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Roe v. Wade turns 40 amid waning abortion access

Roe v. Wade turns 40 amid waning abortion access

After years of litigation in the Roe v. Wade case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Roe, legalizing abortion 40 years ago today. The court extended the right to privacy clause in the 14th Amendment to a person’s choice to have an abortion; however, that right must be balanced with the state’s interest to protect … Continue reading

Chicago’s first transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex pride

Chicago’s first transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex pride

Hundreds of people celebrated Transgender Pride in Union Park July 29, for the first Chicago Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex Freedom (TGIF) Rally and Picnic. Trans Pride, themed “enterprising from the margins,” focused on transgender people of color and honored the community members lost this year, including Paige Clay. Attendees also wrote down names of transgender people … Continue reading

Updates on the CeCe McDonald case

Updates on the CeCe McDonald case

There has been no public outcry by HRC. (Seriously, how can an organization bill itself as the Human Rights Campaign and not address McDonald’s case at all?) The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force signed on to a list of 35 organizations supporting McDonald, but I can only find their support listed on other websites with nothing directly from the Task Force. And it’s because McDonald’s case and so many others involve gender-variant people of color and the white gay establishment can’t be bothered to care. These cases may somehow tarnish the whitewashed, assimiliationist gay crusade for equality, especially marriage equality, and they just can’t have that. Continue reading

House nixes LGBT protections from Violence Against Women Act, Obama threatens veto

House nixes LGBT protections from Violence Against Women Act, Obama threatens veto

The U.S. House of Representatives passed 222-205 a version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that cut protections and programs for same-sex couples, indigenous tribes and undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Senate previously approved those protections in April. The following provisions were cut from the Republican-controlled House version of the bill, all of which were originally … Continue reading