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Update: Trans activist Monica Jones convicted of ‘manifesting prostitution’

Trans activist Monica Jones was convicted of “manifesting prostitution” in Phoenix, Arizona. Jones was arrested last May for accepting a ride to a from two undercover police officers. In Phoenix, “repeatedly stopping an engaging someone in conversation” can lead to arrest, even if one is no attempting to engage in sex work. Jones was arrested under this […]

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Fourth grader denied right to play on school basketball team

A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female. Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates. 

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Transgender student sues university over on-campus housing denial

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An Oregon college student is suing his university for discrimination. Jayce Marcus, who is transgender, is a sophomore at George Fox University in Newberg. He applied for on-campus housing in one of the school’s male dormitories, but was denied admission. 

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Transgender student discriminated against for using women’s bathroom

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  A North Carolina student says she was discriminated against after using a women’s bathroom. Andraya Williams, who is a member of the transgender community, was headed to class after using the ladies’ washroom at the Overcash Building at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte when the incident occurred. 

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White House petition started in protest of army’s grooming policies

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Cries of racial bias followed news of the U.S. Army’s newly updated grooming policy last week that critics say unfairly targets black women. The grooming policy, Army Regulation 670-1, bans popular hairstyles worn primarily by black women. The regulation has not been made official yet, but the new rules were detailed in a PowerPoint presentation that […]

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Mississippi legislators pass bill making it legal to discriminate against gays

Legislators in Mississippi have passed a bill that would allow people to use their religion to justify discrimination. The “religious liberty” bill stalled last month, with the House voting to send it to a study committee instead of passing it. However both bodies of Congress have approved a conference report on the bill, advancing it to Gov. […]

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Cries of racial bias follow release of U.S. Army’s new grooming policy

The U.S. Army is coming under fired for changes to its grooming policy. Some say it discriminates against black women with natural hairstyles. 

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Woman files lawsuit against Planet Fitness over religious head covering

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An Albuquerque woman has filed a lawsuit against Planet Fitness for barring her from entering the gym. The reason? Her head covering that she wears as part of her Muslim faith. 

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Gym tells woman to cover up her toned body

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A California woman says she was asked to cover up while working out at a Planet Fitness because she was “intimidating people with her toned body.”  Tiffany Austin, who resides in the Bay area, said she was excited to get back in shape after a recent car accident left her unable to work out. 

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24 veterans of color awarded long overdue Medal of Honor

President Obama presented 24 minority U.S. veterans their long overdue Medal of Honor on Tuesday. Only three were alive to receive the award. 

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