Stand against HB1228 with HRC Arkansas

Today the House Judiciary Committee passed HB1228 by a vote of eleven to four, with four committee members not voting. Once again hundreds of Arkansans gathered, this time at the State Capitol and HRC Arkansas can’t thank our supporters enough. Over 400 community members filled the Capitol steps leading to the House Chambers in a peaceful act of solidarity sending a clear message to the House of Representative that we are Arkansas and these are not Arkansas values. HB1228 was not addressed in the House today, but likely be on the agenda for tomorrow.

Let’s show a strong transgender front by joining HRC Arkansas tomorrow to line the steps to the House Chamber inside the Capitol at Noon and again at 4:30 p.m.on the steps of the Capitol as community leaders will share words of inspiration and encouragement for the future of the Natural State.

HB1228 is a thinly veiled attempt to discriminate against our community, allowing businesses to refuse service to any transgender person. No one should have a license to discriminate. Let Governor Asa Hutchinson know he has the opportunity to stand on the right side of history and veto HB1228.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Noon
Inside the Capitol leading to the House Chamber
500 Woodlane Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:30 p.m. 
On the Steps of Capitol
500 Woodlane Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Transgender Day of Visibility 2015

The Transgender Equality Network is proud to present Fayetteville’s second annual NWA Transgender Town Hall on Tuesday, March 31st in recognition of the international holiday, Transgender Day of Visibility. This event is an opportunity for the transgender community and local health care providers to network and improve the state of transgender-related care in Northwest Arkansas.

The program will address the progress made by the transgender movement over the last year, introduce ideas for new programs in Northwest Arkansas, and discuss the health care needs of our transgender population.

When: March 31st at 5:30 pm
Where: University of Arkansas Union (AU507-508).

Please RSVP (no charge):

Sponsored By:
– NWA Center for Equality​
– HRC Arkansas​
– PFLAG of NW Arkansas​
– P.R.I.D.E. at the University of Arkansas​
– Arkansas Trans Equality Coalition​
– Students for Gender Equality – U of A
– Omni Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology​
– Handsupnwa​
– NWA Hope