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Pope’s Damaging Message to Trans Teens

Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation — “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love” — was just released.  ...

Massachusetts Isn’t Mississippi But Has No Trans Accommodation Bill

Mississippi and North Carolina can now be added to the list of states codifying transgender discrimination. ...

What Happened at the Black Lesbian Conference?

Due to high turnout and limited space the Barnard hosted, Black Lesbian Conference 2016, sold out within weeks of its announcement, leaving many unable to attend. ...

Laughing At The Absurdities of Black Homophobia

For many LGBTQs across the nation-especially those of us of African descent-we have been breathlessly waiting for Robert O’Hara’s “BootyCandy” to come to our cities. ...

The Black Lesbian Conference 2016 Coming to Barnard

Beyond Bold and Brave’s 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community” will be a gathering of intergenerational LBTQI Black/African Descent women to responsibly discuss important i ...

A Feminist Takeover Remembered

Most days when the weather permits my morning constitutional is a two mile walking loop around the Charles River. From my house I walk south toward Memorial Drive via Western Avenue. ...

White Nights Black Paradise, A Religious Utopia Turned Nightmare

The last time an African American lesbian was the protagonist in a novel was in Ann Allen Shockley’s 1982 “Say Jesus and Come to Me.” What shocked and awed readers about this main character is that ...

Macon Reed's Eulogy for The Dyke Bar

Artist Macon Reed opens "Eulogy For The Dyke Bar" at Pulse Contemporary Art fair New York this Thursday March 3rd. This will no doubt be the queer event of the Armory arts week. ...

Que(e)rying Harper Lee

The literary world is not the only ones mourning the passing of the reclusive author Nelle Harper Lee on February 19 at the age of 89. So, too, are many gender nonconforming Americans. ...

Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans’s Rich Queer Culture

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride. ...

The Love That Can Now Speak Its Name

Valentine’s Day is for lovers, including LGBTQ Americans. Until last June’s historic Supreme Court ruling — Obergefell v. ...

Hollywoods nanny-cheating cliché hits home
Salon.com
April 27, 2016

Salon talks to Lauren Weedman about feminism, sex on camera, and her new book Miss Fortune

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Isn’t This Funnier?’ New Girl Creator Liz Meriwether Recalls the Making of the Prince Episode
vulture.com
April 27, 2016

His voice was … I don’t need to tell you what his voice was like. Soft. Strong. A whisper that sounded like it was booming out over a loudspeaker.

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Click Here to Visit Hell: An Interactive “Garden of Earthly Delights”
The New Yorker
April 14, 2016

Alexandra Schwartz on an online interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s most famous painting.

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Teen thrown out of McDonald's after being mistaken as a boy
outinperth.com
April 11, 2016

A 16 year old lesbian has been thrown out of a McDonald's store in the UK after staff demanded that she prove her gender in able to use the bathroom.

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TV shows can’t stop killing off their lesbian characters
New York Post
April 11, 2016

And it’s not that hard because it’s been a real massacre on TV lately.

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Once in the shadows, gay police now out and proud
The Boston Globe
April 11, 2016

The New England Gay Officers Action League has more than 300 members and will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend.

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American Idol Finalist 'Doesn't Agree' With the Gay 'Lifestyle'
Advocate.com
April 11, 2016

American Idol finalist La'Porsha Ranae doesn't thing gay people are "animals," but she still doesn't agree with their "lifestyle" or "life choices."

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Gay Rights and Worker Rights: The New Battles Between Blue and Red America
NBC News
April 11, 2016

States and cities are adopting sweeping bills on a number of major hot-button issues such as minimum wage increases and LGBT rights.

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Adrienne Rich's Feminist Awakening
New Republic
April 6, 2016

Newly discovered letters give a rare glimpse of how her poetry—and her radical politics--were formed.

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Claudia Rankine Challenges White Teachers, Pities White Racists in AWP Keynote
vulture
April 2, 2016

Thursday evening’s keynote speaker, Claudia Rankine, is better known for broadsides than bromides. Her stated topic was “what keeps us uncomfortable in each other’s presence” ...

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Girls & Sex: Navigating The Complicated New Landscape
slate.com
April 2, 2016

Girls and Sex author Peggy Orenstein on the mixed messages of Kim Kardashian and why teen girls still haven’t learned real sexual confidence.

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TV kills another lesbian character: What's going on?
EW.com
March 24, 2016

Fans of The 100 are still reeling from the death of Lexa – a popular lesbian character who died after being accidentally shot – so the killing of another LGBT fan favorite on Sunday night couldn’t have come at a worse time. But first, a major spoiler alert!

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Lesbian, Gay, And Bi Brits Are At Much Higher Risk Of Mental Health Problems, A Big Study Has Found
BuzzFeed News
March 24, 2016

Depression, anxiety, and other common mental health problems are nearly twice as common among LGB people as among the rest of the...

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Disney To Boycott Georgia If Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
Deadline
March 24, 2016

Disney has made big movies like the upcoming Captain America: Civil War in Georgia, and with the state’s lucrative tax incentives likely has planned to make more – but maybe not now.

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Elizabeth Warren stops being polite and starts getting real
Salon.com
March 22, 2016

After Trump told the New York Times that Warren's "whole life was based on a fraud,” the senator came out swinging

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Raymond Moore Quits Tournament Post Over His Remarks on Women
New York Times
March 22, 2016

If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport. “There’s only one way to interpret that,” Serren Williams said. "We shouldn’t have to drop to our knees at any point.”

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Bernie Sanders walks out on hostile TV news interview
Salon.com
March 19, 2016

Evidently fed up with targeted questions about his voting record, Bernie walked off set after four minutes VIDEO

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Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Fighting the Patriarchy Is Exhausting
nymag.com
March 19, 2016

Loughborough University's Sleep Research Center recently conducted a study that found women need more sleep than men. About 20 more minutes of sleep per night, to be precise.

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Ellen Page's Gay Imperialism is Not Activism
harlot.media
March 17, 2016

Ellen’s journey to explore what it means to be lesbian, gay, bi, or trans is in fact a journey to impose what it means, then call that meaning evidence in order to affirm a more palatable political ordering.

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