Author Archive for Ashley Dejean

AU Student Government President Comes Out as Transgender

Until last week, American University students knew their student government president Sarah McBride as Tim McBride. But on the night of April 30, McBride stepped down from office, and into a largely welcoming university community that embraced her decision to come out as a transgender woman after struggling with her gender identity for 21 years.
“At an early age, I also developed [...]

“Patriot” Hate Groups In D.C. On The Rise

Of the dozen recognized hate groups in D.C., there’s one chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, a couple of black supremacist outfits, and a rising number of so-called “patriot” organizations, according to a forthcoming report from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
We talked to Mark Potok, a senior fellow at SPLC, who notes that this is [...]