Alanna Vagianos, HuffPost Australia

Alanna Vagianos

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Past articles by Alanna:

'He's Gonna Change The World': George Floyd's Family Remembers The Man They Lost

Floyd was much more than just a symbol for racist police brutality. → Read More

George Floyd Survived The Coronavirus. Then The Police Killed Him.

Black people in America experience many threats to their lives and livelihoods. George Floyd faced almost all of them. → Read More

Police Budgets Have Long Been Untouchable. That Could Change.

Massive law enforcement budgets have only increased in recent years. Activists are calling to defund the police and invest that money into communities of color. → Read More

When Leaving Campus Means Going Back In The Closet

For some queer college students, online learning amid COVID-19 means more than just awkward Zoom classes. It means hiding their sexuality or gender ident... → Read More

Domestic Violence Programs Can't Get Funds Quickly During COVID-19. This Bill Can Fix That.

Sens. Bob Casey and Lisa Murkowski introduced a bill on Thursday that would temporarily waive matching requirements for federal funding. → Read More

Joe Biden Accuser Tara Reade Speaks Out In First On-Air Interview

Reade spoke with Megyn Kelly about her accusation that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 when Reade was a Senate staffer to the former vice president. → Read More

Betsy DeVos’s Campaign To Roll Back Sexual Assault Survivor Rights Is Complete

The education secretary's new Title IX rule adds protections for the accused and lets schools skirt responsibility for assaults entirely if they take pla... → Read More

Potential Joe Biden VP Candidates Largely Silent On Latest Tara Reade Revelations

Only Stacey Abrams responded to HuffPost’s request for comment. → Read More

Senators Demand Next COVID-19 Bailout Bill Prioritize Domestic Violence Survivors

Over two dozen senators called for more resources for victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and family violence, in two letters shared with HuffPost. → Read More

Getting A Rape Kit Is Hard. The Pandemic Has Only Made It Harder.

There are far fewer sexual assault evidence examinations during the coronavirus outbreak, experts say, thanks to a strained health system and fears of infection. → Read More

Get Sick Or Starve: What It's Like To Be A Deep Cleaner During The Pandemic

"We are literally being put up against a wall and making a choice between life and death, between working and eating or not working and not eating." → Read More

Joe Biden Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Senate Aide In 1993

Tara Reade, one of eight women to accuse Biden of inappropriate touching, said this week that the presidential candidate assaulted her nearly 30 years ago. → Read More

Colleges Leave Sexual Assault Survivors In Limbo As Coronavirus Spreads

Title IX processes are being delayed across the country -- leaving many survivors to wonder what justice looks like during a pandemic. → Read More

Kim Foxx Reelected Chicago D.A. In Democratic Primary Amid Jussie Smollett Controversy

Foxx beat out three challengers after a tough year of criticism over how she handled the actor's case. → Read More

Ex-CDC Director, Recently Charged With Sexual Abuse, Hired By Powerful Think Tank

Tom Frieden was accused of groping a family friend and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in June. The Council on Foreign Relations hired him this week. → Read More

Boy Scouts File For Bankruptcy Amid Rampant Sex Abuse Allegations

Nearly 8,000 alleged abusers have been identified among the Boy Scouts’ leaders and volunteers dating back to 1944. → Read More

Michael Bloomberg Quietly Rejoined Clubs That Largely Exclude Women, Minorities

When no one was watching, the presidential candidate re-upped his membership at two of these clubs after resigning from them in 2001. → Read More

Weinstein Attorney Says She'd Never Put Herself 'In That Position’ To Be Assaulted

Donna Rotunno, in a New York Times interview, essentially victim-blamed any woman who's been sexually assaulted. → Read More

Weinstein Attorney Says She'd Never Put Herself 'In That Position’ To Be Assaulted

Donna Rotunno, in a New York Times interview, essentially victim-blamed any woman who's been sexually assaulted. → Read More

Rape Is Still Rape, Even When Consensual Sex Happens Later

Jessica Mann entered into a consensual sexual relationship with Harvey Weinstein after he allegedly raped her. Experts tell HuffPost her allegations can still be completely valid. → Read More