Gender & Sexuality

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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.”

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

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Georgia Is Latest State to Ban Abortion After Six Weeks

The “heartbeat ban” is opposed by politicians, reproductive rights activists and prominent names in Hollywood and the business world.

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Trump Administration Expands Reach of Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'

Foreign groups that provide or discuss abortions will lose American funding under a directive that administration officials have championed as “decent” and “right.”

Photo of person holding a large rainbow flag stands with a small group of migrant travelers as they wait for a ride in Juchitan de Zaragoza, Mexico, on November 1, 2018.

Allegations of Harassment and Abuse of Gay and Transgender Migrants in Immigrant Detention

Those who spoke out were allegedly threatened with solitary confinement.

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Mississippi Passes Restrictive 'Heartbeat Ban' Abortion Law

The state already has just one clinic to perform the medical procedure.

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Maryland Aims to Leave Title X Program to Protect Abortion Providers and Patients

If approved, the state will refuse nearly $4 million in funding to create its own family planning program.

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States Consider Ban on Shackling Incarcerated People During Childbirth

The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that roughly 12,000 pregnant women are jailed in the United States each year.

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The Best Medication to Prevent HIV is Hard to Find Where It's Needed Most

The dangerously scarce availability of PrEP is contributing to high HIV infection rates in Black men.

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Guided by Love, Abortion Care Providers Are Voices For Their Communities [Op-Ed]

On Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, Whole Woman’s Health’s Marva Sadler shares what guides her mission to provide quality, compassionate abortion care.

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WATCH: Lawmakers, Advocates Center Black Women on National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman and David Johns of National Black Justice Coalition join forces to increase access to lifesaving health care for Black women and girls, who represent two of every three women diagnosed with HIV.

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House and Senate Dems Introduce Bill That Recognizes Reproductive Rights as Human Rights

The Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights Act was announced in both houses of Congress ahead of International Womens Day.

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Congress Must Pass Raise the Wage Act, Secure Better Future for Women [Op-Ed]

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Saru Jayaraman and Destiny Lopez connect the dots between securing increased pay for women earning a tipped wage and improved access to reproductive health care.

Planned Parenthood Protests Trump Administration's Title X Rule Change

Medical Orgs, 22 States Sue Trump Administration to Block Abortion 'Gag Rule'

Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood, called the regulation “unethical, illegal and harmful to public health.”

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Twitter Responds to Michael Jackson Doc, 'Leaving Neverland'

The new documentary centers on two men who allege that the pop star sexually abused them as boys.