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Illinois School District Claims ‘Privacy’ in Transgender Discrimination Case

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student's use of the locker room.

An Illinois school district is standing its ground against the Office of Civil Rights in a case about a transgender student’s use of the locker room.

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Parental Leave: Take It, Don’t Leave It

It’s time to take bold action to stop putting family health at risk—corporations and municipalities, states, and the federal government should mandate parental leave for both parents for births and adoptions.

It’s time to take bold action to stop putting family health at risk—corporations and municipalities, states, and the federal government should mandate parental leave for both parents for births and adoptions.

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How New York City’s Treatment of Sex Workers Continues to Harm Us

Advocates from the Red Umbrella Project rally in New York City against the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts.

In fall of 2013, the State of New York established the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts to change the way courts handled those arrested for prostitution. But I know firsthand that using this model can still cause violence to sex workers, because we don’t need treatment.

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Advocates: Domestic Violence Survivors Face Housing Instability Under Arizona Housing Ordinance

A lawsuit filed in federal court targets an ordinance that advocates claim leaves survivors of intimate partner violence forced to chose between calling the police for help or facing eviction.

A lawsuit filed in federal court targets an ordinance that advocates claim leaves survivors of intimate partner violence forced to chose between calling the police for help or facing eviction.

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Illinois Latest State to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors

Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Illinois joins three other states in banning the practice of trying to change LGBTQ youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Patrick Kane and the Culture of Disbelief About Rape

Right now I have to consider that this season I may be a rape survivor cheering for a team led by an accused rapist.

Right now I have to consider that this season I may be a rape survivor cheering for a team led by an accused rapist.

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Chicago to Cover Transition-Related Care for City Employees

Starting this fall, transgender people who work for the City of Chicago can start getting medical insurance coverage for gender alignment surgery, under a change in policy announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday.

Starting this fall, transgender people who work for the City of Chicago can start getting medical insurance coverage for gender alignment surgery, under a change in policy announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday.

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Wheaton College Sacrifices Student Well-Being to Make Ideological Point

Without access to necessary medical care, several students will be left high and dry in the coming school year—particularly any who may become victims of sexual assault.

Without access to necessary medical care, several students will be left high and dry in the coming school year—particularly any who may become victims of sexual assault.

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HPV Vaccine Rates Up, Still Lag Behind Other Vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last week showing that the overall rates of HPV vaccine increased only slightly between 2013 and 2014 but some communities of color made large strides in vaccinating their young people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data last week showing that the overall rates of HPV vaccine increased only slightly between 2013 and 2014 but some communities of color made large strides in vaccinating their young people.

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Sandra Bland in Her Own Words

In the media, Sandra Bland’s views and political beliefs have been overshadowed by the one police encounter that ended in her death, and by her alleged suicide. We have not been given a rounded view of who she really was, which can be found, among other places, in the 29 #SandySpeaks videos she left behind.

In the media, Sandra Bland’s views and political beliefs have been overshadowed by the one police encounter that ended in her death, and by her alleged suicide. We have not been given a rounded view of who she really was, which can be found, among other places, in the 29 #SandySpeaks videos she left behind.

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