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First Active NBA Player Comes Out As Gay

First Active NBA Player Comes Out As Gay

by Jorge Rivas on April 29 2013, 11:59AM

For the first time ever, an athlete for a major American sports team comes out of the closet.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Obama: God Bless Planned Parenthood (Video)

Obama: God Bless Planned Parenthood (Video)

by Jorge Rivas on April 26 2013, 2:02PM

At a Planned Parenthood gala in Washington this morning, President Obama said the women’s health organization is “not going anywhere,” despite GOP-led efforts to defund it. “No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, if there’s…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Obama to Deliver Keynote at Planned Parenthood Annual Gala

Obama to Deliver Keynote at Planned Parenthood Annual Gala

by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 12:29PM

President Obama will deliver the keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s annual gala on Thursday.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Georgia Marks First Conviction for Federal Hate Crime Targeting a Gay Person

Georgia Marks First Conviction for Federal Hate Crime Targeting a Gay Person

by Brentin Mock on April 19 2013, 3:20PM

Two African-American men from Atlanta plead guilty today to attacking a man outside of a store because he is gay.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Meet Skylar Diggins, the WNBA Draft Pick With Social Media Sex Appeal

Meet Skylar Diggins, the WNBA Draft Pick With Social Media Sex Appeal

by Jamilah King on April 17 2013, 6:00AM

Skylar Diggins, the Notre Dame point guard just added to the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, is one of the most talented ballers in the country. In the age of Twitter, will a focus on her appearance become a dangerous distraction?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Magic Johnson's Fabulously Gay Son Doesn't Care About Haters

Magic Johnson’s Fabulously Gay Son Doesn’t Care About Haters

by Jamilah King on April 16 2013, 12:36PM

The 20-year-old was forced into the spotlight. And he’s loving it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Marriage Is Great, But Many LGBT People of Color Need Job Safety

Marriage Is Great, But Many LGBT People of Color Need Job Safety

by Imara Jones on April 11 2013, 8:19AM

Despite aspirational images in popular media, the community’s real economic profile reveals the cost of perfectly legal job discrimination.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality

Magic Johnson Says He's Proud of His Gay Son

Magic Johnson Says He’s Proud of His Gay Son

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 11:22AM

TMZ cameras caught Magic Johnson’s son walking hand-in-hand down the Sunset Strip with another man.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

HRC Apologizes for Mistreating Trans and Immigrant Activists

HRC Apologizes for Mistreating Trans and Immigrant Activists

by Jorge Rivas on April 1 2013, 5:59PM

The Human Rights Campaign today was the last group to issue an apology for what they referred to as “two unfortunate incidents at the United for Marriage event at the Supreme Court last week.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

How to Get a Black Woman Fired

How to Get a Black Woman Fired

by Channing Kennedy on April 1 2013, 6:40AM

In light of the Adria Richards debacle, Channing Kennedy, Colorlines.com’s white male correspondent, uses the power bestowed by his made-up title to break down a pattern of Internet harassment, racist and sexist micro-aggressions and other methods of enforcing mob rule.

Topics: Adria Richards, Gender & Sexuality, Media

The Familiar and False Argument That Gay Rights 'Shut Out' Other Civil Rights

The Familiar and False Argument That Gay Rights ‘Shut Out’ Other Civil Rights

by Brentin Mock on March 28 2013, 3:46PM

Once again, with gay rights in the news, a black commentator tries to talk a fake debate into existence.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, /NOW

Arizona Doesn't Want Transgender Folks to Use Public Restrooms

Arizona Doesn’t Want Transgender Folks to Use Public Restrooms

by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2013, 3:01PM

First Arizona lawmakers went after the immigrant community. Now they’re going after transgender people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Dan Choi Returns For 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Action at White House

Dan Choi Returns For ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Action at White House

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2013, 3:51PM

The former Iraq War vet and graduate of West Point is going to trial to face charges that stem from a November 2010 arrest for chaining himself to the White House fence to protest “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

10 Powerful Images of Protesters at This Week's Gay Marriage Hearing

10 Powerful Images of Protesters at This Week’s Gay Marriage Hearing

by Jorge Rivas on March 27 2013, 2:09PM

Supporters of gay marriage have been outside of the court to witness what could precipitate historic changes in how same-sex couples are treated under the law.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

It's Bigger Than Adria Richards

It’s Bigger Than Adria Richards

by Jamilah King on March 27 2013, 8:25AM

A primer for how you can prepare yourself for racist and sexist Internet attacks—mind, body and soul.

Topics: Adria Richards, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Labor Attorneys Say Adria Richards' Firing Will Be Hard to Defend

Labor Attorneys Say Adria Richards’ Firing Will Be Hard to Defend

by Jorge Rivas on March 25 2013, 2:22PM

Adria Richards, the developer evangelist who was fired after tweeting an image of two men she heard making sexist jokes, may have a strong case if she decides to take her former employer to court.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

On Steubenville, Guns, and Healthy Echo Chambers

On Steubenville, Guns, and Healthy Echo Chambers

by Akiba Solomon on March 20 2013, 1:30PM

Sexual violence is horrible. It’s also an extremely complicated issue to handle online. That’s why we need to help each other sort it out, take a break if needed—and allow room for the complexity of human compassion.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Media

NYPD Issues Memo Ordering Cops to Run Criminal Checks on Domestic Abuse Victims

NYPD Issues Memo Ordering Cops to Run Criminal Checks on Domestic Abuse Victims

by Jorge Rivas on March 18 2013, 11:52AM

The new directive could further dissuade victims from coming forward.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Can New York Shame Teens Out of Getting Pregnant? [Reader Forum]

Can New York Shame Teens Out of Getting Pregnant? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on March 11 2013, 8:16AM

Are New York’s controversial new ads to stop teen pregnancy racist? Colorlines readers sound off.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Justice Department Urged to Investigate Marco McMillian's Murder

Justice Department Urged to Investigate Marco McMillian’s Murder

by Jamilah King on March 6 2013, 9:23AM

Mississippi, goddam.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW