Tag Archives: Disability Rights

New documentary explores the relationship between people with disabilities and their aides

TweetAbout two years ago we were honored to publish a great post by Eva Sweeney on why she supports people with physical disabilities speaking up and taking action on their own behalf. Eva writes regular accounts of  her daily life with Cerebral Palsy on her blog “The Deal with Disability,” and she has just made a [...]
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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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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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