Gender Columnist Miriam Zoila Pérez is a Cuban-American writer covering issues of race, health and gender. She is the founder of RadicalDoula.com, and was an Editor at Feministing.com for four years, during which time the site was awarded the Sidney J Hillman Prize for Blog Journalism. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, Taking Points Memo, The American Prospect, MORE Magazine, Rewire and a number of anthologies, including "Yes Means Yes," "Click" and "Persistence." Pérez is the author of "The Radical Doula Guide: A Political Primer for Full-Spectrum Pregnancy and Childbirth Support" and the co-host of the Latinx music podcast Radio Menea.
Created by two Black women activists, The Safety Pin Box is a monthly service for White allies meant to replace the symbolic gesture of wearing a safety pin with tasks and financial contributions to Black women.
"We were claiming the sacredness of the space and the decisions that women and families make," says Katey Zeh of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the group that co-produced the first blessing ceremony with Planned Parenthood Metro-Washington.
I've been paralyzed by fear since Donald Trump was elected president. Here's how an over-capacity, hectic march with half a million people in Washington, D.C., this weekend made things a little bit better.
WITNESS Media Lab analyzed over 300 eyewitness videos of violence against transgender people, many of color, and found that many of them have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes and hateful comments.
While presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't have a legislative record, his just-announced running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, does. On reproductive rights and LGBT issues it's quite clear where he stands.