Posts Categorized: Transgender

Cold Weather Incoming!

  We’ve had a brief spell of cold weather lately in Seattle, signaling that a climate   change is imminent. We know people like to get everything done before it gets too cold outside, so if you’re putting something off make sure to get to it! Wash your car, clean the gutters, clear out your garage, put… Read more »

India State Sets Aside Housing for Trans Citizens

In a first for India, Chhattisgarh state has set aside a 2% housing quota for its estimated 3,000 transgender residents. The move comes nearly a year after the Supreme Court recognized transgender citizens as third gender. In its ruling, the apex court directed governments to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs, education and basic… Read more »

Being Transgender Can Block You from Buying a Home – Seriously

Christin Scarlett Milloy couldn’t get a mortgage approval, because she couldn’t get a photo ID, because she’s transgender: I sat on the phone and patiently explained why I can’t provide photo ID. Because I don’t have any. Because the government has destroyed all my previous ID documents and refused to replace them on several occasions…. Read more »

Did Department of Justice Pressure Transgender Woman to Settle Housing Case?

A transgender woman and her partner have settled a lawsuit alleging unfair housing practices by an Athens RV park owner. The Cedar Creek Lake-area couple say they are not happy with the settlement and that the Department of Justice pressured them to accept $4,000 to settle the suit. The case was based on an Obama… Read more »

Texas Transgender Housing Case Hits Legal Roadblock

Transgender woman Roxanne Joganik is facing possible mediation in her lawsuit against a property owner who kicked her out of his trailer park in Athens last year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed the lawsuit in October against the park owner, George Toone. The Justice Department is seeking to restore Joganik and… Read more »