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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

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: Economic Justice, 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