Gender & Sexuality

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Abortion 'Gag Rule' Goes Into Effect

Abortion providers in 49 states will lose federal money if they refer patients for the medical procedure.

Janet Mock. Black woman with long hair in black and pink dress, standing in front of a white and back backdrop.

Janet Mock Makes History With Massive Netflix Deal

The “Pose” producer is the first transgender woman to sign a creator-in-charge deal at a leading entertainment company.

 Dr. Yashica Robinson. Black woman in white suit and black shirt sits at microphone with people behind her.

The Stakes Podcast Speaks to Alabama's Sole Abortion Provider

Host Kai Wright tours one of just three clinics that provide the medical procedure in the entire state.

AIDS quilt on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

ICYMI: HIV Prevention Drug PrEP to Be Covered by Most Insurance Plans

At $2,000 per month, the pill is currently inaccessible to most of the people who are at highest risk of contracting HIV.

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NYC Funds Abortions For People From States With Restrictive Bans

It is the first time a city has used its budget to step into the national abortion battle.

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Voguing Stars Take Center Stage at The Met

Dancers slay for a large crowd and judges outside the famed museum.

New York State Capitol Building

New York State Prepares to Decriminalize Sex Work

A new bill aims to protect sex workers, particularly immigrant and trans workers of color.

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On Loving Day, a Call to Decolonize Love [Op-Ed]

Fifty two years after the Loving v. Virginia decision, the legalization of interracial marriage has not resulted in a more liberating environment for interracial relationships. To move past legalization and towards liberation, we must decolonize love.

A Black woman with locs stands over two turntables at a party

On This Anniversary of the Pulse Massacre, a Playlist to Celebrate Our Resilience

Members of the DC-based DJ crew Anthology Of Booty are here to help us center love on the dance floor.  

Pregnant person in a striped gray and black shirt holding a purple flower as someone touches their stomach

STUDY: Being Denied an Abortion is Detrimental to Long-Term Health

In the first study of its kind, researchers looked at illness in people denied abortions compared to those who were able to obtain the medical procedure.

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NYPD Apologizes for Stonewall Raid, 50 Years Later

Activists say nothing has changed in the way the police interact with LGBTQ+ people of color.

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#ColorlinesReads: 5 LGBTQ+ Young Adult Books You'll Love

This year, celebrate Pride Month with five LGBTQ+ of color-focused titles for teens—or for yourself!

Billy Porter. Black man in white-brimmed black hat in black and white outfit.

WATCH: 'Pose' Star Billy Porter Says He Stands Up For 'Little Black Sissy Boys'

Porter in his “Actors on Actors” interview: “The ones who are told that their existence on the planet is unworthy, they’re unworthy of living.”

Chynal Lindsey. Black transgender woman in a gray sweater and purple lipstick.

Dallas Police Turn to FBI After Second Black Trans Woman Killed

Police chief asks for assistance to look for evidence of hate crimes in the homicides of Chynal Lindsey and Muhlaysia Booker.

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Transgender Asylum-Seeker Dies After Pleading for Medical Attention

Johana Medina Leon had chest pain while detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then she died.

Alibi Lounge. Street shot from bar in Harlem showing flags and NYPD cruiser.

Rainbow Flags Burned Outside Harlem Bar on Eve of Pride

Alibi Lounge is dubbed the “only Black gay lounge in NYC.” Governor Andrew Cuomo directed New York’s Hate Crime Task Force to investigate the incident.

outside of St. Louis Planned Parenthood with Missouri and U.S. flags

Missouri's One Abortion Clinic Will Stay Open—For Now

A judge temporarily stopped the state from revoking St. Louis Planned Parenthood’s license.

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READ: The Me Too Movement in Indigenous Communities

An investigation into why so many Native women are assaulted and harassed—and how they are advocating for themselves.

People on steps at Connecticut Black Reproductive Freedom Rally. Three Black women stand in front of banner with megaphone.

Activists Unite for Black Reproductive Freedom Rally

Activists from nine organizations stood up for Black people’s bodies on the steps of Connecticut’s State Supreme Court.

women hold signs in support of abortion rights outside Supreme Court

Supreme Court Issues Partial Ruling on Indiana Abortion Law

The justices did not rule on the part of the law that addresses the constitutionality of the medical procedure.