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The Trans Woman Set on Becoming Governor of Vermont

Christine Hallquist has been working for the state of Vermont for decades. Now, she's aiming to revitalize her state's politics and become the first trans Governor in US history.
Diana Tourjée
4 days ago
activism
activism

Ahed Tamimi Is the Young, Defiant Voice of a Palestinian Generation

Amnesty International called her the "Rosa Parks of Palestine" after her arrest at the age of 16. But resisting Israeli military occupation comes at a cost.
Sabrina Faramarzi
5.9.18
jobs
jobs

What It's Like to Build a Hospital in a Warzone

An engineer in war-torn South Sudan explains what its like to build medical infrastructure in a place so violent that the UN can't send in its own ground workers.
Andy Jones
5.8.18
jobs
jobs

Domestic Workers Are Using WhatsApp to Organize and Escape Abuse

The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
Laura Secorun
5.4.18
history
history

NYC Will Move—But Not Remove—Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Slaves

The statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims will be relocated from Central Park in Manhattan to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Some advocates say the decision is a "slap in the face."
Kimberly Lawson
4.16.18
history
history

These Exiled Princesses Led an Armed Rebellion From Their Convent

In sixth-century France, Merovingian royals Basina and Clotilda were forced into a nunnery. They decided to lead their sisters in an uprising against their abbess instead.
Siobhan Ball
4.9.18
politics
politics

This Woman Asked Ted Cruz to Take a DNA Test to Prove He's Human

Texan voter Tammy Talpas tells Broadly why she confronted the Republican senator on the campaign trail—and why she has difficulty believing he's an actual human being.
Sirin Kale
4.6.18
politics
politics

Speculation About the YouTube Shooter Reveals All Sorts of Bigotry

There is no evidence that Nasim Aghdam's religion, immigrant status, or gender identity are relevant to the YouTube shooting, but that hasn't stopped bigots from using the tragedy to espouse Islamophobic and transphobic ideas.
Sara David
Leila Ettachfini
4.4.18
Essays
Essays

Make 2018 the Year of Trans Representation in Politics

"Let us lead the resistance against our oppression," British Labour Party women's officer Lily Madigan writes for Broadly.
Lily Madigan
3.29.18
LGBT
LGBT

'It Is a Painful Attack': Trump Issues New Trans Military Ban

The White House announced a new policy that bans most transgender people from serving in the military. The ACLU responds.
Diana Tourjée
3.24.18
politics
politics

As Ukraine's Rape Epidemic Goes Largely Ignored, Survivors Plead for Help

"Most survivors are displaced people, without housing, without work, without all the essential things, and with a lot of health problems. They do not receive any help from the state at all."
Madeline Roache
3.21.18
politics
politics

Elizabeth Warren Explains How the Banking Bill Will Put Families at Risk

On Wednesday, a group of Senate Democrats helped pass a bill to loosen regulations on most of the banks in the country. If it becomes law, there will be a "greater chance the economy explodes," Sen. Warren says.
Seamus Kirst
3.16.18