Equity Diversity & Inclusion, Politics

The Equality Act

As a cisgender bisexual woman (she/hers), the Equality Act is important to me. In this post, I will provide resources and information for educators and others on this landmark civil rights legislation as it makes its way through the 117th U.S. Congress. Similar bills have been proposed since the 1970s, but the modern version of the Equality Act was proposed in the 116th U.S. Congress. It passed the United States House on May 17, 2019 in a bipartisan 236–173 vote. However, the Senate did not act upon the bill after receiving it. Even if the Senate had acted and passedContinue reading

Equity Diversity & Inclusion

Official Complaint to TCEA & Resolutions Given by TCEA

My Blog Post Content Warning: Homophobia, Suicide I want to begin with a quote I saw on Twitter that speaks to why I am writing this and making this information public: “May our wounds not have the final say. May we see ourselves beyond the gaze of someone who tried to erase us.” – Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis Tweet Terminology: To establish a foundation of common understanding before addressing what occurred at TCEA, I would like to define some terms directly related to my harassment and discrimination for you from the GLAAD Media Reference Guide:  Sexual Orientation The scientifically accurate termContinue reading