Special Prosecutor unpaid for 17 months as anti-graft advocates fume

During the time only one senior official – the deputy special prosecutor, in office since May 2018 –  has been drawing a salary. The new staff recruited in the tenure of the current boss have been going home without any remuneration for close to two years. “That was really dangerous and a major blow against … Read more

A Texas university president canceled a student drag show, calling it ‘divisive’ and misogynistic. First Amendment advocates disagree

CNN  —  A student drag show aimed at raising money for the LGBTQ community was canceled Monday by West Texas A&M University’s president, who called such shows “derisive, divisive and demoralizing misogyny,” drawing backlash from students and free speech advocates. In an email to the school community, university President Walter V. Wendler said drag shows … Read more

More Black men are needed in the classroom, diversity advocates say

CNN  —  Jamaal Grant was studying biology at Colby College in Maine when a friend asked if he’d be interested in teaching after graduation. Grant had planned to go to graduate school and build a career in science, but in need of a job, decided to teach science at a charter school in Boston. Within … Read more

Advocates Say Montana Bill Would Erase Trans And Nonbinary Identities

Republicans in Montana are moving forward with legislation that advocates say would effectively eliminate the legal existence of trans, nonbinary, two-spirit and intersex people in the state by codifying the definition of sex to be based on a person’s reproductive system. The 61-page bill, SB 458, is part of a torrent of anti-LGBTQ legislation that … Read more