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What Happened at the Black Lesbian Conference?

Due to high turnout and limited space the Barnard hosted, Black Lesbian Conference 2016, sold out within weeks of its announcement, leaving many unable to attend. ...

Laughing At The Absurdities of Black Homophobia

For many LGBTQs across the nation-especially those of us of African descent-we have been breathlessly waiting for Robert O’Hara’s “BootyCandy” to come to our cities. ...

The Black Lesbian Conference 2016 Coming to Barnard

Beyond Bold and Brave’s 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community” will be a gathering of intergenerational LBTQI Black/African Descent women to responsibly discuss important i ...

A Feminist Takeover Remembered

Most days when the weather permits my morning constitutional is a two mile walking loop around the Charles River. From my house I walk south toward Memorial Drive via Western Avenue. ...

White Nights Black Paradise, A Religious Utopia Turned Nightmare

The last time an African American lesbian was the protagonist in a novel was in Ann Allen Shockley’s 1982 “Say Jesus and Come to Me.” What shocked and awed readers about this main character is that ...

Macon Reed's Eulogy for The Dyke Bar

Artist Macon Reed opens "Eulogy For The Dyke Bar" at Pulse Contemporary Art fair New York this Thursday March 3rd. This will no doubt be the queer event of the Armory arts week. ...

Que(e)rying Harper Lee

The literary world is not the only ones mourning the passing of the reclusive author Nelle Harper Lee on February 19 at the age of 89. So, too, are many gender nonconforming Americans. ...

Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans’s Rich Queer Culture

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride. ...

The Love That Can Now Speak Its Name

Valentine’s Day is for lovers, including LGBTQ Americans. Until last June’s historic Supreme Court ruling — Obergefell v. ...

Why Homophobic Harlem Church Should Become LGBT Youth Shelter

Gentrification of neighborhoods always disrupts existing communities within them. ...

Pope-’splaining Catholic Church’s Homophobia

Italy is one of the major European countries that don’t recognize marriage equality for its LGBTQ denizens in spite of the fact that the majority of Italians do according to a 2014 poll. ...

People Are Pretty Pissed At This Pro-Oil Message That Objectifies Lesbians
Buzz Feed
July 27, 2016

It was posted on “Canada Oil Sands Community” a page that promotes Alberta’s oil industry. The basic message is that while Saudi Arabia criminalizes sexuality, Canada considers girl-on-girl action totally hot.

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Forget Idris Elba – it’s time for a lesbian Bond
The Guardian
July 27, 2016

Swap the tuxedo for dungarees, the sports car for a low-emission Mini and the martini for a pint of Stella, and you have the perfect Bond for the 21st century

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People Are Pretty Pissed At This Pro-Oil Message That Objectifies Lesbians
Buzz Feed
July 27, 2016

It was posted on “Canada Oil Sands Community” a page that promotes Alberta’s oil industry. The basic message is that while Saudi Arabia criminalizes sexuality, Canada considers girl-on-girl action totally hot.

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U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy
Reuters
July 27, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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WNBA Caves and Lifts Fines Over BLM Shirts
Breitbart
July 27, 2016

WNBA Caves and Lifts Fines Over Black Lives Matters Shirts

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Holy backlash, Batgirl: The Killing Joke opens in the shadow of a Comic-Con panel gone wrong
Salon.com
July 26, 2016

The newest Batman animated film, based on Alan Moore's controversial one-off, is being criticized over sexist story

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Jill Soloway’s New Family
vulture.com
July 25, 2016

The 50-year-old Soloway has plenty to feel good about. The I Love Dick pilot begins streaming on Amazon Prime in August, and Soloway’s subversive, Emmy Award–winning series, Transparent, will kick off its third season the following month.

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New Leak: Top DNC Official Wanted to Use Bernie Sanders’s Religious Beliefs Against Him
theintercept.com
July 25, 2016

Big Oops DNC

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Female Artists Give Advice to Women in Art World
artnet.com
July 23, 2016

Female artists, ranging from Lisa Yuskavage to Adrian Piper, provide some much-needed words of wisdom for women in the world of art.

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WNBA Players Continue Protests Despite Fines, Stage Media Blackout
deadspin.com
July 23, 2016

The New York Liberty played a game against the Indiana Fever this morning, the first game either team has played since being fined by the WNBA for wearing clothing that expressed support for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter, and the slain Dallas police officers.

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Ivanka Trump’s Walk on the Donald Side
The New Yorker
July 22, 2016

Amy Davidson on Ivanka Trump’s speech introducing her father, Donald Trump, on Thursday night, at the Republican National Convention.

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Barron Trump knows the truth...
bustle.com
July 22, 2016

but young Barron Trump didn't seem to love the RNC as much as his older siblings.

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Milo Yiannopoulos's Fans Don't Understand What Freedom Of Speech Is
bust
July 22, 2016

Milo Yiannopolis was banned from Twitter and now #FreeMilo is trending - but his fans don't understand Freedom of Speech.

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Trump's bold vision: Make America Hide Under the Bed Again
MSNBC
July 22, 2016

Donald Trump didn't lie for the sake of lying; he lied because he wanted to terrify you -- because if he'd told the truth, you wouldn't be afraid, and he'd lose

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Dear God, Republicans are a horny gay bunch
dailydot.com
July 21, 2016

But there's something about the RNC-themed ads flooding Cleveland's own Casual Encounters that is subversive and extra filthy.

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Megyn Kelly bared her shoulders last night, and some Fox viewers couldn’t handle it.
slate.com
July 21, 2016

Lots of inappropriate things happened on the third night of the Republican National Convention. Crowds booed Ted Cruz and berated his wife Heidi, who h ...

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You Did Good, Ted Cruz
NYMag
July 21, 2016

What’s the word for waking up and finding yourself kind of liking Ted Cruz? It’s a strange feeling.

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Tiffany Trump's sad, vague RNC speech.
slate.com
July 20, 2016

Speeches by a candidate's spouse or children are generally meant to humanize him and to reassure voters that they'e voting for a loving family man.

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Megyn Kelly Convinced Colleague Against Ailes
NYMag
July 20, 2016

She felt the parade of Fox women marching to Ailes’s defense was presenting a distorted picture.

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