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Indiana resident Erin Vaught’s advocacy and strength are paving the way for a new future for competent and accessible health care for Transgender Hoosiers. After a harrowing experience in the Emergency Department of Muncie’s Ball Memorial Hospital on July 18th, Ms. Vaught reached out to the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) and Indiana Equality (IE) for help in making sure that she, her family, and her community would never face barriers to health care at Ball Memorial again. In ...

(Muncie, IN) A transgender woman and her partner and child are alleged to have been inhumanely treated, dehumanized and disrespected while making a visit to the emergency center of Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. On July 18, 2010 the transgender citizen was coughing up a large volume of blood and was taken to the hospital by her life partner. Despite the fact that the intake personnel were shown the individual’s Indiana state identification which had her female marker in clear ...

vdayPresented by the UUI Social Justice Committee and partially underwritten by the UUI Beacon Fund, the proceeds from VDAY 2010 ( will benefit INTRAA. Show dates: Thursday, February 25, Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, at 7 P.M. at UUI.  (ASL interpretation on Feb. 26 and 27.) Location:  ...

The U.S. Tax Court today issued a long-awaited decision in O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, ruling that treatment for gender identity disorder (including hormone therapy and surgery) qualifies as medical care under the Internal Revenue Code, and is therefore deductible.

Obama Hires Trans Woman Amanda Simpson

Thursday, 12. 31. 2009  –  Section: Featured, TransNews

from the National Center for Transgender EqualityAmanda Simpson Amanda Simpson, who has served on NCTE's Board of Directors for the past 3 years, has been appointed by the Obama Administration as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce. She'll be working in the Bureau of Industry and Security. "I'm truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me. And at ...

AUDITION/PRODUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT V-Day Indianapolis 2010: The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler Sponsored by the UUI Social Justice Committee To benefit INTRAA--Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance Directed by Jenni White Auditions/Sign-up: Saturday, Dec. 12, 6-8pm and Sunday, Dec. 13, 1-3pm, in the UUI Social Hall/Sanctuary Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis--615 W. 43rd Street, 46208 Show dates: Feb. 25, 26 & 27, 7pm Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 students/seniors Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis Acting parts available for 5-20 women of all ...

IUPUI Winter Drag Show

Monday, 11. 23. 2009  –  Section: Featured

Be sure to check out the IUPUI Winter Drag Show and support the Damien Center! Wednesday, December 9 from 5:55 to 8:55 pm at the Campus Center, room 450 B & C. "Now that it is holiday time we are wanting to raise money for the food pantry at the Damien Center before we leave for Winter Break. We have a great show planned and tickets are on sale now! ...

Thanksgiving Community Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday, November 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location:  Jesus MCC - 2950 East 55th Place Co-Sponsors:  INTRAA, IYG & Indy Black Pride Entertainment:  John Cannaday - Holiday Music Sing-A-Long Those who are able are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to ...

This year the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance will partner with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis to hold a Transgender Day of Remembrance event: Saturday, November 14th, 6 to 8 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 W. 43rd St., Indianapolis, 46208.

(September 24, 2009, Washington, DC)-The House Committee on Education and Labor, led by Chairman George Miller (D-CA), heard testimony yesterday morning about the devastating impact of workplace discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The hearing was part of the Committee's work on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), HR 3017.

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