This is the fourth and final dress I wore for my photo shoot with superstar photographer Shannonlee a few weeks ago. Its a little (okay, a LOT) sexier than what I normally wear but I found it a few months ago and I couldn’t resist it.
Makeup still by the incredible Corrie Dupay of Femme Makeovers.
PFLAG‘s mission is uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
PFLAG was the first support organization I heard of when I was growing up. I attended their meetings a few years ago and found it was a supportive, and inclusive community. PFLAG is a wonderful group, especially for our spouses and family members and I am happy to promote the events the Twin Cities chapter has scheduled.
Well, this is depressing.
Speaking to a crowd of around 100 people at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish in the small city of Hastings, Minnesota on July 18, an Alliance Defending Freedom lawyer offered audience members a word of advice: God wants you to reject transgender-inclusive policies, specifically those that protect transgender youth.
The lawyer’s comments were part of an hour-long presentation meant to educate the community on why they should oppose efforts to affirm transgender students in local schools. It was an event organized by the Minnesota Family Council, an anti-LGBTQ group founded in 1983 and active in conservative politics since the mid-1990s.
Dave Edwards, the father of a trans daughter who has faced off with the Minnesota Family Council in the past, attended that meeting and shared with ThinkProgress what was said, including the under-the-table ways in which religious conservatives are using fear to rally their bases and push back against those who are different.
Read more here.