D.C. to Launch Campaign against Transgender Discrimination
August 6, 2012 by Eric Cameron, Digital Media Coordinator
The D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR) is set to launch the nation’s first government-funded campaign to fight discrimination against transgender people.
The Washington Blade reports that the five-ad series will be displayed throughout the nation’s capital this fall. Ads will feature two transgender men, two transgender women and a self-identified genderqueer person. The ads will highlight D.C.’s transgender-inclusive anti-discrimination law and encourage Washingtonians to report discrimination to OHR.
OHR hopes the campaign will increase understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming people while decreasing the number of discriminatory incidents in the city.
Earlier this summer, a coalition of D.C. transgender advocates launched a wide-ranging “Trans Needs Assessment Survey.” Learn more here, and find a variety of transgender health, workplace and visibility guides at hrc.org/transgender.
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