Gender/Sexuality/Identity

Copwatch Report: Park Police enter Gay woods near Dupont

A Copwatch patrol discovered US Park Police shining flashlights inside the "Black Forest" woods west of 23ed st NW south of O st NW at approximately 11:20PM on May 18th, 2014. They seemed to be moving slowly, as if they were looking for something on the ground-or like they were in bear country, seeking to avoid startling anything more powerful than them. At about 11:38PM, the cops suddenly ran to their cars and left in a bug hurry, presumably responding to some other call.

Protesters object as Supreme Court permits Hobby lobby to refuse contraceptive coverage

In a 5-4 split decision on the 30th of June, the US Supreme Court once again ruled that corporations are people, this time granting them religious freedom to discriminate against women who use birth control in the notorious Hobby Lobby case.

As the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious bigotry and corporate personhood, protesters outside showed their disapproval with signs saying things like "my uterus is not on payroll," and "My health care is not your hobby," and "keep your rosaries off my ovaries.

WSQT Audio Report

Photo by Thinkprogress

Huge counterprotest against Westboro Baptist at Wilson HS

On the 9th of June, Westboro Baptist had the nerve to take their violently homophobic message to Wilson High School in DC. They were met with a huge student-let counterprotest.

8 second Youtube video scanning crowd posted by WTOP Radio

Dead fish for HRC, super soakers for Westboro at Pride Parade

The Capitol Pride Parade on June 7, 2014 was the least corporate Pride parade I have seen in many years.In addition, the so-called "Human Rights Campaign" was held accountable for throwing non-assimilationists and especially trans folks under the bus by activists who threw nasty dead fish at them. Someone later said "Choke on the bones, transphobe douchebags" in a Twitter post. Also on the scene was the infamously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church. I saw them chased out of one position after several parade floats opened fire with Super Soaker water squirters on them.

Video:Pride vs Westboro

Showdown with Westboro Baptist

Pride week Bike Party draws hundreds

On the 4th of June, organizers of the Bike Parties held a special Pride Week ride, drawing hundreds of riders, including a few in fairy wings, glitter, etc.

Musical video of the Bike Party on Archive

Fairy wings in the Pride Bike Party

Slutwalk DC protests blaming victims for rape and sexual assault

In early 2011, a Toronto cop told a woman that had been raped that she was a "slut" and was responsible for being raped. Worst of all, he did this by saying in a public forum after the attack that women "should not dress like sluts" if they don't want to be raped on the street. IIn response to this outrage was born the Slutwalks, protests in many cities against blaming and shaming victims of sexual assault on the basis of appearance or dress.

March for Women's Lives 2004

Aerial photoMarch for Women's Lives Pro-Choice, 1.2 million 2004

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