Gender & Sexuality

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This Planned Parenthood Bot Teaches Teens About Sex

The bot, named Roo, is a direct response to the Trump administration’s push for abstinence-only sex education.

Anita Hill. Older Black woman with gray hair and glasses holding microphone.

Anita Hill's Hollywood Commission Launches Harassment Survey

The industry-wide survey will ask people working in the entertainment industry to anonymously share their experiences dealing with sexual harassment and abuse.

“We Never Asked Permission.” Illustration of Black woman braiding hair of another.

Trans Day of Resilience Celebrates Beauty and Resistance of Trans People of Color

Forward Together’s annual project features 10 transgender and gender nonconforming artists who created art around their visions for trans freedom.

Mo'Nique. Black woman with brown hair shoulder length. wearing black.

Mo'Nique Sues Netflix For Racial and Gender Discrimination

Alleges the suit: “It perpetuated the pay gap suffered by Black women.” 

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McDonald's Hit With Another Lawsuit For Sexual Harassment

Hundreds of the company’s Michigan-based employees are preparing to strike in response to its handling of gender-based discrimination allegations.

Mj Rodriguez. Latinx woman wearing yellow embellished dress with straight dark dark chin-length hair.

Mj Rodriguez is Newest Face of Olay

“A lot of girls like myself—trans women—we don’t get the opportunity to have open dialogue, let alone be in partnership with organizations like this.”

Billy Porter. Black man wearing yellow and black hat and green jacket.

The Number of LGTBQ Characters of Color on TV Has Risen, Again

For the second year in a row, these characters outnumber their White counterparts, according to a new report by GLAAD.

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It Could Soon Be Legal to Prevent LGBTQ+ Couples From Adopting

The Trump administration is scrapping an Obama-era regulation that protected same sex couples from discrimination.

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Q&A With Tina Tchen, The New President of Time's Up

An attorney and former chief of staff for Michelle Obama, Tchen centers women of color in the fight for workplace equity.

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Alabama's Restrictive Abortion Law

If it had gone into effect, abortion would have been illegal from the moment of conception.

Transgender rally. Lots of people and two flags.

LIVESTREAM: Congressional Hearing on Housing Protections for Transgender People

The National Center for Transgender Equality will testify before the House Committee on Financial Services about the growing housing crisis.

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LGBTQ+ People of Color More Likely to Live In Poverty Than Whites

A study from the Williams Institute study also shows that LGBTQ+ people who suffer from economic insecurity are more likely to be young people of color who identify as bisexual or transgender and are experiencing a disability.

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Why Is Endometrial Cancer Killing Black Women?

“We are not going to help women, and we are not going to solve this problem, if we don’t deal with the problem of race and racism.”

Blossom Brown. Black trans woman with long brown hair wearing dark colored dress holding a microphone.

Black Trans Activist and Actress Blossom C. Brown Reclaims Her Time at CNN's Equality Town Hall

After watching question after question exclude Black trans people, she stole the mic and told CNN, “You have erased Black trans women for the last time!”

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ICYMI: FDA Approves HIV Prevention Drug That Isn't Safety Tested for All

The Food and Drug Administration says that safety trials for Descovy primarily tested White cisgender men.

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Supreme Court To Decide If Employers Can Discriminate Against LGBTQ+ Community

SCOTUS to consider three cases that cite the protections afforded by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Protesters hold signs in support of abortion rights outside of Supreme Court.

SCOTUS To Hear Case That Could Dismantle Roe v. Wade

“Access to abortion is hanging by a thread in this country, and this case is what could snap that thread.”

Pink and white sign in support of abortion rights held outside Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri

Planned Parenthood Covertly Opens Clinic to Provide Care for Missourians

The 18,000-square foot facility is located in Illinois—just 13 miles from Missouri’s lone abortion clinic, which is currently under fire.

Transgender rally. Lots of people and two flags.

Nearly 100 Trans Advocates Pen Open Letter to Human Rights Campaign

“We do not need a cisgender-led $40 million organization to copy our work and brand it as new.”

Ling comic. Illustration of young Chinese-American girl with facial birthmarks wearing a blue hat.

In 'Ling,' The Chinese-American Hero's Superpower is Being Normal

Creators Dennis Liu and Marie Iida say the star of their new comic series is no model minority.