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?
Gender & Sexuality
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on April 16 2012, 11:29AM
Kai Wright, Editorial Director of Colorlines.com, joined the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC to discuss the Obama administration’s recent updates to non-discrimination policies that now encompass sexual orientation and gender identity.
by Brentin Mock on April 16 2012, 9:06AM
Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.
by Akiba Solomon on April 12 2012, 10:21AM
Washington Blade editor Kevin Naff accuses LGBT organizations of race-baiting by supporting Trayvon Martin—revealing that, for Naff, the struggle for LGBT human rights is mere window dressing.
by Jorge Rivas on April 10 2012, 11:14AM
A collective of LGBT students at Brigham Young University, the nation’s largest religious university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have created a video that speaks to other LGBT mormon youth.
by Mónica Novoa on March 27 2012, 10:58AM
Monica Novoa speaks with Leilani Montes, a transnational mujer who celebrates and weaves the roles of organizer and advocate across her professional, activist and personal life.
by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2012, 5:26PM
Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, who was convicted last week of a hate crime for spying on his gay roommate’s date, will make his first primetime television interview on Friday night.
by Akiba Solomon on March 22 2012, 9:34AM
Native American women are three and a half times more likely to be raped in their lifetimes than those of other ethnicities. While some progress has been made since the groundbreaking Tribal Law and Order Act passed in 2010, a new report finds that they’re still fighting. This time it’s for the basic post-assault healthcare.
by Rinku Sen on March 21 2012, 9:33AM
If we really want to stop bullying, writes Rinku Sen, we can’t just do it from the back end in criminal courts. We have to affirmatively, proactively expand the rights of LGBT people, immigrants, people of color and women.
by Akiba Solomon on March 15 2012, 9:34AM
Black, single, childless and back in college, Delia Henry represents a population rarely visible in the so-called war on women. And she’s about to lose her health care because Rick Perry is gutting a Women’s Health Program just to hurt Planned Parenthood.
by Jorge Rivas on March 14 2012, 9:12AM
The ACLU worries that would violate a person’s right to privacy.
by Jorge Rivas on March 13 2012, 2:59PM
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed a lawsuit last week behalf of Shantelle Hicks, 15, who was initially kicked out of middle school and then publicly humiliated at an assembly by the school director because she was pregnant.
by Julianne Hing on March 9 2012, 12:00PM
“My uterus is mine,” says Favianna Rodriguez.
by Hatty Lee on March 8 2012, 9:06AM
While Washington squabbles over the right to control female bodies, women around the globe have long been fighting back, speaking up, and creating change.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 11:12AM
Five more advertisers announced they will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, bringing the total number to 20.
by Akiba Solomon on March 5 2012, 9:52AM
In an age of free porn, rape-promoting video games and stupid advice videos from grown men, childhood sexual exploration is trickier than ever. There are no easy answers. Herewith, a few starting points.
by Jorge Rivas on February 29 2012, 4:53PM
Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre of Tulsa, Oklahoma held up a sign at a protest Tuesday that said “If I wanted the government in my womb I’d fuck a senator.
by Akiba Solomon on February 28 2012, 10:19AM
GOP presidential candidates have thrown gender dog-whistle politics into the race pot. It’s looking an awful lot like the odious 1960s Southern strategy.