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Military Ban on Nappy Hair

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.  And with these sister servicewomen enlisting in the military at higher rates than their white, ...

Are You Still a Slave, A Discussion At the Bell Hooks Residency

"Are You Still a Slave?" was the discussion during the week-long Bell Hooks Residency at the New School, paneled by Bell Hooks, trans-activist Janet Mock, author Marci Blackman, and filmmaker ...

The Charmed Jill Sobule

Singer songwriter Jill Sobule is back after five years, since her last release, with "Dottie's Charms." This is an album for the literati or should I say by the literati. ...

Ruthie Doyle Talks Puberty, Art, Film and Gardening

"LA VERNIA" is a film exploring the complex relationships between a young queer woman and the women in her life. ...

Correspondents Dinner, Orange is the New Black

If you've all but given up on following political news, the White House Correspondence Dinner is a good way to catch up on what you missed. ...

Mother Teresa’s Canonization Dissed

Pope Francis is not only a good pontiff as pastor, he is also a good pontiff as church politician. ...

May 2014 Horoscope

Now that we've made it through the grand cross, what's next? [–ed.] ...

Joan Osborne: The Complexities of Love and Hate

On her new record, Love and Hate, singer/songwriter Joan Osborne delves deeply into matters of the heart. ...

Ishita, Popularizing Surfing in India

Ishita is the first surfer girl in India. She taught herself how to catch and ride waves and is now inspiring other little grommit girls to hop on boards. ...

A Discussion of Being Intersex on Huffpo Live

Pidgeon Pagonis who tweets @inter_ActYouth talks to Huffington Post Live host about growing up as an intersex youth. ...

Jesus’s Sex Life on The DL

While many biblical scholars have ignored non-canonical texts like the gnostic and apocryphal gospels that suggested Jesus had a wife, they are now not ignoring the 2012 discovery of a faded fragme ...

A Timeline of Events Since the ‘Serial’ Premiere
Vulture
January 27, 2015

Finally, a Serial timeline that does not include cell-phone records or Leakin Park.

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“Selma” Vs. “Selma”
The New Yorker
January 27, 2015

In her reworking of the original “Selma” script, Ava DuVernay gave L.B.J. the familiar role of the white man in American race movies.

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Ellen DeGeneres says new lesbian TV show will not be another 'lesbian comedy'
independent.co.uk
January 21, 2015

Ellen DeGeneres is to make a new comedy series featuring a lesbian woman and a straight man who decide to have a baby together.

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'Girl On Girl: A Film About Lesbian Visibility' Seeks Funding Through Indiegogo
Huffington Post
January 21, 2015

Do feminine-presenting lesbians experience invisibility within the queer community?

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Last Tango in Halifax: the latest victim of the dead lesbian cliche | Television & radio
The Guardian
January 21, 2015

Kaite Welsh: The decision of Sally Wainwright to bump off half of the programme’s only gay couple is yet more evidence that lesbians in TV exist to be sacrificed for the plot

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2015 SOTU First To Say “Lesbian,” “Bisexual,” “Transgender”
BuzzFeed News
January 21, 2015

In this year’s State of the Union address, Barack Obama used dozens of words that have never been mentioned in any previous SOTU address. Some highlights, from the remarks as prepared for delivery:

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The Supreme Court's New Gay Marriage Case Tests MLK's Dream of True Equality | Lisa Bloom
Huffington Post
January 21, 2015

How fitting that just before Martin Luther King Jr. weekend our Supreme Court justices agreed to decide whether our constitution requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriages. As Dr. King said the night before he died, "All we say to Am...

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Debates at Davos Get Around to Gay Rights
The New York Times
January 21, 2015

The World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which begins this week, has been a top venue for controversial conversations over the years. Israelis and Palestinians have debated,

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Anderson Cooper Delivers Hilarious Response to ‘Gay Agenda’-Obsessed Pastor
Mediaite
January 21, 2015

Last week, Ellen DeGeneres decided to publicly respond to a pastor who had used her as an example of the media's gay agenda in an op-ed for the Christian Post. Another gay entertainer referenced by Larry Tomczak in that piece was CNN's Anderson Cooper.

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Berlin Story
The New Yorker
January 21, 2015

How the Germans invented gay rights—more than a century ago.

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Burn the Fuck Outta Bill Cosby at Golden Globes
jezebel.com
January 12, 2015

Here's Amy Poehler and Tina Fey opening the Golden Globes mean girl bestie-style with a series of sick burns on the rich, famous, and drunk.

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15 Badass Art World Heroines Over 70 Years Old
huffingtonpost.com
January 12, 2015

The following 15 women defeated the odds, inscribing their names in art history and forever changing its course. And what's crazier is the fact that they kept doing it, over and over again, ...

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The Best Books This Year Are All Written by Women: A Guide
gawker.com
January 9, 2015

We went looking for the best books to read this year and a wonderful thing happened: we discovered they were all written by remarkably talented women. A particular chorus of men wrote some decent books, too, but women, by far, will own 2015.

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My Own Career Bores Me Mark Flood on His Gallery Experiment
hypperallergic
January 9, 2015

Mark Flood Resents was an artist-run gallery, showroom, exhibition space, hangout, and crash pad where nothing was for sale. The space was intended to confuse the art world and to showcase young artists. The Artforum ads were perplexing, the space

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President Obama Proposes Free Community College For Two Years
BuzzFeed News
January 9, 2015

An estimated 9 million students could benefit from the program with each full-time student saving an average of $3,800 per year, the White...

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3 Suspects Dead in French Hostage Situations
NYMag
January 9, 2015

All three suspects wanted in connection to two hostage situations in France are dead, according to reports, and all the hostages are believed to have been successfully freed after several frightening hours.

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AP Removes Piss Christ Photos After Charlie Hebdo Self-Censorship
gawker.com
January 8, 2015

Politico's Dylan Byers reports that the Associated Press removed an image of Andres Serrano's 1987 photo Piss Christ from its photo library in the wake of today's deadly attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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Phylicia Rashad Now Denies Dismissing Cosby's Accusers
The Root
January 8, 2015

In an interview with ABC's Nightline, Phylicia Rashad now denies ever saying "forget these women" when asked by a Hollywood website about Bill Cosby's accusers. To Nightline she said, "I am a woman. I would never say such a thing...

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The Devil in Marina Abramovic
nytimes.com
January 8, 2015

The famous provocateur is fed up with MoMA and the state of her love life.

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