Posts tagged "todays lady news"

President Obama Will Announce New AIDS Strategy

Plus, a woman in Hong Kong is accused of assaulting a police officer with her breast, and Nadia Lee Cohen builds a photography project in response to online censorship. All in Today’s Lady News!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 30, 2015

Dr. Suniti Solomon, India’s Pioneering HIV Researcher, Died This Week

Plus, did you know that marital rape was legal in the United States through the mid-80s? No wonder Donald Trump is still stuck in that decade…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 29, 2015

LGBT Catholics Are Organizing For Inclusion In The Church

Plus, did you know Beatrix Potter studied mushrooms?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 28, 2015

That BS Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Will Not Die

People are still taking the anti-abortion video seriously despite its factual inaccuracies, Second Star NYC has webseries featuring a full-figured lead actress, England’s government is putting young women at risk, Hunter S. Thompson’s once-assistant has released a novel about the gonzo journalist.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 27, 2015

Obama Will Tell African Leaders: “I’m Not A Fan Of Discrimination”

President Obama will support gay rights on his upcoming tour of Africa, Venice is banning books that talk about non-traditional families, it’s possible to segregate the internet, and the Fight for $15 has moved to the campaign trail.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 24, 2015

Meagan Taylor, Profiled For Being Black And Transgender, Is Out Of Jail

Meagan Taylor will be pursuing legal action against the Iowa officers who arrested and jailed her on dubious charges, trans men are also victimized by hate-motivated violence, Spain has raised its legal marrying age, and Nan Goldin has a new show of undiscovered photos from the Boston drag scene.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

America Has Its First-Ever All-Transgender Modeling Agency!

Apple Model Management has opened a location in the U.S., a Fresno woman shut down objections to same-sex marriage in 150 words, Vine star Carter Reynolds put his ex-girlfriend in the hospital, and Twitter hosted an ill-conceived frat party happy hour.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 22, 2015

French Teen’s AIDS Has Been In Remission For Over 10 Years

This is the longest case of AIDS remission after stopping treatment currently known.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 21, 2015

Artist Commemorates 63 Most Badass Heroines In Sci-Fi And Fantasy

Scott Park compiles the greatest women of SF/F, a transgender minister has raised bail for a dubiously arrested and detained trans woman, Joshua Feuerstein wants you to fight gay rights with assault rifles, and there’s an 84-year-old infamous jewel thief, just so you know.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 20, 2015

What Has Changed In The Year Since Eric Garner’s Death?

Eric Garner’s friends and family are mourning and asking what progress has been made in the last year, since he was choked to death by a police officer.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 17, 2015

Sorry, FOX News: Transgender Healthcare Is Surprisingly Cheap For Taxpayers

FOX has been raging over a non-issue about Oregon’s transition coverage, Americans United for Life are chipping slowly away at reproductive rights, Boys’ Life magazine is super gay, and check out the advice Margaret Thatcher got from her political allies.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 16, 2015

Should People Living In Urban Poverty Have To Forage For Food?

Some foodies think foraging is a viable solution for urban hunger and poverty, this year’s Comic Con was more trans*-inclusive than ever, women’s “health” magazines are terrible for you, and beach etiquette advice from 100 years ago holds up today.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 15, 2015

Peace Fighter Aung San Suu Kyi Will Contest November’s Myanmar Elections

Myanmar has barred Suu Kyi from the country’s presidency, LGBT rights around the world are sparse, Gaston Glock (allegedly) had a lawyer jailed because he wanted the lawyer’s wife, and a comedy club in Phyllis Diller’s hometown is fundraising to honor the legend’s career.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 13, 2015

Japan’s Biggest Girl Group Has An Average Age Of 84

KBG84 is taking over Japan from their tiny island homeland; Ta-Nehisi Coates addresses the physical realities of being Black in his new book; American Samoa is holding out on same-sex marriage; and two lawyers are helping to reshape the way colleges treat rape cases.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 10, 2015

Queer Up Your Comic Con Experience!

San Diego Comic Con has some fabulous queer events; girls in juvenile prisons have tremendous rates of past sexual abuse; a man drugged his girlfriend so he could keep playing video games; and the Museum of Sex has a centuries-old porn stash.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Most Irish Citizens Believe Abortion Should Be Decriminalized

And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

America Wins The Women’s World Cup!

America won against Japan 5-2 last night; in other news, Edomex is losing two women a day to violence and kidnappings, beer enthusiasts are waking up to craft beer’s sexism problem, and French erotica magazine L’imparfaite views sex sociopolitically.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

US And Japan Will Square Off For Women’s World Cup Championship

Are you watching the Women’s World Cup Yet? And elsewhere, the Episcopal Church has approved same-sex marriage ceremonies, and Norway’s running a safe sex ad with a glitter-ejaculating penis.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 2, 2015

You Can Take Pride-Themed Selfies For A Good Cause

Laverne Cox and other icons are donating a dollar for each selfie taken in front of a pride mural!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 1, 2015

The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 30, 2015
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