Posts Tagged LGBTQ issues

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How too many sex education programs harm LGBTQ youth

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In March, North Carolina’s House of Representatives passed HB 29, an education bill that includes a litany of requirements for how schools teach sexual health.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In March, North Carolina’s House of Representatives passed HB 29, an education bill that includes a litany of requirements for how schools teach sexual health. ...

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LGBTQ immigrant activists block road outside trans detention center

Several badass LGBTQ and immigrant rights leaders blocked the intersection in front of a detention center in Santa Ana today. They’re demanding an end to our abusive detention and deportation system, starting with the release of undocumented transgender women held within the facility.

Several badass LGBTQ and immigrant rights leaders blocked the intersection in front of a detention center in Santa Ana today. They’re demanding an end to our abusive detention

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Justice, like love: On intimate partner violence in queer communities

Ed. note: This is the fourth post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here, here, and here.

There came a point when I realized I couldn’t tell the difference between violence and love. 

Ed. note: This is the fourth post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here, here, and here.

There came a point when I realized I couldn’t ...

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Intersectional justice: On intimate partner violence in queer communities

This is the third post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here and here.

“Let me clarify: healing from our personal experiences is not just a matter of personal health, but also about social change. Our communities have suffered lifetimes of abuse from slavery to police brutality.

This is the third post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here and here.

“Let me clarify: healing from our personal experiences is not just a matter of personal health, ...

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Far from over: Anti-LGBT laws and the next phase of queer activism

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this legislation are clear in spite of the sometimes cloudy language used by politicians to describe it.

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this ...

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Kerry Washington gives powerful intersectional speech at GLAAD awards

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an inspiring call for intersectional action. 

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an ...

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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Familia TQLM is Queer, Liberatory, and Fighting Back

Familia TQLM is a national organization founded at the beginning of last year by queer and trans Latinos, and is “committed to the liberation of every LGBTQ Latin@ and to a radically and collective revolution to empower and free our culture, art, history and families from oppression.” 

Familia TQLM is a national organization founded at the beginning of last year by queer and trans Latinos, and is “committed to the liberation of every LGBTQ Latin@ and to a radically and collective revolution to ...

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