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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

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