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This week is Transgender Awareness week, with organizations around the country hosting events to bring light to trans issues. It concludes on Saturday with the Trans Day of Remembrance, a day meant to commemorate all the trans lives lost to hate, violence and intolerance.

Fred Goldhaber, the first teacher at the Harvey Milk School for gay and lesbian students, passed away on Monday. Harvey Milk was the first school established specifically to provide a safe environment to gay and lesbian students, founded in NYC in 1985.

What’s the first vote ordered by the GOP since the election? An attempt to defund NPR, which failed. (via Amanda Terkel)

A 14 year old student defended his teacher, who was suspended for disciplining an anti-gay student, at a school board meeting. The video is really inspiring.

Jenn Pozner breaks down how reality TV rewrites gender roles in On the Issue Magazine.

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Oregon Passes Groundbreaking Workers Rights Law

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in Oregon.

Fair scheduling is one of the feminist and labor movement’s next big fights. If you’ve ever worked a retail job, you know that many employers saddle low-wage employees with unpredictable or on-call work schedules. Here’s how it works: employers can change retail workers’ hours based on predicted demand, with little notice, and often creating chaos in workers lives.

As Vox points out, the retail, healthcare, and restaurant workers most affected “tend to be young ...

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in ...

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When Internet Trolls Run For Office

In September of 2016, journalist Olivia Nuzzi received a series of disturbing rape threats from a Trump supporter. Nuzzi, like most female journalists, was used to being on the receiving end of harassment, but this time was different – the online threats came from a GOP candidate for elected office.

Mike Kravitz, a candidate for a town council in New Jersey, started posting on Nuzzi’s Facebook page in late 2014, first propositioning her (gross) then later calling her an “Ugly. Stupid Cunt. :)” when she ignored him (double gross, equally predictable). One day, when Nuzzi posted an embarrassing piece about then-candidate Trump, he responded with: 

In September of 2016, journalist Olivia Nuzzi received a series of disturbing rape threats from a Trump supporter. Nuzzi, like most female journalists, was used to being on the receiving ...