Meet the Transgender Americans Who Won on Election Day
In an incredible turnout of pro-equality voters, Americans across the country elected at least seven out transgender people to office during yesterday’s election.
These historic wins took place in states across the country from Georgia to Pennsylvania, as Americans rejected the vitriolic rhetoric that Donald Trump and Mike Pence continue to spew.
HRC applauds the following openly transgender candidates who won a wide variety of races: (continue reading here).
Mayor-elect Wilmot Collins keeps focus on Helena as election gets national buzz
Helena Mayor-elect Wilmot Collins, dressed in a U.S. Army fleece, running shoes and sweats, belts out the lyrics to “Your Man” in a deep bass and “Baby, lock the door and turn the lights down low,” trilling a bit on the last note before breaking out into a laugh.
“I love karaoke, man,” he said the day after he unseated Helena’s mayor of 16 years Jim Smith on a vote of 5,139-4,801, with all but provisional ballots counted. “We went to the Rialto last night after the election and sang. I always start with Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Neon Moon’ and then do some Josh Turner.” (continue reading here)
To Fail Or Not To Fail: The Fierce Debate Over High Standards
“I can’t teach the book right now,” says Shaka Greene, algebra teacher at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. “Because my students are still learning to add 49 plus 17.”
So begins Part 3 — the conclusion of our podcast series: Raising Kings: A Year of Love and Struggle at Ron Brown College Prep.
This radical new high school in Washington, D.C., is really two schools — two approaches — in one. It strives to teach students traditional subjects, including algebra and English, while also helping them grow socially and emotionally. But both efforts require valuable class time, and the school struggles to find a balance. (continue reading here)