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April 3, 2019

This article was first published on April 3, 2019 by ReWire.News.

The first-ever congressional hearing on the Equality Act was a testimony to the strength of evidence and public support for updating nondiscrimination laws to protect LGBTQ people, while Republicans trott...

April 3, 2019

This article, written by Rev. Elena Rose Vera and Heron Greenesmith, Esq., was first published on April 3, 2019 by The Advocate.

Yesterday, House Republicans called so-called “feminist” Julia Beck to testify as a witness against the Equality Act, which is historic legis...

March 8, 2019

This article first appeared on March 8, 2019 on Rewire.News.

Julia Beck has been granted a platform to give the right wing's anti-transgender activism the veneer of bipartisanship.  

A baffling sentence opened the Thursday testimony of Julia Beck, speaking at the U.S. Ho...

This article first appeared on February 20, 2019 on the Eyes Right Blog.

California-based epidemiologist Hacsi Horvath raised this alarm about protections based on gender identity at a panel titled “The Inequality of the Equality Act: Concerns From the Left”  at the Her...

February 15, 2019

This article first appeared in NewNowNext on February 15, 2019.

Instead of watching the 2019 State of the Union, I drove an hour and a half to work and back to get my laptop because I needed stay home unexpectedly to take care of my daughter. It was icy out and I drove...

January 11, 2019

This article original appeared on January 11, 2019 in ReWire.News.

In the 1970s, ultra-conservative, anti-abortion, anti-feminist crusader Phyllis Schlafly organized STOP ERA, the successful campaign to tank the Equal Rights Amendment. So devastating was the loss that t...

January 3, 2019

This article first appeared on January 3, 2019 on ReWire.News.

Content note: This article contains explicit sexual language.


Sex has as many definitions as there are people talking about it.

So I was curious which definition Paul Greenberg was using when he wrote for...

December 21, 2018

This article first appeared on December 21, 2018 on Rewire.News.

“[W]e are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed upon me,” said West Point High School French teacher Peter Vlaming at a public hearing in early December. In fact, Vlaming was at the hear...

This article first appeared on December 19th, 2018 in Political Research Associates.

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), founded in 2002 in opposition to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) support for adoption by LGBTQ couples, was cited in one of sev...

This article first appeared on November 6, 2018, in Political Research Associates.

On November 6, Massachusetts voters will decide several ballot measures, including Question 3, which asks voters to overturn public accommodations protections in the Bay State based on ge...

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