"Equal Pay Day: AAUW Releases State by State Gender Wage Gap Rankings"
Women still earn a lot less than men - 23% on average but the wage gap varies greatly from state to state. Find out the 10 best and 10 worst states for equal pay at The Huffington Post.
"Voter ID Laws Could Disenfranchise More Than 25,000 Transgender Voters: Study"
The voter ID laws impose greater barriers on transgender individuals since many do not have updated identification that lists their correct gender. For more information visit The Raw Story.
"Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Exclusion"
Eight Planned Parenthood organizations sued Texas for excluding them in a program that provides contraception and check-ups for women as part of a new law that bans organizations affiliated with abortion providers from participating in the Women's Health Program. Read more at The Associated Press.
"Joyce Banda Becomes Malawi's First Woman President"
On Saturday, April 7, Joyce Banda was sworn in as Malawi's first female president and Africa's second. Find out more about Joyce Banda at Ebony.
"17-Year-Old Imprisoned for Failing to Testify Against Her Alleged Rapist"
The 17-year-old had failed to appear for two previous court dates to testify against Frank William Rackley, who is accused of abducting and raping her and is believed to be a serial rapist, and was subsequently ordered to remain in a juvenile detention center until Rackley's next trial date. Read on at Ms. Magazine.
"First Ever PTA for GLBT Students Is Happening on Long Island"
The National PTA recognized the chapter which will serve the area's 127 school districts. The PTA group aims to propose curriculum changes that would include information about the GLBT civil rights movement and its leaders, as well as stress faculty awareness and sensitivity when dealing with the needs of GLBT students and their families. For more information visit Jezebel.