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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:  ...

Mayor Steve LueckeMayor Stephen J. Luecke today issued the first executive order in his 12 years in office, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity for City employees or in municipal government's recruitment of prospective workers. Although less far-reaching than a previously proposed Human Rights Ordinance, Executive Order No. 1-2009 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in ...

Vagina Monologues – 2/15 and 2/16

Wednesday, 01. 30. 2008  –  Section: INTRAAupdates, Vault

UUI's Social Justice Committee presents "The Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 15 and 16 at 7pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis, 615 W. 43rd Street. Tickets are $15 each, and $10 for students/seniors (on sale at UUI on Feb. 3rd and 10th from 10am-12:30pm, and at the door OR [email protected] for reservations). Proceeds will benefit Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) to end violence against transwomen. Partially underwritten by The Beacon Fund of UUI. Starring: Diana Asberry-Ferber, Robin Chestek, Lucy ...

Our work includes many outreach activities and writings. In one such activity, our current president, Vivian Benge, wrote a blog post for , an LGBT blog, about change in the Department of Homeland Security's "no match" policy. This post has been picked up by the Washington Blade. See the post on the Washington Blade website in the right-hand column. Read the post over at

December 1, 2007 Information Alert From INTRAA and the National Center for Transgender Equality The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has agreed to immediately discontinue using gender mismatches solely as a reason for invalidating driver licenses. Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) successfully worked with officials at the Indiana BMV to bring about this policy change. On November 6th, the Indiana BMV began issuing warning letters to people in the BMV database whose ...

Mariah Lopez and Christina Sforza have come forward with allegations of abuse by the NYPD, which if substantiated amount to serious human rights violations. And despite repeated calls by Amnesty International for an investigation, no progress has been reported. Ms. Lopez's and Ms. Sforza's cases, which may involve torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, false arrest and possibly denial of access to essential medication, fit the pattern of abuse documented by AI's Stonewalled report. Here's what you ...

The State of Trans Politics Town Hall

Wednesday, 07. 11. 2007  –  Section: INTRAAupdates, Vault

Get caught up with the state of trans politics nationally, statewide, and on the local level in Indiana by spending and evening with INTRAA, Transyouth Family Advocates (TYFA), and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE). With this much knowledge about trans politics in one room, this is an event you shouldn't miss! Speakers for the event are: Mara Keisling, Executive Director National Center for Transgender Equality Kim Pearson, President TransYouth Family Advocates Vivian Benge, President Indiana ...

Join Us! INTRAA invites you to come enjoy... Kings, Queens, and Everything in Between! You'll know you've hit the jackpot when our royals make your cheeks flush red! It's sure to be a Full House, so buy your tickets now! Tickets are $10.00 each Anyone who joins INTRAA between now and July 19 will get a free ticket to the show!

Instructions Use the talking points to do 3-4 sentence letters—one to Senator Lugar and one to Senator Bayh. Make sure the letter includes the bill name "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Enhancement Act" and the bill number "S.B. 1105" The addresses for the letters should be written on the letters. These addresses are: Senator Evan Bayh 1650 Market Tower 10 West Market Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Senator Richard Lugar 1180 Market Tower 10 West Market Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 Make sure to both sign and print your name. Underneath your printed and signed ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil – 11/17

Sunday, 06. 10. 2007  –  Section: INTRAAupdates, Vault

The Day of Remembrance is held each year to honor Rita Hester, whose murder kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Hester's murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved. The Day of Remembrance raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people. It publicly honors and mourns the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect ...

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