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Obama Used The N-word Appropriately

When news broke that President Obama used the n-word during the podcast interview “WFT with Marc Maron” about America’s racial history, it caused shock waves. ...

The Transparency of a "Incog-Negro”

In trying to make sense of Rachel Dolezal, the self-identified “black” woman of two white parents, and the thought -provoking queries now raised about transracialsim and transethnicity Boston Glob ...

Watch Fun Home's Sydney Lucas Performing at Tony Awards

The Adorable 11-year-old star of "Fun Home", Sydney Lucas performs live at the Tony's. The song, "Ring of Keys", in which the young Alison Bechdel recognizes her inner butch.   ...

Is Caitlyn Jenner The Rght Poster Girl For Trans Equality?

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has once again captured the world’s attention.  And this time not as America’s beloved 1976 Olympic gold medal decathlete or patriarch in the&nb ...

Astraea honoring Boston’s sheroes

The evening of May 12th at the South End’s wildly popular Bohemian hip spot “The Beehive” was a night to remember.  ...

Coming Home, Portraits of the Formerly Incarcerated

Megan Ghiroli's compelling portrait photography is what originally brought her to the attention of Velvetpark. ...

A Shrine For Girls, Installation by Patricia Cronin

New York artist Patricia Cronin, known for her bold social statements and use of traditional media in the form of cast bronze, marble, water color and oils, has a conceptionaly driven installation ...

Marriage Equality hangs in the balance with Supreme Court

With thirty-seven states now legal proponents of marriage equality along with our nation’s capitol LGBTQ Americans and our allies knew it would be just a matter of time before the issue would be ...

Tomboy @ ODETTA

If you don't keep up with the loft parties, new bars, and sky rocketing rents in Bushwick then, you probably aren't keeping up with the gallery scene either. ...

Q Boston Conference About Us, Not For Us

Here in LGBTQ-friendly Massachusetts, there are not too many places where we are not welcome. We are invited to conferences, schools, public events, and churches. ...

Conversion Therapies Deadly Outcomes

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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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The Dangerous Myth That Hillary Clinton Ignored the Working Class
The Atlantic
December 7, 2016

To many white Trump voters, the problem wasn’t her economic stance, but the larger vision—a multi-ethnic social democracy—that it was a part of.

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The Role of Queer Writers in Donald Trump's America
The Atlantic
November 18, 2016

Feeling afraid—and imagining a way forward—as the status of LGBT rights looks uncertain

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Election 2016: White women voted for Donald Trump in 2016 because they still believe white men are their saviors — Quartz
qz
November 14, 2016

White women have a history of betraying their sisters. The 2016 election was no exception. The pattern of white women choosing white men over women of color underscores some of the more insidious machinations of patriarchy ...

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Gwen Ifill dead at age 61
POLITICO
November 14, 2016

Gwen Ifill, the longtime PBS news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS's NewsHour and as moderator of 'Washington Week,' has died, POLITICO has learned. She was 61

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Here's An Open Letter To Comey From The Teen Who Allegedly Got Sexts From Weiner
BuzzFeed News
November 2, 2016

"I thought your job as FBI Director was to protect me."..

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Anthony Weiner Has Allegedly Checked Into a Sex Addiction Clinic
jezebel.com
November 2, 2016

Anthony Weiner has entered rehab for sex addiction, reports the Daily Mail, which broke the news that Anthony Weiner was aware that a girl he was sexting was underage, leading to an FBI investigation of his computers that’s currently posing a threat to our very democracy.

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Life in the Heart of New York’s L.G.B.T. Latino Community
Lens Blog (The New York Times)
October 13, 2016

Roosevelt Avenue, in Jackson Heights, Queens, reminds my boyfriend of El Salvador, where he grew up. It reminds our friend Danny of where he grew up, in Mexico. And others of Colombia or Guatemala. That’s fitting, because it’s one of the vibrant centers of Latino culture in New York.

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Fullscreen Acquires ‘First Girl I Loved’ Lesbian Love Story, Plans Limited Theatrical Release for Sundance Winner
Variety
October 13, 2016

Fullscreen looks to be angling to get into the awards-season footrace — at least in a small indie way. The digital multiplatform network has acquired rights to teen lesbian love story “First Girl I Loved,” winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s Next Audience Award

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21 Fall TV Shows Giving Lesbian & Bi Women Screen Time
NBC News
October 13, 2016

This fall we have more queer women characters than ever before with more representation of women of color in pivotal roles and characters that identify as lesbian, bisexual and pansexual. From network to cable to streaming, show runners, writers and producers

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