Tag Archives: New York

#TransHealthcareNow: Why now is the time for the most vital form of trans inclusion

TweetConferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating. Last Thursday the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) in New York City provided a happy off-ramp from the script of [...]
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Pussy Riot, New Yorkers and jury oppose the conviction of NYPD assault victim Cecily McMillan

TweetLast week, a jury convicted Cecily McMillan of getting her breast grabbed and bruised by an NYPD officer, getting shoved by the officer and then having the nerve to have a seizure in front of several police officers, who responded by doing absolutely nothing for several minutes (link is to a pdf). The conviction has [...]
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Photo(s) of the Day: Domestic workers at work

Tweet The “hidden” nature of domestic work is what first drew Ellen Jacob to begin her photo series, “Substitutes.” For the series, Jacobs photographed and interviewed nannies living and working in New York City, increasing the visibility of work that is too often relegated to the privacy of individual homes. What follows are some beautiful images of [...]
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Quick hit: Poll finds most New Yorkers don’t want to overturn gay marriage law

TweetIn a poll of 600 New Yorkers it turns out a larger percentage (55%) of people support gay marriage than oppose it (37%). via CNN. And while opponents filed a lawsuit in late July to overturn the new law, about six in 10 voters statewide said they want to keep same-sex marriage legal. When looking [...]
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NYC to Require Sex Ed in Public Schools

Tweet As the NY Times reports, starting in the upcoming school year, for the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City’s public middle and high schools will be required to take sex education classes. Previously, NY had been one of 12 states that required H.I.V. education only. I love that some [...]
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