Monday, May 05, 2014

Today on the Signorile Show

3:35pm ET - On April 29, The U.S. Department of Education issued a guidance which makes clear that the federal Title IX law prohibits discrimination against transgender students. The guidance, from the Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), states: "Title IX's sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity and OCR accepts such complaints for investigation." Joining us to discuss this guidance and its impact on the discrimination of transgender students is Harper Jean Tobin, the Policy Director for the National Center for Transgender Equality.

4:35pm ET - As a boy growing up in apartheid Johannesburg, Mark Gevisser would play a game that involved sending imaginary couriers throughout the city.  As the phantom fleet made its way across the troubled city, so too did the young Gevisser begin to figure out his own place in the world.  In his new memoir "Lost and Found in Johannesburg", Mark Gevisser tracks back along his Jewish immigrant family's route to South Africa and plots his own path across the city of his birth, from his early exploration of his gay identity to his brutal experience, as an adult, of an armed home invasion.

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