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Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the Black Church community wonder if his death was du ...

Kim Burrell Reminds Us How the Black Church Uses, Abuses Gay Christians

Gospel music undeniably has a queerness at its roots that has not only shaped the genre but it has continued to give gospel music its enduring vibrancy.&nb ...

Velvetpark's Official 25 Queer Women of 2016

We would be remiss not to acknowledge that 2016 has been a deeply tumultuous year for many obvious social and political reasons. ...

Pope Francis Needs His Gay Priests

To the shock of many of us LGBTQ people of faith is the Vatican’s recent decision in the document “The Gift of Priestly Vocation,” to ban gays to the priesthood; thus, reaffirming it’s 2005 stance. ...

A congresswoman's public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. ...

Laughing to keep from crying in “The Scottsboro Boys”

Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb’s production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here’s now in Beantown. ...

You Don’t Own Her

When I first heard Grace Sewell on an episode of NCIS: New Orleans I was hooked instantly. ...

Good Intention, Different Outcome

Recently I was approached by an old high school friend who needed my help with educating young people on the importance and the power of the vote. ...

Love and Violence in Black LGBTQ Communities

The Jills* were the envy among us lesbian couples of African descent. ...

Word*Rock*Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives 2016

I woke this morning still laughing over the comedy of Karen Williams—the hilarious MC that ripped through hundreds of on-looking women inside (le) Poisson Rouge, Satu ...

Swimming Upstream for Black Votes

Black votes matter! So, too, the black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them. ...

Anish Kapoor banned from using colour-changing paint in ongoing rights war
dezeen.com
July 10, 2017

A feud that has previously seen Anish Kapoor banned from using the "world's pinkest pink" continues, and now extends to colour-changing paint.

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Jay-Z's New Album Features, His Mom Coming Out
jezebel
June 30, 2017

Late Thursday night Jay-Z, who brought back the hyphen but not the umlaut, dropped 4:44, an album that on the first few listens is some of his best work in years. It seems to be an intensely personal project, with Jay rapping about ...

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Fragile, Impetuous, Childlike: Highlights From Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough's Response to Trump
the slot
June 30, 2017

Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have responded to Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter attack, in which the President of the United States and noted misogynist called Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and said that when he saw “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift"

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Which Misogynistic Cannes Films Was Jessica Chastain Putting on Blast?
NYmag
June 2, 2017

Where were you when Jessica Chastain dropped the hammer on the Cannes Film Festival?

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Chelsea Manning's Instagram Is the Best Thing Online
selectall
May 18, 2017

After seven years in a military prison, and out of brutalizing solitary confinement following multiple suicide attempts, pardoned whistle-blower Chelsea Manning finally walked out of prison today. And then she did what free, normal people do everywhere: She posted to Instagram.

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Young Women Aren't Closing the Great American Gender-Pay Gap
Bloomberg
April 4, 2017

Earnings have grown less equal over the last decade.

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China's hottest new boy band is actually made up of five androgynous girls — Quartz
Qz
March 31, 2017

Earlier this month, China's social network giant Tencent held a series of music events called "Husband Exhibition" at Chinese universities. The idea was to showcase new pop stars who appear on the company's online streaming site; the term "husband" is how China's female fans refer to male pop stars

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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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