Tag Archives: LGBTQ issues

#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

TweetOn Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial role in developing the reproductive justice framework that [...]
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Watch: Michael Sam and his boyfriend find out he’s become the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL

TweetAs Courtney mentioned in the Reader yesterday,  Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL this weekend. Here’s a heartwarming video of Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, receiving the call from the St. Louis Rams. Tweet
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Quick Hit: Happy birthday to Audre Lorde!

TweetToday would be the 80th birthday of the self-proclaimed Black Lesbian Feminist Mother Warrior Poet. And to celebrate, The Feminist Wire is launching a two-week online forum on Lorde’s life and work today.  Tweet
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Quick Hit: What’s next for the gay rights movement?

TweetAccording to the brilliant E.J. Graff, the next battle is over gender–and it’s one we should all be fighting. In a great Newsweek cover story that explores the way our cultural ideas of “queerness” have changed, E.J. argues that, thanks to the tireless efforts of a generation of gay rights activists, the battle over the right to desire–and [...]
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Unchristian-like Christian university expels lesbian student and demands she pay back her financial aid

TweetIt’s a particular kind of petty vindictiveness to demand that the student you expelled pay back federal student aid for the crime of failing to complete the semester. In 2011, Grace University, a Christian university, expelled Danielle Powell, only months before graduating, after discovering that she was in a relationship with another woman. The university is now [...]
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