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Stephanie Sandberg/LPAC
Editorial
Trump has erased references to LBTQ people from federal web sites; reversed protections for trans prisoners, setting them up to be victims of increased brutality – and tried to ban trans soldiers from the military. ...
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Editorial
I’m sure many of us have thought this same sentiment: “She can rest while the girls nap.” Except that’s not the reality when you’re a nanny. You’re preparing food, bottles, cleaning - and, god forbid - taking the opportunity to visit the bathroom alone. ...
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Senator Gayle Goldin (left) attends a bill signing with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (center).
Politics Editorial
As a Rhode Island state senator, I know I’m already judged by the clothes I wear, the tone of my voice, and whether I'm likable enough. I'm expected to be a fierce champion and a team player—all while wearing lipstick and nice shoes. ...
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Refuse Fascism/Facebook
Editorial Local
When I was a young girl, I was in a Camp Fire group, and we used to sing a song that told us it was “better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark.” Well, I hadn’t thought of that song in 30 years, but I’ve been hearing it in my head as I try and put my short history as an activist into words for you. ...
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Julia-Grace Sanders
Editorial
As an adult, I’m passionate about the outdoors and I can’t help but get a little angsty that my Boy Scouts education was cut short at the soap-carving unit. ...
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Politics Editorial
Maintaining a tradition of issuing cases impacting the LGBTQ community on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Pavan v. Smith, upholding the requirement outlined in Obergefell (the case that banned marriage discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender) that birth and death certificates reflect the same-sex spouse. ...
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Photo: DeAndra Perrigo
Editorial Health
Americans may have the edge on Olympic medals, fast food chains and Broadway musicals, but we’re severely lacking in the parental leave department. ...
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Editorial Health
When I’m asked about the most important thing we’ve done for LGBTQ health, the answer is always the same: the Affordable Care Act. ...
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Photo: Atta Kenare, AFP
Editorial International
Iranian authorities firmly root trans experiences in pathological explanations, believing that it is a psychosexual disease. ...
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Ann Dyste Photo
Editorial
For those planning to wed in the near future, LGBTQ couples should begin to understand how marriage affects their pocket books. ...
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