Tag Archives: LGBTQ issues

Shonda Rhimes expertly shuts down fan who complained about the “gay scenes” in Shondaland

TweetShonda lays it down in reponse to a Tweeter with some unsolicited editorial advice: . @Dabdelhakiem There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them. — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 19, 2014 @Dabdelhakiem If you are suddenly discovering that Shondaland shows have scenes involving people who are gay, you are LATE TO [...]
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#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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