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Boston’s Forgotten Role in the Women’s Movement

March is Women’s History Month and Mary Dore’s documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” helps us celebrate, remember, and cheer  one of our most vilified s ...

Pope's transparent views on transgenders

Pope Francis is a complicated, if not confusing, pontiff to the LGBTQ community—especially so to the transgender community. ...

When Politics Meets Oscar

Since it was the worst viewership of the Oscar's in seven years you may have missed what all the fuss was about. Here are the highlights of the acceptance speeches.   ...

Remembering the Lovings this Valentine’s Day

On this upcoming Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of no greater challenge to marriage equality than same-sex marriage that many LGBTQ activists are still struggling for in their states. ...

Full Moon in Leo

It’s snowing boatloads from the thick grey cloud covered sky and I not even sure daylight came today. ...

Chris Ofili Retrospective at The #NewMuseum

If you waited until the last minute to see the Chris Ofili retrospective "Night and Day" at the New Museum, this ...

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on “Selma”

If Bayard Rustin were alive today he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTQ communities held discussions on the film “Selma”. ...

Toshi Reagon's Parable

Toshi Reagon's latest musical project, "Parable of t ...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Expansive Dream

Martin Luther King's actual birthday is January 15th, and I believe if MLK were alive today he would be well pleased with Ava DuVernay's film "Selma." Many people working for justice today stand on ...

Velvetpark's Official Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2014

It is with great honor that Velvetpark announces our Top 25 Queer Women of 2014. ...

That day after Christmas

Garbage pick-up on my block is every Thursday. But with Christmas falling on that day of the week, this year garbage pick-up rolled over to Friday. ...

Bank of Canada Asks Citizens to Stop "Spocking" Money
hyperallergic
March 6, 2015

Canadians have been mourning the death of Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy by transforming $5 notes into portraits of Spock — or "spocking" them. The practice of giving poor, old Wilfrid Laurier — who served as prime minister from 1896 to 1911

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FDNY swears in first woman, openly lesbian chaplain; appoints her to Brooklyn EMS station
NY Daily News
March 5, 2015

The Fire Department opened a new EMS station in Brooklyn on Tuesday — and knocked down an old taboo.

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Lesbian Nigerian woman told: 'Prove you're gay to stay in Britain'
Telegraph
March 5, 2015

The Home Office has been accused of having ‘outdated’ views on sexuality, after it rejected an asylum claim made by a Nigerian lesbian.

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Unlikely Ally in Georgia Fight
The New York Times
March 5, 2015

ATLANTA — Former Attorney General Michael J. Bowers of Georgia has already earned an enduring — his critics would say notorious — place in gay rights history.

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Alabama Halts Gay Marriages After Ruling
The New York Times
March 5, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The curtain abruptly fell Wednesday on Alabama’s brief experiment in same-sex marriage.

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Ben Carson apologizes for comments on gay people
CNN.com
March 5, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue.

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Wall Street pushes SCOTUS on gay marriage
CNN.com
March 5, 2015

New York (CNN)Wall Street's leading banks have signed a "friend of the court" brief pressing the Supreme Court to back same-sex marriage

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Artist Reveals Lewinsky Nod in Clinton Portrait
NYMag
March 2, 2015

It’s a reminder of America’s original blue-dress-related trauma.

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Scenes from Daily Life Inside ISIS-Controlled Mosul
vanityfair.com
February 27, 2015

Molly Crabapple sketches a source’s descriptions and images of life in Mosul, an Iraqi city transformed under militant control.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality
WIRED
February 27, 2015

I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.

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ISIS Destroys Mosul Museum Collection and Ancient Assyrian Statues [UPDATED]
hyperallergic.com
February 27, 2015

A video released on Thursday by ISIS shows members of the terrorist organization destroying ancient Assyrian artifacts at Mosul Museum. Archaeologists told the UK’s Channel 4 that many if not all of the sculptures shown being smashed at the Mosul Museum are in fact replicas of the originals.. snap.

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Happy National Adjunct Walkout Day
gawker
February 25, 2015

If you find your college classroom un-taught today, do not be alarmed: it's for a good cause.

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Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths
Salon.com
February 25, 2015

The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there

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Season of the witch: why young women are flocking to the ancient craft | World news
The Guardian
February 25, 2015

Rapper Azealia Banks brought witchcraft back into the mainstream by tweeting ‘I’m really a witch’. But women in the US have been harnessing its power for decades as a ‘spiritual but not religious’ way to express feminist ambitions

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What Happened When a Handsome, White Actor Shed a Tear Over 'Glory'
The Root
February 24, 2015

Actor Chris Pine cried over the John Legend-Common performance, and suddenly civil rights has a new “hero.”

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Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire
The Washington Post
February 24, 2015

This is a strange, contradictory moment for feminism.

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The Academy’s Dirty Secret
slate
February 23, 2015

An astonishingly small number of elite universities produce an overwhelming number of America’s professors.

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I read only non-white authors for 12 months. What I learned surprised me | Sunili Govinnage | Comment is free
The Guardian
February 23, 2015

Reading science fiction, chick lit and fantasy novels by writers of colour for a year brought home to me just how white my reading world was

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When Arty Music Videos Rip Off Artists
hyperallergic.com
February 20, 2015

Another day, another artist's work is put to commercial use without permission. The latest victim is New York–based photographer Asger Carlsen, who took to Instagram to point out a startling similarity between a piece from his 2010 series Wrong and

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