Statement from Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) on fake endorsements for a State House candidate in Georgia in our name

It has come to our attention that somebody has made automatic calls (‘robocalls’) aimed at voters in Cobb County, Georgia, USA, to endorse a candidate for public office. Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) has never endorsed candidates of any party for any office, and will not do so in the future. We are a non-partisan charitable organization, and as such do not engage in lobbying activities, including endorsing candidates. Our name has been used without authorization, and we are considering legal action to stop this unauthorized use of our name. 

JOIN MONICA JONES ON +MARCH 14: TAKE ACTION FOR THE RIGHTS OF TRANS PEOPLE AND SEX WORKERS

The Best Practices Policy Project, the Desiree Alliance and Global Action for Trans* Equality are calling for US-wide and international action on +March 14, 2014 to support Monica Jones’ campaign for the rights of transgender people and sex workers.

Monica Jones, a human rights defender in Arizona and an advocate for the rights of transgender people and sex workers, was profiled and wrongfully arrested for “manifestation of prostitution” by a police sting operation and anti-prostitution diversion program known as “Project ROSE”. Ms Jones had been a speaker at a rally protesting Project ROSE—which is run by Phoenix police and Arizona State University’s School of Social Work—the day before. At the time of her arrest, she was not engaging in sex work, but was in fact walking down her street to the local bar.

First-ever survey of trans* and intersex advocacy organizations reveals glaring need for support, partners

FIRST-EVER SURVEY OF TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS REVEALS GLARING NEED FOR SUPPORT 

Survey conducted by Global Action for Trans* Equality and American Jewish World Service shows groups face significant lack of funding

 

NEW YORK, NY / BUENOS AIRES, Argentina –Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (AJWS) released today the results of the first-ever survey of transgender and intersex groups around the world in a new report, The State of Trans* and Intersex Organizing. The report is being presented on January 28 during the International Human Rights Funders Group’s 2014 San Francisco Conference.

The survey of 340 organizations documents the deep discrimination and multiple challenges facing trans* and intersex people and the organizing that they are leading worldwide to win their human rights. It also shows the significant funding shortfall facing trans* and intersex groups and the challenges and obstacles they face in obtaining resources to carry out their work.

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Declaración de GATE en el Día Internacional por la Eliminación de la Violencia contra las Mujeres

GATE convoca hoy a una nueva conmemoración del Día Internacional por la Eliminación de la Violencia contra las Mujeres.

Notamos con profundos rechazo y preocupación que las mujeres trans* continúan siendo uno de los blancos más constantes pero invisibles de la violencia generizada, la cual golpea con particular virulencia contra las trabajadoras sexuales trans*, las mujeres trans* en prisión o en otras instituciones de encierro, las mujeres trans* negras, las mujeres trans* en zonas de conflicto armado, ocupación, o desastres naturales, las mujeres tras* de comunidades indígenas, las refugiadas, migrantes, las mujeres trans* que viviendo con VIH y las defensoras de derechos humanos.

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Declaración de GATE en el Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización Trans*

Este año, como cada año, GATE se une a la celebración del Día Internacional por la Despatologización Trans*. Hoy, 19 de octubre del 2013, activistas, grupos y redes de trabajo a lo largo de todo el mundo se unen bajo una afirmación en común: nuestras experiencias de corporalidad, identidad, amor, sexualidad, género y sus múltiples expresiones no son y no deben ser clasificadas como patológicas.

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