Gender & Sexuality

Black boy's eyes as he stnads behind a metal battier

The Dos and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy

A primer for talking to children about racism—and systems that perpetuate it—in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

Black person with fist raised beside rainbow flag

Military Service Members Sue Trump, Armed Forces for Transgender Ban

“Trump’s directive to exclude transgender people from military service has created a tidal wave of harms that have already been felt throughout our armed services.”

Black-and-white image of Black and Brown boer without shirt and grey tattoos in front of grey wall fading into black

After Transition, Amateur Champ Patricio Manuel Preps for Pro Men's Boxing Debut

The multiracial boxer on his pre-transition hardships: “For a long time I forced a narrative that I didn’t really believe just because I didn’t feel I had another way around it.”

How Safe is Your Digital Life?

From two-factor verification to encrypted messaging, we’re paying more attention than ever to digital security. In this Q+A, queer POC tech activists Tania Lee and Slammer walk us through how to stay safe and sane in this hostile political moment. 

Janet Mock in a white dress

READ: Janet Mock Responds to Violent, Transphobic 'Breakfast Club' Conversation

“My sisters and I are here and we exist, and you will not diminish our light and our brilliance.”

READ: Writer Adrienne Maree Brown on Sexuality and Race

The latest installment of adrienne maree brown’s The Pleasure Dome column explores how racism impacts something as small—and powerful—as the nipple.

A Black man raises a fist while standing in front of a rainbow flag in Times Square

[VIDEO] New Yorkers Push Back Against Trump's Tweeted Ban on Trans People in the Military

Colorlines’ Tiye Rose captured a Times Square protest against Trump’s attempt to ban transgender people from military service. 

Black woman in brown outfit in front of dark-lit screen

4 Questions with 'Bronx Gothic' Creator and Star Okwui Okpokwasili

In a new documentary the Nigerian-American performance artist expands on the themes of “Bronx Gothic,” her award-winning one-woman show that depicts Black girls coming of age amid sexual and systemic violence. 

Black man in black hat and shirt with grey blazer in front of blurry yellow-lit background

READ: How Nelsan Ellis' 'True Blood' Character Opened More Space for Black Queer TV Representation

In a new essay, The Undefeated’s Soraya Nadia McDonald eulogizes Ellis, who recently died of heart failure, and his portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds.

LISTEN: Rewire's CHOICE/LESS Podcast Takes on Sterilization Abuse in Native Communities

The episode is a deep dive into the history of sterilization among Native communities at the hands of U.S. government and medical officials.

Black girl in copper animation surrounded by animations of four White girls in multicolored clothing on sea green background with brown dividing borders

A Black Queer Filmmaker Seeks Intersectional Acceptance in 'black enuf*'

Carrie Hawks’ autobiographical documentary mixes animation with family interviews and dry humor to explore their lifelong journey to qualify their Blackness and LGBTQ identity with White and Black peers alike.

Grey book cover with multi-colored artist renderings of faces and red and black text; Black man in grey and black jacket and white t-shirt with black letters in front of white brick wall

EXCERPT: Writer Clay Cane Explores Hip-Hop Masculinity in New Book

The essays in Cane’s “Live Through This: Surviving Intersections of Sexuality, God and Race” illustrate his path to self-acceptance.

It's Been 1 Year Since the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

We spoke with Pulse survivor Ricardo Negron Almodovar about his work supporting the LGBTQ Latinx community in the year since the massacre at the Orlando nightclub.

Karyna Jaramillo, a transgender activist from Cuernavaca, México, who fights for immigrant and LGBTQ communities in Maricopa County, Arizona.

[VIDEO] This Trans Latina Immigrant Activist Won't Let Her Identity Stop Her From Protecting Her Community

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Karyna Jaramillo struts her truth—even if law enforcement refuses to acknowledge it.

Rectangle with black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple stripes

Philly Unveils New Pride Flag with Black and Brown Stripes

The flag—which city officials and advocacy groups debuted outside City Hall during its Pride kick-off event—is the nation’s first to specifically recognize queer Black and Brown communities.

Grayscale image of Black woman in patterned vest and shirt and ornate hat in front of dark background; Greyscale image of Black woman in dark hat and dress in front of light wall with dark text

Netflix Picks Up Marsha P. Johnson Doc, Misha Green Thriller

The streaming company acquired the documentary and women-driven thriller after recently cutting two series with characters from underrepresented groups.

Black person

WATCH: This Queer Barber Gives Free Cuts to Homeless Youth in L.A. Out of a Trailer

Madin Lopez, a formerly homeless queer barber, drives around Los Angeles providing over 700 haircuts to homeless youth each year.

Brown woman in blue shirt in front of people in red, green and pink shirts and brown wall

Geeta Gidwani Bonds With Family Through Heartbreak, Cultural Disconnect in 'Geeta's Guide to Moving On'

You can stream Puja Mohindra’s web comedy, about a Desi woman who moves in with her parents after a broken engagement, through Open TV.

This Mother’s Day, Let's Honor Our Mamas With Actions That Reflect the Radical Roots of the Holiday

Keeping in mind the spirit of its origins, we offer you a range of ways to do good on Mother’s Day.

President Trump Signs 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order

But does it preserve religious liberty—or provide a license to discriminate?