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New Law Book Could Change the Face of Reproductive Rights

New Law Book Could Change the Face of Reproductive Rights

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 27 2015, 7:00AM

The first of its kind, “Cases on Reproductive Rights and Justice” gives law students a new, intersectional way of thinking.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

On Patricia Arquette, Coded Language and the Hotness of 'Intersectionality'

On Patricia Arquette, Coded Language and the Hotness of ‘Intersectionality’

by Akiba Solomon on February 23 2015, 2:44PM

Patricia Arquette did…a whole lot with her “equality now” speech. But I don’t think we all know what her biggest mistake is called.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Questions Linger for LGBT Community After Police Kill Jessie Hernandez

Questions Linger for LGBT Community After Police Kill Jessie Hernandez

by Jamilah King on February 18 2015, 7:00AM

The fatal shooting of Jesse Hernandez is shining a light on the Denver police department’s relationship with LGBT residents of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Ai-jen Poo: Elders and Their Caregivers Deserve Dignity

Ai-jen Poo: Elders and Their Caregivers Deserve Dignity

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 12 2015, 7:00AM

In her new book,”The Age of Dignity,” award-winning labor organizer Ai-jen Poo lays out a vision for a well-trained, well-paid pool of home-care workers that would keep our aging parents and grandparents out of institutions.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Labor

'Hey Queer Photo Project' Shows Off Dapper Asian Style

‘Hey Queer Photo Project’ Shows Off Dapper Asian Style

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 3 2015, 11:28AM

New project focuses on masculine-of-center queer Asian style.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Saved by the bell hooks Tumblr as Great as It Sounds

Saved by the bell hooks Tumblr as Great as It Sounds

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2015, 5:01PM

“Feminism is for everybody!”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Monica Jones Wins Appeal of 'Walking While Trans' Conviction

Monica Jones Wins Appeal of ‘Walking While Trans’ Conviction

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on January 29 2015, 10:33AM

“My conviction being vacated is important but it is a small win in our larger fight for justice,” says Monica Jones, a black trans activist and ASU student.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

A Tale of Two Movements

A Tale of Two Movements

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on January 22 2015, 10:00AM

As we celebrate the 42nd year of Roe v. Wade, the capstone of the reproductive rights movement, another movement dominated by people of color enters its third decade: reproductive justice. Here the six major differences between the fight for reproductive rights and the struggle for reproductive justice.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Duo Creates Maternity Line Especially for Butches

Duo Creates Maternity Line Especially for Butches

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on January 21 2015, 7:00AM

“Pregnant butches aren’t unicorns,” says Vanessa Newman, cofounder of Butchbaby & Co., a new maternity line for pregnant masculine people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Video: Staceyann Chin and 3-Year-Old Zuri Fight the Power With 'Living Room Protests'

Video: Staceyann Chin and 3-Year-Old Zuri Fight the Power With ‘Living Room Protests’

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on January 14 2015, 12:10PM

The poet and activist is teaching her daughter about justice and resistance early.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Top 5 LGBT Issues for 2015

The Top 5 LGBT Issues for 2015

by Jamilah King on January 13 2015, 1:35AM

Where to put your energy this year

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Colorlines' Greatest Hits of 2014

Colorlines’ Greatest Hits of 2014

by Akiba Solomon on December 22 2014, 5:05PM

In the run-up to 2015, some of our writers and editors reflected on our favorite Colorlines stories to write and read in 2014.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Ferguson, Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Labor

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

Study: Black LGBT People More Likely to Live in States Without Anti-Discrimination Job Protection

by Julianne Hing on December 18 2014, 4:00PM

Than their straight black peers.

Topics: Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Labor, /NOW

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014

14 Women of Color Who Rocked 2014

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 17 2014, 7:00AM

A roundup of 14 amazing women of color who’ve made big strides in 2014.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Femmes of Color Sound Off

Femmes of Color Sound Off

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 3 2014, 7:00AM

Femmes of color are using a new hashtag to build community and envision new ways to be in the world.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

Former NFL Player-Turned-Actor Terry Crews on What Makes a Man in 2014

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2014, 2:40PM

“Feminism scares men,” Crews says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Why Prison Doesn't Work

Why Prison Doesn’t Work

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on December 2 2014, 11:00AM

Maya Schenwar, a journalist and the author of the new book ‘Locked Down, Locked Out’ talks restorative justice, birth in prison and white privilege in the fight against mass incarceration.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Democrats Have a White Women Problem

Democrats Have a White Women Problem

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on November 6 2014, 1:30PM

Progressive strategy often focuses on voter turnout in communities of color, but Democrats seem to be losing on the backs of white-women voters. Can they do anything about it?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Politics

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

Debunking the Myth That Latinos Are Anti-Choice

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on November 3 2014, 7:00AM

New survey suggests that most Latino voters in Texas think women should have access to abortion without political interference.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment Play

De-Centering Whiteness is Essential to Thinking About Street Harassment

by Aura Bogado on October 30 2014, 5:05PM

Aura Bogado argues that the Hollaback! should consider centering trans women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Society