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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

Female Veterans Are Fastest Growing Segment of Homeless Population

Female Veterans Are Fastest Growing Segment of Homeless Population

by Jorge Rivas on March 1 2013, 12:46PM

Black females disproportionately affected.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Marco McMillian Had Big Plans for the Small City of Clarksdale, Mississippi

Marco McMillian Had Big Plans for the Small City of Clarksdale, Mississippi

by Jamilah King on March 1 2013, 9:49AM

The promising politician was found dead this week in Mississippi.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Man Arrested in Slaying of Black Gay Mississippi Politician Marco McMillian

Man Arrested in Slaying of Black Gay Mississippi Politician Marco McMillian

by Jamilah King on March 1 2013, 9:42AM

A tragic end to a promising life.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

GOP Finally Stopped Blocking Violence Against Women Act

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2013, 4:10PM

The legislation that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence passed on a vote of 286 to 138, with 199 Democrats joining 87 Republicans to reauthorize the 1994 law.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

NFL Teams Are Breaking Their Own Rules by Asking if Manti Te'o Is Gay

NFL Teams Are Breaking Their Own Rules by Asking if Manti Te’o Is Gay

by Jamilah King on February 28 2013, 10:30AM

Scandal surrounding the former Norte Dame star is stirring all sorts of challenges for the NFL, too, from employment bias to the definition of masculinity.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Super Bowl Champ Brendon Ayanbadejo Talks LGBT Equality With Don Lemon

Super Bowl Champ Brendon Ayanbadejo Talks LGBT Equality With Don Lemon

by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 3:28PM

Ayanbadejo also said he identified as a man with “beautiful almond coconut” skin.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Former 49ers Player Outed After Domestic Abuse Court Charge

Former 49ers Player Outed After Domestic Abuse Court Charge

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 10:43AM

Former NFL player Kwame Harris has been charged with allegedly attacking his ex-boyfriend outside a California restaurant. Harris was the San Francisco 49ers’ first-round pick in 2003 and played offensive tackle for five seasons. He also played for the Oakland…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

GQ Publishes 'Hottest Women' List and Ranks Women By Race

GQ Publishes ‘Hottest Women’ List and Ranks Women By Race

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2013, 11:09AM

Beyoncé Knowles tops the list and is followed by other notable actresses and models like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Sienna Miller.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW