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18 Aug 0

Bathroom Bill dies in Texas: Victory for Transgender Rights

Author: LarryG

  Earlier this week, legislators in Texas let a controversial “Bathroom Bill” die during their summer session. The proposed bill would have required transgender people to use public bathrooms based on the sex listed on their birth certificate vs. the gender they most closely identify with. It would have applied to all restrooms, showers, and

14 Aug 0

Charlottesville protests end in racial violence

Author: LarryG

  This past weekend, violence broke out with a clash of protesters in Charlottesville, VA. It all started Friday night when far-right, white nationalist protestors marched onto the University of Virginia campus with torches. In response, the Mayor of Charlottesville posted this articulate statement on facebook:   “I have seen tonight the images of torches

8 Aug 0

#BeInconvenient – Fight like your world depends on it

Author: LarryG

Last week, Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” hit the box offices. This comes a decade after his original documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” was released and warned the world about the climate crisis. With global warming and climate change, scientists have determined that the Earth’s temperature has gone up about one degree Fahrenheit in the

28 Jul 0

Secretary DeVos aims to remove protections for sexual assault victims at universities

Author: LarryG

  This week, Betsy DeVos, the Secretary for the Department of Education, proposed to eliminate protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. Back in 2011, the Office of Civil Rights under President Obama issued a “Dear Colleague” letter to universities. The letter provided guidance to colleges, obligating them to combat sexual assault and harassment