Protesters in Minneapolis demand to see video evidence of how Jamar Clark died, Jackie Biskupski is the first openly gay Salt Lake City mayor, student action at Yale and other universities and more.
Here’s a link roundup of things you should read about the Paris and Beirut terror attacks and the aftermath, and a short news fix with LGBT news and racial justice news.
A rundown of everything that happened at the University of Missouri and the #ConcernedStudent1950 movement, the Mississippi Supreme Court issues its first gay divorce, the Nebraska Health and Human Services will list the names of same-sex spouses on birth certificates and more news!
Texas health investigators raided Planned Parenthoods across the state and obtained patient record information, a school district outside Chicago could lose up to $6 million in federal funding for not allowing a teen trans girl to use the correct locker room, Hillary Clinton will stop accepting money from private prison companies and more news stories.
Corey Jones, a 31-year-old black man, was killed by a police officer after his car broke down after 3 a.m., five black churches have been set on fire in the St. Louis area, a Texas judge ruled health officials can still deny birth certificates to children of undocumented immigrants, opponents of Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance debut a terrible ad aimed against trans women, and more news stories.
An arrest in the murder of Kiesha Jenkins, Planned Parenthood announces they’ll no longer accept payments for their fetal tissue donation program, investigators say killing of Tamir Rice was “reasonable,” Bernie Sanders updates views on gun violence and more news stories.
Updates on what we currently know about Sandra Bland’s arrest and death, the US’s most extreme abortion ban struck down, Republicans’ new effort to protect “religious freedom,” and more!
A NYPD officer is being investigated for assaulting a black queer woman, Black Lives Matter protestors take over the Netroots Nation conference, Rachel Dolezal still stands by her views of herself and more news stories!
The Pentagon plans to lift their ban on trans people serving in the military, Reddit CEO Ellen Pao resigns, the FBI reports Dylann Roof was able to buy a gun because of a background check flaw and more news stories.
“When White America responds to an act of terror on the Black community by withholding the kind of support it has consistently shown itself, is that not racism exactly?”
The Supreme Court will rehear cases on strict abortion laws in Texas and affirmative action, the KKK will hold a rally on the South Carolina statehouse grounds, Bree Newsome is awesome and more news stories.
Jennicet Gutiérrez of FAMILIA TQLM ejected from a White House reception for speaking out about LGBT detainees, Mo’ne Davis is drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters, a new report from the ACLU about the wealth gap between black and white Americans, court cases regarding witches, and more!
A LGBT Latino mural was vandalized multiple times last week, Google will remove revenge porn from their search results, a Florida officer is suspended after forcing a teenage girl to strip and more news stories.
“Now more than ever, I think it’s important to say alabanza to those who were slain, to lift their names up in prayer and to remind those of us still living that Black lives do matter — they’ve always mattered and will always matter.”
A third-grade teacher who has to resign after reading a book to his class that was deemed too gay, Kenlissia Jones’ murder charges for taking abortion medication are dropped, a woman will be on the face of the $10 bill, and more.
So your white gf used a grossly inaccurate stereotype about your entire ethnicity/race to make a point? COOL. Let’s talk about it.
An explainer on McKinney and Eric Casebolt, the police officer who killed Walter Scott was indicted, an airline is giving you flight discounts to Pride event destinations and school administrators told students to remove their “Gay Ok” t-shirts and more news stories!
This is not a how-to guide; there’s no right way to navigate these situations. Let’s share instances of microaggressions and some ways to deal in the hopes we’ll all be able to make it out alive, looking sexy and loving our hardest.
This wasn’t just an attack on a Facebook invite. For many, this was an attack similar to those they experience in the real world navigating as Black Lesbians and in a space they felt safe in. So what exactly happened?
The way the media reported on the deadly Waco shootout, a trans woman was stabbed in Philly, there’s new restrictions on military style equipment for the local police and more news stories!