LGBTQIA RIGHTS | The birth certificate, once used as a weapon to ensure segregation and extend the belief of white supremacy, is now being used to impose binary identities on transgender individuals and further burdens on queer couples who use artificial insemination. (Atlantic, 6/8)
As LGBT and transgender Americans have stepped out of the shadows, the birth certificate, and the rage for government-mandated identity, have surfaced again…
It seems clear, however, that what we call birth certificates are not scientific or medical documents. When a baby is born, hospitals fill out and file what is called a form attesting to a “live birth,” which contains information about parentage, weight, sex, and general health and is shared with public-health authorities. The birth certificate, issued later, is primarily used as a form of identification. It is frequently altered later in life—most commonly after adoption, when most states allow the adoptive parent or parents to be substituted for those recorded at birth. Transgender people seek the same opportunity to make their birth certificates match their present identity.
HOMELESSNESS | The District is no longer placing homeless families at DC General, in anticipation of its September closure date. (WTOP, 6/7)
HEALTHCARE | Yesterday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the state budget bill that includes funding for Medicaid expansion. (WaPo, 6/7)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | Early Voting Has Started In D.C. Here’s Everything You Need To Know. (WAMU, 6/5)
WORKFORCE | The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released an analysis of nontraditional work (also known as the gig economy) since 2005 and found that traditional jobs are still in the majority. (NYT, 6/7)
Social Sector Job Openings
Sr. Social Innovation Specialist | Washington Gas– New!
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations | Wolf Trap Foundation– New!
Foundation Coordinator | The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation– New!
Senior Manger of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum– New!
Grants Associate | Democracy Fund– New!
Contract Grant Writer | Project HEAL
Program Associate| Case Foundation
Program Assistant | Weissberg Foundation
Grants Manager | Public Welfare Foundation
Program Manager | The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Grants Program Analyst | Legal Services Corporation
Vice President of Strategy | Gill Foundation
Director of Communications and Marketing | Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Membership and Program Coordinator | Funders Together to End Homelessness
The Caps won! Now when is the parade?
P.S. Happy Pride!