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USF to add transgender option to housing applications listen

07/11/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week the University of South Florida made a little change to its campus housing applications. Now, instead of just male or female, students will also have the option to select “transitioning.” Conservatives may not be happy about it, but some students say it’s a sign of generational progress.

Ana Hernandez, Dean of Housing and Residential Education at USF, said the change is meant to meet the demands o...

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Transgender activist says she's been denied chance to talk with St Pete College students listen

04/21/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Gianna Chao is an advocate and activist for transgender issues and is a transwoman. She and her creative partner, Alexandria Brown, have created web videos under a partnership called Techno Feminist Utopia. They were invited to speak to an applied ethics class at St. Petersburg College, but Chao says they found out the invitation had been rescinded, but not by the professor or the students.

"From what I know, the class is an applied ethics class at St. Petersburg College and they were goi...

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Tansgendered persons are the latest group protected against discrimination in Tampa listen

11/19/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Transgender individuals can now count themselves among the classes protected by Tampa’s human rights ordinance. Today City Council updated the ordinance on a 5 to 1 vote, despite opposition from some religious groups.

Equality advocates consider today’s decision a victory for human rights. Tabias Packer with Equality Florida, a statewide LGBT rights organization, applauded the decision.

Dozens of members of local churches and human rights organiza...

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