Learn more about the groundbreaking 6-3 Supreme Court decision that made discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers illegal.
happy pride month!
First and foremost, happy pride month everyone! June was chosen as pride month for the LGBTQ+ community in honor of the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969. So, in June communities come together to celebrate the achievements, importance, and value of the LGBTQ+ community everywhere throughout the world. So, since 1969, you’d think we made significant progress and we have, but we still have much to accomplish in terms of overall equality for people in the United States. We face several challenges and wins, one of which came from our Supreme Court this last week in the groundbreaking 6-3 decision that made discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers illegal.
Since the beginning of time, sexual violence against women (and men) has been a dominant force of the culture in the United States. While April is official sexual assault awareness month, there is no restrictions on being open to awareness discussions in the months prior to and after April. So, we have this blog post!
This blog includes the stories of eight black individuals who were killed at the hands of white cops, who still have not been granted justice. It is important to note here that the stories below are exemplary and not exhaustive. There is no way for us to know the full extent of policy brutality or race-based crimes because they are rarely talked about. Our fight for equality is for the stories we know, as much as it is for those we don’t.
As many of you already know, George Floyd, an unarmed, cooperative, black man was killed by four police officers on May 25, 2020. These officers obstructed Floyd’s breathing for nearly nine minutes until he passed away. Recently, there has been a significant amount of protests against the officers, and numerous calls for justice to be served in the form of charging those involved with this murder.