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Broadway: it’s not just for gays anymore!

Civil rights leader Clara Luper died last week at 88.

Echoing Green interviews our own Courtney Martin.

More from Chloe on Slutwalks, about women calling other women “sluts.”

Alabama is now the fifth state to pass a 20 week abortion ban.

The Official GOP debate drinking game. Disclaimer: don’t do this.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/konkonsn/ konkonsn

    I do love NPH, and I found that opening to be very funny, but I also felt invisible as a woman and lesbian watching it. I know that he talked to some women in the audience, but it was pretty clear that up on stage, he was telling cis straight men that it was ok to watch theatre. I get that this is addressing the stereotype, because women and lesbians aren’t stereotyped as disliking theatre because it’s “girly,” but then again, he never addressed women or lesbians at all. Not even when he was listing off people who tend to go to theatre. So…where were we?

    I also get confused because I don’t really participate in the LGTB community, but sometimes it feels like gay(s) refers to both lesbians and gay men, and sometimes it feels like people try to make them distinctive. And so when NPH or someone talks about the gays but then only refers to traits/stereotypes of gay men, I’m not sure if I should say, “Gay includes more than that, you know…” or if that’s correct and they really are only meaning to talk about gay men.

  • http://feministing.com/members/litamedinger/ Lita