1. The evolution of marriage equality in the United States.

    The evolution of marriage equality in the United States.

  2. afterellen:

    Photographer Kristy Boyce wants to show “What Dyke Looks Like”

    Photographic journalist Kristy Boyce has turned her gaze to Russia’s LGBT community, in light of the country’s most recent wave of anti-LGBT activist legislation and the Sochi Olympics.

    Through her ongoing project, “What Dyke Looks Like,” Boyce traveled to Russia to document, she explains, “the hypocrisy of having the Olympics in a country while its people suffer human rights abuses.” Boyce believes that this particular endeavor in portrait-making is a collaborative process that functions as a kind of “reverse discourse,” as a way to give Russia’s LGBT community an avenue of expression. In tandem with this objective, she has also produced video interviews of members of the community in order to “allow a more dominant, direct voice of [the] people,” from coming out stories to testimonies of bigoted violence experienced against them.

  3. freedomtomarry:

BREAKING: A federal judge has ruled Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional. The ruling has been stayed pending appeal. Share this graphic to spread the good news!

Virginia IS for lovers. All lovers!

    freedomtomarry:

    BREAKING: A federal judge has ruled Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples unconstitutional. The ruling has been stayed pending appeal. Share this graphic to spread the good news!

    Virginia IS for lovers. All lovers!

  4. PREACH!

The intense gender stereotypes companies place on toys is harmful and silly.

    PREACH!

    The intense gender stereotypes companies place on toys is harmful and silly.

  5. Dale Hansen, Texas Sports Anchor, delivers a great piece on the NFL and Michael Sam. Also, I love love that he quotes Audre Lorde, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

  6. The “Lean In Collection” launched this past Monday out of a partnership with Getty Images and LeanIn.org. The collection features more than 2,500 photos of women; photos that more accurately depict today’s woman. Disappointed I don’t see a whole lot of variety in body types and sizes. However, a nice step in the right direction. Brava!

See more images and Buzzfeed’s interview with Pam Grossman, director of visual trends at Getty Images.

    The “Lean In Collection” launched this past Monday out of a partnership with Getty Images and LeanIn.org. The collection features more than 2,500 photos of women; photos that more accurately depict today’s woman. Disappointed I don’t see a whole lot of variety in body types and sizes. However, a nice step in the right direction. Brava!

    See more images and Buzzfeed’s interview with Pam Grossman, director of visual trends at Getty Images.

  7. More Federal Privileges to Extend to Same-Sex Couples  →

    Also, this is happening!

    The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit family in prison. -NY Times

  8. June Jordan, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, and Audre Lorde at the 1979 Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Festival. Beautiful.

    June Jordan, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, and Audre Lorde at the 1979 Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Festival. Beautiful.

  9. On Michael Sam being seen as a pick who could bring “drama”

    Yes! John Stewart gets it right! (as always)