Gender & Sexuality
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…
by Jorge Rivas on April 23 2013, 12:29PM
President Obama will deliver the keynote address at Planned Parenthood’s annual gala on Thursday.
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.
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?
by Jamilah King on April 16 2013, 12:36PM
The 20-year-old was forced into the spotlight. And he’s loving it.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on March 28 2013, 3:01PM
First Arizona lawmakers went after the immigrant community. Now they’re going after transgender people.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on March 18 2013, 11:52AM
The new directive could further dissuade victims from coming forward.
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.
by Jamilah King on March 6 2013, 9:23AM