Gender & Sexuality

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How I Survived 'Ex-Gay' Conversion Therapy [OPINION]

At age 17, Darren Calhoun was manipulated into conversion therapy by a pastor. Here, he reflects on his path from confused teen to advocate for the hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people in the United States who are subjected to the same treatment.

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Deborah S. Esquenazi Adapts Her 'Southwest of Salem' Doc for TV

The series centers on four Latinx lesbian women wrongfully accused of gang rape.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders immigration courts to stop granting asylum to victims of domestic violence and gang violence.

'Blood is on Your Hands': Attorney General Curbs Asylum for Immigrant Victims of Violence

Jeff Sessions issues directive to end asylum grants for victims of domestic violence and gang persecution, a decision expected to affect tens of thousands.

 

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SCOTUS Dismisses Lower Court Decision That Allowed Immigrant Teen to Obtain Abortion

A broader challenge to the administrations health care policy for detained, pregnant teens of undocumented status is still winding its way through the courts.

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Author Q&A: Understanding Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis Through Marx, Monsters and a Queer Decolonial Lens

Colorlines talks to Philadelphia poet laureate Raquel Salas Rivera about their new book, “lo terciario/the tertiary,” which revisits Karl Marx’s “Capital” to examine Puerto Rico’s debt crisis from a queer decolonial lens.

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QUOTABLE: 3 Excerpts From Darnell L. Moore's Luminous Debut, 'No Ashes in the Fire'

The activist and journalist’s debut memoir, “No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America,” just dropped. Revel in its radical honesty and beauty.

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Trump's Appointee to Run Family Planning Program is Staunchly Anti-Choice

As deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Diane Foley will oversee the Title X program, which funds reproductive care for lower-incoming earning people.

Transgender woman Roxana Hernandez, who traveled with migrant caravan through Mexico to reach U.S., had died in ICE custody

Transgender Woman Dies in ICE Custody

Advocacy groups call on federal agency to release all transgender detainees after the death of Roxana Hernández.

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Linda Sarsour: 'I'm Every Islamophobe's Worst Nightmare'

The Muslim Palestinian-American organizer talks to Quartz about what inspires her and what she hopes to give the next generation.

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Morgan Freeman Loses Endorsement Deals After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Several women accused the actor of lewd comments and unwanted groping.

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Lyric Cabral to Direct R. Kelly Documentary

The “T(error)” filmmaker’s upcoming documentary draws from BuzzFeed News’ reporting on the singer’s alleged sexual abuse of Black women and girls.

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Workers File Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald's

The women and teenagers say they were afraid to speak out for fear of being fired.

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Trump Administration Cuts Funds to Orgs That Provide Abortions

The new policy targets Planned Parenthood and other organizations that serve lower-income earning women. 

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Janet Mock Hopes 'Pose' Changes Hollywood for Trans POC Artists

“I knew with ‘Pose,’ I would hold the pen, writing narratives that would show the totality of what it meant to be Brown and Black, to be trans and poor and femme in an era in New York City dictated by a series of ills, from HIV and gentrification to crack and greed.”

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Michael B. Jordan on Inclusion Riders: 'Actions Speak Louder Than Words'

The “Black Panther” and “Fahrenheit 451” star discussed building diverse representation into his production company for Essence magazine’s June cover story.

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WATCH: Patrisse Cullors On How Midwifery Can Save Black Women's Lives

A new video and campaign address racial disparities in maternal death rates.

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Celebrate Black Mothers With These 'Mamas Day' E-Cards

Forward Together brought its Mamas Day initiative back with five e-cards that celebrate Black motherhood in its many forms.

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Trump Administration Using New Tactics to Block Pregnant Teen Immigrants From Abortion Access

“The government certainly has been relentless in their attempts to find ways to force their anti-abortion beliefs on this population, and I feel like this is just another iteration of what they’ve done in the past.”

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'Vida' Crew Discusses TV's First All-Latinx Writers' Room

Tanya Saracho and the six Latinx writers behind “Vida” discussed the show’s intersections with their lives in a roundtable for Vulture.

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Time's Up's Women of Color Amplify Calls to #MuteRKelly

“We demand appropriate investigations and inquiries into the allegations of R. Kelly’s abuse made by women of color and their families for over two decades now.”