Gender & Sexuality
by Akiba Solomon on September 24 2012, 10:00AM
Coverage of the case of Michelle Kosilek, the Massachusetts prisoner who will receive state-funded gender reassignment surgery, has sparked lots of vicious, vengeful, anti-trans comments. Here’s why that’s dangerous for everyone.
by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 4:18PM
Black, gay and female comedian Wanda Sykes says the only way the GOP could possibly hate her more is if she sent them a video of her “rolling around on a pile of welfare checks.”
by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 11:35AM
Advocates are calling it the first government-funded campaign focused exclusively on the betterment of transgender and gender non-conforming people.
by Akiba Solomon on August 24 2012, 11:18AM
Rep. Akin, I and a few women of color activists have some information for you about the nature of rape and legitimacy. Since you draft laws that affect our bodies, we ask that you read every word.
by Akiba Solomon on August 2 2012, 10:06AM
Halle Berry’s ex husband has figured out a novel way to sell his new album: Exploit divisions between dark and light skinned women. For $19.95, you too can buy some white supremacy.
by Julianne Hing on August 1 2012, 2:40PM
It’s a big day for contraception. But the ins and outs of the policy implementation mean many women won’t get covered.
by Channing Kennedy on July 30 2012, 9:08AM
Readers discuss Akiba Solomon’s explainer on the impact of the proposed cuts in 2012 food-assistance programs.
by Jorge Rivas on July 26 2012, 12:45PM
Caster Semenya will carry South Africa’s flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.
by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2012, 11:14AM
California rapper Murs wearing a “Legalize Gay” shirt and kisses another man in new video.
by Channing Kennedy on July 9 2012, 9:01AM
Last week, R&B star Frank Ocean went public about his sexuality, marking a watershed moment in popular culture. The Colorlines community brings its support and discusses the risk of political exploitation.
Topics: Gender & Sexuality
by Jorge Rivas on July 6 2012, 3:50PM
America’s Next Top Model’s first transgender contestant, Isis King, sits down with People.com staff editor and transgender advocate, Janet Mock, for a conversation about representations of transgender people in media.
by Jorge Rivas on July 5 2012, 11:35AM
Frank Ocean’s Def Jam debut, “Channel Orange,” won’t be released for another two weeks but the album is already making headlines everywhere.
by Jorge Rivas on June 28 2012, 2:57PM
Well-funded anti-choice sources are claiming that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents a federally funded abortion free-for-all.
by Jorge Rivas on June 27 2012, 10:41AM
Earlier this month the board of the National Council of La Raza unanimously approved a resolution supporting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.
by Akiba Solomon on June 27 2012, 10:20AM
Instead of focusing on the misdeeds of individual cast members, we need to take a look at the exploitative industry that shapes their fate
by Jorge Rivas on June 25 2012, 1:05PM
Two teenagers got a painful surprise last Friday when a woman they tried to attack turned out to be a martial arts expert.
by Jamilah King on June 19 2012, 10:16AM
Building LGBT communities and protecting their rights outside of the old political capitols has meant trying new things. Here are 10 leaders with missions that aren’t limited to fighting for equal rights.
by Jamilah King on June 19 2012, 10:14AM
Decades into the debate over sexuality, equal rights have become the dominant theme. But in cities across the South and Midwest, necessity has forced leaders to think more broadly about their communities, their politics and their tactics.