Pride Month is Time for Celebration and Action

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Every June, Pride Month represents a period of celebration for the diverse LGBTQIA+ communities throughout America, as well as a time to listen, learn, reflect and acknowledge the continued efforts to advance equality.  NOW stands with the LGBTQIA+ community, who struggle with oppressive laws that deny them employment protections, health care equity, public accommodation, Read more …

Gender bias online is as harmful as ever. Here are a few ways to fight back.

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which celebrates “the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women” and encourages gender parity. This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, which partly calls on people to stand up to gender bias and inequality. In recognition of the day and the negative environment women and people with other marginalized identities continue to experience online, Mashable spoke with gender equity experts to learn about ways you can challenge the internet’s status quo.

Pass The Equality Act NOW

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  This week’s anticipated vote on the Equality Act brings the federal government one step closer to codifying something that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe is long overdue.  Discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people in employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs and jury service must be against the law. Until all of us Read more …

Celebrating the Centennial of a Feminist Icon: Betty Friedan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of National Organization for Women (NOW) co-founder Betty Friedan. Her groundbreaking work as the “mother” of the modern women’s rights movement includes her seminal book, The Feminine Mystique, and her election as NOW’s first president.   An author, journalist, educator, and activist, Friedan launched NOW on June 30, 1966 while at Read more …