James Esseks

James Esseks

James D. Esseks is Director of the ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & AIDS Project.

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Anti-LGBTQ advocates are also trying to use religion to deny people healthcare Views
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Think Religiously Motivated Discrimination Can't Affect You? Guess Again.
Aimee Stephens knows first-hand how religiously-motivated discrimination can wreck your life. Aimee worked as a funeral director for a Michigan funeral home for six years. Aimee is a woman who is transgender, but for six years she went to work presenting as a man, while she struggled to be able to...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
How Could You Represent Someone Like Milo Yiannopoulos?
Milo Yiannopoulos trades on outrage. He is a professional provocateur who has turned insulting different groups of people into a specialty. He has claimed that the very existence of transgender people is the product of delusional thinking . He has compared Black Lives Matter activists to the KKK...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Have Nothing to Do With Privacy and Everything To Do With Fear and Hatred
If social conservatives in Tennessee get their way , the state will soon become the second in the nation to use the coercive power of the government to force people into bathrooms that violate their very sense of self or risk punishment. Legislation targeting trans students pending in both houses...
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Sunday, June 01, 2014
Transgender Health Care is a Human Right
The big LGBT-news that the mainstream media is buzzing about this week is that transgender actress Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to grace the cover of TIME magazine . Her recognition and the accompanying cover story, " The Transgender Tipping Point ," are terrific moments for the...
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