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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...

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...

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.

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...

October 28, 2018

This article originally appeared in on October 25th in Religion Dispatches.

As the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services faces harsh criticism for its proposed policy to redefine “sex,” another memo sits on the desk of HHS Secretary Alex Azar, one that would all...

September 26, 2018

This article originally appeared on September 24, 2018 in ReWire.News.

Gender ideology” took center stage at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, D.C. And side stage. And student mixer. In each instance, it was used as a handy catchall: Objecting to “...

July 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on July 16th, 2018 in Rewire.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to add an amendment to an appropriations bill that included a provision permitting licensed child-welfare agencies to discriminate on the basis of...

May 11, 2018

This article originally appeared on May 11, 2018 in ReWire.News.

In 2015, the University of Arizona interviewed LGBT students across three states asking them about their experiences with over-discipline and school pushout. In response, one student said, “The teachers …...

April 25, 2018

This article originally appeared on April 25, 2018 in ReWire.News.

In early April, the LGBTQ publication Queerty ran a piece called “Why does bisexuality still make us so uncomfortable?” in which the author, Jeremy Helligar, describes the moment that a date told him he...

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