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#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 15, 2017

NEARLY 800 PARENTS OF TRANS CHILDREN SIGN LETTER TO TRUMP CONDEMNING ADMIN MOVE UNDERMINE PROTECTIONS FOR TRANS STUDENTS: In response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it will no longer challenge a nationwide hold...Show More Summary

HRC Mississippi Releases #LoveYourNeighbor Video Series Campaign

Today HRC released the first video in a series titled “#LoveYourNeighbor,” a storytelling project focused on sharing the experiences of LGBTQ people and allies in Tupelo, Miss. The project was funded by a grant from Toyota, which has...Show More Summary

Sexy John Stamos Is Not Afraid of Commitment

One of Hollywood's hottest men is sexier than ever-John Stamos shows PETA his soft side. The post Sexy John Stamos Is Not Afraid of Commitment appeared first on PETA.

People Have Changed Their Mind on Abortion After Watching This Short Film

This week the documentary Hear from Heaven premieres worldwide, released online by faith-based non-profit Eyes of the Heart Films. The film centers on Christina Marie Bennett, a young black woman whose mother had an appointment at Planned Parenthood to abort her but walked out. Today, Bennett serves at a pregnancy care center in Connecticut and […]

#AM_Equality Tipsheet February 14, 2017

NOT-SO-HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY -- STATE BILLS ATTACK LGBTQ COUPLES AND THEIR FAMILIES: Today presents an opportunity for anti-equality state lawmakers to reflect on how the discriminatory measures they are pushing undermine loving LGBTQ couples and their families. Show More Summary

Nike Launches Powerful “EQUALITY” Campaign

Last night during the GRAMMYs, Nike unveiled a new video promoting equality in sports. The video features Serena Williams, LeBron James, Victor Cruz and openly gay professional soccer player Megan Rapinoe, among others. The powerfulShow More Summary

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: February 13, 2017

IN HIS FIRST 48 HOURS, AG JEFF SESSIONS SEEKS TO UNDERMINE PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS: It didn’t take long for the Trump Administration to start rolling back critical protections for LGBTQ young people across the nation. In...Show More Summary

The Hidden Lives of Cephalopods

Discover why octopuses and their cephalopod relatives squid and cuttlefish are often referred to as "intelligent aliens." The post The Hidden Lives of Cephalopods appeared first on PETA.

5 Reasons Why We Must Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood makes many lofty claims about its “services” critical to women’s health. But just digging a little deeper into its actual practices and history reveals something much less positive — and a lot more sinister. As a pro-life blogger and speaker, who escaped abortion myself in Communist China, and chose life for my “imperfect” child, I […]

The Ninth Circuit Reminds President Trump That There Are Limits to His Executive Power

The judiciary's response to Donald Trump's travel ban has been a remarkable and unambiguous defeat for the president. This piece originally appeared at The New York Review of Books.  The unanimous decision on Thursday by the Ninth Circuit...Show More Summary

Valentine’s Video: Adoption Is Love!

These animals were once neglected, cold, hungry, and unwanted—but in a new PETA video released just in time for Valentine’s Day, their adoptive guardians share the moment that they... The post Valentine’s Video: Adoption Is Love! appeared first on PETA.

Pics of Bald Eagle Show How Steel-Jaw Traps Hurt ALL Animals

Trappers may have an intended target in mind when they set a steel-jaw trap, but pieces of metal can't discriminate between species. The post Pics of Bald Eagle Show How Steel-Jaw Traps Hurt ALL Animals appeared first on PETA.

The Middle Ground Needs More Than Moderates

In our mission to "rebuild the middle ground" of United States politics, we are obviously fighting a losing battle. If there's any hope to be had from his particular strategy, the middle ground needs to identify who it is, and find each other--and fast. 

Smearing Lenses and Distorting Islam

Against a backdrop of growing islamophobia, we are compelled to ask an urgent question: are Islamic values compatible with Western values? The post Smearing Lenses and Distorting Islam appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

This Supreme Court Case Could Affect Trans Lives for Generations

Gavin Grimm’s heroic fight for trans rights makes its way to the Supreme Court on March 28. In a new video featuring ACLU client Gavin Grimm and his mom Deirdre Grimm, the two reflect on Gavin’s fight to be treated with dignity and respect...Show More Summary

The Calf at Foot Dairy and Happy Exploitation: “They produce better quality stuff for us to eat.”

Animals are chattel property. It costs money to protect their interests. Animal exploiters, as rational actors, will generally protect animal interests to the extent that it is economically efficient to do so. That will, for the most part, result in very low standards of animal welfare. Show More Summary

Dispatches From the Queer Resistance

[content note: transphobia, homophobia, gender policing, sexual assault] Exit polls showed that LGBT voters overwhelmingly cast ballots for Hillary Clinton (77%) compared to Donald Trump (14%) in Election 2016. With LGBT identities cutting...Show More Summary

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