Gender & Sexuality

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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. 

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

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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. 

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Meet Ernesto Yerena Montejano, the Artist Behind the Ubiquitous 'We the Resilient' Protest Poster

Chicano/Native/Yaqui artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano explores questions of identity, gender norms, politics and spirituality in his vibrant illustrations, prints and collages. Here, an intimate portrait of the man behind the "We the Resilient" image you keep seeing at protests across the country. 

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How Civil Rights Groups Feel About Sessions' Confirmation in 9 Tweets

“The man in charge of enforcing hate crimes laws doesn’t think they should exist.”

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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How the Super Bowl Became a Battle for America's Soul

The subtle—and not-so subtle—roles race, xenophobia and Islamophobia played in Super Bowl LI.

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Leaked Executive Order Draft Could 'Legalize Discrimination'

“Policymakers across the nation are leveraging religion to push forward crude and discriminatory laws that impose extreme financial, dignitary and emotional harm on women of color and their families.”

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SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Where He Stands on Civil Rights, Reproductive Justice, the Environment and More

Human Rights Campaign: “We cannot afford a justice who will roll back our rights, or who will be a rubber stamp for Donald Trump’s unconstitutional actions.”

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Fatimah Asghar on Why Her New Web Series is a Love Letter to 'Brown Girls' Everywhere

"I want people to see the joy of being a person of color, the joy of these communities, the joy of this friendship."

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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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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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#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.

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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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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.