Gender & Sexuality

LISTEN: Rewire's CHOICE/LESS Podcast Takes on Sterilization Abuse in Native Communities

The episode is a deep dive into the history of sterilization among Native communities at the hands of U.S. government and medical officials.

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A Black Queer Filmmaker Seeks Intersectional Acceptance in 'black enuf*'

Carrie Hawks' autobiographical documentary mixes animation with family interviews and dry humor to explore their lifelong journey to qualify their Blackness and LGBTQ identity with White and Black peers alike.

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EXCERPT: Writer Clay Cane Explores Hip-Hop Masculinity in New Book

The essays in Cane's "Live Through This: Surviving Intersections of Sexuality, God and Race" illustrate his path to self-acceptance.

It's Been 1 Year Since the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

We spoke with Pulse survivor Ricardo Negron Almodovar about his work supporting the LGBTQ Latinx community in the year since the massacre at the Orlando nightclub.

Karyna Jaramillo, a transgender activist from Cuernavaca, México, who fights for immigrant and LGBTQ communities in Maricopa County, Arizona.

[VIDEO] This Trans Latina Immigrant Activist Won't Let Her Identity Stop Her From Protecting Her Community

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Karyna Jaramillo struts her truth—even if law enforcement refuses to acknowledge it.

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Philly Unveils New Pride Flag with Black and Brown Stripes

The flag—which city officials and advocacy groups debuted outside City Hall during its Pride kick-off event—is the nation's first to specifically recognize queer Black and Brown communities.

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Netflix Picks Up Marsha P. Johnson Doc, Misha Green Thriller

The streaming company acquired the documentary and women-driven thriller after recently cutting two series with characters from underrepresented groups.

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WATCH: This Queer Barber Gives Free Cuts to Homeless Youth in L.A. Out of a Trailer

Madin Lopez, a formerly homeless queer barber, drives around Los Angeles providing over 700 haircuts to homeless youth each year.

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Geeta Gidwani Bonds With Family Through Heartbreak, Cultural Disconnect in 'Geeta's Guide to Moving On'

You can stream Puja Mohindra's web comedy, about a Desi woman who moves in with her parents after a broken engagement, through Open TV.

This Mother’s Day, Let's Honor Our Mamas With Actions That Reflect the Radical Roots of the Holiday

Keeping in mind the spirit of its origins, we offer you a range of ways to do good on Mother's Day.

President Trump Signs 'Religious Liberty' Executive Order

But does it preserve religious liberty—or provide a license to discriminate?

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This Latinx Installation Artist is Making Piñatas That Say Something About Race, Culture and Queerness

Las Vegas-based artist Justin Favela is making waves with his sculptures and installations that transform the cut paper used to decorate piñatas into works of art.

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Award-Winning Desi Directors Tackle Arranged Marriage Stigma in 'A Suitable Girl'

Smriti Mundhra and Sarita Khurana discuss the familial motivation and intent behind "A Suitable Girl," for which they won the Tribeca Film Festival's "New Documentary Director Award."  

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New Study Exposes Barriers That Block Girls of Color From Opportunity

The National Women’s Law Center’s latest report explores how trauma impacts the trajectories of Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx and Native American girls.

WATCH: Ever Wondered What 'Latinx' Means? This Video Will Explain

“The objective is to be inclusive.” 

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WATCH: Video Explores History and Contributions of Two Spirit People

Fusion’s video comes just in time for International Transgender Day of Visibility.

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New Report Examines State of Black Women, Path Forward in 'Post-Obama' Era

“The current polarized political climate requires us to find innovative ways to move our public policy agenda forward in our quest to empower Black women and their families to live their best lives.”

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How 'Neurospeculative AfroFeminism' Uses Virtual Reality to Explore Otherworldly Transformation at a Black Hair Salon

Colorlines sat down with designers from Hyphen-Labs, a multidisciplinary creative collective led by women of color, to discuss the inspiration behind the immersive experience they showcased at South by Southwest.

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REPORT: Women Who Are of Color, Trans and HIV-Positive Must Fight Overlapping Oppressions

Research by the Transgender Law Center highlights the major economic, social and health challenges facing trans women of color living with HIV.

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Trans Health Panel Breaks Down Why Trans Workers of Color Are a Necessity

Diana Feliz Oliva and her colleagues from the Transgender Health Project at Los Angeles' St. John's Well Child and Family Center addressed health and care disparities affecting trans people of color during their South by Southwest panel.