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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

It's Time for Everybody to Get Out of Queen Latifah's Bedroom

It’s Time for Everybody to Get Out of Queen Latifah’s Bedroom

by Jamilah King on August 11 2010, 4:05PM

We’re always asking and she’s all but telling, but queer black folks don’t need a reluctant heroine.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

MLK's Niece: Gay Marriage Is

MLK’s Niece: Gay Marriage Is “Genocide”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 10 2010, 7:31PM

Uses King’s legacy to help build her case.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Interracial Marriage: A Different Perspective

Interracial Marriage: A Different Perspective

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 10 2010, 4:05PM

Oliver Wang looks beyond black and white.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Cold Cases: Murder in L.A. and the Value of Black Life

Cold Cases: Murder in L.A. and the Value of Black Life

by Michelle Chen on August 5 2010, 10:28AM

Serial killings in L.A. reveal a sense that violence against black women is more tolerable, more expected, less deserving of punishment.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Prop 8 Judge: Ruling Changes

Prop 8 Judge: Ruling Changes “Understanding of Gender”

by Daisy Hernandez on August 4 2010, 8:05PM

His scathing opinion declares “proposition 8 fails to possess even a rational basis.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Prop 8

Judge Overturns Calif. Prop 8

Judge Overturns Calif. Prop 8

by Jamilah King on August 4 2010, 5:25PM

A California judge just overturned the state’s ban of same-sex marriages. The queer blogosphere is already rejoicing.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Prop 8

The Essential Link Between Racial Justice and LGBT Movements

The Essential Link Between Racial Justice and LGBT Movements

by Tammy Johnson on August 4 2010, 10:12AM

ColorLines’ publisher, the Applied Research Center, explains why the racial justice and sexual freedom movements are inseparable.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Prop 8

Pat Robertson's Zimbabwe Incursion

Pat Robertson’s Zimbabwe Incursion

by Kai Wright on August 3 2010, 1:36PM

The U.S. religious right’s movement to export hate continues growing.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Kai Wright

Federal Housing Protections for Transgender Tenants

Federal Housing Protections for Transgender Tenants

by Jamilah King on July 27 2010, 12:48PM

HUD expands its interpretation of the Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Kids Are All Right, But Not the Queer Movement

The Kids Are All Right, But Not the Queer Movement

by Daisy Hernandez on July 25 2010, 11:30AM

Intentionally or not, Lisa Cholodenko has rendered on the big screen the narrow racial realities of our new gay world order.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality