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Where Will CeCe McDonald Serve Her Time? The Devil is in the Details

Where Will CeCe McDonald Serve Her Time? The Devil is in the Details

by Akiba Solomon on June 8 2012, 10:26AM

The young Minneapolis transwoman incarcerated for defending herself in a racist and transphobic attack isn’t alone in her experience. Experts say her placement in a men’s facility is just one part of a complex—and dehumanizing—process.

Topics: Gender, CeCe McDonald, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Wells Fargo Hit With Molotov Cocktail in 'Solidarity With CeCe'

Wells Fargo Hit With Molotov Cocktail in ‘Solidarity With CeCe’

by Jorge Rivas on June 7 2012, 11:37AM

An anonymous message posted on an anarchist website took responsibility for the action they called a small gesture of solidarity with CeCe McDonald.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Former NFL player Wade Davis Talks About Coming Out of the Closet

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 6:12PM

Wade Davis never came out while he was playing football for the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, or the Washington Redskins.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

'Free CeCe' Graffiti Left on County Jail Building CeCe McDonald Was Held In

‘Free CeCe’ Graffiti Left on County Jail Building CeCe McDonald Was Held In

by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 4:09PM

Graffiti backing CeCe McDonald sprayed on county jail she was held in.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Janet Jackson To Produce Transgender 'Truth' Film

Janet Jackson To Produce Transgender ‘Truth’ Film

by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 2:39PM

Superstar entertainer Janet Jackson is set to executive-produce a documentary that will help “stop the hate and find understanding” toward transgender people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Hear Prop 8 Case, Clearing the Way For Supreme Court

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Hear Prop 8 Case, Clearing the Way For Supreme Court

by Jorge Rivas on June 5 2012, 1:20PM

San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided it will not revisit the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 gay marriage ban.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Hundreds Of Mormons March in Salt Lake City Gay Pride Parade [Photos]

Hundreds Of Mormons March in Salt Lake City Gay Pride Parade [Photos]

by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 4:41PM

The group, Mormons Building Bridges, said they wanted to send a message of love to the state’s LGBT community, a message they believe is compatible with their faith.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Black Transgender Woman CeCe McDonald to be Housed in Male Prison

Black Transgender Woman CeCe McDonald to be Housed in Male Prison

by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 3:28PM

Minnesota will initially house new inmate CeCe McDonald as a male.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Yet Another Effort to Racialize the Attack on Women's Health

Yet Another Effort to Racialize the Attack on Women’s Health

by Akiba Solomon on May 31 2012, 8:59AM

The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2012 claims to protect Asian children. But it is a slight variation of a familiar formula: Race-bait, cry crocodile tears about sexism—then police the wombs of women of color.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health

Arson Attack Suspected in New Orleans Women's Clinic Fire

Arson Attack Suspected in New Orleans Women’s Clinic Fire

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2012, 4:44PM

A New Orleans health center was destroyed in a suspicious fire last week.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

New Video Attack Stokes Sex-Selective Abortion Panic

New Video Attack Stokes Sex-Selective Abortion Panic

by Jorge Rivas on May 29 2012, 4:06PM

James O’Keefe’s legacy is alive in Lila Rose’s new abortion attack video.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Will Smith is A Riot Grrrl

Will Smith is A Riot Grrrl

by Jorge Rivas on May 25 2012, 3:21PM

You may actually want to go see “Men in Black 3” after you read Will Smith describing why he let’s his daughter do anything she wants with her hair.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Colin Powell Expresses Support for Gay Marriage

Colin Powell Expresses Support for Gay Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 5:58PM

The Former Secretary of State said he has “no problem” with gay marriage in an interview with Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Poll: People of Color More Likely to Support Gay Marriage Than Whites

Poll: People of Color More Likely to Support Gay Marriage Than Whites

by Jorge Rivas on May 23 2012, 12:04PM

The majority of those surveyed said Obama’s stance on gay marriage will not play a big role in their vote for president.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Sure, More Men Are Doing Pink-Collar Work, but Race Still Matters

Sure, More Men Are Doing Pink-Collar Work, but Race Still Matters

by Akiba Solomon on May 23 2012, 10:07AM

Research shows that men in female-dominated fields make more money and advance more quickly—until you control for race.

Topics: Gender, Economy, Gender & Sexuality

NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

NAACP Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on May 21 2012, 11:36AM

The NAACP announcement comes just two weeks after President Barack Obama announced his support for gay marriage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

For Rep. Gwen Moore, the Violence Against Women Act is Personal

For Rep. Gwen Moore, the Violence Against Women Act is Personal

by Jorge Rivas on May 18 2012, 9:08AM

And Colorlines.com gender matters blogger Akiba Solomon notes that the opposition to VAWA doesn’t just affect women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Posters Celebrate Asian American Masculinity, From George Takei to Jeremy Lin

Posters Celebrate Asian American Masculinity, From George Takei to Jeremy Lin

by Hatty Lee on May 16 2012, 9:20AM

Colorlines.com Art Director Hatty Lee chats with Deborah Enrile Lao about a new project that hopes to inspire young Asian American men.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Gay Teen Expelled in Stun Gun School Case Attacked at Mall

Gay Teen Expelled in Stun Gun School Case Attacked at Mall

by Jorge Rivas on May 15 2012, 11:40AM

The teen’s alleged attacker, Khyran R. Delay, 34, has been charged with battery.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Will Be The Legacy Of Obama's Embrace of Marriage Equality? [Reader Forum]

What Will Be The Legacy Of Obama’s Embrace of Marriage Equality? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on May 14 2012, 9:00AM

The Colorlines.com community reacts with mixed feelings to Obama’s historic statement.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Marriage Rights