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House Jettisons LGBT, Immigrant Protections from Women’s Violence Bill

In a 222-205 vote on May 16, the US House of Representatives approved a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that stripped out protections for LGBT domestic abuse victims that had been included in the Senate version passed on April 26 in a bipartisan 68-31 vote. Comment

Manslaughter Plea in Trans Woman's Stabbing of Her Assailant’s Companion

It began as an ugly hate crime, when a group of white men and women outside a South Minneapolis biker bar on a June night in 2011 shouted racial and homophobic slurs at several African Americans walking by, including Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a 23-year-old transgender woman –– described by friends as “slight” –– who was studying fashion at a local college. Comments (1)

The Smear that Won’t Die

In December of 1982, police were looking for a missing New Jersey boy and they raided a Massachusetts home. They arrested three members of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and seized hundreds of photos. One picture resembled Etan Patz, a boy who disap Comments (1)

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