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Using Girls to Get Your Attention on Misogyny

Nothing like pre-tweens dropping the F-bomb to get your attention.   ...

A Tribute to An Ally to Black LGBTQ Communities

Thomas Menino was inarguably one of the best mayors the city of Boston ever had. ...

Full Moon in Taurus: You Can’t Cheat Love

Since ancient times the symbol of the bull has been a prominent fixture in many traditions, cultures and religions. The bull evokes powerful associations with creativity and productivity. ...

Feminism, What is it Good For?

Prolific writer Roxane Gay, who in 2014 released the novel "An Untamed State" (Grove) and New York Times bestselling essay collection "Bad Feminist" (Harper Per.) is frustrated by not bein ...

Echoes of the AIDS Hysteria as We Battle Ebola

Exactly a decade ago this month I received an email flagged as urgent from Monrovia, Liberia. It was from Lee Johnson, then coordinator of  "Liberian Youths Against HIV/AIDS.” ...

Scorpio Solar Eclipse: Regenerative Journeys

We are taught to be afraid of the dark. We are taught to be afraid of difference. We are taught to be afraid of each other. We are taught to be afraid. Period. ...

Remembering the Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

Have you ever wondered what unseen photos, faux pas, untold stories, and unfinished works surviving partners of famous people are left with? ...

Is being "Black-ish" also being homophobic-ish

The second episode of ABC's promising new comedy "Black-ish" left its LGBTQ viewership "black and blue." ...

Malala's Dad Ziauddin Yousafzai

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of the education activist Malala Yousafzai, gives a gripping TED talk about the ills of Patriarchal societies. ...

Mercury Retrograde: Shadows Searching for Light

Mercury retrograde is not to be feared. It’s a rhythm to be rocked. It’s a song to be sung. It’s an excuse to get your introspective groove on. ...

Effects of climate change in my backyard

Sunday morning, September 21, Rita Renee Toll-Dubois and her lifelong partner Ranger Jean Rogers of Lynn, quietly boarded one of the many Cambridge buses heading to the People's Climate Change Marc ...

This Girls’ Summer Camp Could Help Change the World of AI
wired.com
August 31, 2015

SAILORS, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer program, is the country's first AI summer camp for girls.

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Are Attractive Women Really More Likely to be Straight?
jezebel.com
August 31, 2015

Chris Rock once joked that men are only as faithful as their options, and new research suggests that women may only be as heterosexual as their options—with more attractive women more likely to identify as 100 percent hetero, and less attractive women more open to other sexual identities.

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Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose makes brave revelation about her sexual orientation after cosying up to Miley's girlfriend
Mirror Online
August 27, 2015

The model identifies herself as being on the LGBTQA spectrum but has not clarified whether she is gay or bisexual

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Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover
Huffington Post
August 27, 2015

I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.

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The Forgotten Lesbian Film Classic That Deserves a Second Look
Advocate.com
August 27, 2015

The Killing of Sister George is a rare and unflinching glimpse into real-life late-1960s lesbianism, and it deserves reputation rehabilitation.

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Oregon All-Girls Catholic School Fires Lesbian Counselor; Students, Alumni Protest
The Mary Sue
August 27, 2015

It’s no secret that the Catholic Church is against same-sex marriage. However, the Church does make a distinction between being homosexual and homosexual acts. Now, this distinction is crazy (so…homosexuals are cool…as long as they stay celibate and miserable forever?),

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Venice Mayor Says Gay-Pride Parades Are Too Kitschy
Time
August 27, 2015

Venice’s newly elected mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, wants to ban gay-pride parades in the Italian city because he thinks they are the “height of kitsch.”

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Raid of Rentboy, an Escort Website, Angers Gay Activists
The New York Times
August 27, 2015

For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website Rentboy.com and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges.

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Gay Refugees Addresses U.N. Security Council in Historic Meeting on LGBT Rights
Newsweek
August 27, 2015

Two gay refugees from Syria and Iraq testified Monday about the constant fear of violence and death they experienced living under authoritarian governments, militant groups and the Islamic State (ISIS) in the first-ever meeting on LGBT rights at the United Nations Security Council.

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This Is Bigger Than Me and Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Dee Barnes Responds to Dr. Dre’s Public Apology
gawker
August 25, 2015

On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre. Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology ...

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Actress Rowan Blanchard shares her views on feminism and intersectionality
feministing
August 25, 2015

When asked about her views on how white feminism can be exclusive of women of color and queer and trans people, she responded beautifully. Check out her Instagram posts below.

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Feeling the Bern With the Youth Vote
The New Yorker
August 25, 2015

Nathan Heller on Bernie Sanders: the oddest thing about his candidacy is not his aversion to fundraising but his popularity with kids.

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The Married Kama Sutra
The New Yorker
August 25, 2015

Two-page color spread of fictional Kama Sutra positions for married couples.

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Breitbart’s Racist Story About Shaun King Has Completely Imploded
gawker
August 21, 2015

Yesterday, the nativist website Breitbart.com alleged that the anti-racism activist Shaun King had repeatedly and willfully misrepresented his racial background for money and publicity...Today Reid told anchor Richard Lui:

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Josh Duggar's Ashley Madison account: Celebrity infidelity doesn’t justify the outing of hacked clients
Salon.com
August 21, 2015

Enjoy the schadenfreude and gossip, if you must -- it's still powered by a despicable vigilante act

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People know next to nothing about Reconstruction
Salon.com
August 21, 2015

Foner’s most important books have transformed the way we see — and the way we teach — the origins of the Civil War, the significance of slave emancipation, and the politics of postwar Reconstruction.

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Is Nefertiti in Tut’s Tomb?
The New Yorker
August 17, 2015

Amy Davidson writes about a new theory, by the Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves, that Nefertiti is buried in a hidden chamber in King Tut’s tomb.

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Julian Bond: Longtime Civil Rights Activist and NAACP Chairman Dies at 75
The Root
August 17, 2015

He died late Saturday at his home in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

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Artists at the Venice Biennale Respond to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
Democracy Now!
August 17, 2015

After the fourth day of protests over Michael Brown’s death, authorities have declared a state of emergency in St. Louis County, drawing worldwide attention. We look at the state of the Black Lives Matter movement and the art world ...

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