What we missed

Check out these great photos of LGBT couples getting married yesterday in Seattle.

Happy Human Rights Day.

RIP Jenni Rivera, the 43-year-old Mexican-American singer and domestic violence activist who died in a plane crash Sunday.

Corporate foundations have suspended support For Boy Scouts over anti-gay discrimination.

In June, Jos blogged about the significance of Scout, who is transgender, proposing at the White House. As an update, Scout has married his fiancee Liz Margolies. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, and James Clementi, the gay older brother of Tyler Clementi, signed the marriage contract.

This awesome “1 Drop” campaign is interrogating our popular ideas about race and blackness.

Somalian rapper K’naan on censoring himself for success.

Oh no! Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized, but apparently he’s doing well.

“I thank everyone who supported me all over the world.” Nafissatou Diallo settles with Dominique Strauss-Kahn for an undisclosed sum.

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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