The Supreme Court will soon decide whether it’s legal for an employer to fire a gay man because the employer disapproves of his sexual orientation, or to refuse to hire a trans woman because the employer is uncomfortable with her gender identity.
Today the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases that will decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects lesbians, gay men and trans people from workplace discrimination.
In some ways, publishing a paper wall calendar and a blank book journal feels anachronistic in our digital world. At the same time, these new print documents connect me to a long lesbian history and herstory.
“I draw strength from the other lesbians and WLW enbies published in Sinister Wisdom, and I am honored to be part of the conversations happening in the 2020 calendar.”
“The fear for us is not new. We have always been scared.”
Section 1557, or the “Final Rule” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as the Title IX of the landmark law, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age and disability in health programs receiving federal financial assistance—and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is intent on dismantling it. […]
The title is perhaps melodramatic—but publishing a quarterly periodical means that occasionally there is scrambling to pull together an issue. This is particularly true when the journal, like Sinister Wisdom, is an all-volunteer enterprise.
San Francisco marked the end of June with the city’s 49th annual Pride Festival and Parade—including a weekend of events celebrating “Generations of Resistance.” As the streets closed down and tents went up around City Hall and the Civic Center Plaza, crowds of festival-goers and marchers adorned in bright, extravagant outfits gathered around six stages […]
Social media stars and LGBTQ organizations alike rang in Stonewall’s anniversary with a stream of pride-filled posts.
Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots began the modern LGBTQ+ movement, young people like Lillian Lennon and Raquel Willis are forming a new front line in the fight for trans equality—and giving young trans people hope for the future.