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Silenced voices: impacts of book banning on LGBTQIA+ and antiracist movements

Free speech is a cornerstone of democratic societies, a fundamental right that allows individuals to express their ideas, opinions, and beliefs without fear of censorship or reprisal. In the wake of the banning of books to silence voices in the LGBTQIA+ antiracists movement, it’s important to remember that it undermines…

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Equality Talks Podcast: Bamby Salcedo, TransLatin@ Coalition

Bamby Salcedo, TransLatin@ Coalition Bamby Salcedo serves as the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition and is a prominent and celebrated transgender Latina activist, known all over the world for her passionate and productive social, political, and economic influence. As the President and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, Bamby…

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Equality Talks Podcast: Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, AMWA goes to Washington for sex equality in health & wellness

Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, AMWA: Goes to Washington for Sex Equality in Health & Wellness Meet Dr. Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, former president of AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) and 1st Hispanic president of the organization. ERA Coaltion partner, AMWA, advances women in medicine, advocates for equity and ensures excellence in health care.…

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Equality Talks Podcast: Lori Sokol, Women's eNews - Coming Out for Freedom, Equality & Justice

Lori Sokol, PhD, Executive Director & Editor-In-Chief, Women’s eNews Lori Sokol, Ph.D., is the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Women'seNews, an award-winning, non-profit, global news organization that reports onthe most crucial issues impacting women and girls around the world. Dr. Sokol is also the author of the award-winning book, She…

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The resilience of the LGBTQ+ community in history

Pride Month, celebrated annually in June, is a vibrant and inclusive commemoration of the LGBTQ+ community's resilience, struggles, and achievements. It serves as a time for individuals from all walks of life to come together, embrace diversity, and advocate for equal rights. Join us on an illuminating journey through the…

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Social media and Pride Month

By Ava Lee-Green With billions of people worldwide checking their tailored social media feeds daily, platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have created spaces for necessary discussions about equality. Despite challenges with the spread of disinformation, social media has quickly become a critical tool for enacting change.  Spreading awareness…

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The ERA and workers' rights: A match made in equality

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is an amendment to the United States Constitution that would guarantee equal rights and legal protections for all citizens, regardless of their gender (first introduced in 1923). While the ERA has yet to be added to the Constitution (despite meeting the requirements set forth in…

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ERA Coalition Statement on Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC –– Following the final passage of the Respect for Marriage Act in the Senate, ERA Coalition / Fund for Women’s Equality President and CEO Zakiya Thomas released the following statement: Access to abortion was not the only issue to come under attack after the Supreme Court ruled to…

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Are they coming for us next? How the Dobbs decision affects the LGBTQ community

By Deb Kinney, ERA Coalition intern Minutes after the leaked Dobbs decision and again this morning after the official SCOTUS decision was shared, I received texts and emails from clients and friends asking “are we next?” At first this took me back to the post-Prop 8 days, when we suffered…

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Two-Spirited: Decolonizing gender norms

By Velu Ochoa “In my culture we have people who dress half-man, half-woman. Winkte, we call them in our language. If you are Winkte, that is an honorable term and you are a special human being and among my nation and all Plains people, we consider you a teacher of…

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