March is Women’s History Month—a time not only to celebrate women’s contributions to history and society, but also to reflect on the injustices and persecution that too many women continue to face across the globe.
For various reasons, gender identity struggles don't have as much social cachet as something like gay marriage, though in many ways they are more urgent and fundamental. Though a certain type of queer person might soon enjoy what begins to look like full equality and acceptance, there are many others who are still deeply embattled.
NYC Pride announced on Monday that DOMA plaintiff Edith Windsor, actor, singer and civil rights advocate Harry Belafonte, and the President/CEO of the Center for Black Equity, Earl Fowlkes, will serve as Grand Marshals during the 44th Annual NYC LGBT Pride March in June 2013.
The Delaware chapter of the NAACP has added its endorsement to an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, in line with similar support for the issue expressed by the civil rights group’s national leadership.
On March 7, Brazil’s House of Representatives elected Marco Feliciano, a right-wing Pentecostal pastor from the country’s Social Christian Party (PSC), as president of the lower chamber’s Human Rights and Minorities’ Commission (CDHM).