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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

NCAA's First Openly Transgender Player Set to Take the Court

NCAA’s First Openly Transgender Player Set to Take the Court

by Jamilah King on November 2 2010, 2:52PM

Kye Allums writes history of a different sort at George Washington University.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Antoine Dodson Endorses

Antoine Dodson Endorses “Sex Offender Tracker” App

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2010, 4:24PM

It’s a nasty business, but Dodson continues to show savvy in exploiting his Internet fame.

Topics: Antoine Dodson, Gender & Sexuality, Technology

The Ongoing Self-Degradation of Virginia and Clarence Thomas

The Ongoing Self-Degradation of Virginia and Clarence Thomas

by Akiba Solomon on October 22 2010, 9:36AM

This time the high-tech lynching came through a phone line, but the evil still lurks within.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Our Love is Newsworthy, Too

Our Love is Newsworthy, Too

by Kai Wright on October 11 2010, 9:32AM

After weeks of awful gay-news headlines, it’s time to celebrate our personal victories, too.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright, LGBT Youth

Eddie Long's Got Relationship Advice For You

Eddie Long’s Got Relationship Advice For You

by Jamilah King on September 29 2010, 10:15AM

Jezebel digs up the accused pastor’s book, which he tackles everything from “sexual freedom” to the proper place for a woman.

Topics: Eddie Long, Gender & Sexuality

Eddie Long Scandal Forces Taboos to Surface in Black Church

Eddie Long Scandal Forces Taboos to Surface in Black Church

by Jamilah King on September 27 2010, 12:50PM

More charges come, CNN’s Don Lemon reveals his own history with sexual abuse, and Long vows to fight.

Topics: Eddie Long, Gender & Sexuality

What Gabby Sidibe's Cover Tells Us About

What Gabby Sidibe’s Cover Tells Us About “Looking Good” in Print

by Ayana Byrd on September 25 2010, 10:15AM

Editors talk about how—and why—they manipulate images of women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gabourey Sidibe, Gender & Sexuality