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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

For Rep. Gwen Moore, the Violence Against Women Act is Personal

For Rep. Gwen Moore, the Violence Against Women Act is Personal

by Jorge Rivas on May 18 2012, 9:08AM

And Colorlines.com gender matters blogger Akiba Solomon notes that the opposition to VAWA doesn’t just affect women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Posters Celebrate Asian American Masculinity, From George Takei to Jeremy Lin

Posters Celebrate Asian American Masculinity, From George Takei to Jeremy Lin

by Hatty Lee on May 16 2012, 9:20AM

Colorlines.com Art Director Hatty Lee chats with Deborah Enrile Lao about a new project that hopes to inspire young Asian American men.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Gay Teen Expelled in Stun Gun School Case Attacked at Mall

Gay Teen Expelled in Stun Gun School Case Attacked at Mall

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2012, 11:40AM

The teen’s alleged attacker, Khyran R. Delay, 34, has been charged with battery.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Will Be The Legacy Of Obama's Embrace of Marriage Equality? [Reader Forum]

What Will Be The Legacy Of Obama’s Embrace of Marriage Equality? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on May 14 2012, 9:00AM

The Colorlines.com community reacts with mixed feelings to Obama’s historic statement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Marriage Rights

The Real Lesson of North Carolina's Amendment 1

The Real Lesson of North Carolina’s Amendment 1

by Kenyon Farrow on May 11 2012, 9:01AM

Pundits are obsessing over what black voters think about same-sex marriage. It’s the wrong question. Strong, new coalitions are growing around a far broader social justice fight for all the relationships and families the right fears and demonizes.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Marriage Rights, Politics

President Obama Affirms His Support for Same Sex Marriage

President Obama Affirms His Support for Same Sex Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on May 9 2012, 3:28PM

President Barack Obama affirmed his support for gay marriage on Wednesday. The big news here is that he actually used the word marriage—not civil union.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Three Ways 'Girls' and 'Basketball Wives' Are Scarily Similar

Three Ways ‘Girls’ and ‘Basketball Wives’ Are Scarily Similar

by Akiba Solomon on May 9 2012, 9:48AM

These two women-centered series are full of flaws, yet I can’t turn them off.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

CeCe McDonald Deserves Our Support, 'Innocent' or Not

CeCe McDonald Deserves Our Support, ‘Innocent’ or Not

by Kenyon Farrow on May 4 2012, 10:00AM

From CeCe McDonald to Trayvon Martin, the question of whether black victims of violence are supposedly “innocent” is irrelevant. What matters it that black and transgender bodies are often under siege, and sometimes we must fight back.

Topics: CeCe McDonald, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

What's Next for CeCe McDonald? Support, Maybe Justice Reform

What’s Next for CeCe McDonald? Support, Maybe Justice Reform

by Jamilah King on May 3 2012, 9:18AM

Billy Navarro of the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition talks about the fight to end transphobia on the streets, and in the criminal justice system.

Topics: CeCe McDonald, Gender & Sexuality

In Planned Parenthood vs. Texas, Judicial Whiplash Ensues

In Planned Parenthood vs. Texas, Judicial Whiplash Ensues

by Akiba Solomon on May 2 2012, 9:13AM

While the Republican-dominated Lone Star state dukes it out with Planned Parenthood, poor patients who rely on the state’s Women’s Health Program are in limbo

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health

NYT Report: Prosecuting Moms for Drug Use Is Personhood in Disguise

by on April 26 2012, 2:43PM

Legislators can easily conjure up stories, with accompanying stereotypes, about crack-addicted babies and their mothers, but what’s really behind the antagonism toward moms?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Personhood

Hip-Hop Activist and DJ Fights Her Fiercest Battle--with Heart Disease and Fat-Phobia

Hip-Hop Activist and DJ Fights Her Fiercest Battle—with Heart Disease and Fat-Phobia

by Akiba Solomon on April 26 2012, 9:45AM

At just 36, DJ Kuttin Kandi has a pacemaker, mounting medical bills and the courage to tell her story. Here, she explains what size, race and bias have to do with her heart.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health

Feds: Bias Against Transgender Employees Is Sex Discrimination

by Shani O. Hilton on April 24 2012, 5:04PM

The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission says Mia Macy, a transgender federal employee, can in fact file a bias claim under Title VII after being denied a job her gender identity.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW