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'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

Production Begins on New Biopic of First Openly Gay Baseball Player

Production Begins on New Biopic of First Openly Gay Baseball Player

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 1:30AM

Glenn Burke paved the way for many of today’s LGBTQ athletes to come out of the closet.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Sports

Artist Kevin Truong Creates 'Visual Catalogue' of Gay Men Across the World

Artist Kevin Truong Creates ‘Visual Catalogue’ of Gay Men Across the World

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 9:05AM

Kevin Truong has photographed 373 men for The Gay Men Project.

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

Learn About the Life of Trans Activist and Actress Marsha P. Johnson Play

Learn About the Life of Trans Activist and Actress Marsha P. Johnson

by Jamilah King on February 21 2014, 4:34PM

You can watch the entire documentary for free online.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Writes About Nigeria's Anti-Gay Law

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Writes About Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law

by Jamilah King on February 20 2014, 12:10PM

The author takes on the common arguments posed by supporters of the bill, including that being gay is “un-African.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

23-Year-Old Woman Grows Beard to Get More in Touch With Femininity Play

23-Year-Old Woman Grows Beard to Get More in Touch With Femininity

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 11:52AM

After years of taunting, she’s not afraid to challenge gender norms.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Janet Mock Talks Preferred Gender Pronouns on 'The Colbert Report' Play

Janet Mock Talks Preferred Gender Pronouns on ‘The Colbert Report’

by Jamilah King on February 19 2014, 11:21AM

She’s all smiles!

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Michael Sam Didn't Get Here on His Own

Michael Sam Didn’t Get Here on His Own

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 7:00AM

A movement that’s been fueled in no small part by individual men called to collective action could transform the NFL.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

'Moral March' in North Carolina Draws Thousands

‘Moral March’ in North Carolina Draws Thousands

by Brentin Mock on February 10 2014, 10:30AM

The Moral March in N. Carolina this weekend touched hearts and nerves, with tens of thousands showing up for justice.

Topics: Voting Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Health, Immigration, Politics, Politics, Schools & Youth