Gender & Sexuality

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Cassius Tackles Toxic Masculinity in #MeToo Era With January Cover

Darnell L. Moore: “Because it’s time to reflect on the ways our collective love for ‘masculinity’ is like a tight ass grip choking brothers’ freedom, whether they have learned to breathe with hands around their necks or not.”

Campaign Aims to Give California Public University Students Full Access to Reproductive Care

The justCARE campaign introduced legislation that would improve access to medication abortion for public university students.

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Immigration Advocates: Immigrant Detainees Must Be Included in the #MeToo Conversation

There are thousands of cases of alleged abuse at immigrant detention centers—and an FBI investigation into abuse claims at a Texas facility. One advocacy group says detained immigrants must be included in reform efforts.

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Tarana Burke, Ai-Jen Poo, Saru Jayaraman and Other Activists On Why They Appeared at the Golden Globes

“We believe that women of color, and women who have faced generations of exclusion—Black, Brown and Asian women, farmworkers and domestic workers, disabled women, undocumented, and queer and trans women—should be at the center of our solutions.”

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New Study Shows a Historic Increase in Laws Supportive of Reproductive Rights in 2017

But with slightly more anti-choice state laws also enacted last year, it’s an increasingly divided climate going into 2018.

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Women in Entertainment Industry Say 'Time's Up' for Workplace Sexual Assault

Nearly 300 women in entertainment launched a new coalition to demand equity and an end to sexual violence.

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Start the New Year With These 7 Reproductive Justice Resolutions

Sistersong invited organizations that support reproductive justice to share their #RJResolutions for 2018. Here are seven of our favorites.

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The Danger of Dave Chappelle's Transphobic 'Jokes' [OPINION]

The comedian doubles down on his previous comments about transgender people in his latest Netflix special, “Equanimity.” Here’s why his failure to “punch up” hurts trans people of color.

The New Normal: Setting Policy Via Twitter Fingers

President Donald Trump frequently used Twitter to govern in 2017. Can other leaders be far behind?

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The New Normal: #MeToo, I Am Heard

“Men sexually harassed women because they could. Women are talking today because, in this new era, we finally can.”

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17 Women of Color Who Rocked the Resistance in 2017

During an intensely challenging year, they stood out in their efforts to fight for social justice in politics, media, art and culture. 

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WATCH: Why Roy Moore's Racism, Homophobia and Alleged Sexual Relations With Teenagers Should Bar Him From Congress

Moore wants to represent Alabama in the United States Senate. Democracy Now! breaks down the Republican candidate’s record.

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This Chart Breaks Down How Women Experience Discrimination in America

From police interactions to pay equity, a new survey examines how women of different races and ethnicities encounter bias.

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ICYMI: Gabrielle Union Laments Empathy Gap Between Black and White Survivors

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence whose pain has been taken seriously. Whose pain we have showed historically and continued to show.”

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'Silence Breakers' of Color Among Those Named Time 'Person of the Year'

Time honored #MeToo Movement founder Tarana Burke and other women who embraced her campaign’s message in their own battles against sexual violence.

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What You Need to Know About the LGBTQ Discrimination Case Currently Before the Supreme Court

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission addresses the question of whether a creative business can refuse to serve LGBTQ customers on religious grounds.

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WATCH: Transgender People Share Their Stories for World AIDS Day

“We are living in a world where if you do contract HIV, it’s a chronic but treatable disease, not a death sentence—unless you are a poor, transgender person of color.”

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Judge Says Trump Administration Can't Stop Funding Surgeries for Transgender Service Members

A second federal judge blocked Trump’s transgender military ban.

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A Black Queer Couple Candidly Explores Polyamory in '195 Lewis'

Director Chanelle Aponte Pearson shares how her all-Black LGBTQ creative team brought their truth to the five-part web series.

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Solange, Maxine Waters and Women's March Organizers Honored as Glamour's 'Women of the Year'

Here are five must-read passages from Glamour’s annual celebration of women’s accomplishments.