Anti-Trans Group Forced to Apologize For Using Sexual Assault Survivor's Story to Raise Money

In early March, a Seattle woman named Kelly Herron was allegedly attacked in a restroom by a registered sex offender named Gary Steiner. Steiner was hiding in a stall and Herron says she fought him off, then locked him inside until the police arrived. Her story went viral—and was also picked up by an anti-trans group…

Women's Marchers Drove the 'Trump Unity Bridge' Out of Town

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Whether it was a counter-protest or just bad timing is unclear, but in either case, the “Trump Unity Bridge,” a makeshift parade float carrying Trump supporters, towed behind a Suburban with “Congressional Guest” and “Governor Guest” signs on the dashboard, was not welcome at the Women’s March on…

My Quiet Inauguration-Day Lunch Break With D.C.'s Transit Workers

WASHINGTON, DC—The transit officer was not feeling well, but was being a decent sport about the whole thing. “Something just isn’t agreeing with me that we ate,” he said to his partner on the shift. “Maybe the potato chips.” He’s been cutting out gluten, you see, since six months ago he ballooned up like he was…

Abortion Doctor Alleges Civil Rights Violation After Hospital Places 'Gag Order' on Advocacy

On Monday, May 2, Washington OBGYN Diane Horvath-Cosper filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services. The doctor, who is an abortion provider, alleges that MedStar Washington Hospital Center violated her right by imposing a “gag order” that prevented her from speaking publicly about…

Football Coach Who Wouldn't Stop Game Prayers Put on Leave, Possibly to Avoid Praying Satanists 

Joe Kennedy, the coach of a Washington state high school football team, has been placed on leave after he wouldn’t stop praying at games. The school district says it’s to avoid liability, which is probably true. It’s convenient timing, too, considering that the Satanic Temple has begun demanding to be allowed to…