Monthly Archives: June 2010

What We Missed

TweetWow: Some serious evidence has been released revealing that the NYPD have been reporting rapes as misdemeanors in an effort to manipulate crime statistics — resulting in a slew of repeat offenders. More on police misconduct: Journalists and female protesters at the G20 Summit in Toronto are reporting mistreatment, threats of rape and possibly sexual [...]
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Smoking rates higher in the LGBT community

Tweet The American Lung Association (ALA) has come out with a new study showing that members of the LGBT community are more likely to smoke than cis and hetero folks. While higher rates of smoking and drinking among marginalized groups have been discussed in the Feministing community before, having hard evidence is even more validating: [...]
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Planned Parenthood of NYC knows how to throw a party (and give away free tickets)

Tweet Not to mention create an awesome and sort of hilarious flyer…monkeys climbing up condoms. I love it! So last year we held a free ticket giveaway to Planned Parenthood of New York City’s annual Sex, Summer and Spirits event — an incredible party for a great cause, delicious drinks and fabulous company. We wanted [...]
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Supporting girls and women, fighting sexual assault in Chicago

TweetThe amazing Aishah Simmons who created No! The Rape Documentary is calling on folks to support an inspiring program. The Girls/Friends Summer Institute is a sexual assault prevention and sex health and education program for teen girls and women in Chicago. Last summer’s program was so successful that they doubled the number of applicants and [...]
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Iceland Legalizes Gay Marriage, Prime Minister Marries Partner

Tweet We missed this awesome news: Iceland has not only legalized gay marriage this past weekend, but its Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her long-term partner on the day it took effect, making her the world’s only national leader with a same-sex spouse: Sigurdardottir, 67, married writer Jonina Leosdottir on Sunday, the day a new [...]
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