On International Women’s Day, Five Activists Who Are Inspiring Change Around the World

On Equal Pay Day, I think it is still ok to reblog this artikel dated 8 March!

National LGBTQ Task Force Blog

In 1908, 15,000 women gathered to march through New York City, demanding shorter hours, better pay, and voting rights.  More than 100 years later, women across the world are still fighting for their rights, and inspiring change every day.

1544534_589283431155303_1399127217_nAt the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change this year, we listened as thousands of those women talked about how they were making changing in their own communities.  All of their voices were inspiring, not just individually, but as a collective force.

International Women’s Day reminds us to think about the amazing work that women are doing to inspire change.  I want to share just a few stories of women that you might not have heard about.

Fernanda Milan, a Guatemalan transgender rights activist, fled her home country after being attacked by the police.  Having been granted asylum in Denmark, she continues her work for transgender rights.  In her…

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writer, researcher, archivist, artist, activist, Jew living and working at Bremen, Nienburg, Playa del Inglés, Ruidoso, Lanciano www.thomasgatter.eu View all posts by Thomas Gatter

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