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‘You Don’t Owe Prettiness To Anyone’: Striking Photo Series Goes Viral

Photo series gives women a reminder that ‘you don’t owe prettiness to anyone’<p>A New Jersey photographer reminds us that “you don’t owe prettiness to …

You're Gonna Start Heavy Breathing When You See Hillary Clinton's *Crazy* Hot Nephew

He's causing quite the social media meltdown.<p>On Thursday, Hillary Clinton gave the speech of a lifetime at the Democratic National Convention (and made way more than a fashion statement in her sleek white pantsuit)—but the Internet can't help itself, and in the midst of the political …

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Is the Islamic World Facing Up to Its Rising HIV Problem?

In most parts of the world HIV infections and deaths from Aids have been falling, but in Muslim-majority regions new HIV infections have been on the rise since 2001.<p>Despite strict rules against promiscuity, homosexuality, drug use and sex work, the Islamic world is nevertheless – and perhaps as a …

Justice League trailer premieres at Comic-Con

When it comes to superhero films, DC Comics has consistently struggled to match the mighty Marvel Comics, whose stable of characters including Iron Man, Captain America and Thor have produced dozens of box office smashes – and often won over the critics too.<p>Brie Larson to play Captain Marvel<p>Could …

For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

On the day she was killed, Alexsandra Moreira thought she was safe. She thought she had managed to break away and protect herself.<p>Her brother even escorted her to the bus station that morning to make sure she was OK on her way to work.<p>"When she got on the bus, my brother told her, 'If anything …

Brazil

George Takei Clarifies His Comments About Sulu Being Gay

<i>Star Trek</i> veteran George Takei has taken to social media to clarify — but not disavow — his disagreement with the decision to depict Mr. Sulu as gay …

Science Fiction

Street harassment of women just became a hate crime in this county

A community in central England has become the first in the country to label misogyny a hate crime.<p>Street harassment, unwanted sexual advances, physical or verbal assault, and using mobile devices to send unwanted messages or take photographs without consent are all examples of a hate crime, …

Feminism

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls in April.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the 20th century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty and …

For LGBTQ Students, Author Says, Safety Is 'Not Enough'

Across the country there are stories like this: In a high-poverty area of Honolulu, a high school social worker helps her Asian-Pacific Islander students talk with their families about being LBGTQ.<p>At a time when LGBTQ concerns in schools are increasingly visible — and often debated — teachers and …

NBA Issues Statement Regarding Amended North Carolina Transgender Legislation

The NBA and the Charlotte Hornets issued a joint statement Thursday regarding a revised version of North Carolina's controversial transgender legislation, House Bill 2.<p>According to <i>USA Today</i>'s Jeff Zillgitt, both parties do not support the amended bill:<p>NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been adamant …

If You Want Real, LASTING Love, You NEED These 4 CRUCIAL Things

"All you need is LOVE" ... right? Not so much.<p>Many of us grow up being taught that when we grow up, we'll fall in love and everything will end in a blissful, fairy tale ending. Except, they forgot about the rough, tough, and downright IMPOSSIBLE spots along the way. We were never prepared for the …

Relationships

Obama on feminism and other lessons from the first United State of Women summit

There are more people fighting for gender equality than ever before. We need to harness this power while there’s still time<p>“Wow, that’s a lot of women.” Those were the first words my taxi driver uttered since we left my Washington DC hotel and embarked on our journey to the White House-convened …

The Selects: Extreme Body Piercing

In Wake of Orlando Nightclub Shooting, Twitter Has Begun to #PrayForOrlando

Police announced that at least 50 people died and more than 50 were injured in a mass shooting at Pulse, an Orlando, Florida, gay nightclub during …

Afghanistan

Obama briefed on Orlando shooting

The President was briefed this morning by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims. The President asked to receive regular updates as …

Homeland Security

What to Know About the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando

Phelan M. Ebenhack—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Steve Nesius—Reuters<p>Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>David Goldman—AP<p>Christopher Morris—VII for …

Afghanistan

Shooting exposes political divide

<b>(CNN) —</b> The rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando Sunday drew universal condemnation from both parties but exposed deep divisions over how to respond, with President Barack Obama urging new gun laws and Republicans largely silent on the issue.<p>At least 49 people were killed and 53 more wounded in …

Hillary Clinton

It’s not just college students. Higher education itself is experiencing a mental health crisis

Graduation: classically peppered by parties, gifts, and champagne toasts to the happy memories of university life.<p>Not all the seniors donning their caps and gowns during this year’s commencement season will be leaving behind four years of joy and wonder, however. Far from it. For tens of thousands, …

Mental Health

My 3-Year-Old Just Asked Me Why Some People Are Gay

My wife and I count two different gay couples -- one female, one male -- among our closest friends. We see these friends often, and they are important people to our two young daughters.<p>On Sunday, we saw both couples. In the morning, the women came over to celebrate our daughter's second birthday. …

This New Movie Tells the Tortured Love Story of Two Gay Iraqi Soldiers

The last few decades have seen a transformation in Americans’ attitudes toward gay people. Today nearly two-thirds of Americans say homosexuality …

LGBTQI

‘Game Of Thrones’ First Major Lesbian Character Is A Game Changer

The show finally got it right<p>Critics of the way in which <i>Game of Thrones</i> represents sexuality may want to watch Sunday's episode. Yara Greyjoy, Theon's sister, was shown to prefer the company of women over men. But, in a universe where sexuality ebbs and flows, the introduction of a character who …

TV Series

Amber Heard's Friend Passionately Defends Abuse Claims On Twitter

Amber Heard's close friend is speaking out about the domestic abuse he says she witnessed at the hands of Johnny Depp. Artist iO Tillett Wright took …

Amber Heard

Senate Confirms First Openly Gay Army Secretary

Eric Fanning was confirmed unanimously.<p>WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Eric Fanning as the new secretary of the Army -- quietly making history by putting the first openly gay person in the post.<p>Fanning was confirmed unanimously on a voice vote. He previously filled a number of senior …

How A Poison Pill Worded As 'Sex' Gave Birth To Transgender Rights

The legal case over transgender rights hinges on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion and sex. But the word "sex" wasn't always going to be part of the bill. And "sex" — which, at the time was meant to mean gender — was …

When your partner wants an open relationship

It can feel like the end of the world to even contemplate sharing your lover with anyone else. But trust me, you can contemplate it, and you can get …

To Boldly Go Provides a Rare Look Behind the Scenes of Star Trek

As we enter <i>Star Trek’s</i> fiftieth year, it’s a good time to look back on the early days of the show. Gerald Gurian has recently released a book that …

35 Actresses You Forgot Appeared In ‘Star Trek’

For the past 50 years, the <i>Star Trek</i> franchise has captured audiences imaginations on both the big and small screen, with six TV series and a dozen feature films, as well as some upcoming projects in the pipeline. During that half-century, <i>Star Trek</i> has managed to accrue quite the ensemble of guest …

Star Trek

How Talking About Kinky Sex Ended My 4 Year Relationship

There was a reason we preferred to keep our distance.<p>When you've been with someone on-and-off for 4 years like I have, it's easy to think you know exactly what they like during sex. Actually, though, many couples struggle to tell their partners what they want in bed, especially if it's kind of …

My Boyfriend Won't Try Any of My Kinks

I've begged and pleaded, and I'm starting to get bored.<p><b>OK, so my boyfriend and I have been dating for almost two years, and aside from his unwillingness to pick up his clothes off the floor, our relationship is perfect … almost. When we first started dating, I asked him what he was into sexually</b> …