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A congresswoman's public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. ...

Laughing to keep from crying in “The Scottsboro Boys”

Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb’s production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here’s now in Beantown. ...

You Don’t Own Her

When I first heard Grace Sewell on an episode of NCIS: New Orleans I was hooked instantly. ...

Good Intention, Different Outcome

Recently I was approached by an old high school friend who needed my help with educating young people on the importance and the power of the vote. ...

Love and Violence in Black LGBTQ Communities

The Jills* were the envy among us lesbian couples of African descent. ...

Word*Rock*Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives 2016

I woke this morning still laughing over the comedy of Karen Williams—the hilarious MC that ripped through hundreds of on-looking women inside (le) Poisson Rouge, Satu ...

Swimming Upstream for Black Votes

Black votes matter! So, too, the black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them. ...

Staying High in These Days of Going Low

When we see hate speech and injustice, we must hold tight to Michelle Obama’s words. ...

Obama 2024, Michelle Obama That Is

Think we are going to miss this first lady in the White House. Her speech during the DNC sums up why.   ...

White LGBTQ community, I need your help against police harassment!

I am always worried to the point of nail-biting when my spouse leaves in the morning for Boston Medical Center if she’ll return home to me, because she’s always stopped by the Cambridge or Boston p ...

Museum Hack, A More Than Entertaining Blitz Through Art History

In line with their tag line “Museum Tours for People who don’t like Museums," Museum Hack is a fun and absolutely worthwhile ride though ...

Does this haircut make me look like a Nazi?
The Washington Post
December 7, 2016

How young fascists ended up with the same signature 'do as lefty metrosexuals.

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Some Showrunners Are Banning Rape as a Plot Device on Their Shows
jezebel
December 7, 2016

Much writing has been dedicated to the problems with how rape is used to motivate characters in our favorite television shows, particularly Game of Sex and Violence. Generally, women get raped and men get motivated to grow as characters because of that rape.

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Surviving Trump: Black Women Strengthen Coalitions, Practice Revolutionary Self-Care
the root
December 7, 2016

With only two months until inauguration, social justice advocates have been processing how the incoming regime will affect their work and are looking ahead with vigilance.

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The Dangerous Myth That Hillary Clinton Ignored the Working Class
The Atlantic
December 7, 2016

To many white Trump voters, the problem wasn’t her economic stance, but the larger vision—a multi-ethnic social democracy—that it was a part of.

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The Role of Queer Writers in Donald Trump's America
The Atlantic
November 18, 2016

Feeling afraid—and imagining a way forward—as the status of LGBT rights looks uncertain

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Election 2016: White women voted for Donald Trump in 2016 because they still believe white men are their saviors — Quartz
qz
November 14, 2016

White women have a history of betraying their sisters. The 2016 election was no exception. The pattern of white women choosing white men over women of color underscores some of the more insidious machinations of patriarchy ...

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Gwen Ifill dead at age 61
POLITICO
November 14, 2016

Gwen Ifill, the longtime PBS news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS's NewsHour and as moderator of 'Washington Week,' has died, POLITICO has learned. She was 61

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Here's An Open Letter To Comey From The Teen Who Allegedly Got Sexts From Weiner
BuzzFeed News
November 2, 2016

"I thought your job as FBI Director was to protect me."..

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Anthony Weiner Has Allegedly Checked Into a Sex Addiction Clinic
jezebel.com
November 2, 2016

Anthony Weiner has entered rehab for sex addiction, reports the Daily Mail, which broke the news that Anthony Weiner was aware that a girl he was sexting was underage, leading to an FBI investigation of his computers that’s currently posing a threat to our very democracy.

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Life in the Heart of New York’s L.G.B.T. Latino Community
Lens Blog (The New York Times)
October 13, 2016

Roosevelt Avenue, in Jackson Heights, Queens, reminds my boyfriend of El Salvador, where he grew up. It reminds our friend Danny of where he grew up, in Mexico. And others of Colombia or Guatemala. That’s fitting, because it’s one of the vibrant centers of Latino culture in New York.

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Fullscreen Acquires ‘First Girl I Loved’ Lesbian Love Story, Plans Limited Theatrical Release for Sundance Winner
Variety
October 13, 2016

Fullscreen looks to be angling to get into the awards-season footrace — at least in a small indie way. The digital multiplatform network has acquired rights to teen lesbian love story “First Girl I Loved,” winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s Next Audience Award

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21 Fall TV Shows Giving Lesbian & Bi Women Screen Time
NBC News
October 13, 2016

This fall we have more queer women characters than ever before with more representation of women of color in pivotal roles and characters that identify as lesbian, bisexual and pansexual. From network to cable to streaming, show runners, writers and producers

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The Flintstones Have a More Modern Take on Marriage Equality & Gay Rights Than the GOP
Out Magazine
October 13, 2016

The Flintstones—one of the beneficiaries/victims of the trend to reboot every beloved thing from your childhood—have a new series with DC Comics by Mark Russell, Steve Pugh, and Chris Chuckry. Hailed as being "surprisingly dark and honest,"

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Gay marriage dead in Australia: Meet the people left behind
CNN.com
October 13, 2016

Every year on their anniversary, Des and Rex go to the restaurant where they had their first date.

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Australian gay rights groups welcome same-sex marriage hurdle
BBC News
October 13, 2016

Supporters of same-sex marriage have celebrated moves to block a plan to hold a national vote on legalising same-sex marriage.

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How Clinton and Trump Made Alicia Machado the New Khizr Khan
nymag.com
September 28, 2016

Clinton set the perfect trap, and Trump walked right into it.

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Young Girl's Emotional Council Speech Laments 'Shame' of Fatal Charlotte Shooting
ABC News
September 28, 2016

Young Girl's Emotional Speech Laments 'Shame' of Fatal Charlotte Shooting

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Hari Nef, Model Citizen
The New Yorker
September 23, 2016

The verdict each time was ‘Hey, we think you’ve got a great personality, and you’ve got a really unique look. We just don’t understand how we could make money off of you.’ ”

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Keith Scott’s Family Sees Videos of His Killing, and Says the Public Should, Too
nytimes.com
September 23, 2016

The wife and other relatives of the dead man, Keith L. Scott, watched his killing from two angles, recorded Tuesday by police dashboard and body cameras, and “it was incredibly difficult,” a family lawyer, Justin Bamberg, said in a statement.

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