Illinois to Pass Laws to Give Women Better Access to Abortions
Due to restrictive laws in neighboring states, women nearby could also have the procedure there.
New Video May Lead to Indictment Against R. Kelly
The video, which attorney Michael Avenatti says he handed to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, allegedly shows the singer sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Jussie Smollett Opens Up About Traumatic Assault
The “Empire” star spoke to “Good Morning America” about the racist and homophobic assault he survived in Chicago—and the people who question his honesty.
Out Mag Celebrates Black Mothers and Daughters of the Movement
Guest editor Janet Mock spotlights five activist heroes—including Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Alicia Garza—for Out’s March issue.
SCOTUS To Make Landmark Decision on Abortion This Week
The conservative majority Court could effectively overturn Roe v. Wade as it rules on a Louisiana law.
With R. Kelly Gone, Coalition Pushes Sony Music to Drop All Accused Abusers
#MuteRKelly campaign leadership, Ultraviolet, Black Women’s Blueprint and other allied groups want Sony to stop providing cover for abusive artists.
Advocates Demand #JusticeForJussie Smollett
The “Empire” star was reportedly attacked by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs, physically attacked him and put a noose around his neck.
Me Too Movement PSAs Shift Focus Back to Survivors
Movement founder Tarana Burke: “What has become painfully clear is that the world doesn’t really understand the life cycle of a survivor.”
WATCH: Rashida Tlaib on Why All Legislation Must Protect LGBTQ Rights
The new member of Congress spoke at the National LGBT Task Force’s Creating Change Conference.
Suzan-Lori Parks, Rashid Johnson Cut Violent Scene From 'Native Son' Remake
The new cinematic version of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel addresses contemporary racial and social justice issues—and changes a major plot point.
Watch the Trailer for Amanda Seales' Stand-Up Special
“Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’”—the “Insecure” actress’ first televised stand-up special—airs on HBO.
READ: How Texas Contributed to Rise in Pregnant Girls in Foster Care System
One teen mother: “All my friends that I was in placements with—every single one—either has a kid or is pregnant right now.”
Supreme Court Moves Trump's Trans Military Ban Step Closer to Implementation
In a 5-4 decision split along party lines, the Supreme Court lifted most of the injunctions that were preventing the Trump administration from keeping transgender people out of the military.
How the Promise of Roe v. Wade Left Women of Color Behind [OP-ED]
Roe has never been full of promise for women of color, immigrant women and women with low incomes. But if the Trump administration gets its way, we have the most to lose.
Sony Music Finally Drops R. Kelly
The singer has been accused of sexually assaulting Black girls and women for decades.
Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Renews Its Fight For Women's Reproductive Health
Representatives Barbara Lee and Judy Chu introduced legislation that aims to protect the right to choose.
Court Thwarts White House Effort to Keep Women From Free Contraception in 13 States
But a new federal rule could stand in the way for millions of other women.
Sundance to Screen Doc On Michael Jackson's Alleged Child Sexual Abuse
“Leaving Neverland,” which revisits two men’s accusations that the artist abused them as boys, has prompted backlash from Jackson’s estate.
3 Rising Asian-American Actors Cover The Advocate
Jake Choi, Vincent Rodriguez III and Nico Santos talk about being young, queer and Asian-American in Hollywood.
'Surviving R. Kelly' Boosts Ratings and Donations, Inspires Possible Legal Action
It looks like Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office were among the millions who watched the Lifetime docuseries last week.