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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

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 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