At an otherwise mind-numbing conference, something incredible happens: A federal government employee responsible for billions of dollars in budget allocations talks openly about queer youth in our communities and he tells the truth. He talks about their struggles, their needs, and our inherent prejudices. And he insists we can do better.
Abortion stigma worldwide has remained largely undocumented and unaddressed for years. That is changing. A handful of women’s rights and research groups are embarking on what is conceivably the next frontier of global safe abortion efforts – tracking, documenting and studying abortion stigma around the world.
When talking about bringing the number of cervical cancer deaths to zero, it is crucial not to forget about LGBTQ people’s distinct experiences accessing health care.
Ruby’s case is one of many in the world that demand the quickest possible action to start a positive change in the sexual climate of the 21st Century.
Sex workers deserve the basic respect and protection from violence that each nation owes its citizens. But in many settings, police abuse of sex workers receives scant public attention despite its entrenched global reality.
A new project from GLSEN asks young people and adults to pledge to put an end to bullying. Over 96,000 people have taken the pledge, but we have to do so much more.
This year, the theme of World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.” In order to get to zero, we must be clear that now is not the time to cut back on essential services, even in the face of fiscal austerity.
Up until the latter half of the twentieth century, arguments against abortion focused primarily on enforcing traditional gender roles for women, not on “saving babies.” We need to reclaim the debate by focusing on women.
After sharing my personal experience with abortion on the MTV documentary “No Easy Decision” I began receiving emails, facebook messages and texts from women I barely knew. These discussions always start the same way, “Can I ask you a question?”
NY Times Magazine features yet another article questioning the morality of women who make their own decisions about their child-bearing.