Why aren't women who walk into a clinic for an abortion, greeted with by beautiful flowers and happy pictures and a plethora of tasty beverages?
Although public officials vied with one another to be more tough in preventing Asians coming here and abusing those already present, the Justices did not uniformly reject their claims. It was the opposite. Chinese entrepreneurs prevailed in Yick Wo. Their argument was novel.
With this policy statement Hillary Clinton has made a commitment to continue to fight for equality and use the power of the Presidency to accomplish that goal. She is also putting her belief on the line that the American people will join her in that effort.
The political power of groups battling discrimination can only be magnified through unity. The children of Charlotte's undocumented workers have been raised as Americans, attended American schools and know the history of the civil rights movement in their communities.
Between January and November, Human Rights Watch interviewed more than 100 people with disabilities, along with their families, and assessed their needs during the current conflicts in Yemen and the Central African Republic, as well as the European refugee crisis.
We must end the criminalization of all people who work in the sex trade in order to end this violence. Laws punishing people who engage in sex work serve only to worsen the violence and economic hardships of transgender people already struggling to survive.
I admit the title of this post was a bit over the top (okay, way over the top). I feel like when most people hear the word "diversity," they think...
This week I talked with Kate Clinton our favorite political humorist for our seventh annual LGBT year end review and chat about what 2016 will bring.
Humanitarian considerations aside, many counter-terrorism experts assert that your proposed courses of action could undermine rather than advance U.S. national security interests in part by perpetuating ISIS' narrative that the West is at war against Islam, generally a boon for radicalization.
On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.
2015 has been a whirlwind of a year for LGBT people. As the year draws to a close -- as we celebrate our successes and learn the lessons of our setbacks -- where should the LGBT movement turn its attention next?
The question of Catholic power or "aggression" and American public education made front-page news regularly, but "church and state" understandings have changed often, since.
Parents in high-performing states like New York and Massachusetts must insist that the federal government not abandon the education of poor and minority children in the old-new South and southwest bright red states.
Today, we make space for sacred reflection, as it has been three years since that unthinkable, chilling day in Newtown, Connecticut, where senseless violence took so many innocent lives. On this day, we open our hearts and remember.
The criminalization and stigmatization of commercial sex worsens the discrimination and marginalization that transgender people already face.
Although attending NGOs represent women, indigenous groups, youth, labor, faith, and human rights, if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or gender nonconforming (LGBTQ/GNC) you will be hard-pressed to find formal green alliances.