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Reducing HIV Transmission Rates Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work

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.

The Witch Hunts Were About Persecuting Women

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.

Aimee Stephens Takes Her Trans Rights Case To The Supreme Court

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.

Young LGBTQ Americans are more politically engaged than the rest of Generation Z

Young LGBTQ Americans are more politically engaged than the rest of Generation Z

Young LGBTQ Americans are twice as likely as their straight counterparts to attend a political rally or demonstration, donate money to a political campaign or contact an elected official. They are also much more likely to engage in online political activism, whether that involved signing a petition, posting about an issue that mattered to them or following or liking a political campaign.