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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

What the DOMA Ruling Means for LGBT Families of Color

What the DOMA Ruling Means for LGBT Families of Color

by Imara Jones on June 26 2013, 2:07PM

The high court’s decision will mean LGBT couples of color will have access to more than 1,000 legal benefits through marriage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

DOMA Ruling Clears Path for Binational Couples

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 26 2013, 10:45AM

In striking down the DOMA, the Supreme Court also settles a hotly debated issue immigration reform: should LGBT US citizens be allowed to sponsor their partners for green cards. Yes, the court says.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Fall in Love With The Prancing Elites, Ala.'s All-Male Cheerleading Squad

Fall in Love With The Prancing Elites, Ala.’s All-Male Cheerleading Squad

by Jamilah King on June 18 2013, 11:47AM

Werk.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

We're Here, We're Queer and We Look Real Cute Photo

We’re Here, We’re Queer and We Look Real Cute

by Jamilah King on June 18 2013, 7:42AM

Five fashion designers who are putting the dandy back in gender queer.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2013

Brittney Griner Put Haters on Blast This Father's Day

Brittney Griner Put Haters on Blast This Father’s Day

by Jamilah King on June 17 2013, 11:09AM

And so naturally, she put her haters on blast. It was fantastic.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

A New Definition of Fatherhood

A New Definition of Fatherhood

by Julianne Hing on June 14 2013, 7:00AM

Oakland artist Janine Macbeth’s new children’s book explores gender equity—as opposed to mere equality—in the home.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Nike Launches New LGBT Line for Gay Pride

Nike Launches New LGBT Line for Gay Pride

by Jamilah King on June 13 2013, 10:08AM

Nike loves its gay athletes.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

LGBT Rights and Communities of Color in the South [VIDEO] Play

LGBT Rights and Communities of Color in the South [VIDEO]

by Jamilah King on June 11 2013, 12:40PM

Send in your own questions to organizers working at the intersection of racial justice and sexual freedom. Chime in at #CLchat on Twitter.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, LGBT Pride 2013

Got a Question About LGBT Organizing in the South? Let's Hear It

Got a Question About LGBT Organizing in the South? Let’s Hear It

by Jamilah King on June 5 2013, 12:36PM

We’re hosting our first live chat with LGBT organizers from the South and we want to hear from you.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Brittney Griner Says College Coach Told Her To Hide Sexuality

Brittney Griner Says College Coach Told Her To Hide Sexuality

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2013, 4:38PM

“It was a recruiting thing,” said Griner.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Ambassador Susan E. Rice's Message on International Day Against Homophobia

Ambassador Susan E. Rice’s Message on International Day Against Homophobia

by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2013, 11:57AM

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice released a video message today in honor of International Day Against Homophobia.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive Rights

Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive Rights

by Jorge Rivas on May 14 2013, 11:15AM

“You’re disadvantaging young people, African-Americans, the poor… that’s the policy of the Obama administration?”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, /NOW

The Missionary Movement to 'Save' Black Babies

The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies

by Akiba Solomon on May 2 2013, 7:40AM

Akiba Solomon looks inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

9 LGBT Athletes of Color Who Paved the Way for Jason Collins

9 LGBT Athletes of Color Who Paved the Way for Jason Collins

by Jamilah King on April 30 2013, 6:00AM

NBA player Jason Collins became the highest-profile openly gay black man in America yesterday. As with any big step, he didn’t get there alone. Here, a look at some LGBT athletes of color who came before him.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Wizards' Jason Collins Gets Messages of Support From Big Names

Wizards’ Jason Collins Gets Messages of Support From Big Names

by Jorge Rivas on April 29 2013, 12:49PM

The White House, Kobe Bryant, NBA Commissioner and former president Bill Clinton have all announced their support for Jason Collins.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW