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Women and Children's Rights, LGBTQ Rights

Teenager Executed in Iran for Homosexual Rape
Posted by Isabella on 08/08/2016 - 13:32

Last month, it was revealed that a 17-year-old male was executed in Iran for the rape of another male. The execution directly violated standards laid out by the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which Iran was a signatory. The Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children under the age of 18 should not face the death penalty under any circumstances. Under Iran law, homosexuality is illegal and perpetrators of homosexual acts can face the death penalty. In addition to this, homosexual acts are treated as rape and nonconsensual. If one partner claims consent, both... Read More

Posted by Sage Perdue on 03/15/2016 - 10:40

This blog post attempts to respond to trans lives, embodiment, and the status of non-human wherein trans lives are always already placed as they twist, tangle, and queer notions of male/female, masculine/feminine, and beyond. My usage of queer echoes Eve Sedgwick's definition of 'queer' as an Indo-European word, meaning 'twerk'. Here, then, it is imperative to make note of the... Read More

Black Liberation, Past and Present
Posted by Sage Marie Behr on 02/17/2016 - 13:18

In this article, Angela Davis addresses global issues in liberation, drawing from her decades of activism, not only in Black Liberation in the U.S., but reaching across the oceans. Davis says that Black freedom movements have been supported by activists from Latin America to Palestine, and that a global vision is very necessary for a freedom movement like Black Lives Matter. Davis discusses intersectionality and the need for radical political voices within a strict bipartisan system.

Second Edition of Captive Genders Released
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 11/03/2015 - 13:47

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Photo description: The cover of the second edition of Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex features a burning car filtered purple.)

"Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex brings together trans, queer and gender nonconforming views on police and prisons. Its pages brim with anger, grief, hope, humor and daring, taking on everything from bathhouse raids to... Read More

Argentinian transgender activist Diana Sacayan slain
Posted by Celina Jackson on 10/15/2015 - 07:04

Diana Sacayan, a prominent transgender activist, was found dead in her apartment in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Her bodied showed signs of violence. Her death is the third violent transgender death in the past month, after those of Marcela Chocobar and Coty Olmos.

Sacayan was a leader of the Argentinian group Moviemento Antidiscriminatorio de Liberacion and an alternate representative of the Trans Secretariat of the International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual... Read More

Eric Fanning, Civilian Adviser, Named Secretary of the Army
Posted by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu on 09/18/2015 - 22:39

President Obama is nominating Eric K. Fanning, a close civilian adviser to Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, to be the secretary of the Army, an appointment that would make him the first openly gay secretary of a military branch.

Injustice at Every Turn: A look at Black respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 08/31/2015 - 16:14

This resource is an insight into the daily experience of black trans and gender non-conforming people.