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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

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