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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

Janet Mock Talks Transgender Sisterhood, Visibility and #GirlsLikeUs

Janet Mock Talks Transgender Sisterhood, Visibility and #GirlsLikeUs

by Jamilah King on February 4 2014, 7:00AM

The 30-year-old writer and speaker delves into what inspired her new memoir, “Redefining Realness.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Janet Mock Talks About Sex Work in New Book 'Redefining Realness'

Janet Mock Talks About Sex Work in New Book ‘Redefining Realness’

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 9:01AM

Her new book hits stores next week.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Beyoncé Lights the Way for All Her Single Ladies

Beyoncé Lights the Way for All Her Single Ladies

by Carla Murphy on January 13 2014, 3:37PM

New survey reports that women of color overwhelmingly want society to adapt to their real lives.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Bullied Transgender Teen Faces Battery Charges After School Fight

Bullied Transgender Teen Faces Battery Charges After School Fight

by Carla Murphy on January 13 2014, 10:07AM

Teen is the only student charged, according to Change.org petition

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Laverne Cox Remembers Islan Nettles While Schooling Katie Couric

Laverne Cox Remembers Islan Nettles While Schooling Katie Couric

by Jamilah King on January 7 2014, 8:46PM

Neither Cox nor Carmen Carrera were having it.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Black Women and the Body Police

Black Women and the Body Police

by Ayana Byrd on December 16 2013, 7:00AM

From Rachel Jeantel, who was treated like a criminal because of her size, to Renisha McBride, who literally lost her life because she was viewed as a threat, 2013 was a challenging year for black women’s bodies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

by Carla Murphy on December 10 2013, 1:58PM

Other reforms aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military are included.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW