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Indiv and Comm Retrospective on Year 2013 and Disc of CA's New Transgender Law

The Year That Was- Individual and Community Retrospective on Year 2013 and Discussion of AB 1266 California’s new Transgender Law

**Please note- the date of this salon has been changed.  The new date is now 12/11/13.

For this salon, we will be dividing it up into two parts.  Part I will involve a discussion of the recently passed AB 1266- California’s new Transgender Law- which mandates new rules for how transgendered students are to be treated in California schools.  It requires that  "a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records."

We will be discussing the potential impact and pros and cons of this law as well as comparing it to recent SF regulations on transgender issues.

Part II will be an individual and community retrospective on Year 2013:

What is “your story” of the year that was- for yourself or “your community”?

Anything about relationships (friends for family or romance” that you celebrate—or want to avoid doing again?

What are the most significant events of this past year for you as an individual and for our community (hint:  Marriage Equality)

On a longer historical canvass:  How have your (or our community’s) values changed over the course of our lives?

Perhaps most of all:  What have you/we learned from the year just passed?

**To celebrate the end of the year and the holiday season, we will be having light refreshments and snacks.  Join us!

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  • Patrick

    Thanks to everyone who attended the mmetup last night -- I certainly enjoyed the exchange of ideas and conversation. Also, after the formal gathering thee was a lively discussion of whether there was a tech worker shortage in the U.S. Certainly, there are valid perspectives and differences of opinion. Below are two articles (though there are many more) discussing the tech shortage. One is from the News Hour on PBS.

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    December 12, 2013

  • Edwin

    Sorry, I can't make it tonight. I hope you all have interesting and fun discussions. I hope to see you all in the new year. Have great holidays.

    December 11, 2013

  • Brian

    Another great topic. I can't wait. :)

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • Patrick

    I was looking at the numbers on this ballot initiative and in my earlier post stated (inaccurately) that it appeared the ballot initiative would likely result in a vote in November 2014.

    Reading some of the updates it appears completely up in the air whether there will be enough valid signatures for the initiative to put the AB 1266 to all voters in 2014. So, I wanted to correct what I stated earlier.

    It will take a bit of time for the state to go through the signature verification process.

    I hope we get a cross section of attendees at the December meetup which I hope will include members of the Trans community. So, if you know any members of the Trans community, or you are a membef of the community, please join for the December (and other meetups)!

    All the best, event co-organizer,

    November 24, 2013

  • Patrick

    I am very interested to hear the thoughts and views of our community on AB 1266. As you may know, there is a Proposition initiative to revoke AB 1266 and that initiative is being brought by the (exact) same people that backed Prop 8. It is likely the ballot initiative will cause a vote in Nov. 2014 (California is currently in process if verifying the signatures).

    There are a number of issues related to AB 1266 -- does this initiative mirror the prop 8 initiative (as some in the community are saying) or are they quite different?

    Tom Ammiano, sponsor of AB 1266, recently said in the press efforts to overturn AB 1266 is bullying. Is it bullying? Is the use of the term "bully" being over used in order to create a "politically correct" hegemony?

    What do you think of the law? Does it go to far? Not far enough? Is it fair that it only applies to kids in public schools? Why not apply to adults? To private schools?

    November 21, 2013

  • Michael S.

    New to meet-up and seeking social groups and community get togethers. Profile update soon!

    November 19, 2013

  • Michael S.

    New to meet-up and seeking social groups and community get togethers. Profile update soon!

    November 19, 2013

  • Michael S.

    New to meet-up and seeking social groups and community get togethers. Profile update soon!

    November 19, 2013

  • Lorenzo

    I think you must mean Year 2013?

    1 · October 3, 2013

    • Patrick

      Yes, 2013, [except for those of us in a time warp, think Rocky Horror -- Let's dOOooooo the-timewarp AAAAaaagennnn. Its a jump to the left. And then a step to the right . . . . ].

      October 3, 2013

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