Same DNA but Born this Way: A Look Back at Transgender History

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Although to many the term transgender seems relatively new, its roots can be traced back to ancient civilizations. Verbiage and categorizations have changed over time and vary in different cultures. This Pride month, we’ll take a look at the history of transgender people and how they are impacted by law today.

What Is Transgender?

Transgender is a term for people who have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned to at birth. Even though some people identify as the sex opposite the one they were born with…

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Proud to Be Born This Way: A Look Back at the Road to Pride and LGBTQ Rights

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

This June marks a special month for the LGBTQ community. Not only is it Pride month, but it’s also the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ and Pride traditions. The very first Pride march took place on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City on June 28, 1970. More than 500 Pride-related events have been canceled this year due to the COVID pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped people from celebrating. The LGBTQ community has found ways to celebrate online, and others are marching in black lives matter protests to elevate black voices in solidarity for equal rights. Let’s take a closer look at this movement…

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Stay in the Know with SCOTUS Cases this 2019-2020 Term!

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Lauren Mattiuzzo

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing three separate cases which could determine whether LGBTQ people are protected in the workplace by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As the term continues, SCOTUS will also hear cases regarding age discrimination, maritime law, abortions, the insanity defense, and much more. With Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases you can stay in the know with these upcoming cases!

About Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

The American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases is a publication that provides comprehensive expert analysis of all cases granted certiorari before the Supreme Court prior to the arguments…

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Pride and Prejudice: Researching Stonewall and LGBT Rights

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Tara Kibler

Fifty years ago today, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community fought back against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in New York City with violent demonstrations now known as the Stonewall Riots. Considered the first significant protest calling for equal rights for homosexuals, the Riots inspired future gay pride celebrations to be held annually in June. In 1999, June was officially declared “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” by President Bill Clinton. Pride Month was later expanded to “LGBT Pride Month” by President Barack Obama in 2009.

The Stonewall Riots launched an international phenomenon that continues to grow as LGBT rights are increasingly recognized across the globe…

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