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The “F” Word: On VDay Justice Looks Like Love

You often hear that progressive causes are trapped in competing "issue silos," so it’s worth celebrating when those silo walls crack and people come together, as they did February 14th for VDay, a ...

#GOT4 Can We Even Wait Until April? * Update*

D'oh! [Update] The official Trailer!     ...

The “F” Word: AOL’s CEO Is Not The Only One Who Should Be Shamed

Not long ago it was the Great Recession, today it’s Obamacare that’s serving as a convenient scapegoat for employers seeking to tighten the screws on their workers. ...

Janet Mock Corrects Piers Morgan in Second Interview

After many ignorant references to trans-identity on Tuesday night, Piers Morgan had to call Janet Mock back in on Wednesday to correct his misdeeds. ...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Kept an LGBTQ Presence in Films

Phillip Seymour Hoffman is inarguably one of the finest stage and screen actors of his generation. ...

Fire! That's What it Feels Like to Be Stung by Jelly Fish

"The Other Shore" the documentary of extreme sports woman Diana Nyad's epic swim from Cuba to Florida has been just released on ...

February Horoscopes 2014, Velvetpark

Venus goes direct just as Mercury goes retrograde, ah such is life... [– ed.] ...

Opened on the Lower East Side; Monya Rowe, Sargent's Daughters, and Untitled

Winter art season opened in New York mid-month, and if you’ve already seen the garage funk band at Zwirner. ...

Pete Seeger, 1919 – 2014

Pete Seeger, New Yorker, blue blood, devout Calvinist, activist, pacifist, a father of the modern American Folk scene...   ...

Last Night at the Grammy's

Self congratulatory celebrities make a gay spectacle for marriage equality. ...

Amy Ray: With a Rebel Yell

Amy Ray is a rebel. The South is her heritage and rule-breaking is her birthright. ...

Laverne Cox Goes Nude for Allure: 'I Felt This Could Be Really Powerful'
Yahoo UK
April 16, 2015

Another year, another round of actresses who dare to bare it all in Allure.

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Rapture in the ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’
The Boston Globe
April 16, 2015

“Clouds of Sils Maria” finds the mercurial French filmmaker Olivier Assayas and a trio of excellent, unexpected actresses playing mind games with the audience. But what mind games!

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Why do lesbians earn more than straight women?
Slate
April 16, 2015

April 14 is this year’s Equal Pay Day, chosen because it marks the point in 2015 when women’s earnings finally reach parity with what men earned in 2014.

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As School Relents, Louisiana Lesbian Receives Custom Tuxedo for Prom
Advocate.com
April 16, 2015

Claudetteia Love earned recognition for speaking out about her school's discriminatory policy — and now she'll be dancing in style with a custom-made suit from LGBT clothiers.

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Matalan Has A New Ad Campaign Featuring Lesbian And Gay Families And It's Completely Gorgeous
BuzzFeed News
April 16, 2015

This clothing brand is showing Britain in all its diverse loveliness. BuzzFeed News spoke to the LGBT families featured in the adverts...

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Hillary Clinton has a new position on same-sex marriage
CNN.com
April 16, 2015

As recently as a year ago, Hillary Clinton was sparring with a public radio host about her position on same-sex marriage. Now she says it should be a right.

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At center of Supreme Court gay marriage case, a story of love amid crippling disease
LA Times
April 16, 2015

There are more than 30 plaintiffs in the gay marriage lawsuits that will be argued before the Supreme Court this month.

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Recurring Waves of Arrival: Elaine de Kooning’s Portraits, from Loft Dwellers to JFK
hyperallergic.com
April 14, 2015

“I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman ...

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I'd Bottom For Hillary Shirts Are Now On Sale
buzzfeed.com
April 14, 2015

This shirt is for all you out there that would drop pants, bend over and bottom for Hillary Rodham Clinton, reads one of the shirt...

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Affirmative Action Isn’t Reverse Racism
Al Jazeera America
April 14, 2015

Claiming that diversity policies help certain minorities over others is tacky, ahistorical and inaccurate

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Reading Racist Literature
The New Yorker
April 14, 2015

How do you rehabilitate your love for art works based on expired and inhuman social values?

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Keep Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Off the $20 Bill
The Root
April 14, 2015

With the state of black women in this country, putting one of these icons on U.S. currency is not progress—it’s hush money.

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The Dire 17th-Century Origins of the Purvi Patel Feticide Verdict 
jezebel.com
April 10, 2015

When you’re a historian specializing in early modern European history, it’s not often that your area of expertise is relevant to modern politics—and when it is, the situation is rarely good.

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YouTube rarely promotes black YouTube stars, even during Black History Month
Fusion
April 10, 2015

Here's the deal: YouTube is a platform for anyone. But YouTube chooses to promote channels and personalities that the company deems worthy of views by

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Toni Morrison's New Novel, 'God Help the Child': On Letting Go of Childhood Trauma
The Root
April 10, 2015

In God Help the Child, the acclaimed author gives us characters who are broken by childhood trauma but find solace in each other.

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Fox News Enigma Megyn Kelly Slams Rand Paul's Sexist Behavior
jezebel
April 10, 2015

And so continues one of the most confusing relationships of my adult life: that between myself and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Once again Kelly brought out her “sensible adult” side during an interview with Rand Paul,...

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Walter Scott shooting witness Feidin Santana reveals how he captured the video
The Independent
April 9, 2015

“I remember the police [officer] had control of the situation. He had control of Scott. And Scott was trying just to get away from the Taser,” Mr Santana said.

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Rolling Stone and the Temptations of Narrative Journalism
The New Yorker
April 7, 2015

Anyone who works in literary nonfiction and is being honest will recognize the moments of decision-making that led to Rolling Stone’s undoing.

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Syria's First Responders Welcome Female Recruits
VICE
April 7, 2015

The women of the Syrian Civil Defense have to stabilize patients on the back of pickup trucks amid missile showers while dealing with a culture that says such situations are no place for women.

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