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Today Barack Obama addressed the nation on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Check out the full speech in the video above. More related links:

We asked you to take action and — good news — it worked! Clear Channel has reversed its ban on Wichita health care clinics ads.

Jessica Valenti calls once again for “free abortion on demand without apology” and Jessica Luther asks exactly how that might work at the grassroots level.

The ACLU has launched a petition demanding that Nebraska allow same-sex couples to provide foster homes to kids in need. Warning: it’s a tear-jerker, with a story of a kid that was transferred between 17 foster homes before his awesome gay parents adopted him. 

Data on the New York Times byline gap.

On the myth of the “teenage temptress”.

After a Republican challenger leveled a not-so-subtle attack on his masculinity because of an alleged pedicure habit, Cory Booker put him in his place today, calling the remarks “callous, bigoted disrespect to gays and lesbians” and reaffirming his stance that his sexual orientation is no one’s business. nb: Here’s a reminder on when we deserve to know about someone’s sexuality.

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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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