Vaccine Heroes: The Women of Color in Charge of InclusivCare

March 11, 2021

InclusivCare has been helping underserved minority communities for 17 years. To celebrate Martin Luther King’s Day, they held a massive COVID vaccine drive. I spoke with CEO, Dr. Shondra Williams, and COO, Dr. Dwana Green about their organization, their accomplishments, and what those accomplishments mean as women of color. InclusivCare services the Marrero, Kenner, Avondale, […]

State Representative Mandie Landry Fights to Decriminalize Prostitution

March 7, 2021

Prostitution is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. In most of the United States, sex work is unregulated, thus denying rights that accrue to other workers. With sex work criminalized, workers are reluctant to report crimes committed against them. Sex trafficking is more pervasive than many people care to acknowledge. According to the World […]

How Anti-Abortion Activists Capitalized on COVID-19

March 3, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, anti-abortion activists and state legislatures have used COVID as a way to ban abortions across the country, including here in Louisiana. Many states who had been fighting to overturn Roe vs Wade were quick to close abortion clinics as nonessential during coronavirus shutdowns, even though abortion is considered healthcare.

Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana Attacks Transgender Teens in a Facebook Post

January 29, 2021

Yesterday Bill Cassidy posted on Facebook, “Say it with me — biological males have no place in girls’ sports.” He paired the statement with a factually erroneous article titled, “Biden’s Politically Correct Assault on Girls Sports.” The article was written by the Washington Examiner Editorial Team, which frequently publishes articles masquerading as pro-women while simultaneously […]

Groundbreaking! First Openly Transgender Woman to Hold Political Seat in Louisiana

July 12, 2020

It was a big night for transgender people in Louisiana. Peyton “Rose Michelle” Theriot, who goes by Peyton Rose Michelle, won her seat with the Democratic State Central Committee for the 46th District A, representing St. Martin, Iberia, and St. Landry Parishes. She is the first openly transgender woman elected to a Louisiana political position, […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions in 5-4 Decision

June 29, 2020

In an historic re-affirmation of precedent, the United States Supreme Court held that Louisiana’s admitting privileges law for abortion providers was unconstitutional today.  In this case, captioned June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, the justices were split 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the majority. The impact of this decision for Louisiana is that […]

TGNC Mutual Aid Fund Offers Relief to Transgender Community

April 20, 2020

Note: This article was originally published on the Tulane Hullabaloo. In light of financial crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus, the Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Crisis Funding Circle Louisiana has created a mutual aid fund to give relief to their community. The TGNC fund was established on March 17 as the effects of COVID-19 began […]

Proposed Senate Bill Hopes to Force Genital Examination Trans High School Athletes

March 14, 2020

As the Louisiana State Legislature convened for its first week of the Regular Session, a number of issues promise to take the political stage. While the regular topics like equal pay, coastal restoration, education, tort reform, and civil rights characterize much of the proposed legislation, one Senator is apparently concerned about another issue: the genitals […]

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