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Kentucky Judge Upholds Louisville Minimum Wage Increase

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

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YouTube Celebrates Marriage Equality and LGBT Pride Month

In celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision that all couples have the right to marry and at the culmination of National LGBT Pride Month, Youtube highlights the many videos uploaded by the LGBT community and allies that have shown support for LGBT rights.

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Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

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Gay Republicans Met With Hostility at GOP Convention

In registration packets for the Western Conservative Summit, which attracted GOP presidential contenders to Denver over the weekend, conference goers received a booklet titled, “Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality.”

In registration packets for the Western Conservative Summit, which attracted GOP presidential contenders to Denver over the weekend, conference goers received a booklet titled, “Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality.”

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#TitleIXAt43: How We Talk About the Landmark Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Title IX changed the course of history for many individuals when it comes to athletics and being able to partake in programs that discriminate against individuals based on sex. But when we talk about the landmark legislation, people still don't seem to understand what it truly means—and doesn't mean.

Title IX changed the course of history for many individuals when it comes to athletics and being able to partake in programs that discriminate against individuals based on sex. But when we talk about the landmark legislation, people still don’t seem to understand what it truly means—and doesn’t mean.

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Alok Vaid-Menon on Allowing People to Self-Narrate Their Bodies

In this StyleLikeU video, Alok Vaid-Menon describes the ways gender is not about body parts. “The world I’m fighting for is where we stop making assumptions around everything [and] where we allow people to self-narrate their bodies,” says Vaid-Menon, an Indian-American poet. “I think that’s a profoundly radical act, because we exist in a western colonial system that’s invested in categorizing every single thing about you and creating norms about every single thing, rather than actually recognizing none of us fit into norms.” [via StyleLikeU]

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Corporations May Prove To Be Unlikely Allies in the Fight for Wage Increases

Chipotle may not be the ultimate tipping point, but we could may be inching closer to a moment at which the government will be compelled to act, mandating a higher minimum wage, paid sick leave, and other benefits for workers in the United States.

Chipotle may not be the ultimate tipping point, but we could may be inching closer to a moment at which the government will be compelled to act, mandating a higher minimum wage, paid sick leave, and other benefits for workers in the United States.

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Unsayable? To the Contrary, Negative Stereotypes of Trans Women Are Heard Far Too Often

In truth, because trans people are often forced to remain silent out of fear, any attempt to stand up for ourselves and counter conventional wisdom is seen by some members of the public as the so-called mob descending.

In truth, because trans people are often forced to remain silent out of fear, any attempt to stand up for ourselves and counter conventional wisdom is seen by some members of the public as the so-called mob descending.

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Malala Yousafzai on Using Her Voice to Speak Out for Uneducated Girls

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai joins Daily Show host John Stewart to talk about her upcoming film, He Named Me Malala, and her education advocacy on behalf of young girls. Watch Part 2 of their interview here.

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Despite Greater Visibility of Trans People, Advocates Are Still Fighting for Their Rights

Even with the increasing presence of trans people in mainstream media, the fight for trans lives is showing no signs of abating. As Jennifer Finney Boylan, who teaches at Barnard College, explains to the New York Times’ Retro Report: “We don’t want anything other than our humanity.”

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