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Hits Keep Coming for Eddie Long

Hits Keep Coming for Eddie Long

by Jamilah King on September 23 2010, 11:48AM

Third man comes forward with allegation of sexual coercion, while Long goes silent.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Anti-Gay Pastor Eddie Long Sued for Sexual Coercion of Men

Anti-Gay Pastor Eddie Long Sued for Sexual Coercion of Men

by Jamilah King on September 22 2010, 11:07AM

Two men wage sexual coercion charges.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Poll Shows Americans Accepting LGBT Families

Poll Shows Americans Accepting LGBT Families

by Michelle Chen on September 16 2010, 9:30AM

Evolving public opinion reveals that more Americans count unmarried and LGBT couples in their definition of family.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Rapper Nicki Minaj Talks Sexuality and

Rapper Nicki Minaj Talks Sexuality and “No Homo” With Out Mag

by Jamilah King on September 15 2010, 4:30PM

One of rap’s hottest newcomers could change hip-hop’s gender game for good.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Lady Gaga Brings Gay Soldiers From Fringe to Red Carpet

Lady Gaga Brings Gay Soldiers From Fringe to Red Carpet

by Jorge Rivas on September 13 2010, 11:36AM

The singer makes a bold statement in opposition to the military’s ban on gay and lesbian soldiers.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Park 51 Debate Opens Space for Muslim Women's Voices

Park 51 Debate Opens Space for Muslim Women’s Voices

by Michelle Chen on September 13 2010, 9:30AM

While activists strive to humanize Muslim Americans in an ignorant media world, Muslim women are carving out new spaces for representation.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, On Gender

Liberty Trumped Institution in Both DADT and Prop 8 Rulings

Liberty Trumped Institution in Both DADT and Prop 8 Rulings

by Michelle Chen on September 11 2010, 10:23AM

But Congress rather than the courts are the likely final battleground for gay civil rights.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 10:00AM

Iraqi women are left holding up half the sky in the midst of a ravaged political and economic landscape.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, On Gender

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

by Michelle Chen on September 7 2010, 9:30AM

Slowly but steadily, state lawmakers have worked to limit women’s reproductive freedom in the past legislative session.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

Fidel Castro Owns Up to Persecuting Gays in Cuba

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 2:11PM

“If someone is responsible, it’s me,” Castro told journalists.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

Mexico's Miss Universe Favors Marriage Equality

Mexico’s Miss Universe Favors Marriage Equality

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on September 1 2010, 2:04PM

Beauty queen she’s “absolutely against discrimination.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Military Women's Reproductive Rights Under Seige

Military Women’s Reproductive Rights Under Seige

by Michelle Chen on August 30 2010, 4:00PM

The Pentagon has long kept service women under the grip of draconian restrictions on abortion services.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

ACLU Confronts Denver Prison's Abusive Strip Searches

ACLU Confronts Denver Prison’s Abusive Strip Searches

by Michelle Chen on August 27 2010, 9:16AM

Allegations of abusive strip searches at a prison reflect the perverse power imbalance inherent in the system.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won't Win Political Power

John Amaechi: Outing Pro Athletes Won’t Win Political Power

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 26 2010, 11:29AM

For former pro baller John Amaechi, the road to equality is far more difficult.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

First Nations Confront Legacy of Violence Against Women

First Nations Confront Legacy of Violence Against Women

by Michelle Chen on August 23 2010, 10:17AM

Native women in Canada confront a growing number of disappearances and tragic deaths.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Fight Over Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Intensifies

Fight Over Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Intensifies

by Michelle Chen on August 23 2010, 9:17AM

Louisiana has struck a compromise over a divisive law that mandates ultrasounds for women before they terminate a pregnancy.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

The 90th Anniversary of a Women's Right to Vote Photo

The 90th Anniversary of a Women’s Right to Vote

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on August 21 2010, 11:45AM

The movements for women’s rights and racial justice have a long, intertwined history.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History

Black Men Cuddle on Subway, Web Hits Panic Button

Black Men Cuddle on Subway, Web Hits Panic Button

by Jamilah King on August 19 2010, 2:19PM

Happy, healthy queer people just seem like too much to handle.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Trafficking Survivors Get Relief under NY Law

Trafficking Survivors Get Relief under NY Law

by Michelle Chen on August 18 2010, 12:00PM

Governor David Paterson has signed a bill that enables sex trafficking victims to clear their records of criminal convictions.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Latinas Rallying For Reproductive Justice

Latinas Rallying For Reproductive Justice

by Michelle Chen on August 13 2010, 9:45AM

It’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, and bloggers are sounding off about self-determination and controlling their own reproductive destinies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender