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SXSW Panel: Women’s Representation: Five Steps to Win Gender Parity
Privy to a recent conversation among high-level Democratic donors following Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential loss, former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis couldn’t help but feel shocked.

2:15PM Sat. Mar. 11, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Feminist Edit-a-Thon Makes Wikipedia More Diverse
Wikipedia gets its yearly feminist makeover this Saturday, March 11. Stephanie Creaghan, Aditi Ohri, and Jessica Wagner organized the local Feminist Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon with the intention of including more female, queer, and genderqueer artist profiles, as well as increasing the percentage of women-identified and nonbinary contributors.

2:49PM Fri. Mar. 10, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Bathroom Bill Flushed to Senate
Rose, a transgender kindergartener, told a story Tuesday night about the problems with Senate Bill 6. “I was using the boys’ restroom, and a boy hopped over the stall and just looked at me,” the child told members of the state’s Senate Affairs Committee a few minutes before 9pm.

10:10AM Wed. Mar. 8, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Joe Biden at SXSW
Clear your SXSW schedule and start lining up now: Joe Biden, the 47th U.S. vice president, will be speaking March 12, as part of the Connect to End Cancer series of talks.

11:00AM Mon. Mar. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence
Disconcerting reports about the current status of APD’s ever-growing rape kit backlog has prompted Travis County’s Sexual Assault Resource and Recovery Team (SARRT) to draft a letter to Mayor Steve Adler, Interim City Manager Elaine Hart, and Interim Police Chief Brian Manley requesting immediate clarification about the holdup.

11:05AM Wed. Mar. 1, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Texas Vets Push for Marijuana Reform
A walking cane. Two back surgeries. Five morphine pills taken daily. Twenty every day in total. This is what brought disabled Navy veteran Corey Benshoof to Veterans Lobby Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

11:25AM Thu. Feb. 23, Montinique Monroe Read More | Comment »

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I Pee With LGBT
Trans rights activists and allies around Texas are “rolling up their sleeves, pulling down their pants, and peeing with LGBT” after Austin native and renowned director Richard Linklater collaborated with ACLU of Texas, GSD&M, and Legacy Community Health on a commercial denouncing Texas’ proposed bathroom bill.

11:12AM Wed. Feb. 22, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
Austin-based U.S. Federal District Judge Sam Sparks blocked Texas health officials from kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid on Tuesday, writing that the action would stand against federal law and cause irreparable injury to the 12,000 low-income Texas women who visit the reproductive health provider.

7:30PM Tue. Feb. 21, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Council: Robert Rules, OK?
The national political context again shadowed City Council Thursday, Feb. 16, as tensions simmered over immigration, questions of “equity” obscured the Capitol views, and the debate continued over Plaza Saltillo: How high can we go?

8:00AM Mon. Feb. 20, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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