When the Lights Went Out in Moore County

I want to be very clear: we are witnessing a coordinated campaign of violence and intimidation against LGBTQ people, and if it is substantiated that anti-LGBTQ assailants attempted to cut power for 40,000 people in order to have a drag show cancelled–and I suspect it will be–that is the definition…

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Alabama Woman Was in Jail to ‘Protect’ Her Pregnancy & Wasn’t Pregnant – SheKnows

“It’s just not even thinkable you could go off somebody’s word to make an arrest of somebody being pregnant,” Freeman’s attorney Martin Weinberg told Newsweek. “You know, you’re criminalizing pregnancy, then you find out they’re not even pregnant.”Freeman was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center for 36 hours, where…

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Black mother blasts Catholic school over students shouting n-word

According to the mother, who decided she would not disclose her name, the class began to act up when the “n-word” was read. Not only were the kids allowed to saw the word, but the teacher also encouraged it, according to what the woman said. While the kids were overusing…

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How divorced Muslim women in the US are fighting for what they’re owed | Middle East Eye

Eman* was 24 years old when her husband divorced her. She described him as an abusive, manipulative man and said the only thing he ever did right was when he uttered the words “I divorce you” three times.   Both Eman’s and her now ex-husband’s families wanted them to save…

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GLAAD CEO blasts anti-LGBTQ pols, social media companies after Club Q shooting

Sarah Kate Ellis shares her thoughts on the Colorado Springs massacre with GMA3 and called out rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. Source: GLAAD CEO blasts anti-LGBTQ pols, social media companies after Club Q shooting

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Colorado nightclub shooter revealed as grandson of MAGA politician

The gunman who opened fire inside of a Colorado gay club Saturday night, killing five and injuring 25 others, was not only previously arrested for threatening to bomb a neighborhood last year, but is the grandson of California State Assemblyman Randy Voepel – a Trump-supporting MAGA who compared the Jan….

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Iran Protesters Refuse to Back Down as 15,000 Face Execution

Nationwide protests continue in Iran for the 53rd straight day, despite nearly 15,000 Iranians having been arrested in connection to the demonstrations and who are now facing the death penalty.As thousands continue to rally across Iran’s capital city of Tehran, defying a brutal crackdown by Iranian forces, on Tuesday, the…

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The Gisoo Tree – Longreads

The teenage girl stands at her mother’s grave, a middle-aged woman who was killed by the Iranian police during recent unrest in the nation. A white veil hangs around her neck. Her eyes shine with the same rage I’ve seen in the eyes of people who have lost a loved…

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Abortion Rights Still Matter

Because the baby had a heartbeat, and Erin’s life wasn’t in danger, no hospital could perform the abortion, which also meant she would not be able to receive general anesthesia. And because the pregnancy was at 20 weeks, they could no longer go to Planned Parenthood. With limited options, they…

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