“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
ENDA may have died in committee last week, but a bigger, better bill might take its place soon.
The FDA is the one politicizing the issue, not the blood organizations and medical associations that support lifting the lifetime ban.
Michigan picks up where Arizona left off and tries to “restore” the right to discriminate based on religious beliefs. Worse yet, the bill has better traction that a bill to protect LGBT residents.
Let’s talk about the ways women, communities and even institutions are responding to the situation in ways that can bring us hope.
A 9,000 word Rolling Stone piece about rape culture at the University of Virginia is falling apart at the binding as details of its central narrative, the story of a vicious gang rape at a fraternity party, come under scrutiny.
A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, a white police officer who choked Eric Garner to death during the summer.
A change to FDA policy matters not just because it is based on sound science and will potentially increase blood donations — it would be a powerful and tangible step away from a culture that criminalized homosexuality and AIDS for decades.
When a grand jury failed to indict Michael Brown’s killer, protests broke out across the globe. Members of the Speakeasy, with heavy hearts and revolutionary intentions, were on the front lines.
What do you do when you’ve done everything “right” and you are still mistreated? You take it to the streets. You take your rage and pain and power you make people listen. You burn and you scream and you keep screaming until someone else shows up and offers you a hand.
Both rulings have been stayed, but marriage equality in the South seems kind of inevitable now.
Tonight, the announcement came that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for his shooting of Michael Brown.
Is the President’s plan enough? As long as there are people whose lives and families are in the US remain vulnerable to deportation, is not enough, but it is something, and it is the result of the hard work of thousands of activists who have put everything on the line to make their presence known as undocumented and immigrant Americans who deserve rights and dignity.
While the indictment of Wilson is a powder keg issue that could incite riots, it’s not the only end goal of these massive protests. With that said, one way to ensure that the protests will remain peaceful is to put away the military-grade weaponry and indict Darren Wilson: “No Justice, No Peace.”
Republicans are trying to exclude trans protections in a civil rights amendment, while a federal judge has struck down a state law banning domestic partner benefits.
“The other thing I want to tell you about brothers is that we will lead you to believe that you’re the best thing since sliced bread. But we’re slicing your bread and somebody else’s bread, too… if you allow us to do that.”
This Veteran’s Day, let’s give back to the queer service men and women who have put their lives on the line to protect us.
When we discuss this man’s history here in Japan, it becomes difficult to overstate what a truly disgusting individual Julien Blanc is.
A federal appeals court ruled today that the bans on same-sex marriage in four states are constitutional. Today’s decision means SCOTUS will have to make a decision on marriage equality.
The battle over abortion rights may have ceded its national stage, but it has not stopped raging on.