Caroline Alphonso, "Fact or fiction: What’s actually in Ontario’s contentious sex-ed curriculum"
Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum is a contentious election issue. Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford said he has heard concerns from many families, and if he becomes premier after the June 7 election, he would scrap it and consult with parents about a more age-appropriate program.
Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, "Southern Baptist Leader Paige Patterson Fired over Handling of Sex Abuse Allegation"
A major Southern Baptist seminary has fired one of the movement’s giants of the last quarter-century, Paige Patterson, after new information came to light regarding how Patterson handled a sexual abuse allegation while he led another institution, the school said in a statement Wednesday night.
Jill Filipovic, "Motherhood is a Political Asset"
A record number of women are running for office this year. A few are Republican, but the vast majority are Democrats. Many of them, like Collier, are banking on a lesson they learned from Donald Trump: Novelty can win, and tribalism gets voters to the polls.
Andrew Giambrone, "LGBTQ People Suffered Traumatic Treatments at St. Elizabeths Hospital for the Mentally Ill"
“This is coercive federal psychiatry. ...This whole idea of LGBT Americans being broken and in need of a cure—religious or psychiatric—is still a pernicious, damaging lie.”
Lauren Gutterman, "Why Queer Teachers Like Stacy Bailey Should Absolutely Have a ‘Gay Agenda’ in the Classroom"
Despite recent gains in LGBTQ rights, most notably the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide, Bailey’s case reveals how desperately all LGBTQ workers and LGBTQ teachers, in particular, need employment discrimination protection.
Candice Jackson and Matilda Rudd, "Neighbours will broadcast Australian TV's first same-sex marriage between actors David Tanaka and Aaron Brennan"
Neighbours will air the first gay wedding on Australian television in the coming months, after the government legalised same-sex marriage last December.
Georgina Jones, "Wales Is Leading the Way in LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education"
It just became one of the first countries in the world to enforce inclusive changes to the curriculum that will be rolled out in 2022.
Laura Kasinof, "In Uganda, Groups Offering Contraception and Family Planning Have Lost Millions in U.S. Aid Thanks to Trump’s Global Gag Rule"
The [global gag rule] prohibits U.S. aid money from going to international organizations that either provide abortions, suggest abortions as a family planning method, or lobby to make abortion legal in foreign countries, even when they do so with non-U.S. funds.
Marissa R. Moss, "Inside Country Radio’s Dark History of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct"
Scores of women looking for radio play and professional opportunities say they've been subjected to harassment during station visits, conventions.
Alexandria Neason, Meg Dalton, and Karen K. Ho, "Sexual Harassment in the Newsroom: An Oral History"
Late last fall, [the Columbia Journalism Review] set out to explore the problem beyond the household names, turning the spotlight on the everyday experiences of (mostly) women in journalism. We asked our readers to tell us their harassment stories.
Harry Sidebottom, "Violence, Rebellion and Sexual Exploitation: The Darker Side of Ancient Rome"
The Roman elite may have prided themselves on their dignity and honour, but - as Harry Sidebottom reveals - the ancient city of Rome was a hotbed of class hatred, racial animosity, religious intolerance and sexual exploitation.
In 1973, CBS cancelled the top-rated sitcom Bridget Loves Bernie after one season. The cancellation came after Jewish religious leaders objected to its positive portrayal of an interfaith marriage.
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Change Agent, "The Talk"
M's friend says things that really bother M. Racist and homophobic things. He wants to know how to talk to his good friend about the offensive stuff he says, but he doesn't really know how.
Ear Hustle, "The Workaround"
Looking good and feeling good matters just as much on the inside, as on the outside. But in prison, you can't just walk to the barbershop, or stop by the store for the products you need, to accomplish either.
Love Letters, "The Night I Became Roy Orbison"
Meredith explores the healing power of music after a breakup. A lovelorn actress walks into a karaoke bar -- and finally finds peace.
This is Love, "A Private Life"
Nino and Drew kept their relationship a secret for more than 40 years. And then, they decided to do something that forced them into the spotlight.
Charleston: 30 Americas
Miami: Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell
San Francisco: Queer Past Becomes Present