Through a clever use of junk science, misrepresented scientific work, outright lies, or demeaning images, religious right groups work to stand as a roadblock to any advancement of gay equality by stigmatizing the gay community.
Editor’s note – this guest post comes from Anna Aagenes, Executive Director of GO! (Generation Out) Athletes, and was originally posted on her website. My thanks to Anna for allowing us to share her wise words here.
Today, on the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, the head of the New York City Anti-Violence Project remembers those we’ve lost, and warns of the epidemic of violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people.
Guest author Lon Newman, president of Wisconsin’s Family Planning Health Services, asked two GOP congressman for help when the shutdown threatened the WIC program that supplies milk and fresh produce to children and pregnant women. He got two very different reactions.
Guest author Shannon Finucane warns that Americans “are not being adequately educated about HIV, and in the age of the sequester our access to critical services like HIV testing and effective prevention programming continues to decrease.”