D.C. Launches First Government-Funded Transgender Campaign

This is welcome news. The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights is launching a campaign to fight discrimination against transgender people. The campaign the is the first government-funded anti-transgender program.

"The agency will place five different ads, featuring trans men and women as well as a self-identified “genderqueer” person, in various parts of the city this fall. They will highlight the need for respect for all people and the fact that antitransgender discrimination is illegal in D.C., and encourage anyone who experiences discrimination to contact the agency.

“I’m very happy that they are actually doing some preventive education things,” transgender activist Ruby Corado told the Blade. “This city really needs a lot of understanding and the city really needs a lot of education, so having something like this … is really exciting.”