Transgender Service Members Share Their Stories At White House: ‘Our Patriotism Shouldn’t Have An Asterisk Next To It’
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Transgender Service Members Share Their Stories At White House: ‘Our Patriotism Shouldn’t Have An Asterisk Next To It’

Published on July 27, 2017 President Donald Trump’s tweets reinstating a ban on transgender military service members yesterday sparked immediate fear and outrage in the LGBTQ community. About a hundred people, mostly members of the armed forces and of the LGBTQ community, gathered last night in a hastily arranged protest in front of the White … Continue reading

Healthcare Protesters Have Been Arrested On The Hill 500 Times Over The Past Two Months
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Healthcare Protesters Have Been Arrested On The Hill 500 Times Over The Past Two Months

Published July 26, 2017 Since the beginning of June, U.S. Capitol police have made nearly 500 arrests of protesters rallying against cuts to the Affordable Health Care Act. Each round of mass arrests might have earned significant coverage in a different time, but they have registered as barely a blip in the frenetic news cycle. … Continue reading

Photos: Signs and Protesters at Climate March
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Photos: Signs and Protesters at Climate March

Published May 1, 2017 Around 200,ooo people hailing from all over the US marched down Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday to demand action on climate change and to push for environmental protections. Fittingly, the temperature climbed to 91 degrees by mid-afternoon, tying a Washington heat record for April 29 set in 1974. “I just had a child and I’m marching … Continue reading

DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials
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DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials

Published March 8, 2017 Women across the country are striking or donning red Wednesday to express their commitment to gender equality. Others are abstaining from shopping except for at women- and minority-owned businesses. In honor of the day, we’ve mapped out food and drink specials and where to find female-owned businesses in Washington. Here are some of those establishments … Continue reading

If You Can Strike on “A Day Without Women,” Do It for Those Who Can’t
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If You Can Strike on “A Day Without Women,” Do It for Those Who Can’t

Published March 7, 2017 On Wednesday, many women across the country will abstain from paid and unpaid labor for the A Day Without a Woman protest. The strike is shaping up to be much less popular than the Women’s March that birthed it: first, because taking a day off of all work is significantly harder than donating a Saturday. Second, … Continue reading

Protests, Bricks, and Fires in DC on Inauguration Day
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Protests, Bricks, and Fires in DC on Inauguration Day

Published on November 20, 2017 Protests on Inauguration Day 2017 started pointed and angry yet relatively organized and calm on Friday morning. As the day wore on, things grew more heated. Several large protest groups marched down Massachusetts Avenue, many wearing glitter and waving colorful signs and chanting. Activists groups organized under DC-based Disrupt J20 protested outside … Continue reading

So, There Was a Dance Party at Mike Pence’s House…
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So, There Was a Dance Party at Mike Pence’s House…

Published January 19, 2017 About 300 rainbow and glitter-clad activists gathered to shake their stuff over Ariana Grande, Madonna, and Beyonce beats Wednesday night near Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s temporary house in Northwest DC to make a fabulous–and pointed–statement of support for LGBTQ rights. “[Pence’s] record is far from stellar and he is in fact one … Continue reading