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Prince George’s County residents have started a rent strike against poor living conditions.
  • Oct 24, 2020
The Pope's comments in support of civil unions for same-sex couples is part of a larger shift worldwide toward greater acceptance of LGBTQ people and it could help push public opinion further in favor of same-sex unions in Catholic countries that don't recognize them
  • Oct 21, 2020
  • Local
“Angry women will change the world," one sign read.
  • Oct 17, 2020
Protesters from the Women's March in the District strided to the Supreme Court on Oct. 17, where they met counterprotesters supporting Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
  • Oct 17, 2020
  • Local
Hundreds are gathering for a rally in Freedom Plaza before marching to the Supreme Court. More than 429 other Women's March events are planned in all 50 states.
  • Oct 17, 2020
In Washington, D.C., organizers expect between 6,000 and 10,000 people to gather on Freedom Plaza for a midday rally focused on voting and protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
  • Oct 15, 2020
The pandemic is taking away a celebration that, for generations, has given LGBTQ people a chance to dress however they please, and be whomever they want.
  • Oct 15, 2020
As Catholic women watched Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings, some saw a new kind of “feminist icon." Others saw an unrealistic model of what Catholic women are expected to be.
  • Oct 13, 2020
Javaid Perwaiz, a former OB/GYN, faces trial this week in Norfolk, Va. He is charged with health-care fraud.
  • Oct 13, 2020
Monica Roberts, one of the country's most influential transgender voices, documented the violence against trans women long before mainstream news outlets began acknowledging it.
  • Oct 9, 2020
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