gender and lgbtq issues

Profiling Our Families Is Unacceptable

By Cora Lively

"The LGBT community has suffered a long history of being targeted by law enforcement simply because of who we are.  Similarly, immigrants of all backgrounds have suffered, and continue to suffer, profiling under the laws of many states.  Law enforcement should never rely on a person’s race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or perceived LGBT identity.”

The Randomness of Locs

By Lisa Crooms-Robinson

For more than 25 years, I have worn my hair in locs.  For about the same amount of time, I have been randomly chosen for additional screening by airport employees and border control officials on four continents and in more than a few island countries. 

#I'm Here What About the Mothers

By Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough

In a historic announcement last Friday, President Obama unveiled a plan that could allow more than one million young immigrants to live without fear of deportation in the country they call home. This move is a victory for the human rights of all— and testament to the vision and tenacity of the youngDREAMers who continue to fight for immigrant rights.

But now it’s time to ask: what about their mothers?

End Racial Profiling to Protect Immigrant Women and Children

By Emily Butera, Senior Program Officer for Detention and Asylum at the Women’s Refugee Commission and Amy Elmgren, Detention and Asylum Intern at the Women’s Refugee Commission

Gendering Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops

By Jeremy Briggs, PhD candidate at Kansas State University

Racial profiling by police on the nation's streets and highways has attracted significant social, political and legal attention over the past two decades. Despite the proliferation of research on the issue, many questions remain. The intersection of race and gender in traffic stop outcomes has been under analyzed in particular.

From Stonewall to Stop and Frisk

By Chris Bilal, Youth leader at Street Wise and Safe, originally posted at The Huffington Post.

Immigration, Racial Profiling and LGBTQ Latinas

By Verónica Bayetti Flores, Policy Research Specialist at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Immigration, Racial Profiling and LGBTQ Latin@s

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By Verónica Bayetti Flores, Policy Research Specialist at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health