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

Ivanka Trump’s Activism Has a Lot in Common With Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad
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Ivanka Trump’s Activism Has a Lot in Common With Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad

Published April 7, 2017 On April 4, Kendall Jenner made the whole world cringe when she passed a Pepsi to a police officer, apparently solving racism. Jenner is a 21-year-old reality star known for her modeling, not for her political engagement. That same day, Ivanka Trump released a typically polished tweet: “#EqualPayDay is a reminder … 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

Muslims, Allies March To White House Demanding ‘No Muslim Registry’
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Muslims, Allies March To White House Demanding ‘No Muslim Registry’

Published on December 13, 2016 Around 200 Muslim activists and allies marched from the Department of Justice to the White House yesterday, asking Obama to dismantle the indefinitely suspended National Security Exit-Entry Registry System before Trump is elected. “[Trump immigration advisor] Kris Kobach actually accidentally released the Department of Homeland Security plan a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

Protesters Shoved At Office Building Of Republican Jewish Coalition
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Protesters Shoved At Office Building Of Republican Jewish Coalition

At least four different demonstrations were planned today in D.C. to protest the appointment of former Breitbart News leader Steve Bannon as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist. While the first was an uneventful, if soggy, protest outside the White House, the second turned confrontational. Two men who appeared to be property managers at the downtown … Continue reading

Georgetown Students Protest Appointment of Climate Change Skeptic To Trump Transition Team
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Georgetown Students Protest Appointment of Climate Change Skeptic To Trump Transition Team

Georgetown and other D.C.-area students are marching to Myron Ebell’s downtown office today to protest his appointment to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. The well-known climate change skeptic was named the head of the EPA Transition Committee, provoking an outcry from environmental advocates. Business Insider has described Ebell as the top most-respected climate change skeptic, … Continue reading

Trump Victory Sparks Offers for Free Expedited LGBTQ Wedding Services
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Trump Victory Sparks Offers for Free Expedited LGBTQ Wedding Services

Several local wedding vendors are offering their services free to LGBTQ couples who want to expedite their nuptials, fearing that the incoming Trump administration will attempt to roll back protections enacted under the Obama administration or otherwise challenge a Supreme Court decision allowing gay couples to get married. In the wake of Donald Trump’s electoral … Continue reading