Gender & Sexuality

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

REPORT: An Economics-Only Approach to Achieving Justice Will Leave Women of Color Behind

"Racism and sexism, like many other forms of discrimination, have been baked into our social and economic systems and will not simply fall away as a fairer economy emerges," says a new report.

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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.

Memphis Planned Parenthood Clinic Focusing on Latinx Outreach Opens Next Door to an ICE Office

The organization was aware of ICE's location when they purchased the building, but were under the impression that ICE would be moving.

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.

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This Latinx Installation Artist is Making Piñatas That Say Something About Race, Culture and Queerness

Las Vegas-based artist Justin Favela is making waves with his sculptures and installations that transform the cut paper used to decorate piñatas into works of art.

READ: What It's Like When You Want an Abortion But Can't Afford It

A new Fusion piece tells the side by side stories of two women who didn't want to be pregnant. But only one of them could afford to pay for the procedure.

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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.

ICYMI: Federal Appeals Court Finds That the Civil Rights Law Prohibiting Sex Discrimination Also Covers Sexual Orientation

The most recent version of the 1964 Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibits work discrimination against a person because they are a woman or man. Earlier this week, a federal appeals court found that bias against lesbian and gay workers also applies. 

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

“The objective is to be inclusive.” 

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Progressive Religious Leaders Say They're Seeing a Post-Trump Bump in Spiritual Engagement

Special services, multi-faith conference calls and events such as tomorrow's Black Lives Matter-sponsored #SacredResistance day of action points to a newfound willingness of political progressives to use their faith as a tool for resistance.

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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.