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Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox on Couric

Stop the genitalia surgery obsession of transfolk, says Laverne Cox to Katie Couric. Watch segment on Katie below:     ...

Open Letterto a Cisgender Friend

An open letter to a cisgender friend who excitedly informed me of a part she'd gotten playing a trans* woman in an indie film: ...

January 2014 Horoscope

Now is a time for movement, embrace opportunities or rid yourself of baggage in 2014. Read your scopes [– ed.] ...

Velvetpark's Official Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2013

It's with great honor that we present to you Velvetpark’s Top 25 Queer Women of 2013. ...

George Zimmerman Trying To Cash in On Racism...

Speaking sanity to insanity, art critic Jerry Saltz comments on George Zimmerman's painting on sale on eBay. Did your jaw drop, yeah mine did to0. But thankfully Saltz sums it up.   ...

2013: The Right’s war on Christmas continues...

For the past decade now, when this holiday season rolls around we can always count on a yearly kerfuffle from someone from the Right—the continuing war on Christmas. ...

Rare Birds and Wild Creatures

Last Monday evening, Dec 9, 2013, friends old and new gathered at The Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD) for ...

Time Magazine's Person of the Year Runner Up, Eddie Windsor

Why was Eddie Windsor a runner up and not a finalist? Only Time will tell. ...

Mandela's LGBTQ advocacy fallen on deaf ears in Africa and African diasporic communities

As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela - who was oftentimes affectionately referred to by his Xhosa clan name "Madiba," or as "Tata" (Father)—I, too, like so many LGBTQ activists across ...

How media and research institutions contribute of HIV/AIDs in black communities

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! However, here in the U.S. you would have scarcely known. Much of the focus was, and still is, on developing countries. ...

Best Lesbian Erotica, Eating Their Own

In June of this year I sent out a story to be considered for Best Lesbian Erotica 2014, a popular anthology put out by Cleis Press. ...

When White People See Themselves With Black Skin, Something Interesting Happens
huffingtonpost.com
December 18, 2014

The antidote to racism partly lies in empathy, or the willingness to walk a mile in someone else's shoes, as the saying goes. But scientists from universities across Europe are taking the maxim one step further, providing people an opport...

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3 Women Report Assaults While Trying To Use Ride-Sharing Services In Boston « CBS Boston
boston.cbslocal.com
December 18, 2014

Three women told Boston Police they were indecently assaulted over the weekend after getting into cars that they believed were part of a ride-share service they had contacted.

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Why Is the FBI Still Chasing Black Panther Assata Shakur?
VICE
December 18, 2014

After 40 years in hiding, Tupac's godmother a prominent female member of the Black Panthers, is on the most wanted list as the subject of a nationwide manhunt after she was named the prime suspect of New York City police officers in the early 70s

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U.S. Must Defend U.S. Culture From North Korea
NYMag
December 18, 2014

How to think about an absurd but serious threat.

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Obama To Hunt Assata Shakur
allblackmedia.com
December 18, 2014

his killer, Joanne Chesimard, still roams freely in Cuba. Chesimard is currently listed by the FBI as the number one most wanted terrorist and has been ...

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The Disaster Story That Hollywood Had Coming
The Daily Beast
December 17, 2014

Thank the Sony hackers for this much: They’ve laid bare the very essence of Hollywood hypocrisy.

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Shiloh Jolie-Pitt: A Tiny, Dapper Businessperson
The Cut
December 17, 2014

Here's suave and cool child Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, dressing for the job she wants, which is a real job.

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Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History
The Daily Beast
December 17, 2014

The director of the powerful Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma sat down with Marlow Stern to discuss the film, as well as race in America and Hollywood.

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Mom Calls C-SPAN to Yell At Her Arguing Pundit Sons
jezebel.com/
December 17, 2014

Oh my Lord, shut it down, here is the greatest moment in the history of C-SPAN: A (very Southern) mama called into one of their shows to yell at the guests. Not because she disagrees, but because the guests are brothers and both her sons and she is sick and tired of their shit.

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Vatican Concludes Six-Year Investigation of American Nuns 
jezebel
December 16, 2014

In 2008, under then-pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican launched a broad investigation into the quality of life of American nuns, a move that, to a lot of those nuns, looked like it was meant to forcefully nudge them back in line.

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UPenn President Criticized For Joining Protesters' 'Die-In'
Huffpo
December 16, 2014

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has upset members of her own university police department over her joining a brief die-in demonstration with students.

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EXCLUSIVE: New York Mag's Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up
New York Observer
December 16, 2014

In an Observer interview, Mohammed Islam, said to have investment returns of $72 million as a hs senior, admits he invented the whole story

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Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’
Guardian
December 15, 2014

There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one person to justice is not going to disturb the whole racist edifice.

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Sony lawyer tells media to destroy material stolen by hackers
Money CNN
December 15, 2014

As it tries to recover from a devastating cyber attack, Sony Pictures is asking news organizations, including CNN, to stop examining and publicizing the corporate secrets that hackers have made public.

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In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee
NPR
December 15, 2014

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

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Laude murder case a test for court system taking on LGBT case—groups
GMA News Online
December 15, 2014

The murder case of transgender woman Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude is a case test on how the Philippine justice system would respond to crimes against the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

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Parts of Montana lack legal protections while acceptance grows for LGBT community
Great Falls Tribune
December 15, 2014

Amma Jones spent Nov. 19 with her attention on Facebook, refreshing the “Fair is Fair Montana” page numerous times throughout the day, waiting for a decision to be issued on marriage equality in Montana.

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Russia: Impunity for Anti-LGBT Violence
Human Rights Watch
December 15, 2014

(Moscow) – Russian authorities have failed in their obligation to prevent and prosecute homophobic violence. Growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been attacked and harassed across Russia in the lead-up and

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Mean Gays? What the Gay 'Community' and the North Shore High School Cafeteria Have in Common | Nathan Schaaf
Huffington Post
December 15, 2014

As I've observed my own behaviors and those of my peers, friends, and acquaintances, I've become increasingly certain that the gay community is no longer a true community at all but a hierarchy of cliques and labels....

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