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China's First Domestic Violence Law Overlooks Gays

Activists largely welcomed China's first national anti-domestic violence law on Monday, although some criticized the apparent omissions of sexual violence and gay couples.

Asian Task Force Against DV Stages "Vagina Monologues"

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 7
On April 11-12, Boston's Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) in tandem with the Actors Refuge Repertory Theatre presents "Vagina Monologues 2015 - Out of a Cocoon."

Speedos and Drag Queens and Bears, Oh My!

HEALTH | By EDGE | Feb 20
GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project is still eager to take their "11th Annual Winter Plunge" into the icy waters of South Boston's Carson Beach, Sunday Feb 22 at 12 noon, in spite of record levels of snow.

Activists Mobilize for One Billion Rising: Revolution Campaign

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 6
On February 7 in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, One Billion Rising will host a kickoff event for their February 14 week of action to end violence against women and girls.

Only in Florida: Middle Aged Twins Melee Over Massage Toy in Manatee

CRIME | By EDGE | Dec 14
It was a battle royale over a boyfriend and a sex toy between twin sisters in Florida that left one sibling bloodied and crying for help and the other in handcuffs and later, the hoosegow.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
Post orange banners, ribbons and flag in your neighborhood on November 25 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

GLBTQ-DVP Gets Historic Federal Grant

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
The Verizon Foundation awarded the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQ-DVP) an historic $5,000 grant for a prevention and community engagement program.

Natl Day of Action to End Violence Against Women With HIV

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 23
October 23 is the first-ever national day of action to end violence against women with HIV and across the country, the Positive Women's Network has planned rallies, ruckus-raisings and social media actions.

Fox News Wonders, "What If Ray Rice Had Punched a Gay?"

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 12
A guest host on Fox News this Tuesday, September 9 used the discussion about player Ray Rice's indefinite suspension from the NFL for knocking his wife out cold to rant and rave about punishments for anti-gay hate crimes.

Intimate Partner Abuse Linked to Mental Problems in New Mothers

SCIENCE | By EDGE | Jun 21
A recent study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers.

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