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50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots + Raíz + Roo High School
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50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots + Raíz + Roo High School
Marsha Johnson
No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us."
– Micah Bazant, a trans visual artist honoring the legacy of Marsha "Pay It No Mind" Johnson
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Marsha was a prominent leader in the Stonewall movement and co-founded the organization Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) — a group dedicated to helping homeless young drag queens and trans women of color. Read more about Marsha's legacy and impact.
Since 2014, Planned Parenthood's Raíz (Spanish for "root") program has worked to build sustainable, community-organizing teams in partnership with Latinx communities, by Latinxs and for Latinxs. We asked Norma Jimenez, Specialist of Latino Leadership and Engagement, what the Raíz program means to her:

We want you to meet a few of the Latinx members of the Planned Parenthood family — and to learn from them, in their own words, about the importance of the work they do every day. Learn more here.
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Grace Colley and Caroline Roddey
Grace Colley & Caroline Roddey Davidson College
Grace Colley and Caroline Roddey, executive board members of Davidson College's chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action, helped expand access to contraception and menstrual products on campus.

After learning that Plan B emergency contraception, pads, tampons, and other sexual wellness products were inaccessible after hours and only administered to cisgendered women, Grace and Caroline advocated for a more inclusive environment on the grounds that contraceptive and menstrual product access should not be a gendered responsibility.

Because of their work, all students can now access free menstrual products in campus bathrooms. Davidson College also installed a sexual wellness vending machine in a discreet, but accessible, location on campus. Learn more about their work here.
Roo High School
We're excited to share Roo High School:
a new series of videos that answers teens' most common questions about sex.
Watch YouTubers @mylifeaseva, @luhshawnay, @iamjamessss, and sex ed chatbot Roo answer questions about masturbation, periods, puberty, penises, vaginas, and more. Chatting with Roo is free and private, so go ahead and ask all your awkward questions about sex, relationships, growing up, and more!

Roo is designed for teens, but can be used by anyone who has questions about their sexual health. And as more people use Roo, the chatbot will continue to evolve and be able to answer even more questions on more topics.
"Is it still legal for me to get an abortion?"
Abortion is still legal in the United States, no matter what state you live in. Abortion has been legal in all 50 states since 1973, when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion rights in Roe v. Wade

However, across the country, there are different restrictions in different states about abortion. While abortion is technically legal, it can sometimes be hard to access, and rules like waiting periods and mandatory counseling can make it more difficult to get an abortion.

If you or someone you know wants to have an abortion, help is available. Your nearest Planned Parenthood health center can give you all the information you need.

Please know that we will never stop defending access to safe, legal abortion care. We will always protect Planned Parenthood patients. And we will not stop until every person, in every state, has the rights and care they deserve.

Have more questions? Chat with a health educator.

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Dream and American Promise Act, a bill to protect immigrant youth and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) beneficiaries from deportation.

We're grateful to our partners who have worked tirelessly to pass the #DreamAndPromiseAct through the House. Families deserve to live free from discrimination, free from the fear of deportation, and free to access health care.
Karrueche and Shabana
Karrueche Tran and M.A.D. Nails (a New Orleans-based, black woman-owned nail salon), partnered with Planned Parenthood and our Stand with Black Women initiative in a sponsored sweepstakes. Pictured is Karrueche and our sweepstakes winner, Shabana Ramnarine of Queens Village, NY, getting sexual and reproductive health nail art from Morgan Dixon, M.A.D Nails owner and official nail artist for TNT's Claws.
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