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Anti Choicers Pressure Pink Ribbon Organization to Nix Breast Exams for Poor Women

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, /NOW

New Federal Rule Makes LGBT Housing Discrimination Illegal

New Federal Rule Makes LGBT Housing Discrimination Illegal

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Young Activists Plot the Future of the LGBT Rights Movement

Young Activists Plot the Future of the LGBT Rights Movement

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

Film Reveals

Film Reveals “The Invisible War” on Women in Our Military

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Movement, Sundance

Why Black Gay and Transgender Americans Need More than Marriage Equality [Report]

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.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick  Signs Transgender Equality Bill Into Law

Massachusetts Gov. Patrick Signs Transgender Equality Bill Into Law

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Survey Finds Majority of Latinos Hold Compassionate Views on Abortion

Survey Finds Majority of Latinos Hold Compassionate Views on Abortion

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

What's Not to Love About Tim Tebow? Start With His Anti-Abortion Ad

What’s Not to Love About Tim Tebow? Start With His Anti-Abortion Ad

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of 140-Years of Black Male Couples

by Jorge Rivas on January 10 2012, 7:22PM

A Houston historian has collected over a hundred images spanning 140 years of black couples.

Topics: Celebrate Love, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Racist Jabs at Michelle Obama--and the Apologies That Make Them Worse

Racist Jabs at Michelle Obama—and the Apologies That Make Them Worse

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?

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality

FBI Finally Calls Rape What It Is

by Akiba Solomon on January 6 2012, 11:16AM

Thanks to the consistent work of a range of activists, the FBI has finally replaced its ridiculously narrow, 85-year-old definition of rape.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

The Personhood Movement Is Flexing on the GOP. We Should All Be Afraid

The Personhood Movement Is Flexing on the GOP. We Should All Be Afraid

by Akiba Solomon on January 6 2012, 9:17AM

Between the Iowa caucuses and the resurgence of Personhood Mississippi, the reproductive health rights terrain has gotten rougher. Are we ready to navigate it?

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Politics

'Pariah' Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With Colorlines.com Play

‘Pariah’ Director Dee Rees and Kim Wayans Talk With Colorlines.com

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 9:24AM

“We’d go to pitch meetings and the moment we said ‘black, lesbian, coming of age,’ they would turn around, validate our parking and hand us a bottle of water,” Rees tells Colorlines.com in reflecting on her feature-film directorial debut. Watch the interview.

Topics: 'Pariah', Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Finally a Rape Prevention Campaign Targeted Towards Men

by Jorge Rivas on January 3 2012, 3:02PM

And it’s multiracial and bilingual, too!

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

'Pariah' Proves There's an Audience--and a Hunger--for Real Stories

‘Pariah’ Proves There’s an Audience—and a Hunger—for Real Stories

by Jamilah King on January 3 2012, 9:48AM

Dee Rees’s critically acclaimed film about a young, black lesbian wrestling with multiple identities turns on the radical assertion that there’s no one way to be young, or black, or queer.

Topics: 'Pariah', Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Study: 77 Percent of Latina Retail Workers Earn Less Than $10/hr

by Jamilah King on December 21 2011, 1:00PM

53 percent of black women and 77 percent of Latina women earn less than $10 per hour.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Dutch Editor Eva Hoeke Resigns Over Rihanna 'Niggabitch' Saga

Dutch Editor Eva Hoeke Resigns Over Rihanna ‘Niggabitch’ Saga

by Jamilah King on December 20 2011, 4:19PM

But not before offering up an awful apology.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Dutch Magazine Apologizes for Calling Rihanna a ‘Niggabitch’

by Jamilah King on December 20 2011, 11:27AM

But they still went from wannabe cool to “slave auction.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

The 2012 Attack on Reproductive Rights Will Trade on Women of Color

The 2012 Attack on Reproductive Rights Will Trade on Women of Color

by Akiba Solomon on December 20 2011, 9:57AM

2011 has featured a string of hard-fought, local battles to protect poor women’s access to reproductive health care. That won’t change next year, and poor women of color will again be in the crossfire.

Topics: 2012: What's Ahead?, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health

Who Pays the Price for DC's Morning-After Pill Decision? [Reader Forum]

Who Pays the Price for DC’s Morning-After Pill Decision? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on December 12 2011, 10:00AM

Readers discuss the morning-after pill, ruled ‘safer than aspirin’ by the FDA but scandalized by the Obama administration.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality