On the eve of wealthy cis white men who made their money through slavery declaring independence for stolen land, this week’s Extra! Extra! takes a look at the state of democracy in the US and abroad. The news this week serves as a reminder of the ways that equality, freedom and the most basic of human rights remain out of reach for far too many people.
In one of the most major trans civil rights legal cases of our time and a huge milestone for legal precedent when it comes to LGBT employees generally, the Supreme Court has ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace, does apply to sexual orientation and trans status.
This week’s Extra! Extra! brings a mix of hopeful and sobering news about trans rights, the criminal justice system, violence against women and the climate catastrophes in the Bay of Bengal and in Michigan. Also, Natalie updates us on the latest Veepstakes 2020 news.
It’s not just her death that is a tragedy; it’s that she had been waiting for justice that trans people almost never receive.
Cecilia Chung described three ways: hilarious, survivor, and one of the mothers of the modern trans movement.
Today the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 apply to trans, queer and gender nonconforming people, and their decision on it will impact us all.
Trans Day of Action took place on Friday in New York, inviting trans, gender non-conforming people and allies to mobilize and demand “access to both public and private spaces without fear of harassment or brutality.” It was hosted by the Audre Lorde Project and set off from from the Christopher Street Bridge, a historic safe haven for marginalized members of the LGBT community.
“I didn’t want any other student to have to suffer the same experience that I had to go through.”
When I look at this list, I’m fortified knowing that increasingly we are not being asked to choose between our blackness and our queerness as the movement moves forward. We are no longer being asked to do the work, but keep our faces in the shadows.
Climate change is a workplace hazard, female action heroes, disabled LGBTQ clubbers feel left out, Bulleit has more to say, on being matronly, out-of-body experiences, and so much more!
A recent spike in violence against trans women in Malaysia has left activists and the trans community fearful, but also determined in their calls for the Malaysian Government and society to be held accountable.
Istanbul’s Pride parade ended in a violent fury, never forget ‘Teeth’, Gabrielle Bellot, Lea Delaria, good ol’ gerrymandering, this one article I love, learning to skateboard, and so much more!
Today, the Supreme Court announced it would be vacating the lower court’s ruling, meaning it decided not to hear Gavin Grimm’s case after all and to instead send it back to the lower court. The immediate effects of this decision are that almost everyone is left with questions.
Here’s the latest updates in the struggle against HB2, an analysis of what a Trump administration means for Trans rights, and advice on what the rest of the country needs to learn from the fight in North Carolina.
Chelsea Manning is set to be freed in May 2017 instead of finishing her 35-year sentence, which would have ended in 2045.
The Trans Relief Project is an organization working to help as many trans and gender nonconforming people as possible get updated U.S. identification – passports specifically – before the regulations surrounding those rules potentially change.
Malaysia’s High Court allowed a trans man to update his Identity Card to reflect his current name and gender identity. This possibly paradigm-changing ruling on IC changes opens the door for reviews of other anti-LGBTQ laws.
Babeland workers successfully organized and won the fight to unionize at their NYC locations. Nothing is hotter than getting your toys from a sex positive store that’s also union-strong!
“These lawmakers don’t say that they’re trying to address a problem that actually exists, but instead are supporting the bill in order to fight off transgender boogeymen that live only in their heads.”
If you’re looking for a quick recap of some of Autostraddle’s trans coverage from the past year, look no further.