Gender & Sexuality
by Jamilah King on February 23 2012, 10:06AM
A new video installation paints an intimate and engaging portrait of black masculinity by doing something a little revolutionary: asking questions. Artist Chris Johnson talks about the project’s past and present, and what it hopes to build for the future.
by Jorge Rivas on February 16 2012, 2:34PM
Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) walked out of the House Oversight Committee’s hearing after Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) refused to allow women to testify as witnesses on Thursday morning.
by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 3:45PM
“We are appalled that this video was disseminated, further contributing to a culture of sexual violence,” say organizers calling on XXL Mag’s publisher to fire the editor.
by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 5:26PM
During the Superbowl game on Sunday CNN commentator Roland Martin made comments on Twitter that both GLAAD and National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) have said could be interpreted to promote violence against gays.
by Jorge Rivas on February 7 2012, 12:36PM
A new bill in the House, pushed by the GOP, would separately classify ‘black abortions’ from abortions in general.
by Akiba Solomon on February 1 2012, 10:01AM
Whether they like it or not, defunding Planned Parenthood’s breast health programs makes Susan G. Komen Foundation look anti-choice. And of course, poor women of color will suffer most.
by Jorge Rivas on January 31 2012, 6:58PM
The nation’s largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the US., Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will cutoff grants made to Planned Parenthood that were mostly used for breast exams.
by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 11:04AM
The Obama Administration announced historic new federal rules that will strengthen housing discrimination protections for transgender and other LGBT people.
by Shani O. Hilton on January 30 2012, 9:00AM
Over 2,000 people showed up at the annual Creating Change conference in Baltimore to talk about building an inclusive agenda for queer activists and allies.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Rinku Sen on January 26 2012, 9:49AM
A documentary premiered at Sundance that shines light on the ugly secret of rape inside the U.S. military. It’s time we all pay attention, writes Rinku Sen.
by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 6:12PM
Center for American Progress released a new report on black gay and transgender communities and why the focus should be on more than just marriage.
by Jorge Rivas on January 19 2012, 3:03PM
The Massachusetts Governor signed an act in to law that now legally protects transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit.
by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 2:30PM
A new survey found the majorities of Latino voters opposed politicians interfering in personal, private decisions about abortion.
by Jamilah King on January 12 2012, 9:00AM
The wildly popular Denver quarterback proudly touts his evangelical Christian political principles. But athletes who take up progressive causes risk widespread criticism—and often their livelihoods.
by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 7:22PM
A Houston historian has collected over a hundred images spanning 140 years of black couples.
by Akiba Solomon on January 10 2012, 10:02AM
Racially coded digs at the First Lady are a dime a dozen. So why do they still make me so angry?