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BY Staff | Arlington, TX | 4/05/22
On March 24, an email went out to senators of the University of Texas at Arlington student government detailing screenshots from the Turning Point USA discord server that revealed the student government President Caitlyn Burge-Surles and student government Chief of Staff Alyssa Spencer engaging in racist, transphobic and generally bigoted rhetoric.
BY Mark Napieralski | Arlington, TX | 3/28/22
On March 23, Progressive Student Union at the University of Texas at Arlington held a protest condemning the transphobic attacks that Governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick have imposed on Texan families.
BY Quest Riggs | New Orleans, LA | 3/27/22
Around 250 community members gathered at New Orleans City Hall, March 25, to forcefully voice their opposition to a string of legislation introduced by Louisiana Republicans in recent weeks.
BY Eithne Silva | Tampa, FL | 10/14/19
On October 7 and 8, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) rallied against the lack of federal job protections for LGBT workers.
BY Regina Joseph | Tallahassee, FL | 8/22/18
On August 20, in Missouri, Tenia Williams, a Black transgender woman, was stabbed and choked by a man she met online. Tenia, who wrote about the attack on social media said, "Before providing my address he was well aware of me being transgender. This man never gave me any inclination that his intentions were to kill."
BY Carolyn Connelly | New York | 7/11/18
I was recently watching the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, about the second wave of feminism in the U.S. In it, one woman said one of the main lesson that she's learned is that no victory is permanent, and that really struck me. No victory is permanent. And while I was watching this documentary, news hit my social media that Chelsea Manning had announced that she was going to take her own life. And I thought again how no victory is permanent.
BY Richard Blake | Jacksonville, FL | 2/16/17
Hundreds gathered at Hemming Park directly outside City Hall on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, awaiting news of whether Jacksonville's city council would pass an expanded Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) protecting LGBTQ community members from discrimination.
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BY Elizabeth Kramer | Tampa, FL | 4/03/16
Over 30 students gathered for a vigil, March 29, in remembrance of the LGBTQIA+ people murdered by U.S. militarism.
BY staff | San Jose, CA | 6/26/15
Steff Yorek, the Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, responded to the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, June 26 stating, “Today the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land.
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.
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