Gender & Sexuality

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#IMarchWithLinda Trends as Conservatives Come for Linda Sarsour

The Muslim activist drew attacks after successfully co-organizing the Women’s March on Washington, but her supporters are not having it.

Sitting at his desk, Donald Trump holds up an executive order he signed on his first full day as president

Trump's First Week Begins With Executive Orders on Trade, Reproductive Rights and Federal Hiring

He's also suspended a cut in Federal Housing Aministration mortgage premiums and moved to repeal Obamacare.

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At the Women's March on Washington I Realized That My People Are My Lighthouse

I've been paralyzed by fear since Donald Trump was elected president. Here's how an over-capacity, hectic march with half a million people in Washington, D.C., this weekend made things a little bit better. 

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ACLU Kicks Off 7-Point Plan to Fight Trump Administration, Protect Civil Liberties

The organization also filed requests with several government agencies, demanding documents regarding Trump's possible conflicts of interest.

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[VIDEO] Million Hoodies for Justice Has an Inauguration Day Message for the Anxious Masses

Today the youth leaders are talking to you, not President Trump.

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WATCH: Latinx People Respond to Trump's First Day

Latinxs, many of whom feel particularly vulnerable under the new political regime, share their feelings about the incoming Trump Administration.

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Activists Deliver 510,000+ Signatures Ahead of Health and Human Services Nominee Hearing

Congressman Tom Price wants to defund Planned Parenthood.

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Why I'm Skipping The Women's March on Washington [OPINION]

I don’t know that I serve my own mental health needs by putting my body on the line to feign solidarity with women who by and large didn’t have my back prior to November.

Sexual assault survivor Amita Swadhin testifies against Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation on January 11, 2017.

Hear From the Sexual Assault Survivor Who Testified Against Jeff Sessions

Amita Swadhin: "I agreed to testify because it’s really important for there to be public record that there was resistance to his nomination both from the grassroots along with our allies who are elected officials."

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When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks

A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here's when and where to watch.

A Black women with short hair wearing a Black Panther Party T-shirt sits on the front steps of a home.

Women of the Black Panther Party Reflect on Today's Struggle, Staying Engaged and Why Trump's Win Might be a Good Thing

The Black Panther Party just closed out its 50th anniversary year. On this occasion, the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project spoke with Panther women about leadership, electoral politics and what we should be doing today.

16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016

Amidst a year of challenging news and political events, these 16 women of color kept it moving and made history in the arenas of culture, media, sports and politics.

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Year-End Goodness: The Best 2016 Movies, Music, Hashtags and More

Brilliant art, media and pop culture gave us something to celebrate in 2016. Here are Team Colorlines' favorites, from music videos to podcasts.

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This Video Breaks Down The 'Bigotry of Trump's Cabinet'

ThinkProgress explores what some of the president-elect’s administration picks think about race, sexuality and religion.

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'Paris is Burning,' 'Putney Swope' Among Films Selected for National Film Registry

The Library of Congress also selected "Blackboard Jungle" and the historical films of Solomon Sir Jones for preservation.

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'Foxy Brown' Series Coming to Hulu

Actress Meagan Good will resurrect Pam Grier's iconic role for a new series based on the controversial Blaxploitation flim.

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WATCH: Viola Davis' Moving Critics' Choice Awards Acceptance Speech

Davis received the #SeeHer Award.

Text: If in 2015 all Americans had the same risk of murder as young Black trans women there would have been 120,087 murders instead of 15,696 murders.

New Database Tracks Deaths of Transgender Homicide Victims

Mic reports: Fully 75 percent of the trans and gender-nonconforming Americans killed because of their identities since 2010 were Black women.

'While There is Despair, I Am Not Hopeless'

An interview with writer and activist adrienne maree brown about self care, action and how the late, great Octavia Butler predicted this political moment.

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Trans Artists, Activists Visualize Liberation for Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Trans Day of Resilience project offers artists and partner organizations the opportunity to honor trans liberation in conjunction with the Transgender Day of Remembrance.