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Transgender rights at risk as Trump weighs a narrowed legal view on gender

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In one of the Donald Trump administration’s most flagrant acts of evil to date, a narrowed legal definition of gender that is currently under consideration could jeopardize the rights of 1.4 million transgender Americans.

A Sunday report from the New York Times makes public an effort spearheaded by the Department of Health and Human Services to more explicitly define gender under the federal civil rights law, Title IX. 

SEE ALSO: Christine Hallquist could become America’s first trans governor, trolls be damned

A memo obtained by the Times stresses that enforcement of the law necessitates a more explicit definition of gender, one determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.”  Read more…

More about Politics, Social Good, Transgender, Donald Trump, and Transgender Rights

Rihanna ‘turned down’ Super Bowl halftime show in show of support for Colin Kaepernick

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Pop star was apparently approached by the NFL before they asked Maroon 5

The tortured artist is a dangerous myth. It's the way creative workers are treated that causes breakdown

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Having a creative career can come at a high price, so much so that it has become normal to see pain as an essential ingredient for art

Bryony Kimmings interview: 'Imagine if we were living in a matriarchy? That would be amazing'

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The performance artist talks to Sarah Bradbury about how her latest show contributes to the discussion of postnatal mental health

Kit Harington wants better queer representation from Marvel, bless him

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Listen up, Marvel, the King in the North has a task for you. While promoting his upcoming film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington questioned the lack of queer representation in superhero movies – on and off screen, Variety reports.

“There’s a big problem with masculinity and homosexuality that they can’t somehow go hand in hand,” Harington said. “That we can’t have someone in a Marvel movie who’s gay in real life and plays some superhero. I mean, when is that going to happen?”

SEE ALSO: Peter Dinklage shares what Tyrion was thinking when Jon and Dany hooked up Read more…

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Jay-Z’s mum: ‘I was not free’ until I told son I was gay

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The rapper’s mum has said how supportive her son was when she told him she was gay.

Janelle Monáe Comes Out As Pansexual

Tomorrow, Janelle Monáe will release her much-anticipated new album Dirty Computer. That’s a big deal, and it’s the reason that Monáe is the subject of a new Rolling Stone cover story. But Monáe doesn’t just talk about the story in that interview. She also reveals something profound about herself. More »

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Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide

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Prominent gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in protest suicide  CNNIn ‘protest suicide,’ lawyer famed for gay rights cases burns himself to death in New York  Los Angeles TimesGay rights lawyer immolates self in NYC in ecology protest  ABC NewsFamed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire at Prospect Park in protest suicide against fossil fuels  New York Daily NewsLawyer who killed himself in fossil fuels protest ‘put his heart and soul’ into all his work, colleague says  New York Daily NewsFull coverage
Two-year-old girl bursts into tears after finding out Spider-Man shoes are only for boys

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Girls are just as capable of saving the day

Bob Dylan turns classic song into gay love anthem

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Covering ‘She’s Funny That Way’

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