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Trans+Rights

Judge rules company within rights to fire employee for being trans

Last Thursday, a federal court judge in Detroit ruled that a funeral home had the right to fire Aimee Stephens because she came out as trans. This case adds to the climate of transphobia our country has been dealing with this year and could have national consequences for trans people’s employment rights. 

Last Thursday, a federal court judge in Detroit ruled that a funeral home had the right to fire Aimee Stephens because she came out as trans. This case adds to the climate of transphobia our country has been dealing ...

Governor Deal

The differing responses to anti-LGBT laws in Georgia & North Carolina

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday that he will veto HB757, Georgia’s version of a so-called “Religious Freedom” bill. Let’s be honest, he did this because everyone was looking at Georgia and major corporations threatened to boycott. The reaction to a bigoted law in North Carolina at around the same time has been very different, though.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced Monday that he will veto HB757, Georgia’s version of a so-called “Religious Freedom” bill. Let’s be honest, he did this because everyone was looking at Georgia and major corporations threatened to boycott. ...

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Reflections on where trans women stand in this moment of contradictions

There’s still something to be said for the poignancy of brief symbolic gestures. In celebration of the 14th annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a transgender pride flag was raised in front of the city hall of America’s fifth largest city; the same city where a young black trans woman—London Chanel—was stabbed to death less than a month ago.

There’s still something to be said for the poignancy of brief symbolic gestures. In celebration of the 14th annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a transgender pride flag was raised in front of the city hall of ...

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Spread the love around on #GiveOUTDay

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up.

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up.

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#GiveOUTDay is this Thursday and Feministing needs your help!

 

Give OUT Day — a national day for supporting LGBTQ causes — is this Thursday, 5/21. We’re excited to announce that — now that Feministing is able to accept tax-deductible donations — we are participating in this major fundraising event for the first time.

 

Give OUT Day — a national day for supporting LGBTQ causes — is this Thursday, 5/21. We’re excited to announce that — now that Feministing is able to accept tax-deductible donations — we are participating in this ...

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Getting it right: Cosmo’s interview with Chelsea Manning

It’s been interesting to watch the leading women’s magazines slowly adopt a feminist editorial line, producing copy that once might have only been found in the pages of Ms. Magazine — and that’s a profound compliment to publications like Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, who seem to be recognizing that the old saw about young women’s lack of political/feminist engagement was always a myth.

It’s been interesting to watch the leading women’s magazines slowly adopt a feminist editorial line, producing copy that once might have only been found in the pages of Ms. Magazine — and that’s a profound compliment to ...

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