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Learning to Love my Crip, Queer, Female Body is a Radical Act

I am a vocal intersectional feminist who shares with others how important it is to love their bodies, even in the face of society’s harmful messages. I can explain the roles of sexism, classism, and racism in eating disorders and…

Lawsuit: ADA’s “gender dysphoria” exclusion is discriminatory

Two transgender individuals sued the Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records on May 13, contending that its refusal to provide them birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery (SRS) infringes upon their rights under federal equal protection and disability discrimination laws.…
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Dating with a disability: advice for people with disabilities entering the world of romance

Almost everyone knows the feeling of uncertainty, fear, and excitement triggered by the chance to spend time or go on a date with someone you are interested in. The heart-pounding when you see your crush walk by, pre-date jitters when…
Guest author, Shawn Murinko

People with disabilities have a glass ceiling, too.

Rooted in Rights welcomes articles by guest authors to enhance understanding about the rights of people with disabilities. This piece about barriers to employment for people with disabilities is contributed by Shawn Murinko, former Washington State Human Rights Commissioner, located…
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NYC hosting its first Disability Pride Parade

Following in the traditions of the LGBTQ community, New York City will host its first Disability Pride Parade this summer. In the past, public demonstrations by people who feel marginalized or oppressed, including the community of people with disabilities, have…
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Lawsuit challenges exclusion of Gender Identity Disorder from ADA protections

Kate Lynn Blatt, a transgender woman, began identifying as a woman in 2005. She changed her name, previously James, started dressing in feminine attire, grew long hair and began hormone therapy to change her physical appearance. Her employer, Cabela’s Sporting…