discrimination

politics

Remembering Internment Camps, Lawmakers Aim to Ban Identity-Based Detention

A new bill introduced by Tammy Duckworth, Mazie Hirono, and Mark Takano will ban the US from detaining individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
Leila Ettachfini
2 hours ago
transgender

New Bill Aims to Prevent Gender Dysphoria 'Disease' From Spreading to Kids

House Bill 1108, which forbids teachers from educating their students about gender dysphoria, passed through the South Dakota House on Tuesday. The bill's sponsor claims it will "save" youth from getting "this disease."
Diana Tourjée
2.13.19
The Scarlet Letter Reports

'We're Disposable': Former NFL Cheerleader Bailey Davis Speaks Out

In this episode of "The Scarlet Letter Reports," Amanda Knox speaks with Bailey Davis, who began to fight back against gender discrimination after being terminated for a "dirty" Instagram post.
Diana Tourjée
12.23.18
transgender health care

Trans Woman Says CVS Refused to Fill Her Hormone Prescription

Hilde Hall tells the ACLU she left an Arizona CVS near tears after the pharmacist on duty "humiliated" her.
Marie Solis
7.19.18
Essays on Religious Exemptions

My Daughter's Dream Wedding Venue Rejected Her Because She's Gay

This isn’t about wedding venues or cakes: Discrimination leaves people feeling less worthy, and often less than human.
Channie Peters
6.28.18
activism

'We Are Not Victims': How Sex Workers Are Mobilizing Across the Country

In the wake of FOSTA/SESTA, sex workers and allied activists are building new safety networks and lobbying support.
Kimberly Lawson
5.30.18
Work

The Sexist Job Ads That Specify Height, Weight, and Age

Women in China are frequently discouraged from applying for positions—or told they have to meet exacting physical requirements to even be considered.
Sirin Kale
4.23.18
healthcare

Doctors Who Oppose Abortion and LGBT Rights Get New Government Protections

This morning, the Trump administration announced a new "civil rights" division tasked with protecting doctors who have religious objections to helping certain patients.
Kimberley Lawson
1.18.18
LGBT

Kim Davis May Lose to The Gay Man She Denied a Marriage License

We spoke to David Ermold about why he's coming for Davis's job: “This time, it's not Kim Davis who's going to be deciding on equality—it's going to be the people of Rowan County."
Leila Ettachfini
12.12.17
LGBT

The US Military Doesn't Need a Ban to Kick Out Trans Soldiers

Rachel Waverly, a former soldier who believes her discharge from the military was based on issues surrounding her gender identity, shares her story.
Broadly Staff
11.28.17
Work

Former Lush Employee Sues the Beauty Company for Racial Discrimination

Mercedez Gonzalez was employed by the beauty chain as a spa therapist—but she's now suing the company for discrimination, claiming white colleagues were given extra support and training, while she was fired.
Sirin Kale
9.27.17
LGBTQ

The Unique Discrimination that Bi People Face

In honor of Bisexual Awareness Week, we talked to the researcher behind a study on the stereotypes and stigma faced by bisexual individuals today.
Kimberly Lawson
9.22.17
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