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17-Time Paralympic Medalist Tatyana McFadden on Fighting for the Rights of Athletes With Disabilities

Seventeen Paralympic medals. Twenty World Championships medals. Twenty-four World Major Marathon titles. At the age of 30, pro wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden has quite the hardware collection—and owns some serious real estate in the record books. In 2013, McFadden became the first person ever to win four World Major Marathons in one year, a feat […]

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Disability Rights Activist Dies, Obit Says Insurance Company Denied Her Medication

Carrie Ann Lucas — an attorney and well-known disability rights activist best known for pioneering representation for parents with disabilities — died Sunday at the age of 47 in her hometown of Windsor, Colorado. According to her obituary, which was posted to her Facebook page, Lucas passed away due to complications that occurred “after an […]

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Meet The Pioneering Doctor Who Broke Ground For Transgender Rights More Than A Century Ago

By Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa/The Conversation The Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights. In July 2017, Trump sought to bar transgender people from serving in the military. Then, this past October, The New York Times obtained a memo indicating that the administration was considering narrowly defining gender “as a biological, immutable condition […]

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Lisa Murkowski's Biggest Reason To Oppose Brett Kavanaugh May Not Be Abortion Rights

WASHINGTON ― For all the speculation about Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and whether she’ll vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, there is an issue beyond abortion rights perhaps weighing more heavily on her as she makes her decision: protections for Alaska Natives. Advocates for Alaska Natives, who were crucial to Murkowski’s re-election in 2010, […]