2017 Pride speaker Jennicet Gutiérrez

Jennicet Gutiérrez is a transgender Latina organizer from México, and she is an organizer of Los Angeles based Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. Jennicet believes in the importance of uplifting and centering the voices of trans women of color in all racial justice work. Jennicet will continue to organize in order to end the deportation, […]

VICTORY! SB 6443 Defeated!

Moments ago, the full Senate debated Sen. Ericksen’s (R-Ferndale) harmful SB 6443. This bill would have eliminated the Washington State Human Rights Commission’s rules, which made the 2006 Anderson-Murray Anti-Discrimination law’s requirements clear for employers, businesses, and other places of public accommodation.  This was one of 6 bills in the Washington State Legislature aimed at repealing rules […]

Response to the YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap counties non-discrimination statement of December 15th, 2015

For Immediate Release December 15th, 2015 In Washington State, and across the country, there is a growing focus on transgender individuals and their rights to access public restrooms and locker rooms. These are places the rest of us usually take for granted. In October, the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties issued a policy that discriminated […]