Our Unwavering Dedication to the Transgender Community
Yesterday was International Transgender Day of Visibility. This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. It’s an annual holiday that takes place March 31st, and was founded by Rachel Crandall, trans- activist in 2009. The Center for Equality wants the transgender community to know we will › Read more
Transgender South Dakotans have met with the Governor
The Center for Equality is grateful to have met with Governor Daugaard this afternoon, Tuesday the 23rd of February. In a small conference room in the Capital, transgender people and family shared their personal stories with the Governor and explained how House Bill 1008 will negatively affect their lives if it becomes law. “I believe › Read more
The Ruthless and Endless Attacks on the LGBT Community
Article reposed from Argus Leader March 20, 2015 by Thomas Christiansen The purpose of our Legislature is to pass laws to make South Dakota a better, safer, healthier place to live. However, some have made it their goal to use the legislative process to place roadblocks in the path of the LGBT community and then › Read more
Advocates For Transgender Rights Oppose House Bill
Article reposted from Keloland News January 15, 2015, 10:05 PM by Brady Mallory SIOUX FALLS, SD -Advocates for transgender rights say a bill in the South Dakota legislature is a piece of discrimination. House Bill 1195 would void the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s transgender policy, which went into effect in June. On Tuesday, › Read more
The Center for Equality: Planning The Future, Changing The Present For LGBT Community
Article reposted from Keloland News January 15, 2015, 10:05 PM by Brady Mallory 2015 is already a banner year for gay and lesbian couples waiting to tie the knot in South Dakota. Just this week, a federal judge ruled against South Dakota’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. Josh Jaton’s friends gave him quite the surprise. While › Read more