People shared stories of discrimination, bullying and fear of oppression and why they just want to be free to be themselves in their home state.
Where is the outpouring of support and tears and promises from cis allies? Where is the celebration of Ty and Lamia and Ms. Edward’s lives and dreams? Where is the 330,000 strong petition to enact laws that protect TWOC?
On January 27th, activists from around the country will converge on Jacksonville and in their home cities to stand in solidarity with Alexander on the day of her release and bring visibility to women who have been targeted for their resilience and survival.
Mercury is in retrograde right now, so I’m betting you could use a whole lot of affirming news that doesn’t disorient you, make you lose your wallet, or tempt you to completely change your life. Here it is!
“We recognize that not even a Black President will pronounce our truths. We must continue the task of making America uncomfortable about institutional racism. Together, we will re-imagine what is possible and build a system that is designed for Blackness to thrive.”
“Last night President Obama addressed the nation on a number of pressing issues ranging from Instagram to middle-class economics to the fact that climate change exists.”
Alternative forms of protest are necessary to make activism accessible. Sometimes, they’re even more effective at creating change than a permitted march.
The youth work group LGBT Youth North West just received a grant to take over the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre in Manchester and determine the feasibility of opening a school specifically for LGBT students.
Just one month into the new year, lawmakers across the country are introducing bills to erode LGBT rights any way they can.
Statements and changes on a number of important fronts came from the Attorney General and from Rikers Island this week.
The Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of marriage equality rights sometime this summer.
Victims/survivors in general are expected to seek help from law enforcement to escape from abusive relationships, but the police are sometimes the most dangerous and threatening forces in the lives of marginalized folks, even those who have an abusive partner, friend, or relative. For that reason, community support is central to assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence.
This case has already been successful in winning a platform for trans voices to raise public awareness about the contradictions and dangers of the prison system.
We see violence not only in the crimson of blood spilled far too many times but also in the varying shades of brown on the skins of people of color. To be a person of color in the United States, and in the global narrative, is to be the shadow of violence.
People would look surprised and say, “But…you can’t be a girl. You’re a blacksmith!”
The bombing happened shortly before 11 a.m. with three employees in the building, back for their first day of regular work following the holidays. The building that houses the NAACP office is also home to an income tax center and Mr. G’s Hair Design Studio, a salon with predominantly Black customers.
In addition to fighting for reforms within the prison system, we can keep people out of prison in the first place.
“But unlike the missing 43 from Ayotzinapa, I was going home. And it’s what I store in my memory each time I read an article or update about the disappeared. I am home. They are not.”
From mounting revolutions to redefining realness, these are 25 women who made waves in the world this year.
After weeks of discussion on the subject, the agency has finally announced it will replace the current lifetime ban with a one-year restriction period for men who sleep with men.