Anna Swartz
Anna Swartz

Anna is a staff writer for Mic covering breaking news. She can be reached at aswartz@mic.com.

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Turkey bans events hosted by LGBTQ groups from its capital city

LGBTQ rights groups are calling the ban illegal and discriminatory.

Nov. 20, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor says he likely won’t return to ‘Transparent’ after allegations against him

Tambor has denied any wrongdoing but said he doesn't see how he can return to the show.
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Nov. 17, 2017

Transgender Day of Remembrance: There are likely more victims than we know

"We do our best to find out about everyone who’s died, but we know that realistically, we haven’t."
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Nov. 15, 2017

Teachers, bystanders saved lives during California shooting with quick response at elementary school

"There’s no question that the quick action within that school saved lives."
Nov. 14, 2017

Jon Stewart breaks his silence on Louis CK allegations: “You feel anger at what he did to people.”

Stewart spoke to NBC's 'Today' about the allegations of sexual misconduct against his friend and colleague.
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Nov. 13, 2017

Study shows bystanders are less likely to give a woman CPR in an emergency

A new study found that men were more likely than women to receive CPR from a bystander.

Nov. 10, 2017

Louis CK releases statement on abuse allegations: “These stories are true”

"The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly."
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Nov. 10, 2017

Aly Raisman says Olympic team doctor sexually abused her

Raisman spoke out against a "culture" that made women afraid to speak up about abuse.
Nov. 10, 2017

This is the hidden financial cost of being an LGBTQ American in 2017

Do you know the LGBTQ pay gap? Here is how employment rates and incomes differ for gay, lesbian, transgender and gender nonconforming Americans today.
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Nov. 8, 2017

Politician who shared sexist meme on Facebook loses to woman who decided to run to unseat him

Ashley Bennett saw his sexist post and decided to run against him — and won.
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Nov. 7, 2017

These are the victims of the Texas church shooting

Eight of the victims were members of the same extended family.

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Nov. 6, 2017

14-year-old allegedly killed by his own father was gay, former caretaker says

Police say Giovanni Melton was killed by his father, 53-year-old Wendell Melton.
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Nov. 6, 2017

In the wake of deadly church shooting, Texas attorney general calls for more guns in churches

The NRA-backed argument that the only solution to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun has been challenged by experts and academics.
Nov. 3, 2017

There’s a petition to keep Casey Affleck from presenting at the next Oscars

The petition already has more that 17,000 signatures.
Nov. 2, 2017

Sierra Club calls on Rick Perry to resign after he implies fossil fuels could reduce sexual assault

Perry linked fossil fuel development and sexual assault during an appearence on Thursday.
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Nov. 2, 2017

Candace Towns, transgender woman, fatally shot in Macon, Georgia

Towns is at least the 23rd transgender person killed so far in 2017.

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Nov. 1, 2017

New York just had its deadliest terror attack since 9/11 — that’s “stunning,” says one expert

The attack, which killed eight, is the deadliest since Sept. 11, 2001.
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Oct. 31, 2017

Netflix suspends production of ‘House of Cards’ after Kevin Spacey allegations

Netflix said it was suspending production of the show's final season "until further notice."
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Oct. 31, 2017

More than 2,000 cities worldwide are exceeding recommended pollution levels, according to new report

Progress to mitigate the effects of climate change has been slow.