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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. ...

Bathroom Laws Policing Our Genitals

Conservatives have always been a demographic group obsessed with policing this nation’s genitals. ...

Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling  state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens. ...

Jeanne Córdova and Ellie Conant (* - 2016)

This month we have experienced the passing of two members of the queer and queer women’s community.  Jeanne "JR" Cordova and Ellie Conant. ...

Hollywood Execs Formed a Sexual Harassment Commission Led By Anita Hill
vulture.com
December 16, 2017

Hollywood Execs, including Kathleen Kennedy, formed a sexual harassment commission to fight gender inequity and other problems in the workplace.

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Someone Tried to Sell Sia’s Nudes, So She Gave Them Away for Free
Vulture
November 10, 2017

Earlier this evening on Twitter, the performer posted a blurry image of the back of her naked body. She included the caption:

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Women Lost at Sea 5 Months Say Rescuers Tried to Kill Them
thecut.com
November 10, 2017

Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, saved after being lost at sea for five months, are now saying rescuers on a Taiwanese fishing boat tried to kill them.

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Anthony Bourdain: CNN Saved Us From Ending Up Like Quentin Tarantino
Deadline
October 29, 2017

The travel host and provocateur told a Produced By New York audience why he and his partners chose the news network over rival offers.

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Wieseltier, Halperin, Weinstein: Powerful, Lecherous Men
New Your Mag
October 29, 2017

From Harvey Weinstein to James Toback, Mark Halperin to Leon Wieseltier, powerful, lecherous men are still shaping our national narratives.

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Annabella Sciorra and Daryl Hannah Discuss Weighing the Costs of Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein
The New Yorker
October 29, 2017

In a continuation of Ronan Farrow’s investigation, he speaks with Annabella Sciorra, Daryl Hannah, and other women about their struggles with going public.

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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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