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Ten Leaders Building a New LGBT Politics in the South and Midwest

Ten Leaders Building a New LGBT Politics in the South and Midwest

by Jamilah King on June 19 2012, 10:16AM

Building LGBT communities and protecting their rights outside of the old political capitols has meant trying new things. Here are 10 leaders with missions that aren’t limited to fighting for equal rights.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2012

A New LGBT Politics Seeks To Marry Issues, Not Just People

A New LGBT Politics Seeks To Marry Issues, Not Just People

by Jamilah King on June 19 2012, 10:14AM

Decades into the debate over sexuality, equal rights have become the dominant theme. But in cities across the South and Midwest, necessity has forced leaders to think more broadly about their communities, their politics and their tactics.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2012

Three Groups Unite Struggles for Racial Justice and LGBT Rights

Three Groups Unite Struggles for Racial Justice and LGBT Rights

by Rinku Sen on June 12 2012, 9:45AM

We know that pitting queer people against people of color is a crass and sadly effective attempt to drive a wedge between two key constituencies. The Applied Research Center has released three new case studies of groups who are working to movements for LGBT rights and racial justice.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2012, Movement

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them Photo

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them

by Hatty Lee on June 11 2012, 9:17AM

We caught up with several mothers who breastfeed their children to talk about the process, its joys, and the pains.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Where Will CeCe McDonald Serve Her Time? The Devil is in the Details

Where Will CeCe McDonald Serve Her Time? The Devil is in the Details

by Akiba Solomon on June 8 2012, 10:26AM

The young Minneapolis transwoman incarcerated for defending herself in a racist and transphobic attack isn’t alone in her experience. Experts say her placement in a men’s facility is just one part of a complex—and dehumanizing—process.

Topics: Gender, CeCe McDonald, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Wells Fargo Hit With Molotov Cocktail in 'Solidarity With CeCe'

Wells Fargo Hit With Molotov Cocktail in ‘Solidarity With CeCe’

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2012, 11:37AM

An anonymous message posted on an anarchist website took responsibility for the action they called a small gesture of solidarity with CeCe McDonald.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Former NFL player Wade Davis Talks About Coming Out of the Closet

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 6:12PM

Wade Davis never came out while he was playing football for the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, or the Washington Redskins.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

'Free CeCe' Graffiti Left on County Jail Building CeCe McDonald Was Held In

‘Free CeCe’ Graffiti Left on County Jail Building CeCe McDonald Was Held In

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 4:09PM

Graffiti backing CeCe McDonald sprayed on county jail she was held in.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Janet Jackson To Produce Transgender 'Truth' Film

Janet Jackson To Produce Transgender ‘Truth’ Film

by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 2:39PM

Superstar entertainer Janet Jackson is set to executive-produce a documentary that will help “stop the hate and find understanding” toward transgender people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Hear Prop 8 Case, Clearing the Way For Supreme Court

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Hear Prop 8 Case, Clearing the Way For Supreme Court

by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 1:20PM

San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided it will not revisit the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 gay marriage ban.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Hundreds Of Mormons March in Salt Lake City Gay Pride Parade [Photos]

Hundreds Of Mormons March in Salt Lake City Gay Pride Parade [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 4:41PM

The group, Mormons Building Bridges, said they wanted to send a message of love to the state’s LGBT community, a message they believe is compatible with their faith.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Black Transgender Woman CeCe McDonald to be Housed in Male Prison

Black Transgender Woman CeCe McDonald to be Housed in Male Prison

by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 3:28PM

Minnesota will initially house new inmate CeCe McDonald as a male.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Yet Another Effort to Racialize the Attack on Women's Health

Yet Another Effort to Racialize the Attack on Women’s Health

by Akiba Solomon on May 31 2012, 8:59AM

The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2012 claims to protect Asian children. But it is a slight variation of a familiar formula: Race-bait, cry crocodile tears about sexism—then police the wombs of women of color.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health

Arson Attack Suspected in New Orleans Women's Clinic Fire

Arson Attack Suspected in New Orleans Women’s Clinic Fire

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2012, 4:44PM

A New Orleans health center was destroyed in a suspicious fire last week.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

New Video Attack Stokes Sex-Selective Abortion Panic

New Video Attack Stokes Sex-Selective Abortion Panic

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2012, 4:06PM

James O’Keefe’s legacy is alive in Lila Rose’s new abortion attack video.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Will Smith is A Riot Grrrl

Will Smith is A Riot Grrrl

by Jorge Rivas on May 25 2012, 3:21PM

You may actually want to go see “Men in Black 3” after you read Will Smith describing why he let’s his daughter do anything she wants with her hair.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Colin Powell Expresses Support for Gay Marriage

Colin Powell Expresses Support for Gay Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 5:58PM

The Former Secretary of State said he has “no problem” with gay marriage in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Poll: People of Color More Likely to Support Gay Marriage Than Whites

Poll: People of Color More Likely to Support Gay Marriage Than Whites

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 12:04PM

The majority of those surveyed said Obama’s stance on gay marriage will not play a big role in their vote for president.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Sure, More Men Are Doing Pink-Collar Work, but Race Still Matters

Sure, More Men Are Doing Pink-Collar Work, but Race Still Matters

by Akiba Solomon on May 23 2012, 10:07AM

Research shows that men in female-dominated fields make more money and advance more quickly—until you control for race.

Topics: Gender, Economy, Gender & Sexuality

NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 11:36AM

The NAACP announcement comes just two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW