Alanna Vagianos, HuffPost Canada

Alanna Vagianos

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Recent articles by Alanna:

Civil Rights Groups Call Out 'Archaic' N.Y. Loitering Law For Targeting Trans People

In a letter shared exclusively with HuffPost, 34 organizations demand the state legislature support repealing the "walking while trans" ban. → Read More

Kirsten Gillibrand Compares Anti-Abortion Views To Racism

“I think there’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have, as a society, decided that the other side is not acceptable,” the presidential hopeful said Tuesday. → Read More

New York Lawmakers Introduce First Statewide Bill To Decriminalize Sex Work

“Sex work is work and should not be criminalized by the state,” state Sen. Julia Salazar said at a Monday press conference. → Read More

Sheryl Crow Believes Women Should Be 'In Charge Of Our Own Bodies'

The iconic singer said the recent abortion bans, including in her home state of Missouri, are simply "wrong." → Read More

Women Aren't The Only People Who Get Abortions

Transgender men and other gender-nonconforming folks get abortions, too. But no one's discussing how the recent abortion bans will affect them. → Read More

The Survivor From The Brock Turner Case Is Writing A Memoir

The woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, known only as Emily Doe, will publish her memoir with Viking Books in September 2019. → Read More

Meryl Streep Has Zero Idea What Toxic Masculinity Means

“We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity,” the "Big Little Lies" star said during a Q&A. → Read More

Planned Parenthood Declares A State Of Emergency Amid Abortion Bans

"This is a man-made disaster that's years in the making and it's endangering women's lives," president Dr. Leana Wen told HuffPost. → Read More

Moby Fires Back After Natalie Portman Denies They Dated: ‘It Hurts To Be Lied About’

"What do you do when people believe lies and accusations and not actual photographs and evidence?” the 53-year-old musician wrote. → Read More

Quentin Tarantino Gave A Cringeworthy Answer To This Question About Margot Robbie

The "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" director responded curtly when asked at Cannes why he gave Robbie so few lines in his film. → Read More

Women Fight The Alabama Abortion Ban By Telling Their Own Powerful Abortion Stories

Actress Busy Philipps asked people to share their abortion stories on Wednesday using the hashtag #YouKnowMe. → Read More

Every Senate Vote For Alabama's Abortion Ban Was From A White Man

The Alabama state Senate just passed the country's strictest abortion ban, which criminalizes nearly all abortions including in cases of rape and incest. → Read More

Arizona Lawmakers Liken Porn To Poison, Declare It A Public Health Crisis

“Pornography is a crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts,” a resolution reads. → Read More

Common Says He Was Molested By A Family Friend As A Child

The rapper and actor recalled how his role in "The Tale," alongside Laura Dern, helped him come to terms with his painful memory of abuse. → Read More

US School Bus Driver Who Raped 14-Year-Old Girl Gets No Prison Time

New York Judge James P. McClusky defended his controversial sentencing for Shane Piche, pointing out that there was only one victim in the case. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Demands Action On The 'Epidemic' Of Black Maternal Mortality

Time’s up on merely “observing and debating the effects of bias and racism,” said the Democratic presidential candidate. → Read More

Lizzo Loves Being 'A Fat B***h'

The singer opened up to V Magazine about loving herself as a plus-size black woman. → Read More

Maisie Williams On Arya Stealing The Show In That Surprise 'GoT' Ending: 'F**k You, Jon'

“I immediately thought that everybody would hate it," the "Game of Thrones" actress said. → Read More

The Tiniest 'Game of Thrones' Character Died Like The Biggest Boss And Twitter Is Stanning

And the actress who plays her was happy when she learned about her character's fate. → Read More

'Game Of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie: Brienne Is The 'Antithesis' Of The Patriarchy

"She’s unashamedly herself," the actor told Elle magazine in a new interview. → Read More