Colorlines

Gender & Sexuality

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

AUDIO: Home from the Military

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

Listen to the stories of war veterans who are women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Risking it All to Find Safety

by Kai Wright on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

Black and brown queer youth are desperately seeking space to love—and be loved. They’ll do whatever is necessary to find it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

We’re here. We’re sexual. GET USED TO IT.

by Barbara Miner on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

Abstinence programs have failed teens of color. Now young people are telling adults to get out of the way of their sex education.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

My High School Sex Life

by Kai Wright on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

One teenager talks about getting it on, turning it off and charting her own course through a sexual coming-of-age.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Becoming a Black Man

by Daisy Hernandez on January 7 2008, 12:00PM

As more people of color transition between genders, the ways that racism is different for men and women come to the surface.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Testing My Worth

by Aries Hines-Coleman on October 3 2007, 12:00PM

A Black college student finds out why she keeps failing math.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Schools & Youth

Mujeres Making Movies

by Almah LaVon Rice on July 23 2007, 12:00PM

Two stray dogs in Vieques, Puerto Rico were responsible for the naming of Chica Luna Productions. There alone working on a documentary about the U.S. military occupation of Vieques, cofounder Elisha Miranda befriended and adopted the canine pair, which were…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

This Gangsta Stuff & Russell’s Call For Change

by Davey D on May 17 2007, 12:00PM

Davey D offers some hip hop history on racism, corporate control and banning the N* word.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Queer Africa

by Almah LaVon Rice on May 16 2007, 12:00PM

Despite state repression and persecution, LGBT organizing has taken off across the continent and diaspora.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health