9 Mic-Drop Moments from the Reparations Hearing

In which Mitch McConnell and American kleptocracy get owned by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

'The State Is Her Ultimate Killer': How a Trans Woman Died at Rikers

The Black transgender woman was found dead in her cell at Rikers Island. These are the circumstances that led to her death.

The First Lesbian Porn and 10 Other Revealing Artifacts from Lesbian History

The Lesbian Herstory Archives also include a Japanese "dyketionary" and a diary documenting what it was like to be queer in 1950's small-town Ohio.

Joe Biden Wagged His Finger At Me When I Asked Him About Abortion

The story behind the viral Twitter photo.

LGBTQ

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5 LGBTQ Protests That Set the Stage for Stonewall

“If you can’t get together in public places without risk of arrest, you can’t live your life.”

Work Sucks, Especially When People Get Your Pronouns Wrong

Seven trans and non-binary people share what it's like to be misgendered at work, and what to do about it.

Iconic LA Deli Facing Backlash After Allegedly Asking Two Women Not to Kiss

“He... told us that he ‘can't have this in his restaurant because some of the customers don’t understand,’” the woman's Instagram post read.

Gender

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The Outrageous Reasons These Women Couldn’t Get Their Tubes Tied

People are being denied tubal ligations because they're too young, childless, only have one child, aren't married—or for any other reason their doctor chooses.

Republicans Want to Make a Debate Over Discrimination into an Abortion Battle

At the first hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment in nearly four decades, lawmakers debated its implications for abortion rights.

The Incredible Hypocrisy of the Caster Semenya Ruling

A court has ruled that discrimination against intersex athletes is acceptable based on "theoretical" advantages. Now what?

Rights

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Opinion: Native Women Are Getting Murdered. This Is How We Stop It.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is introducing two new bills focused on curbing the relentless violence against Native women in the U.S.

Bernie Sanders Says He'd Consider Decriminalizing Sex Work

He's the second frontrunner in 24 hours, after Elizabeth Warren.

Joe Biden Wagged His Finger At Me When I Asked Him About Abortion

The story behind the viral Twitter photo.

9 Mic-Drop Moments from the Reparations Hearing

In which Mitch McConnell and American kleptocracy get owned by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It's Time for Reparations.

Cash would not only be a form of repayment, it would also undeniably improve people's health.

Trump’s New Rule Could Effectively Allow Discrimination Based on Race and Age

A closer look at the healthcare proposal released last month reveals that it goes beyond removing protections for LGBTQ people and those who've had an abortion.

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