Stories by Jessica Stern

Culture
There Can Be No ‘Pride’ Without Racial Justice

Editor’s Note: This article on Pride Month amidst the fight for racial justice was penned by Jessica Stern, Executive Director of OutRight Action International, an NGO that addresses human rights violations and abuses against LGBTQ people. June is Pride Month. It’s usually a time filled with parades, protests, film festivals[…]

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Culture
Hey Guys, International Women’s Day Is About You, Too

The International Women’s Day theme, Each for Equal, captures that gender inequality goes beyond lack of access or representation of women.

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News
The Legality of Love: This Valentine’s Day, Remember That LGBTQ People Are Illegal in a Third of the World

LGBTQ criminalization remains a reality for too many people, as 68 countries — over a third of the world — continue to criminalize consensual relations.

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LGBTQ People in Uganda Are Under Threat, and They Need Our Support

The increased rhetoric about a “Kill the Gays” bill and corresponding hate speech serve to demonize LGBTQ Ugandans and give the green light for violence.

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