In Theaters Now: Israel’s Gay Public Relations Campaign

A "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid" protest in Toronto in 2010. Photo via Creative Commons. Two 2012 films, Out in the Dark and The Invisible Men, have similar plotlines: They center... Read more »

Report Reveals the Nation's Largest LGBT Group is a "White Men's Club"

Human Rights Campaign flags at a San Francisco marriage equality rally. ... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Mike Huckabee

Dehumanizing rhetoric is often used to harm transgender people.  Read more »

Menstruation Matters: A Guide to Menstrual Hygiene Day

May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day! What does that mean exactly?  Read more »

The 20-Week Abortion Ban Shows How Little Politicians Care About Science

Photo by Sylvia McFadden. On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would ban abortion 20 weeks after conception across the United States.  Read more »

The Importance of Marilyn Mosby

Fear flooded me when my boyfriend, a 24-year-old, college-educated fella with bold freckles and an endearing spirit, told me he was planning to install upgrades on his car.  Read more »

In the Searing Drought, the Small Farmers Have Bright Ideas

Water is on lockdown in California—for some people more than others. Photo by Andrew Hart. Last month, for the first time in history, California enacted mandatory limits on how much water its residents... Read more »

Food Not Lawns

California is running dry. The drought continues to gain national attention with its fourth year of record-low rainfall. Read more »

The Post-Colonial Politics of "Game of Thrones"

In Game of Thrones, the Dornish people—like Obara Sand, played by Keisha Castle-Hughes—pride themselves on a more equitable culture and a history of resisting imperial conquest.  People who care about Game of Thrones, ... Read more »


Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted...

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Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative hidden-camera... Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

A participant in a Millenial Activists United protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Photo by Aaron Banks. Amid national discussions of... Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the... Read more »