Just halfway through the year, 2021 is already the worst year in history when it comes to legislative attacks on trans rights. But advocates aren’t giving up hope.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will avoid the arrest or detainment of individuals who are pregnant, postpartum or nursing, according to new guidance released on July 1.
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This week: abortion restrictions skyrocket in 2021; Olympic policies disproportionately target Black women; Supreme Court rules in favor of free speech and gender expression; state legislatures endanger voting rights; and more.
This week in Keeping Score: activists and DOJ defend trans rights; Senate recognizes Juneteenth as federal holiday; New York will offer gender-neutral IDs; Biden judicial nominees include a record number of women; and more.
Lavender Book aims to help Black queer travelers find safe and welcoming spaces.
“My hope is that people all over the country, no matter if it’s an urban, suburban or rural community, can find places that feel like home,” said Victoria Smith, deputy director of the National Black Justice Coalition.
Coming out as my authentic self while in a violent maximum security prison for men was my only option.
I witnessed the worst misogynistic actions and attitudes of my fellow prisoners, but none of that mattered, because Patricia had to be set free to experience true freedom for the first time in her life.
State legislators’ efforts to exclude transgender athletes AND the NCAA’s recent blunders regarding women’s workout facilities both indicate a failure to understand the insidiousness of our reductive and stereotypical beliefs about women and gender.
Millions of people now recognize March 31 as a day to celebrate transgender people worldwide.
“I wanted a day that we can celebrate the living, and I wanted a day that all over the world we could be all together,” said Rachel Crandall-Crocker, the creator of International Transgender Day of Visibility.
The threat to women in sports is not transgender athletes. It is misogyny, and an attendant unwillingness to cede that women not only deserve equal opportunities to compete, but that their athletic efforts are worthy of our collective attention.
The National Black Justice Coalition and Cartoon Network partnered to release a comic strip about pronouns and respect.
“I wish I had seen this sort of thing as a kid. I definitely would have come out sooner than I did. I’m glad that this generation of kids are learning these things.”