Family Policy Institute of Washington Misrepresents Facts in a Child Rape Case

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 10:57 am

Family Policy Institute of Washington is so eager to get a parental notification law passed in Washington state that its executive director, Joseph Backholm, is apparently willing to misrepresent court-documented facts. Parental notification laws require that minors notify and/or get consent from one or both parents before getting an abortion.  Washington is one of only [...]

Sue Kerr and Ian Finkenbinder on why sexual assault and rape culture are LGBTQ issues

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 8:13 am

It seems almost ridiculous that this essay has to be written, but sadly it does. Rape affects every community, and there is not enough discussion about its intersection with LGBTQ issues. Many kudos to essayists Sue Kerr (@PghLesbian24) of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents and Ian Finkenbinder (@oneangryqueer), Seattle-based activist of OneAngryQueer, for their courage as rape survivors to bring [...]

Our homegrown pro-rape culture is out and proud – from Steubenville to the expiration of VAWA

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 7:03 am

The coverage of the brutal crimes unveiling the pro-rape culture in India (and the women’s movement rising to oppose it), is welcome information to bring to Americans. While I’m sure a lot of people would like to think a gang-rape and beating on a bus is something so violent and savage that it couldn’t occur [...]

Freeh report: Penn State knew about sex abuse, didn’t give a damn about victims

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 9:36 am

The probe’s “most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State.” –  former FBI director Louis Freeh’s statement on the findings during his investigation of the Penn State scandal. Yes, what about the children? It was the football [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe on South Africa’s ‘corrective rape’ of lesbians

By: Thursday June 14, 2012 8:03 am

To hear of human rights abuses of Uganda’s LGBTQ population is not new, sadly. Gay activist David Kato was the father of the Uganda’s LGBTQ rights movement. To many of his fellow countrymen Kato was a dead man walking once his homosexuality became public. The country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill dubbed “Kill the Gays bill” criminalizes same-sex [...]

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