Out of the BOX Hub http://outoftheboxhub.com/  Whether you’re looking for services and support, searching for LGBT-friendly businesses, are a professional seeking opportunities or training, or looking to take part in fun social activities with the LGBTQ community and its allies, the Hub will exist for ALL of us.  It will be a vast array of resources that complement our core service areas—Recovery, Wellness, Family and Youth—so that you can seek additional support and connection when and where you need it.  In addition to the above, The Hub (or Center) will provide vital programs and services to support our evolving LGBT community such as drug rehabilitation, counseling, HIV/Aids support services, a medical center, library, theater, support groups, event planning, and more.  In order to make our vision a reality, Out of the BOX Hub needs financial, emotional, and physical support.  If you identify as LGBTQ or are an ally, please SIGN THIS PETITION and show other NH residents that you believe the Hub can provide a safe place where people of the LGBTQ community can get together with allies and have their needs met with respect and decency.  Your generosity will help contribute to this cause.  WILL YOU SIGN?  Out of the BOX HubJazmynne Young, Executive Director188 N. Main Street Ste 1 #4Concord, NH 03301Office 347-687-4295Cell 562-826-2900https://www.facebook.com/groups/LGBTQNewHampshire/  "BECOME THE CHANGE, YOU WANT TO SEE"      

Out of the BOX Hub
89 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg

Change real/legal name Facebook policy.

Currently, Facebook's policy on using your real name or legal name is unwavering.  Accounts are being disabled with no warning for using alias' (stage names, pen names, etc). To be able to get the account reactivated, Facebook requires various forms of ID including but not limited to: drivers license, bank statement, social security card, household bills, or subscriptions.  Any of which hold personal information on them many people do not wish to divulge. These documents wouldn't contain a pen name, Nick name, alias, etc. There is no way to prove one of these names. People use them for various reasons, some yes are nefarious, some of which being domestic violence, sexual assault, religious, gender, sexuality, etc. Facebook is forcing people to put themselves out there for a potentially dangerous situation or associating a job that needs to be kept separate. Their go to? Create a page.  That's not the answer to this problem. Facebook is a social media platform, not a government website. There is no reason what so ever to have Facebook request government ID or some other document showing a person's full name, address, birthday, etc.  I spent all day going back and forth through email about an alias account that I had not even finished setting up being disabled with no warning or notification.  I never got an answer for why it was disabled and when I wouldn't give legal documentation (because I couldn't) and gave them a picture of my face, profile name, real name, birthday and even included pistol permit that's in date and fishing license, they closed the case without another word. I promptly reopened it very disgruntled.  Thoroughly fed up, I even tried a whole new account and before I could type in the verification code in my email, I was locked out.   I run a vampire court in my area, and we deal with a good bit on social media, but I need to keep it separate from things like family, thus the need for the alias not associated with my personal account.  My situation is minor in comparison to others out there.  I'm a rape survivor myself so I understand the fear of that person finding you and stalking you. Others can't let family know they are gay or transgender. Some people are running from domestic violence.  But Facebook doesn't care. They just want your real name with legal documentation.   This has got to change.

Shyamala Rameil
13 supporters
This petition won 1 month ago

Petition to Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Directors

Petition Pullman Regional Hospital to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery

The Board of Directors is accepting public comment regarding the performance of gender confirmation ("reassignment") surgery at Pullman Regional Hospital from June 12 to July 3, 2017.  Learn more here. Signers of this petition convey two important messages: 1. We strongly encourage Pullman Regional Hospital to offer gender confirmation surgery if the doctor, staff, and facility are equipped and available to do so.  To offer such a surgery affirms Pullman Regional Hospital's commitment to serving a diverse and ever changing population of patients in the region as well as supports a doctor simply attempting to advance his training and expand medical offerings to the community; and 2. We strongly disagree with the need for a public call for comments on something as private and confidential as the medical needs of Pullman Regional Hospital's patients.  While internal and external political pressures may have forced the Hospital to consider it prudent to collect public comments, the availability of medical procedures for an individual or group of people should never be open for public discussion.  Instead, the Board should have had the courtesy, thought, courage, and care to evaluate this objectively.  Liaisons to impacted communities and medical and other interdisciplinary experts and studies could have also helped make this decision without fueling tensions in the region. We, the undersigned, hope Pullman Regional Hospital's decision to cancel an open meeting on the topic reflects both a support for offering this surgery as well as a realization that the open call for comments initiative was not in the best interest of patients and the community.

Jeffrey Dodge
2,067 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Thesis Thompson, equality, DISCRIMINATION, boys with long hair, JOSHUA ISD, Fight for our children's rights, transgender

Change Joshua ISD Dress Code

My son, Thesis Thompson (7), who had been growing his hair since birth, is currently a student of JISD Staples Elementary School.  Thesis is in 1st grade and was very excited to attend his first year at Staples.  Thesis is now afraid of his new school because he feels his teachers hate him because of his hair! We attended meet the teacher night and nothing was ever mentioned about his hair.  On the second day of school, I received a phone call from the principal that Thesis was in the office because he was "out of dress code" and was being sent to ISS.  That did not set very well with me because ISS is for children with behavioral  issues and my son was not going to be sent there nothing had to do with his behavior! Whether my son had grown his hair for religious beliefs, cancer, transgender-- it shouldn't matter!!  The principal stated that my husband needed to provide proof from his "Holy Man" to justify his Islamic beliefs!!!  What year is this??!!  Do we walk around with hearts on our sleeves justifying that we are organ donors or any other symbols justifying our beliefs or religion?!  This is total discrimination against our children who are there to receive an education-- not be bullied by the  administrative staff! From why I heard  this dress code has been in effect for 30+ years and have recently made changes to where students are allowed to wear flip-flops!  This is what I heard per the teachers who were excited because the rule was passed for flip-flops .. smh.   Sounds to me this rule was passed more for the teachers!  So why make a big deal about boys with long hair?!  Every person is unique in their own way and I feel that JISD is trying to create everyone to be what they want them to be. What has happened to equal rights?!  What are we teaching our children??  What have we and our ancestors fought for all these years?  I stand firmly behind my son and the other boys attending JISD who are being punished for nothing they've  done wrong.  They all deserve to able to attend JISD like everyone else-- long or or short hair, boy or girl.  What should it matter?!

Amanda Rodriguez
633 supporters