Some Lincoln Project Founders Knew About Sexual Harassment Allegations as Early as March

The Lincoln Project—an organization that raised nearly $90 million for its stated mission of defeating Donald Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box in 2020—is facing a rapidly escalating controversy over allegations that one of its co-founders, John Weaver, sexually harassed more than a dozen young men, including some working for the project.

Some of the leaders of the embattled organization knew about sexual harassment allegations against co-founder John Weaver as early as March.

Keeping Score: Super Bowl Marked by Feminist Firsts; Stacey Abrams Up for Nobel Prize

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week in Keeping Score: Amanda Gorman, Sarah Thomas and Buccaneers coaches make Super Bowl history; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez opens up about sexual assault; Stacey Abrams nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize; Gov. Cuomo repeals “walking while trans” ban; secretary Pete Buttigieg is first openly gay man confirmed by the Senate; Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is first African and first woman director general of the WTO; and more!

Biden Is Returning the U.S. to an Era of LGBTQ Inclusion: “America’s Strength Is Found in Its Diversity”

In a landmark executive order applauded by LGBTQ advocates and organizations, President Joe Biden repealed the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military.

In his first 100 days, Biden is expected to take more actions towards reversing many of the Trump administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people, as well as expanding LGBTQ rights and protections.

What President Biden’s LGBTQ Executive Order Does and Doesn’t Do

As part of a slate of executive orders signed by President Biden on his first day in office, he issued an “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” It is now the policy of this administration that “[e]very person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love”—a salve after four years of relentless attacks by the Trump administration on LGBTQ people in all aspects of life.