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New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 28 2014, 11:00AM

A new report for the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls attention to health care discrimination against black women and Latinas—and its dire impact.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 26 2014, 7:00AM

More than just a diversity program, Code for Progress teaches organizers computer coding.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 22 2014, 5:01PM

Black feminists have been providing intersectional analysis of Ferguson and highlighting the ways race and gender influence police brutality.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Black Female Academic On Being Erased by President Obama

Black Female Academic On Being Erased by President Obama

by Carla Murphy on August 8 2014, 3:57PM

Signithia Fordham’s work is the modern genesis of “acting white”—but male academics get the credit, she says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Fat Activists Take Body Acceptance to the Beach

Fat Activists Take Body Acceptance to the Beach

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 7 2014, 7:00AM

Plus-sized women are proudly wearing bikinis—also called fatkinis. It signals more than just a swimwear trend.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

An Open Letter to the New York Times: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement

An Open Letter to the New York Times: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 31 2014, 2:17PM

A recent New York Times article erases the role of women of color in the shift away from the term “pro-choice.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Trans Girl's Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

Trans Girl’s Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

by Aura Bogado on July 31 2014, 11:46AM

She’s expected to make a full recovery.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

 New Children's Book Series Highlights Queer Families of Color

New Children’s Book Series Highlights Queer Families of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 29 2014, 7:00AM

A new children’s book series seeks to offer an array of queer, trans and racially diverse stories in a field that is notably lacking.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

'Crack Baby' Hysteria Returns

‘Crack Baby’ Hysteria Returns

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 18 2014, 7:00AM

Same myth, different drugs—and still used to criminalize mothers of color.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 1 2014, 3:00PM

On its face there is nothing about this ruling that singles out women of color. But our political and economic realities exacerbate the negative impacts of restrictions on women’s health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Taking Care of Transgender Elders

Taking Care of Transgender Elders

by Aura Bogado on June 30 2014, 7:00AM

Forty five years after Stonewall, a community pulls together.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Created Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Created Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics

by Akiba Solomon on June 26 2014, 12:15PM

The law violated free speech say justices

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Text and Phone Service Directs Callers to bell hooks Quotes

Text and Phone Service Directs Callers to bell hooks Quotes

by Aura Bogado on June 13 2014, 11:44AM

So call me. Maybe.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Connecticut Considers Transfer of Transgender Teen Held in Adult Prison

Connecticut Considers Transfer of Transgender Teen Held in Adult Prison

by Aura Bogado on June 6 2014, 2:03PM

But her future remains uncertain.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Weekend Listen: After Isla Vista, Male Voices on So-Called Women's Issues

Weekend Listen: After Isla Vista, Male Voices on So-Called Women’s Issues

by Carla Murphy on June 6 2014, 1:04PM

Byron Hurt, Jackson Katz and Quentin Walcott expand the conversation

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Two Major Birth Control Cases Hit the Supreme Court

Two Major Birth Control Cases Hit the Supreme Court

by Akiba Solomon on March 24 2014, 2:37PM

Experts say they could open up a Pandora’s box of Obamacare denials.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Watch Janet Mock and Laverne Cox Talk about 'Redefining Realness'

Watch Janet Mock and Laverne Cox Talk about ‘Redefining Realness’

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 7:13PM

Tonight’s conversation at NYU will be live streamed!

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

ICYMI: Belly Dancing When You're a White Woman

ICYMI: Belly Dancing When You’re a White Woman

by Carla Murphy on March 11 2014, 9:38AM

Just don’t, one Arab-American writer says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Mic Check: Joan Morgan and Brittney Cooper in Conversation

Mic Check: Joan Morgan and Brittney Cooper in Conversation

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2014, 5:09PM

Black feminists on when and where they enter, now.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Kumbia Queers Launch U.S. Tour

Kumbia Queers Launch U.S. Tour

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 1:40PM

The innovative all-woman Latin American band transgresses social, cultural, and gender norms with their unique ‘tropi punk.’

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW