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Senate Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

Senate Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

by Von Diaz on November 7 2013, 4:15PM

ENDA passed with 64-32 votes in the Senate today.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Football and Masculinity

Football and Masculinity

by Wade Davis on November 4 2013, 4:36PM

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Dangerous Sexism Photo

Dangerous Sexism

by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 7:00AM

Thirty five years after affirmative action, the number of women in construction remains flat. A travelling exhbition about the field’s sexism, racism—and physical danger—points to why those numbers remain so low.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Federal Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

Federal Judge Blocks Portion of Texas Abortion Law

by Akiba Solomon on October 28 2013, 4:37PM

Provision that would required abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges is found unconstitutional

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

How '12 Years a Slave' Exposes Early Rape Culture

How ‘12 Years a Slave’ Exposes Early Rape Culture

by Akiba Solomon on October 28 2013, 2:51PM

The sexual violence against the enslaved woman Patsy reminds us that slavery lays in the DNA of rape culture

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Gender, Gender & Sexuality

Study: Planning Pregnancies Saves Public Money

Study: Planning Pregnancies Saves Public Money

by Akiba Solomon on October 22 2013, 1:07PM

New research shows that intended pregnancies are less likely to be covered by public insurance programs

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality

Five SCOTUS Cases Worth Watching

Five SCOTUS Cases Worth Watching

by Brentin Mock on October 9 2013, 7:00AM

The new U.S. Supreme Court session started this month. Here are a few cases with racial justice implications

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Politics

'Bet on Black' Challenges Stereotypes of Black Fatherhood

‘Bet on Black’ Challenges Stereotypes of Black Fatherhood

by Akiba Solomon on October 7 2013, 2:18PM

A new anthology of personal essays seeks to expand dialogue about African-American fatherhood

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Michelle Rodriguez: Latest Celebrity of Color to Come Out of the Closet

Michelle Rodriguez: Latest Celebrity of Color to Come Out of the Closet

by Jamilah King on October 3 2013, 2:35PM

And even though everyone already knew, it’s still a big deal.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Activists Kick Off Letter-Writing Campaign for Marissa Alexander

Activists Kick Off Letter-Writing Campaign for Marissa Alexander

by Akiba Solomon on October 1 2013, 1:28PM

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month activists enlist men to write 31 letters to the mother who was jailed for firing a warning shot during an altercation with her abusive husband

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Activists Work to Finish Film About Transgender Elder Miss Major

Activists Work to Finish Film About Transgender Elder Miss Major

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 1:29PM

But they need your help.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Five Quotes to Celebrate Gloria Anzaldúa's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Gloria Anzaldúa’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on September 26 2013, 1:43PM

Her work continues to influence students, academics, writers and activists.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

LGBT Immigrants Could Face Hard Road Applying for Marriage Visas

LGBT Immigrants Could Face Hard Road Applying for Marriage Visas

by on September 19 2013, 7:00AM

Immigration lawyers are gearing up to fight for their LGBT clients applying for marriage-based immigration visas. They say fears about being outed could stop some from applying.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration

Watch Mister Cee's Thoughtful Coming-Out PSA

Watch Mister Cee’s Thoughtful Coming-Out PSA

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 3:13PM

It’s an incredible four minutes from one of the pillars of the hip-hop community.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Mister Cee, /NOW

Why No One Has Been Charged With Murder in the Death of Islan Nettles

Why No One Has Been Charged With Murder in the Death of Islan Nettles

by Jamilah King on September 17 2013, 2:43PM

The 21-year-old transgender woman was viciously beaten in Harlem.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

New Miss America Faces Harsh Racism

New Miss America Faces Harsh Racism

by Von Diaz on September 16 2013, 11:16AM

Nina Davuluri, Miss New York and the latest Miss America, is of Indian descent and met fierce racism after her crowning last night.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Laverne Cox, Janet Mock Talk Stigma of Loving Transgender Women

Laverne Cox, Janet Mock Talk Stigma of Loving Transgender Women

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 11:48AM

Finally, we get perspectives from transgender women and not just the society that shuns those who date them.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Mister Cee, /NOW

Naming the Shame Surrounding Trans Women

Naming the Shame Surrounding Trans Women

by Aura Bogado on September 12 2013, 1:48PM

Janet Mock argues that when we shame men who interact with trans women, we negate trans women, too.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Legendary DJ Mister Cee Grapples with Homophobia in Hip-Hop

Legendary DJ Mister Cee Grapples with Homophobia in Hip-Hop

by Akiba Solomon on September 12 2013, 12:37PM

At times tearful, Mister Cee says that he’s tired of hiding his desires.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

'Pier Kids: The Life' Shines Light on LGBT Homeless Youth

‘Pier Kids: The Life’ Shines Light on LGBT Homeless Youth

by Jamilah King on September 4 2013, 1:10PM

New York City’s homeless population has risen dramatically in recent years to more than 50,000.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW