Gender & Sexuality

Army Discharges Lt. Dan Choi

Army Discharges Lt. Dan Choi

by Jamilah King on July 23 2010, 6:55PM

He joins more than 13,500 gay Army personnel who’ve been discharged since the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy took effect in 1994.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama's Abortion B.S.

Feeling Cheap After Buying Obama’s Abortion B.S.

by Daisy Hernandez on July 23 2010, 5:11PM

The White House went out of its way to restrict access to reproductive health for the women who need it most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Obama Abortion Ban

Prison System Chains Women in Childbirth

Prison System Chains Women in Childbirth

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2010, 10:30AM

In many places around the country, it’s still legal to keep incarcerated women shackled while they go through labor.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage

Argentina Legalizes Gay Marriage

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 15 2010, 3:26PM

The country passes marriage equality law while the U.S. mainstream gay rights movement lags on.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs

Tell ABC to Correct D.L. Hughley's HIV Myth Making

Tell ABC to Correct D.L. Hughley’s HIV Myth Making

by Jorge Rivas on July 13 2010, 11:07AM

Gay and AIDS advocates are demanding The View correct Hughley’s inaccurate assertions about “down low” men and HIV among Black women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

A New Low for Coverage of Women in Sports

by Jamilah King on July 10 2010, 11:36AM

News coverage of women’s sports has all but disappeared, a new study finds.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

Caster Semenya is Woman Enough for the IAAF, After All

Caster Semenya is Woman Enough for the IAAF, After All

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 6 2010, 5:13PM

IAAF says South African runner Caster Semenya can compete as a female, but it’ll continue its bizarre gender “tests.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality


The “End of Men” Isn’t the End of Racism

by Daisy Hernandez on June 30 2010, 3:13PM

The Atlantic’s Hanna Rosin says women are taking over the world. If so, apparently they don’t plan to be any less racist than the (white) men they’re replacing.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

The Young People Building Tomorrow's Queer World Photo

The Young People Building Tomorrow’s Queer World

by Ramon Johnson on June 30 2010, 10:40AM

A glimpse into queer America’s multiracial and incredibly dynamic future.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Youth

Queer Blogger Roundtable: What's the Future?

Queer Blogger Roundtable: What’s the Future?

by Kai Wright on June 29 2010, 1:04PM

A virtual panel discussion on the community’s future, Obama’s politics, hypocrite pastors, rent boys, Tyler Perry and more.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

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