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About Gennee

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  • Birthday 08/04/1948

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  • Gender Transgender
  • Location new york
  • Interests Poetry, Writing, Reading, Running, Soccer, Transgender Issues, Christianity, documentaries, electronics, bass guitar, lighthouses, castles.

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  1. Gennee added a post in a topic: NYT: Increasingly Visible, Transgender Americans Defy Stereotypes   

    By the fact that we are telling our own stories does mak a difference.

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  2. Gennee added a post in a topic: Duggar Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations   

    Well, well, well.

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  3. Gennee added a post in a topic: Victorian cross-dressers   

    Didn't know that.
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  4. Gennee added a post in a topic: U.S. Continues to Lag Behind Some Countries   

    The U.S. lags behind in many areas.

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  5. Gennee added a post in a topic: Victorian cross-dressers   

    As I say, we have always been around.
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  6. Gennee added a post in a topic: Mom thought of me very well   

    I order from catalogs from time to time. Jessica London and Roaman's have nice clothes. WomanWithin is good also. My wife gets catalogs from Monroe which I've purchased some articles from.

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  7. Gennee added a post in a topic: Christian Missionary Deconverted by Tribe   

    Understanding another culture is important because you get to see how they feel, think, and comprehend life. We may not understand everthing but respecting the uniqueness of their culture can built respect and brother/ sisterhood.

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  8. Gennee added a post in a topic: Heading To State Capitol Tomorrow   

    Equality & Justice Day was rousing success. Over 600 mostly young people came to this annual event. The two main themes were the passage of the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA] and protecting TGLBQ youth from conversion therapy. The state assemby passed the bill barring convesion therapy a few days later. Now it's in the state senate's court.

    After a cotntinental breakfast and a rousing welcome from Empire.State Pride Agenda, who hosts EJ Day, it was off to visits to state assembly members and senators, and workshops. I chose the latter. In the morning workshop, I listened to high school students share their experiences of being TGLBQ in their respective schools. Some were bullied, harassed and, one one occasion, threatened. I admire their courage in trying and change the culture where they are. All agree that it's the school's responsibility to provide a safe environment for ALL students.

    Aftr lunch and a rally on the state capitol steps, it to the afternoon workshop. The decline of safe spaces was discussed along with creating a safe work environment for TGLBQ employees. The facilitators are creating a cooperative in the Buffalo area. Each employee would be an owner and be involved.with the community. In New York State, housing and food are.two critical issues as it is in many parts of the country. I remember my father talking about cooperatives when I was a teen.

    I shared my story of coming out as trans with the people at my table. They found my story interesting and different from many stories in that I'm still with my spouse after transistion.There were many interesting stories.

    The day wasn't without drama. On the way home our bus broke down, so we had to double up in one of the other buses.

    This was umy second go around attending. I gained amuch better understanding about what needs to be done. Politicans on the local level can be the beginning (hopefully) of seeing that trans people receive the same chance and rights like any other citizen. Right now, I 'm trying to figure out what I can to help enact change here in New York.
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  9. Gennee added a post in a topic: Heading To State Capitol Tomorrow   

    I will be traveling tomorrow to Albany, New York for Equality and Justice Day. We will meet with legislators, attend workshops, and a rally on the steps of the state capitol. Daniella Carter, a rising star as a trans activist, will be the featured speaker. I attend my first EJ Day last year and found it to be interesting and eye opening. There were many youth at last year's conference and I expect more this year.

    My main reason for going is to see the state of the fight for employment protections for transgender people. the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) has been on the docket for over a decade now. It should have passed the same time marriage equality was in 2010 but was conveniently forgotten, even my the mainstream LGBT organizations because everyone was caught in the euphoria of the passage of marriage equality.

    I will get more information and see what I can do to help move this along.
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  10. Gennee added a post in a topic: Welcome EmmaSweet - Our Newest Moderator   

    Congratulations, Emma.

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  11. Gennee added a post in a topic: Homophobia Still Alive and Well in U.S., Warns 'Queer in America' Author   

    The next couple of years will be pivotal as many of the gains TGLBQ people have made will be attacked severely. It's important for us to stay informed and active. Fight lies with truth. Help those who are confused about what we're about. Above all don't fight hate with hate but with love.

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  12. Gennee added a post in a topic: Things are getting better slowly   

    Give him time.He's still probably processing all of this.

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  13. Gennee added a post in a topic: Million-dollar cup of water for glbt-crusader   

    I always say that before you post anything one needs to think long and hard about it. When the item is posted, you lost all control of what happens.
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  14. Gennee added a post in a topic: NCTE Document Info Center   

    Great info.

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