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Photographer Mark Seliger captures the trans community of Christopher Street 

White man kills black teenager who bumped into him outside West Virginia store

Electoral college must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

Proposed bill would force Texas teachers to out LGBT students to their parents

How to help if someone is being harassed 

Democrats won the most votes in the election. They should act like it.


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15 indigenous women on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance

A Republican governor is using his own money to reinstate the death penalty

California restaurants launch nation’s first transgender jobs program

It’s 2016 and Kansas approvingly cited Dred Scott in an abortion case 

Why are there so many books with “girl” in the title?

New York City students tell Westboro Baptist Church that “God Loves Jazz”

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Why prisoners across the country have gone on strike

Kiese Laymon on his relationship to the American flag in “What I Pledge Allegiance To”

A federal court ruled that employers can fire people just for having dreadlocks 

Massachusetts’s highest court: black people may flee from police due to fear of profiling

Aisha Harris and Jen Richards talk about problems with casting cisgender men as transgender women

Immigrants aren’t taking Americans’ jobs, new study finds

Elizabeth Warren just gave Hillary Clinton a big warning

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This week marked 31 years since Philadelphia police bombed its own residents.

This Democratic-dominated legislature won’t stop attacking abortion access.

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg admits parts of “Lean In” are wrong.

Leave essentialist ideas of motherhood out of the election.

California Assembly passes bill to make all public bathrooms gender neutral.

Watch W. Kamau Bell explain the difference between racism and prejudice to Stephen Colbert.

2016 summer movie preview: 10 new movies from female directors and filmmakers.

Weekend reading


Why kids’ movies have so many happy poor people.

The power of giving free haircuts to the homeless.

ICE agents lure undocumented immigrant out of a church using fake text messages.

The number of white dudes becoming federal judges has plummeted under Obama.

South Dakota just became the first state to pass an anti-transgender student bathroom bill.

“You should smile”: TV comedy takes on everyday harassment.

A brief list of terrible things white celebrities have said about #OscarsSoWhite.

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100 women directors Hollywood should be hiring.

The pope and Netflix like maternity leave for the wrong reasons.

The Daily Show takes on the myth of the “Ferguson effect.”

Black juror: prosecutors treated me “like I was a criminal.”

TV tentatively starts talking about abortion.

Sex-segregated public restrooms are an outdated relic of Victorian paternalism.

Why immigrant detainees in California just launched a hunger strike.

Issa Rae has a new PSA about the gender pay gap.

Weekend reading


Texas students mock gun law by pledging to open-carry sex toys.

The podcast Criminal talks to a transgender woman who was mistreated in prison and helped changed the policies in DC.

People are getting shot by toddlers on a weekly basis this year.

You’re much more likely to be sued for your debt if you’re black.

Why Elizabeth Warren’s war on a corporate-friendly think tank matters.

Eric Garner and Tamir Rice are among those missing from FBI records of police killings.

What happens when men are photoshopped out of important moments.

Major anti-choice donors are among the top presidential campaign contributors.