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- Political Research Associates Political Research Associates is a social justice think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. They work to expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights around the world.
- What Is an Ally? (YouTube, November 2014) In this short film, an ally is explained as someone who receives the benefits of systematic inequality but fights to eradicate those inequalities anyway.
The Right Wing Is Leveraging Trans Issues to Promote Militarism (TruthOut, April 2017) In this article, academic and activist Dean Spade explores how the political right, while targeting trans people with bills to criminalize their use of bathrooms, is also leveraging trans issues as a tool for promoting right-wing security and military agendas.
An Act of Knowing: Moving Towards a Black Femme Politic (The Body Is Not an Apology, January 2018) This writer provides an account of their childhood experiences as a young Black Femme, and the ways in which they found a history of resistance and liberation grounded in Black femininity.
Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students (NYTimes, February 2017) An order by the new administration effectively ended an Obama-era policy that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponded to their gender identity. This news article discusses the order and its potential impacts.
Betsy DeVos Just Rolled Back Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors. Here’s What That Means (Vox, September 2017) The education department is rescinding Obama-era guidelines on schools’ responsibilities under Title IX, a move advocates have long feared would discourage sexual assault survivors from reporting instances of assault and encourage schools to use unfair or ineffective investigation practices.
SESTA-FOSTA Proves Lawmakers Don’t See Sex Workers Like Me as Human (Them, April 2018) Andre Shakti chronicles the many times she’s faced discrimination related to housing, travel, and even fundraising campaigns because of her work as a sex worker, and how the recent SESTA/FOSTA legislation puts her and other sex workers at heightened risk of isolation, exploitation, and violence.
- Discrimination in America: Experiences and Views of LGBTQ Americans (NPR, November 2017) This report is part of a series titled “Discrimination in America,” based on a survey conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This report presents the results specifically for a nationally representative sample of 489 LGBTQ adults.