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Chris Brown's Fake Tears? He Had No Business on BET Either Way

Chris Brown’s Fake Tears? He Had No Business on BET Either Way

by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2010, 3:32AM

Debate’s stirring over whether Chris Brown’s breakdown on the BET Awards show was real or marketing. The real question is why he was there in the first place.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Closing Arguments on Prop. 8 Set for Tomorrow

Closing Arguments on Prop. 8 Set for Tomorrow

by Daisy Hernandez on June 15 2010, 4:03PM

A federal judge in San Francisco will hear closing arguments tomorrow in a lawsuit challenging Prop. 8, which banned gay marriage in California. But don’t expect this to be a simple back and forth between “gays have a right to…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Repeal of DADT Passes Could Impact Folks of Color Most

by Jamilah King on May 28 2010, 1:24PM

As expected the House voted yesterday 234-194 to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the news could be a positive first step for many gay and lesbian servicemembers of color who often bare the brunt of the ban. Recent…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Obama: Don’t Holler at Me About ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Kai Wright on April 20 2010, 9:27AM

The gay rights group GetEQUAL got under President Obama’s skin a bit last night at a fundraiser for California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is facing a difficult re-election campaign. Five activists interrupted Obama’s speech big upping Boxer to demand…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Violence of a Recession

by Daisy Hernandez on March 31 2010, 12:00PM

Our economic crisis is about a lot more than lost jobs and evaporating 401Ks. It’s closing off options for women in abusive relationships. 

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality

Lt. Dan Choi Arrested at White House, Protesting Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

by Channing Kennedy on March 18 2010, 2:56PM

Breaking news at AMERICABlog: Following an appearance this morning at a Human Rights Campaign rally in Washington, D.C., Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo proceeded to the White House and handcuffed themselves to the front gate to protest the…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Even Colin Powell Supports Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Julianne Hing on February 3 2010, 9:59AM

Wouldn’t it have been so nice if Gen. Powell had this much guts and conviction when he was actually in office. But better late than never I suppose. The NY Times reports that Powell issued a statement today: In the…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Disproportionately Affecting Black Women

by Jorge Rivas on February 3 2010, 9:33AM

Besides Afghanistan and Iraq, there is no other military policy that raises as much controversy as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT.) Yesterday Robert M. Gates, the defense secretary, and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Guide: The Federal Prop 8 Trial

Guide: The Federal Prop 8 Trial

by Jorge Rivas on January 11 2010, 3:29PM

A handy tip sheet on the key legal questions, from LAist.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Prop 8

Single Black Women Speak For Themselves

by Tammy Johnson on January 11 2010, 12:00PM

A book review of Nika Beamon's new book, I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Married.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

On the Road to Refuge

by Pete Muller on September 16 2009, 12:00PM

A radical church reaches out to queer communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Soldiering Against

Soldiering Against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

by Erasmo Guerra on September 3 2009, 12:00PM

Dan Choi on becoming the public face for the fight against DADT policies

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Gays Shut Out of the Parade

by Minal Hajratwala on August 19 2009, 12:00PM

This year’s organizers for the India Day Parade in Manhattan barred LGBT from joining the celebration.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Protecting Without Policing

by Yasmine Farhang on August 2 2009, 12:00PM

A proposed bill would use prisons to address violence against trans people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Safe Haven in Peril?

by Sara Campos on July 2 2009, 12:00PM

Granted asylum 13 years ago, a domestic violence victim returns to court.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

A Fragile Union

A Fragile Union

by Kai Wright on March 2 2009, 12:00PM

Why racial justice matters in the fight for gay marriage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Prop 8

Graphic Novels That Heal

by Christina Hernandez on January 6 2009, 12:00PM

Artist Jaime Cortez creates visual narratives about AIDS, gun violence and immigration.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Q&A: Barbara Smith

by Sue Katz on September 4 2008, 12:00PM

A pioneer of feminism now uses her movement skills as an elected official in upstate New York.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Reaching Puberty Early

Reaching Puberty Early

by Susan H. Shane on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

Environmental factors are putting Black girls at risk.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Home from the Military

by Michelle Chen on July 1 2008, 12:00PM

A third of female veterans are women of color. Here are three of their stories. Also, listen to clips from their interviews.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality