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
Use of Slur at Yankton Taco John’s Highlights the Need for Workplace Protections
Tyler Brandt just wanted some money for the summer. But what started as a summer job turned into a hostile work environment culminating in his resignation on Tuesday, June 24th. According to Brandt, his manager called him into the office at the Yankton area Taco John’s during his shift on Monday night and handed him › Read more
Minnesota House passes same-sex marriage bill
As thousands of people rallied at Minnesota’s state Capitol on Thursday, the Minnesota House passed a historic measure legalizing same-sex marriage, positioning to become the 12th state to stand behind marriage equality after Delaware and Rhode Island passed similar measures this month. Splitting largely along party lines, the House voted 75-59 to allow same-sex couples › Read more