Transgender bathroom accommodations at the 2017 AALL conference.

By Mr. Richard D. Evans posted 19 days ago

  

Greetings, 


As a disclosure, I admit wasn't a fan of going to Texas in the middle summer to sweat and step over dead bats. But now, that the Lieutenant Governor is trying to pass an anti-transgender bathroom bill, I'm definitely not going. To further the ridiculousness, a Texas judge also decided to block a federal law to strengthen transgender rights: http://keyetv.com/news/local/texas-judge-blocks-federal-transgender-health-protections


I'm not going to pretend I'm the go to advocate of LGBTQ rights. I also know my boycott will make no difference to motivated bigots. But, I like to think that I'm a decent person and that the AALL ought to have standards. One of them being that transgendered members ought not have to worry about bathroom accommodations at a conference.


I know many of you will argue that Austin may not share the same values as Texas. I definitely get it. But the state of Texas will benefit from my precious travel budget. I cannot in good conscience agree to that. 


Best, 


Rich Evans

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