LGBTQ rights

sex work

This Is How Sex Workers Will Change the Law

Sex workers met with lawmakers in Albany on Tuesday to push for legislation that could pave the way to the full decriminalization of sex work.
Marie Solis
5.8.19
sex work

New York Lawmakers Join Activists in Fight to Decriminalize Sex Work

Decrim NY is a new coalition of sex workers, state lawmakers, and advocacy groups who want to make New York the first state to decriminalize sex work.
Marie Solis
2.25.19
Censorship

Canadian Internet Filtering Company Says It's Stopped 'Alternative Lifestyles' Censorship

The UAE was found to be blocking LGBTQ content using a pre-set category in Netsweeper's software. Amid pressure from rights groups, the company says it's disabled that category.
Jordan Pearson
1.21.19
Transgender rights

Advocates Have a Plan to Defeat Trump's Attack on Trans Protections

Activists and legal experts say they know what it takes to shut down the Trump administration's attack on transgender civil rights.
Marie Solis
10.23.18
LGBTQ rights

New York City Adds Gender-Neutral Option X to Birth Certificates

The new law, titled Intro 954, makes it easier for transgender and non-binary people to change their legal gender.
Leila Ettachfini
10.17.18
transgender health care

Trans Woman Says CVS Refused to Fill Her Hormone Prescription

Hilde Hall tells the ACLU she left an Arizona CVS near tears after the pharmacist on duty "humiliated" her.
Marie Solis
7.19.18
supreme court

How Justice Kennedy's Retirement Could Spell Doom for Abortion and Gay Rights

President Donald Trump could appoint a conservative Supreme Court Justice keen on overturning landmark rulings.
Marie Solis
6.27.18
trans healthcare

The True Cost of Transitioning Without Health Insurance

If the Trump administration rolls back a law that required insurance providers to cover trans healthcare, many transgender patients will be forced to choose between bankruptcy and necessary medical care related to transitioning.
Linda Yang
4.23.18
Voices

Pride Fund to End Gun Violence Rallies the LGBTQ Community Behind Gun Control Reform

Iraq war veteran and DC political consultant Jason Lindsay's organization is determined to take on the NRA by lobbying to help gay people and their allies elect candidates who will act on new gun policy.
Alice Rowsome
4.9.18
Rise Up

Gays Against Guns Links the Fight for Gun Control With LGBTQ Activism

After the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in 2016, the LGBTQ community has become a leading voice in the fight for gun control
Alice Rowsome
3.28.18
Rise Up

It's Legal to Force Kids Into Gay Conversion Therapy in Most States

Is your state on the list?
Madeline Moitozo
3.8.18
Voices

This Pop-Up Barbershop Gives Underserved and Minority Groups Free Haircuts

California-based barber and activist Jaz Limos's non-profit, Saints of Steel, provides marginalized communities with a simple service to get them back on their feet.
Eric Kingrea
2.23.18
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