Gender & Sexuality

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Ava DuVernay's Array Kicks Off Women's History Month with 12-Hour Twitter Takeover

The "13th" director's film network's third "Rebel-A-Thon" features the likes of Julie Dash, Mira Nair and more in social media conversation about representation in film. 

Trump Administration Cancels Obama's Policy for Protecting Transgender Rights in Public Schools

Often called the "bathroom guidance," the Obama directive went much further to protect transgender students in public schools. Claiming that states and local school districts should shape their own policies, the Trump Administration has revoked it.

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New Doc Series, 'Other Boys NYC,' Shines a Light on Queer Men of Color

The series' first 26 episodes, each of which profiles a different gay or trans man of color living in New York City, are now available through Slay TV.

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Devyn Galindo Captures East LA's Xicanx Youth Culture in Debut Book

Galindo—a non-binary queer artist of Mexican-American descent—discusses photo book, "We Are Still Here," in a new interview with Remezcla. 

An Interfaith Group of Clergy is 'Blessing' New and Existing Abortion Clinics

"We were claiming the sacredness of the space and the decisions that women and families make," says Katey Zeh of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the group that co-produced the first blessing ceremony with Planned Parenthood Metro-Washington. 

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#ResistanceInPhilly Rocks Republican Congressional Retreat

Thousands of protesters descended on a GOP retreat in Philadelphia featuring Donald Trump, Mike Pence and other Republican leaders. Herewith, some photos and videos from the action. 

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LGBTQ Activists of Color Talk Trump and What They're Doing to Create Change [VIDEO]

We interviewed a range of LGBTQ activists of color at last week's Creating Change conference in Philadelphia and found that there still is strength in numbers.

WATCH: Linda Sarsour, Ibtihaj Muhammad and More Discuss Why They Wear Hijab

The activist and Olympian star in the latest episode of "The Secret Life of Muslims."

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Why I Marched on Washington—With Zero Reservations

Rinku Sen reflects on real feminist organizing and rejects the notion that women of color were just window dressing at the Women's March on Washington.

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ACLU Kicks Off 7-Point Plan to Fight Trump Administration, Protect Civil Liberties

The organization also filed requests with several government agencies, demanding documents regarding Trump's possible conflicts of interest.

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WATCH: Latinx People Respond to Trump's First Day

Latinxs, many of whom feel particularly vulnerable under the new political regime, share their feelings about the incoming Trump Administration.

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Janelle Monáe, Janet Mock Join Women's March on Washington Lineup

The march is positioned as an act of solidarity for women who value human rights as the nation changes leadership.

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Why I'm Skipping The Women's March on Washington [OPINION]

I don’t know that I serve my own mental health needs by putting my body on the line to feign solidarity with women who by and large didn’t have my back prior to November.

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When and Where to Watch Senate Confirmation Hearings for Trump's Cabinet Picks

A flurry of Senate confirmation hearings for Trump's cabinet nominees are happening this week. Here's when and where to watch.

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Women of the Black Panther Party Reflect on Today's Struggle, Staying Engaged and Why Trump's Win Might be a Good Thing

The Black Panther Party just closed out its 50th anniversary year. On this occasion, the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project spoke with Panther women about leadership, electoral politics and what we should be doing today.

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Year-End Goodness: The Best 2016 Movies, Music, Hashtags and More

Brilliant art, media and pop culture gave us something to celebrate in 2016. Here are Team Colorlines' favorites, from music videos to podcasts.

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'Paris is Burning,' 'Putney Swope' Among Films Selected for National Film Registry

The Library of Congress also selected "Blackboard Jungle" and the historical films of Solomon Sir Jones for preservation.

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'Foxy Brown' Series Coming to Hulu

Actress Meagan Good will resurrect Pam Grier's iconic role for a new series based on the controversial Blaxploitation flim.

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WATCH: Viola Davis' Moving Critics' Choice Awards Acceptance Speech

Davis received the #SeeHer Award.

Text: If in 2015 all Americans had the same risk of murder as young Black trans women there would have been 120,087 murders instead of 15,696 murders.

New Database Tracks Deaths of Transgender Homicide Victims

Mic reports: Fully 75 percent of the trans and gender-nonconforming Americans killed because of their identities since 2010 were Black women.