A Misleading Viral Video Picks a Bad Target: Women Who Donate Fetal Tissue

A deceptive new video accusing Planned Parenthood of "selling baby parts" has gone viral. Read more »

Taking Down the Flag Doesn't Signal the End of White Supremacy

Today, the Confederate flag finally comes down from outside the South Carolina capitol building.  Read more »

A Powerful New Comic Book Takes Aim at Abortion Stigma

Even where it’s legal and accessible, abortion can often be a difficult process. Read more »

Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Flag: "I Did it Because I Am Free."

Bree Newsome, as seen in a still from a video shot of her flag removal demonstration on Saturday. On Saturday, filmmaker and musician Bree Newsome did something many people have wanted to do for a long time. Read more »

Students Successfully Get Columbia University to Divest $10 Million from Private Prisons

Columbia University students protesting the school's investment with private prison companies. Photo by Jo Chiang.  Today, Columbia became the first university in the United States to divest from private prison companies. Read more »

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 »


Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion, the... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth... 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 »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man... Read more »