Gender & Sexuality
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.
by Rinku Sen on June 12 2012, 9:45AM
We know that pitting queer people against people of color is a crass and sadly effective attempt to drive a wedge between two key constituencies. The Applied Research Center has released three new case studies of groups who are working to movements for LGBT rights and racial justice.
by Hatty Lee on June 11 2012, 9:17AM
We caught up with several mothers who breastfeed their children to talk about the process, its joys, and the pains.
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.
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on June 6 2012, 4:09PM
Graffiti backing CeCe McDonald sprayed on county jail she was held in.
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.
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.
by Jorge Rivas on June 4 2012, 3:28PM
Minnesota will initially house new inmate CeCe McDonald as a male.