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Kinetic Cinima @ Mad Museum

How does the idea of "queer/feminist/science fiction, dance and gaming ala 'live action role play'" grab you? Hopefully by the b*lls, because that is what the A.O. ...

Yoga Acharya BKS Iyengar 1918 - 2014

It is safe to say that there is not one Yoga Asana teacher that has not studied with or studied under a student of B.K.S. Iyengar. ...

Art is Dead, Amy Poehler the Lesbian Gallerist

Unfortunately this an Old Navy ad, but here's to hoping there will be more from Amy Phoeler the lesbian gallerist. Aggressive, dangerous, stupid... brilliant.   ...

The Stigma of Black Suicide is Killing Us

When the first news reports of Robin Williams’ death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country's most beloved comedian had committed suicide. ...

Tenacious as Hell, Vividly: Wanda Ewing

Exactly four years ago, I noticed some small prints at a salon on the Upper East Side, the last place I expected to encounter art so critically charged. ...

Sinead O'Connor Pens Thoughtful Note To Clueless Miley Cyrus

Sinead O'Conn0r penned a thoughtful open letter to Miley Cyrus after the young singer had sited her elder stateswoman of song as an inspiration for "Wrecking Ball". ...

Aquarius Full Moon; The Water Bearer And The Lioness

I have been thinking a lot about responsibility lately, what I’m tied to, what I love, what I am creating, maintaining and magnetizing. ...

LGBTQ Christians Embracing celibacy

No joke. Progress has been made on federal and state levels concerning LGBTQ civil rights but many churches, especially in certain religious conservative circles, are far behind. ...

African American sisters aging with HIV and co-morbidities

Imani (not her real name) was thirty-two when she contracted HIV. Surrounded by sister-friends who died from the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle age. ...

Haiti Glass, Lenelle Moïse

Sometimes hearing hard truths are easier when packaged in poetic verse. ...

Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict

As Secretary of State John F. Kerry flies to the Middle East to broker an Israeli- Palestine cease-fire, the tensions of this conflict have also divided our Boston LGBTQ communities. ...

This Girls’ Summer Camp Could Help Change the World of AI
wired.com
August 31, 2015

SAILORS, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer program, is the country's first AI summer camp for girls.

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Are Attractive Women Really More Likely to be Straight?
jezebel.com
August 31, 2015

Chris Rock once joked that men are only as faithful as their options, and new research suggests that women may only be as heterosexual as their options—with more attractive women more likely to identify as 100 percent hetero, and less attractive women more open to other sexual identities.

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Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose makes brave revelation about her sexual orientation after cosying up to Miley's girlfriend
Mirror Online
August 27, 2015

The model identifies herself as being on the LGBTQA spectrum but has not clarified whether she is gay or bisexual

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Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover
Huffington Post
August 27, 2015

I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.

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The Forgotten Lesbian Film Classic That Deserves a Second Look
Advocate.com
August 27, 2015

The Killing of Sister George is a rare and unflinching glimpse into real-life late-1960s lesbianism, and it deserves reputation rehabilitation.

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Oregon All-Girls Catholic School Fires Lesbian Counselor; Students, Alumni Protest
The Mary Sue
August 27, 2015

It’s no secret that the Catholic Church is against same-sex marriage. However, the Church does make a distinction between being homosexual and homosexual acts. Now, this distinction is crazy (so…homosexuals are cool…as long as they stay celibate and miserable forever?),

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Venice Mayor Says Gay-Pride Parades Are Too Kitschy
Time
August 27, 2015

Venice’s newly elected mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, wants to ban gay-pride parades in the Italian city because he thinks they are the “height of kitsch.”

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Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists
The New York Times
August 27, 2015

For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website Rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges.

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Gay Refugees Addresses U.N. Security Council in Historic Meeting on LGBT Rights
Newsweek
August 27, 2015

Two gay refugees from Syria and Iraq testified Monday about the constant fear of violence and death they experienced living under authoritarian governments, militant groups and the Islamic State (ISIS) in the first-ever meeting on LGBT rights at the United Nations Security Council.

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This Is Bigger Than Me and Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Dee Barnes Responds to Dr. Dre’s Public Apology
gawker
August 25, 2015

On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre. Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology ...

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Actress Rowan Blanchard shares her views on feminism and intersectionality
feministing
August 25, 2015

When asked about her views on how white feminism can be exclusive of women of color and queer and trans people, she responded beautifully. Check out her Instagram posts below.

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Feeling the Bern With the Youth Vote
The New Yorker
August 25, 2015

Nathan Heller on Bernie Sanders: the oddest thing about his candidacy is not his aversion to fundraising but his popularity with kids.

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The Married Kama Sutra
The New Yorker
August 25, 2015

Two-page color spread of fictional Kama Sutra positions for married couples.

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Breitbart’s Racist Story About Shaun King Has Completely Imploded
gawker
August 21, 2015

Yesterday, the nativist website Breitbart.com alleged that the anti-racism activist Shaun King had repeatedly and willfully misrepresented his racial background for money and publicity...Today Reid told anchor Richard Lui:

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Josh Duggar's Ashley Madison account: Celebrity infidelity doesn’t justify the outing of hacked clients
Salon.com
August 21, 2015

Enjoy the schadenfreude and gossip, if you must -- it's still powered by a despicable vigilante act

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People know next to nothing about Reconstruction
Salon.com
August 21, 2015

Foner’s most important books have transformed the way we see — and the way we teach — the origins of the Civil War, the significance of slave emancipation, and the politics of postwar Reconstruction.

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Is Nefertiti in Tut’s Tomb?
The New Yorker
August 17, 2015

Amy Davidson writes about a new theory, by the Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, that Nefertiti is buried in a hidden chamber in King Tut’s tomb.

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Julian Bond: Longtime Civil Rights Activist and NAACP Chairman Dies at 75
The Root
August 17, 2015

He died late Saturday at his home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

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Artists at the Venice Biennale Respond to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
Democracy Now!
August 17, 2015

After the fourth day of protests over Michael Brown’s death, authorities have declared a state of emergency in St. Louis County, drawing worldwide attention. We look at the state of the Black Lives Matter movement and the art world ...

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