Gender & Sexuality

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Hollywood Still Struggles With Representation of LGBTQ+ and Trans People of Color

GLAAD’s newest diversity report shows a drop for LGBTQ+ characters of color and improvement with regard to trans characters.

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HUD Rule Allows Homeless Shelters to Deny Admission to Transgender People

Young transgender people of color, especially Black youth, experience disproportionately high rates of homelessness.

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Two Dozen States and Cities Sue Trump Administration to Protect Reproductive Rights

The lawsuits seek to block the “conscience rule,” which allows health care providers to deny abortion care and other legal medical services.

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ICYMI: Report Finds Nearly Half of Transgender Southerners Experience Violence

The numbers were higher for transgender people of color.

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Are Federal Officials Criminalizing Pregnant Migrants?

Immigrant advocates say the United States Marshals Service is committing “atrocities” against these vulnerable asylum-seekers.

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Alabama Passes Bill That Effectively Bans Abortion

The nation’s most restrictive law was drafted with the hope that it will lead to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Hollywood Reacts to Georgia Abortion Law

Nearly $3 billion was spent in the state on television and film shoots last year. Now, producers are using that leverage to protest the restrictive law.

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#FreeThePill Day Marks 59th Anniversary of Birth Control Pill

The movement to make the pill available over the counter hops on Twitter. 

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These Cards Will Help You Celebrate ALL Mamas

Every year, the Mamas Day campaign honors mothers of all kinds with cards we actually want to give.

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New Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

The Brooklyn Museum highlights the work of 22 LGBTQ artists.

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New Laws Aim to Save Native American Women's Lives

Legislators seek more effective methods to track and stop the murder of Indigenous women.

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#ColorlinesReads: Get Some Perspective With These 5 Books

These engaging titles unravel myths surrounding resistance movements, settler colonialism and racist pseudoscience.

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Twitter Users Defend World Champion Sprinter Caster Semenya

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that the South African Olympian must reduce her naturally occurring testosterone levels to compete.

READ: Former CBS Exec Calls Out Racism at Media Giant

Former head of diversity Whitney Davis writes that the company is “fraught with systemic racism, discrimination and sexual harassment.”

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Court Blocks Trump Administration's Abortion 'Gag Rule'

A federal judge called the regulation a “ham-fisted approach to public health policy’” that would harm lower-income earning women.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw's Superpowers Shine in 'Fast Color'

Mbatha-Raw: “The idea that we have power within us is something that I’ve always been interested in.”

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U.S. Healthcare System Endangers Black Pregnant People of Undocumented Status

Shut out of the Affordable Care Act, they may not be able to access or afford prenatal care.

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Senate Holds Hearing on Bill to Restrict Abortion Access

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing was in support of a bill that seeks to make it illegal to have an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Taja Lindley Turns Her Artistic Eye to Black Maternal Mortality

The New York City-based artist will center the voices of Black women who are often ignored by the health system.

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'Pose' Producers on the Driving Force Behind the Show

“Pose” co-creator Steven Canals on why his show needed to be made: “We weren’t seeing Black and Brown people who also happen to be queer and trans.”