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Janet Mock Talks Preferred Gender Pronouns on 'The Colbert Report' Play

Janet Mock Talks Preferred Gender Pronouns on ‘The Colbert Report’

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 11:21AM

She’s all smiles!

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Michael Sam Didn't Get Here on His Own

Michael Sam Didn’t Get Here on His Own

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 7:00AM

A movement that’s been fueled in no small part by individual men called to collective action could transform the NFL.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth

Janet Mock Talks Transgender Sisterhood, Visibility and #GirlsLikeUs

Janet Mock Talks Transgender Sisterhood, Visibility and #GirlsLikeUs

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 7:00AM

The 30-year-old writer and speaker delves into what inspired her new memoir, “Redefining Realness.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Janet Mock Talks About Sex Work in New Book 'Redefining Realness'

Janet Mock Talks About Sex Work in New Book ‘Redefining Realness’

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 9:01AM

Her new book hits stores next week.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Beyoncé Lights the Way for All Her Single Ladies

Beyoncé Lights the Way for All Her Single Ladies

by Carla Murphy on January 13 2014, 3:37PM

New survey reports that women of color overwhelmingly want society to adapt to their real lives.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Bullied Transgender Teen Faces Battery Charges After School Fight

Bullied Transgender Teen Faces Battery Charges After School Fight

by Carla Murphy on January 13 2014, 10:07AM

Teen is the only student charged, according to Change.org petition

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Laverne Cox Remembers Islan Nettles While Schooling Katie Couric

Laverne Cox Remembers Islan Nettles While Schooling Katie Couric

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 8:46PM

Neither Cox nor Carmen Carrera were having it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Black Women and the Body Police

Black Women and the Body Police

by Ayana Byrd on December 16 2013, 7:00AM

From Rachel Jeantel, who was treated like a criminal because of her size, to Renisha McBride, who literally lost her life because she was viewed as a threat, 2013 was a challenging year for black women’s bodies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

by Carla Murphy on December 10 2013, 1:58PM

Other reforms aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military are included.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

'Lucky' Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

‘Lucky’ Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

by Von Diaz on December 2 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary by first-time filmmaker Laura Checkoway gives a gritty and provactive portrait of one woman’s survival story.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

'Young Lakota' to Premiere Tonight on PBS, Follows Abortion on the Rez

‘Young Lakota’ to Premiere Tonight on PBS, Follows Abortion on the Rez

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 2:15PM

More than just political commentary, the film follows the personal journeys of two young Native Americans who grapple with decisions about their own reproductive health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

About Islan Nettles

About Islan Nettles

by Akiba Solomon on November 22 2013, 12:28PM

As the clock tick tocks on the Islan Nettles case a message is being sent: Transwomen of color’s lives don’t matter.

Topics: Gender, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Transgender Workers in the U.S. Still Face a Bleak Landscape

Transgender Workers in the U.S. Still Face a Bleak Landscape

by Von Diaz on November 20 2013, 11:57AM

Only 34 states have law protecting transgender people in the workplace, and a new map and report show just how many barriers they have to equitable employment.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Beating Islan Nettles to Death

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Beating Islan Nettles to Death

by Jamilah King on November 20 2013, 10:47AM

The Manhattan District Attorney has dropped misdemeanor assault charges against a Harlem man.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Why ENDA is an Urgent Issue for People of Color

Why ENDA is an Urgent Issue for People of Color

by Von Diaz on November 20 2013, 7:00AM

If it becomes law, the Employee Nondiscrimination Act could be a vital tool for LGBT people of color who may already face race-based discrimination in the workplace

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 19 2013, 3:35PM

Military servicewomen are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-military women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Watch Margaret Cho Talk About Being Queer in Comedy

Watch Margaret Cho Talk About Being Queer in Comedy

by Von Diaz on November 19 2013, 1:36PM

Cho talks about her intersectional identity as a queer woman of color, and how she was impacted by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

How Latino Activists Fought For Transgender Rights in Massachusetts

How Latino Activists Fought For Transgender Rights in Massachusetts

by Von Diaz on November 15 2013, 11:49AM

A new film directed by Frances Negrón-Muntaner tells the story the activists who made the 2012 Transgender Equal Rights Bill possible.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

How Immigration Reform Could Benefit LGBT People

How Immigration Reform Could Benefit LGBT People

by Von Diaz on November 14 2013, 11:55AM

A new infographic from the Center for American Progress maps out immigration reform for LGBT communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, /NOW