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LGBTQ Mexico Rally

The trans community is coming out—and bringing with it a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

India Protest

The documentary has been banned in India—which makes watching it only more urgent.

Taraji P Henson as Empire's Cookie

Fox’s Empire made TV-ratings history by letting a black woman be her multidimensional self. 

We can, and should, support trans men and other gender-non-conforming people without erasing women from the fight for reproductive rights.

The romance in the film isn’t perverse—and that’s the problem.

In the early part of the twentieth century, women’s creative talent was far more widely recognized and valued in the filmmaking community.

As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.

Taylor Mac performs at New York Live Arts, January 2015

A musical project of maddening ambition unearths—and invents—a gay history of America.

By this time next year, marriage equality will be the law of the land.

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Prison and early deaths have taken 1.5 million black men from daily life. But the Rekia Boyd case shows that black women are also “missing.”

April 27, 2015

During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Clinton’s surprisingly powerful campaign announcement suggests that Democrats are finding an authentic version of pro-family politics.

April 12, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

April 6, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015