Trans lives matter every day, not just on the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Last night, during Lambda Legal’s TDOR event co-presented with the Center on Halsted, I was sitting in an auditorium packed to the brim with transgender folks & allies, and could not help but feel some relief from the sadness that usually consumes most of us on TDOR.
Last week, nearly five-thousand supporters of The Illinois Marriage Bill – SB 10 – descended upon Springfield, the Illinois state capitol. The Illinois March for Marriage Equality brought together many families and organizations, both local and national to urge our legislators to call the marriage bill for a vote. Among these organizations and supporters was Lambda Legal.