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Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on March 3 2011, 9:35AM

On more than 170 billboards nationwide, a campaign is exploiting America’s racist medical history to foster the belief that abortion is black genocide.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Is a Black Woman's Womb a Dangerous Place? [Reader Forum]

Is a Black Woman’s Womb a Dangerous Place? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 27 2011, 10:56PM

The old ‘abortion access as black genocide’ meme is back. Colorlines.com readers put it into context.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down--but the Real Battle's Just Begun

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down—but the Real Battle’s Just Begun

by Jamilah King on February 24 2011, 5:00PM

The ad targeted black women and caused national outrage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

NCAA's First Openly Trans Player Kye Allums Gets Benched, Says Mom

NCAA’s First Openly Trans Player Kye Allums Gets Benched, Says Mom

by Thoai Lu on February 24 2011, 11:00AM

His mother says that the university hasn’t allowed her son to play, or reach out to other trans athletes.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

by Rinku Sen on February 21 2011, 10:00AM

Organizations change. And all these years later, women of color are better off with Planned Parenthood.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood, Movement

Oprah Talks to First Trans Supermodel Lea T

Oprah Talks to First Trans Supermodel Lea T

by Jorge Rivas on February 18 2011, 4:51PM

And only asks one ridiculous question.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Oprah, Video

Recy Taylor, Sexual Violence, and the Horrors of Jim Crow

Recy Taylor, Sexual Violence, and the Horrors of Jim Crow

by Jamilah King on February 11 2011, 9:55AM

The stories of countless black women who were raped by white men during the civil rights era have gone overlooked entirely.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Recy Taylor

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill--and States, Too

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill—and States, Too

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 9 2011, 9:32AM

The House GOP is making good on its promises, but so are state legislators. In all cases, women of color lose the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of Color

Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of Color

by Mandy Carter on February 7 2011, 10:26AM

Fifteen years after Tyra Hunter’s death spawned national outrage, trans people of color remain besieged by bias.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Viewers Cheer Openly Gay Character on Black Sitcom

Viewers Cheer Openly Gay Character on Black Sitcom

by Jamilah King on February 4 2011, 12:47PM

“Are We There Yet?” producers did something radical by keeping it simple.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 3:38PM

New video accuses the agency of covering up a child sex ring. Seriously?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Focus Features Buys Black Lesbian Drama 'Pariah'

Focus Features Buys Black Lesbian Drama ‘Pariah’

by Jamilah King on January 31 2011, 12:21PM

After its premiere at Sundance, the coming-of-age story of a butch black lesbian may be on its way to a theater near you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Uganda Gay Kill:

Uganda Gay Kill: “U.S. Evangelicals Must Take Responsibility”

by Kai Wright on January 27 2011, 3:40PM

A prominent LGBT human rights advocate is beaten to death; friends and colleagues say its part of hateful climate U.S. right brought to Uganda.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, Kai Wright

FBI Probes ACORN-Style

FBI Probes ACORN-Style “Sting” on Planned Parenthood

by Jamilah King on January 26 2011, 1:43PM

Poor women of color stand to lose the most in anti-abortion attacks.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Singer Marsha Ambrosius Opens Up About Homophobia

Singer Marsha Ambrosius Opens Up About Homophobia

by Jamilah King on January 13 2011, 2:33PM

With a new album on the way, songstress says she just wanted to be a good friend.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Black Women Win in Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Black Women Win in Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Jamilah King on December 22 2010, 10:50AM

Studies show that soldiers of color were disproportionately impacted by the policy.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Colorado Welcomes First Latina, Lesbian Supreme Court Justice

Colorado Welcomes First Latina, Lesbian Supreme Court Justice

by Jamilah King on December 15 2010, 12:22PM

The move comes as the state considers Arizona-style immigration reforms.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Gets Old With New Marines

by Jamilah King on November 29 2010, 1:05PM

The military ban overwhelmingly impacts black women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Remembering the Transgender Women Murdered Last Year Infographic

Remembering the Transgender Women Murdered Last Year

by Kai Wright, Hatty Lee on November 19 2010, 10:53AM

At least 22 people were killed in anti-gay attacks last year. Hate crime victims are overwhelmingly transgender people of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright

New Film On First Openly Gay MLB Player Glenn Burke

New Film On First Openly Gay MLB Player Glenn Burke

by Jamilah King on November 10 2010, 12:33PM

Dave Zirin reviews a new documentary about the first openly gay player in major pro sports.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality