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Genders & Sexualities

The liberation of our genders, our sexualities and our visions for justice are often severely constricted by the massive projects of male supremacy and heterosexism. Intellectual and activist resistance toward a gender just world in which all genders and sexualities emerge in vibrant, affirming community fuel critical movements for justice around the globe.

When the Personal is Political and the Political is Personal…on Film

COMPLICATED CONVERSATIONS WITH DIRECTOR PARVEZ SHARMA ON HIS NEW FILM —
A SINNER IN MECCA

By Shayna Plaut, Contributing Editor, Human Rights

Parvez Sharma is a gay, Muslim filmmaker, journalist and writer. He is originally from India and now lives in New York City. His two films: A Jihad for Love (2008) and A Sinner in Mecca (2014) are well known on the festival circuit as well as in human rights and academic circles. (more…)

New Report Centers LGBTQ Experiences of Mass Incarceration

By Andrea Ritchie | Huff Post Queer Voices Five years ago, Beacon Press published Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People, a book which provided a comprehensive examination LGBT people in the criminal legal system. Five years later, the Movement Advancement Project’s … Continue reading

Lioness of Lisabi: A Black Girl Power Story

by Stephanie Shonekan, Art, Music, and Pop Culture, Contributing Editor Reverberations of the assertion that Black Lives Matter have been heard and felt across the nation, on our street corners and in our communities, on college campuses, and in media … Continue reading

State of Emergency, State of Resilience

By Cookie Woolner This past summer, transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox declared a “state of emergency” due to the increasing number of murders of transgender women. By August of 2015, the total number of women killed (21 known cases … Continue reading

Nurturing Resilience: Doula Care

By Jax Lee Gardner We’ve been at this for eighteen hours now. She’s finally pushing; she’s covered in sweat; she’s been vomiting; she’s completely exhausted; and she’s looking to me during each contraction. And I’m right there with her. I’m … Continue reading

Girl, Interrupted

By Denise Miller There are some days I don’t feel like a woman. Actually, most days I don’t even feel like a girl. I know these breasts and hips are mine, but there are times I completely miss them. Miss … Continue reading

Bodies for Bullets

By Denise Miller Author’s note: I wrote this poem to highlight the continued and deadly disregard for female bodies and brown bodies. The italicized sections however have been taken directly from the Declaration of Independence. Please feel free to add … Continue reading