Gender & Sexuality

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Award-Winning Desi Directors Tackle Arranged Marriage Stigma in 'A Suitable Girl'

Smriti Mundhra and Sarita Khurana discuss the familial motivation and intent behind "A Suitable Girl," for which they won the Tribeca Film Festival's "New Documentary Director Award."  

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New Study Exposes Barriers That Block Girls of Color From Opportunity

The National Women’s Law Center’s latest report explores how trauma impacts the trajectories of Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx and Native American girls.

WATCH: Ever Wondered What 'Latinx' Means? This Video Will Explain

“The objective is to be inclusive.” 

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WATCH: Video Explores History and Contributions of Two Spirit People

Fusion’s video comes just in time for International Transgender Day of Visibility.

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New Report Examines State of Black Women, Path Forward in 'Post-Obama' Era

“The current polarized political climate requires us to find innovative ways to move our public policy agenda forward in our quest to empower Black women and their families to live their best lives.”

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How 'Neurospeculative AfroFeminism' Uses Virtual Reality to Explore Otherworldly Transformation at a Black Hair Salon

Colorlines sat down with designers from Hyphen-Labs, a multidisciplinary creative collective led by women of color, to discuss the inspiration behind the immersive experience they showcased at South by Southwest.

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REPORT: Women Who Are of Color, Trans and HIV-Positive Must Fight Overlapping Oppressions

Research by the Transgender Law Center highlights the major economic, social and health challenges facing trans women of color living with HIV.

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Trans Health Panel Breaks Down Why Trans Workers of Color Are a Necessity

Diana Feliz Oliva and her colleagues from the Transgender Health Project at Los Angeles' St. John's Well Child and Family Center addressed health and care disparities affecting trans people of color during their South by Southwest panel.

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'Self Defense Starter Kit' Offers Practical Moves to De-Escalate Everyday Discrimination

Rana Abdelhamid and Maryam Aziz of the Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment guide viewers through practical self-defense strategies. 

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Katherine Johnson and Mae Jemison To Get Their Own Lego Figurines

The mathematician and astronaut feature in an upcoming "Women of NASA" Lego set.

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Ava DuVernay's Array Kicks Off Women's History Month with 12-Hour Twitter Takeover

The "13th" director's film network's third "Rebel-A-Thon" features the likes of Julie Dash, Mira Nair and more in social media conversation about representation in film. 

Trump Administration Cancels Obama's Policy for Protecting Transgender Rights in Public Schools

Often called the "bathroom guidance," the Obama directive went much further to protect transgender students in public schools. Claiming that states and local school districts should shape their own policies, the Trump Administration has revoked it.

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New Doc Series, 'Other Boys NYC,' Shines a Light on Queer Men of Color

The series' first 26 episodes, each of which profiles a different gay or trans man of color living in New York City, are now available through Slay TV.

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Devyn Galindo Captures East LA's Xicanx Youth Culture in Debut Book

Galindo—a non-binary queer artist of Mexican-American descent—discusses photo book, "We Are Still Here," in a new interview with Remezcla. 

An Interfaith Group of Clergy is 'Blessing' New and Existing Abortion Clinics

"We were claiming the sacredness of the space and the decisions that women and families make," says Katey Zeh of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the group that co-produced the first blessing ceremony with Planned Parenthood Metro-Washington. 

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#ResistanceInPhilly Rocks Republican Congressional Retreat

Thousands of protesters descended on a GOP retreat in Philadelphia featuring Donald Trump, Mike Pence and other Republican leaders. Herewith, some photos and videos from the action. 

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LGBTQ Activists of Color Talk Trump and What They're Doing to Create Change [VIDEO]

We interviewed a range of LGBTQ activists of color at last week's Creating Change conference in Philadelphia and found that there still is strength in numbers.

WATCH: Linda Sarsour, Ibtihaj Muhammad and More Discuss Why They Wear Hijab

The activist and Olympian star in the latest episode of "The Secret Life of Muslims."

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Why I Marched on Washington—With Zero Reservations

Rinku Sen reflects on real feminist organizing and rejects the notion that women of color were just window dressing at the Women's March on Washington.

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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.