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A new initiative is trying to make searching for tampons easier for Highland Park women. It's part of a national movement.

Chicago Tribune

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In 2013, the United Nations deemed access to menstrual supplies a human right. Since then, Illinois has taken a number of steps to make access to these products even easier. This story includes solutions such as free dispensers in public restrooms, eliminating the "luxury" or "tampon" tax, and dr...

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The Courtroom of the Future Looks a Lot Like This Navajo Tradition

NationSwell

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various courts, schools, and personal references, and brings together families, friends, a...

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In Chicago, Police Violence Survivors Heal Through Song

Yes! Magazine

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Communal healing represents reparations in action. The Chicago Torture Justice Center, created in 2015 through a Chicago City Council reparations ordinance, advocates for wrongfully imprisoned Black men, as well as for victims of violence and torture at the hands of police. At the community cente...

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LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Face Layered Marginalization, So These Four Organizations Are Here to Help

Teen Vogue

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are filling this unique niche. For example, AsylumConnect created an app of resource...

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Upcoming Philadelphia Based App Connects LGBTQ Folks with Informed Affordable Health Care

Philadelphia Gay News

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When you're new to a city, finding health practitioners that you trust can be difficult, and it's made even more challenging if you identify as LGBTQ and are looking for queer-competent providers. A new app launching in Philadelphia changes that thought, by acting as a "queer health care 'Yelp.'”

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Drive-thru brothels: why cities are building 'sexual infrastructure'

The Guardian

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Attitudes towards the legalization of sex work are changing around the world, and now some cities have even started considering public spaces for sex work while developing urban infrastructure plans. From Cologne, Germany (where there are "sex drive-throughs" that are equipped with safety feature...

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