Tag Archives: Disability Rights

What We Missed

Tweethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoSMjfeK9ug&feature=player_embedded A physical altercation (and possible police brutality) occurred at a Westchester, NY amusement park when a group of Muslim women there to celebrate the end of Ramadan were told they had to remove their hijabs to go on rides. Some of the highest paid CEOs in the U.S. were paid more last year than [...]
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Florida governor makes severe cuts to programs for people with disabilities

TweetLast week, Florida Governor Rick Scott made the order of extreme cuts to the budget for programs that assist tens of thousands of folks with developmental disabilities: Though a range of state services face cuts from this year’s Legislature, the governor invoked his emergency powers to order the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities to [...]
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What We Missed

TweetA new study finds that a 24-day regimen on The Pill (that specifically has drospirenone, a type of progestin) may be more effective in preventing pregnancy than your standard 21-day cycle. The LA Sheriff’s office received 100 hours of video footage of disabled women being sexual assaulted. New research shows that women with PhDs in [...]
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In remembrance of poet and activist Laura Hershey

TweetLaura Hershey, a poet and disability rights activist passed away this weekend. I had the great fortune of getting to know Laura this summer when we both participated in a writer’s retreat hosted by the Lambda Literary Foundation. I wish our paths had crossed sooner. She was a talented poet, passionate activist, mother and partner. [...]
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Infertility or an impotent study?

TweetHere’s a guest post from Jessica Keenan Smith, who blogs about living with epilepsy and related topics here As she explains, “I was diagnosed more than 25 years ago and I am passionate about finding innovative ways to communicate on the topic. I like everyone else living under the big E, struggle everyday with my [...]
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