Today, on the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, sex workers and their allies will rally to “renew our commitment to the on-going struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all sex workers.”
Today, Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf Melissa and Meredith Weiss, a married lesbian couple, seeking birth certificates listing both mothers as parents of their two sons.
By now, I am guessing you heard about the major decision from the Supreme Court this past June affecting the LGBT community, right? No, I don’t mean the one on marriage equality, but the other decision with a profound effect on the LGBT community—King v. Burwell.
In our work on behalf of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, we have fought for years against group-based discrimination, stigma, and violence against members of our community. Our community has experienced being profiled and harassed by the police, and a continuing history of being labeled, stigmatized and rejected as outsiders and as a dangerous threat by society.