With just a few days into the new year, lawmakers in Alabama, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Washington have introduced new bathroom bills they’re calling “privacy acts” and ensuring we have a long year of battles ahead of us.
North Carolina Republican lawmakers didn’t honor their word when they said they would repeal HB2 in full. Instead they delivered a half-assed deal that kinda repeals HB2 with a major stipulation.
In an apparent deal, the Charlotte city council voted to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in exchange for the Republican-led General Assembly’s promise to end HB2.
In a last ditch effort to maintain Republican power in North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill today that would limit the power of incoming Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, who unseated McCrory in a contested November election.
Ohio passed laws that bans abortion as early as 6 weeks after a heartbeat is detected and bans abortion after 20 weeks. Texas is making healthcare facilities bury or cremate fetal remains, which will probably increase abortion costs in the state.
Shanique Sanders, a 23-year-old black lesbian, is the latest QTPOC victim of gun violence in Pittsburgh.
Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein isn’t interested in helping Hillary Clinton, but wants fair elections — and a recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
More than twenty years since they were convicted of a horrific crime, a Texas criminal appeals court declared four Latina lesbians innocent and exonerated. The San Antonio Four’s exoneration serves as a ray of hope in these dark times and reminds us to continue to fight like hell for justice.
A new study shows women who seek an abortion are pretty certain they want to go through with it, Michelle Obama’s latest speech is fantastic, women protest outside Trump Tower, the ACLU finds social media companies are selling user data to a company used by cops and more news.
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From queer activists friends on the ground in Charlotte reporting on Facebook, I’m hearing stories that the police are using tear gas, shooting protestors with rubber bullets, and the media has confirmed that police officers have shot a protestor in the head who is in critical condition.
As of Friday AfterEllen will be in the hands of a straight cis man instead of lesbian & bisexual women, meet the sexiest queerest H&M ad of all time, The Guardian thinks queers are the coolest, Jill Soloway talks Transparent Season Three and regrets over casting a cis man, a lot of Hari Nef in general and more crucial pop culture stories for your day!
A federal judge ruled last Wednesday that Wisconsin officials discriminated against a married lesbian couple for not allowing the non-biological mother’s name on their child’s birth certificate.
A trans man from Mexico filed a lawsuit against an Indiana law that prevents noncitizens from legally changing their name, an El Paso man was arrested for the murder of trans woman Erykah Tijerina, a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by Ohio police, Sandra Bland’s mother receives a million dollar settlement and more news.
Incarcerated people across the nation are striking today to disrupt the profitability of the prison-industrial complex, California might end their statue of limitations on sexual assault, Airbnb announced new policies to address racial discrimination, and more news
Protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline have been happening since April but in the last few weeks tensions have escalated with lawsuits still hanging in the balance.
Clinton’s new plan calls for prioritizing mental health care and putting it on par with physical health care when it comes to access or quality of treatment. For LGBT people, who are more likely to suffer from mental illness compared to straight people, this is a really hopeful announcement.
A French court says bye bye to burkini bans, Purvi Patel could be released as early as next month, two Orlando hospitals will cover medical bills of Pulse shooting victims and their families, a federal judge ok’s a trans employee’s firing and more news.
A federal court said it will make its decision next month on whether to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that has sparked protests led by Native American tribes.
Who the closing of private prisons will help (and who it won’t); changes in Donald Trump’s campaign, the Dakota Access Pipeline and more.