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.
So….how long till Disney makes a kids’ movie with THIS theme song? These are definitely princesses with the potential to create a new generation of equality-minded women and men.
A situation in June in which a woman sent unsolicited penis pictures she had received to the sender’s mother, and an ongoing debate in Britain about what, if any, depictions of sex should be banned have raised interesting questions about the limits of privacy and consent.
Aggressive attempts to restrict women’s health-care options, which range from shutting down abortion clinics to coercing women inmates to become sterilized, reveal the long, seemingly unattainable arc toward reproductive justice for women of color.
You think raising toddlers as a single mom is difficult? Try doing it without a home.
LGBTQ rights are not the single civil rights issue of our time. To think otherwise, as all too many do, is the same sort of misrecognition that shaped the Supreme Court’s VRA ruling: the notion that the work of the civil rights movement is done, and it’s time for LGBTQ people to take up their mantle.