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10/22/2018BIENESTAR Responds to Federal Government Plan to Narrow Definition of Gender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2018

 Contact:         Nicholas Turton          (213) 343-5264            nturton@bienestar.org
                             Tino Pinon                  (818) 667-2323            tpinon@bienestar.org

BIENESTAR RESPONDS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PLAN TO NARROW DEFINITION OF GENDER

The premier Latino LGBTQ nonprofit serving the transgender community for over 25 years responds to the federal government’s plan to “erase” recognition of transgender individuals. (more…)

Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

On Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

Monday, June 4th, 2018—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—the case where a local cake shop owner denied service to a gay couple for their wedding cake due to his religious beliefs. The ruling, voted 7-2 in favor of the cake shop owner, is very limited in its scope—the protections that the Supreme Court granted to the anti-LGBTQ cake shop owner are unique to this single case. It does not grant businesses the ability to discriminate against our LGBTQ brothers and sisters—rather, the Supreme Court reiterated the importance of current non-discrimination legislation in place to protect LGBTQ people.

This case is about far more than just cake. It demonstrates the audacity of people to use religion and our First Amendment Rights against us to try and attack our life and liberty as LGBTQ individuals. LGBTQ people are granted the same right to love, and the same right to frequent public businesses like any other American.

Today, we stand by our LGBTQ brothers and sisters to ensure that they are treated and protected the same way as everyone else—and we hope you will join us.

Lunes, 4 de junio de 2018—Hoy, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos dictó su decisión en Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, el caso donde un propietario de la pastelería local negó el servicio a una pareja gay por su pastel de bodas debido a sus creencias religiosas. El fallo, votado 7-2 a favor del propietario de la pastelería, tiene un alcance muy limitado: las protecciones que el Corte Suprema le otorgó al propietario de la pastelería anti-LGBTQ son exclusivas de este único caso. No otorga a las empresas la capacidad de discriminar contra nuestros hermanos y hermanas LGBTQ—sino que la Corte Suprema reiteró la importancia de la legislación actual de no discriminación para proteger a las personas LGBTQ.

Este caso es mucho más que solo un pastel. Demuestra la audacia de las personas para usar la religión y nuestros derechos de la Primera Enmienda contra nosotros para tratar de atacar nuestra vida y nuestra libertad como individuos LGBTQ. A las personas LGBTQ se les concede el mismo derecho al amor y el mismo derecho a ir a empresas públicas como cualquier otro estadounidense.

Hoy apoyamos a nuestros hermanos y hermanas LGBTQ para garantizar que reciban el trato y la protección de la misma manera que todos los demás, y esperamos que se unan a nosotros.

For more information:  http://bienestar.org/media-press or contact Nicholas Turton at nturton@bienestar.org

Historic Trans Wellness Center opens in Los Angeles

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2018/04/24/historic-trans-wellness-center-opens-los-angeles/

Trans woman Viccky Gutierrez reportedly found dead in Los Angeles

https://mic.com/articles/187376/trans-woman-viccky-gutierrez-reportedly-found-dead-in-los-angeles#.qrpCJ0Bpd

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