With the new year comes the first news about an effort to advance human rights for the rainbow community of Texas.
Up I-45 from me the Dallas County Community College District board will hold their meeting today. On the agenda will be the expansion of DCCCD nondiscrimination policies that cover employees and two student ones to include gender identity and gender expression.
DCCCD is seeking to join San Jacinto Community College and the Houston Community College District as Lone Star State institutions that have similar gender identity and expression language in their nondiscrimination policies.
The proposed policy expansion will come up for a board vote at this meeting and the good folks up there in the Metroplex would like to fill the room with supportive people not only willing to speak affirmatively for it but also wear pink to indicate they are in favor of the policy change.
If you can be there or have time in your busy lives to do so the DCCCD administration
building is located at 1601 South Lamar St. It is south of Downtown Dallas and
near both South Side on Lamar and the Dallas PD HQ. The Cedars DART Rail station on the DART Rail Red and Blue lines is a few blocks away and the DART 26 bus line runs by it with service to and from the nearby DART Rail Cedars station.
There is a free parking lot across the street from the DCCCD headquarters building, so if you can make it please show up at the DCCCD board meeting in pink and support what we hope will be the first policy victory in the nation for 2012