News for Queer Women

Invisible Moms

Transgender parents are still parents and transitioning doesn’t change the quality with which they support their children.

First Federal Hate Crime Conviction for Murder of a Transgender Person

Monday, Joshua Vallum was sentenced to 49 years in prison for the heinous 2015 murder of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson. The case marks the first time that the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act has been used to prosecute a suspect for targeting a victim because they were transgender.

Equality Act Reintroduced in Congress

Lawmakers will meet on Tuesday to reintroduce the bipartisan Equality Act, which, if passed, would finally enshrine broad non-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community into federal law.