In the absence of a new coronavirus relief bill from Congress, President Trump signed new executive orders. On their face, the orders seem promising—enhanced unemployment benefits, a payroll tax deferral, housing benefits and a pause on student loans. However, a deeper dive shows the orders are in no way enough to provide substantive relief to Americans during this economic crisis.
Girl Scouts of the USA is working to equip the next generation of women with the tools they need to become strong leaders, through new civic engagement badges designed to help girls make a difference in their community.
On June 16, pioneering feminist attorney Nadine Taub passed away at the age of 77. Taub played a pivotal—though largely unrecognized— role in the development of sexual harassment law in the United States.
A new study found that mothers in heterosexual relationships have been forced to scale back their working hours four to five times more than fathers have—by about two hours per week.
There is still much work to be done to ensure that LGBTQ Americans can live safe, happy lives and receive equal protection in all areas of life. As the 2020 election draws nearer, now is the time to pay attention to the precarious position that our rights are in. Here’s what’s at stake for the LGBTQ community in 2020.
In a 7-2 decision issued on Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld Trump administration rules allowing employers to opt out of providing birth control if they have religious objections. Feminists are reeling from the devastating ruling that prioritizes employers’ religious beliefs over women’s rights to bodily autonomy and full control over their reproductive lives.
“Queen of the Capital,” a new documentary from director Josh Davidsburg, reveals a colorful queer community in the heart of the nation’s capital. The documentary follows drag queen Muffy Blake Stephyns on her quest to be crowned Empress of the Imperial Court of Washington, D.C.
From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, Pride month has long been a time for celebration, activism, and progress in the LGBTQ community. Here are eight monumental events in LGBTQ history that took place during Pride month and brought us to where we are now.
As Pride Month begins amidst nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, it’s easy to feel as if nothing we do will result in systemic change. But these LGBTQ activists prove that local activism can create lasting change.
Friday morning, D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser had “Black Lives Matter” painted on 16th Street—which leads directly to the White House.