Great Falls scores low in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights

“Great Falls received 12 out of a possible 100 points by the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization in its sixth annual Municipal Equality Index report that assesses LGBTQ equality issues in 506 cities nationwide, giving the Electric City the lowest score of eight cities graded in Montana.”

“Billings and Kalispell got 18s, Whitefish got a 38, Butte Silver-Bow received a 42, Bozeman received a 59, Helena got a 60 and Missoula received a perfect score of 100. The national average was 57. Montana’s average was 43.” Read more… Leave your reaction, then share and comment below.

Great Falls scores low in LGBTQ equality report

Great Falls received 12 out of a possible 100 points by the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization in its sixth annual Municipal Equality Index report that assesses LGBTQ equality issues in 506 cities nationwide

Rule could make it easier for transgender/intersex Montanans to correct gender on birth certificate

“The Department of Public Health and Human Services hosted a public hearing on Thursday regarding the proposed changes, which would no longer require transgender people to provide a court order saying their sex was changed by a surgical procedure. The rule change also adds a definition of “intersex.”

DPHHS said the change would bring Montana into line with other states. Those who supported the measure said it would reduce barriers for transgender and intersex people while opponents said it’s a matter that should be decided by the Legislature.” More….

Proposed rule could make it easier to change gender on birth certificate

A new rule could make it easier for transgender and intersex Montanans to correct the gender marker on their birth certificate. The Department of Public Health and Human Services hosted a public hearing on Thursday regarding the proposed changes, which would no longer require transgender people to provide a court order saying their sex was changed by a surgical procedure.