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WASHINGTON, June 25 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund has submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging for the passage of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The committee is holding a hearing on the measure today. The bill, which extends federal authority for investigation and prosecution of hate violence to crimes based on the victim's actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, ...

On January 7, 2008, the New Jersey General Assembly passed A4591/S2975 by a large majority of 65-10. This follows action last week in the state Senate where the bill passed unanimously 35-0. The law that passed will now go to Governor Corzine's desk for his expected signature. The bill adds gender identity and expression to the state's hate crime law and gives teeth to New Jersey's safe school, anti-bullying laws. According to Garden State Equality specifically, "the new law does ...

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 ...

NCTE Offers New Resource on Hate Crimes

Tuesday, 11. 14. 2006  –  Section: TransNews, Vault

NCTE Hate Crimes Manual(WASHINGTON, DC) - On Tuesday, November 14, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) released a resource designed to help communities respond effectively in the aftermath of hate crimes against transgender people. "Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Resource Manual" will be widely distributed to local advocates organizing Transgender Day of Remembrance vigils around the country later this month. ...

PFC Barry WinchellSource: Serviceman's Legal Defense Network (SLDN) October 24, 2006 Former Army Specialist Justin Fisher, who was convicted of conspiracy in the murder of Private First Class Barry Winchell at Fort Campbell, Ky., has been released from prison after serving seven years of an original 12 1/2 year sentence. Winchell was attacked by Calvin Glover, a former soldier based at Fort Campbell, in July 1999, in ...

The Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event designed to recognize those murdered due to anti-transgender violence, will be held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, November 18th. This will be the event's 8th year.

National Briefs By Staff Reporters of the Dallas Voice. Aug 31, 2006, 18:53 The California Senate passed the "Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act" on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, sending the measure to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his consideration. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Sally Lieber, a Democrat and sponsored by Equality California, directs the Office of Emergency Services to create training materials for district attorneys on the use of bias-motivated defense strategies in criminal trials. The measure also ...

The Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance is deeply concerned about the recent violent attack on a transgender woman on the East Side of Indianapolis over the 4th of July holiday. We are currently working with public officials and concerned community members to gather more information about the incident and to provide assistance and comfort to the individual targeted. Any time there is news of an attack where gender identity and expression may be a factor, it resonates deeply and personally ...

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