I never would’ve known I had breast cancer if I hadn’t gone to Planned Parenthood last year. Now Republicans want to shut down an organization that saved my life.
Gina Tron is freelance writer and reporter who has contributed to The Washington Post, VICE, Politico, Ladygunn and others. Her first book You’re Fine. came out in 2014 and she is working on a fiction novel.
When it was wildly unpopular politically, Sanders backed a pride parade. In the LGBT community, word got out: Burlington was a place trans Americans could be safe.
Kayden Clarke was killed by police after threatening suicide in his own home, prompting action from advocacy groups. Clarke said he’d tried ‘suicide by cop’ before and service dog workers who’d helped him were ‘scared for [their] life.’
In May, Justin Way was threatening to kill himself when cops busted into his house and shot him to death. Today, his parents still can’t get answers.
Jurors heard the Aurora gunman talk about earning “points” for each person he killed. That wasn’t crazy enough to let him win an insanity plea.
Justin Way was in bed with a knife. His girlfriend called a non-emergency number to try to get him into a hospital. Minutes later, cops shot him dead.
The casket and more than 150 friends and family members were forced to move across the street. When they picketed for their money back, passersby told friends to go to hell. And they still don’t have their money back.
After writing about her experience as a suspected school shooter, Gina Tron takes stock of the nastiness she absorbed, and sometimes dished out.