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Equality Michigan Starts Petition To Change Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Transgender Exclusion Policy

In 1991, Nancy Burkholder was first thrown out of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival for being transgender. Since that time, several more transgender people have been asked to leave the event out of respect for its "womyn-born-womyn intention" which discourages transgender women from participating in the music festival held annually in Michigan and attended by women from across the United States. Equality Michigan has begun a petition encouraging people to commit to a multi-year effort to convince the event's owner and organizers to modernize their discriminatory policy.
July 29, 2014

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Equality Michigan Starts Petition To Change Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Transgender Exclusion Policy

In 1991, Nancy Burkholder was first thrown out of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival for being transgender. Since that time, several more transgender people have been asked to leave the event out of respect for its "womyn-born-womyn intention" which discourages transgender women from participating in the music festival held annually in Michigan and attended by women from across the United States. Equality Michigan has begun a petition encouraging people to commit to a multi-year effort to convince the event's owner and organizers to modernize their discriminatory policy.
July 29, 2014