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Race and Gender Meet on Rashaad Ernesto Green's

Race and Gender Meet on Rashaad Ernesto Green’s “Gun Hill Road”

by Kyle Bella on August 1 2011, 9:30AM

“I think the film will help people see and understand people that they didn’t necessarily know about,” says the Bronx director about his film’s unprecedented transgender coming of age story.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

New Film 'No Look Pass' Follows Gay Asian American Basketball Star

New Film ‘No Look Pass’ Follows Gay Asian American Basketball Star

by Julianne Hing on July 28 2011, 10:08AM

The documentary follows former Harvard basketball star Emily Tay as she navigates hoops, love, and the expectations of her parents.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Rep. Michael Honda: This Can Be a Tipping Point For Equality, If We Push

Rep. Michael Honda: This Can Be a Tipping Point For Equality, If We Push

by Congressman Michael Honda on July 22 2011, 9:50AM

The vice-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus says New York and California have taken historic steps toward equal rights this month. Now, he argues, we must push for full equality, including immigration rights for same-sex couples.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Politics

2011 Already Sets Record Of Anti-Abortion Laws

2011 Already Sets Record Of Anti-Abortion Laws

by Bryan Gerhart on July 19 2011, 3:06PM

This year, just 19 states have enacted a total of 162 new laws relating to reproductive health. Unsurprisingly, 49 percent of these work to restrict access to abortion services

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Color

70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People of Color

by MIchael Lavers on July 18 2011, 9:29AM

A new report finds shocking levels of violence against LGBT people of color, and particularly transgender women. Local-level organizers say the solution lies in building communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Violence Against Migrant Women Won't End After DSK Case

Violence Against Migrant Women Won’t End After DSK Case

by Michelle Chen on July 12 2011, 10:06AM

From Indonesia to the Congo—and back to the U.S.—migrant laboring women are attacked systematically and with impunity.

Topics: DSK Rape Case, Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, Global Justice

What Colorist Tweet Memes Miss: It's #TeamStructuralRacism

What Colorist Tweet Memes Miss: It’s #TeamStructuralRacism

by Akiba Solomon on July 7 2011, 9:28AM

Tweet memes like #TeamLightSkin are the latest example of our insistence that skin-tone obsession is just personal preference. It’s not. Research shows just how much it shapes our lives.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Technology

Who's Really on Trial in the DSK Rape Case? [Reader Forum]

Who’s Really on Trial in the DSK Rape Case? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on July 5 2011, 8:51AM

A very rich, powerful man is accused of raping a woman of color. So why is his accuser’s past on trial? Readers chime in.

Topics: DSK Rape Case, Gender & Sexuality

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 5: You Have to Be the Perfect Victim

DSK Rape Case Takeaway No. 5: You Have to Be the Perfect Victim

by Akiba Solomon on July 1 2011, 10:20AM

The prosecution that was once so sure of its case against former IMF chief Dominique Strass-Kahn is wavering. Score one for victim-blaming.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case, Gender & Sexuality

Conservatives' Seductive, Twisted Logic on the World's

Conservatives’ Seductive, Twisted Logic on the World’s “Missing” Girls

by Michelle Chen on June 30 2011, 10:47AM

Rightwing columnists say sex-selection trends prove feminism kills. The reality, of course, is that patriarchy kills women at all stages of life.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, Global Justice

Latina Transgender Beauty Queens Raise Awareness for HIV/AIDS

Latina Transgender Beauty Queens Raise Awareness for HIV/AIDS

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2011, 2:00PM

An all-Latina transgender diva race brings HIV/AIDS prevention and health messages to Orange County’s Latino community.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent on Homophobic Violence

Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent on Homophobic Violence

by MIchael Lavers on June 27 2011, 12:41PM

Homophobic violence has swept the island in recent months, killing 18 people. Now, activists and victims’ families have renewed calls for lawmakers and religious leaders to stop inciting hate speech.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2011

Why Do Straight White Men Pose as Queer Women of Color? [Reader Forum]

Why Do Straight White Men Pose as Queer Women of Color? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on June 27 2011, 12:20PM

The “Gay Girl in Damascus” hoaxer isn’t the only straight white man to pose as a very different person. Our readers talk about their own experiences.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

A Snapshot of Global LGBT Rights, From New York to the United Nations Infographic

A Snapshot of Global LGBT Rights, From New York to the United Nations

by Michelle Chen, Stokely Baksh on June 27 2011, 10:34AM

New York’s not the only place where equality is spreading—but being gay is punishable by imprisonment in dozens of nations.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Justice, LGBT Pride 2011

Eddie Long and the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Pall Over the Black Church

Eddie Long and the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Pall Over the Black Church

by Rod McCullom on June 24 2011, 10:20AM

Many in the black LGBT community hoped Long’s sexual-abuse controversy would prompt a much-needed real conversation about sexuality in the church. It didn’t.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2011

Coming Out to My Dad, on NPR

Coming Out to My Dad, on NPR

by Kai Wright on June 23 2011, 1:18PM

It’s all about living “the honest life,” as my father puts it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright, LGBT Pride 2011

Will 50 Cent's New Anti-Bullying Book Undo His Homophobic Past?

Will 50 Cent’s New Anti-Bullying Book Undo His Homophobic Past?

by Channing Kennedy on June 22 2011, 3:16PM

Maybe you’d be better off reading your kids “Go the F-ck to Sleep.” At least that book has a message we can all get behind.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Wal-Mart Gets a Free Pass For Bias From the Supreme Court

Wal-Mart Gets a Free Pass For Bias From the Supreme Court

by Rinku Sen on June 21 2011, 9:57AM

The court doesn’t challenge the fact that bias exists, it just refuses to hold the company accountable, as long as the rules for bigotry are unwritten.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Movement

White Male Bloggers Want Everything But the Burden of Oppression

White Male Bloggers Want Everything But the Burden of Oppression

by Akiba Solomon on June 16 2011, 10:00AM

There’s a historical precedent for Internet hoaxers Tom MacMaster and Bill Graber. And trust that there will be more to come.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

North Carolina Confronts the Ugly Past of Its Eugenics Law

North Carolina Confronts the Ugly Past of Its Eugenics Law

by Asraa Mustufa on June 15 2011, 12:39PM

Surviving victims of the state’s forced sterilization programs will be able to tell their stories and push for reparations.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History