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Looking Back on The Anniversaries of May 17th

When you reside at the intersections of multiple identities anniversaries of your civil rights struggles can be both bitter and sweet. And this May 17th was a reminder. ...

Conversion Lies

But I’m a Cheerleader was my introduction to conversion therapy.  It’s a ridiculous comedy that satirizes the movement to “cure” people with same-sex attractions. ...

Obama’s N-word Send-off

What was expected to be a friendly and light-hearted skewering of political and media elites at the White House correspondents’ dinner by Larry Wilmore, comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The N ...

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. ...

Judge Orders NYPD to Disclose Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Protesters
the root
February 9, 2017

A judge has ordered the New York Police Department to disclose documents and video revealing the surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters at the city’s Grand Central Terminal in 2014 and 2015.

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The Local Roots Behind the Music of The Women's March
washingtoncitypaper.com
January 28, 2017

How longtime D.C. music icon Toshi Reagon helped put together the musical program of the historic Women's March on Washington.

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Watch a nightclub shooting in virtual reality? For Rose Troche, painful subjects make for powerful art
LA Times
January 28, 2017

Director Rose Troche takes on the eerily familiar theme of a mass shooting for her latest virtual-reality project at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Trump Calls Madonna Disgusting for March Remarks
Vulture
January 27, 2017

But remember that he spent several years trying to scam her into a date.

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6-Year-Old Girl's Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence
The Atlantic
January 27, 2017

They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.

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Compassion for Melania is Misguided — But it Isn’t Wrong
NY Mag
January 27, 2017

Melania doesn’t need your help, but someone else might.

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Woman in Viral Photo From Women’s March to White Female Allies: ‘Listen to a Black Woman’
the root
January 25, 2017

Angela Peoples did not come to the Women’s March on Washington to play. “White Women Voted for Trump.”

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Thanks to Trump, Scientists Are Going To Run For Office
The Atlantic
January 25, 2017

And they’ve got help.

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Constance Wu Says Casey Affleck’s Potential Oscar Win 'Will Be a Nod to Trump's'
jezebel
January 25, 2017

Constance Wu, who is “mom” on ABC’s delightful Fresh Off the Boat and in our hearts, had a lot to say about Casey Affleck’s Oscar nomination ...

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One Day at a Time's Coming Out Storyline Is a Breath of Fresh Air
E! News
January 9, 2017

Showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellet breaks down the decision to tell a Latino LGBT story on the new Netflix series

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'Sister Wives' Daughter Mariah Comes Out: ‘I’m Gay'
Us Weekly
January 9, 2017

Sister Wives’ Kody and Meri Brown’s daughter Mariah came out to her parents in the latest episode of the TLC show — read more

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The next wave of trans bathroom bills will be even worse: Inside Virginia’s nightmare anti-LGBT legislation
Salon.com
January 9, 2017

Virginia bathroom bill is a cut-and-paste job of the most discriminatory elements of previous legislative efforts

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A new LGBT community center opens in St. Louis, providing comfort, acceptance amid uncertain future
stltoday.com
January 9, 2017

Jane Wilson and Cassie Taylor spent Sunday afternoon on a couch in the library of a new community center run by Pride St. Louis.

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2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for anti-LGBT discrimination
LA Times
January 9, 2017

If you thought 2016 was a nasty, brutish year for LGBT rights across the country, 2017 is already shaping up to be much, much worse.

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Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil
Vanity Fair
December 17, 2016

NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process.

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Sarah Paulson Is Not Here For Your Concerns About Cat Fights While Filming Ocean's 8
jezebel
December 14, 2016

The light of my life Sarah Paulson is in the upcoming Ocean’s 11 reboot Ocean’s 8 along with Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and more of your faves. And, to answer a very dumb question, she certainly isn’t worried ...

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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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