National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health leaders were arrested on Thursday, September 12, for acts of civil disobedience for immigration reform.
On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded “salud, dignidad, y justicia”—health, dignity, and justice—for immigrant women.
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
Chelsea Manning’s now public transition highlights the needs of a vulnerable population.
Extremist politicians sank to new lows this year in their relentless efforts to deny women their reproductive rights. Here’s a video from Draw the Line encouraging us all to tell Congress to protect women’s reproductive rights.
Martin L. King III, Christine King Farris, and Rev. Dr. Bernice King delivered remarks at the March on Washington 50th anniversary. [via Politico]
This is real footage of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. The 50th anniversary of the march will be commemorated on Saturday, August 24. [via WikiMedia Commons]
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that will protect the rights of transgender students, a move many LGBTQ activists hope will spur the passage of similar legislation in other states across the nation.
Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner joins Melissa Harris-Perry about women’s privacy rights and what she’s seeing in her home state of Ohio. “It’s women today, what other groups could it be tomorrow?” asks Turner. [via Melissa Harris-Perry]
This summer, the effort to pass the Women’s Equality Act in New York and the Supreme Court’s decision involving the anti-prostitution pledge that applied to global funding to fight HIV and AIDS had implications for sex workers’ rights.