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Mexico Sets the Tone on Hate Speech

Homophobic epithets are so pervasive across the globe that most heterosexual people are sadly unaware of the psychological and physical toil they have on lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...

Sheryl Sandberg, Leaning in or Taking Us Back?

This weekend Melissa Harris Perry's round table of feminists talked about Sheryl Sandberg's hotly contested new book "Lean In." Criticism of the book has ranged from a "rich girls guide to having i ...

Schulman on Her Jewish Identity & Queer Politics at the Gay Center

A book reading two years in the making, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid's (QAIA's) event featuring Sarah Schulman had its innocuous moments (the actual reading of a memoir, by genre an uncontestab ...

TODAY: Schulman Brings Pinkwashing to the Gay Center

Tonight NYC queers can take advantage of two literary events: the first being a literary mixer at the Dalloway, which begins at 6pm; the second being what h ...

Was Marco Millian killed in Mississippi because he was black or gay?

Marco Millian was a trailblazer, and the pride of the Mississippi Delta. Just in his twenties Ebony magazine in 2004 hailed him as on the nation's 30 leaders under the age of 30. ...

Maddow Talks Sequester on the Today Show

Maddow appears on the Today Show with... um... who is the host? There have been so many changes there I have no idea who's on? ...

Voting Rights Act, Maddow and Stewart Discuss

Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow always a good combo. Last night they talked about the Voting Rights Act, currently up for debate in the SCOTUS, which Maddow had attended in person. ...

The LGBT Community Needs to Rally Around VAWA

VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, has been passed by the Senate and has now moved to the House for consideration, where it is facing heated, bigoted, misogynistic, and homophobic attacks from c ...

Kenji Yoshino Breaks Down Marriage Equality Court Cases

NYU Law Professor Kenji Yoshino—the great conceptualizer of "covering," active "toning down" of a "disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream"—appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry's Sunday program ...

Butler and Barghouti Audio from Brooklyn College #BDS

Listne to the raw audio of the panel discussion on #BDS with Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti, two weeks ago at Brooklyn College. ...
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