Tag: Transgender

Georgia voter

Georgia Cutting Early Voting Ahead of Landmark Senate Runoff Elections; Supreme Court Affirms Transgender Student Rights; and More

Georgia officials reduce early voting availability ahead of monumental state runoff elections. With the balance of the U.S. Senate — and much of what President-elect Joe Biden might be able to accomplish during his first two years in office — hanging on the results of the two Georgia runoff elections…

Child studying to improve test scores

Test Scores Drop Dramatically for Black, Hispanic and Poor Children Due to COVID-19; Nasdaq Moves to Require Diversity for Listed Companies; and More

Math and reading test scores have dropped dramatically for Black, Hispanic and poor children due to COVID-19, new study warns. Results of lockdowns, home-schooling, and Zoom classrooms as a result of COVID-19 are starting to come in, and the numbers aren’t good. According to a review of more than 4…

transgender, election

Meet 6 Transgender and Gender-Nonbinary Politicians Who Broke Ground in 2020

Despite the fraught nature of the 2020 presidential election results, victories at state levels put at least six transgender and nonbinary individuals in legislative positions. These small but significant gains for transgender visibility in politics came just before Transgender Awareness Week, which celebrates transgender people from Nov. 13–19 before Transgender…

Kamala Harris giving election speech

Media Coverage of Kamala Harris Still Shockingly Sexist and Racist; Increased Challenges for Transgender Individuals at the Polls; and More

Media coverage of Kamala Harris still shockingly sexist and racist. Talk of her winning debate performance is making all the headlines now, but when Kamala Harris was first announced as Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, a stunning 25% of the coverage of her historic candidacy included either sexist or racist…

orientation, court, gender

In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Declares Federal Law Protects LGBTQ+ Individuals From Job Discrimination

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that existing federal law forbids job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling is a landmark victory for the LGBTQ+ community, and a surprising decision coming from a majority conservative court. In a 6–3 vote, the Court ruled that Title…

coast, guard, leadership, accountability

Coast Guard’s Grappling with Harassment and Discrimination Offers Lessons on Leadership Accountability

Lt. Cmdr. Kerry Karwan, a retired member of the Coast Guard and member of the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), attended the Dec. 11 joint congressional hearing by the U.S. House Oversight and Homeland Security Committees. The issue at hand was one she had personal experience with. “Righting the Ship,”…