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Here's Why There Are Blue Ribbons on the Oscars Red Carpet

And the first political statement of the 2017 Academy Awards is here: Nominee Ruth Negga, along with some other high-profile attendees, walked the Oscars red carpet with blue ribbons pinned to their clothing, a symbol that they stand with the ACLU.<p>Negga, who's nominated for Best Actress for her …

ACLU

Women are protesting this sexist billboard, and we're totally with them

Ugh, why are people just the worst? In North Carolina, women are getting ready to protest a sexist billboard that went up near Winston-Salem. It …

17-Year-Old Transgender Boy Wins Texas Girls' Wrestling Championship

The Texas state wrestling championships aren't usually national news. But they made headlines this weekend when a 17-year-old transgender boy — barred by state rules from competing in the boys' league — won his weight class, against girls.<p>Mack Beggs, the teenage boy in question, hasn't sought the …

LGBTQI

It Took Donald Trump 8 Days To Bring The U.S. To The Brink Of A Constitutional Crisis

"Obedience to specific court orders is what keeps us from being a banana republic or fascist dictatorship. That's a really big deal."<p>It took little more than a week in office for President Donald Trump to thrust the nation to the brink of a constitutional crisis.<p>Late Friday, Trump issued an …

Donald Trump Is Handing China the World

While Trump focuses on building up the U.S. Navy to counter China, Beijing is gobbling up the other segments of global relations the U.S. used to …

China

A supermodel reveals she is intersex, was subjected to ‘traumatizing’ and ‘unnecessary’ surgeries

She has strutted the runways of New York, Paris and Milan. Posed for the pages of “Vogue.” Represented fashion labels like Chanel and Dior.<p>But for Hanne Gaby Odiele, a 29-year-old supermodel from Kortrijk, Belgium, one of her most momentous shoots of all came last week.<p>With minimal makeup, in the …

LGBTQI

Usain Bolt to lose Olympic gold after teammate caught doping

Usain Bolt made history as the first sprinter to sweep three gold medals at three Olympic Games. Now he's losing a piece of his historic hardware.<p>Bolt will forfeit an Olympic gold won at the 2008 Beijing Games because his Jamaican teammate was caught doping.<p>Nesta Carter was disqualified from the …

Olympics

Gay Rights Under Trump: 7 things Obama did to protect LGBTQ people that Trump could undo

According to the <i>Atlantic</i>, Barack Obama built a legacy on gay rights during his administration. But many of the things Obama did to protect LGBTQ …

What Happens If Affordable Birth Control Isn't Available

The effects are devastating.<p>If you could do something that would improve your health, reduce stress, help keep you in school or work, and improve your romantic relationships, would you? Us too, and it's why so many women take birth control. It's also why the potential for no-copay birth control and …

Health Care

7 Young People on Their Views of Gender

About two years ago, I began photographing transgender and “gender-expansive” children and young adults in the United States and Europe. I wanted to ask this question: “Who are we beyond ideas tied to our gender?” The answer is critical not only to the transgender community, I believe, but to …

LGBTQI

This photo sums up Trump’s assault on women’s rights

After a weekend of inspiring protest, we had to watch the world’s most powerful man sign away the reproductive rights of women in developing countries<p>Look at these men. Look at them. Gathered around the most powerful man in the world – a man who has openly bragged of sexual assault, who refers to a …

Feminism

The Women’s March didn’t resolve all feminist debates. It didn’t need to.

They drew inspiration from Princess Leia, “Hamilton,” and Leslie Knope, and Beyoncé’s “Sorry,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and the late Fred Rogers. They walked down to the Mall carrying signs that said “Three Doors Down Hasn’t Had a Hit in Ten Years,” “We Are The Granddaughters Of The Witches …

Feminism

Donald Trump's executive orders: Here's what the president has signed so far

Monday, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a …

A bill has already been introduced in Congress to remove the US from the United Nations

The bill, titled the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, was proposed on January 3. It is cosponsored by a handful of Republican lawmakers, including North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie, Tennessee Rep. John …

United Nations

The Bakery Behind Trump’s Copycat Cake Donated All Of Their Profits To The Human Rights Campaign

Donald Trump has only been our president for a few days, but his administration has already seen a fair bit of controversy. He was trolled by the National Parks Service over crowd sizes, which led to an all-time outburst by Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Then Duff Goldman — baker to the stars and our …

The CIA Has Released 13 Million Declassified Documents on UFOs and Psychic Experiments

Spooky stuff.<p>The truth is out there—and by there, we mean Google.<p>The CIA has released 13 million pages of declassified documents online due to a lawsuit and a long-term campaign from freedom of information advocates.<p>The full archive, containing almost 800,000 files according to the <i>BBC</i>, spans many …

Paranormal

If You Can’t Go to the Women’s March on Washington, You Can Still Be Involved in These Ways

The Women’s March on Washington promises to be a demonstration of historic importance and proportion, with over 200,000 expected to attend and over a million more participating in hundreds of satellite marches around the world. Their message to incoming President Donald Trump is clear: “The Women’s …

Michelle Obama takes her final walk through the White House as first lady

If you thought Michelle Obama’s final speech as first lady was a tear-jerker, wait to see her final stroll through the White House today.<p>Obama …

Police Body-Cams Shut Down for Inauguration and Women’s March

Trump’s inauguration and the next day’s protest won’t be recorded by police body-cams. The ACLU, maybe surprisingly, is backing the decision, saying …

Law Enforcement

Has the Obama White House been ‘historically free of scandal’?

<i>“I will say that the thing I’m most proud of, Jake, is an administration now, acknowledging that we still have six days left or five days left, that has been historically free of scandal.”</i> <b><br>— White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Jan. 15, 2017</b><p><i>“I’m proud of</i> …

Donald Trump

Timeline: The 200-Year Fight for Abortion Access

We tend to take reproductive rights for granted, but from a historical ­perspective, they were won almost yesterday. In the 18th and early-19th …

Planned Parenthood

The Girl Scouts Will March In Trump's Inaugural Parade And People Are NOT Happy

Current and former scouts, troop leaders and parents are speaking out.<p>The Girl Scouts of the USA came under fire following the announcement that members of the organization would be marching in President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural parade.<p>On Tuesday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee …

LGBTQI

Gay Rights Activists Are Throwing A Queer Dance Party Outside Mike Pence's House

This'll be quite the send-off.<p>Mike Pence's neighbors have been making sure that he knows how they feel about his views on LGBTQ and women's rights. Homeowners first started flying gay pride flags in early December after Pence took up temporary residence in their northwest Washington neighborhood. …

SNAP

Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

My whole life, I've dreamed of having a home theater. But those are expensive, so instead I did it on the cheap. I got a projector off Craigslist, went to the hardware store and bought some wood to build a frame, then stretched a white canvas over it and stapled it tight.<p>I'm really proud of the …

Black History

What Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Really About

The black infant mortality rate in Cleveland, Ohio, is nothing less than a crisis. Twenty of every 1,000 black babies in my hometown didn't live to …

Rare red nova explosion could add a star to the sky in 2022

There is much still to learn about the universe, and red novas remain one of its mysteries. It's thought these explosive events, named for their red glow, are the result of binary stars finally merging after eons of cosmic courting. That's the prevailing theory, anyway, but the rare event has only …

John Kerry Apologizes For State Department's History Of LGBTQ Discrimination

"These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today."<p>WASHINGTON ― Secretary of State John Kerry apologized to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community Monday, acknowledging that the State Department has had a long history of discrimination against applicants and …

LGBTQI

What's Behind the New Wave of Transgender 'Bathroom Bills'

Lawmakers in Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia are the latest to propose legislation that replicates North Carolina’s controversial law—despite the risk of backlash.<p>In North Carolina, the lessons of H.B. 2, last year’s controversial transgender “bathroom bill,” seem clear. The law states, among other …