The Human Cost of LGBTQ Book Bans
Banning kids from learning about themselves and each other isn’t just ineffective — it’s cruel.
January 6 Showed Why D.C. Deserves Statehood
When I think of January 6, I remember the overwhelming helplessness — a familiar feeling to residents of the Capitol.
I Want Civil Rights. They Want to Talk About Sports.
Republicans are leveraging public ignorance about trans people to deny Queer Americans basic civil rights.
Let ‘Gender Reveal’ Parties Burn
Even their creator says enough is enough. Let children discover themselves on their own terms.
Coronavirus Just the Latest Example of Service Workers’ Need for Paid Sick Leave
Workers are being forced to work long hours at demanding jobs while profoundly ill. They deserve federally mandated, paid sick leave.
The Supreme Court Needs to Protect Trans People from Discrimination
“I wasn’t hired because I am trans. And in more than half the country—twenty-nine states, in fact —that’s perfectly legal.”
The State Doesn’t Need to Know My Gender
If we want a real solution that makes everyone safer, let’s cut the paperwork and just get rid of the gender marker on ID’s and Drivers Licenses.
Being Trans in America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.
A new federal order wouldn’t just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether.
Why We Still Need Pride Parades
Pride parades are safe spaces in a country where LGBTQ people can be harassed, fired, and denied housing or even medical care.
Enrique Pena Nieto and Mexico’s Drug War Opening
There are good reasons to be cynical about the return of the PRI in Mexico. Even so, when it comes to human rights in Mexico, there’s plenty of room for improvement.
Democratic Speed Bumps in Latin America
Attitudes toward democracy are on the decline in Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy isn’t helping.
What the Election of Otto Perez Means for Guatemala
On November 6, Otto Perez-Molina was voted Guatemala’s next president. Perez has been accused of genocide and serious human rights violations on numerous occasions.