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Why should I support a political party that is marginalizing me out of existence?

To me, restrictions on transgender military service are personal. I am a transgender woman. Before my transition, I served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. I am proud…

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What the administration’s shifting arguments against transgender military service reveal

There’s a new twist in the Trump administration’s effort to stop transgender Americans from serving in the military. In a Dec. 10 hearing before the D.C. Court of Appeals, a Justice Department…

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Statement from University of Minnesota President on issues related to transgender and nonbinary rights

Across the country, institutions of higher education are responding to proposed changes in the federal definition of gender under Title IX. If implemented, gender would be defined as male or…

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Voters overwhelmingly support Question 3 on transgender rights

Massachusetts voters resoundingly reaffirmed the rights of transgender people Tuesday, voting by a 2-1 ratio to uphold the 2016 state law that bars discrimination against them in such public places…

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Col. Jennifer Pritzker and TAWANI Foundation Win WPATH Philanthropy Award

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) recognized Col. Jennifer Pritzker and the TAWANI Foundation with a Philanthropy Award for their longstanding support of WPATH and of the work required to…

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Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Office announce ‘Honor 200′ Recipients

The recipients of the Bicentennial HONOR 200 have been announced. The award honors the work of 200 veterans who continue to make extraordinary contributions to the people of Illinois. Among…

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Trump Administration’s Latest Attack Betrays Honorably Serving Transgender Troops

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Following reports the Trump administration plans to define the word “sex” as biologically immutable in order to dismantle legal protections for transgender Americans, Palm Center Director Aaron Belkin issued the…

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Jennifer Pritzker to Donate $10 Million to Loyola

Billionaire Chicago philanthropist and real estate developer Jennifer Pritzker and her foundation plan to give $10 million to Loyola University Chicago in honor of her mother, Audrey Ratner. Loyola plans to…

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TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation Names Susan Rifkin As Executive Director

The TAWANI Foundation and Pritzker Military Foundation board of directors today announced the appointment of Susan Rifkin as executive director. Rifkin will be responsible for all day-to-day activities and programs…

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Jennifer Pritzker Contributes One Million Dollars to Army Historical Foundation

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), through the Pritzker Military Foundation has committed $1 Million to the Army Historical Foundation (AHF), a nonprofit organization who seeks to educate…

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