What’s Current: Women protest lesbian erasure at Manchester Pride

  • On Saturday, women representing Get The L Out, ReSisters United, Object, and Make More Noise protested lesbian erasure at Manchester Pride amid harassment and accusations of transphobia.
  • Celebrities including Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande join a Planned Parenthood campaign protesting a recent wave of abortion bans in the United States.
  • Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to a new indictment that includes two new charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that moves his trial to January 2020.
  • Serbia, despite having a lesbian Prime Minister, banned IVF and artificial insemination for anyone with a “history of homosexual relations during the last five years.” 
  • The public murder of a mother by her ex-husband in front of her child sparks outrage across Turkey. Gulsam Kav, representative of We Will Stop Femicide, tells the BBC:

“The fact that her last cry was asking not to be killed is the symbol of how little, we as women, want. In Turkey, our demand, as women, is not to be killed.”

Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.