SAME Sez: Join us for an evening of celebration, education, and entertainment on Friday, April 4th, 2014 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the 11th Annual Transgender Day of Empowerment. The night's festivities will include inspiring speakers, artwork, musical performances, community awards, and light refreshments. This event is FREE to ALL and ALL are welcome. The event will be held at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (3909 Centre Street, San Diego, CA 92103)
Join SAME, Canvass for a Cause, and other allies at the corner of University Ave & 6Th Ave in the Hillcrest area of San Diego on Jan 11th, 2014 at 4pm!
WHY WE RALLY
Transgender students moved one step closer to justice with the passing of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB 1266) this year. This brand new California bill guarantees transgender students safe access to necessary school facilities & activities in public schools. As you may know, this bill and these students are under attack by national transphobic organizations. Since the fall of 2013, they have been running a media smear campaign against trans* youth and lying to the public to get this issue on the ballot.
California officials have until Jan. 8th to complete a random verification sample of the signatures. Depending on the validity rate, they may either a) qualify the referendum b) fail to qualify the referendum or c) trigger a complete verification process which would take until March to complete. WHETHER THEY QUALIFY THE REFERENDUM OR NOT, WE WILL RALLY IN HILLCREST TO SUPPORT OUR YOUTH!
"I want to live in a world where I am free to be whoever I want to be, whenever I want to be, male, female, other or neither." -Unknown
One week after Trans-day of Remembrance, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality(SAME) and Canvass for a Cause(CFAC) present "An Injury to One is An Injury to All: Trans Voices in the Occupy Movement" a teach-in at Occupy San Diego's "Freedom Square" (Civic Center Plaza,1200 Third Ave, San Diego, CA)on Trans-gender, gender-queer, inter sex, non-binary identified, gender-bending, gender identity (etc etc).
On April 18, 2011 a transgender woman was brutally beaten inside a McDonalds in Baltimore by two patrons during an attempt to use a female restroom. During the brutal hate crime beating McDonald's employees videotaped the assault with a cell phone; later posting the video on YouTube.