Although this year has garnered an increase in transgender visibility, murders and violence against transgender people are on the rise.
In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault.
"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."
Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.
"FES has actively opposed educational equity by working against fair funding for schools that serve high need students."
"Scott Walker was a one-trick labor bashing pony and the novelty seems to have worn off even among Republican primary voters."
"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."
Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.
While the U.S. Supreme Court's worker rulings apply nationwide, they rejects most cases brought to them; that leaves worker rights in the hands of the appeals court judges.
Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.