Christina Newhart

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: More Than a List of Names

The first time I saw my father cry was over a list of names.<p>It was the Fourth of July 1993, the summer before my senior year at West Point, and we'd come to Washington, D.C., so that I could catch a plane. I'd volunteered to spend the summer leading a platoon of the 506th Parachute Infantry …

Transgender 6-Year-Old Is Accepted By Everyone But Her School Board

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division on behalf of a 6-year-old who has been …

Transgender no longer a mental 'disorder' in diagnostic manual

Transgender no longer a mental ‘disorder’ in diagnostic manual<p>Posted by Steve Lee, Editor Breaking News, Top Highlights Thursday, December 27th, …

Breast-feeding moms say they were harassed by security at Delaware mall

Three mothers campaigning for the right to breast-feed in public say they were harassed by security guards while nursing inside a mall.<p>Diana Hitchens, Autumne Murray and Jessica Hitchens staged a "nurse-in" at the Hollister store at the Concord Mall in Wilmington, Del., on Saturday.<p>The protest was …

Forest Park 'Lactivists' Overturn Law Restricting Public Breast-Feeding

A group of Georgia "lactivists" have successfully put the squeeze on a law restricting public breast-feeding.<p>On Monday night, city council officials in Forest Park, Ga. voted to drop the age limit from a public indecency ordinance that previously outlawed open breast-feeding of children above age …

Congo receives £180m boost to health system to tackle warzone rape

When Beatrice was raped, by a gang of soldiers who sauntered by her home and saw her alone, she thought it was the end of world. She could not have …

Anti-rape video in response to Steubenville trial coverage goes viral

A University of Oregon film student felt compelled to respond to some of the issues surrounding the Steubenville rape case -- and has 1.3 million views on YouTube.<p>Samantha Stendal, 19, directed “A Needed Response” and addressed it to “the Steubenville rapists … or any rapists out there,” in order …

Rewriting our rape laws in light of Steubenville

Earlier this month, the Steubenville, Ohio high school football players who sexually penetrated an intoxicated and sometimes unconscious teenage girl were found guilty of rape. The boys' defence was that the girl was drinking, but she wasn't so drunk that she couldn't have said no if she didn't …

Is Photoshop Destroying America's Body Image?

Has Photoshop gone too far? Kate Winslet and Brad Pitt are among several public figures who think so and the American Medical Association (AMA) is now backing them up.<p>Winslet was one of the first to break ground when she took action against <i>GQ</i> magazine for digitally altering her body in its …

Eating Disorder Treatment/Insurance | CA Insurance Firm

Eating Disorder Treatment and Insurance Issues<p>Dealing with, and seeking treatment for eating disorders can be emotionally and financially …

Make Your Voice Heard on Reproductive Rights

Republicans in the Virginia legislature still don't trust women to make their own health care decisions -- they just don't want to talk about it publicly anymore.<p>Following the Tea Party victory here in 2009, Republicans began implementing a devastating agenda behind their ideological leader, …

High school teacher under investigation for saying “vagina” during anatomy lesson

Teacher Tim McDaniel is also in hot water for asking students to write critical response papers on climate change<p>High school science teacher Tim McDaniel is being investigated by Idaho's professional standards commission because he allegedly used the word “vagina” while teaching a 10th grade …

The Dangers of Obama's Contraceptive Compromise

The same logic could be used to get businesses out of hiring gay employees or paying minimum wage.<p><i>The same logic could be used to get businesses out of hiring gay employees or paying minimum wage.</i><p>Wikimedia Commons<p>Does religious freedom entitle secular business owners to exemptions from generally …

Anti-human-trafficking efforts gain momentum

New policies and new laws on human trafficking are spreading across several states<p>A wave of efforts to stop human trafficking has spread across the country as lawmakers and others look to combat the problem through law, policy, and grass-roots activism.<p>Although approaches vary, advocates say more …

Supreme Court tackles federal Defense of Marriage Act

An 83-year-old former IBM programmer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law that cost her more than a quarter of a million dollars and deprived her, and thousands of other gay couples, of federal marriage benefits.<p>At issue is the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, passed by …

North Dakota Now Has The Toughest Restrictions On Abortion In The Country

Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a bill that bans any abortion after a fetal heart beat can be detected, typically around six weeks after conception when many women still don't realize they are pregnant.<p>There are no exceptions for rape, incest, the health of the mother or if she would lose …