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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

Vigil Held For Islan Nettles, Transgender Woman Killed in Harlem

Vigil Held For Islan Nettles, Transgender Woman Killed in Harlem

by Jamilah King on August 28 2013, 8:31AM

See images from Thursday’s memorial.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

On Saying No to Miley Cyrus, the Habitual Twerk-Crosser

On Saying No to Miley Cyrus, the Habitual Twerk-Crosser

by Akiba Solomon on August 27 2013, 7:00AM

I dream of a world where black women dancers have enough options, wherewithal and dignity to just say no.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Twerking

Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

Transgender Woman Beaten to Death in Harlem

by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 7:27AM

Islan Nettles was a 21-year-old aspiring fashion designer.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Watch This Artist Perform Gender and Virtual Vogue

Watch This Artist Perform Gender and Virtual Vogue

by Jamilah King on August 19 2013, 1:42PM

Jacolby Satterwhite puts on a new spin on dance.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

B. Scott Files $2.5 Million Suit Against BET for Gender Discrimination

B. Scott Files $2.5 Million Suit Against BET for Gender Discrimination

by Jamilah King on August 7 2013, 5:46PM

The television personality says that there’s no excuse for the network’s behavior earlier this summer.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Being 'Masculine of Center' While Black

Being ‘Masculine of Center’ While Black

by Dani McClain on August 7 2013, 7:00AM

For black ‘masculine of center’ women, racial profiling and harassment are everyday struggles.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Why 'Orange Is the New Black' Is So Addictive

Why ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is So Addictive

by Von Diaz on August 2 2013, 7:15AM

The Netflix series sets the bar for a new kind of dramedy that carefully addresses gender, sexuality, and white privilege.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Queering Immigration: 'Citizenship Is Not the Answer to Everything'

Queering Immigration: ‘Citizenship Is Not the Answer to Everything’

by Jamilah King on July 3 2013, 2:32PM

LGBT folks talk about their definitions of immigration, borders, and citizenship.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, /NOW

The Trouble With a More 'Family-Friendly' and 'Marriage-Minded' LGBT Pride

The Trouble With a More ‘Family-Friendly’ and ‘Marriage-Minded’ LGBT Pride

by Jamilah King on June 28 2013, 4:47PM

Gay Pride Parades have always been sexually charged spaces. And they should stay that way.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Tips for Being a Better Transgender Ally

Tips for Being a Better Transgender Ally

by Jamilah King on June 28 2013, 8:53AM

It’s not that hard to be a better ally. Here are four relatively simple steps.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Southern LGBT Activists' Call: Marry the Movement

Southern LGBT Activists’ Call: Marry the Movement

by Jamilah King on June 27 2013, 10:12AM

Watch this adorable love letter to the LGBTQ movement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

5 Ways to Be Safe, Supportive and Proud

5 Ways to Be Safe, Supportive and Proud

by Jamilah King on June 27 2013, 7:56AM

Sadly, violence against LGBT people has made grim headlines lately. But there’s nothing new in the trend, and people working with transgender communities of color in particular have developed strategies for dealing with it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2013