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Photo: WNYC

Here’s a great slideshow from this weekend’s NYC Gay Pride Parade.

“I’ve never sent anyone a thanks-for-finally-getting-it-together-to-support-my-basic-human-rights card, and I’m not going to start now.” That’s Nancy Goldstein, writing at The Nation, about the New York same sex marriage victory.

Similarly, the New York Times editorial board is telling President Obama, whose views on gay marriage are “evolving,” to evolve faster.

At Slate, June Thomas is writing a series on the possible demise of the gay bar.

Today is National HIV Testing Day.

A color-coded illustration of just how much American maternity leave policy sucks.

Women in the Colombian town of Barbacoas are staging a Lysistrata-style protest in order to get a road fixed.

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/gloriouslydismal/ Amy

    Is there any kind of campaign going on to get better maternity leave here in the US? I understand that the defunding of PP is a big issue, but I would really like for more feminists to make maternity leave a top priority on the agenda!

  • http://feministing.com/members/critter/ Critter

    Right on Nancy Goldstein! The NY gay marriage bill is a big step, but thanking and congratulating the lawmakers who supported the bill is ridiculous. People shouldn’t need to express gratitude for the law respecting their basic human rights.