Showing posts with label Transgendered. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transgendered. Show all posts

Aug 2, 2013

Discrimination Damages from Reach CDC

Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi
631 South East Taylor
Portland, Oregon 97214


•Developed heart condition, currently on a beta blocker for tachycardia and high blood pressure!

•Checked into hospital in November for suicide when Jamie Barton told Lee, why did you bother to sign up for housing at the Rose, when you are a man?

Defamation of character

• NAGQ has worked in the nonprofit industry for many years and will be black balled by:

Reach CDC, Portland Impact, Bradley Angle House, Transition Projects

•All these agencies were told by management that they were frightened by me even though NAGQ has never physically threatened anyone at the Rose. The management falsely accused NAGQ of threatening behavior and when NAGQ asked for video tapes that the used to make write-ups, they said that they lost the tapes.

•Harassment of 17 year old mentor ship student. Lee brings clients to the Rose
to show public housing, Jamie Barton, Reach building manager, humiliates NAGQ in front of client.

•Jamie Barton is under criminal investigation from Portland's Housing Authority. She did not follow administrative rules for my housing and deliberately tried to keep me out of the building.

•Lee Greer, Portland Impact, had a secret meeting with residents where she taught them how to do write-ups after she wrote me a document that she does not deal with behavior. She turns her back when gang members chase me out of a building and call a "little bitch" in front of Lee Greer. She refuses LEE client services for 4 months, quits, and then tells the gang in the building that she is afraid of me. This creates more hostility from gang members.

Legal Abuse

•Jamie Barton provides a document for tenant to get a contact order on me. The document that Jamie Barton writes is a lie which is easily proven by the location of the buildings' video cameras. This lie allows tenant Glenda Meyers to continue to harass Lee by calling the police 7 times in a one week period to get him/her arrested for violation of contact order. Glenda Meyers tells the police, that Lee has a stench that makes her sick. Glenda Meyers is a felon for narcotics distribution who is now the new drug dealer at the Rose who was recently rewarded with a building transfer that has larger accomondations.

•Metro watch security lies to the police which results in a charge of harassment from another tenant. Video will show his lies and his homophobic behavior.

•Lee came into the building as domestic violence survivor but received harassment within the first hours entering the building and continues on a daily basis.

• Reach created a hostile homophobic environment and blamed Lee for a residents overdose. Allows resident to continue drug abuse even when she has been reported over and over again for use of legal narcotics.

• Jamie Barton would not write up individuals who attacked Lee nor would follow up on any reports of my complaints.

• Security was hired at the Rose after 5 months of tenant’s harassment of Lee and when tenants and management failed to evict Lee, they said they were scared.

• Reach ignored all written complaints of fear of safety of Lee Iacuzzi who has written documentation from other residents who have witnessed their threats on Lee’s life.

Emotional Abuse

• When my companion animal was put down for bone cancer, Reach CDC gave
Lee a cause of eviction notice two weeks later for bogus charges. The grieving process was side tracked by cruelty of Jamie Barton.

I do not apologize for anything!

Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi
Not a good Queer
MA @ PSU data>

Jul 21, 2013

Gender Discrimination in the city of Portland, Or

This photograph was taken at Bradley Angle House.
This is their utility room where I stayed separated from the other residents. When they showed me the room, I asked is this where the queers stay?

My name is Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi and I have two separate gender discrimination complaints against two nonprofits in the city of Portland, OR. The first is Bradley Angle House and the second is Reach CDC. They are both organizations which try to create safe housing for females. Yes, this gender discrimination is not about men discriminating against women. No this is a unique situation where these nonprofits who are women only that are discriminating against people who are female but have a male gender.

They have been officially charged for discrimination in housing through the Bureau of Labor and Industry(BOLI). These acts of discrimination have not yet been proven.
I believe these claims could have been avoided by having a clarification about people who are bigendered. Yes, I am saying another label in the gay community that is not being well used to describe individuals who are now called transgendered. Bigenderism is a subcategory of transgenderism.
I came upon this word by complete accident. I circled both male and female when filling out my complant. BOLI descrbied me as a bigendered person. It was the first time that I ever heard of this term.

I believe the term transgendered does not accurately explain people like myself who have a different gender that they were born into but do not seek hormones nor surgery. We, bigendered people, struggle for equality because we do not exactly fit into the binary system of male or female. Recognizing in me that I am bigendered only creates understanding to others who might not like our presence in certain public and private spaces dedicated for a certain sex... For example, if my appearance is both female and male but I am a biologically female, does this mean that I cannot live or dwell in women’s’ places? If I say that I am bigendered and not transgendered that it is comfortable for me and others to use male or female pronouns. I have a female voice and I have noticeable breasts, how can I expect someone to call me a he? If someone calls me a he, this does not upset me nor do I ask individuals to apologize. I am often called he by people who did not know me.
I have attended a Queergendered group at the Q center. The meeting had many people like me and an educational advocate stated that there are more of us that were not choosing surgery than those who were choosing surgery. The importance of the word gender queer is a term that best describes that we are more visually queer than other gays and lesbians. Basically people see us on the bus or on the street and think to themselves that there is a gay person. Because of our gender uniqueness, we are outed whether we like it or not.
When I first recognized my gender at the age of forty, I started using the male pronoun. I asked my friends to use the pronoun and things did get crazy. My sister went to her therapist who told her that she had lost her sister. I do not believe that this is a true statement. My gender expression was not meant to loose my family or have my friends struggle with pronouns. I do not have anything against people who wish to match their gender with their sex. I do believe my friends and family would have supported me if I had chosen surgery. What I am saying, is that using the term bigendered at least keeps us with half of our identity and creates an understanding for those who love and support us.
So if a person recognizes their gender, maybe calling themselves bigendered, might be the first step or the last step until they decide for themselves. I was lucky in the fact that I took my time and explored the topic of heterosexism before I made a choice that was going to be for life. Yes, unfortunately we have to have labels. I guess I could have not told anyone about my gender but I knew that their were writings on the Internet about my male gender. I thought it would be easier to tell them the truth. When I checked into Bradly Angle house, I gave them print outs of my work that stated both of my names.
My goal in filing these discrimination complaints is to make it easier for the next person like myself to receive help from social service agencies without harassment. I also think that gender policies affect heterosexuals as well. Bradley Angle House does not allow a mother to bring her children into shelter if their children are male and over the age of 13. Reach CDC recently enforced their gender policy on one of their employees who lives in an all women building. This employee had to move and quit her job because her son turned to the age of 13. Also, their are women who live in the building and cannot have their son sleep overnight in their housing. However, if they have a daughter under 18, they can do an overnight with their family. I believe these gender policies separate families.
The only social service agency that I know who does not discriminate in housing is Portland's' YWCA. They accept people like me and will not turn away mothers who have male teenage boys.
The goal for bringing awareness to this situation of discrimination is not to cut funding but to increase funding in these organizations. I have been harassed for the last four months, I tried to get into a domestic violence shelter, they were all full and the volunteers of America was out of money for hotel vouchers. How can we live in a society where their is so much wealth and suffering juxtaposed with each other?
Thanks for listening.
Lisa/Lee Iacuzzi MA @PSU Not a Good Queer

Housing Rights: Sojourner Truth

Michigan State Troops guard African-American families moving into the Sojourner Truth housing project, April 29, 1942. In 1942, the Sojourner Truth Projects were built to provide housing for Black workers. However, the federal government placed the projects in a predominately white neighborhood. In February of 1942, a protest by 1,200 white workers as black families tried to move into their homes. The protest quickly became violent and resulted in arrests. It was not until the following April that the families moved in, this time under the guard of over 1000 armed troops. The outbreak served as an omen of the troubles to come in the next spring.

We still rise, we will not apologize for anything!

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Reach CDC: Obstruction of Justice

According to Wilkiepedia

The crime of obstruction of justice includes crimes committed by judges, prosecutors, attorneys general, and elected officials in general. It is misfeasance, malfeasance or nonfeasance in the conduct of the office. Most commonly it is prosecuted as a crime for perjury by a non governmental official primarily because of prosecutorial discretion. Prosecutors and attorneys general however commit obstruction of justice when they fail to prosecute judges and other government officials for malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office.

Modern obstruction of justice, in United States jurisdictions, refers to the crime of offering interference of any sort to the work of police, investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, or other (usually government) officials. Often, no actual investigation or substantiated suspicion of a specific incident need exist to support a charge of obstruction of justice. Common law jurisdictions other than the United States tend to use the wider offense of Perverting the course of justice.

Reach CDC has a policy to save video tapes on their lobby in a building called the Rose. The policy states that the tapes are saved if an incident occurs, Reach CDC has taped over the lobby video on my day of my false arrest! This is an obstruction of Justice!

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