The Pulse on Gender Equity in Seattle & Beyond


It's All Connected: 4 ways LGBTQ and Gender Equality Advocates Can Work Together

It's All ConnectedMartha BurwellComment

Imagine this.  You just visited the doctor, and received a 3-month prescription for birth control.  At Bartell's the next day, the pharmacist hands you the packet, then asks you to slide your card.  Your eyes move down to the screen, and you jump at what you see.  $150!  “What? That’s way too high!” you exclaim.  The pharmacist pulls up your information.  “It appears your health insurance doesn’t cover birth control.  Employers don’t have to include reproductive care if it goes against their religion now,” she explains, shaking her head.  You slide the pills back across the counter with a sigh, as you can’t afford that.  

Earlier this month, I interviewed David Ward about how the fight for gender equality and LGBT equality overlaps.  After covering the main concepts, our conversation shifted to where we should work together.