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U.S. Drops LGBT Questions From Surveys, Alarming Advocates

U.S. Drops LGBT Questions From Surveys, Alarming Advocates

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBT advocates are questioning the Trump administration’s quiet deletion of questions on sexuality from two federal surveys. Combined with the withdrawal of another planned survey evaluating the effectiveness of a homelessness project for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, the moves have alarmed watchdogs who worry they may point to a […]…

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

GOULD, Ark. — The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818 souls, William El-Amin, the former local police chief, noticed something unusual. El-Amin, now 38, grew up in Little Rock. He had worked there as a probation and parole officer before joining the Gould Police Department in 2011. Like […]…

Opinion: It’s Time to Stop Messing With Families in Texas

Opinion: It’s Time to Stop Messing With Families in Texas

After the inauguration of the new president, and with clear signs in my opinion that he intends to bully immigrants, the children of immigrants woke up afraid. One mother, here in South Texas, told me that her son came home after school, weeping, claiming that he didn’t want to go to Mexico. His mother, holding […]…

DREAMers Contribute to America. Now, It’s Time for Congress to Help

DREAMers Contribute to America. Now, It’s Time for Congress to Help

Those of us who have fought in the struggle for immigrant rights are accustomed to both stunning victories and crushing defeats. Here in Florida, we have won in-state tuition for undocumented students, stopped the construction of a large, private immigration detention center and halted a variety of draconian anti-immigrant bills, including an Arizona-style “show me your […]…