My country tis of thee…sweet land of liberty….for everyone but me…
LONDON, Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Transgender women should have the same rights as other women, according to a global poll of women across five continents published on Friday amid a growing – and sometimes divisive – debate over trans rights.
I am beyond disgusted with the news out of Washington today. This administration is destroying decades of the dedicated work of countless activists by undoing the strides this country has made toward equality for all of us.
“Gay conversion therapy is an aversion therapy that aims to change one’s sexual orientation through, most commonly, the use of negative/painful stimuli, such as electric shocks, and pairing that with homo-erotic imagery. It has been condemned by not only the APA, but the international community as a barbaric and torturous process. Widely regarded as pseudoscience, the one study that suggests any success in this process, performed by Robert Spitzer, not only had a small sample size of 200 subjects, but was later renounced by Spitzer himself. These practices can lead to increased rates of suicide among those who take part in the programs, and many are forced into these programs by their legal guardians. Let’s put a stop to this torture.”
(Via. We the People)
“Donald Trump has been a vocal advocate of sexual assault, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and violent racism. Early Wednesday morning, America voted to elect him our president.
Here are a few organizations that work to fight for the rights of our most vulnerable populations, and ways you can volunteer or donate to make sure they are able to work harder than ever.”
“On September 16, ACLU filed a motion to intervene in Franciscan Alliance v. Burwell on behalf of the ACLU of Texas and the River City Gender Alliance. In this three-part blog series, we examine why this case matters from a transgender rights, reproductive rights, and religious freedom perspective.”