Gender & Sexuality

U.S. Supreme Court Expected To Issue Major Rulings

Ohio Passes Nation's Strictest Anti-Choice Bill

Opponents argue it essentially bans the procedure—and is a direct threat to Roe v. Wade.

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1990s Black and Indigenous Coming-of-Age Stories Added to National Film Registry

Their induction coincides with the NFR’s 30th anniversary. 

Cyntoia Brown

How to Support Cyntoia Brown

Sentenced to life in prison at 16 for killing her would-be rapist, Brown is not eligible for parole until she is 67.

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Who Should Replace Kevin Hart as Oscars Host?

The comedian dropped out after people criticized him for homophobic tweets.

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Hollywood's Black Women Who Brunch Are Ready to Step Into Their Power

More than 60 members of the entertainment networking group gathered to discuss how they navigate racism and sexism for The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 issue.

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Glory Edim On Reading as Activism

The woman behind the “Well-Read Black Girl” anthology discusses how she built a community around Black women and literature.

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Gabby Rivera Talks Writing the Pioneering America Chavez for Marvel

In her TED Talk, the Latinx writer explains how her Puerto Rican roots and queer identity informed her development of Marvel’s first LGBTQ Latina superhero.

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Mj Rodriguez Uplifts Trans POC Health on 'Kikis With Louie' Premiere

The “Pose” star is the first guest on the new series, which features frank conversations about issues facing LGBTQ youth.

Anti-Abortion Activists March In Washington

Federal Judge Overturns Mississippi Law That Banned Abortion After 15 Weeks

In his decision, Judge Reeves said state lawmakers claims to be interested in womens health was pure gaslighting.

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Documentary Follows Gay Diné Man's Quest to Lead the Navajo Nation

Moroni Benally on his candidacy, which is chronicled in “Moroni for President”: “There were a lot of issues in terms of uneven understandings about the Navajo traditional perspective on what it means to be gay or queer.”

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Trans Day of Resilience Celebrates Life Beyond Survival

For the latest installment of Forward Together’s project, four transgender and gender-nonconforming artists of color created beautiful testaments to their community’s strength and self-reliance.

Immigrants and their supporters rally in New York City during a protest against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on February 16, 2017.

It Is Now Easier To Deport Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Trafficking

Jason Boyd of the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “In effect, USCIS could throw survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking into deportation proceedings for the very act of seeking protection from their abusers and captors.”

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Trump Administration's Contraception Proposal Hijacks Program for Women in Poverty

The government wants women whose employers object to paying for contraception on religious grounds to rely on a program aimed at keeping lower-incoming earning women healthy.

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ICYMI: Why Did GQ Use Quotes Around 'Woman' for Serena Williams' Cover?

Although the magazine had a reason, it failed to satisfy many critics.  

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Reproductive Rights Did Not Win the Midterm Elections

From state constitution changes to the revocation of an Obama-era birth control rule, things are changing.

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Trans Candidates Made History by Running—and in Some Cases Winning—In the Midterms

As the Trump administration works to eliminate transgender rights, trans candidates ran for office in record numbers—and had a few notable victories.

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Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Discrimination

Organizers of the international action call for “an end to the sexual harassment, discrimination and the systemic racism” they say pervades the tech giant’s culture.

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Illustrated Guide Offers Resources for LGBTQ Muslim Youth

The Muslim Youth Leadership Council at Advocates for Youth developed “I’m Muslim and I Might Not Be Straight” for LGBTQ peers who don’t see themselves reflected in the broader LGBTQ community. 

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Black Women Honor Ntozake Shange's Feminist Legacy

The author of the genre-smashing “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow Is Enuf” died at age 70.

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Black Women Swap Horror Stories in 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Lifetime’s upcoming docuseries features more than 50 interviews with survivors, commentators and Kelly’s family that speak to his alleged sexual abuse of Black girls and women.