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This week marks the 42nd anniversary of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funds. Title IX opened doors for women and girls in school to pursue sciences and sports, and also protects women from sexual harassment and violence — although there’s still a lot of work to do to eradicate sexual violence on campus.
Happy birthday, Title IX. Here’s to continuing to make school a more equal place for women.
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Edith Windsor on love and the truth about equality – a typographic homage by Debbie Millman, painstakingly made by hand with gold leaf and felt letters on hand-quilted felt.
Prints available here, benefiting SAGE, a nonprofit providing support and care for LGBTQ senior citizens.
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Awwwwwww, yeah, we’re BACK, baby!
After a short break, #UpChat returns to Twitter TODAY, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. Eastern. Today’s chat is all about LGBTQQ: the people, the issues, and the fight for equality.
This time around, we’ve asked a few of our friends to stop by and join in the conversation. Here’s who we’ll have with us during the chat:
- All Out
- Freedom to Marry
- Get Equal
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
- Our Time
- The Trevor Project
- True Colors Fund
Our conversation will focus on what we accomplished in 2013 and the work ahead for equality in 2014. Watch for your favorite LGBTQQ Upworthy content and great insights and content from all of our #UpChat partners.
Join in with your thoughts today at 3 p.m. Eastern — just follow along using the #UpChat hashtag!
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Even in Mississippi, openly homophobic bigotry is becoming bad politics.
Laura Conaway: The Southern Equality campaign continues its swing through Mississippi. Last week, same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in the southern part of the state. On Wednesday, a couple that includes a member of the Air Force Reserve got turned down in tiny Poplarville.
As far as protest and awareness efforts go, this is pretty run of the mill stuff, really. Laudable and worthwhile in putting a human face on an issue that may lack them for some, but hardly unusual.
And that’s when Conaway makes a good catch:
After one of the couples today got turned down, Clarion-Ledger reporter Dustin Barnes tweeted that “sounds of laughter could be heard in clerk’s office.” A few minutes later, Barnes added more. ”Hinds Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn said when gay man cried in her office about denial of marriage license, 1 of her employees almost cried too,” he tweeted. “Dunn said she was sure her employees weren’t laughing at same-sex couples who were denied marriage license in Jxn today.” I know it may not seem like much in blue states, but I can tell you from experience that when it’s no longer acceptable for there to be any hint of making fun of gay couples in Mississippi — and when it’s OK to show some empathy for them — you’re looking at real change.
It may not seem like it sometimes, but progress is being made every day. That said, let’s see if we can’t speed it up a bit.