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Mehak Anwar


Mehak Anwar is a reporter whose work focuses on LGBTQ rights, intersectional feminism, and race. Her byline has appeared in Bustle and the Huffington Post.

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age of consent by state :A young couple holding hands while walking through the woods

The varying age of consent from state to state

Consent laws have changed a lot in the past 20 years.

On Aug 13, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Australian catalog features model with hijab, Islamophobic comments commence

Some people still don't understand why inclusive representation is a good thing.

On Jan 16, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Katy Perry produced a PSA on the Muslim registry—and it’s heartbreaking

The short video ends with a twist.

On Jan 16, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Singer stops concert to call out men harassing a girl in the audience

Atif Aslam's actions were met with loud praise from the audience.

On Jan 16, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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How Donald Trump and Congress could alter legal protections for LGBTQ people

The next four years are looking pretty rough.

On Jan 7, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Planned Parenthood claims Paul Ryan’s office blocked delivery of petitions

The office allegedly sent security guards, then was 'conveniently closed.'

On Jan 6, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Ellen, Pharell speak out about banning singer who made homophobic comments

'I don’t want anyone to feel hurt because they’re different.'

On Jan 6, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Paul Ryan says House will defund Planned Parenthood

This is the same bill it plans to defund Obamacare with.

On Jan 5, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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The billionaire behind Coachella donates to LGBTQ hate groups

People are calling for musicians and attendees to boycott the festival.

On Jan 5, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Republican lawmaker introduces anti-trans bathroom bill in Virginia

The bill also wants to out trans students in school settings.

On Jan 5, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Russia wants to register every person diagnosed with HIV

Critics argue this could lead to serious discrimination.

On Jan 3, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Pharrell, cast of ‘Hidden Figures’ condemn soundtrack singer’s homophobic comments

Kim Burrell has also reportedly been booted from performing on 'Ellen.'

On Jan 3, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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49 doves, commemorating Pulse victims, released at Rose Parade

A float made of 5,000 memorial notes also honored the survivors.

On Jan 3, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Rio’s new mayor thinks gay people are a result of failed abortions

Marcelo Crivella believes LGBTQ people are 'victims of terrible evil.'

On Jan 3, 2017 by Mehak Anwar

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir member quits in protest over inauguration performance

'I could never throw roses to Hitler.'

On Dec 30, 2016 by Mehak Anwar