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Dating Apps and the Ghosts of Relationships Past

Dating Apps and the Ghosts of Relationships Past

Consider the moments you have fallen in love. If you unpick the threads, you will quickly find much of the falling occurred in the mind. Many artifacts that go towards creating intimacy are imagined. We can’t fully understand or know someone else, but we can construct a persona around them and a shared view of the future.

Speaking Out About Medical Racism

Speaking Out About Medical Racism

Ericka Hart is changing the face of health education. The breast cancer awareness and representation advocate was diagnosed with breast cancer, and now in her mid- 30s, she is challenging institutionalized racism in the medical industry—known as medical racism.

The Decade of the Pronoun

The Decade of the Pronoun

On Jan 3, 2020, the American Dialect Society held its 30th annual “Word of the Year” vote, which this year also included a vote for “Word of the Decade.” It was the year – and the decade – of the pronoun.

Three Drag Queens Working For A Better World

Three Drag Queens Working For A Better World

For some queens, though, drag is about more than just developing a persona and lip-syncing to dance hits on stage. Meet three drag queens who have combined activism with drag, and have fought for everything from queer and trans rights to anti-violence efforts.

Reducing HIV Transmission Rates Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work

Reducing HIV Transmission Rates Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work

This World AIDS Day, let’s not forget that transgender women—particularly trans women of color—are also more likely to be living with HIV than cisgender people. The fight for trans justice cannot be separated from the work to reduce new transmission and provide care to those who are living with HIV, while ending stigma and criminalization for having HIV. To win this fight, we must decriminalize sex work.

The Witch Hunts Were About Persecuting Women

The Witch Hunts Were About Persecuting Women

Using “witch hunt” to decry purportedly baseless allegations, however, reflects a misunderstanding of American history. Witch trials didn’t target the powerful. They persecuted society’s most marginal members – particularly women.