Posts Tagged LGBT rights

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Nice Try, GOP, But LGBT People are Not Your Excuse for Islamophobia

The Republican platform is out and oh, it’s a doozy. I have never even used the word “doozy” before. Among such charming items as rejecting public preschool (because it’s “godless”), encouraging the teaching of the (Christian) Bible in public schools “as literature,” and calling pornography “a public menace,” the platform includes some choice homophobia: 

The Republican platform is out and oh, it’s a doozy. I have never even used the word “doozy” before. Among such charming items as rejecting public preschool (because it’s “godless”), encouraging the ...

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Indian Supreme Hears Petition To Decriminalize LGBT Sex

Today the Indian Supreme Court heard a petition challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code, an anti-sodomy law that’s been on the books since 1860. Considering arguments that sexual equality was a matter of “far-reaching constitutional importance,”  judges referred the petition to a five-judge bench for closer scrutiny. The move is being heralded as step ahead in the legal battle for LGBT rights in India.

Today the Indian Supreme Court heard a petition challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code, an anti-sodomy law that’s been on the books since 1860. Considering arguments that sexual equality was a matter of “far-reaching constitutional ...

New racial profiling report highlights LGBT experiences with police profiling

Last week, the NAACP released Born Suspect, a report on racial profiling by the police and the continued fight to end it. The report includes information on the national impact of racial profiling as well as successful advocacy strategies to curb it.

Coming at a time when the national conversation on racial profiling and police violence has taken center stage after the murders of a number of black men at the hands of the police, the report provides much-needed analysis of these issues as they stand today across the nation. It is particularly refreshing to see the inclusion and highlighting of the distinct experiences of LGBT people with racial profiling, as well as LGBT communities’ participation in efforts to put ...

Last week, the NAACP released Born Suspect, a report on racial profiling by the police and the continued fight to end it. The report includes information on the national impact of racial profiling as well as ...

New Jersey school bans trans girl from school unless she dresses as a boy

A New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy.

As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey informed Rachel’s mom, Angela Peters, that she must come back to school prepared to dress like and act like a boy as well as use the name on her birth certificate. No accommodations would be made for her gender identity; Peters suggested letting Rachel use the bathroom in the nurse’s office, but the school rejected that idea.

Peters believes sending Rachel to a new private school that is accepting would be the ideal solution, but Middletown School District is also not willing to ...

A New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy.

As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New ...

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