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Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

by Carla Murphy on December 10 2013, 1:58PM

Other reforms aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military are included.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

'Lucky' Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

‘Lucky’ Gives a Rare Glimpse Into the Life of a Homeless Mom

by Von Diaz on December 2 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary by first-time filmmaker Laura Checkoway gives a gritty and provactive portrait of one woman’s survival story.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

'Young Lakota' to Premiere Tonight on PBS, Follows Abortion on the Rez

‘Young Lakota’ to Premiere Tonight on PBS, Follows Abortion on the Rez

by Jamilah King on November 25 2013, 2:15PM

More than just political commentary, the film follows the personal journeys of two young Native Americans who grapple with decisions about their own reproductive health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

About Islan Nettles

About Islan Nettles

by Akiba Solomon on November 22 2013, 12:28PM

As the clock tick tocks on the Islan Nettles case a message is being sent: Transwomen of color’s lives don’t matter.

Topics: Gender, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Transgender Workers in the U.S. Still Face a Bleak Landscape

Transgender Workers in the U.S. Still Face a Bleak Landscape

by Von Diaz on November 20 2013, 11:57AM

Only 34 states have law protecting transgender people in the workplace, and a new map and report show just how many barriers they have to equitable employment.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Beating Islan Nettles to Death

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Beating Islan Nettles to Death

by Jamilah King on November 20 2013, 10:47AM

The Manhattan District Attorney has dropped misdemeanor assault charges against a Harlem man.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Why ENDA is an Urgent Issue for People of Color

Why ENDA is an Urgent Issue for People of Color

by Von Diaz on November 20 2013, 7:00AM

If it becomes law, the Employee Nondiscrimination Act could be a vital tool for LGBT people of color who may already face race-based discrimination in the workplace

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 19 2013, 3:35PM

Military servicewomen are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-military women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Watch Margaret Cho Talk About Being Queer in Comedy

Watch Margaret Cho Talk About Being Queer in Comedy

by Von Diaz on November 19 2013, 1:36PM

Cho talks about her intersectional identity as a queer woman of color, and how she was impacted by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

How Latino Activists Fought For Transgender Rights in Massachusetts

How Latino Activists Fought For Transgender Rights in Massachusetts

by Von Diaz on November 15 2013, 11:49AM

A new film directed by Frances Negrón-Muntaner tells the story the activists who made the 2012 Transgender Equal Rights Bill possible.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

How Immigration Reform Could Benefit LGBT People

How Immigration Reform Could Benefit LGBT People

by Von Diaz on November 14 2013, 11:55AM

A new infographic from the Center for American Progress maps out immigration reform for LGBT communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, /NOW

'Women and the Word' Celebrates Queer Poets of Color

‘Women and the Word’ Celebrates Queer Poets of Color

by Von Diaz on November 13 2013, 12:41PM

This new film follows five queer women of color on a nationwide poetry tour. Coming soon!

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Vietnamese LGBT Groups Again Blocked from Annual Cultural Celebration

Vietnamese LGBT Groups Again Blocked from Annual Cultural Celebration

by Von Diaz on November 12 2013, 4:37PM

Despite public outcry, parade organizers voted Monday to block LGBT groups from walking in the 2014 parade.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Homeless Youth in Focus

Homeless Youth in Focus

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 7:00AM

Newly released studies indicate the number of homeless youth nationwide is rising.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

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