Four primary solutions to address the specific needs of survivors with disabilities.
Black Joy in Pursuit of Racial Justice
What does it mean to give ourselves permission to experience joy even when grief and rage are present?
Reducing HIV Transmission Rates Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work
This World AIDS Day, let’s not forget that transgender women—particularly trans women of color—are also more likely to be living with HIV than cisgender people. The fight for trans justice cannot be separated from the work to reduce new transmission and provide care to those who are living with HIV, while ending stigma and criminalization for having HIV. To win this fight, we must decriminalize sex work.
Don’t Call The Police. Call Your Neighbors.
Police violence is a problem in rural and urban communities alike. By building stronger communities, we can reduce it.
With Queer and Trans Rights At Risk, Cities and States Come To The Rescue
Dozens of municipalities (and some states) have codified queer and trans nondiscrimination protections at levels that exceed anything Congress has even considered in its failed efforts at passing nationwide legislation.
The Witch Hunts Were About Persecuting Women
Using “witch hunt” to decry purportedly baseless allegations, however, reflects a misunderstanding of American history. Witch trials didn’t target the powerful. They persecuted society’s most marginal members – particularly women.
Why Are Queer Rights Still Up For Debate?
Before I came out, I thought it was normal to “debate” our right to marry or hold a job. Now I know it’s not — at all.
Aimee Stephens Takes Her Trans Rights Case To The Supreme Court
This week the US Supreme Court will hear three cases dealing with queer and trans rights, cases that ask the court to decide whether it is legal to fire someone who is queer and/or trans under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on discrimination based on sex. The subject of one of these cases, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is Aimee Stephens.
Angelica Ross To Host Presidential Candidate Forum On LGBTQ Issues
Actress and trans activist Angelica Ross, the breakout star of the history-making FX series Pose, has been announced as the host of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on LGBTQ Issues.
What The States That Don’t Protect LGBTQ Employees Have In Common
Are you fully protected from employment discrimination? For employees who identify as LGBTQ, and work in one of at least 17 states nationwide that fail to protect workers, the answer at best is uncertain. At worst, it’s “no” under state statute. In many ways, the...
Woke Washing: Buying Good PR With Allyship
More consumers want companies to address societal problems. But consumers are also increasingly skeptical about these efforts, seeing them as marketing stunts.
The Uproar Over Taking ‘Man’ Out Of ‘Manhole’
A progressive city’s new ordinance on gender-neutral language provokes a worldwide media storm.