“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
I’m sorry we didn’t hang out on Monkey Day!
Making donations in people’s names can connect your family or other important people in your life with issues that you care about.
If anything good is going to come out of this jury duty business, maybe it’s that I’m about to kick my ass into gear.
“The site will be a source for news from all Network members on the front lines of the struggle to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth!”
These cases could create radical shifts for the experience of incarcerated LGBT people and they raise important questions about what a justice system better equipped to incarcerate LGBT people might mean for our communities.
“[ICE] should not be detaining transgender women, period.”
“America’s Broken Prison System is brought to you by decades of neglect, a lack of political courage, and a generous donation of the geo group, as well as viewers like you.”
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families moved Jane Doe to the boys’ facility with little explanation and no advance notice to her legal team.
“Real human change requires space to be honest with yourself, honest with others; a space that doesn’t exist when you’re trapped by necessity behind a fortress of self-protection. As the inmate Poussey in Orange replies when a correctional officer pressures her to speak openly during a group therapy session: “Does it ever occur to you that actually feeling our feelings might make it impossible to survive in here?”
On the 45th anniversary of Stonewall and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, it is worth interrogating how we learn and know our histories — and the conditions that contribute to our learning environment.
Here’s the news we missed while I was freaking out about a potential technological disaster.
The issue of immigrant children being detained in immigrant detention centers is not exactly a new story. But this past week, an influx of children from Central America who were detained while trying to cross into the U.S. has drawn new attention to the extreme and inhuman treatment undocumented immigrants face from U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Lego is building female scientists, tension at the Supreme Court is building up, and organizers are working to build a more equal future.
McMillan is one among many who have been punished for attempting to defend themselves against violence.
Manning is in a tight spot. Not only does she have to deal with the military’s transphobia and transmisogyny, but she also has to deal with the same thing coming from prison industrial complex in which she is imprisoned.
Despite being only 16 years old and charged with no crime, a young transgender girl is being shuffled around in a Connecticut adult prison.
Three important media campaigns, two exciting films, one heartbreaking report on the status of female prisoners, and much more.
The state should be a rational actor, not a vengeful creature. Nothing about the current system — its high cost, its failure as a deterrent, its racist application — stands up to rational argument.
Prisons in both Turkey and the United States separate LGBT individuals from the general population, but this form of segregation hardly solves the issue of violence in prison facilities. In fact, it may further endanger LGBT prisoners.