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BY staff | Tallahassee, FL | 4/30/15
On April 28, the Florida House of Representatives adjourned the legislative session for this year. This marks an end to the hearings on House Bill 583, more commonly known as the ‘Bathroom Bill.’ This bill gained notoriety over the past few months for its attempt to criminalize transgender people. It would make using the bathroom that does not correspond to the sex one was assigned at birth a second-degree misdemeanor. Transgender people would face up to a year in prison and a fine of $1000 simply for using the bathroom.
BY C. R. Manor | Salt Lake City, UT | 3/30/15
The detainment of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco is sparking protests across the country with Utah joining the fight. Nicoll Hernández-Polanco is a Guatemalan transwoman seeking asylum. However, she is currently being held in the Florence Service Processing Detention in Arizona. Hernandez-Polanco remains incarcerated in the men’s side of the detention center where she faces sexual harassment and assault.
BY Regina Joseph | Tallahassee, FL | 3/09/15
On March 3, over 20 students gathered to speak out against the proposed Florida House Bill 583. Authored by Representative Frank Artiles from Miami, HB 583 proposes to force Transgender folk to use the bathrooms, locker rooms and fitting rooms that match their sex designated by the government. This bill seeks to charge Transgender people who use facilities that match their gender with first-degree misdemeanor charges, punishable by up to $1000 and one year in jail.
BY Shivaani Ehsaan | Tallahasse, FL | 1/14/15
On Jan. 8, over 40 Florida State students and Tallahassee community members gathered to remember transgender people who were murdered or pushed to suicide.
BY Ian Decker | Holladay, UT | 2/25/14
Students at Olympus High School, in suburban Salt Lake City, are demanding the school administration officially establish a Gay-Straight Alliance to provide a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. To advance the struggle for gender and sexual equality, they formed the Students Cooperation Network, or SCN.
BY Matt Hastings | Tampa, FL | 10/12/13
On Oct. 7, members of Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) protested against Rosaria Butterfield, a self-described former “radical lesbian feminist turned pastor’s wife.” Butterfield now writes and gives lectures opposing homosexuality and advocating for evangelical Christianity. She believes that homosexuality is a sin and that her pride in being a lesbian was an even greater sin.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 8/23/13
The anti-war movement sees Chelsea Manning as a hero for exposing the truth of the brutality of U.S. warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.
BY staff | Minneapolis | 7/01/13
A peace contingent, made up of the Anti-War Committee, Women Against Military Madness, the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Free Bradley Manning-Minneapolis and others, had a strong showing at the annual Minneapolis LGBTQ Pride parade this year.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/29/13
The Anti-War Committee had a big presence at the Pride celebration held here, June 29.
BY staff | San Francisco, CA | 6/27/13
More than 1000 GLBTQ activists and allies rallied in the Castro District here to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 to strike down the anti-gay, homophobic Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
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