Monday, August 19, 2019

Tag: LGBTQ rights

Trump admin. attempts to erase existence of trans people after years...

If enacted, the proposal would reverse the expansion of transgender rights that took place under President Barack Obama.

Will the new crimes against humanity treaty protect women and LGBTI...

It’s time for the international community to take a stand. A new treaty could affect people’s rights for generations to come.

India legalizes gay sex, ruling discrimination on the basis of sexual...

"Criminalizing carnal intercourse is irrational, arbitrary and manifestly unconstitutional."

Yance Ford: The first transgender director nominated for an Oscar

"If my nomination can help in any way to advance the issues of trans-equality and protection for LGBTQ people under the law, then I am as humbled by that as I am by the nomination."

Texas activists combine social media with old-school tactics to resist conservative...

Intersectional movements are helping the left gain ground, not just play defense.

West Virginia rises to protect LGBTQ rights

With the highest percentage of teens who identify as transgender, the state is emerging as a national leader when it comes to protecting LGBTQ rights at the local level.

Texas bathroom bill is latest civil rights victory in deep south...

Sports remain inextricably intertwined with civil rights in America.

LGBTQ workers still face employment discrimination

In an era when 90 percent of America believes it is unfair to discriminate against someone due to their sexual orientation, it’s remarkable we haven’t made this law.

Betsy DeVos won’t protect LGBTQ students

“Today, the Secretary of Education ... refused to affirm that she would put forward a program that would ban discrimination based on the LGBTQ status of students or ban discrimination based on religion.”

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Trump’s contempt for working-class expressed in new expanded public charge rule

It is unimaginable that Congress would classify so many working-class and middle-class Americans as undesirable public charges.

Red states cut worker pay by $1.5 billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate, impacting the Chesapeake...

Edited by Melissa Troutman Originally published by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener for Public Herald edited by Melissa Troutman

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...