In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando, a pastor delivered a sermon in which he applauded the deaths of the victims and expressed regret that more didn’t die. Shame on this hateful, homophobic man.
Net neutrality, the concept of an internet with equal accessibility for everyone, has been upheld in a landmark ruling. Praise this decision, which will preserve an open internet.
Two children suffered burns and beatings in a horrific case of child abuse, per police reports. Their babysitter is the primary suspect in the case. Demand justice for these innocent children.
Goddess Diamond, a transgender woman of color, was found murdered in a burning car. Demand that her case be investigated as a hate crime and that her killer be brought to justice.
The Florida governor is refusing to acknowledge that the Orlando shooting targeted LGBT+ people or name homophobia as a cause. Sign our petition to demand that he supports his state’s LGBT+ community by publicly condemning the homophobic hate in this terrible crime.
A 12-year-old black student was reportedly yanked to the ground by a rope thrown around her neck at a school camping trip after she had been bullied by white classmates for months while the school did nothing. Demand the school compensate this child and her family for the injuries sustained.
Ireland’s ban on abortion has been labeled a human rights violation by the United Nations. This ban prohibits doctors from encouraging or performing abortion and increases health risks for women. Fight to repeal it and give Irish women access to the modern healthcare they need.
News stories link mental illness with violence far more often than is actually the case. This leads to stigmatization of the mentally ill and increases their suffering. Tell the media to get their information right and stop this negative stereotyping.
One senator is trying to keep guns out of the hands of those convicted of hate crimes with a bill introduced the day after the horrific Orlando mass shooting. Urge Congress to support this bill to help protect marginalized communities from further hateful violence.
A tourist who was drugged and raped has been convicted of having sex out of wedlock despite the fact that she was unconscious and unable to give consent. Demand that this unjust conviction be overturned.
Gay, bisexual, and pansexual men cannot donate blood due to outdated, homophobic notions about HIV risks even during the blood shortage cause by the incredibly deadly Orlando mass shooting. Urge the FDA to finally lift this needless ban.
A sergeant with the New York Police Department allegedly pointed her gun at an innocent bystander who was filming an arrest-in-process. She then reportedly led an illegal search of the bystander’s apartment. Urge the NYPD Commissioner to indefinitely suspend the sergeant without pay pending the NYPD’s internal investigation of the incident.
When Judge David Roper denied a transgender man his name change, he overstepped his discretion. He provided no better justification for his action than his personal beliefs. Ask Georgia’s Judicial Qualification Commission to review the decision and punish any intrusion of personal bias into the process.
More protections for victims of campus sexual assault and more punishments for colleges who mishandle or cover up cases could be passed into law thanks to a new bill to be voted on soon. Urge Congress to swiftly pass these regulations so victims can finally start receiving appropriate justice.
The Stanford rapist has received a lifetime ban from competing in the Olympics in swimming for the U.S. because rape is strictly against the Code of Conduct enforced by USA Swimming. Thank this organization for standing with victims and against rape.
In all of the U.S. states and territories, people automatically gain citizenship if they are born there. That is, all states and territories except American Samoa, whose people have to go through the lengthy naturalization process in order to become citizens. American Samoans should have the same rights as everyone else; demand they are granted birthright citizenship.
Gavin Grimm scored a second historic victory for transgender rights as a federal appeals court upheld its decision that transgender students are entitled to use the washrooms of their choice. Rather than respecting that decision, a school board has decided to appeal the decision in the U.S. Supreme Court. Tell the school board to stop its fight and serve the needs of its students.
A Target store bathroom was bombed in the midst of transphobic protests against the company’s inclusive bathroom policy. No one was hurt, but this was very likely an anti-trans terrorist attack. Demand that the perpetrators be tracked down and punished to the maximum extent possible.
A 14-year-old anti-Trump protester was arrested for participating in a riot, but instead of being charged as a minor, he is being charged as an adult. For someone who can not vote or even drive, this charge is too harsh and is done arbitrarily. Sign this petition to make sure this child is not charged as an adult for his wrongdoing.
A young woman was burned to death for marrying against her family’s wishes. Her mother confessed to the crime and expressed no remorse. Demand justice for this innocent woman.
A Jewish journalist left Twitter after being targeted with anti-Semitic slurs, harassment, and threats by neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Demand that the social media company do more to protect its users from this kind of disgusting hate.
The District of Columbia has become the latest city to raise the minimum wage to $15. Thank the city’s politicians for their efforts to provide a fair living wage for all hard-working citizens.
A California man was recently charged with attempting to rape an unconscious woman. His sentence was a mere six months in county jail. Advocate to increase punishments for attempted rape in California and safeguard the women living there.
Albino children are being murdered due to a barbaric superstition that places great value on their bones as good luck charms. Demand action be taken to stop the persecution and murder of albino children.
Student journalists in Illinois do not have the same rights to free speech that adult journalists do. However, a new bill would change this by allowing students to publish what they want without fear of censorship. Demand that this bill be passed into law.